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.

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October 30, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat, K. 16
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
6:19 AM
Racing
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 12 for oboe and strings in C Op 7
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op 40
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:06 AM
Impressions d’Italie: On the Hill-Tops
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:21 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 144 CD
Conductor : Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Orchestra : Gottinger Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cedille
7:28 AM
Guitar (or Mandolin) Concerto in D, K. 93
Artist : Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 417617 CD
Conductor : George Malcolm
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:42 AM
Mazurekin e Op 49
Artist : Akiko Suwanai, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464531 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:49 AM
Where the Lemon Trees Blossom Op 364
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4780226 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in F
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:14 AM
Oboe Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Richard Woodhams, oboe
Album :
Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
8:26 AM
Children’s Overture
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 64131 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : Light Music Society Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:42 AM
Le Banjo (Grotesque Fantasie) Op 15
Artist : Ruskin Cooper, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 2584 CD
Label : Centaur
8:47 AM
Huapango
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Serenade for Sring Orchestra
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:15 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat, K. 207
Artist : Shlomo Mintz, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2058 CD
Conductor : Shlomo Mintz
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Avie
9:38 AM
Dolly Op 56
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 423089 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 46 in B
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 1495 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : Symph. Orch. of Radio Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:18 AM
Passacaglia and Fugue in c, BWV 582
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Leopold Stokiwski)
Catalog : 19032 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:33 AM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:00 AM
Serenade for String Orchestra Op 1
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 7206 CD
Conductor : Donald Barra
Orchestra : San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:11 AM
Symphony in e Op 32 Gaelic
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Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 8958 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:07 PM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:22 PM
Funeral March of a Marionette
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:28 PM
Fugue Little in g
Artist : Frederick Hohman, organ
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 7070 CD
Label : Pro Organo
12:33 PM
The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orch.)
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Composer : John Adams
Catalog : 55051 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
12:50 PM
Conte Fantastique for harp and string quartet
Artist : Vanessa McKeand, harp
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 90721 CD
Orchestra : Allegri String Quartet
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:10 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:24 PM
Danse Macabre Op 40
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63313 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:29 PM
ANDREA CHENIER: Shepherds and Shepherdess’ Chorus
Artist : Hungarian Radio & T.V. Chorus
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Composer : Umberto Giordano
Catalog : 42369 CD
Conductor : Giuseppe Patane
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:31 PM
High Noon
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Composer : Dmitri Tiomkin
Catalog : 77086 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Tiomkin
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : CBS/Sony
1:36 PM
Pines of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 69826 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:08 PM
The Irish Suite
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Rochester Pops Orch
Label : Mercury
2:27 PM
LE VILLI: Intermezzo: The Witches’
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64766 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:32 PM
And I saw a new heaven
Artist : The Sixteen
Album :
Composer : Edgar Bainton
Catalog : 13009 CD
Conductor : Harry Christophers
Label : London/Dec
2:38 PM
Vienna, City of my Dreams
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Rudolf Sieczynski
Catalog : 69876 CD
Orchestra : Unknown orchestra/ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
2:38 PM
Shenandoah
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Carmen Dragon)
Catalog : 26077 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : VirginiaSO
2:42 PM
O magnum mysterium
Artist : Elora Festival Singers
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : Noel Edison
Label : Naxos
2:49 PM
Ghost Rag: Graceful Ghost
Artist : Tim Fain, violin
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Composer : William Bolcom
Catalog : 559662 CD
Label : Naxos
2:54 PM
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 449900 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Symphony No. 8 in b, D. 759 Unfinished
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:26 PM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:41 PM
Three Film Scores for String Orchestra
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Composer : Toru Takemitsu
Catalog : 557760 CD
Conductor : Marin Alsop
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416490 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
4:25 PM
Crown of India Suite: March of the Mogul Emperors Op 66
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:31 PM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61 Mozartiana
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
5:06 PM
Carnival in Rome
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
5:14 PM
Vergissmeinnicht, concert polka
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:21 PM
PAGANINI: Niemand lieb dich so wie ich
Artist : Ruth-Margartet Putz, soprano; Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 866 CD
Conductor : Siegfried Kohler
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : Original
5:28 PM
Reflections on a Scottish Folk Song
Artist : Paul Watkins, cello
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodney Bennett
Catalog : 10389 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:56 PM
The Blue Bells of Scotland
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 264 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Pro Arte

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12:56 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Great Composers Memorialized in Fairmount Park

Bust of Franz Schubert by Henry Baerer, 1891 in West Fairmount Park, east of Horticultural Hall. Bronze sculpture with limestone base and granite with bronze plaque.

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Creatively Speaking
12:28 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Written in Secret Musical Codes: Shostakovich's 10th Symphony

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

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On Sunday, June 8, 2014, on WRTI, Stephane Deneve leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich's 10th Symphony and Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

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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

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4:21 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

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Konstantin Sergeyev Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 8:22 pm

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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

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9:06 am
Mon May 26, 2014

The Ney: An Ancient Flute Celebrated in a Modern Work

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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
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Composer David Ludwig's Legacy

David Ludwig

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8:39 am
Mon May 26, 2014

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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
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