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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Playlist

September 11, 2012

6:06 AM
Outdoor Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:15 AM
Piano Concertino No. 13 in G
Artist : Sabine Vatin, fortepiano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557660 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble d'arco
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Hereinspaziert! Op 518
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 150127 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Ch. Orch
Label : Novalis
6:43 AM
Carnival in Paris- episode for orchestra Op 9
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 45128 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:06 AM
Concerto (with 2 hunting horns) in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Albert F. Schoepper
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 80606 CD
Conductor : Craig Jessop
Orchestra : Orchestra at Temple Square
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:43 AM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49995 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Don Quichotte Suite
Artist :
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1006 CD
Conductor : Leonard Friedman
Orchestra : Camerata of St. Andrew
Label : Omega
8:20 AM
Wilde Rosen Waltz
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
8:28 AM
Divertimento No. 3 in F, K. 136
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412740 CD
Orchestra : Academy Chamber Ensemble
Label : Philips
8:43 AM
Fanfare for the Common Man
Artist : Members of...
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 63888 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
8:47 AM
Adagio for Strings from String Quartet Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 80673 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Concerto in c
Artist :
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 77367 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Koln
Label : Deut Harmo
9:16 AM
Piano Quintet in E-Flat Op 44
Artist : Christian Zacharias, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 50819 CD
Orchestra : Cherubini Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
9:49 AM
Rhapsody in b Op 79
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60419 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op 1
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Op 17
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 45624 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : CBS/Sony
10:49 AM
Concerto No. 9 in a
Artist :
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 768 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare Chmb Players
Label : Chandos
11:02 AM
blue cathedral
Artist :
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Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
11:17 AM
Appalachian Spring
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
12:23 PM
Skogsraet The Wood Nymph Op 15
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1147 CD
Conductor : John Storgards
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
12:50 PM
Poem for Flute & Orchestra
Artist : Joseph Mariano, flute
Album :
Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 434307 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
1:02 PM
Mass No. 2 in G
Artist : Vienna State Opera Chorus
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4783640 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : London/Dec
1:26 PM
Symphony No. 38 in D "Prague"
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 343 CD
Conductor : Ivor Bolton
Orchestra : Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Label : OehmsCl
2:00 PM
Trinity Requiem
Artist : Trinity Choir; Trinity Youth Choir
Album :
Composer : Robert Moran
Catalog : 244 CD
Conductor : Robert Ridgell
Orchestra : Trinity Wall Street
Label :
2:32 PM
An American Concerto
Artist : Melissa White, violin
Album :
Composer : Gwyneth Walker
Catalog : 356 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony Orches
Label : Albany
3:00 PM
Fountains of Rome
Artist :
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47316 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:18 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in e
Artist : Roberto Prosseda, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4781525 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
3:42 PM
Bajka (The Fairy Tale)
Artist :
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Composer : Stanislaw Moniuszko
Catalog : 369 CD
Conductor : Grzegorz Nowak
Orchestra : Sinfonia Varsovia
Label : Accord
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto in f-Sharp Op 69
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Hiller
Catalog : 5065 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
4:28 PM
Choral Fantasy in c Op 80
Artist : RIAS Chamber Chorus
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4776162 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
4:48 PM
Memorials
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 559005 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:17 PM
String Quartet No. 1: Andante Cantabile Op 11
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93927 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:28 PM
On the Transmigration of Souls
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : John Adams
Catalog : 80673 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:54 PM
Meditation and Elegy (2002)
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Composer : Romeo Cascarino
Catalog : 559266 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Philadelphia Philharmonia
Label : Naxos

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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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