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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July 24, 2014

6:06 AM
Carnival Overture Op 92
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3392 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
6:17 AM
Saga of the Prairies (Prairie Journal)
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 61699 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:30 AM
IL TURCO IN ITALIA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
6:40 AM
Concerto in g Op 2
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Composer : Andrea Zani
Catalog : 98158 CD
Orchestra : Compagnia De' Musici
Label : Symphonia
7:06 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Op 7
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 50905 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti di Zagreb
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Second Regiment, Conn. Natl Guard March
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Composer : David Wallace Reeves
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
I PROMESI SPOSI: Sinfonia
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 2115 CD
Conductor : Silvano Frontalini
Orchestra : Minsk Philharmonic
Label : Bongiovann
7:28 AM
Concerto for lute and flute in F
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
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Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
7:41 AM
Serenade from the String Quartet in F Op 3
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45529 CD
Conductor : Lazar Gosman
Orchestra : Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:49 AM
Finlandia Op 26
Artist : Estonian National Male Choir
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 45589 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
SI J’ETAIS ROI (If I were King) Overture
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:14 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C Op 3
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999268 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:25 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 8947 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
8:39 AM
Norwegian Artists’ Carnival Op 14
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 45128 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:48 AM
Romance Op 11
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 7761 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
Sonata a Cinque in g Op 2
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
9:14 AM
Piano Quartet No. 1 in g
Artist : Peter Serkin, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1509 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:42 AM
Symphony Fragment in E
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 56165 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Overture No. 2 on Three Greek Themes in D Op 6
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220445 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
10:19 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 1415 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MSR
10:43 AM
Overture No. 1 in B-Flat
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Composer : Francesco Maria Veracini
Catalog : 439937 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:59 AM
Scherzo in A Op 10
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Composer : Alexander Kopylov
Catalog : 1013 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : ASV
11:13 AM
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
Label :
12:06 PM
Divertimento No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45471 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : Erato
12:20 PM
Piano Quintet in A Op 81
Artist : Peter Serkin, piano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 6731 CD
Orchestra : Orion String Quartet
Label : Arabesque
1:04 PM
Suite Modale for flute and strings
Artist : Alexa Still, flute
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 7063 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:18 PM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 13
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 441 CD
Conductor : Horia Andreescu
Orchestra : Roumainian Radio/TV Orchestra
Label : Olympia
2:00 PM
Concertante No. 1 for violin & harp
Artist : Susanna Mildonian, harp
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Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
2:23 PM
Symphony in e Op 31
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Composer : Ignaz Brull
Catalog : 9027 CD
Conductor : Marius Stravinsky
Orchestra : Belarussian State Symph Orch
Label :
3:00 PM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45765 CD
Conductor : Alceo Galliera
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:14 PM
Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for cello
Artist : Truls Mork, cello
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 45664 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:39 PM
Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-Sharp Op 27 Moonlight
Artist : Peter Serkin, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 63668 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Jupiter Sinfonia Op 36
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Composer : Toivo Kuula
Catalog : 9605 CD
Conductor : Jorma Panula
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
4:13 PM
Grand Duo Concertante for vln.& dbl.bass in A
Artist : Ruggiero Ricci, violin
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Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 47661 CD
Conductor : Piero Bellugi
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:30 PM
Giselle: ballet suite
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:44 PM
LE POSTILLON DE LONJUMEAU: Mes amis,
Artist : Juan Diego Florez, tenor
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 20307 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
4:50 PM
Diptyque Mediterraneen Op 87
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
5:06 PM
MLADA: Procession of the Nobles
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
5:13 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 25
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:28 PM
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Suite
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Composer : Patrick Doyle
Catalog : 1381 CD
Conductor : Unknown Conductor
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Silva

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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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Ten Amazing Philadelphia-Area Music Teachers
6:10 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents: Ovation Award Finalists!

Elizabeth Kaderabek

Ten music educators from the Delaware Valley will be honored by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) during their Annual Festival Concert at the Kimmel Center on June 1st for "inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education."

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