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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May 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Flute Concerto in F
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Composer : Christoph Graupner
Catalog : 3162 CD
Conductor : Genevieve Soly
Orchestra : L'Ensemble des Idees heureuses
Label : Analekta
6:17 AM
Gymnopedies
Artist : Catherine Wilson, piano
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Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 71111 CD
Label : DOREMI
6:29 AM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 49463 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:39 AM
Symphonie Concertante for violin & cello in A
Artist : Anna McDonald, violin
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999538 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nocturne Op 61
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 82849 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:14 AM
National Emblem March
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Composer : Edwin E. Bagley
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Lt. Cmmdr. Lewis J. Buckley
Orchestra : United States Coast Guard Band
Label : USCG
7:19 AM
Moments Musicaux No. 6 in A-Flat Op 94
Artist : Jeno Jando, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 550259 CD
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Una aventura de Don Quijote
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Composer : Jesus Guridi
Catalog : 557110 CD
Conductor : Juan José Mena
Orchestra : Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Sinfonia in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Xaver Dussek
Catalog : 572683 CD
Conductor : Aapo Hakkinen
Orchestra : Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Fanfare for the Common Man
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60983 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Sinfonia melodica in C
Artist : Albrecht Mayer, oboe
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 5761 CD
Conductor : Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra : Berlin Baroque Soloists
Label : D. Gramphn
8:18 AM
Pavane Op 50
Artist : The King’s Singers
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 62146 CD
Conductor : Carl Davis
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:26 AM
Sinfonia No. 1
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 2115 CD
Conductor : Silvano Frontalini
Orchestra : Minsk Philharmonic
Label : Bongiovann
8:39 AM
Divertimento for winds in F
Artist : Danzi Quartet
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 60115 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:50 AM
Waltz from Delibe’s Coppelia
Artist : Ilona Prunyi, piano
Album :
Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 31910 CD
Label : Hungaroton
9:06 AM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Op 11
Artist : Dennis Brain, horn
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 47834 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:23 AM
Symphony No. 8 in F Op 93
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49487 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:50 AM
Gnossienne No. 3
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 473620 CD
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 65204 CD
Conductor : William Steinberg
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:19 AM
Symphonie concertante for 2fl, 2vln, vnc in D
Artist : Janos Balint, flute
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 7005 CD
Orchestra : Budapest Strings
Label : Capriccio
10:35 AM
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite Op 60
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : ClevelandO
10:35 AM
Hungarian Pictures
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 5309 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
10:35 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 462321 CD
Conductor : Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Overture to King Lear
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 1000153 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
12:19 PM
Symphony No. 6 in d Op 58
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Composer : Johann Wilms
Catalog : 2998 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:52 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op 58
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:52 PM
Symphony No. 2 in a Op 55
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 790 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Tapiola Sinfonietta
Label : Bis
2:00 PM
Alexander Nevsky Op 78
Artist : Scottish National Orch Chorus
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 10482 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:42 PM
Concerto for 2 mandolins in G
Artist : Castellani-Andriaccio,guitrDuo
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 57952 CD
Conductor : Arie Lipsky
Orchestra : Israel Chamber Orchestra
Label : FleurdeSon
3:00 PM
Fantasia para un gentilhombre
Artist : Sharon Isbin, guitar
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Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 61627 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:24 PM
Symphony in C
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Composer : Joseph Martin Kraus
Catalog : 553734 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:39 PM
Sleeping Beauty: Highlights Op 66
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2139 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
4:06 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Hans Vonk
Orchestra : Netherlands Radio Symph Orch
Label : Pentatone
4:26 PM
Two English Idylls
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:39 PM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
4:53 PM
El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 80493 CD
Orchestra : Empire Brass
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Symphony No. 31 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416490 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
5:25 PM
Spharenklange-Walzer Op 235
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 1849 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:37 PM
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix:
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Composer : Nicholas Hooper
Catalog : 148156 CD
Conductor : Alexander King
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
5:49 PM
Dances with Wolves: Suite
Artist : Louise DiTullio, flute
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Composer : John Barry
Catalog : 1194 CD
Conductor : Ronald Royer
Orchestra : Sinfonia Toronto
Label : Cambria

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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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