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 19, 2012

6:06 AM
Valse for Grand Orchestra No. 1 in A
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Composer : Oscar Bystrom
Catalog : 1025 CD
Conductor : Carlos Spierer
Orchestra : Gavleborg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
6:18 AM
Sinfonia No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Huapango
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
6:44 AM
Violin Concerto in F Op 10
Artist : Simon Standage, violin
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Composer : Jean-Marie Leclair
Catalog : 589 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
7:15 AM
The Crosley March
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Composer : Henry Fillmore
Catalog : 545 CD
Conductor : James Croft
Orchestra : Florida State University Band
Label : Pro/Intsnd
7:18 AM
Concerto Grosso in d Op 2
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 434308 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:43 AM
Vienna Blood Op 354
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 74311 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestr
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
Concerto Grosso in d Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 47532 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:18 AM
Dance Suite from Terpsichore
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Composer : Michael Praetorius
Catalog : 189 CD
Orchestra : Atlantic Brass Quintet
Label : Summit
8:28 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Op 21
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 80551 CD
Conductor : Yoel Levi
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:42 AM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
8:50 AM
Bergensiana:Rococo Variations on an old
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
9:06 AM
DARDANUS Overture
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 4759107 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : London/Dec
9:13 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in a Op 15
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 2149 CD
Conductor : Vasil Kazandzhiev
Orchestra : Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Centaur
9:44 AM
Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Orchestra : Domus
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Concerto for oboe, vn, 2 flutes, 2 horns in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:19 AM
Symphony No. 8 in F Op 93
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 80198 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:49 AM
A Shropshire Lad
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
11:02 AM
Concerto for 4 violins in A
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 519 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum
Label : Chandos
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 3 in D Op 29
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 32100 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR National Orchestra
Label : MCA
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in C Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
12:21 PM
Piano Concerto (1922) in b
Artist : Malcolm Binns, piano
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8321 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:01 PM
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 550871 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:20 PM
Symphony No. 4 in d Op 120
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 61179 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Berlin
Label : Teldec
2:00 PM
Manfred Symphony Op 58
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2216 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
3:00 PM
Suite Bergamasque: No. 3 Clair de Lune
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2671 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : ATMA
3:08 PM
Le Astuzie di Colombina
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 223346 CD
Conductor : Adriano
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
3:41 PM
Variations Symphoniques
Artist : Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 550754 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Czech Suite (Bohemian Suite) Op 39
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90769 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:28 PM
Prospero Overture
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Composer : Frederick Corder
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
4:43 PM
In The South (Alassio) overture Op 50
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 4013 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : BBC
5:06 PM
String Sonata No. 2 in A
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:17 PM
Soirees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 9
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
5:30 PM
Harp Concerto in G
Artist : Jennifer Swartz, harp
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 2294 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
5:54 PM
The Clowns
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 60706 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : Henry Mancini's Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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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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.

Among the hundreds of outdoor sculptures that dot Philadelphia’s urban landscape are three classical music masters. But they're not where you might expect to find them.

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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.

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, on WRTI, Stephane Deneve leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich's 10th Symphony and Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

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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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