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.

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November 28, 2012

6:06 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Holst)
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
6:15 AM
Concerto grosso in B-Flat
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
The Planets, Op 32: Jupiter
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 47417 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:44 AM
Symphony No. 40 in F
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557093 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Scherzando No. 1 in F
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Pathfinder of Panama
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 80266 CD
Conductor : Ainslee Cox
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : New World
7:18 AM
Le Banjo (Grotesque Fantasie) Op 15
Artist : Ruskin Cooper, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 2584 CD
Label : Centaur
7:28 AM
Emperor Waltz Op 437
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 971016 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Komische Oper
Label : Vision
7:43 AM
Solomon: Ouverture
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2569 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : ATMA
7:52 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in D
Artist : Maurice Andre, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giuseppi Torelli
Catalog : 47311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
ROLAND Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Jean-Baptiste Lully
Catalog : 5150 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : Naive
8:12 AM
Concerto Grosso in D
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
8:28 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:43 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4775789 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
SIEGFRIED: Forest Murmurs
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 410137 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 5 in b
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
9:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 7141 CD
Conductor : Jonathan Nott
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Tudor
9:47 AM
Potpourri for clarinet and Orchestra in F Op 80
Artist : Ernst Ottensamer,clarinet
Album :
Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 550688 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 4 in D
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:23 AM
Symphony No. 7 in C Le Midi
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:48 AM
Six Variations for Violin and Guitar Op 63
Artist : Monica Huggett, violin; Richard Savino, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 7591 CD
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:03 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, string in G
Artist :
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
11:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73
Artist : Helene Grimaud, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9840 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : D. Gramphn
12:07 PM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 433074 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:19 PM
Rondo in a, K. 511
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412122 CD
Label : Philips
12:32 PM
Vocalise Op 34
Artist : Anna Moffo, soprano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff/arr. Dubensky
Catalog : 63669 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : American Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:44 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
12:56 PM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d
Artist : Jeanne Lamon, violin; Linda Milsted, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 66265 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
1:14 PM
The Secret Agent Filmscore
Artist :
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Composer : Philip Glass
Catalog : 8727 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta
1:19 PM
Suite Gothique Op 25
Artist : Dave Wagner, organ
Album :
Composer : Leon Boellmann
Catalog : 961114 CD
Label : Voyager
1:34 PM
GIANNI SCHICCHI: O Mio Babbino Caro
Artist : Montserrat Caballe, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:41 PM
Crisantemi for strings
Artist :
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 57159 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:46 PM
Lento
Artist :
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Composer : Howard Skempton
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : Mark Wigglesworth
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : NMC
2:02 PM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Prelude
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 49797 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:09 PM
Thunder & Lightning Polka Op 324
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:14 PM
Gymnopedies
Artist : Linda Burman-Hall, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 1097 CD
Label : MSR
2:24 PM
DIE TOTE STADT: Marietta’s Lied
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 1863 CD
Conductor : Stephen Barlow
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:32 PM
Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-Sharp Op 27 Moonlight
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 37219 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:47 PM
Dances with Wolves: Suite
Artist : Louise DiTullio, flute
Album :
Composer : John Barry
Catalog : 1194 CD
Conductor : Ronald Royer
Orchestra : Sinfonia Toronto
Label : Cambria
2:55 PM
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese
Artist : Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; William Bolcom, piano
Album :
Composer : William Bolcom
Catalog : 55830 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Langsamer Satz
Artist :
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Composer : Anton Von Webern (arr. Schawarz)
Catalog : 3121 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:16 PM
BORIS GODUNOV: Symphonic Synthesis
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Leopold Stokowski)
Catalog : 557645 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:43 PM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Ivan Zenaty, violin
Album :
Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 920265 CD
Conductor : Oldrich Vlcek
Orchestra : Virtuosi of Prague
Label : Discover
4:06 PM
Harp Concerto Op 182
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
Album :
Composer : Carl Reinecke
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
4:30 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2549 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
4:45 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Zsolt Hamar
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : BudapestMu
5:06 PM
Carnival Overture Op 92
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Water Lily
5:18 PM
Capriccio Diabolico
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensembl
Label : Concord
5:30 PM
Grand Variations on Rule Britannia Op 116
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:47 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2214 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class

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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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1:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

A Feast for Organ and Brass: The Philadelphians on WRTI, May 4th, 1 PM

Conductor Alain Altinoglu

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ENCORE!
5:20 pm
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Bass-baritone Daniel Noyola and soprano Sydney Mancasola

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Alexei Kuznetsoff Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 7:15 pm

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9:14 am
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British Pathé

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 9:42 am

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WRTI Spotlight
12:05 pm
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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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