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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November 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Sonata No. 11 in g
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Composer : Pietro Andrea Ziani
Catalog : 72032 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : ChallengeC
6:17 AM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8, RV 269
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 36710 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:30 AM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:40 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a, BWV 1041
Artist : Salvatore Accardo, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 416413 CD
Conductor : Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
EUGENE ONEGIN: Waltz
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 63412 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Outlook March
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Composer : Fred Jewell
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
DIE VERSCHWORENEN Overture, D. 787
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Estonian Dance Suite in E
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Composer : Eduard Tubin
Catalog : 851002 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Big Ben
7:40 AM
Chevy Chace Overture
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Composer : George MacFarren
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
7:50 AM
Soirees de Vienne: Valse-Caprice No. 6 in A
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 419499 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Overture Prelude
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38914 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:18 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in C, K. 373
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 453 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
8:26 AM
Pineapple Poll Suite
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan (arr. Duthoit)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
8:39 AM
IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 415363 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:46 AM
Oboe Concerto in C, RV 178
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 50905 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti di Zagreb
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Quiet City
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:17 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Georges Cziffra, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 74736 CD
Conductor : Gyorgy Cziffra, Jr.
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
9:37 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 3, No. 4
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Composer : Franz Ignaz Beck
Catalog : 570799 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
10:17 AM
Piano Concerto for left hand in D
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 47386 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
10:38 AM
Piano Trio No. 13 HOB XV:38 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 161 CD
Orchestra : Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Label : PhoenixEd
10:52 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in C
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Ludwig August Lebrun
Catalog : 471724 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : D. Gramphn
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C Op 61
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Adagio for Strings from String Quartet Op 11
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:15 PM
Essay for Orchestra No. 1 Op 12
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 9053 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:25 PM
Piano Quartet in a Op 1
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 232346 CD
Orchestra : Fauré Quartet
Label : ArsMusici
12:48 PM
Cello Concerto in b Op 104
Artist : Gregor Piatigorsky, cello
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 61498 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:32 PM
Sinfonia Piccola
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Composer : Heikki Suolahti
Catalog : 9506 CD
Conductor : Kari Tikka
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 12 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
3:00 PM
Menuet Antique
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 2121 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 (left hand) in B-Flat Op 53
Artist : Viktoria Postnikova, piano
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 1000203 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : USSR Ministry of Culture Symph
Label : Melodya
3:37 PM
Indra Symphonic Poem Op 13
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 572914 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 2 in C
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 550928 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
4:27 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 63301 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:34 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Procession of Masters
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 63301 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:40 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Morgenlich leuchtend (Prize Song)
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 10837 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:47 PM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op 19
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 9313 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
The Bard Op 64
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE Op 54
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:30 PM
Concierto Antillano (1983)
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
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Composer : Ernesto Cordero
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble
Label : Concord

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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

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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.

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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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