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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September 03, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto da chiesa in c Op 4
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
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Composer : Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
6:18 AM
12 Variations on See, the conquering hero...
Artist : Laurence Lesser, cello
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9329 CD
Label : Bridge
6:32 AM
Symphony No. 32 in D
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
6:42 AM
Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G Op 92
Artist : Andreas Jetter, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 9186 CD
Conductor : Dietrich Scholler-Manno
Orchestra : Russian Fed. Sym. Orch. Moscow
Label : Antes Edit
7:06 AM
Concerto for Three Violins in F
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 413788 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Chimes of Liberty
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Magnetic Rag
Artist : William Appling, piano
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Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 1163 CD
Label : Albany
7:28 AM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38486 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:41 AM
Roumanian Folk Dances
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 443444 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:49 AM
Marcha Triunfal y Final de Opera
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:06 AM
Symphony in B-Flat Op 9
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999487 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:13 AM
A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET: The Walk to
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9355 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:26 AM
Overture to King Lear
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 1000153 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:39 AM
Concertino Op 107
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
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Composer : Cecile Chaminade
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
8:49 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
9:06 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
9:17 AM
Baal Shem: No. 2 Nigun (Improvisation)
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 5185 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:25 AM
Symphony No.103 in E-Flat Drum Roll
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Mogens Woldike
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:00 AM
Karelia Suite Op 11
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 572704 CD
Conductor : Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:19 AM
Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in d
Artist : Felix Ayo, violin
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 153 CD
Conductor : Max Bragado Darman
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : Dynamic
10:45 AM
Ballade No. 4 in f Op 52
Artist : Jerome Rose, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 20052 CD
Label : Monarch
10:58 AM
The Winter’s Tale Overture Op 80
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572501 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 3 in F Op 90
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 2051 CD
Conductor : Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : Avie
12:06 PM
Divertimento Op 24
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Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 31992 CD
Conductor : Vilmos Tatrai
Orchestra : Hungarian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
12:22 PM
Trio for clarinet, viola and piano in E-Flat
Artist : Georg Schmid, viola; Gerd Starke, clarinet; Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1282 CD
Label : KOCHSchwan
12:44 PM
Suite in the Old Style in a Op 10
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 47167 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:59 PM
Concerto 3 Hpschds/strings in C
Artist : Christoph Anselm Noll, hpschd.
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554605 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:17 PM
Symphony No. 2 in g Op 34
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Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 45244 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
2:00 PM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 3151 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : Analekta
2:10 PM
Symphony No. 3 in b-Flat Op 11
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Composer : Alberic Magnard
Catalog : 927 CD
Conductor : Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
3:00 PM
Concerto No. 12 in F Op 4
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Composer : Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Catalog : 4776728 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
3:08 PM
Piano Concerto in E-Flat Op 42
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 572742 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
Suite Provencale Op 152
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 9072 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Eine Ballett-Suite Op 130
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Composer : Max Reger
Catalog : 2400 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Guild
4:25 PM
LE FILS RIVAL OU LA MODERNE STRATONICE:
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Composer : Dmitri S. Bortnyansky
Catalog : 10370 CD
Orchestra : Moscow Phil. Chamber Ensemble
Label : MCA
4:32 PM
RUSLAN AND LUDMILA: Dances
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 1000166 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
4:57 PM
Pushkin Waltz No. 2 Op 120
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 10484 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
An American in Paris
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 39454 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:26 PM
Aria in Classic Style Op 19
Artist : Sylvia Kowalczuk, harp
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Composer : Marcel Grandjany
Catalog : 31550 CD
Conductor : Aristid von Wurtzler
Orchestra : Hungarian Virtuosi Chamb. Orch
Label : Hungaroton
5:33 PM
LOUISE: Depuis le jour...
Artist : Dorothy Maynor, soprano
Album :
Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
5:40 PM
Impressions of Italy: Naples
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:55 PM
Impressions d’Italie: On the Hill-Tops
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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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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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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