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

January 21, 2013

6:06 AM
Moravian Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 572695 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
The Winegrower’s Bride
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
6:40 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
7:06 AM
Kamarinskaia
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 7042 CD
Conductor : Donald Barra
Orchestra : San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
7:14 AM
Manhattan Beach
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Lyric Pieces: VIII-6 Wedding Day Op 65
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 550140 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : Naxos
7:26 AM
Harpsichord Concertoin G
Artist : Peter Westermann, oboe
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
7:40 AM
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op 20
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 13372 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:51 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Walt Whitman Overture Op 7
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
8:15 AM
Concerto for 2 flt. 2 salmoes 2 tpts
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 1022 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
8:26 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
NORMA Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 4776615 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : D. Gramphn
8:47 AM
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Boris Berezovsky, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1181 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Simax
9:06 AM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
9:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Nikolaj Znaider, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 899 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:48 AM
Intermezzo in c-Sharp Op 117
Artist : Lars Vogt, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 57543 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in A Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
10:18 AM
Symphony No. 38 in D Prague
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45581 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Label : Erato
10:48 AM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 46687 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:01 AM
Polonaise No. 2 in E
Artist : Dmitry Paperno, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37 CD
Label : Cedille
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 5 in D
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80676 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Sinfonia in A
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553194 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto in C Op 123
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
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Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557638 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:53 PM
Bagatelles Op 5
Artist : Julia Zilberquit, piano
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Composer : Alexander Tcherepnin
Catalog : 570237 CD
Label : Naxos
1:09 PM
String Sextet No. 2 in G Op 36
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45820 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Two English Idylls
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:13 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in d Op 30
Artist : Santiago Rodriguez, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 82412 CD
Conductor : Paul Anthony McCrae
Orchestra : Lake Forest Symphony
Label : Elan
3:00 PM
Suite in F Op 33
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Composer : Albert Roussel
Catalog : 570529 CD
Conductor : Stéphane Deneve
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:16 PM
Violin Concerto in a Op 82
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 59 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
3:38 PM
Concertante for flute, oboe & orchestra in F
Artist : Mathieu Dufour, flute
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Composer : Ignaz Moscheles
Catalog : 80 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Cedille
4:06 PM
New Morning for the World
Artist : Raymond Bazemore, bass
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Composer : Joseph Schwantner
Catalog : 7293 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Oregon Symphony
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:31 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:40 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: La vita e inferno.
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62978 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
4:48 PM
Petite Suite de Concert
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 55 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
5:06 PM
PENELOPE: Prelude
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 97722 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
5:16 PM
Phidylé
Artist : Victoria de los Angeles,sopran
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Composer : Henri Duparc
Catalog : 45824 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Orch. of Soc. of Cons. Conc.
Label : Angel/EMI
5:23 PM
Chanson triste
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
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Composer : Henri Duparc
Catalog : 86652 CD
Conductor : John Pritchard
Orchestra : National Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:28 PM
Lyric for Strings
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Composer : George Walker
Catalog : 61 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
5:36 PM
PORGY AND BESS: Suite Catfish Row
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 15311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec

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Creatively Speaking
7:25 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Mozart's Gran Partita: An Ambitious Serenade

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Classical serenades by chamber ensembles were often light, outdoor entertainment in late 18th-century Vienna. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, this week’s WRTI concert broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra features one of the more ambitious creations in the genre.

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Creatively Speaking
7:21 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Celebrating C.P.E. Bach: The Sentimental Rebel

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (March 8, 1714 – December 14, 1788)

J.S. Bach’s second-surviving son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), was a musical force in his own right. His fame, at least after the mid-1700s, overshadowed that of his now-legendary father. This year, six German cities with ties to C.P.E.’s musical footprint in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder), Leipzig, Potsdam, and Weimar are leading a celebration of the 300th anniversary of his birth.   

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Dirk Brosse's Life In Music...On Film!

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Music Director Dirk Brosse

A new film portraying the life story of one of Philadelphia's most prominent musical leaders has its U.S. premiere this week.  As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the film documents the accomplishments of an internationally renowned conductor, composer and...knight.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:04 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Hear Hans Zimmer's Bid For The Next Great Screen Composer

Hans Zimmer.
Zoe Zimmer Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun May 4, 2014 1:06 pm

Crimson Tide, The Lion King, Inception, Gladiator — that's just a handful of the many movies that feature award-winning scores by Hans Zimmer. Lately, Zimmer has lent his ear to soundtracks written by a new generation of aspiring film composers.

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Crossover
2:12 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

A Virtuoso Violinist With A Legendary Violin: Anne Akiko Meyers Makes History

The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album is violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' newly released CD.

Virtuoso violinist Anne Akiko Meyers tells the story of seeing an old Jack Benny routine on TV. Mr. Benny had two violins: an el cheapo model, and an expensive Stradivarius. He wanted to show the difference between the two instruments.  The comedian launches into Mendelssohn on the el cheapo and gets, "...squeak, SQUEAK, SQUONK, squeal..." Benny then picks up the Strad and plays the same piece. "...Squeak, SQUEAK, SQUONK, squeal..."   Yes, comedy. But Meyers' point was that it's not really the instrument that makes the artist.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:52 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Yannick Nezet-Seguin And His New Conducting Team

The Philadelphia Orchestra has a new "dream team" of conducting talent! From left: Cristian Măcelaru, conductor-in-residence; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, music director; Stéphane Denève, principal guest conductor; and Lio Kuokman, assistant conductor.

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced a new roster of conductors, selected by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, to lead the ensemble in a growing number of artistic endeavors and collaborations across seasons and venues.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:28 am
Fri May 2, 2014

10 Can't-Miss Classical Music Festivals

Some performances during the Bard Music Festival in the Hudson Valley take place at the Fisher Center, designed by Frank Gehry.
Peter Aaron/Esto

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 9:32 am

  • Stravinsky: Firebird - 'Infernal Dance' (from the 2013 Aspen Music Festival)

In much of the country it still feels like summer is a long way off, but it's not too early to plan on hitting the road and hearing great music. From bucolic college campuses in New England to musical rafting trips down the Colorado, these are 10 of the most intriguing classical festivals. And below them is a listing, by region, of many of the best fests. Been to one we missed? Pass along your own advice in the comments section or via Facebook or Twitter.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI
1:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

A Feast for Organ and Brass: The Philadelphians on WRTI, May 4th, 1 PM

Conductor Alain Altinoglu

What a program! It's The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, May 4 at 1 pm. The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ and organist Michael Stairs are two of the biggest stars in a firmament of many! Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin had to withdraw from this performance in March, but it brought conductor Alain Altinoglu to Verizon Hall at Yannick’s recommendation, and was he ever in his element!

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ENCORE!
5:20 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Massenet's MANON, May 4 at 3 PM

Bass-baritone Daniel Noyola and soprano Sydney Mancasola

Jules Massenet's most enduring opera, Manon, will be presented in a not-to-be-missed broadcast on Sunday afternoon on WRTI by the Academy of Vocal Arts. The opera, based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost, tells the story of a young girl with conflicting desires for love and luxury, corrupted by the idea of the glamorous life.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:39 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Valentina Lisitsa: Chasing Pianos And YouTube Fans

Valentina Lisitsa's new album, Chasing Pianos, features music from Michael Nyman's score to the 1993 film The Piano.
Alexei Kuznetsoff Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Born in Kiev a little more than 40 years ago, Valentina Lisitsa came to America in the early '90s to work as a concert pianist.

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