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

December 07, 2012

6:06 AM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 65617 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:18 AM
Flute Concerto in D
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 3 for oboe or trumpet & st in B-Flat Op 7
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:43 AM
Symphonic Minutes Op 36
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 572303 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
FIDELIO Overture Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 416274 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
7:15 AM
Keeping Step with the Union- March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 96197 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Espana
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 66392 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Concerto No. 2 in d Op 9
Artist : Jacques Chambon, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Karl Ristenpart
Orchestra : Saar Chamber Orchestra
Label : Erato
7:43 AM
I VESPRI SICILIANI Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
7:51 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in g
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
I Got Rhythm Variations
Artist : Michael Boriskin, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 51342 CD
Conductor : Jonathan Sheffer
Orchestra : EOS Orchestra
Label : Conifer
8:17 AM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:28 AM
Concerto for mandolin & orchestra in G
Artist : Dorina Frati, mandolin
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Composer : Francesco Lecce
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Dorina Frati
Orchestra : Terroni Plectrum-Inst. Orch.
Label : Espera
8:42 AM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 68025 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
8:50 AM
Concerto (with 2 hunting horns) in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 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
9:19 AM
Symphony No. 93 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 60022 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : WienerPhil
9:45 AM
IDOMENEO Final Ballet, K. 366
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6506 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Les Musiciens du Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Menuet des Follets
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 2008 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Nederland
10:08 AM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Dance of the Sylphs
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 2008 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Nederland
10:13 AM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Rakoczy March Op 24
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 2008 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Nederland
10:21 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 144
Artist : Klaus Hellwig, piano
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Composer : Carl Reinecke
Catalog : 999239 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : Northwest German Philharmonic
Label : CPO
10:59 AM
Violin Sonata No. 21 in e, K. 304
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 7102 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
11:14 AM
Concerto for Oboe, violin in d, BWV 1060
Artist : Nigel Kennedy,violin; Albrecht Mayer, oboe
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 57091 CD
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
11:31 AM
Symphony in C
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 80224 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Divertissements sur un Theme Pastoral Op 49
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Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 10633 CD
Conductor : Juanjo Mena
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto in F
Artist : Stefano Bollani, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 15311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
12:52 PM
Concerto Armonico No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
1:05 PM
Clarinet and Viola Concerto in e Op 88
Artist : Ludmila Peterkova, clarinet; Alexander Besa, viola
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 3554 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
1:26 PM
Symphony No. 3
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 47606 CD
Conductor : Eduardo Mata
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Pastoral Suite Op 13
Artist : Goran Marcusson, flute
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Composer : Gunnar De Frumerie
Catalog : 18 CD
Conductor : Thor Svedlund
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : IntimMusik
2:16 PM
Suite No. 3 in G Op 55
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
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3:00 PM
Organ Concerto No. 5 in g Op 7
Artist : Daniel Chorzempa, organ
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758362 CD
Conductor : Jaap Schroder
Orchestra : Concerto Amsterdam
Label : London/Dec
3:15 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Zino Francescatti, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 62339 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
3:41 PM
Othello Overture Op 93
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 91144 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:02 PM
Warsaw Concerto
Artist : William Tritt, piano
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Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:06 PM
Victory at Sea: Symphonic Scenario
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:28 PM
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:36 PM
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Ma se m’e forza
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 23292 CD
Conductor : Nello Santi
Orchestra : German Opera, Berlin
Label : Teldec
4:43 PM
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 44993 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:47 PM
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Easter Hymn
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 80458 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Second Rhapsody
Artist : Leonard Pennario, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 66086 CD
Conductor : Alfred Newman
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
5:23 PM
Adagio for Strings from String Quartet Op 11
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 80327 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:30 PM
Pearl Harbor: War
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Composer : Hans Zimmer
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:41 PM
South Pacific: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 80278 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:54 PM
Armed Forces Medley
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : BosPops

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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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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

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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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