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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October 31, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 411482 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:17 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 5 Tabor
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Lotos
6:32 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
6:44 AM
Concertoin E
Artist : Elizabeth Mann, flute
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 60210 CD
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : MusicMaste
7:06 AM
Danse Macabre Op 40
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 45482 CD
Conductor : Daniel Harding
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:15 AM
Right-Left
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:20 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Daniel Muller-Schott, cello
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 80031 CD
Conductor : Richard Tognetti
Orchestra : Australian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
7:29 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, string in G
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:41 AM
Konig Stephan Overture Op 117
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:50 AM
Concertino Op 107
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
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Composer : Cecile Chaminade
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Coronation March for Alex III
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 80541 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:13 AM
Petite Suite
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572583 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
8:29 AM
Concerto IX - Victoria Maesta in c
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Composer : Georg Muffat
Catalog : 555743 CD
Conductor : Peter Zajicek
Orchestra : Musica Aeterna Bratislava
Label : Naxos
8:44 AM
INDIGO UND DIE VIERZIG RAUBER: Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 438493 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:54 AM
Fantasie and variations for clarinet Op 81
Artist : Jon Manasse, clarinet
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Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 18009 CD
Orchestra : Shanghai String Quartet
Label : XLNT Music
9:06 AM
Konzertstuck for piano & orch in f Op 79
Artist : Benjamin Frith, piano
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 550959 CD
Conductor : Proinnsias O Duinn
Orchestra : RTE Sinfonietta, Dublin
Label : Naxos
9:25 AM
Symphony No. 6 in C
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 412176 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Petite Suite
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 1029 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
10:26 AM
Fantasia appassionata Op 35
Artist : Misha Keylin, violin
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Composer : Henri Vieuxtemps
Catalog : 570974 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:47 AM
Toccata & Fugue in d
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:00 AM
Symphonie Fantastique Op 14
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80578 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:07 PM
A Night on Bald Mountain
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. stokowski)
Catalog : 557645 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Sull’aria..Che soave
Artist : Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67830 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:24 PM
String Quartet No. 1 in e
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3740 CD
Orchestra : Skampa Quartet
Label : Supraphon
12:31 PM
Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-Sharp Op 27
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4757555 CD
Label : Philips
12:51 PM
BARTERED BRIDE: Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:59 PM
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Prelude & Liebestod
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 65208 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
1:15 PM
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Immolation of the Gods
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 410137 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:29 PM
Sensemaya
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Composer : Silvestre Revueltas
Catalog : 11340 CD
Conductor : Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra : S. Bolivar Youth Orch of Venz.
Label : D. Gramphn
1:33 PM
DIE FLEDERMAUS: excerpt
Artist : Bavarian State Opera Chorus
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 415646 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Bavarian State Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:36 PM
Phaeton - Symphonic Poem Op 39
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 53979 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:48 PM
Requiem: Excerpts
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80397 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:01 PM
Psycho Selections
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 35643 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Milan
2:09 PM
Hermit Songs Op 29
Artist : Barbara Bonney, soprano
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 455511 CD
Label : London/Dec
2:11 PM
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese
Artist : Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : William Bolcom
Catalog : 55830 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
2:16 PM
Perpetual Motion-Moto Perpetuo Op 11
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Nicolo Paganini
Catalog : 56602 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:23 PM
The Barber of Seville Goes to the Devil
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Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 2116 CD
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : ASV
2:30 PM
Symphonie Fantastique Op 14: Witches’ Sabbath
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 432151 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:41 PM
Vespers: Psalm 113
Artist : The Crossing
Album :
Composer : Kile Smith
Catalog : 5809 CD
Conductor : Donald Nally
Orchestra : Piffaro Renaissance Band
Label : Navona
2:51 PM
Pavane Op 50
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 61890 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:00 PM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 46329 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:13 PM
Francesca da Rimini Op 32
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 421814 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:41 PM
Concertino for oboe & orchestrain g
Artist : Alex Klein, oboe
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Composer : Wilhelm Bernhard Molique
Catalog : 80 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Cedille
4:06 PM
Nights In the Gardens of Spain
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
Album :
Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 63070 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:30 PM
L’AMICO FRITZ: Intermezzo
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 4777163 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
4:38 PM
L’AMICO FRITZ: Suzel, buon di
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 44942 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:49 PM
Escales
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
English Dances: Second Set Op 53
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:18 PM
Ballade for Violin and Orchestra
Artist : Stefan Ruha, violin
Album :
Composer : Cipran Porumbescu
Catalog : 5033 CD
Conductor : Emil Simon
Orchestra : Cluj-Napoca Phil. Orch.
Label : Tuxedo
5:32 PM
Symphony No. 2 Op 132
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Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 90224 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Dorian
5:52 PM
LE VILLI: Intermezzo & Witches Sabbath
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony

