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 30, 2013

6:06 AM
Brigg Fair
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:23 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 5 in A Op 46
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464601 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:29 AM
Let Thy Hand be Strengthened
Artist : Winchester Cathedral Choir
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758363 CD
Conductor : David Hill
Orchestra : Brandenburg Consort
Label : London/Dec
6:39 AM
Chamber Symphony in F
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Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
7:06 AM
Overture No. 2 in A
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:14 AM
The Liberty Bell (1893)
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 47286 CD
Conductor : Lt. Colonel G.A.C. Hoskins
Orchestra : Band of H.M. Royal Marines
Label : Angel/EMI
7:19 AM
Suite Espanola: No. 5 Asturias Op 47
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 45648 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
7:27 AM
RIENZI: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 312941 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Orfeo
7:41 AM
A Shropshire Lad
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
7:53 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Act I Chorus
Artist : Prague Philharmonic Choir
Album :
Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 911 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in C
Artist : H†kan Hardenberger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:18 AM
La Calinda
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 3303 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
8:24 AM
Petite Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 434306 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:37 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 36403 CD
Conductor : Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
TANCREDI Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Ralf Weikert
Orchestra : La Fenice orch.& Chor.(Venice)
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Sinfonia: Adagio and fugue in d
Artist :
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Composer : Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Catalog : 62345 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in g Op 58
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignaz Moscheles
Catalog : 5065 CD
Conductor : Othmar Maga
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Vox/MMG
9:45 AM
Carmen Fantasy Op 25
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 423063 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 54897 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:21 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 21
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559700 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:52 AM
Aladdin Suite for Orchestra Op 34
Artist : Swedish Radio Choir
Album :
Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 44934 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
11:17 AM
Clarinet Concerto in A
Artist : Benny Goodman, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 68804 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:47 AM
Church Sonata No. 2 for organ & strings in B-Flat
Artist : Janos Sebestyen, organ
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 550512 CD
Orchestra : Ferenc Erkel Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:06 PM
Concerto for 2 horns, stringsin E-Flat
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
12:24 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Op 99
Artist : Liat Cohen, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 2537 CD
Conductor : Rafi Kadishson
Orchestra : Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
Label : Centaur
12:46 PM
The Incredible Flutist-ballet suite
Artist : Scott Goff, flute
Album :
Composer : Walter Piston
Catalog : 559160 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:05 PM
Symphony No. 3 in a Op 56
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Posthorn Serenade in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 53277 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
2:44 PM
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Op 49
Artist : Idil Biret, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 571251 CD
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Violin Concerto in a Op 82
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 59 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
3:22 PM
Bassoon Sonata in D Op 50
Artist : Benjamin Kamins, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Catalog : 1 CD
Label :
4:06 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : Francois-Rene Duchable, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 88035 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Erato
4:23 PM
Maple Leaf Rag
Artist :
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Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 4776115 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:28 PM
String Sonata No. 3 in C
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Lydia Mordkovitch, violin
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 10491 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 550061 CD
Conductor : Anthony Bramall
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:25 PM
South Pacific: Selections
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 555024 CD
Conductor : Richard Hayman
Orchestra : ...and His Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:43 PM
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Medley
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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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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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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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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