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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Playlist

January 03, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
6:20 AM
Flute Concerto No. 2 in g Op 10
Artist : Robert Stallman, flute
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 733 CD
Conductor : John Lubbock
Orchestra : Orchestra of St Johns Smith Sq
Label : ASV
6:30 AM
Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 80144 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:40 AM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
ALFONSO AND ESTRELLA Overture
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
On the Campus
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 96197 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 4 in D-Flat Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780118 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
7:28 AM
Giselle: ballet suite
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:40 AM
The Land of Smiles: Overture
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 2012611 CD
Conductor : Kurt Woss
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Gram.Loden
7:51 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestrain B-Flat
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 415958 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
DON PASQUALE Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:14 AM
Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Op 10
Artist : Jane Coop, piano
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5208 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
8:28 AM
Carmen Fantasy Op 25
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 423063 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
8:41 AM
SLEEPING BEAUTY Overture
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 61128 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:48 AM
Sleeping Beauty: Introduction Op 66
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
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9:06 AM
Olimpiade: Sinfonia
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 471566 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
9:13 AM
Piano Concerto No. 20 in d
Artist : Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 281 CD
Conductor : Leif Ove Andsnes
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:45 AM
Valse de Concert No. 2 Op 51
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 553838 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovschin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 2 in G
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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
10:13 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra : Warsaw National Phil. Orch.
Label : Accord
10:44 AM
blue cathedral
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Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:58 AM
Concertino for Clarinet & Orchin E-Flat Op 26
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 47351 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
11:10 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 43
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 54804 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Petite Suite
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 434306 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:19 PM
String Quartet in F
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 1379 CD
Orchestra : St.Petersburg String Quartet
Label : Marquis
12:49 PM
Valse Romantique No. 2
Artist : Georges Rabol, piano
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 553080 CD
Label : Naxos
12:57 PM
A Night Piece for flute and string orch.
Artist : Katherine DeJongh, flute
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Composer : Arthur Foote
Catalog : 2585 CD
Conductor : Bohdan Jarmolowicz
Orchestra : Polish Nat. Chamb. Orch/Slupsk
Label : Centaur
1:08 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 68
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 307 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
2:00 PM
Sinfonia for violoncello & strings in F
Artist : Michael Flaksman, cello
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 4252 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Excelsior
2:09 PM
Piano Trio (2003)
Artist : Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 559298 CD
Label : Naxos
2:24 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op 58
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4777244 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
3:10 PM
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Op 101
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Ballad of the Gnomes
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 4028 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto No. 16 in D
Artist : Christian Zacharias, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9401667 CD
Conductor : Christian Zacharias
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : MD+G
4:30 PM
AIDA: Grand March from Act II
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 80152 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:41 PM
AIDA: Ritorna vincitor!
Artist : Leontyne Price, soprano
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758368 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Teatro dell'Opera Orch., Rome
Label : London/Dec
4:51 PM
Legend for Piano & Orchestra (1933)
Artist : Jane Coop, piano
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Composer : John Ireland
Catalog : 5208 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
5:06 PM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : William Bennett, flute
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 391378 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:19 PM
The Perfect Fool Ballet Music Op 39
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 61257 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:30 PM
The Leopard Il Gattopardo
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 74987 CD
Conductor : Gianluigi Gelmetti
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
5:45 PM
Les Miserables Suite
Artist : and others
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Composer : Claude-Michel Schonberg
Catalog : 80498 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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Opera on WRTI
1:11 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, May 24, 1 PM

Soprano Patricia Racette sings Cio Cio San and tenor Stefano Secco sings Pinkerton in Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

Family, fortune, and honor—the geisha Cio-Cio-San forsakes them all for the callous American naval officer who calls her his "bride." But what she sees as a lifetime commitment, he treats as just a fleeting pleasure.

Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly features some of opera's most famous music, including Cio-Cio-San's heartbreaking "Un bel di" and the beautiful "Humming Chorus." It's Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy on WRTI. Saturday, May 24, 1 to 4 pm.

