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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March 25, 2013

6:06 AM
Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 444
Artist : Michael Schneider, recorder
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 777304 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : Cappella Academica Frankfurt
Label : CPO
6:17 AM
Colas Breugnon Overture
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:24 AM
Dubinushka (1906) Op 62
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 8783 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Fuga & Grave in g
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 453435 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:42 AM
Comedy Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8314 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Valse-Caprice
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:15 AM
George Washington Bicentennial
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 92138 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 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
7:28 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Op 21
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 61975 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:42 AM
Poet and Peasant Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:53 AM
Festival March in C Op 54
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3166 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:06 AM
Accelerations Op 234
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4780228 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:15 AM
Jazz Suite No. 1
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 55601 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D, K. 40
Artist : Jeno Jando, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 550212 CD
Conductor : Julius Hegyi
Orchestra : Concentus Hungaricus
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
BEATRICE AND BENEDICT Overture
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 65616 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:49 AM
Concerto No. 12 for oboe and strings in C Op 7
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
Swanwhite Suite Op 54
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 97689 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:23 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 1 in C, BWV 1066
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4776348 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
9:44 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Gabriela Krckov , oboe
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 1290 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Musica Bohemica
Label : Supraphon
10:00 AM
Sinfonia a 5 in G for two flutes
Artist : Lawrence Dean and Christina Ahrens, flutes
Album :
Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hofkapelle Hannover
Label : Christophorus
10:11 AM
Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425 Linz
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47442 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:47 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in B-Flat
Artist : Terry Baune, violin
Album :
Composer : Maddalena Sirmen
Catalog : 60102 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Bay Area Women's Philharmonic
Label : Newport
11:11 AM
Hungarian Peasant Songs Op 100
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
11:22 AM
The Golden Spinning Wheel Op 109
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 8501 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
OBERON Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:16 PM
Concerto No. 1 for 2 Pianos & Orchestra in E
Artist : Joshua Pierce & Dorothy Jonas
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 1330 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
12:47 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 9: Hungaria
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 33 CD
Conductor : Mark Ermler
Orchestra : USSR Ministry of Culture Symph
Label : Melodya
1:11 PM
Concerto for Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 1072 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Ondine
2:00 PM
Poem for Flute & Orchestra
Artist : Mary Stolper, flute
Album :
Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Cedille
2:12 PM
Piano Trio in E-Flat Op 100
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano; Augustin Dumay, violin; Frederic Lodeon, cello
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
ROMEO AND JULIET: Queen Mab Scherzo Op 17
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
3:10 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3
Artist : Jonathan Biss, piano
Album :
Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 505 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : OehmsCl
3:37 PM
Night Ride & Sunrise Op 55
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6533 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Pastorale for Oboe, Harp and Strings Op 38
Artist : Jonathan Blumenfeld, oboe; Jacqueline Pollauf, harp
Album :
Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559251 CD
Conductor : Daniel Spalding
Orchestra : Philadelphia Virtuosi Chm Orch
Label : Naxos
4:14 PM
Piano Trio (2003)
Artist : Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Adam Neiman, piano
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 559298 CD
Label : Naxos
4:30 PM
Roman Carnival Overture Op 9
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80271 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:41 PM
Eternal Longing
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Composer : Vitezslav Novak
Catalog : 3049 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Jilek
Orchestra : Brno State Phil. Orch.
Label : Supraphon
5:06 PM
A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:17 PM
Norsk Festouverture Op 16
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
5:29 PM
Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Op 10
Artist : Martin Jones, piano
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
5:41 PM
Fantaisie-Symphonique for Organ & Orch.
Artist : Franz Hauk, organ
Album :
Composer : Francios Joseph Fetis
Catalog : 7215 CD
Conductor : Olaf Koch
Orchestra : Philharmonic Ingolstadt
Label : Guild

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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

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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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