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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Playlist

September 26, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto da chiesa in c Op 4
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
Album :
Composer : Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
6:17 AM
Africa Fantasie Op 89
Artist : Gwendoline Mok, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
6:30 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in D
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 432082 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:44 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D
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Composer : Domenico Scarlatti
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
7:05 AM
Concert Overture in F
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Composer : August Soderman
Catalog : 1040 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Umea Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
7:15 AM
The Northern Pines
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559248 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
7:20 AM
Silvana Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 9066 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:28 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999298 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:43 AM
Symphony No. 6 in F
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 419631 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
7:50 AM
Concert Transcription on Rossini’s opera
Artist : Andrei Korsakov, violin
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 1000255 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Ensemble Concertino
Label : Melodya
8:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Franz Xaver Richter
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:20 AM
Suite Espanola: No. 3 Sevilla Op 47
Artist : Norbert Kraft, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 8857 CD
Label : Chandos
8:28 AM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 94431 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:43 AM
Recorder Concerto in F
Artist : Judith Linsenberg, recorder
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Sammartini
Catalog : 90704 CD
Orchestra : Musica Pacifica
Label : Dorian
9:06 AM
Symphony No. 23 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
9:27 AM
Piano Concerto No. 24 in c
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 82879 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 14131 CD
Conductor : Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra : German Bach Soloists
Label : LaserLight
10:19 AM
Images for Orchestra
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 61956 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:55 AM
Oboe Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
Album :
Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 129 CD
Conductor : Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Pentatone
11:04 AM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1 in D Op 45
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416623 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
11:19 AM
Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Op 38
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 9328 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:05 PM
AT YOUR REQUEST
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Composer : Music you've asked to hear
Label :
2:59 PM
Vocalise Op 34
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 80543 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
North Country Sketches
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9355 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:43 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. Posth. in E-Flat
Artist : Janina Fialkowska, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 5202 CD
Conductor : Hans Graf
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
4:06 PM
Symphony in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 777351 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : CPO
4:26 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: Overture
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Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 68793 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: I dreamed I dwelt
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 14777 CD
Conductor : Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica RAI, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
4:46 PM
Jalousie (Tango)
Artist :
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Composer : Jacob Gade
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 6048 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Mexico City Philharmonic
Label : ASV
5:18 PM
Soirees de Vienne: Valse-Caprice No. 6 in e
Artist : Gabriela Imreh, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4225 CD
Label : Conn Soc
5:30 PM
Harp Concerto Op 74
Artist : Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp
Album :
Composer : Reinhold Gliere
Catalog : 1049 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : New Symphony Orchestra Sofia
Label : Boston

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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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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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Alexei Kuznetsoff Courtesy of the artist

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

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9:14 am
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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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WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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