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 29, 2014

6:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 5 in b, Wq. 183
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:19 AM
Concertino for Clarinet & Orch in E-Flat Op 26
Artist : Jon Manasse, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 18005 CD
Conductor : Lukas Foss
Orchestra : Brooklyn Philharmonic Orch.
Label : XLNT Music
6:30 AM
Sinfonia in B
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Composer : Fortunato Chelleri
Catalog : 213 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Label : ORF
6:40 AM
LA SOURCE: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 553356 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Rondo for horn & orch in E-Flat
Artist : David Jolley, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6780 CD
Conductor : Uri Mayer
Orchestra : The Israel Sinfonietta
Label : Arabesque
7:15 AM
Chimes of Liberty
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 80266 CD
Conductor : Richard Franko Goldman
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : New World
7:19 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 4 in F Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 430171 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:28 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Hans Vonk
Orchestra : Netherlands Radio Symph Orch
Label : Pentatone
7:42 AM
Festal Dance
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Composer : Havergal Brian
Catalog : 223481 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : MarcoPolo
7:50 AM
Sinfonia a 4 in B-Flat
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Composer : Johann Adolphe Scheibe
Catalog : 550 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : Concerto Copenhagen
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
DIE CSARDASFURSTIN: Overture
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Composer : Emmerich Kalman
Catalog : 2012611 CD
Conductor : Kurt Woss
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Gram.Loden
8:13 AM
THE STUDENT PRINCE: Ballet Music
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Composer : Sigmund Romberg
Catalog : 110866 CD
Conductor : Sigmund Romberg
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:18 AM
Hungarian Fantasy Op 45
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:28 AM
Violin Concerto in b
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 87733 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
American Overture (1955)
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Composer : Joseph Willcox Jenkins
Catalog : 570968 CD
Conductor : Eugene Corporon
Orchestra : Lone Star Wind Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:49 AM
Valse de Concert No. 2 Op 51
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 47847 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Overture in C Op 170 In the Italian Style
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:15 AM
Symphony No. 95 in c
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 48904 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:37 AM
Lyric Fantasy
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 553715 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69877 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:23 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in b Op 61
Artist : Julian Rachlin, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 48373 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:53 AM
Concertstucke for harp & orch in G-Sharp Op 39
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
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Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
11:09 AM
Concerto for strings & continuo in G
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 27078 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti di Zagreb
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11:15 AM
Symphony No. 3 in a Op 56 Scottish
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4781525 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
12:06 PM
Sinfonia Fandango in e
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 4792050 CD
Conductor : Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:19 PM
Quintet for Guitar and Strings No. 9 in C Laq Retirata de Madrid
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 438769 CD
Label : Philips
12:48 PM
Suite Espanola: No. 5 Asturias Op 47
Artist : Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 417618 CD
Label : London/Dec
12:57 PM
Symphony No. 1 in d Op 9
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 80511 CD
Conductor : Leon Botstein
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:00 PM
Symphony in D Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999752 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
2:14 PM
Posthorn Serenade in D
Artist : Helmut Wobisch, posthorn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1050 CD
Conductor : Jonathan Sternberg
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Music&Arts
3:00 PM
Scherzando No. 2 in C
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
3:09 PM
Nais: Orchestral Suite
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 921106 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Glossa
3:41 PM
Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op 40
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 65615 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite Op 57
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 417301 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:27 PM
The Student Prince: Serenade
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Composer : Sigmund Romberg (arr. Dragon)
Catalog : 64796 CD
Conductor : Carmen Dragon
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:33 PM
THE DESERT SONG: The Desert Song
Artist : Mario Lanza, tenor
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Composer : Sigmund Romberg
Catalog : 60048 CD
Conductor : Constantine Callinicos
Orchestra : Unknown orchestra/ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
4:41 PM
Norwegian Dances Op 35
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 44722 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:06 PM
Le Tresor Suppose-Overture
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Composer : Etienne-Nicolas Mehul
Catalog : 5185 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
5:12 PM
Little Suite in a Op 1
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 18132 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Mill
Label : Lydian
5:29 PM
CANDIDE Overture
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 91433 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:36 PM
West Side Story Suite
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 89358 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:57 PM
West Side Story: One Hand, One Heart
Artist : Ailyn Pérez, soprano
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 633485 CD
Conductor : Patrick Summers
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro

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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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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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