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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July 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:16 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 16
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
6:30 AM
Overture No. 6 in d
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:41 AM
Symphony in E Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Souvenir de Carneval 1847 Op 200
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss
Catalog : 223470 CD
Conductor : Mika Eichenholz
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
The Corcoran Cadets
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 303 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Artist :
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:27 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 49964 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:40 AM
Sonata on the 8th tone
Artist :
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Composer : Giovanni Gabrieli
Catalog : 62353 CD
Orchestra : Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Label : CBS/Sony
7:47 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 555384 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Aradia Baroque Ensemble
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
MEDEA Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 65926 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Incidental
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:26 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 3185 CD
Orchestra : Lincoln Center Chamber Society
Label : Delos
8:39 AM
Marche triomphale et Pompiere
Artist :
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 802 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Rhenanie-Palatinate Philharm.
Label : Cybelia
8:46 AM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 8893 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Swedish Folk-Songs and Dances
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Composer : August Soderman
Catalog : 1040 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Ume† Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
9:18 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
9:27 AM
Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F Op 70
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 4780220 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Capriccio: Sextet Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 44702 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : New Stockholm Chamber Orchestr
Label : CBS/Sony
10:15 AM
Sinfonia Concertante for viola, dbl-bass
Artist : Lubomir Maly, viola
Album :
Composer : Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
Catalog : 110951 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
10:41 AM
Hungarian Dance No. 4 in f-Sharp
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
10:47 AM
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
10:51 AM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 80523 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : Telarc
11:03 AM
Water Music-Complete
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 44655 CD
Conductor : Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra : La Grande Ecurie,Chambre duRoy
Label : CBS/Sony
12:08 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:24 PM
Fantasia in C
Artist : Joseph Payne, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 2419 CD
Label : Centaur
12:27 PM
Fugue in C
Artist : Joseph Payne, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 2419 CD
Label : Centaur
12:31 PM
American Eagle Waltz
Artist : Philip Collins, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
12:42 PM
Rainbow Body
Artist :
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Composer : Christopher Theofanidis
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:57 PM
The Isle of the Dead Op 29
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
1:17 PM
Hora staccato
Artist : Rafael Mendez, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Grigoras Dinicu
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Victor Young
Orchestra : His Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:24 PM
The White Peacock
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 90224 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Dorian
1:31 PM
JENUFA: Mamicko, mam tezkou hlavu
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 7405 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : London/Dec
1:44 PM
Sylvia: Act I (excerpts)
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 434313 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
2:01 PM
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Artist : Xuefei Yang, guitar
Album :
Composer : Francisco Tarrega
Catalog : 70714 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:01 PM
The Londonderry Air
Artist :
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:12 PM
LA BOHEME: O soave fanciulla...
Artist : Ramon Vargas, tenor; Anna Netrebko, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
2:17 PM
Violin Concerto
Artist : Hillary Hahn, violin
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 14698 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:51 PM
Concerto for Timpani and Band: Allegro
Artist : James Nierescher, timpani
Album :
Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 13 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : ACC Heritage of America Band
Label : USAF
2:57 PM
Requiem: In paradisum Op 48
Artist : Choir Kings College, Cambridge
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 64715 CD
Conductor : David Willcocks
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Adagio for cello and orchestra
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Woldemar Bargiel
Catalog : 63665 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : RCA/BMG
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 20 in d
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 98407 CD
Conductor : Alexandre Rabinovitch
Orchestra : Veneto/Padua Chamber Orchestra
Label : Teldec
3:40 PM
Marouf, Savetier du Caire
Artist :
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Composer : Henri Benjamin Rabaud
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
4:06 PM
1712 Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
4:19 PM
Minuet Militaire
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
4:26 PM
El Salon Mexico
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:39 PM
Nell Gwyn
Artist :
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:58 PM
The Phantom Melody
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
The White Peacock
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
5:14 PM
Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure
Artist : Robert Vanderschaaf, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Tausig
Catalog : 2417 CD
Label : Centaur
5:22 PM
Phantasia- Based on themes from PHANTOM
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin;l Julian Llord Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 58043 CD
Conductor : Simon Lee
Orchestra : The London Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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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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