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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October 28, 2013

6:06 AM
Sinfonia in A
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 1201 CD
Orchestra : Ostrava Janacek Chamber Orch.
Label : Panton
6:18 AM
Cello concerto in a
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 34791 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : London Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:31 AM
LUCIO SILLA Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Sonata No.6 in c
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Jan Dismas Zelenka
Catalog : 1671 CD
Label : ECM
7:06 AM
Grand Tarantelle for piano & orchestra Op 67
Artist : Michael Gurt, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Florentiner Op 214
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 68757 CD
Conductor : John Anderson
Orchestra : Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Label : RCA/BMG
7:20 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 6 in D Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 80497 CD
Conductor : Yoel Levi
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Notturno No. 3 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999741 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
7:41 AM
Andersen: Dance of the Porcelain Figures
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
7:48 AM
Concertino for Clarinet & Orch in E-Flat Op 26
Artist : Jon Manasse, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 18005 CD
Conductor : Lukas Foss
Orchestra : Brooklyn Philharmonic Orch.
Label : XLNT Music
8:06 AM
Symphonie capricieuse in G
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 9919 CD
Conductor : Matthias Maute
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
Label : Analekta
8:16 AM
Italian Serenade in G
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Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 45416 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
8:25 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dances
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Four Scottish Dances Op 59
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:49 AM
Konzertsatz for Piano and Orchestrain d
Artist : Florian Uhlig, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 93264 CD
Conductor : Christoph Poppen
Orchestra : German Radio Philharmonic
Label : Hanssler
9:06 AM
The Winegrower’s Bride
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 2012611 CD
Conductor : Kurt Woss
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Gram.Loden
9:15 AM
Slovak Suite Op 32
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Composer : Vitezslav Novak
Catalog : 3372 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Philharmonic
Label : Supraphon
9:44 AM
Piano Trio No. 10 HOB XV:35 in A
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 3126 CD
Orchestra : Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Label : Centaur
10:00 AM
Sinfonia in A-Flat
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Composer : Jan Krtitel (Baptist) Vanhal
Catalog : 557483 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Camerata
Label : Naxos
10:19 AM
Cello Concerto in a
Artist : Anner Bylsma, cello
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 90800 CD
Conductor : Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:47 AM
Serenade in E-Flat Op 7
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 438748 CD
Conductor : Edo de Waart
Orchestra : Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Label : Philips
10:58 AM
Sinfonia in E-Flat
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 1 in c The Bellsof Zlonice
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 94671 CD
Conductor : Otmar Suitner
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Berlin
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12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 553457 CD
Conductor : Bradley Creswick
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto in g Op 33
Artist : Rudolf Firkusny, piano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 60781 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:57 PM
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Op 101
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 93043 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
1:19 PM
Symphony No. 4 in C Op 60
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Composer : Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Catalog : 777469 CD
Conductor : Michael Alexander Willens
Orchestra : The Cologne Academy
Label : CPO
2:00 PM
A Summer’s Tale Op 29
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 45057 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:00 PM
Andante Religioso
Artist : Stephan Barratt-Due Jr.,violin
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 2 Romantic
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
3:39 PM
Suite from Smetana’s Sketchbook
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:06 PM
Springtime and Desire Op 93
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 1822 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
4:26 PM
Carnival Overture Op 92
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 63151 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:37 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Kate Royal, soprano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 96666 CD
Conductor : Edward Gardner
Orchestra : English National Opera Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
4:46 PM
Sheherazade: Overture de Feerie
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 572887 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
A Night at Karlstein
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
5:17 PM
Three Pieces for Orchestra
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Composer : Kent Kennan
Catalog : 434307 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
5:27 PM
Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings Op 35
Artist : Alexa Still, flute
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 7063 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:35 PM
Praga Op 26
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 59318 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs

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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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12:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

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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

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

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.

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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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