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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February 28, 2013

6:06 AM
String Sonata No. 3 in C
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:18 AM
Fantasy on Verdi’s Rigoletto Op 38
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute; Kazunori Seo, flute
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Composer : Franz & Karl Doppler
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 36403 CD
Conductor : Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:40 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in F Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Simon Murphy
Orchestra : New Dutch Academy Chamber Orch
Label : Pentatone
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
Grandioso
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Composer : Roland Forrest Seitz
Catalog : 80266 CD
Conductor : Ainslee Cox
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : New World
7:18 AM
Intermezzo in A Op 118, No. 2
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60419 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
7:27 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 5 Tabor
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Lotos
7:41 AM
Boccaccio Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:50 AM
Concerto for 4 Recorders,oboes, strings in C
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
La vergine del sole - Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 225181 CD
Conductor : Allesandro Amoretti
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
8:13 AM
Sinfonia No. 2 in B-Flat, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
8:26 AM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:40 AM
Sentimental Romance No. 1 in A Op 28
Artist : Ulf Wallin, violin
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Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 550 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
8:48 AM
Sinfonia for strings & continuo in G
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 191 CD
Conductor : Gunther Wich
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : PhoenixEd
9:06 AM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
9:15 AM
Prelude in c-Sharp Op 3, No. 2
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 63612 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
9:22 AM
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 62695 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : RCA/BMG
9:49 AM
Years of Pilgrimage: 2nd year: Sonetto No. 123 del Petrarca
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 63613 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 2 in b, BWV 1067
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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. 2 in d Op 44
Artist : Salvatore Accardo, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
10:47 AM
Nocturne (Notturno) for piano trio in E-Flat Op 148, D. 897
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
10:59 AM
Pohjola’s Daughter Op 49
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 80320 CD
Conductor : Yoel Levi
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
11:15 AM
Symphony No. 3 in F Op 90
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 308 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 4a in F Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758673 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in c Op 37
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 60419 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:58 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 5: Prometheus
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 68595 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Angel/EMI
1:13 PM
Symphony No. 2 in A
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Composer : Vassili Kalinnikov
Catalog : 1000170 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
2:00 PM
Concertino for Harp and Piano in d
Artist : Marielle Nordmann, harp; Francois-Rene Duchable, piano
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Composer : Elias Parish-Alvars
Catalog : 592266 CD
Conductor : Theodore Guschlbaur
Orchestra : Strasbourg Philharmonic Orch
Label : FnacViaCla
2:23 PM
Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Op 35
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 7007 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Rhenish Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
3:00 PM
Piano Sonata No. 8 in c Op 13 Pathetique
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 60356 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
3:21 PM
Symphony No. 27 in G, K. 199
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 69818 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
3:38 PM
Marouf, Savetier du Caire
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Composer : Henri Benjamin Rabaud
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
4:06 PM
Violin Concerto in a Op 82
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 62593 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:27 PM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:39 PM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 434321 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:06 PM
Pezzo Capriccioso Op 62
Artist : Sol Gabetta, cello
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 75951 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:15 PM
Ulalume Poem for Orchestra Op 35
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Composer : Joseph Holbrooke
Catalog : 777442 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Brandenburg St Orch/Frankfurt
Label : CPO
5:29 PM
The Prince and the Pauper: Suite
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 471347 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn

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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

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Crossover
2:12 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

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

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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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1:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

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

Conductor Alain Altinoglu

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ENCORE!
5:20 pm
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AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Massenet's MANON, May 4 at 3 PM

Bass-baritone Daniel Noyola and soprano Sydney Mancasola

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3:39 pm
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Valentina Lisitsa: Chasing Pianos And YouTube Fans

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Alexei Kuznetsoff Courtesy of the artist

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

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9:14 am
Fri April 25, 2014

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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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5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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