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 14, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto a cinque in C
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
6:16 AM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:44 AM
Introduction and Polonaise Op 174
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557844 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Hejre Kati: Scene from the Czarda Op 32
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jeno Hubay
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Colossus of Columbia March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Russell Alexander
Catalog : 87107 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Impressions d’Italie:On the Hill-Tops
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in C
Artist : Ketil Haugsand, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 570486 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:43 AM
THE TENDER LAND: The Promise of Living
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:50 AM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Eugene List, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:06 AM
Introduction, Theme & Variations in f Op 102
Artist : Pierre W. Feit, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 66030 CD
Conductor : Martin Turnovsky
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Aulos
8:21 AM
Tantum Ergo (after Gluck)
Artist : Westminster Oratoria Choir
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 7117 CD
Conductor : John Eric Floreen
Orchestra : New Brunswick Chamber Ensemble
Label : KOCH Intl.
8:28 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 553431 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
Hungarian Fantasy Op 45
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:50 AM
Crisantemi for strings
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 6882 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
IDOMENEO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
9:13 AM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
9:40 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 6509 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : JVC
10:00 AM
Rodeo- Four Dance Episodes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:21 AM
Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestrain F
Artist : Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 432081 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:47 AM
Scherzo No. 4 in E Op 54
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63844 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:01 AM
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G
Artist : Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 281 CD
Conductor : Leif Ove Andsnes
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:32 AM
Symphony No. 4 (original 1930 version) Op 47
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8931 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
12:07 PM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:15 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 559164 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
12:30 PM
Voyage
Artist : Tony Arnold, soprano
Album :
Composer : Elliott Carter
Catalog : 9271 CD
Conductor : Scott Yoo
Orchestra : Colorado College Festival Orch
Label : Bridge
12:38 PM
Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Op 10
Artist : Martin Jones, piano
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
12:51 PM
Camera Studies Suite
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
1:04 PM
Testament of Freedom
Artist : New York Choral Society
Album :
Composer : Randall Thompson
Catalog : 7283 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:25 PM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:30 PM
Mass in g: excerpts
Artist : St. Thomas Choir
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 7418 CD
Conductor : Gerre Hancock
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:46 PM
On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:55 PM
Funeral March of a Marionette
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:02 PM
Pavane Op 50
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 62949 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Orchestre National de la RDF
Label : Angel/EMI
2:09 PM
Warsaw Concerto
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
Album :
Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 414348 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:21 PM
Symphony No. 6 for Band
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 570243 CD
Conductor : Col. Michael J. Colburn
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : Naxos
2:37 PM
Stoptime Rag
Artist : Benjamin Loeb, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 559277 CD
Label : Naxos
2:39 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Benjamin Loeb, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 559277 CD
Label : Naxos
2:45 PM
Once Upon a Time in the West: Main Theme
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 63000 CD
Conductor : Christopher Gunning
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:51 PM
Enigma Variations: Nimrod Op 36
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 553981 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:13 PM
Dance Panels
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 64315 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : New York Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Toman and the Woodnymph Op 49
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 350951 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto in G
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 452448 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:31 PM
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:44 PM
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Artist : Sol Gabetta, cello
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 75951 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Pest Waltzes Op 93
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Janos Ferencsik
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
5:17 PM
La Vega
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Quiet City
Artist : Scott Moore, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 559069 CD
Conductor : Paul Gambill
Orchestra : Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:42 PM
Symphony No.1 La Nuit des Tropiques
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg

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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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