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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Playlist

September 19, 2012

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in d
Artist : Andras Kiss, violin
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Sarabande et Rigaudon Op 93
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
6:43 AM
Oboe Concerto in e
Artist : Gabriela Krckov , oboe
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1290 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Musica Bohemica
Label : Supraphon
7:06 AM
Overture in the Italian Style in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
175th Anniversary March
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Composer : Monroe Althouse
Catalog : 9132 CD
Conductor : James Seidel
Orchestra : The Ringgold Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Scherzo (Sonatensatz) F.A.E. in c
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 445826 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
7:28 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : William Bennett, flute
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 391378 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:43 AM
Petite Suite
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572583 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62190 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
8:15 AM
Danzas espanolas No. 11 Zambra in g Op 37
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Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 553037 CD
Conductor : Peter Breiner
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : Severino Gazzelloni, flute
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Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
8:42 AM
Overture No. 2 in A
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
8:50 AM
Pavane Op 50
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 423089 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64106 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:26 AM
Octet in E-Flat Op 20
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4776634 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Symphony in D
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Composer : Carl Stamitz
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto in f-Sharp Op 20
Artist : Roland Pontinen, piano
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Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 475 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
10:49 AM
A Song Before Sunrise
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:58 AM
Four Dances for wind quintet
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6554 CD
Orchestra : Athena Ensemble
Label : Chandos
11:13 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 73
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 37776 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
12:21 PM
Orfeo
Artist : Julia Faulkner, soprano
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 550766 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
12:27 PM
ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Dance of the Furies
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 471582 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
12:32 PM
Jurassic Park: Main Themes
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:39 PM
The Sea Hawk (1940) Suite
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 471347 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:59 PM
Swan of Tuonela Op 22
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 43241 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Teldec
1:11 PM
Messiah: He Shall Feed His Flock
Artist : Arleen Auger, soprano
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3227 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Mostly Mozart Festival Orch
Label : Delos
1:15 PM
Messiah: His Yoke is Easy
Artist : Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Ivars Taurins
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
1:20 PM
Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2 Op 64
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 69826 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:38 PM
Concertato (Moby Dick)
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Composer : Peter Mennin
Catalog : 559718 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:52 PM
PEARL FISHERS: Au fond du temple saint
Artist : Thomas Hampson, baritone
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 86332 CD
Conductor : Eugene Kohn
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:02 PM
Por Una Cabeza (Tango)
Artist : Milos Karadaglic, guitar
Album :
Composer : Carlos Gardel
Catalog : 17000 CD
Conductor : Christoph Israel
Orchestra : European Film Phil Studio Orch
Label : D. Gramphn
2:05 PM
Sarabande con Variazioni in d
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 13993 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
2:09 PM
The Planets: Jupiter Op 32
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : David Parry
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label :
2:19 PM
Chimes of St. Genevieve
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Composer : Marin Marais
Catalog : 61002 CD
Conductor : Donald Fraser
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:26 PM
Bolero
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 68600 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:42 PM
Kol Nidrei Op 47
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 60757 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:54 PM
Symphony No. 2 "Romantic"
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559701 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Requiem for 3 cellos and orchestra Op 66
Artist : Maria Kliegel, cello
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Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 554657 CD
Conductor : Gerhard Markson
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 7 Sinfonia Romantica Op 45
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999641 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label : CPO
3:41 PM
Violin Sonata in g Op 2
Artist : Fabio Biondi, violin
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Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 45588 CD
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Masquerade Suite
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 63302 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:26 PM
A Night at Karlstein
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
4:39 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 414079 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Queen of Spades Pique Dame
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:16 PM
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op 20
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 5185 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:28 PM
Piano Concerto in C
Artist : Stewart Goodyear, piano
Album :
Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 80112 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:50 PM
Waltzes
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 416499 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips

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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.

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Creatively Speaking
12:28 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

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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.

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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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