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Creatively Speaking
12:02 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis Honored In Delaware

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis

Philadelphia-area native Aaron Jay Kernis is among the most successful and prolific living American composers. The 54-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner has written music in almost every form except opera and ballet. WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports on a master of melody who this week receives a prestigious local award.

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ENCORE!
2:11 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

A Benjamin Britten Celebration with the New York Philharmonic: March 30, 4 PM

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Join us for the Britten centenary celebrated on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, with two of the composer's best-loved works: the Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, and the choral Spring Symphony, Britten's celebration of winter's passing to spring. Sunday, March 30, 4 to 6 pm on WRTI. Alan Gilbert conducts.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:09 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

Anne Akiko Meyers, with her recently acquired Guarneri violin, at NPR's Studio 1.
Jim Tuttle NPR

Originally published on Fri March 7, 2014 11:39 am

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2:44 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Joseph Calleja: Tiny Desk Concert

Joseph Calleja performed a Tiny Desk Concert November 26.
Abbey Oldham Abbey Oldham/NPR

Malta, the island nation 50 miles south of Sicily, may be small, but it's home to one of the biggest stars in opera, tenor Joseph Calleja. And like his country's name, which may originate in the Greek word for honey, Calleja's voice is a potent mix of Italianate passion and sweetness. Just listen to how he pulls the volume back to a slender golden ray of tone several times in Tosti's gorgeous "Ideale," and especially the word "disciogliea" in the Puccini aria that closes this performance.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:15 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

John Adams' Psychedelic Oratorio Gives Voice To 'The Other Mary'

Composer John Adams.
Margaretta Mitchell

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 10:36 am

For the millennium, in 2000 American composer John Adams completed a compelling, large-scale oratorio based on the nativity story called El Niño. Now he's composed a companion piece, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, a Passion oratorio mounted with his usual collaborator, the stage director and librettist Peter Sellars.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:52 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

In The First Violins — At Least For One Night

Conductor Jeffrey Grogan led a motley — but very happy — assembly of professional, student and amateur musicians at the New Jersey Symphony's #OrchestraYou project in Newark, N.J. Saturday.
Fred Stucker Courtesy of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 8:24 pm

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Special Offers
5:31 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Special Offer: Philly POPS - Marvin Hamlisch Musical Tribute

Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Here's a singularly sensational special offer! Discounted tickets are available for all WRTI listeners to experience the Philly POPS special presentation: Marvin Hamlisch - A Musical Tribute.

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Cristian Macelaru Conducts The Philadelphians
1:07 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: A Dazzling Performance by Cellist Hai-Ye Ni, March 9, 1 PM

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cellist Hai-Ye Ni

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky celebration from this past January continues on WRTI this Sunday at 1 pm with Associate Conductor Cristian Macelaru joined by Principal Cellist Hai-Ye

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:03 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Music Takes Center Stage In Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

Egyptian singer-songwriter Ramy Essam, in the heady early days at Tahrir Square in 2011.
Mark LeVine Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 10:06 am

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Gil Shaham And When The World 'Got Much Smaller, Much Faster'

Star violinist Gil Shaham, whose newest recording project surveys the wildly different violin concertos of the 1930s.
Luke Ratray Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 8:02 pm

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