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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June 06, 2013

6:06 AM
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5737 CD
Conductor : Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:20 AM
Pavane for a Dead Princess
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 62367 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
6:29 AM
Four Scottish Dances Op 59
Artist :
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:39 AM
Bolero
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 472798 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
Allegro for strings in C
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 550621 CD
Conductor : Andras Kiss
Orchestra : Rossini Ensemble Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Sabre and Spurs
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:19 AM
Capricho árabe
Artist : Sharon Isbin, guitar
Album :
Composer : Francisco Tarrega
Catalog : 23419 CD
Label : Erato
7:27 AM
My Heart is Inditing
Artist : Chorus of St-Martin-in-the-Fld
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 412733 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:40 AM
Swedish Dances Op 63
Artist :
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
7:52 AM
Transylvanian Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
Carmen Suite No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 3208 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Delos
8:19 AM
Don Juan: Dance of the Phantoms & Furies
Artist :
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 5036 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
8:26 AM
Symphony in b
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572583 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 415379 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
Bailero
Artist : Veronique Gens, soprano
Album :
Composer : Joseph Canteloube
Catalog : 557491 CD
Conductor : Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra : Lille National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Prelude in c-Sharp Op 3
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 46271 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
9:12 AM
Lermontov Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 946 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : ASV
9:37 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 48167 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Trio for piano, violin & viola in G
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christoph Frederic Bach
Catalog : 777087 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Koln
Label : CPO
10:17 AM
Symphony No. 10: Adagio
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 1995 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Label : Nederland
10:44 AM
Spring (Vesna) Op 34
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 553838 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovschin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:00 AM
Violin Concerto in D
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 51352 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 39676 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Passacaglia and Fugue in c
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 43 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
12:20 PM
Symphony No. 5 for strings
Artist :
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Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 80370 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : New World
12:41 PM
Organ Concerto No. 1 in F Op 137
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
Album :
Composer : Josef Rheinberger
Catalog : 80136 CD
Conductor : Jahja Ling
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:06 PM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 55
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 439900 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Orch Revolutionnaire et Romant
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 8 Fruhlingsklange in A Op 205
Artist :
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223362 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
2:43 PM
Youth Symphony in d
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 7130 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
3:00 PM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 1085 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Simax
3:14 PM
Symphony No. 3 Simfonia-Poema
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 62516 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:39 PM
Symphony No. 15 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 220540 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Label : Da Capo
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 2 (1814) in D
Artist :
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 282 CD
Conductor : Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Dynamic
4:26 PM
Overture No. 1 in e
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
4:36 PM
Aladdin Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Christian Frederik Horneman
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
4:48 PM
LA JUIVE: Pantomime et Ballet
Artist :
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Composer : Jacques Halevy
Catalog : 420190 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:06 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 7: Festklange
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 68598 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Angel/EMI
5:25 PM
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Artist :
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 443899 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
5:36 PM
The Irish Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 7892 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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 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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