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

May 09, 2013

6:06 AM
Caprice (after Saint-Saens)
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Eugene Ysaye
Catalog : 433519 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:16 AM
Sinfonia No. 2 in B-Flat, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Sinfonia in A
Artist :
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:40 AM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Praeludium & Allegro
Artist : David Garrett, violin
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Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 4764425 CD
Conductor : Ion Marin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
The Picador
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
Where the Lark Sings
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 74735 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestr
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4a in F Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758673 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
Preludio Sinfonico
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 2618 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
7:51 AM
Danse- Tarantelle Styrienne
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 1024 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
8:06 AM
LA SCALA DI SETA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
8:13 AM
Symphony No. 8 in d
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 419631 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
Fair Melusina Overture Op 32
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:41 AM
Sinfonia in B-Flat
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 1201 CD
Orchestra : Ostrava Janacek Chamber Orch.
Label : Panton
8:48 AM
Children’s March
Artist : Arts District Chorale
Album :
Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 117 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
9:06 AM
Schlagobers Ballet: Waltz Op 70
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64346 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
9:15 AM
Three Idylls
Artist :
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Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 3263 CD
Conductor : Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Label : Delos
9:30 AM
Grande Sonate Brilliante in c Op 10
Artist : Yaara Tal, piano; Andreas Groethuysen, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 45936 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : Richard Woodhams, oboe
Album :
Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
10:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in G Op 45
Artist : Grigorios Zamparas, piano
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 3032 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
10:53 AM
Romance for Cello, Harp, and Strings Op 29
Artist : Janos Starker, cello; Melinda Felletar, harp
Album :
Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 18 CD
Conductor : Tibor Varga
Orchestra : Budapest Chamber Symphony
Label : BudapestMu
11:05 AM
ROMEO AND JULIET Op 17
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in d Op 7
Artist : Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 77010 CD
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
12:17 PM
String Quartet in g Op 10
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 1379 CD
Orchestra : St.Petersburg String Quartet
Label : Marquis
12:44 PM
Concerto Ballata for cello and orchestra Op 108
Artist : Wen-Sinn Yang, cello
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 67946 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bros.
1:06 PM
Symphony No. 6 in F Op 68 Pastoral
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 85490 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 53286 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Maggio Musicale, Florence
Label : CBS/Sony
2:06 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 60076 CD
Conductor : Gunter Wand
Orchestra : Cologne Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Concerto Grosso (after Handel)
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Composer : Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Catalog : 7278 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : Louisville Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:15 PM
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Concert Suite Op 59
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:40 PM
Organ Concerto No. 3 in B-Flat Op 7
Artist : Simon Preston, organ
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 469358 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
4:06 PM
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 93023 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
4:28 PM
La Sylphide: Overture
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Composer : Herman Severin Lovenskiold
Catalog : 6546 CD
Conductor : David Garforth
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:34 PM
Les Sylphides: Grand Valse Brilliante
Artist :
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:40 PM
Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite Op 56
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 46668 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Festival March
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 8902 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:15 PM
Canciones Espanolas (popular Spanish songs)
Artist : Alison Balsom, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 53255 CD
Conductor : Edward Gardner
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Memoirs of a Geisha: Suite
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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Creatively Speaking
8:46 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Yuja Wang: A Thoroughly Modern Classical Performer

The in-demand Chinese piano virtuoso Yuja Wang performs all over the world. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the young classical star, who is a Curtis graduate, embraces music and the world beyond the concert stage in her signature style.

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Creatively Speaking
11:35 am
Mon February 17, 2014

A Young Composer's Musical Mirror to Iraq War Veteran's Haunting Novel

Composer Alyssa Weinberg

Curtis graduate student Alyssa Weinberg read and re-read this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia choice as she composed Prayer, her work inspired by The Yellow Birds. With war as its setting, the novel by Kevin Powers makes a zigzag journey in time and place between Iraq, Fort Dix, a base in Germany, and Virginia - the place a young Private Bartle leaves, and returns to, profoundly changed.

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Pledge and Enter Contest on January 31
11:23 am
Thu January 30, 2014

WRTI Presents: Philadelphia Orchestra Day! Friday, January 31, 6 AM to 6 PM

Philadelphia Orchestra Day on WRTI is Friday, January 31, 6 am to 6 pm. Join us!

Listen today at 90.1 FM, or online here, as we celebrate our very own Fabulous Philadelphians with 12 hours of their finest performances conducted by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, as well as legacy recordings of legendary conductors including Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Eugene Ormandy. Some of your favorite orchestra musicians will say hello!

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:53 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Tracing The Career Of Claudio Abbado, A Consummate Conductor

Celebrated conductor Claudio Abbado in 1979 in his native Milan, during his tenure as music director of the city's famed opera house, La Scala.
Giorgio Lotti Mondadori/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 3:55 pm

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
10:03 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

After more than 15 months, the bitter labor battle between the Minnesota Orchestra musicians and management has ended. Whether the orchestra's music director Osmo Vänskä (pictured here) will return, after resigning in October, remains to be seen.
Greg Helgeson Minnesota Orchestra

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 12:39 pm

"The 15-month lockout at the Minnesota Orchestra ended Tuesday after management and musicians announced an agreement," Minnesota Public Radio writes.

"Musicians will return to work on Feb. 1," the network adds. They had been locked out since October 2012.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:48 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

The 'Ode To Joy' As A Call To Action

A Chinese student at the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, where speakers playing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony were rigged up to drown out government broadcasts.
Battle Hymns Productions

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 5:39 pm

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New Year's Day from Vienna
7:42 am
Mon December 30, 2013

What Are You Doing New Year's Day?

The Golden Hall in the Musikverein in Vienna

WRTI wishes you a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2014! Join us on New Year's Day at 11 am for the 74th annual Vienna Philharmonic concert broadcast from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. Daniel Barenboim conducts works by the Strauss family including Eduard Strauss, Josef Strauss, Johann Strauss, sen., Johann Strauss, Jr., Josef Hellmesberger, Jr., Richard Strauss, Joseph Lanner, and Leo Delibes. Wednesday, January 1, 11 am on WRTI.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:03 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

The Pleyel piano factory, which once supplied instruments to Frederic Chopin, will close its doors at the end of the year.
Francois Guillot AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 3:47 pm

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:08 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come

Some Steinway company representatives and employees — like Wally Boot, pictured here — have been working for the company for decades. Boot is the last person to touch every piano that leaves the factory in Queens, N.Y.
Craig Warga Bloomberg/Getty

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 12:30 am

For 160 years, the pianos made by Steinway & Sons have been considered the finest in the world. So when hedge fund billionaire John Paulson recently bought the company, it struck fear in the hearts of musicians: Would the famously handcrafted pianos be changed, for the sake of efficiency? Paulson, who owns several Steinways himself, says nothing will change.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
2:22 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Jingle All The Way! WRTI's Classical Holiday Schedule

It's classical music for the holidays on WRTI, from Saturday, December 14th to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. WRTI celebrates the season with a carefully chosen selection of holiday favorites.

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