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 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 (after Scarlatti) in a
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:19 AM
Piano Concertino No. 11 in C
Artist : Sabine Vatin, fortepiano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557660 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble d'arco
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity Op 32
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 69690 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
6:41 AM
Concerto for two Horns in F
Artist : Bedrich and Zdenek Tylsar , horns
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Composer : Franz-Xaver Pokorny
Catalog : 550459 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 62592 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
America First
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559247 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
7:18 AM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:27 AM
English Folk Song Suite
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Gordon Jacob)
Catalog : 4776118 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:40 AM
Polonaise de concert for violin & orchestra in D Op 4
Artist : Leila Josefowicz, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 472207 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
7:48 AM
Violin Concerto No. 10 in B-Flat Op 8, RV 362 La Caccia
Artist : Ronald Thomas,violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6578 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Roses from the South Op 388
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4780228 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
Concerto Grossoin B-Flat Op 2, No. 6
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
8:28 AM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Danse Slave
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 4758140 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
8:46 AM
MACBETH: Act III: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 52489 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in e
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
9:19 AM
Suite for Trumpet & strings in C
Artist : Joachim Schafer, trumpet
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Composer : Theodor Schwartzkopf
Catalog : 77210 CD
Conductor : Anton Popovic
Orchestra : Bratislava Chamber Soloists
Label : Christopho
9:28 AM
Cello Concerto in e Op 85
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 61695 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Pelleas et Melisande Op 80
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 38471 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in b Op 61
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 425501 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:48 AM
Concerto for Oboe and violin in d, BWV 1060
Artist : Nigel Kennedy,violin; Albrecht Mayer, oboe
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 57091 CD
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
11:04 AM
Nocturne in B Op 40
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9391 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:15 AM
Symphony No. 2 in F
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 9120 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Flute Concerto in a, RV 108
Artist : Michala Petri, recorder
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
12:15 PM
Cello Concerto in b Op 104
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 432001 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:55 PM
Caprice
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 61695 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:05 PM
Job: A Masque for Dancing
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 553955 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 8802048 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Newton
2:21 PM
Symphony No. 5 in c Op 67
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Walt Whitman Op 53
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 7036 CD
Conductor : David Amos
Orchestra : Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:18 PM
Suite for Recorder and Strings
Artist : Michala Petri, recorder
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Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 220606 CD
Conductor : Jean Thorel
Orchestra : Hong Kong City Chamber Orch
Label : OUR
3:39 PM
Petite Suite
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Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Andre Caplet)
Catalog : 2377 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : ATMA
4:06 PM
Sursum corda Symphonic overture Op 13
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 9317 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
Scherzo
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 2141 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
4:34 PM
TOSCA: Vissi D’Arte
Artist : Maria Callas, soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 96341 CD
Conductor : Victor de Sabata
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
4:39 PM
Suite Pastorale
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 88018 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Erato
5:06 PM
GYPSY BARON Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:15 PM
Gypsy Lad
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 47806 CD
Conductor : John Lanchbery
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Eight Waltzes from film music
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 4776111 CD
Conductor : Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra : Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn

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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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