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

November 01, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in C
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
Fantasie on Beethoven’s Ruin of Athens
Artist : Philip Thomson, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 31525 CD
Conductor : Kerry Stratton
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
6:30 AM
CHEREVICHKI: Russian and Cossack Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 287 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Label : Dynamic
6:41 AM
Irish Rhapsody No. 5
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 8545 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G, RV 149
Artist :
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:15 AM
Who’s Who in Navy Blue
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 149 CD
Conductor : Loras John Schissel
Orchestra : The Ringgold Band
Label : Ringgold
7:21 AM
Overture in D, D. 556
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Gabriela Krckova, oboe
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 1290 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Musica Bohemica
Label : Supraphon
7:42 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
7:52 AM
Rhapsody in E-Flat Op 119, No. 4
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 779469 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Cantate Domino
Artist :
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Composer : Heinrich Schutz
Catalog : 553514 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra : Oxford Camerata
Label : Naxos
8:11 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in g, BWV 1058
Artist : Gerald Hambitzer,harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554605 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 61901 CD
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:41 AM
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Scherzando No. 2 in C
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Where the Rainbow Ends
Artist :
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
9:22 AM
Three Studies for Piano Op 4
Artist : Clipper Erickson, piano
Album :
Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 2013 CD
Label : D-T-R
9:30 AM
The Red Pony - Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 7 in C Le Midi
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:23 AM
Variations on La ci darem la mano in B-Flat Op 2
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 60771 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
10:42 AM
Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F, D. 487
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Orchestra : Domus
Label : Angel/EMI
11:04 AM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 55 Eroica
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Three English Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
12:15 PM
Piano concerto No. 2 in A-Flat
Artist : Miceal O’Rourke,piano
Album :
Composer : John Field
Catalog : 9368 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
12:52 PM
Morris Dance Tunes
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:06 PM
Concertstucke for harp & orch in G-Sharp Op 39
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
1:22 PM
Symphony No. 6 in C, D. 589 The Little
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 412176 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
2:00 PM
Heroic Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Buttner
Catalog : 1048 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Sterling
2:16 PM
Serenade in G Op 95
Artist :
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Composer : Max Reger
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:00 PM
Banks of Green Willow
Artist :
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
3:08 PM
Cello Concerto in e Op 85
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 60394 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:41 PM
Three Symphonic Pieces (1871)
Artist :
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Composer : Albert Rubenson
Catalog : 1029 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Umea Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
4:06 PM
Danish Folk Music Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 7003 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:26 PM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS: Overture:
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:36 PM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS: Concedi, concedi, amor pietoso
Artist : Juan Diego Florez, tenor
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 470024 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
4:44 PM
Cat duet Duetto buffo di due gatti
Artist : Victoria de los Angeles,soprano; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Gerald Moore, piano
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 65463 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:49 PM
Mississippi Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Ferde Grofe
Catalog : 66387 CD
Conductor : Felix Slatkin
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Karelia Overture Op 10
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Night Soliloquy for Flute & Strings
Artist : Mary Stolper, flute
Album :
Composer : Kent Kennan
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Cedille
5:21 PM
You only live once! Waltz Op 167
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 70907 CD
Label : Ivory Clas
5:29 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Op 99
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 416357 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
5:52 PM
Seven Years in Tibet: Main Theme
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 51333 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Original film soundtrack
Label : CBS/Sony

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Creatively Speaking
7:25 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Mozart's Gran Partita: An Ambitious Serenade

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Classical serenades by chamber ensembles were often light, outdoor entertainment in late 18th-century Vienna. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, this week’s WRTI concert broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra features one of the more ambitious creations in the genre.

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Creatively Speaking
7:21 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Celebrating C.P.E. Bach: The Sentimental Rebel

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (March 8, 1714 – December 14, 1788)

J.S. Bach’s second-surviving son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), was a musical force in his own right. His fame, at least after the mid-1700s, overshadowed that of his now-legendary father. This year, six German cities with ties to C.P.E.’s musical footprint in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder), Leipzig, Potsdam, and Weimar are leading a celebration of the 300th anniversary of his birth.   

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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

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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

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

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:28 am
Fri May 2, 2014

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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)

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ENCORE!
5:20 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

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Bass-baritone Daniel Noyola and soprano Sydney Mancasola

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:39 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Valentina Lisitsa: Chasing Pianos And YouTube Fans

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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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