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 13, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 7 in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 5345 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:17 AM
El Salon Mexico
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 81498 CD
Conductor : Eduardo Mata
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Concerto Die Jagd in D
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 1615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Capella Clementina
Label : KOCH Intl.
6:40 AM
Harp (or Organ)Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Op 4
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:06 AM
Concerto No. 9 for oboe and strings in F Op 7
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:15 AM
Semper Fidelis (1888)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
LA VIDA BREVE: Interlude & Dance No. 1
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:28 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in d
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 447415 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
7:42 AM
Symphony No. 22 in C, K. 162
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:52 AM
Crown Imperial
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 80125 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 414348 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
Huapango
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 90227 CD
Conductor : Maximiano Valdes
Orchestra : Bolivar Symph.Orch./Venezuela
Label : Dorian
8:28 AM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 62349 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
BERENICE: Overture
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
8:48 AM
In the Steppes of Central Asia
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 62406 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 4 in d Op 120
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 452214 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:46 AM
Three Romances for violin & piano Op 22
Artist : Bruno Monteiro, violin; Joao Paulo Santos, piano
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Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 3086 CD
Label : Centaur
10:00 AM
Gregorian Chant for String Orchestra
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 4076 CD
Conductor : Arthur Lief
Orchestra : New York Chamber Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:13 AM
Suite Pastorale
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 88018 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Erato
10:35 AM
Concerto in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:45 AM
Harp Concerto in G
Artist : Roberta Alessandrini, harp
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Composer : Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Catalog : 553622 CD
Conductor : Vittorio Parisi
Orchestra : Orchestra di Mantova
Label : Naxos
11:01 AM
Symphony No. 1 in G
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 5296 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English Symphony Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
12:06 PM
String Sonata No. 2 in A
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 23
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 57417 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:00 PM
Recorder Sonata No. 1 in F
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 3166 CD
Orchestra : Accademia Amsterdam
Label : Centaur
1:10 PM
Symphony No. 1 in b Op 3
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999639 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
2:00 PM
Aladdin Suite for Orchestra Op 34
Artist : Swedish Radio Choir
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 44934 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
2:24 PM
Symphony No. 40 in g, K. 550
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6506 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Les Musiciens du Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Kikimora Op 63
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman Philharmonia
Label : Mercury
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 26
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 40723 CD
Conductor : Walter Hendl
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:41 PM
Marchenerzahlungen Op 132
Artist : Michael Collins, clarinet; Steven Isserlis, cello; Stephen Hough, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 63504 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Cola di Rienzo Overture
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Composer : Giovanni Sgambati
Catalog : 573007 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:26 PM
Sea Songs
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80099 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Cleveland Symphonic Winds
Label : Telarc
4:32 PM
The Oceanides Op 73
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 753 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
Variations Symphoniques
Artist : Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 553472 CD
Conductor : Roberto Benzi
Orchestra : Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Land of the Mountain and the Flood Op 8
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Composer : Hamish MacCunn
Catalog : 8379 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:17 PM
Overture on Hebrew Themes Op 34
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8800 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
5:29 PM
Kol Nidrei Op 47
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 60757 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:43 PM
Dr. Zhivago: Prelude and Lara’s Theme
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Composer : Maurice Jarre
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:51 PM
Red Sun: Suite
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Composer : Maurice Jarre
Catalog : 1061 CD
Conductor : Paul Bateman
Orchestra : City of Prague Philharmonic
Label : Silva

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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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