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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Playlist

November 09, 2012

6:06 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 471627 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
6:17 AM
Parysatis: Airs de Ballet
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
6:27 AM
Beau Brummel: Minuet
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6544 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907415 CD
Conductor : Richard Egarr
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
6:44 AM
Fantastic Scherzo Op 25
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 3166 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
7:06 AM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Ballsirenen Walzer
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:15 AM
Semper Fidelis (1888)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : William F. Santelmann
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Prelude
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 80705 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Concerto in D, RV 89
Artist : Wilbert Hazelzet, flute
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 471729 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : D. Gramphn
7:42 AM
Herodiade Ballet Suite
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 553124 CD
Conductor : Jean-Yves Ossonce
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:54 AM
Solitaire: Dances from the ballet
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in d Op 2, No. 3
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:15 AM
Concerto for guitar, two horns & strings in A Op 140
Artist : Karl Scheit, guitar
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Composer : Ferdinando Carulli
Catalog : 1020 CD
Conductor : Wilfried Boettcher
Orchestra : Vienna Soloists
Label : Omega
8:28 AM
Overture to King Lear
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 1000153 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:42 AM
Turkish March Op 55
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 553405 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fagen
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
8:48 AM
Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Op 10
Artist : Jane Coop, piano
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5208 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
9:06 AM
IL FARNACE Sinfonia
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Composer : Francisco Corselli
Catalog : 920307 CD
Conductor : Emilio Moreno
Orchestra : El Concierto Espanol
Label : Glossa
9:15 AM
Symphony in D
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Composer : Juan Crisostomo Arriaga
Catalog : 10488 CD
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : Capriccio
9:44 AM
Divertimento No. 3 in F, K. 138
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9045 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Concerto for 2 horns, stringsin E-Flat
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn; Timothy Brown, horn
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:19 AM
Symphony No. 82 in C The Bear
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45972 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:45 AM
Potpourri Op 53
Artist : Jan Boland, flute; John Dowdall, guitar
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 57983 CD
Label : FleurdeSon
11:00 AM
Violin Concerto in F
Artist : Erno Sebestyen, violin
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 1614 CD
Conductor : Erno Sebestyen
Orchestra : RIAS-Sinfonietta Berlin
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:20 AM
Symphony No. 3 in c Op 78 Organ
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 80051 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Sinfonia in C
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
12:15 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in d Op 15
Artist : Krystian Zimerman, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 6203 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
1:09 PM
String Sextet in A Op 48
Artist : Sarah Chang, Bernard Hartog, violins; Wolfram Christ, Tanya Christ, violas; Georg Faust, Olaf Maninger cellos
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 57243 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
1:45 PM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber (arr. Berlioz)
Catalog : 61250 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:00 PM
PALESTRINA: Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Hans Pfitzner
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
2:10 PM
Ein Heldenleben Op 40
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 56149 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Adagio Tragico Op 21
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Composer : Leone Sinigaglia
Catalog : 1626 CD
Conductor : Jiri Starek
Orchestra : RIAS-Sinfonietta Berlin
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:10 PM
Symphony No. 5 in c Op 67
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 33835 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : RCA/BMG
3:43 PM
Tapiola Op 112
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 65176 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Bold Island Suite
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 80649 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:30 PM
Concert Transcription on Rossini’s opera The Barbr of Seville
Artist : Andrei Korsakov, violin
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 1000255 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Ensemble Concertino
Label : Melodya
4:40 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE: Una voce poco fa
Artist : Diana Damrau, soprano
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 19313 CD
Conductor : Dan Ettinger
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:45 PM
THE DEMON: Ballet Music
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220451 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
5:06 PM
Das Spitzentuch der Konigin
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
5:17 PM
En un barco fenicio In a Phonecian Vessel
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Composer : Jesus Guridi
Catalog : 557110 CD
Conductor : Juan José Mena
Orchestra : Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:30 PM
Concierto de Aranjuez
Artist : Scott Tennant, guitar
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Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 126025 CD
Conductor : Leo Brouwer
Orchestra : Orquesta de Cordoba
Label : GHA
5:55 PM
Cuban Landscape with Rain
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Composer : Leo Brouwer
Catalog : 80593 CD
Orchestra : Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Label : Telarc

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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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6:20 am
Mon June 9, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Very Political Ludwig van Beethoven

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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 "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

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Creatively Speaking
3:53 pm
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Creatively Speaking
12:56 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

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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

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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

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Creatively Speaking
11:51 am
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