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 07, 2013

6:06 AM
Three Norwegian Dances
Artist : Marianne Thorsen, violin
Album :
Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 10614 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Chandos
6:18 AM
Cello Concerto in b
Artist : Pieter Wispelwey,piccolo cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 10097 CD
Orchestra : Florilegium
Label : Channel
6:30 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody in D Op 68
Artist : Matthew Allen, cello
Album :
Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 80745 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:41 AM
Concerto for flute, 2 violins and continuo in G
Artist : Jed Wentz, flute
Album :
Composer : Albertus Groneman
Catalog : 92037 CD
Orchestra : Musica Ad Rhenum
Label : Nederland
7:06 AM
Concerto No. 10 a cinque in B-Flat Op 7
Artist :
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:15 AM
Graf Zeppelin March
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Tieke
Catalog : 88115 CD
Conductor : Donald Albright
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
The Rocketeer: To the Rescue & End Title
Artist :
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Composer : James Horner
Catalog : 80342 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:41 AM
Overture No. 6 in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:50 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6579 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Denon
8:06 AM
Vienna Jubilation
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 65653 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Finlandia Op 26
Artist : Estonian National Male Choir
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 45589 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:24 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 74168 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Label : Denon
8:39 AM
JEWELS OF THE MADONNA: Intermezzo
Artist :
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 99 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
8:46 AM
Violin Concerto (School Concerto) No. 2 Op 13
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Friedrich Seitz
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Juilliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Shepherd Fennel’s Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Balfour Gardiner
Catalog : 3303 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
9:13 AM
Caucasian Sketches: Suite No. 1 Op 10
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 5010 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:37 AM
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 91134 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 4 in d Op 12 La Casa del Diavolo
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 63430 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:21 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Op 17
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 45624 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : CBS/Sony
10:50 AM
Piano Sonata No. 25 in G Op 79
Artist : Seymour Lipkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 60173 CD
Label : Newport
11:02 AM
Ossian: Three Musical Tableaux
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
11:23 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 28
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Overture to a Masque
Artist :
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 9093 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:17 PM
String Quartet in C Op 54
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 12506 CD
Orchestra : Tatrai Quartet
Label : Hungaroton
12:42 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 26
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 373225 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
1:15 PM
Pictures at an Exhibition
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 332 CD
Conductor : Carlo Ponti
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
2:00 PM
Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 2 Op 42
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 553405 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fagen
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
2:25 PM
Concert Fantasy in G Op 56
Artist : Jerome Lowenthal, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 9301 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bridge
3:00 PM
Overture in the Italian Style in D
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Le coq d’or Suite The Golden Cockerel
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 74518 CD
Conductor : Efrem Kurtz
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Seraphim
3:39 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
4:06 PM
Liturgy No. 2: Praise the Lord, O My
Artist : SpiritRevivChMoscSchnittkeInst
Album :
Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 3264 CD
Conductor : Lev Kontorovich
Label : Delos
4:10 PM
Turkish Fragments Op 62
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 553405 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fagen
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
4:29 PM
GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 5303 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
4:36 PM
GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN: Dites-lui
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4758743 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR: Il dolce suono mi
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
4:53 PM
Ballade in F Op 78
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 1358 CD
Conductor : Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra : BBC National Orch of Wales
Label : Bis
5:06 PM
Spring Overture (Yar-Khmel) Op 1
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
5:17 PM
Miroirs: 3. Une Barque sur l’Ocean
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 9129 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:27 PM
Concerto for Harp in G Op 98
Artist : Marielle Nordmann, harp
Album :
Composer : Elias Parish-Alvars
Catalog : 592266 CD
Conductor : Theodore Guschlbaur
Orchestra : Strasbourg Philharmonic Orch
Label : FnacViaCla

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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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