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

March 06, 2013

6:06 AM
Flute Concerto No. 6 in G Op 10
Artist : Michala Petri, recorder
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 68543 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra : Moscow Virtuosi
Label : RCA/BMG
6:16 AM
Suite from the Ballet Les Genies
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Composer : Mlle. Duval
Catalog : 60102 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Bay Area Women's Philharmonic
Label : Newport
6:29 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
6:40 AM
Leonore Overture No. 3 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 7894 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:06 AM
Sinfonia (Concerto) in g
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9377 CD
Conductor : Jörg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra : REBEL Baroque Ensemble
Label : Bridge
7:15 AM
The Rifle Regiment (1886)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
LA TRAVIATA Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 8 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Medici
7:28 AM
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:40 AM
CANDIDE Overture
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 416360 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:46 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in C
Artist : H†kan Hardenberger, trumpet
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
A Night at Karlstein
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
8:17 AM
Solemn March for Shakespeare Celebration
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:28 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 80606 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:42 AM
Huapango
Artist :
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 90227 CD
Conductor : Maximiano Valdes
Orchestra : Bolivar Symph.Orch./Venezuela
Label : Dorian
8:49 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in C
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in d Op 7
Artist : Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
Album :
Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 77010 CD
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
9:17 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:40 AM
Concerto No. 2 a due cori in F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 63073 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Hamlet/Ophelia Op 22
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 104 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Lib Cong
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 19
Artist : Richard Goode, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 480508 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Nonesuch
10:49 AM
Quintet for guitar and strings No. 1 in d
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 438769 CD
Label : Philips
11:08 AM
Symphony in e Op 32
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Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 8958 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:08 PM
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6584 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:11 PM
Lyric Fantasy
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 553715 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:21 PM
Pohalainen Sarja (Ostrobothnian Suite) Op 52
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Composer : Leevi Madetoja
Catalog : 9036 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
12:50 PM
Three Gymnopedies
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Composer : Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Catalog : 442374 CD
Conductor : Myer Fredman
Orchestra : Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Label : ABC
1:00 PM
Piano Concerto in f-Sharp Op 20
Artist : Roland Pontinen, piano
Album :
Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 475 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
1:30 PM
1712 Overture
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Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
1:43 PM
Caprice No. 24 in a Op 1
Artist : Alison Balsom, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Nicolo Paganini
Catalog : 53255 CD
Conductor : Edward Gardner
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:48 PM
Tropical
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:52 PM
Florentiner Op 214
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 68757 CD
Conductor : John Anderson
Orchestra : Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Label : RCA/BMG
2:02 PM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 48164 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:12 PM
Litanies a la Vierge Noire
Artist : Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Album :
Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 85776 CD
Conductor : Alldis, John
Orchestra : Groupe Vocal de France
Label : Angel/EMI
2:23 PM
Enigma Variations Op 36
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 452853 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:54 PM
LA BOHEME: O soave fanciulla...
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : London/Dec
2:55 PM
The National Game
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559092 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Walt Whitman Overture Op 7
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
3:09 PM
Mother Goose Ballet
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 7142 CD
Conductor : Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
3:41 PM
Diptyque Mediterraneen Op 87
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
4:06 PM
An American Concerto
Artist : Melissa White, violin
Album :
Composer : Gwyneth Walker
Catalog : 356 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony Orches
Label : Albany
4:26 PM
Preludio for Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 2141 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
4:31 PM
MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Un bel di vedremo
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 89370 CD
Conductor : John Pritchard
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:37 PM
La Peri
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 557274 CD
Conductor : Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra : Lille National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
WALZERTRAUME (Waltz Dreams)
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Composer : Oscar Straus
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:14 PM
Scherzo No. 4 in E Op 54
Artist : Claudio Arrau, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 412610 CD
Label : Philips
5:28 PM
Jalousie (Tango)
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Composer : Jacob Gade
Catalog : 63304 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:34 PM
Cakewalk Ballet after Gottschalk
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Composer : Hershy Kay
Catalog : 61501 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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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