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

February 24, 2014

6:06 AM
Symphony in D, K. 95
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
6:19 AM
Water Music Suite No. 3 in G
Artist : Leslie Pearson, harpsichord
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758076 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:31 AM
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat
Artist : Bruce Atwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Johann Joachim Quantz
Catalog : 3221 CD
Conductor : Jeffery Meyer
Orchestra : St Petersburg Chamber Phil
Label : Centaur
6:42 AM
Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite Op 56
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 46668 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
SI J’ETAIS ROI (If I were King) Overture
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
The Royal Welch Fusiliers
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:19 AM
Adria Walzer
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
7:28 AM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
Artist : and Chorus
Album :
Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 89 CD
Conductor : Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra : The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
7:41 AM
Tarantelle for flute, clarinet & orch Op 6
Artist : Susan Milan, flute; James Campbell, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
7:49 AM
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in a, BWV 1065
Artist : Raymond Leppard, Andrew Davis, Philip Ledger, Blandine Verlet harpsichords
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
The Planets Op 32: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 417553 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Scena e Romanza
Artist : Wolfgang Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Wojciech Rajski
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : ClassicTal
8:26 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in c
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
8:40 AM
IDOMENEO Overture, K. 366
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:47 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
9:06 AM
Norsk Festouverture Op 16
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
9:17 AM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:34 AM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 Op 55
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:53 AM
Two Swedish Folk Tunes Op 27
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 18132 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Mill
Label : Lydian
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 4 in D, BWV 1069
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80619 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
10:19 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Ivan Zenaty, violin
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 8001 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Stradivari
10:45 AM
Klavierstück No. 2 in E-Flat, D. 946
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 456061 CD
Label : Philips
10:56 AM
Late Swallows
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:09 AM
Aus Italien-Symphonic fantasy Op 16
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64350 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
German Dance Suite
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Composer : Johann Christoph Pez
Catalog : 2016 CD
Orchestra : Canadian Brass
Label : CBC(RCI)
12:15 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat
Artist : Mats Widlund, piano
Album :
Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 9074 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Chandos
1:04 PM
Adagio con Variazioni for cello & orch
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 57052 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:20 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 11
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 415353 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 97033 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
2:10 PM
DON CARLO: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 572818 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:28 PM
MEFISTOFELE
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Arrigo Boito
Catalog : 80109 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
King Kristian II Suite Incidental Music Op 27
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 228 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
3:27 PM
Oboe Concertoin d
Artist : Joris van den Hauwe, oboe
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Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 31082 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : KOCHSchwan
3:39 PM
Solemn Overture on Russian Themes Op 7
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Composer : Sergey Liapunov
Catalog : 32105 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR State Academy Symph Orch
Label : MCA
4:06 PM
The Wood Dove Die Waldtaube Op 110
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 65 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
4:27 PM
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 8 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Medici
4:36 PM
Si tu m’amais
Artist : Franco Corelli, tenor
Album :
Composer : Luigi Denza
Catalog : 64887 CD
Conductor : Franco Ferraris
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:42 PM
Funiculi, funicula
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Luigi Denza
Catalog : 10010 CD
Conductor : Anton Guadagno
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
4:47 PM
Rhapsodie espagnole
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Portrait of Galatea (1952)
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Composer : Romeo Cascarino
Catalog : 559266 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Philadelphia Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
5:19 PM
Fanfare & Allegro
Artist :
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Composer : Clifton Williams
Catalog : 432009 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
5:27 PM
EL CAPITAN: Waltzes
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : ACC Heritage of America Band
Label : USAF
5:34 PM
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg Suite
Artist : Michel Legrand, piano
Album :
Composer : Michel Legrand
Catalog : 35175 CD
Conductor : Michel Legrand
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
9:14 am
Fri April 25, 2014

A Trove Of Celluloid, Primed For The Public

Maria Callas at home in her Milan Apartment, in 1958. One of 85,000 archive films British Pathé has uploaded to YouTube.
British Pathé

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 9:42 am

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WRTI Spotlight
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

SUMMER from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Closer Look

Comprised of four violin concertos written by Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work. Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet - supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto. Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each part of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

SUMMER SONNET

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WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

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