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

October 10, 2012

6:06 AM
King Arthur Suite
Artist : Colin Tilney, Harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
6:16 AM
Concerto for 2 guitars in G
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Victor Alessandro
Orchestra : San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:30 AM
Romance (frag.) for pno, flt, bsn, & orch. in e
Artist : Grigorios Zamparas, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2725 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : Centaur
6:42 AM
Divertimento No. 3 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9045 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
EURYANTHE Overture Op 81
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
The Beau Ideal
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : ACC Heritage of America Band
Label : USAF
7:19 AM
JOCELYN: Berceuse
Artist :
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Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 57906 CD
Orchestra : Eroica Trio
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 4 in A
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
8:06 AM
I VESPRI SICILIANI Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
8:16 AM
Polacca (Polonaise) Brillante Op 72
Artist : Benjamin Frith, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 550959 CD
Conductor : Proinnsias O Duinn
Orchestra : RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Three-Cornered Hat Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:43 AM
Symphony in F
Artist :
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Composer : Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Catalog : 777112 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : CPO
8:51 AM
Concerto for Three Violins in F
Artist :
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 413788 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 1090 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
9:29 AM
Serenade for Strings in E Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 415364 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Concerto for Flute,Violin/hpsc in a
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423116 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:23 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in b-Flat
Artist : Artur Pizarro, piano
Album :
Composer : Arthur DeGreef
Catalog : 4013 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Flemish Radio Orchestra
Label : EtCetera
10:47 AM
Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Op 47
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63259 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
10:58 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 4 From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 80265 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Macal
Orchestra : Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 7 in A Op 92
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471490 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber (arr. Berlioz)
Catalog : 430201 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:17 PM
Stabat Mater
Artist : Monteverdi Choir
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 442142 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Orch Revolutionnaire et Romantique
Label : Philips
12:28 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:
Artist : Renata Tebaldi, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758134 CD
Conductor : Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : London/Dec
12:42 PM
I Vespri Siciliani: Act III duet
Artist : Soloists and La Scala Chorus
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 54043 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
12:50 PM
1812 Overture Op 49
Artist : University of Minn. Brass Band
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
1:09 PM
Symphony No. 7
Artist :
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 47516 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:28 PM
MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Bimba Dagli Occhi
Artist : Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 92845 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:41 PM
Flute Concerto (same as violin concerto)
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Aram Khachaturian (arr. Rampal)
Catalog : 57563 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:52 PM
Wedgewood Blue
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:01 PM
Organ Symphony No. 5: Toccata Op 42
Artist : Mary Preston, organ
Album :
Composer : Charles-Marie Widor
Catalog : 113 CD
Label : Reference
2:07 PM
Danse Macabre Op 40
Artist :
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63313 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:16 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE: Largo al Factotum
Artist : Leo Nucci, baritone
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Giuseppe Patane
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
2:23 PM
OTELLO: Piangea cantando (Willow Song)..
Artist : Katia Ricciarelli, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 1148 CD
Conductor : Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : VAI Audio
2:36 PM
Chimes of St. Genevieve
Artist :
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Composer : Marin Marais
Catalog : 61002 CD
Conductor : Donald Fraser
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:39 PM
Sinfonia Piccola
Artist :
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Composer : Heikki Suolahti
Catalog : 9506 CD
Conductor : Kari Tikka
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
3:00 PM
Violin Concerto in E
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777463 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
3:17 PM
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:43 PM
Festpolonese Op 12
Artist :
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 45128 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Ballad Without Words Op 56
Artist :
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 553 CD
Conductor : Jun'ichi Hirokami
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
4:28 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 97033 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
4:38 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Invano, Alvaro....
Artist : Richard Tucker, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4776540 CD
Conductor : Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:48 PM
Concertino for Oboe and Orchestra in F
Artist : Josef Kiss, oboe
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
In Italien Overture Op 49
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 550745 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : Naxos
5:21 PM
Humoresque for Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Arthur DeGreef
Catalog : 4013 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Flemish Radio Orchestra
Label : EtCetera
5:28 PM
PORGY AND BESS: Suite Catfish Row
Artist :
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 431625 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:52 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Album :
Composer : Vernon Duke
Catalog : 7780 CD
Label : E1 Music

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:08 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come

Some Steinway company representatives and employees — like Wally Boot, pictured here — have been working for the company for decades. Boot is the last person to touch every piano that leaves the factory in Queens, N.Y.
Craig Warga Bloomberg/Getty

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 12:30 am

For 160 years, the pianos made by Steinway & Sons have been considered the finest in the world. So when hedge fund billionaire John Paulson recently bought the company, it struck fear in the hearts of musicians: Would the famously handcrafted pianos be changed, for the sake of efficiency? Paulson, who owns several Steinways himself, says nothing will change.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
2:22 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Jingle All The Way! WRTI's Classical Holiday Schedule

It's classical music for the holidays on WRTI, from Saturday, December 14th to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. WRTI celebrates the season with a carefully chosen selection of holiday favorites.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Classical Pranksters Don't Just Play Music: They Play With It

From left: Video director Joe Sabia, bassist Michael Thurber and recording engineer Matt McCorkle of CDZA.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 12:14 pm

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

As JFK Died In Dallas, Music Was Born In Boston

Composer William Jay Sydeman, whose first major orchestral premiere was with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963.
YouTube

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it's still shocking to hear Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Erich Leinsdorf announce the horrific news to a stunned audience.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:16 am
Tue November 26, 2013

After Ailing, A Favorite Conductor Stages His Comeback

Conductor James Levine in rehearsal with Russian virtuoso Evgeny Kissin.
Cory Weaver Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 4:15 pm

An extended ovation greeted conductor James Levine last May when he returned to performing after a two-year absence. In 2011, he resigned as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and cancelled his performances at the Metropolitan Opera. He'd been plagued by health problems, injuries and operations, and it was painful for him to move. Many of his admirers, even he himself, feared he might never conduct again.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:06 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Making Music To Be Useful, And For The Living

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A singer takes the stage during the first performance of "Grimes on the Beach," an outdoor production of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes, on June 17, 2013 in Aldeburgh, England.
Bethany Clarke Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Composer Benjamin Britten was born 100 years ago today, and the occasion is being marked by performances of his music around the world, from Carnegie Hall in New York to Memorial Hall in Tokyo.

Britten was a central figure of 20th-century classical music: He was a conductor, pianist and festival producer, as well as a composer. His best-known works include the opera Billy Budd, his War Requiem and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:07 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

A Sound Of Fear, Forged In The Shadow Of War

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining strikes its terrifying tone with help from the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, whose music underscores several of its tensest scenes.
Archive Photos Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 12:09 pm

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11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine

WRTI General Manager Dave Conant at the station.

Check out this recently published article about WRTI General Manager Dave Conant and the station.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:26 am
Thu November 21, 2013

The Orchestral Recipe, From The Pilgrims To Today

Food and music mingle in Pieter Claesz's Still Life with Musical Instruments (1623).
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Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 6:55 am

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9:13 am
Sun November 17, 2013

'The Biggest Jazz Riff Ever Written:' Jeremy Denk's 'Goldberg Variations'

Jeremy Denk played Mozart at Carnegie Hall Wednesday with the San Francisco Symphony.
Eric Thayer for NPR Music

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 11:01 am

In the classical music world right now, many eyes are focused on Jeremy Denk.

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