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

July 28, 2014

6:06 AM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 3 Op 21
Artist :
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 1085 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Simax
6:18 AM
Concertino for flute and orchestra in D
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Huvinaytelmaalkusoitto (Comedy Overture) Op 53
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Composer : Leevi Madetoja
Catalog : 9036 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
6:41 AM
Symphony in D Op 12
Artist :
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Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 218 CD
Conductor : Guy Van Waas
Orchestra : Les Agrémens
Label : Ricercare
7:06 AM
Banks of Green Willow
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
7:15 AM
U.S. Field Artillery
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:18 AM
Moments Musicaux No. 6 in A-Flat Op 94
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 456061 CD
Label : Philips
7:26 AM
Trumpet Concerto in d
Artist : Gabor Tarkovi, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 7161 CD
Conductor : Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symph Chmb Orch
Label : Tudor
7:41 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : David Parry
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label :
7:49 AM
Alruna Variations for clarinet and in B-Flat
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 223431 CD
Conductor : Gernot Schmalfuss
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
GIOVANNA D’ARCO Overture JOAN OF ARC
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
8:15 AM
Triumphal March Op 40
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 7001 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RecordsInt
8:25 AM
Concerto for 2 fl, 2 salmoe, 2 mand. in C
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 11057 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : MHS
8:39 AM
GOYESCAS: Intermezzo
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Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:46 AM
Vespers: Magnificat Op 37
Artist : Bulgarian Nat’l Choir
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 7010 CD
Conductor : Georgi Robev
Label : Capriccio
9:06 AM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:22 AM
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 433515 CD
Label : London/Dec
9:48 AM
La plus que lente
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572296 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Karelia Suite Op 11
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 412727 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:18 AM
Cello Concerto in e Op 85
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
10:49 AM
Rondo in a
Artist : Richard Goode, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 79831 CD
Label : Nonesuch
11:01 AM
Ode to Death Op 38
Artist : London Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 4 in e Op 98
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Overture for a masque
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Composer : E. J. Moeran
Catalog : 8577 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:17 PM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 40723 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:57 PM
Swanwhite Suite Op 54
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 97689 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:14 PM
Florida Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
The Planets Op 32
Artist : Mendelssohn Club, Philadelphia
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Two Lyric Pieces Op 68
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 572403 CD
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 5 in d Op 107
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:39 PM
Three Idylls
Artist :
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Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 3263 CD
Conductor : Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:54 PM
Sound the Trumpet
Artist : Felicity Lott, soprano
Album :
Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 50833 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 426299 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Philips
4:27 PM
Medley of Songs
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Composer : George M Cohan
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:37 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1in D Op 99
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 44791 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Chaste Barbara Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
5:14 PM
Concerto for 4 violins in b Op 3
Artist : George Armand, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
5:28 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 35
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 694589 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:56 PM
DIE TOTE STADT: Pierrot’s dance-song
Artist :
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 47572 CD
Orchestra : I Salonisti
Label : Angel/EMI

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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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Rebroadcast of New Music Microfestival from 2013
11:52 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Three Must-Hear Commissions, June 1st, 1 to 4 PM

Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor, Tan Dun

By the time this Sunday’s three-hour broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert airs, Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Yannick Nezet-Seguin will have performed Tan Dun’s Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women three times in three different Chinese cities, as you might have been reading in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:21 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

State Of The Art: New York Philharmonic's Biennial

Music collective Bang on a Can All-Stars is one of the musical partners sharing a bill with the New York Philharmonic during the Biennial.
Konstantin Sergeyev Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 8:22 pm

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, isn't scared of new music — and he doesn't think audiences should be, either.

"Frankly, the reason I do new music is I like a lot of it," Gilbert says.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:04 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Read Joyce DiDonato's Inspiring Juilliard Commencement Speech

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.
Simon Pauly Courtesy of the artist

Star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato gave the 2014 commencement address at Juilliard Friday — and it's a memorable one, both for her words and by DiDonato's own example as someone whose own career began under low heat.

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Creatively Speaking
9:06 am
Mon May 26, 2014

The Ney: An Ancient Flute Celebrated in a Modern Work

The flute is one of the oldest musical instruments, with its earliest versions found thousands of years ago in different cultures. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a recently composed flute concerto celebrates one of its ancient bamboo ancestors.

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, on WRTI, Jeffrey Khaner and The Philadelphia Orchestra perform Behzad Ranjbaran’s Flute Concerto.

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Creatively Speaking
8:54 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Composer David Ludwig's Legacy

David Ludwig

On this week's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI, we'll hear three new pieces, commissioned for Orchestra principle musicians. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, one of these works was written by a local composer with a long musical lineage.

 

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Creatively Speaking
8:39 am
Mon May 26, 2014

The Bassoon's Lyrical Beauty

Daniel Matsukawa

Many great composers in history wrote for the bassoon. But in the last 70 years or so, the instrument has often been associated with one particular bouncy melody from a classic animated film. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a recent premiere reminds us of the bassoon’s lyrical beauty.

On Sunday June 1, 2014, on WRTI, Daniel Matsukawa and The Philadelphia Orchestra perform David Ludwig’s Pictures from the Floating World.

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Creatively Speaking
8:30 am
Mon May 26, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra in China 2014: Week One

Yannick discovers a huge poster for the Orchestra's concert in Shanghai
Jan Regan

On its 2014 Residency of China & Tour of Asia, The Philadelphia Orchestra is going deeper into China than ever before, and not just to more remote cities. On the first week of the trip, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns followed the players into the “belly of the beast”- the People’s Liberation Army Band in Beijing, where orchestra members gave the master classes.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:58 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

A Few Words With Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone became a fixture of global culture with his film music — but as a young composer, he was a radical.
Courtesy of Armonia AC

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 2:10 pm

Today at the Cannes Film Festival, attendees marked the 50th anniversary of the spaghetti western at a special screening of A Fistful of Dollars, the Sergio Leone classic that kick-started the genre. Leone's vision of the American West remains singular — and it's impossible to imagine without the iconic music of Ennio Morricone.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:27 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Asleep In Dress Blues: Music For Memorial Day

A lone bugler plays "Taps" during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 8:52 am

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