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

February 25, 2014

6:06 AM
AIDA: Ballet music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4776118 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:18 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in D
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553408 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Oboe Concerto
Artist : Andrea Gullickson, oboe
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Composer : Francois-Joseph Garnier
Catalog : 1037 CD
Conductor : Lucia Matos
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Cham. Orch.
Label : Cala
6:40 AM
Suite from Smetana’s Sketchbook
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana (reconstructed by Smolka)
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:06 AM
American Eagle Waltz
Artist : Philip Collins, trumpet
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:15 AM
Colonel Bogey
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Composer : Kenneth J. Alford
Catalog : 68757 CD
Conductor : John Anderson
Orchestra : Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Label : RCA/BMG
7:19 AM
Bourree Fantasque
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 88018 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Erato
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 La Follia in d
Artist : Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 77010 CD
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
7:41 AM
Tantalus’s Torment Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
7:50 AM
Rathausball Tanze Waltz Op 438
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 91377 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
IL TROVATORE: Anvil Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi (Arr. Christopher Palmer)
Catalog : 49552 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:14 AM
Concerto No. 2 in g Op 3, RV 578
Artist : Nigel Kennedy,violin; Daniel Stabrawa, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 57859 CD
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Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
8:26 AM
English Folk Song Suite
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 104 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Univ of Texas Wind Ensemble
Label : Reference
8:39 AM
Overture Characteristique et brilliante in b
Artist : Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen, piano
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Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 45936 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:49 AM
Romance in C Op 48
Artist : Dong-suk Kang,violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 550752 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 75502 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:20 AM
Oboe Quartet in D Op 8
Artist : Paul Goodwin, oboe
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Composer : Carl Stamitz
Catalog : 2908627 CD
Orchestra : Terzetto
Label : Harm Mundi
9:37 AM
Concertpiece for 4 horns & orchestra Op 86
Artist : Dale Clevenger, horn
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 472798 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Dance Suite
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 557433 CD
Conductor : Marin Alsop
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto in A-Flat Op 94
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
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Composer : Josef Rheinberger
Catalog : 5065 CD
Conductor : Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
10:49 AM
Romanze Op 85
Artist : Rainer Moog, Viola
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 6071 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Balzer
Orchestra : Rhenish Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : EBS
10:59 AM
La Peri
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 80515 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
11:20 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 39
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 2008 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Symphony in D, K. 120
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4802577 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
12:14 PM
Piano Trio No. 21 HOB XV:8 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 3126 CD
Orchestra : Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Label : Centaur
12:29 PM
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat
Artist : Erna Spoorenberg, soprano; Gwyneth Annear, alto; John Mitchenson, tenor; Donald McIntyre, bass Leeds Festival Chorus
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 89499 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 2 in b
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 62406 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:28 PM
Piano Quintet in D Op 51
Artist : Adam Neiman, piano
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 92143 CD
Orchestra : Ying Quartet
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3:00 PM
Violin Concerto in g
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 47856 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:13 PM
IL TROVATORE: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 572818 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:37 PM
Konzertstuck for piano & orch in f Op 79
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
4:06 PM
The White Peacock
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
4:14 PM
JEANNE D’ARC, MAID OF ORLEANS: 3 Dances
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arr. John Bourgeois)
Catalog : 11169 CD
Conductor : Thomas G. Leslie
Orchestra : UNLV Wind Orchestra
Label : Klavier
4:29 PM
ANDREA CHENIER: Un di all’azzuro spazio
Artist : Enrico Caruso, tenor
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Composer : Umberto Giordano
Catalog : 62518 CD
Conductor : Gottfried Rabl
Orchestra : Vienna Radio Symphony Orch
Label : RCA/BMG
4:34 PM
Mattinata
Artist : Enrico Caruso, tenor; Ruggiero Leoncavallom, piano
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Composer : Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Catalog : 68543 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 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
5:06 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Jean Fournet
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
5:18 PM
Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos (Silhouettes) Op 23
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 8898 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
5:39 PM
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC: Selections
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Composer : Stephen Sondheim (arr. Jonathon Tunick)
Catalog : 416499 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:50 PM
On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
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Composer : Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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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