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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November 01, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in D Op 2
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:17 AM
Concerto for 2 celli and strings in g
Artist : Jane Coe, cello
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 528 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in A
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80285 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:44 AM
King Lear Overture Op 4
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Light Cavalry Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
The Mad Major
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Composer : Kenneth J. Alford
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
La Rondes des Lutins Op 25
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin; Janet Goodman-Guggenheim, piano
Album :
Composer : Antonio Bazzini
Catalog : 54108 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:44 AM
Variations on Casta Diva from NORMA
Artist : Alison Balsom, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jean-Baptiste Arban
Catalog : 53255 CD
Conductor : Edward Gardner
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
Symphony No. 32 in D
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
8:06 AM
Entry March of the Boyars
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 43 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
8:13 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 (after Scarlatti) in A
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:28 AM
Concerto No. 2 in D Op 1
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Composer : Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri
Catalog : 77352 CD
Conductor : Gottfried von der Goltz
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
8:43 AM
FIDELIO Overture Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 42103 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : CBS/Sony
8:50 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat
Artist : Malcolm Bilson,fortepiano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67116 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : Old Fairfield Academy Orch
Label : MusicMaste
9:06 AM
My Home Overture Op 62
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 45127 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:19 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 68762 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:47 AM
Orchestral Trio in g Op 2
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Composer : Simon Le Duc
Catalog : 777219 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Label : CPO
10:00 AM
Concerto No. 1 a due cori in B-Flat
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4777371 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Orchestra Mozart
Label : D. Gramphn
10:47 AM
Three English Dances
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
10:58 AM
Fantasie in f Op 49
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 15384 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 1 in d Op 21
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Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 50016 CD
Conductor : Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : NKF
12:06 PM
Cyrano de Bergerac Overture Op 23
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Composer : Johan Wagenaar
Catalog : 8 CD
Conductor : Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Pav/Pearl
12:22 PM
Piano Quartet
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Conradin Kreutzer
Catalog : 512991 CD
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : Orfeo
12:52 PM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 476619 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:11 PM
Barcarolle in F-Sharp Op 60
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 4758637 CD
Label : London/Dec
1:22 PM
Suite No. 2 Suite Characteristiquein C Op 53
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
2:00 PM
The Red Pony - Suite
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:28 PM
Aphrodite a Symphonic Poem
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 74 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
3:00 PM
Spring Song Op 16
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 469376 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:10 PM
Symphony No. 2 in b
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 273 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
3:41 PM
Diptyque Mediterraneen Op 87
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
4:05 PM
Piano Concerto No. 11 in D
Artist : Mikhail Pletnev, piano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45196 CD
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:30 PM
MEDEA Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 3429 CD
Conductor : Igor Markevitch
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
4:41 PM
LES ABENCERAGES: Suspendez … ces murs...
Artist : Roberto Alagna, tenor
Album :
Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 57012 CD
Conductor : Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Angel/EMI
4:48 PM
Where the Rainbow Ends
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
PETER SCHMOLL Overture Op 8
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:19 PM
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op 22
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
5:30 PM
Piano Concerto in f Op 16
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Album :
Composer : Adolph von Henselt
Catalog : 66717 CD
Conductor : Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion

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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
9:36 am
Sat June 21, 2014

It's All Mozart on Sunday's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert Broadcast on WRTI!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Sunday at 1 pm, the first concert from last April's Philadelphia Orchestra Mozart Celebration brings us three Mozart masterpieces! With Yannick on the podium, the Orchestra will play an overture to one of Mozart's three operas set to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Cosi fan Tutte, continue with the Piano Concerto No.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:23 am
Wed June 18, 2014

A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts

Debutantes in the opening waltz of the 2011 Vienna Opera Ball. The head of the Vienna Institute for Strauss Research calls the waltz "Austria's premier cultural export."
JOE KLAMAR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:11 pm

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:35 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Andrew Stenson plays Pvt. Danny Chen in An American Soldier, a new opera about the hazing and death of the Chinese-American soldier from New York City.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 12:34 pm

About two years ago, playwright David Henry Hwang turned down an offer to write a play about the brief life and suicide of Army Pvt. Danny Chen.

But an opera? He couldn't refuse.

"This is a story with big emotions, big primary colors in a way, and big plot events," says Hwang, who wrote the libretto for An American Soldier, a new hourlong opera commissioned by Washington National Opera.

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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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