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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December 21, 2012

6:06 AM
Ruy Blas Overture Op 95
Artist :
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:15 AM
Once in Royal David’s City
Artist : Choir Kings College, Cambridge
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 4759177 CD
Conductor : Stephen Cleobury
Label : London/Dec
6:21 AM
Horn Sonata No. 2
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Balletti a cinque: Introduzione Seconda
Artist :
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 32006 CD
Conductor : Pal Nemeth
Orchestra : Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
6:37 AM
Winter Wonderland
Artist :
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Composer : Felix Bernard
Catalog : 61685 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:42 AM
Danish Folk Music Suite: Jutish Melody
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 7003 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
6:52 AM
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Artist : Philadelphia Chorus
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 6430 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:55 AM
Te Deum: Prelude
Artist : William Kuhlman, organ
Album :
Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 80614 CD
Conductor : Rolf Smedvig
Orchestra : Empire Brass
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4775789 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
The Black Horse Troop
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 46
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 430171 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:28 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 2
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
7:34 AM
Mille cherubini in coro
Artist : Gumpoldskirchner Kinder Chor
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 53358 CD
Conductor : Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:42 AM
Sones de Mariachi
Artist :
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Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
7:49 AM
Good King Wenceslas
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 80377 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
7:53 AM
Entry March of the Boyars
Artist :
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 10584 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Chit-Chat Polka Op 214
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Janos Ferencsik
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
8:10 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Christian Hommel, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554169 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
A Christmas Bouquet
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Alfred Burt
Catalog : 48232 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:32 AM
Twelve Variations on Ah, vous dirai-je maman in C
Artist : John Novacek, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3013 CD
Label : FourWinds
8:48 AM
Lieutenant Kije Suite: Troika Op 60
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 64249 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:53 AM
Sleigh Ride
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 6430 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
Punch and Judy overture
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Robertson
Catalog : 8155 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
9:15 AM
String Sextet in C Op 140
Artist : Sandor Papp, viola
Album :
Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 555968 CD
Orchestra : New Haydn Quartet
Label : Naxos
9:41 AM
Introduction and Rondo Brillant in A Op 56
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
10:00 AM
Christnacht Cantata for chorus,
Artist : Berlin Philharmonic Choir
Album :
Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 313013 CD
Conductor : Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : KOCHSchwan
10:21 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 3in D
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:44 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in d Op 40
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4780105 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : London/Dec
11:08 AM
Symphony No. 3 in e Op 53
Artist :
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 9328 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
A Suite of Carols for Brass Choir
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 559621 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orch. in D
Artist : Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 89488 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Sym Orch N. D. R. Hamburg
Label : CBS/Sony
12:49 PM
Pohjola’s Daughter Op 49
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 80320 CD
Conductor : Yoel Levi
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:05 PM
Rosenkranz Sonata No. 3 The Nativity
Artist : Leah Gale Nelson, violin
Album :
Composer : Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Catalog : 8079 CD
Label : Lyrichord
1:13 PM
Romantic Symphony
Artist :
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Composer : Carlo Giorgio Garofalo
Catalog : 225183 CD
Conductor : Joel Spiegelman
Orchestra : New Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
2:00 PM
Concert No. 2
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 1845 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : London/Dec
2:16 PM
Christmas Oratorio
Artist : Edith Wiens, soprano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 50512 CD
Conductor : Dieter Hellmann
Orchestra : Mainz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Calig
3:00 PM
O Tannenbaum O Christmas Tree
Artist :
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 66087 CD
Conductor : Carmen Dragon
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
3:04 PM
Concerto for violin & cello in a Op 102
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
3:43 PM
Variations Symphoniques
Artist : Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano
Album :
Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 553472 CD
Conductor : Roberto Benzi
Orchestra : Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
O Holy Night Cantique de Noel
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 443401 CD
Conductor : Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
4:12 PM
Ave Maria Op 52
Artist : Renata Tebaldi, soprano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4758134 CD
Conductor : Anton Guadagno
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:18 PM
Il est ne le divin enfant
Artist : Roberto Alagna, tenor
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 57017 CD
Conductor : Robin Smith
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:23 PM
White Christmas
Artist : Bryn Terfel, baritone
Album :
Composer : Irving Berlin
Catalog : 449965 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:30 PM
Panis Angelicus
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 471575 CD
Conductor : Marcello Viotti
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : D. Gramphn
4:36 PM
Twelve Days of Christmas
Artist : Ambrosian Singers
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 4759177 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:41 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 89131 CD
Conductor : Steven Mercurio
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:45 PM
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Artist : Gumpoldskirchner Kinder Chor
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 30821 CD
Conductor : Paul Angerer
Orchestra : Austrian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Orfeo
4:50 PM
A Christmas Garland
Artist : Jessye Norman, soprano
Album :
Composer : Bruce Saylor
Catalog : 454640 CD
Conductor : David Robertson
Label : Philips
4:56 PM
The Virgin’s Slumber Song
Artist : Mario Lanza, tenor
Album :
Composer : Max Reger
Catalog : 6427 CD
Conductor : Constantine Callinicos
Orchestra : Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Chaste Barbara Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
5:14 PM
At Twilight Op 39
Artist :
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
5:32 PM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
Artist :
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:44 PM
LA GIOCONDA: Suicidio!
Artist : Renata Tebaldi, soprano
Album :
Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 4758134 CD
Conductor : Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:50 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 8 in f Op 1 Christmas Concerto
Artist :
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Composer : Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Catalog : 550567 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos

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Ten Amazing Philadelphia-Area Music Teachers
6:10 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents: Ovation Award Finalists!

Elizabeth Kaderabek

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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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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

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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

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

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

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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

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