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

December 14, 2012

6:06 AM
Young Henry’s Hunt Overture
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Composer : Etienne-Nicolas Mehul
Catalog : 5184 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
6:17 AM
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords and Strings in a, BWV 1065
Artist : John Butt, Phebe Craig, Jonathon Dimmock, Jeffrey Thomas - harpsichords
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 7237 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Thomas
Orchestra : American Bach Soloists
Label : KOCH Intl.
6:30 AM
Scenes from Faust: Overture
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
6:44 AM
Grand Duo Concertante for vln.& dbl.bass in A
Artist : Ruggiero Ricci, violin; Francesco Petracchi, Doublebass
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Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 47661 CD
Conductor : Piero Bellugi
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 63151 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
The Thunderer (1889)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:18 AM
Czardas
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
Album :
Composer : Vittorio Monti
Catalog : 57164 CD
Orchestra : Virtuosi
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Serenade for string orchestra in e Op 20
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 80192 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:43 AM
Spring Overture (Yar-Khmel) Op 1
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:54 AM
Bizzarie Universali: Alla Paduana
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
Album :
Composer : William Corbett
Catalog : 1391 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
8:06 AM
Savannah River Holiday
Artist :
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Composer : Ron Nelson
Catalog : 434324 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman Philharmonia
Label : Mercury
8:17 AM
Rodeo: Buckaroo Holiday
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 63511 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
8:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
SCHERZ, LIST UND RACHE Overture Op 1
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 7338 CD
Conductor : Thomas Rosner
Orchestra : Bienne Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
8:52 AM
Oboe Concerto in D, RV 253
Artist : Lajos Lencses, oboe
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 83114 CD
Conductor : Paul Angerer
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : Carus
9:06 AM
Zur Namensfeier Overture in C Op 115
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
9:15 AM
Triptyque for Orchestra Op 103
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Composer : Joseph Jongen
Catalog : 1635 CD
Conductor : Pierre Bartholomee
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Cypres
9:42 AM
A Winter’s Tale Op 9
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 553703 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Violin Concerto No. 11 in D Op 8, RV 210
Artist : Fabio Biondi, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 45465 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:13 AM
Fantasia para un gentilhombre
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 54665 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:37 AM
Two Pieces for Viola and Cello (1918)
Artist : Sheila Browne, viola; Wesley Baldwin, cello
Album :
Composer : Rebecca Clarke
Catalog : 2798 CD
Label : Centaur
10:48 AM
Pines of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Phil Orch.
11:14 AM
Harold in Italy Op 16
Artist : David Aaron Carpenter, viola
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 1188 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
12:06 PM
Overture in g
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 91206 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:18 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 47941 CD
Conductor : Sakari Oramo
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:48 PM
Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944 "The Great"
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 42316 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Concerto for Oboe d’amore and strings, BWV 1055 in A
Artist : Antoine Torunczyk,oboe d’amore
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 13 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
2:15 PM
Symphonie Concertante Op 81
Artist : Peter Richard Conte, organ
Album :
Composer : Joseph Jongen
Catalog : 49270 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Gothic
3:00 PM
Sarabande: For Katharine in April
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Composer : Ron Nelson
Catalog : 434347 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
3:07 PM
Piano Trio No. 4 in e Op 90 "Dumky"
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416297 CD
Orchestra : Beaux Arts Trio
Label : Philips
3:43 PM
Soir de Fete Op 32
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Composer : Ernest Chausson
Catalog : 64686 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Op 32
Artist : Dana Protopopescu, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 920222 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRTN Phil. Orchestra Brussels
Label : Discover
4:30 PM
IL TABARRO: Hai ben ragione
Artist : Jose Cura, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 18838 CD
Conductor : Placido Domingo
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Erato
4:36 PM
SUOR ANGELICA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
GIANNI SCHICCHI: O Mio Babbino Caro
Artist : Diana Damrau, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 19313 CD
Conductor : Dan Ettinger
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:50 PM
AIDA: Sinfonia (1872 version)
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 1090 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
4:56 PM
AIDA: Celeste Aida
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758177 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Arabesques
Artist : Nancy Allen, harp
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Nancy Allen)
Catalog : 47520 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
5:17 PM
La Vega
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz (arr. Jack Marshall)
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Intro.& Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute, by Mozart Op 9
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Fernando Sor (arr. Parkening)
Catalog : 56730 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
5:39 PM
Suite for Orchestra and Solo Viola
Artist : Marcus Thompson, viola
Album :
Composer : Joseph Jongen
Catalog : 2788 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Centaur

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11:35 am
Mon February 17, 2014

A Young Composer's Musical Mirror to Iraq War Veteran's Haunting Novel

Composer Alyssa Weinberg

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Thu January 30, 2014

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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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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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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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3:48 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

The 'Ode To Joy' As A Call To Action

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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?

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2:03 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

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Francois Guillot AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 3:47 pm

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2:08 pm
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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

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2:22 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

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6:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

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Courtesy of the artist

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

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