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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Playlist

October 11, 2012

6:06 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 3 Sarka
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 80265 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Macal
Orchestra : Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:16 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : John Abberger, oboe
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Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 9811 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
6:30 AM
Legende Op 17
Artist : Juliette Kang, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 5197 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
6:43 AM
Concert Piece for harp and orchestra
Artist : Reija Bister, harp
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Composer : Vaino Hannikainen
Catalog : 9703 CD
Conductor : Hannu Bister
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
7:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in c
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:15 AM
March of the Steelmen
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Composer : Charles Belsterling
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Albert F. Schoepper
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
March To the Memory of Suvorov in c
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 1000164 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:28 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 447415 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
7:43 AM
RIENZI: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 62597 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Anna Magdalena Notebook: Little Suite
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 39431 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:16 AM
Concerto Grosso in c Op 2
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Four Seasons: No.3 Autumn (L’Autunno) in F Op 8
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 66472 CD
Conductor : Isaac Stern
Orchestra : Jerusalem Music Centre Ch.Orch
Label : CBS/Sony
8:41 AM
Water Night
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Composer : Eric Whitacre
Catalog : 67543 CD
Conductor : Stephen Layton
Orchestra : Polyphony
Label : Hyperion
8:47 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
9:06 AM
String Symphony No. 1 in C
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5141 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
9:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A
Artist : Helene Grimaud, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 16204 CD
Conductor : Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symph Chmb Orch
Label : D. Gramphn
9:47 AM
Sonata for Gran Viola and Orchestra in c Op 35
Artist : David Aaron Carpenter, viola
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Composer : Nicolo Paganini
Catalog : 1188 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
10:00 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 45952 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:18 AM
The Tempest: Suite
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 115 CD
Conductor : Michael Stern
Orchestra : Kansas City Symphony
Label : Reference
10:49 AM
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8502 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:04 AM
Serenade for Sring Orchestra
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 5227 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
11:14 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e Op 11
Artist : Yundi Li, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 8236 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49995 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:21 PM
Piano Trio No. 1 in d Op 49
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 57504 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
12:51 PM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in e
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
1:05 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 68
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 426299 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:00 PM
As You Like It Overture Op 166
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572501 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
2:15 PM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 43
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
3:00 PM
Quadro in B-Flat
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 4283 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
3:09 PM
Symphony No.104 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 60022 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : WienerPhil
3:43 PM
Fantasia for Orchestra: Marguerite Op 9
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 1000164 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
4:06 PM
In The Bottoms
Artist : Monica Gaylord, piano
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Composer : R. Nathaniel Dett
Catalog : 737 CD
Label : Music&Arts
4:28 PM
Die Drei Wunsche: Overture
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225332 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
4:35 PM
A NIGHT IN VENICE:
Artist : Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 75915 CD
Conductor : Fried Walter
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:42 PM
Galanta Dances
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 432005 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Mercury
5:06 PM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 9052 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Chandos
5:18 PM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 64501 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:28 PM
Cinema Paradiso film score
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Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 60706 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : Henry Mancini's Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:42 PM
Goyana: Four Sketches
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
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Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 7444 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Barcelona/Catalonia Orch.
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:47 PM
DIE TOTE STADT: Pierrot’s dance-song
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 47572 CD
Orchestra : I Salonisti
Label : Angel/EMI

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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

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

A Freelance Classical Musician's Tell-All Memoir Becomes Amazon Series

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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

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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.

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Creatively Speaking
12:48 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

A New Principal Guest Conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra

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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

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Program:

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11:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Anonymous 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (But They're Doing It)

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Dario Acosta

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 12:01 pm

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Creatively Speaking
7:41 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Graduation and Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance"- What's the Connection?

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Creatively Speaking
7:26 am
Mon May 12, 2014

The Philadelphians and Yannick in Asia: Not Your Typical Tour

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