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 23, 2012

6:06 AM
Symphony in G Op 8
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999383 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:15 AM
Sinfonie in F
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Composer : Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Catalog : 2908609 CD
Conductor : Stephen Mai
Orchestra : Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Label : Harm Mundi
6:33 AM
Keyboard Concerto in d
Artist : Christophe Rousset,harpsichord
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 125 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : Ambroisie
6:45 AM
Divertimento No. 1 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9045 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Concerto for 2 Flutes in C
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 150074 CD
Conductor : Martin Haselbock
Orchestra : Wiener Akademie
Label : Novalis
7:15 AM
Jack Tar
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 96197 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:20 AM
DIE SCHONE GALATEA: Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:30 AM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 3 Op 21
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 1085 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Simax
7:43 AM
THE FAIRY PRINCE Overture
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 3072 CD
Conductor : Mary Terey-Smith
Orchestra : Capella Savaria
Label : Centaur
7:53 AM
Rosamunde: Intermezzo
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 15689 CD
Conductor : Janos Kovacs
Orchestra : Budapest Philharmonic Orch.
Label : LaserLight
8:06 AM
FAUST Overture Op 60
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Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 223122 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:15 AM
Havanaise Op 83
Artist : Howard Zhang, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 555093 CD
Conductor : Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Rondo for piano and orchestra Op 13
Artist : Horst Gobel, piano
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Composer : Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
Catalog : 2088 CD
Conductor : Takao Ukigaya
Orchestra : Filharmonia Pomorska
Label : Thorophon
8:42 AM
Polonaise in D Op 55
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 555242 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:49 AM
EUGENE ONEGIN: Waltz & Polonaise Op 24
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 10071 CD
Conductor : Hans Vonk
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Capriccio
9:05 AM
Sinfonia No. 10in G
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553409 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:13 AM
Violin Concerto in D
Artist : Gabriela Demeterova, violin
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Composer : Franz Benda
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:38 AM
Sinfonia Concertante for Two Flutes in G
Artist : James Galway, flute
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 63701 CD
Conductor : James Galway
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 21 in A
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:23 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in f
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:33 AM
Sonata in E
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Domenico Scarlatti
Catalog : 63314 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
10:38 AM
Sonata in A
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Domenico Scarlatti
Catalog : 63314 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
10:44 AM
Sonata in b
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Domenico Scarlatti
Catalog : 63314 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
10:50 AM
Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Op 34
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 62638 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:10 AM
Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day 1692
Artist : Gabrieli Consort and Players
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 4783640 CD
Conductor : Paul McCreesh
Label : London/Dec
12:06 PM
Bolero
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 39439 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:23 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 57773 CD
Conductor : Alexandre Rabinovitch
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Angel/EMI
12:55 PM
Sinfonia: Adagio and fuguein d
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Composer : Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Catalog : 62345 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:08 PM
Piano Concerto in A
Artist : Susan Alexander-Max,fortepiano
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Composer : Johann Christoph Frederic Bach
Catalog : 570474 CD
Conductor : Susan Alexander-Max
Orchestra : The Music Collection
Label : Naxos
1:32 PM
Symphony No. 40 in g
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 50922 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 5 (Lenore) in E Op 177
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223455 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
3:00 PM
Monbar
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Composer : Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski
Catalog : 369 CD
Conductor : Grzegorz Nowak
Orchestra : Sinfonia Varsovia
Label : Accord
3:15 PM
A Pagan Poem Op 14
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Composer : Charles Martin Loeffler
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:41 PM
Concertstucke for harp & orch in G-Sharp Op 39
Artist : Lily Laskine, harp
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Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 88069 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label : Erato
4:06 PM
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
4:27 PM
DON CARLO: Tu che la vanita
Artist : Mirella Freni, soprano
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4244 CD
Conductor : Giuseppi Sinopoli
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:43 PM
DON CARLO: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 572818 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
ALCESTE Overture
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 7011 CD
Conductor : Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:17 PM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 6509 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : JVC
5:35 PM
Hymn to St. Cecilia Op 27
Artist : Robert Shaw Festival Singers
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 80408 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
5:51 PM
Simple Symphony Op 4
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 6592 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos

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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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