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

February 21, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5265 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
6:17 AM
Rapsodia Argentina for piano and orch.
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 774 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Bis
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 trumpets in C
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 414588 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : L'Oiseau
6:41 AM
Octet No. 1 for winds in E-Flat
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 777377 CD
Conductor : Carin van Heerden
Orchestra : L'Orfeo Wind Ensemble
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
LA SCALA DI SETA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:14 AM
Cyrus the Great
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
BORIS GODUNOV: Polonaise
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:27 AM
String Symphony No. 2 in D
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:40 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4775789 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:48 AM
Four Seasons: No.4 Winter (L’Inverno) in f Op 8
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 66472 CD
Conductor : Isaac Stern
Orchestra : Jerusalem Music Centre Ch.Orch
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Concert Overture No. 17 in f Op 242
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Composer : Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Catalog : 777469 CD
Conductor : Michael Alexander Willens
Orchestra : The Cologne Academy
Label : CPO
8:15 AM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 430201 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:26 AM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 75221 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:39 AM
Concerto for trumpet and 2 oboes in D
Artist : Albert Calvayrac, trumpet
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
8:49 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 15621 CD
Conductor : Rouslan Raichev
Orchestra : Plovdiv Philharmonic
Label : LaserLight
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907415 CD
Conductor : Richard Egarr
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
9:16 AM
Concertone for 2 violins in C
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5740 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:47 AM
Elfenspiel
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
OBERON Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 504 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : OehmsCl
10:11 AM
Violin Concerto in e Op 64
Artist : Zino Francescatti, violin
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 62339 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:39 AM
Symphony No. 7 in A Op 92
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49176 CD
Conductor : Joshua Bell
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : CBS/Sony
11:20 AM
Todtenfeier- Symphonic Poem
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 8956 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:16 PM
Concierto del Sur (1941)
Artist : Andres Segovia, guitar
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Composer : Manuel Ponce
Catalog : 2130 CD
Conductor : Enrique Jorda
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : D. Gramphn
12:43 PM
Organ Concerto No. 1 in F Op 137
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
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Composer : Josef Rheinberger
Catalog : 80136 CD
Conductor : Jahja Ling
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:08 PM
Rustic Wedding Symphony in E-Flat Op 26
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
2:00 PM
The Enchanted Lake Op 62
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 777174 CD
Conductor : Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra : Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra
Label : CPO
2:11 PM
Symphony No. 6 in c Op 58
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 1000026 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
2:51 PM
String Quartet No. 1: Andante Cantabile Op 11
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 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
3:13 PM
Symphony No. 8 in b
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:39 PM
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 63043 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6579 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Denon
4:28 PM
LA SOURCE: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 553356 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
4:44 PM
LAKME: Viens, Malika...Dome epais
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
4:53 PM
Suite Algerienne: Op 60
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
5:06 PM
Danzas espanolas No. 5in e Op 37
Artist : Andres Segovia, guitar
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Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 2130 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
5:13 PM
Serenade in G
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Composer : E. J. Moeran
Catalog : 64721 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
5:29 PM
Le Boeuf sur le Toit Op 58
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 45809 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
5:51 PM
Jack-in-the-box
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Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 421395 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : London Festival Players
Label : London/Dec

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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

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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Creatively Speaking
12:48 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

A New Principal Guest Conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra

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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

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Program:

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11:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

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

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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.

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Creatively Speaking
7:41 am
Mon May 12, 2014

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

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Creatively Speaking
7:26 am
Mon May 12, 2014

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