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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Playlist

November 07, 2013

6:06 AM
Three Norwegian Dances
Artist : Marianne Thorsen, violin
Album :
Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 10614 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Chandos
6:18 AM
Cello Concerto in b
Artist : Pieter Wispelwey,piccolo cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 10097 CD
Orchestra : Florilegium
Label : Channel
6:30 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody in D Op 68
Artist : Matthew Allen, cello
Album :
Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 80745 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:41 AM
Concerto for flute, 2 violins and continuo in G
Artist : Jed Wentz, flute
Album :
Composer : Albertus Groneman
Catalog : 92037 CD
Orchestra : Musica Ad Rhenum
Label : Nederland
7:06 AM
Concerto No. 10 a cinque in B-Flat Op 7
Artist :
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:15 AM
Graf Zeppelin March
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Tieke
Catalog : 88115 CD
Conductor : Donald Albright
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
The Rocketeer: To the Rescue & End Title
Artist :
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Composer : James Horner
Catalog : 80342 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:41 AM
Overture No. 6 in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:50 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6579 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Denon
8:06 AM
Vienna Jubilation
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 65653 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Finlandia Op 26
Artist : Estonian National Male Choir
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 45589 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:25 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 74168 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Label : Denon
8:39 AM
JEWELS OF THE MADONNA: Intermezzo
Artist :
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 99 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
8:46 AM
Violin Concerto (School Concerto) No. 2 Op 13
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Friedrich Seitz
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Juilliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Shepherd Fennel’s Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Balfour Gardiner
Catalog : 3303 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
9:13 AM
Caucasian Sketches: Suite No. 1 Op 10
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 5010 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:37 AM
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 91134 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 4 in d Op 12 La Casa del Diavolo
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 63430 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:21 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Op 17
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 45624 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : CBS/Sony
10:50 AM
Piano Sonata No. 25 in G Op 79
Artist : Seymour Lipkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 60173 CD
Label : Newport
11:02 AM
Ossian: Three Musical Tableaux
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
11:23 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 28
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Overture to a Masque
Artist :
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 9093 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:17 PM
String Quartet in C Op 54
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 12506 CD
Orchestra : Tatrai Quartet
Label : Hungaroton
12:42 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 26
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 373225 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
1:15 PM
Pictures at an Exhibition
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 332 CD
Conductor : Carlo Ponti
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
2:00 PM
Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 2 Op 42
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 553405 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fagen
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
2:25 PM
Concert Fantasy in G Op 56
Artist : Jerome Lowenthal, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 9301 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bridge
3:00 PM
Overture in the Italian Style in D
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Le coq d’or Suite The Golden Cockerel
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 74518 CD
Conductor : Efrem Kurtz
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Seraphim
3:39 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
4:06 PM
Liturgy No. 2: Praise the Lord, O My
Artist : SpiritRevivChMoscSchnittkeInst
Album :
Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 3264 CD
Conductor : Lev Kontorovich
Label : Delos
4:10 PM
Turkish Fragments Op 62
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 553405 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fagen
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
4:29 PM
GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 5303 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
4:36 PM
GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN: Dites-lui
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4758743 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR: Il dolce suono mi
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
4:53 PM
Ballade in F Op 78
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 1358 CD
Conductor : Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra : BBC National Orch of Wales
Label : Bis
5:06 PM
Spring Overture (Yar-Khmel) Op 1
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
5:17 PM
Miroirs: 3. Une Barque sur l’Ocean
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 9129 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:27 PM
Concerto for Harp in G Op 98
Artist : Marielle Nordmann, harp
Album :
Composer : Elias Parish-Alvars
Catalog : 592266 CD
Conductor : Theodore Guschlbaur
Orchestra : Strasbourg Philharmonic Orch
Label : FnacViaCla

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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

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
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12:05 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

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
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Violinist Nikolaj Znaider's Beethoven Odyssey

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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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