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 17, 2013

6:06 AM
ALESSANDRO NELL’INDIE Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 570279 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Twelve Days of Christmas
Artist : American Boychoir
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. John Rutter)
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : James Litton
Orchestra : Cathedral Symph. Orch., Newark
Label : Ocaso
6:23 AM
Marche Ecossaise
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 32106 CD
Conductor : Zoltan Kocsis
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : Hungaroton
6:31 AM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471627 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Symphonies pour un reposoir
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Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 1413 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:53 AM
What Child is This?
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 4756153 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:06 AM
Bourree Fantasque
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
The Black Horse Troop
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 137 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Washington Winds
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
7:28 AM
Kleiner Anzeiger - Galopp Op 4
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Composer : Joseph Hellmesberger II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:32 AM
Sing with Us of Christmas
Artist : Indiana U. Hoosier Singers
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Bruce Healey)
Catalog : 80538 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:43 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47206 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:51 AM
Scherzo (Sonatensatz) F.A.E. in c
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 57525 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:58 AM
I Wonder As I Wander
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Composer : John Jacob Niles
Catalog : 61373 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:17 AM
Solemn Overture in C
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:23 AM
Riu, riu, chiu
Artist : Chanticleer
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Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 8803 CD
Label : Chantcleer
8:27 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
8:41 AM
Sones de Mariachi
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Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
Marche Pontificale
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 457355 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
8:54 AM
Ave Maria
Artist : Vittorio Grigolo, tenor
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Composer : Giulio Caccini (arr. Richard Whilds)
Catalog : 78637 CD
Conductor : Fabio Cerroni
Orchestra : Roma Sinfonietta
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 6 Op 1
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Composer : Andrea Stefano Fiore
Catalog : 2010 CD
Orchestra : Isabella Leonarda Ensemble
Label : Concerto
9:15 AM
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Op 1
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60860 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
9:48 AM
Two Elegiac Melodies, Op 34
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 423060 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Santa Claus, A Christmas Symphony
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Composer : William Henry Fry
Catalog : 559057 CD
Conductor : Tony Rowe
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:28 AM
Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:47 AM
Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op 33
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:04 AM
Fantasy for clarinet and orchestra on Mozart’s La ci darem la mano
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 61976 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:17 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 32
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Composer : Franz Lachner
Catalog : 7004 CD
Conductor : Choo Hoey
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
12:06 PM
Sinfonia for strings & continuo in G
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 191 CD
Conductor : Gunther Wich
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : PhoenixEd
12:16 PM
String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Op 51
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 14106 CD
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
12:50 PM
Sweet Children- Pastorale
Artist : Kuhn Children’s Chorus
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Composer : Jakub Jan Ryba
Catalog : 110330 CD
Conductor : Jir¡ Chvala
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:56 PM
Ballade for piano and orchestra Op 19
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 8773 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:11 PM
Symphony No. 3 Lapland in f
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Composer : Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Catalog : 999632 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : CPO
2:00 PM
Waltz Fantasyin b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
2:09 PM
Symphony No. 6 in b Op 74 Pathetique
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1609 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
LE CID: Ballet Music
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 2661
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:10 PM
Les Sylphides
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:39 PM
The Mountain King Bergakungen Op 37
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 585 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Serenade of Carols
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Composer : Various (arr. Morton Gold)
Catalog : 7931 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:21 PM
Preludes Book II: No. 12 Feux d’artifice
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 58045 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:28 PM
LA BELLE HELENE: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:38 PM
LA BELLE HELENE: Dis-moi, Venus
Artist : Regine Crespin, soprano
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4758243 CD
Conductor : Alain Lombard
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
4:44 PM
Concertino for horn & orch. in e Op 45
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Austrian Peasant Dances
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Composer : arr. Max Schoenherr
Catalog : 2677 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:17 PM
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fantasy
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Composer : Frank Churchill
Catalog : 4776121 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:27 PM
Kid Stuff
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Composer : Richard Hayman
Catalog : 6213 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:34 PM
Carnival of the Animals
Artist : Hugh Downs, narrator
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 68131 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops 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.

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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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