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Gianandrea Noseda Conducts The Philadelphians
12:42 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony, May 25, 1 PM

Canadian violinist James Ehnes is a Grammy winner and a Juilliard graduate. He plays the "Marsick" Stradivarius of 1715.

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast this Sunday at 1 pm opens with a collection of “Symphonic Fragments” from Alfredo Casella’s rarely performed opera La Donna Serpente (The Snake-Woman), based on an 18th-century fable-play by Carlo Gozzi, and is followed by one of Sergei Prok

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

A Freelance Classical Musician's Tell-All Memoir Becomes Amazon Series

Gael García Bernal plays the role of Rodrigo in the new Amazon Studios series, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE.

 

The way we watch television has altered radically in the past 10 years. So, too, has the classical music world. Yet now, as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, a musician's memoir written a decade ago is being adapted for television...but not for any traditional TV station.

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Opera on WRTI
6:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Verdi's OTELLO, May 17, 1 PM

Ana María Martínez sings Desdemona and Johan Botha sings the title role in Verdi's OTELLO.

A new season of broadcasts from the Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off on Saturday with Giuseppe Verdi's OTELLO. Get set for eight opera broadcasts on WRTI!

Jealousy, betrayal, and murder—Shakespeare's drama finds new dimension in Verdi's blazing and revealingly expressive music. Otello seems unbeatable on the battlefield, but he's powerless against his insidious henchman Iago, who convinces him that his innocent wife has been untrue. Saturday, May 17, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:15 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

A Stradivarius violin at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique, Paris, in 2009.
Patrick Kovarik AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 8:00 pm

The Stradivarius violin gets its name from master craftsman Antonio Stradivari. When he died in 1737, his secrets died with him: No one has ever been able to duplicate the sound of the violins or violas he made.

His instruments have taken on a mythical quality. Today they fetch millions of dollars at auctions; Sotheby's will soon auction off a viola that it expects to sell for $45 million.

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Creatively Speaking
12:48 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

A New Principal Guest Conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra

As Principal Guest Conductor, Stephane Deneve will be part of the creative planning process, and lead several subscription weeks, family programs, and summer concerts in Vail and Saratoga.

The Philadelphia Orchestra has named a Principal Guest Conductor for a three-year term beginning this fall. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on the appointment of the internationally known conductor Stephane Deneve, who has been a frequent guest since making his debut with the Orchestra in 2007.

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Chamber Orchestra of Philadlephia on WRTI
3:53 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

A Musical "Surprise" with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, May 18, 5 PM

Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn leads The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in two works on this month's Applause! broadcast. Benjamin Britten's tribute to his teacher, the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, will open the program. The work, written in 1937, brought Britten international attention. Also on the program, Franz Joseph Haydn's "Surprise Symphony." Dave Conant hosts. Sunday, May 18th, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI.

Program:

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Anonymous 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (But They're Doing It)

The vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 will disband after the 2015-16 concert season.
Dario Acosta

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 12:01 pm

In 1986, four women gathered in a casual setting to sing through a bit of medieval chant. Little did they know they were launching Anonymous 4, an a cappella ensemble that has spanned nearly 30 years, 20 albums, countless concerts and more than a millenium of music.

Today the group announced that the 2015-16 season will be its last together. But this isn't the first time Anonymous 4 has thought about calling it quits. The group bid a similar farewell in 2004.

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Creatively Speaking
7:41 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Graduation and Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance"- What's the Connection?

Although you may not realize that it was first composed as a military march, you’ll instantly recognize one of Sir Edward Elgar’s most popular works, "Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 in D," - especially the nearly two-minute middle section so commonly associated with graduation.  

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Creatively Speaking
7:26 am
Mon May 12, 2014

The Philadelphians and Yannick in Asia: Not Your Typical Tour

Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts is on the itinerary for The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2014 Asia Tour, as well as some very unusual venues.

The Philadelphia Orchestra is going deeper into China than ever before, into the Hunan province where modern arts centers have only existed for a few years, and out of Macao's air-conditioned casinos for outdoor performing amid the ruins of a cathedral. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns will be there every step of the way.

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