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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November 01, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in D Op 2
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:17 AM
Concerto for 2 celli and strings in g
Artist : Jane Coe, cello
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 528 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in A
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80285 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:44 AM
King Lear Overture Op 4
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Light Cavalry Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
The Mad Major
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Composer : Kenneth J. Alford
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
La Rondes des Lutins Op 25
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin; Janet Goodman-Guggenheim, piano
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Composer : Antonio Bazzini
Catalog : 54108 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:44 AM
Variations on Casta Diva from NORMA
Artist : Alison Balsom, trumpet
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Composer : Jean-Baptiste Arban
Catalog : 53255 CD
Conductor : Edward Gardner
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
Symphony No. 32 in D
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
8:06 AM
Entry March of the Boyars
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 43 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
8:13 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 (after Scarlatti) in A
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:28 AM
Concerto No. 2 in D Op 1
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Composer : Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri
Catalog : 77352 CD
Conductor : Gottfried von der Goltz
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
8:43 AM
FIDELIO Overture Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 42103 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : CBS/Sony
8:50 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat
Artist : Malcolm Bilson,fortepiano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67116 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : Old Fairfield Academy Orch
Label : MusicMaste
9:06 AM
My Home Overture Op 62
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 45127 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:19 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 68762 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:47 AM
Orchestral Trio in g Op 2
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Composer : Simon Le Duc
Catalog : 777219 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Label : CPO
10:00 AM
Concerto No. 1 a due cori in B-Flat
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4777371 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Orchestra Mozart
Label : D. Gramphn
10:47 AM
Three English Dances
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
10:58 AM
Fantasie in f Op 49
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 15384 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 1 in d Op 21
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Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 50016 CD
Conductor : Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : NKF
12:06 PM
Cyrano de Bergerac Overture Op 23
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Composer : Johan Wagenaar
Catalog : 8 CD
Conductor : Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Pav/Pearl
12:22 PM
Piano Quartet
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Conradin Kreutzer
Catalog : 512991 CD
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : Orfeo
12:52 PM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 476619 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:11 PM
Barcarolle in F-Sharp Op 60
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 4758637 CD
Label : London/Dec
1:22 PM
Suite No. 2 Suite Characteristiquein C Op 53
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
2:00 PM
The Red Pony - Suite
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:28 PM
Aphrodite a Symphonic Poem
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 74 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
3:00 PM
Spring Song Op 16
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 469376 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:10 PM
Symphony No. 2 in b
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 273 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
3:41 PM
Diptyque Mediterraneen Op 87
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto No. 11 in D
Artist : Mikhail Pletnev, piano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45196 CD
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:30 PM
MEDEA Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 3429 CD
Conductor : Igor Markevitch
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
4:41 PM
LES ABENCERAGES: Suspendez … ces murs...
Artist : Roberto Alagna, tenor
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 57012 CD
Conductor : Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Angel/EMI
4:48 PM
Where the Rainbow Ends
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
PETER SCHMOLL Overture Op 8
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:19 PM
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op 22
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
5:30 PM
Piano Concerto in f Op 16
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Album :
Composer : Adolph von Henselt
Catalog : 66717 CD
Conductor : Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion

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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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