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

October 12, 2012

6:06 AM
IL TURCO IN ITALIA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 37859 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
6:17 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 1in G
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
6:32 AM
Valse de Concert No. 1in D Op 47
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Guild
6:44 AM
String Sonata No. 5in E-Flat
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Waltz Fantasyin b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 45609 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:17 AM
THE MUSIC MAN: Seventy-Six Trombones
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Composer : Meredith Willson
Catalog : 62 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
7:23 AM
Sailors’ Dances
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Composer : Paul Gilson
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
7:32 AM
Symphonyin D
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Composer : Frederick the Great
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Helicon
7:46 AM
Symphony No. 39in C
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 481 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Bis
8:06 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:16 AM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
8:26 AM
RIGOLETTO: La Donna e Mobile
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 89209 CD
Conductor : Emerson Buckley
Orchestra : Symphonic Orch. of Emilia Roma
Label : CBS/Sony
8:31 AM
Bassoon Concerto No. 6in e
Artist : Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
8:46 AM
Sinfoniain C
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:57 AM
Piano Sonata No. 11: Rondo alla Turcain A
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9349 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Concertoin F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
9:19 AM
Harp Concertoin A
Artist : Claudia Antonelli, harp
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Composer : Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
Catalog : 350246 CD
Conductor : Hans Ludwig Hirsch
Orchestra : Innsbruck Chamber Ens.
Label : EuropaMusi
9:41 AM
Adagio on Celtic Themesin e Op 56
Artist : Julius Berger, cello
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 6060 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : EBS
9:52 AM
Great Mass:in c
Artist : ASMF Chorus
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416273 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 414595 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1in g Op 26
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 4764092 CD
Conductor : Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:45 AM
Harpsichord Suite No. 4in e
Artist : Lisa Smirnova, piano
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2213 CD
Label : ECM
11:02 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 4: Orpheus
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 66834 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 3in E-Flat Op 10
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90797 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:06 PM
Concerto for lute and flutein F
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
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Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
12:20 PM
Piano Concertoin a Op 17
Artist : Felicia Blumenthal, piano
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Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 28 CD
Conductor : Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : Brana
12:57 PM
Trumpet Voluntary
Artist : Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 66244 CD
Conductor : Anthony Newman
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:57 PM
A Tribute Op 56
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Composer : Edmund Rubbra
Catalog : 6599 CD
Conductor : Hans-Hubert Schonzeler
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
12:57 PM
Symphony No. 2
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 47213 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Hymn of the Nations
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758177 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:16 PM
Symphony No. 4in e Op 98
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 400037 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Duet Concertino
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 5186060 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Pentatone
3:21 PM
Variations on a theme of Corelli Op 42
Artist : Xiayin Wang, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 10724 CD
Label : Chandos
3:42 PM
Serenade No. 6in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 91122 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Prometheus Bound Overture Op 38
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:26 PM
La Grotta di Tronofrio Overture
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Composer : Antonio Salieri
Catalog : 223381 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:34 PM
CARMEN: Flower Song; La fleur que tu m’
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 10170 CD
Conductor : Leone Magiera
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:42 PM
TURANDOT: Nessun dorma
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 10014 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:48 PM
Catari, Catari. Core Ingrato
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Salvatore Cardillo
Catalog : 4758177 CD
Conductor : Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
4:48 PM
DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT:
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 417011 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Ballet
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
5:18 PM
Hungarian Rhapsodyin D Op 68
Artist : Maria Kliegel, cello
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Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 554657 CD
Conductor : Gerhard Markson
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
5:29 PM
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
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Composer : Elmer Bernstein
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:54 PM
La maja de Goya
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 56730 CD
Label : Angel/EMI

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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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