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

July 03, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 46 in C
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
6:19 AM
Bassoon Concerto in a
Artist : Tamas Benkocs, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 570798 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:32 AM
Das Spitzentuch der Konigin
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
6:42 AM
Concerto for Oboe d’amore, strin A
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 50905 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
TANCREDI Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 126114 CD
Conductor : Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra : Ricercar Academy
Label : Ricercare
7:14 AM
Old Comrades
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Composer : Carl Tieke
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:20 AM
Five O’Clock Foxtrot
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 4027 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
7:27 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:41 AM
Colas Breugnon Overture
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:47 AM
Piccolo Concerto in C
Artist : Michel Sanvoisin, piccolo
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Bacchanale Op 47
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63412 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, stringin G
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Patrie- Overture Op 19
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
8:39 AM
ORESTE Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 570279 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:56 AM
Moravian Dances
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 7008 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
9:06 AM
La Sylphide: Overture
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Composer : Herman Severin Lovenskiold
Catalog : 6546 CD
Conductor : David Garforth
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:14 AM
JERUSALEM: Ballet Music (Act III)
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 572818 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:38 AM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso in D Op 3
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
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Composer : Pieter Hellendaal
Catalog : 3492 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
10:18 AM
Suite-concertino for bassoon in F Op 16
Artist : Giuseppe Ciabocchi, bassoon
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 572921 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:45 AM
Sumarovo The Fiddler’s Child, Ballad
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 2417 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:00 AM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 48376 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 4 in e Op 98
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:07 PM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:21 PM
Trittico
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Composer : Vaclav Nelhybel
Catalog : 52 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
12:32 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3392 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:48 PM
Symphony in D A Festival Piece in One Movement
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Composer : John Vincent
Catalog : 250 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Albany
1:09 PM
Bells Across The Meadows
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:24 PM
The Devil and Daniel Webster
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 7224 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:35 PM
Suites de Symphonies: Rondeau
Artist : Crispian Steele-Perkins, trump
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Composer : Jean Joseph Mouret
Catalog : 61002 CD
Conductor : Donald Fraser
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:39 PM
MEFISTOFELE
Artist : Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor
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Composer : Arrigo Boito
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : Stefano Ranzani
Orchestra : Orch.of Teatro Massimo,Palermo
Label : Naxos
2:12 PM
Mock Morris
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 542 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cala
2:02 PM
Music from the Battle of Gettysburg
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 432591 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
2:16 PM
Country Gardens
Artist : Percy Grainger, piano
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 542 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cala
2:17 PM
God of Our Fathers
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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Composer : George W. Warren
Catalog : 302 CD
Conductor : Craig Jessop
Orchestra : Orchestra at Temple Square
Label : MTC
2:23 PM
DIE FLEDERMAUS: Ich lade gern mir Gaste
Artist : Brigitte Fassbaender,contralto
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 55691 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:27 PM
Liebestraum No. 3
Artist : Yundi Li, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 851 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
2:32 PM
The Student Prince: Serenade
Artist : Mario Lanza, tenor
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Composer : Sigmund Romberg
Catalog : 60048 CD
Conductor : Constantine Callinicos
Orchestra : RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:37 PM
Manhattan Beach
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
2:42 PM
Piano Concerto: II
Artist : Dora Serviarian-Kuhn, piano
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 964 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : ASV
2:53 PM
In the Steppes of Central Asia
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 470840 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
3:00 PM
Concerto Armonico No. 4 in f
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
3:13 PM
Sinfonietta Op 60
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 91506 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:38 PM
The Blue Heron ballet Suite
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Composer : Matti Rautio
Catalog : 9702 CD
Conductor : Kari Tikka
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
4:06 PM
Quintet for guitar and strings No. 5 in G
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 438769 CD
Label : Philips
4:25 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:38 PM
Concerto for Harp and Strings Op 267
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
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Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 80530 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Searching for Fortune Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Escales
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Angel/EMI
5:31 PM
Symphony No. 8 in b Unfinished
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:58 PM
Ritter Pazman: Csardas Op 441
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Classical Pranksters Don't Just Play Music: They Play With It

From left: Video director Joe Sabia, bassist Michael Thurber and recording engineer Matt McCorkle of CDZA.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 12:14 pm

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