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

November 06, 2012

6:06 AM
Cuban Overture
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:15 AM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Aaron Rosand, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
6:30 AM
Four Cornish Dances Op 91
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:44 AM
Guitar Concerto in e Op 140
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Ferdinando Carulli
Catalog : 426263 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
Overture No. 6 in B-Flat
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 149 CD
Conductor : Paul Bierley
Orchestra : The Ringgold Band
Label : Ringgold
7:19 AM
LES FEES DU RHIN: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4776403 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Simon Murphy
Orchestra : New Dutch Academy Chamber Orch
Label : Pentatone
7:43 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80203 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:49 AM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1202 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : VangrdWelk
8:06 AM
Grand Tarantelle for piano & orchestra Op 67
Artist : Reid Nibley, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:14 AM
Concert Piece for Clarinet & Basset Hn. in d Op 114
Artist : Ludmila Peterkova, clarinet; Nicholas Baldeyrou, basset horn
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 3554 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
8:28 AM
La Valse
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 61956 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:42 AM
Danzas espanolas No. 11 Zambra in g Op 37
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Composer : Enrique Granados (arr. Rafael Ferrer)
Catalog : 555956 CD
Conductor : Salvador Brotons
Orchestra : Barcelona/Catalonia Orch.
Label : Naxos
8:51 AM
Iberia: No. 3 Fete-Dieu a Seville
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz (arr. Enrique Arbos)
Catalog : 80470 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 11 in F
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553409 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:19 AM
Piano Concerto in D
Artist : Karl-Andreas Kolly, piano
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Composer : Leopold Antonin Kozeluch
Catalog : 150160 CD
Conductor : Paul Goodwin
Orchestra : Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Label : Novalis
9:50 AM
Piano Sonata No. 19 in g Op 49, No. 1
Artist : Annie Fischer, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 31634 CD
Label : Hungaroton
9:59 AM
The Wood Dove Die Waldtaube Op 110
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 21278 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Teldec
10:22 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in c Op 88
Artist : Andrea Duka Lowenstein, violin
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 403971 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Vienna Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Orfeo
10:56 AM
Notturno No. 1 Op 70
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Composer : Giuseppe Martucci
Catalog : 53280 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:56 AM
Flute Concerto in G, RV 436
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 25 CD
Orchestra : Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Label : Cedille
10:56 AM
Symphony No. 2 in d
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 8991 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture Op 27
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:20 PM
Piano Quintet in E-Flat Op 16
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 777010 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
12:50 PM
The Tempest Op 18
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 39359 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:14 PM
Symphony No. 3 in a Op 44
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 45678 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Andantino in A
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin; John Lenehan, piano
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Composer : Joseph Joachim
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
2:14 PM
Grand Duo Symphony in C
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Composer : Franz Schubert (arr. Joseph Joachim)
Catalog : 7307 CD
Conductor : Leon Botstein
Orchestra : American Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:00 PM
Choral varié for saxophone and orchestra Op 55
Artist : Sigurour Flosason, saxophone
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 10585 CD
Conductor : Rumon Gamba
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:12 PM
Nocturnes (for orchestra)
Artist : Montreal Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 425502 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:40 PM
Le Chasseur Maudit
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 87 CD
Conductor : Massimo Freccia
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chesky Rec
4:06 PM
INVISIBLE CITY OF KITEZH: Symphonic Suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 553513 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovchin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:30 PM
The Presidential Polonaise
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559247 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
4:41 PM
Vathek
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Composer : Horatio Parker
Catalog : 9127 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic
Label : Bridge
4:54 PM
Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 80144 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Votes Waltz Op 250
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223215 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
5:18 PM
Fantasie Polonaise Op 19
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 85525 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Newport
5:35 PM
Of Thee I Sing: Wintergreen for president
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 4776115 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:37 PM
Second Rhapsody
Artist : Orion Weiss, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 559705 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos

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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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