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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March 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto for 2 violins in D Op 35, RV 511
Artist : Viktoria Mullova, violin; Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777466 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:20 AM
Symphony No. 22 in C, K. 162
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
6:42 AM
TANNHAUSER Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 426271 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
Amahl and the Night Visitors: Dance Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
7:15 AM
Purple Pageant
Artist :
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Albert F. Schoepper
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
5 Variations on Rule Britannia in D, WoO 79
Artist : John Ogdon, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 85761 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Concerto No. 7 a cinque in A Op 7
Artist :
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:48 AM
Morceau de concert in G Op 62
Artist : Dong-suk Kang,violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 550752 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
PRINCE IGOR Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:18 AM
Was I Not a Little Blade of Grass? Op 47, No. 7
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 555332 CD
Conductor : Peter Breiner
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
English Folk Song Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 15 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
8:42 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 5 in C Op 39
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:48 AM
Concerto for 3 Trumpets in D
Artist : Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 42478 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
ELIZA Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 3072 CD
Conductor : Mary Terey-Smith
Orchestra : Capella Savaria
Label : Centaur
9:14 AM
Danish Folk Music Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Joseph Kreines)
Catalog : 26 CD
Conductor : Col. Michael J. Colburn
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
9:35 AM
In The South (Alassio) overture Op 50
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso in D, RV 562a
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
10:15 AM
Violin Concerto in a Op 53
Artist : Josef Suk, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 1928 CD
Conductor : Karel Ancerl
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
10:48 AM
Concerto 3 harpsichords in d, BWV 1063
Artist : Robert Hill, harpsichord; Michael Behringer, harpsichord; Christoph Anselm Noll, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554605 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:04 AM
Three Romances for piano Op 21
Artist : Susanne Grutzmann, piano
Album :
Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 7065 CD
Label : Profil
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38 Spring
Artist :
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Solemn Overture Op 73
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:17 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in a Op 85
Artist : Stephen Hough, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 8507 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:49 PM
Nocturne in B Op 40
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 414370 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:58 PM
Swan Lake Highlights Op 20
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Romance Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5101 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
2:09 PM
Violin Concertos 1-4 The Four Seasons Op 8
Artist : Robert Atchison, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7375 CD
Orchestra : Altamira Chamber Orchestra
Label : Guild
3:00 PM
Sinfonietta Flamenca
Artist :
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Composer : Carlos Surinach
Catalog : 39 CD
Conductor : Robert Whitney
Orchestra : Louisville Orchestra
Label : FirstEditn
3:14 PM
Iberia: No. 10 Malaga
Artist :
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 80470 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:22 PM
Fantasia Andaluza for Harp and Orchestra
Artist : soloist unknown
Album :
Composer : Salvador Bacarisse
Catalog : 118 CD
Conductor : Antoni Ros Marba
Orchestra : Seville Royal Symphony Orch
Label : Almaviva
3:41 PM
Malediction
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 5067 CD
Conductor : Paul Angerer
Orchestra : Southwest German Chamber Orch
Label : Vox/MMG
4:06 PM
Suite William Byrd
Artist :
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Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 2009 CD
Conductor : Col. Michael J. Colburn
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
4:26 PM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 433074 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:40 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
5:06 PM
Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:18 PM
The Bard Op 64
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1147 CD
Conductor : John Storgards
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
5:28 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op 92
Artist : Pietro Massa, piano
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 5046 CD
Conductor : Alessandro Crudele
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Capriccio

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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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Crossover
9:27 am
Sat May 10, 2014

Blowing Her Own Horn: Norway's First Lady Of The Trumpet

Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth

When you think female trumpeters, Alison Balsom usually comes to mind first. But there's another lady that's about to give Ms. Balsom a run for her money. Enter Norwegian-born Tine Thing Helseth. In urgent demand as a fast-rising soloist, the 26-year-old trumpeter, whose first name is pronounced "tina ting," has already performed with  the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and the list goes on...

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Opera on WRTI
3:33 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella), May 10, 1 PM

Soprnao Joyce Didonato sings the title role in Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, the final Met Opera broadcast in the 2013/2014 season.

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013/2014 broadcast season concludes this Saturday with Gioacchino Rossini's La Cenerentola, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in the title role, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. Saturday, May 10, 1 to 4:30 pm.

Synopsis

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Station Announcements
4:06 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

WRTI Honored with Two Broadcasting Awards!

WRTI Station Manager Bill Johnson and WRTI Senior Arts and Culture Producer Susan Lewis accept two awards from PAB board member Jeffrey Androulonis.

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ENCORE!
2:44 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Symphony in C on WRTI: Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, May 11, 3 PM

Violinist Augustin Hadelich

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI
1:19 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Blomstedt Conducts Brahms and Mozart, May 11, 1 PM

Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt

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Creatively Speaking
3:20 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

A First: The Philadelphians and Opera Philadelphia Present SALOME

In a historic collaboration, Opera Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Orchestra present SALOME on May 8 and 11.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
10:59 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Midspring Surprise: Lost Mendelssohn Song Found

An engraving of composer Felix Mendelssohn, c. 1840.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:04 pm

Twenty-nine gentle measures by Felix Mendelssohn are creating quite a stir — after being lost for more than a century.

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