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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September 13, 2012

6:06 AM
Pan’s Anniversary: Dances and Folk Song
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
6:18 AM
MACBETH: Act III: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62651 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:30 AM
Overture No. 6 in d
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:44 AM
Organ Concerto No. 13 in F
Artist : Simon Preston, organ
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 469358 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
MIGNON: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Ambroise Thomas
Catalog : 37240 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
Them Basses
Artist :
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Composer : Getty H. Huffine
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:19 AM
ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 85060 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Concerto for oboe, cello, strings & b.c. in g
Artist : Paolo Pollastri, oboe
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30480 CD
Conductor : Federico Maria Sardelli
Orchestra : Modo Antiquo
Label : Naive
7:43 AM
Tarantelle for flute, clarinet & orch Op 6
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
7:54 AM
The Tale of Honza (Simple Johnny) Valse
Artist :
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:06 AM
Concerto No. 12 in D Op 9
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 553035 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
8:16 AM
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Op 112
Artist : Ambrosian Singers
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 33509 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:28 AM
Overture on Russian Themes Op 28
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 46013 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : ZYX Music
8:44 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in d Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 80688 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:17 AM
Scottish Fantasy Op 46
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : HamptonRds
9:49 AM
Highland Memories Op 30
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Composer : Hamish MacCunn
Catalog : 2123 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : ASV
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 70 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5000 CD
Conductor : David Blum
Orchestra : Esterhazy Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:22 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 7
Artist : Angela Cheng, piano
Album :
Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
10:47 AM
Novelette No. 8 in f-Sharp Op 21
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 1806 CD
Label : ECM
11:01 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 2 in b
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 7037 CD
Conductor : William Malloch
Orchestra : Boston Early Music Soloists
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:23 AM
Symphony No. 4 in A Op 90
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 39498 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
GUNTRAM: prelude act 1 Op 25
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
12:20 PM
Guitar Concerto in e Op 140
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Ferdinando Carulli
Catalog : 426263 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
12:39 PM
Verklarte Nacht Op 4
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Composer : Arnold Schoenberg
Catalog : 71492 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:13 PM
Piano Quartet No. 1 in g Op 25
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 71492 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Concertpiece for 4 horns & orchestra Op 86
Artist : Dale Clevenger, horn
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 472798 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:21 PM
Romance in b
Artist : Susanne Grutzmann, piano
Album :
Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 7065 CD
Label : Profil
2:30 PM
Piano Trio in g Op 17
Artist :
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Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 5029 CD
Orchestra : The Macalester Trio
Label : Vox/MMG
3:00 PM
The Nightingale
Artist : Moscow Academy of Choral Art
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Viktor Popov
Label :
3:06 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 23
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 446673 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : Symphonie-Orchester des Bayeri
Label : Philips
3:42 PM
Suite hébraique for Viola and Orchestra
Artist : Tabea Zimmermann, viola
Album :
Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 5001 CD
Conductor : Steven Sloane
Orchestra : Deutsches Symph.-Orch, Berlin
Label : Capriccio
4:06 PM
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
4:28 PM
WALZERTRAUME (Waltz Dreams)
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Composer : Oscar Straus
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:36 PM
THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER: My Hero
Artist : Robert Shaw Chorale
Album :
Composer : Oscar Straus
Catalog : 7023 LP
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:43 PM
Fantastic Scherzo Op 25
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 65653 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:16 PM
Fantasy on Verdi’s Rigoletto Op 38
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz & Karl Doppler
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
5:28 PM
Dr. Zhivago: Prelude and Lara’s Theme
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Jarre
Catalog : 77086 CD
Conductor : Maurice Jarre
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:38 PM
Red Sun: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Maurice Jarre
Catalog : 1061 CD
Conductor : Paul Bateman
Orchestra : City of Prague Philharmonic
Label : Silva
5:46 PM
My Geisha Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 2283 CD
Conductor : Franz Waxman
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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

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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
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

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3:39 pm
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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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12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

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SUMMER SONNET

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

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