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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October 09, 2012

6:06 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 50905 CD
Conductor : Lucy van Dael
Orchestra : Alma Musica Amsterdam
Label : Angel/EMI
6:17 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 8 (after Scarlatti) in e
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Capriol Suite
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 55052 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:44 AM
Impressions of Italy: Naples
Artist :
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 550087 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
The Mikado: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 554165 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : Naxos
7:17 AM
Purple Pageant
Artist :
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Albert F. Schoepper
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:23 AM
Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 80438 CD
Conductor : Robert Woods
Orchestra : Empire Brass
Label : Telarc
7:32 AM
Carmen Fantasy Op 25
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 47101 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:46 AM
Divertimento No. 2 in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45471 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : Erato
8:06 AM
Russia, a Symphonic Poem
Artist :
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 65619 CD
Conductor : Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:22 AM
Danse- Tarantelle Styrienne
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 9129 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:31 AM
Havanaise Op 83
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 45482 CD
Conductor : Daniel Harding
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:44 AM
SIEGE OF CORINTH Overture (Sinfonia)
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 47118 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:56 AM
Serenata Op 57
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Martucci
Catalog : 691 CD
Conductor : Francesco d'Avalos
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : ASV
9:06 AM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in A-Flat Op 45
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9002 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:21 AM
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C
Artist : Annie Fischer, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 31492 CD
Conductor : Ervin Lukacs
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
9:54 AM
Two Swedish Folk Tunes Op 27
Artist :
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 18132 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Mill
Label : Lydian
10:00 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 504 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : OehmsCl
10:19 AM
Concerto No. 2 for 2 Pianos & Orchestra in A-Flat
Artist : Joshua Pierce & Dorothy Jonas
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 1330 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
11:03 AM
Rondo for horn & orchin E-Flat
Artist : David Jolley, horn
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6780 CD
Conductor : Uri Mayer
Orchestra : The Israel Sinfonietta
Label : Arabesque
11:12 AM
Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann Op 20
Artist : Susanne Grutzmann, piano
Album :
Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 7065 CD
Label : Profil
11:27 AM
Symphony No. 92 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 94237 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Concerto for trumpet and 2 oboes in D
Artist : David Bilger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1035 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
12:19 PM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 2
Artist :
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 94360 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label :
12:52 PM
Two English Idylls
Artist :
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:07 PM
Quintet for piano & winds in E-Flat
Artist : James Levine, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 419785 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Label : D. Gramphn
1:35 PM
In The South (Alassio) overture Op 50
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 619 CD
Conductor : Yondani Butt
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
2:00 PM
Carnival of the Animals
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 45603 CD
Label : Vrgn Clscs
2:25 PM
Jour d’Ete a la Montagne Op 61
Artist :
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 10464 CD
Conductor : Rumon Gamba
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:00 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 65 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : New Symphony Orch. of London
Label : Chesky Rec
3:15 PM
Taras Bulba
Artist :
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 2417 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:41 PM
Petite Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 1025 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:06 PM
Cello Concerto No. 1 in a Op 33
Artist : Paul Tortelier, cello
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 69386 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
4:27 PM
LE PRE AUX CLERCS: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 282 CD
Conductor : Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Dynamic
4:37 PM
Piano Concerto for left hand in D
Artist : Aldo Ciccolini, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET: The Walk to
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9355 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:19 PM
Huapango
Artist :
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
5:30 PM
Piano Concerto (Concerto Soiree)
Artist : Benedetto Lupo, piano
Album :
Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 901864 CD
Conductor : Josep Pons
Orchestra : City of Granada Orchestra
Label : Harm Mundi
5:54 PM
8 1/2: La Passerella di addio
Artist :
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 63359 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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