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

October 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Sinfonia Decima (No. 10) for 2
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bononcini
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:17 AM
LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE: Ballet of the
Artist :
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4776403 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 5 for 2 oboes and strings in C Op 7
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 553035 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
6:40 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-Flat Op 13
Artist : Susan Alexander-Max,fortepiano
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 570474 CD
Conductor : Susan Alexander-Max
Orchestra : The Music Collection
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Valse-Caprice
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:15 AM
The Gridiron Club
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
Horn Sonata No. 2
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
In Autumn Overture Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 69039 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Il falegname - Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 225181 CD
Conductor : Allesandro Amoretti
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
7:48 AM
Bassoon Concerto No. 30 in G
Artist : Sergio Azzolini, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30496 CD
Orchestra : L'Aura Soave Cremona
Label : Naive
8:06 AM
The Model Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:14 AM
THE DEMON: Ballet Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
8:26 AM
Sinfonia for Orchestra in D Op 18
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 2
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
8:47 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 37252 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Spring Song Op 16
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6533 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
9:15 AM
Symphony in D
Artist :
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Composer : Jan Vaclav Vorisek
Catalog : 3713 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
9:44 AM
Capriol Suite
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 55052 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Concerto for Two Horns in E-Flat
Artist : Kristina Mascher, horn
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 1181 CD
Conductor : Dariusz Wisniewski
Orchestra : Sinfonietta Cracovia
Label : MSR
10:19 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a Op 28
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
Album :
Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:57 AM
Invocation and Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 3114 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
11:13 AM
String Quartet No. 12 in c
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 522099 CD
Orchestra : Borodin String Quartet
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:24 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 40
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Rob Roy overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:21 PM
Concerto Symphonique No. 4 in d Op 102
Artist : Gerald Robbins, piano
Album :
Composer : Henry Litolff
Catalog : 101 CD
Conductor : Edouard van Remoortel
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : Genesis
1:00 PM
Historic Scenes Suite II Op 66
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6591 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:20 PM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 10
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 94671 CD
Conductor : Otmar Suitner
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Berlin
Label :
2:00 PM
The Snowman: Prelude and Serenade
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
2:06 PM
Appalachian Spring
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 413324 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:35 PM
Violin Concerto Op 14
Artist : James Buswell,violin
Album :
Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 559044 CD
Conductor : Marin Alsop
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
ANACREON Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:12 PM
Cello Concerto No. 1in E-Flat Op 107
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 32422 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Kyung Wha Chung, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49858 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Piano Sonata No. 8 in c Op 13
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 40723 CD
Orchestra : Pathetique
Label : RCA/BMG
4:27 PM
COSI FAN TUTTE: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
4:34 PM
COSI FAN TUTTE: Ah, guarda, sorella
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 444174 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 80143 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Fossegrimen: Overture Op 21
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 1207 CD
Conductor : Terje Mikkelsen
Orchestra : Latvian National Symphony
Label : Simax
5:14 PM
Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Op 58
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 39785 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:25 PM
Concierto del Sur (1941)
Artist : Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar
Album :
Composer : Manuel Ponce
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
5:53 PM
Estrellita
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Manuel Ponce (arr. Barker)
Catalog : 80235 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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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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