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

December 04, 2012

6:06 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in g
Artist : Marc Schachman, baroque oboe
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3108 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : American Classical Orchestra
Label : Centaur
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 (after Scarlatti) in d
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
6:30 AM
Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 5031 CD
Conductor : Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
6:42 AM
Introduction and Rondo Brillante in b-Flat Op 255
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
7:06 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op 39
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:15 AM
Invercargill
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Frame Lithgow
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:18 AM
The Londonderry Air
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:28 AM
Violin Concerto in C, RV 177
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 89362 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:43 AM
Overture in D
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2260 CD
Conductor : Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra : L'Ensemble Arion
Label : ATMA
7:50 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Hilda Huang, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80745 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
8:18 AM
Florentiner Op 214
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 42337 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Teldec
8:28 AM
Divertimento No. 3 in F, K. 138
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412740 CD
Orchestra : Academy Chamber Ensemble
Label : Philips
8:42 AM
Symphony No. 4 in G, Wq. 183
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
Lemminkainen’s Return Op 22, No. 4
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 22055 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:05 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410899 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
9:23 AM
Piano Sonata in E-Flat Op 1
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
Album :
Composer : John Field
Catalog : 80290 CD
Label : Telarc
9:38 AM
John Field Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Concerto No. 2 a due cori in F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 447280 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
10:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 11
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 741 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Ondine
10:55 AM
Rhapsodie d’Auvergne Op 73
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49757 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:08 AM
Elegy
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin; Simon Mulligan, piano
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5666 CD
Label : Nimbus
11:19 AM
Images for Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 68327 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Overture di Ballo
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 4776118 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:20 PM
Violin concerto in d
Artist : Ralph Holmes, violin
Album :
Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8386 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:56 PM
Concerto Grosso in g Op 3, No. 1
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
Album :
Composer : Pieter Hellendaal
Catalog : 3492 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
1:09 PM
Scheherazade Op 35
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 470840 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 La Follia in d
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani (arr. Michi Wianko)
Catalog : 7784 CD
Orchestra : East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Label : E1 Music
2:15 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 35
Artist : Viktor Tretyakov, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : USSR State Sym. Orch.
Label :
2:53 PM
Polka peu dansante Op 51, No. 2
Artist : Oxana Yablonskaya, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 553063 CD
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Selma Sedlak: Overture Op 37
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
3:10 PM
Concierto Madrigal for 2 guitars & orch.
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar; Angel Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
3:43 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
COX AND BOX Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Pro Arte Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:10 PM
With the Wild Geese (1910)
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8321 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:32 PM
Summer Night on the River
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 47610 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
4:40 PM
Variations on theme by Tchaikovsky Op 35
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 1100301 CD
Conductor : Saulius Sondeckis
Orchestra : Chmb Orch of the Hermitage The
Label : Melodya
4:48 PM
GYPSY BARON: Treasure waltz Op 418
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
MAY NIGHT overture
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 554843 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
5:17 PM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 8947 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
5:30 PM
Malediction
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 1210 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Moscow State Philharmonic Orch
Label : MSR
5:43 PM
Peyton Place Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 2283 CD
Conductor : Franz Waxman
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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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