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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March 20, 2013

6:06 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
6:17 AM
Wedding Scenes Suite
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 5 for 2 oboes and stringsin C Op 7
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 553035 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
6:40 AM
Symphony No. 23 in G
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 550723 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4775566 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Riders for the Flag
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 304 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Rustle of Spring Op 32
Artist : Leonard Pennario, piano
Album :
Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 63661 CD
Conductor : Miklos Rozsa
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:24 AM
Fruhlingslied Spring Song Op 71
Artist : Robert Silverman, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 82501 CD
Label : Marquis
7:28 AM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Caprice-Valse Wedding Cake Op 76
Artist : Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 6026 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
7:49 AM
Trumpet Sinfonia Decima (No. 10) for 2
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bononcini
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:06 AM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49995 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
4 Indian Love Lyrics: Kashmiri Love Song
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Amy Woodforde-Finden
Catalog : 59488 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
8:43 AM
Espana
Artist :
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 8852 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:47 AM
Iberia: No. 3 Fete-Dieu a Seville
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 80338 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Violin Concerto Spring in A
Artist : Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen, violin
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Antonio Guido
Catalog : 213 CD
Orchestra : La Stravaganza
Label : ORF
9:20 AM
Kikimora Op 63
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 442011 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:30 AM
Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Artist : N. Henriot-Schweitzer, piano
Album :
Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 6805 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Three Spring Miniatures
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Composer : William S Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 9595 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
10:08 AM
blue cathedral
Artist :
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Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:22 AM
Cello Concerto in a Op 129
Artist : Truls Mork, cello
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 45664 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:49 AM
Springtime and Desire Op 93
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 1822 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 8 Fruhlingsklange in A Op 205
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223362 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
12:07 PM
Music for the Royal Fireworks
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758360 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
12:24 PM
Bells Across The Meadows
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 553515 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony
Label : Naxos
12:28 PM
Slavonic Dance No. 7 in C Op 72
Artist : Katia Labeque, piano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 426264 CD
Label : Philips
12:31 PM
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in A-Flat Op 72
Artist : Katia Labeque, piano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 426264 CD
Label : Philips
12:47 PM
Vespers: Psalm 113
Artist : The Crossing
Album :
Composer : Kile Smith
Catalog : 5809 CD
Conductor : Donald Nally
Orchestra : Piffaro Renaissance Band
Label : Navona
12:57 PM
Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra in g Op 24
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
1:27 PM
Water Night
Artist : Eric Whitacre Singers
Album :
Composer : Eric Whitacre
Catalog : 14850 CD
Conductor : Eric Whitacre
Label : London/Dec
1:35 PM
Sonatina for violin & piano in G Op 100
Artist : Josef Suk, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 1078 CD
Label : Music&Arts
1:56 PM
Jerusalem
Artist : BBC National Chorus of Wales
Album :
Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 10740 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : BBC National Orch of Wales
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
A Perfect Day
Artist : Carlo Curley, organ
Album :
Composer : Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Catalog : 1025 CD
Label : RLF
2:06 PM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Pina Carmirelli, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6778 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
2:18 PM
Vienna, City of my Dreams
Artist : Beverly Sills, soprano
Album :
Composer : Rudolf Sieczynski
Catalog : 2469 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:24 PM
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON:
Artist : Shanghai National Orchestra
Album :
Composer : Tan Dun
Catalog : 93927 CD
Conductor : Tan Dun
Orchestra : Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:29 PM
Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565
Artist : Florence Mustric, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 1271 CD
Label : MSR
2:30 PM
CARMEN: Habanera: L’amour est un oiseau.
Artist : Rise Stevens, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 68921 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:40 PM
Rose of Tralee
Artist : John McCormack, tenor
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 7892 CD
Orchestra : Studio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:49 PM
Folk Song Symphony: excerpt
Artist : American Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Roy Harris
Catalog : 4076 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : American Festival Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
2:57 PM
Mock Morris
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 434330 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Mercury
3:00 PM
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:08 PM
Symphony No. 3 in c
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Composer : Florence Price
Catalog : 7518 CD
Conductor : Apo Hsu
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:39 PM
The Romance of Spring: Cantata Op 23
Artist : Prague Radio Chorus
Album :
Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
4:06 PM
Brazilian Impressions
Artist :
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 557711 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:27 PM
Dream Children Op 43
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
4:35 PM
A Winter’s Tale Op 18
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
4:47 PM
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Canning
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
5:06 PM
Sones de Mariachi
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Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
5:15 PM
Pan and the Birds Op 15
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
Album :
Composer : Jules Mouquet
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
5:23 PM
Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Suite
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 2367 CD
Conductor : Barry H. Kolman
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : Centaur

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:58 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

A Few Words With Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone became a fixture of global culture with his film music — but as a young composer, he was a radical.
Courtesy of Armonia AC

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 2:10 pm

Today at the Cannes Film Festival, attendees marked the 50th anniversary of the spaghetti western at a special screening of A Fistful of Dollars, the Sergio Leone classic that kick-started the genre. Leone's vision of the American West remains singular — and it's impossible to imagine without the iconic music of Ennio Morricone.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:27 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Asleep In Dress Blues: Music For Memorial Day

A lone bugler plays "Taps" during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 8:52 am

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Ten Amazing Philadelphia-Area Music Teachers
6:10 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents: Ovation Award Finalists!

Elizabeth Kaderabek

Ten music educators from the Delaware Valley will be honored by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) during their Annual Festival Concert at the Kimmel Center on June 1st for "inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education."

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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 GarcĂ­a 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 MarĂ­a MartĂ­nez 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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