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

October 09, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 3 in D
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
Introduction and Variations on a Theme in B-Flat
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Antonin Reicha
Catalog : 170021 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
6:31 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in D, K. 382
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 432082 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
The Three Men Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2070 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
7:06 AM
Caprice Basque Op 24
Artist :
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate (arr. Stephanie Chase)
Catalog : 1226 CD
Orchestra : American String Project
Label : MSR
7:15 AM
Resumption March
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:21 AM
Bourree Fantasque
Artist :
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 88018 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Erato
7:28 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 1037 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
7:43 AM
Concerto for strings and organ in D, RV 124
Artist :
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 110 CD
Conductor : Alberto Lizzio
Orchestra : Musici di San Marco
Label : Pilz
7:50 AM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 47725 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 61846 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:18 AM
Scherzo
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Symphony No. 4 in D, K. 19
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:39 AM
Overture for Large Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Fredrik Pacius
Catalog : 9502 CD
Conductor : Kari Tikka
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
8:47 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
9:06 AM
Scherzo (from an Unfinished Symphony)
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
9:13 AM
Romanze for Clarinet and Orchestra in E-Flat, AV 61
Artist : Margaret Donaghue, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 2453 CD
Conductor : Thomas Sleeper
Orchestra : Rousse State Philharmonic, BG
Label : Centaur
9:25 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 2
Artist :
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 94360 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label :
10:00 AM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op 1
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
10:18 AM
Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 426236 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
10:46 AM
Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE Op 54
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:01 AM
Concerto for 2 Clarinets in E-Flat Op 35
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet; Julian Bliss, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 79786 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
11:27 AM
Taras Bulba
Artist :
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 9080 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:08 PM
The Land of Smiles: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 2012611 CD
Conductor : Kurt Woss
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Gram.Loden
12:18 PM
Fantasie Polonaise Op 19
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 85525 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Newport
12:45 PM
Capriccio: Sextet Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
1:01 PM
String Quartet in e
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 73871 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Orchestre D'Auvergne
Label : Denon
1:23 PM
LUISA MILLER: Quando le sere al placido
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 49204 CD
Conductor : Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra : Parma Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:30 PM
I VESPRI SICILIANI: Merce, dilette amiche
Artist : Maria Callas, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 96341 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:37 PM
In A Clock Store
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Orth
Catalog : 5134 CD
Conductor : Unknown Conductor
Orchestra : New Light Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
1:48 PM
Im Sommerwind (1904)
Artist :
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Composer : Anton Webern
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:02 PM
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
2:08 PM
Bright Mass with Canons: Kyrie
Artist : Los Angeles Master Chorale
Album :
Composer : Nico Muhly
Catalog : 14741 CD
Conductor : Grant Gershon
Label : London/Dec
2:12 PM
DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:22 PM
MY FAIR LADY: Main Title
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Loewe
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : BosPops
2:27 PM
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE: Oh, better far
Artist : The King’s Singers
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 61885 CD
Orchestra : to live
Label : RCA/BMG
2:31 PM
Marche Slave Op 31
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 46334 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:44 PM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Mon coeur s’ouvre...
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
2:54 PM
Carmina Burana: excerpt
Artist : Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Album :
Composer : Carl Orff
Catalog : 33172 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
MAZEPPA: Gopak
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2216 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
3:06 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a Op 77
Artist : Vadim Repin, violin
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 10696 CD
Conductor : Kent Nagano
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Erato
3:41 PM
Introduction and Rondo Brillante in b-Flat Op 255
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
4:06 PM
Tam O’Shanter
Artist :
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9439 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
SIEGE OF CORINTH: Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
4:39 PM
SIEGE OF CORINTH: L’ora fatal s’appressa
Artist : Julia Lezhneva, soprano
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 5221 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Sinfonia Varsovia
Label : Naive
4:47 PM
Hungarian Pictures
Artist :
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 5309 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
5:06 PM
The Enchanted Lake Op 62
Artist :
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 777174 CD
Conductor : Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra : Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra
Label : CPO
5:17 PM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:30 PM
Don Juan: Dance of the Phantoms & Furies
Artist :
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 30399 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
5:36 PM
The Phantom Regiment
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:41 PM
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Suite
Artist : Ernest Hoffman, organ
Album :
Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Crafton Beck)
Catalog : 80405 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

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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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12:05 pm
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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

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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

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Creatively Speaking
3:53 pm
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Creatively Speaking
12:56 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
12:28 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

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Creatively Speaking
11:51 am
Mon June 2, 2014

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