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

March 31, 2014

6:06 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
6:19 AM
Notturno No. 2 in F
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999741 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
6:31 AM
IL TURCO IN ITALIA Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 37859 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
6:41 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
DIE SCHONE GALATEA: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:14 AM
Sound Off
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:19 AM
Anna Magdalena Notebook: Little Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 39431 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Concerto for 2 celli and strings in g
Artist : Christina Mahler, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9811 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:41 AM
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 75736 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Concentus Musicus Wien
Label : RCA/BMG
7:51 AM
King Kong: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 136 CD
Conductor : Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
PLATEE Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 557490 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Baroque Soloists
Label : Naxos
8:12 AM
Italian Concerto in F
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 82429 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:27 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:40 AM
DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:49 AM
Orb & Sceptre
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5265 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
9:17 AM
L’Horloge de Flore
Artist : John Delancie, oboe
Album :
Composer : Jean Francaix
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Max Wilcox
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Boston
9:35 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 3 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Korsholma Castle
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Armas Jarnefelt
Catalog : 9701 CD
Conductor : Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A
Artist : Pamela Frank, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 72104 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Label : ArteNova
10:48 AM
Concerto for Oboe d’amore stgs,& bcin D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 9815 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
11:06 AM
Symphony No.100 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
11:31 AM
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Passacaglia and Fugue in c
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 19032 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in D
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 7948 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra : Moscow Virtuosi
Label : RCA/BMG
12:43 PM
Siegfried Idyll
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
1:02 PM
The Planets Op 32
Artist : Manchester Chamber Choir
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 5086 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69877 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
2:23 PM
Piano Trioin D Op 70
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9296 CD
Orchestra : Borodin Trio
Label : Chandos
3:00 PM
Serenade from the String Quartet in F Op 3
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 57541 CD
Orchestra : Alban Berg Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
3:07 PM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 4780037 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
3:39 PM
From a Moonlit Ceremony
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George McKay
Catalog : 559052 CD
Conductor : John McLaughlin Williams
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
PLATEE: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 557490 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Baroque Soloists
Label : Naxos
4:30 PM
DON PASQUALE Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
DON PASQUALE: Tournami a dir (Notturno)
Artist : Beverly Sills, soprano
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 86317 CD
Conductor : Sarah Caldwell
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
Symphony No. 22 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45972 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Love Song Op 7
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 101429 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
5:15 PM
RUSALKA: Polonaise
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780117 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:21 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:30 PM
Memoirs of a Geisha: Suite
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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