Classical Weekdays

Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm

WRTI brings you the best recordings of works from the vast world of classical music every weekday from 6 am to 6 pm. Chamber music, symphonies, choral works, violin concertos, piano sonatas, and more...engagingly presented with insight and a smile by our knowledgeable hosts.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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June 14, 2013

6:06 AM
Lady Radnor’s Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 550331 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:23 AM
DIE ZWILLINGSBRUDER Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:29 AM
An Irish Melody, The Londonderry Air
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:39 AM
Piano Concerto Movement in D
Artist : Linnea Bardarson,piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2640 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : Centaur
7:06 AM
Polonaise No. 3 in A Op 40
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 782933 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
7:14 AM
Jack Tar
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:18 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:27 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in b Op 6
Artist : Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 7921 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
7:40 AM
Schlagobers Ballet: Waltz Op 70
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64346 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
7:49 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in C
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Symphony No. 23 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:18 AM
Roumanian Folk Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 443444 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:26 AM
LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE: Ballet of the
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 5303 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
8:39 AM
Caucasian Sketches: Suite No. 1 Op 10
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 5010 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:51 AM
Suite Bergamasque: No. 3 Clair de Lune
Artist : James Galway, flute
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 80318 CD
Conductor : David Measham
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
Flute Concerto in D
Artist : Maria Bania, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Joachim Agrell
Catalog : 535 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : Concerto Copenhagen
Label : Chandos
9:23 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in g Op 25
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 666 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:44 AM
Danses Sacree et Profane
Artist : Alice Chalifoux, harp
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 68327 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Clarinet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Philippe Cuper, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 30 CD
Conductor : Petr Vronsky
Orchestra : Talich Chamber Orchestra
Label : Clarinet
10:15 AM
Symphony in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 423624 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:49 AM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 80524 CD
Label : Telarc
11:01 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45952 CD
Orchestra : Columbia Chamber Symphony
Label : CBS/Sony
11:24 AM
Symphony No. 4 in c
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Jubel Overture in C Op 103
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223638 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
12:22 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 4
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 49769 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:59 PM
Concerto for 2 violins and strings in B-Flat Op 10
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Willem De Fesch
Catalog : 92037 CD
Orchestra : Musica Ad Rhenum
Label : Nederland
12:59 PM
Symphony No. 4 in e Op 98
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
THE THREEPENNY OPERA: Little Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Kurt Weill
Catalog : 64142 CD
Conductor : Otto Klemperer
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:22 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Op 15
Artist : Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4776415 CD
Conductor : Christian Gansch
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Macbeth Op 23
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64350 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
3:21 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 3185 CD
Orchestra : Lincoln Center Chamber Society
Label : Delos
3:40 PM
Introduction & Variations Brillantes Op 170
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Sylvia: Excerpts
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 473171 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:23 PM
Dialogue in Song
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 6233 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
4:28 PM
La SirŠne: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
4:38 PM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in A-Flat Op 45
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416623 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
4:53 PM
BERENICE: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 442427 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
5:22 PM
The Red Poppy: Russian Sailor’s Dance
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Reinhold Gliere
Catalog : 3178 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Macal
Orchestra : New Jersey Symphony
Label : Delos
5:28 PM
Concertino for violin and orchestra in b
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:43 PM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:23 am
Wed June 18, 2014

A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts

Debutantes in the opening waltz of the 2011 Vienna Opera Ball. The head of the Vienna Institute for Strauss Research calls the waltz "Austria's premier cultural export."
JOE KLAMAR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:11 pm

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:35 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Andrew Stenson plays Pvt. Danny Chen in An American Soldier, a new opera about the hazing and death of the Chinese-American soldier from New York City.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 12:34 pm

About two years ago, playwright David Henry Hwang turned down an offer to write a play about the brief life and suicide of Army Pvt. Danny Chen.

But an opera? He couldn't refuse.

"This is a story with big emotions, big primary colors in a way, and big plot events," says Hwang, who wrote the libretto for An American Soldier, a new hourlong opera commissioned by Washington National Opera.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:03 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert

Paco Pena performs at the Tiny Desk in April 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 10:07 am

Eliot Fisk looks like the happiest man on the planet. Watch that face as he plays guitar. Between performing music by J.S. Bach and partnering with the world's best flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña, Fisk can barely control his joy. I find his exuberance and their performance undeniably brilliant, inspiring and so completely universal.

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Creatively Speaking
6:20 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Ocean City Pops Are Back For Summer!

As summer approaches, WRTI's Jim Cotter takes us down the shore to the Ocean City Music Pier. There have been concerts on the music pier since 1929, when it hosted performances by the new Municipal Orchestra. Since then, what is today the Ocean City Pops, has operated under a variety of names and conductors. In 1987, the orchestra appointed a new music director; William (Bill) Scheible has led the Pops since then.

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Very Political Ludwig van Beethoven

The second movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 is "kind of a march," says Christoph von Dohnanyi, "in respect for all the victims who suffered by Napoleon's attacks."

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote his seventh symphony in the midst of Napoleon’s attempts to conquer Europe. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the work, and its second movement in particular, is a tribute to freedom. Here, the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta, performs:

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI
12:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

It's Beethoven, Shostakovich, and The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI: June 8, 1 PM

Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Philadelphians on WRTI, June 8 at 1 pm

This season, The Philadelphia Orchestra juxtaposed Beethoven’s path-breaking symphonies and concertos with those of the great orchestral master of the 20th century Dmitri Shostakovich...we’ll be treated to such a pairing Sunday afternoon at 1 pm.

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Creatively Speaking
4:29 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians "At Play" on their Asia Tour

The Philadelphia Orchestra's "Team Firebird" about to challenge the baseball team from the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s current 2014 tour of Asia and Japan has been rough and tumble enough with moldering halls in remote Chinese capitals and residency activities amid challenging acoustics and blistering heat. Is that what drives some of them to jump off the top of the 700-foot Macau Tower? The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports what orchestra members are going to some extremes to get a break from night after night of concerts.

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Station Announcements
3:25 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Francesca's Letter

Francesca Martinez (center) and her family

Last Wednesday, I read a moving letter on the air from Francesca Martinez when I inducted her family into the Sousalarm Club. So many of you responded to her heartfelt message, and asked if you could read it online, that we have posted it here (see below), with Ms. Martinez's consent. It's a poignant reminder of how transcendent the power of music can be, and of why this work, this station, and this art form matter so much.

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Creatively Speaking
3:53 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Violinist Nikolaj Znaider's Beethoven Odyssey

Ludwig van Beethoven tried certain musical forms only once. One opera, one violin concerto, was all he wrote.

Violinist Nikolaj Znaider says he spent years preparing to take on, what he says is, one of the most difficult pieces for his instrument. It took age, and its attendant personal and artistic growth, for him to get beyond what he describes as "mere graphical representation of the music, those black dots on white paper."

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Creatively Speaking
12:56 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Great Composers Memorialized in Fairmount Park

Bust of Franz Schubert by Henry Baerer, 1891 in West Fairmount Park, east of Horticultural Hall. Bronze sculpture with limestone base and granite with bronze plaque.

Among the hundreds of outdoor sculptures that dot Philadelphia’s urban landscape are three classical music masters. But they're not where you might expect to find them.

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