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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September 11, 2013

6:06 AM
Valse-Scherzo in C Op 34
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 457064 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:16 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 443848 CD
Conductor : Benjamin Britten
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:30 AM
LUCIO SILLA Overture, K. 135
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
6:40 AM
Symphony in D Op 12, No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 218 CD
Conductor : Guy Van Waas
Orchestra : Les Agrémens
Label : Ricercare
7:06 AM
Nocturnes: No. 2 Fetes
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 471627 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Manhattan Beach
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Bacchanale Op 47
Artist :
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:42 AM
Towards a New Life Op 35
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:49 AM
Prague Waltzes
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 414370 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
BEATRICE AND BENEDICT Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 64103 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:15 AM
Violin Concerto No. 12 in C Op 8, RV 178
Artist : Pietro Borgonovo, oboe
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 1520 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Label : Denon
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410897 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:42 AM
Agnus Dei
Artist : Crouch End Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 3015 CD
Conductor : David Temple
Label : Silva
8:47 AM
The Armed Man: Benedictus
Artist : Nat Youth Choir/Great Britain
Album :
Composer : Karl Jenkins
Catalog : 11015 CD
Conductor : Karl Jenkins
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
Der Beherrscher der Geister Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:13 AM
Suite for brass
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce (arr. Howard Cable)
Catalog : 2618 CD
Orchestra : Norem Brass
Label : Centaur
9:27 AM
Symphony No. 4 in A Op 90 Italian
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 37760 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Siegfried Idyll
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : ClevelandO
10:21 AM
Symphony No. 2 in a Op 55
Artist :
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 94360 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label :
10:45 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 8 in c Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410898 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
11:01 AM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 65101 CD
Conductor : Neville Dilkes
Orchestra : English Sinfonia
Label : Angel/EMI
11:16 AM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73 Emperor
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 47520 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:07 PM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:26 PM
Quiet City
Artist : Philip Smith, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:40 PM
Requiem
Artist : Choir of Clare Coll.,Cambridge
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 557130 CD
Conductor : Timothy Brown
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
12:53 PM
Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Op 28
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : Central Band of the Royal A.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
1:06 PM
La Calinda
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 3303 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
1:10 PM
Fanfare for the Common Man
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 63888 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
1:15 PM
Stabat Mater: Virgo virginum praeclara
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 80506 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:24 PM
Kol Nidrei Op 47
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 57750 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:39 PM
MANON: Je suis seul..Ah! Fuyez douce
Artist : Richard Crooks, tenor
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 68921 CD
Conductor : Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:45 PM
Requiem
Artist : Serendipity
Album :
Composer : Karl Jenkins
Catalog : 57966 CD
Conductor : Karl Jenkins
Orchestra : West Kazakhstan Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
1:54 PM
Ave Verum Corpus
Artist : Bryn Terfel, baritone
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4772 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:55 PM
Piano Sonata No. 11: Rondo alla Turca in A
Artist : Arkady Volodos, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Volodos)
Catalog : 62691 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:03 PM
THE MISSION: Gabriel’s Oboe
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 93456 CD
Conductor : Ennio Morricone
Orchestra : Roma Sinfonietta
Label : CBS/Sony
2:07 PM
Symphonic Dances from Heritage
Artist :
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Composer : John Duffy
Catalog : 630 CD
Conductor : Richard Williams
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
2:26 PM
Anchors Aweigh
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Composer : Cap. Alfred Miles C. Zimmerman
Catalog : 557545 CD
Conductor : Jerker Johansson
Orchestra : Royal Swedish Air Force Band
Label : Naxos
2:29 PM
Mass: Meditation No. 3
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:38 PM
Four Last Songs
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 59408 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Andante cantabile
Artist :
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Composer : Joseph Sciani
Catalog : 434347 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
3:08 PM
Trinity Requiem
Artist : Trinity Choir
Album :
Composer : Robert Moran
Catalog : 244 CD
Conductor : Robert Ridgell
Orchestra : Trinity Wall Street
Label : Innova
3:43 PM
Night Ride & Sunrise Op 55
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1202 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : VangrdWelk
4:06 PM
Norwegian Dances Op 35
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9028 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
4:28 PM
Concerto for Piano, Violin & Orchestra
Artist : Sergei Krylov, violin
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Viotti (arr. T. Latour)
Catalog : 151 CD
Conductor : Vladislav Czarnecki
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : Agora
4:44 PM
In a Summer Garden
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 82849 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
William Shakespeare Overture
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Composer : Friedrich Kuhlau
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
5:17 PM
Victoria Waltzes
Artist :
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Composer : Benjamin Bilse
Catalog : 777341 CD
Conductor : Christian Simonis
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : CPO
5:29 PM
The Bad and the Beautiful suite
Artist :
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Composer : David Raksin
Catalog : 1490 CD
Conductor : David Raksin
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:47 PM
Cinema Paradiso film score
Artist :
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Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 60706 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : Henry Mancini's Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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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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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