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.

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July 22, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 5 in D
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 5345 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:15 AM
Suite from Studentenmusik in C
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Composer : Johann Rosenmuller
Catalog : 907179 CD
Conductor : David Douglass
Orchestra : The King's Noyse
Label : Harm Mundi
6:30 AM
Village Swallows Op 164
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 48376 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:41 AM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d, BWV 1043
Artist : Anne Akiko Meyers, violin (playing both parts)
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 7785 CD
Conductor : Steven Mercurio
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : E1 Music
7:06 AM
LA SCALA DI SETA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 433074 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
The Royal Welch Fusiliers
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:18 AM
Duettino America in Op 37
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute; Kazunori Seo, flute
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Composer : Albert Franz Doppler
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907228 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
7:40 AM
Danse Macabre Op 40
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 53979 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:49 AM
Oboe Concerto in F, RV 456
Artist : Joris van den Hauwe, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 31082 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : KOCHSchwan
8:06 AM
Eine Faust Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 56165 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
Gymnopedie No. 3
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Composer : Erik Satie (arr. Debussy)
Catalog : 80324 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:27 AM
Guitar (or Mandolin) Concerto in D, RV 93
Artist : Sharon Isbin, guitar
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 45312 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
8:42 AM
ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 37769 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:51 AM
Konigspolonaise Op 26
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Composer : Benjamin Bilse
Catalog : 777341 CD
Conductor : Christian Simonis
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : CPO
9:06 AM
Gregorian Chant for String Orchestra
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 4076 CD
Conductor : Arthur Lief
Orchestra : New York Chamber Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:19 AM
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218
Artist : Pamela Frank, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 72104 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Label : ArteNova
9:44 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 443848 CD
Conductor : Benjamin Britten
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 31 in F, P. 22
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
10:20 AM
Scottish Fantasy Op 46
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 83 CD
Conductor : Alexander Platt
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Cedille
10:53 AM
Rakastava (the lover) Op 14
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6591 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:09 AM
Adagio in g
Artist : Sharon Isbin, guitar
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni (arr. Giazzoto/Duarte)
Catalog : 45312 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
11:19 AM
Falstaff - Symphonic Study in c Op 68
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Symphony No. 22 in C, K. 162
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:18 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in a Op 85
Artist : Hae-Won Chang, piano
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 223107 CD
Conductor : Tomas Pal
Orchestra : Budapest Symph Chamber Orch
Label : MarcoPolo
12:53 PM
The Planets Op 32
Artist : Rundfunkchor Berlin
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 69690 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
1:46 PM
Pluto, The Renewer - an appendix to Holst’s The Planets
Artist : Rundfunkchor Berlin
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Composer : Colin Matthews
Catalog : 69690 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
En un barco fenicio In a Phonecian Vessel
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Composer : Jesus Guridi
Catalog : 557110 CD
Conductor : Juan José Mena
Orchestra : Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:16 PM
Three-Cornered Hat
Artist : Jean Madiera, mezzo-soprano
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 1010 CD
Conductor : Edouard van Remoortel
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : Tuxedo
3:00 PM
Ruy Blas Overture Op 95
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 7905 CD
Conductor : Claus Peter Flor
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
3:10 PM
String Quartet No. 5in A Op 18, No. 5
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 90833 CD
Orchestra : Borodin String Quartet
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:43 PM
Fantastic Scherzo Op 25
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Schicksalslied Op 54
Artist : London Philharmonic Choir
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 69518 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:25 PM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:38 PM
Siegfried Idyll
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 59689 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:06 PM
ALI-BABA Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:14 PM
Festpolonese Op 12
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 45128 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:28 PM
The Music of Austria- Potpourri of melodies from Austrian Crowbn Lands
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 223679 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
5:50 PM
Dance in the Old Style
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 1182 CD
Conductor : John Storgards
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine

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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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Creatively Speaking
12:28 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Written in Secret Musical Codes: Shostakovich's 10th Symphony

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who had been in and out of favor with Soviet authorities for decades, wrote his 10th symphony in 1953 - the year Stalin died. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the work is both political and personal, with parts written in musical code.

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, on WRTI, Stephane Deneve leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich's 10th Symphony and Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

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Creatively Speaking
11:51 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Teaching the Art of Listening: Temple's Steven Kreinberg Opens Doors to Classical Music and Jazz

The highest aspiration for those who teach is to do it in a way that transforms lives. Professor Steven Kreinberg, a faculty member at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, reveals what happens in his popular course "The Art of Listening."  It’s a special kind of class that opens the door for college students to the world of classical music, jazz, opera, and musicals.

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