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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December 04, 2012

6:06 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in g
Artist : Marc Schachman, baroque oboe
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3108 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : American Classical Orchestra
Label : Centaur
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 (after Scarlatti) in d
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
6:30 AM
Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 5031 CD
Conductor : Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
6:42 AM
Introduction and Rondo Brillante in b-Flat Op 255
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
7:06 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op 39
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:15 AM
Invercargill
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Frame Lithgow
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:18 AM
The Londonderry Air
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:28 AM
Violin Concerto in C, RV 177
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 89362 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:43 AM
Overture in D
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2260 CD
Conductor : Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra : L'Ensemble Arion
Label : ATMA
7:50 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Hilda Huang, piano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80745 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
8:18 AM
Florentiner Op 214
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 42337 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Teldec
8:28 AM
Divertimento No. 3 in F, K. 138
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412740 CD
Orchestra : Academy Chamber Ensemble
Label : Philips
8:42 AM
Symphony No. 4 in G, Wq. 183
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
Lemminkainen’s Return Op 22, No. 4
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 22055 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410899 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
9:23 AM
Piano Sonata in E-Flat Op 1
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
Album :
Composer : John Field
Catalog : 80290 CD
Label : Telarc
9:38 AM
John Field Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Concerto No. 2 a due cori in F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 447280 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
10:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 11
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 741 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Ondine
10:55 AM
Rhapsodie d’Auvergne Op 73
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49757 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:08 AM
Elegy
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin; Simon Mulligan, piano
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5666 CD
Label : Nimbus
11:19 AM
Images for Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 68327 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Overture di Ballo
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 4776118 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:20 PM
Violin concerto in d
Artist : Ralph Holmes, violin
Album :
Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8386 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:56 PM
Concerto Grosso in g Op 3, No. 1
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
Album :
Composer : Pieter Hellendaal
Catalog : 3492 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
1:09 PM
Scheherazade Op 35
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 470840 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 La Follia in d
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani (arr. Michi Wianko)
Catalog : 7784 CD
Orchestra : East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Label : E1 Music
2:15 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 35
Artist : Viktor Tretyakov, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : USSR State Sym. Orch.
Label :
2:53 PM
Polka peu dansante Op 51, No. 2
Artist : Oxana Yablonskaya, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 553063 CD
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Selma Sedlak: Overture Op 37
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
3:10 PM
Concierto Madrigal for 2 guitars & orch.
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar; Angel Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
3:43 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
COX AND BOX Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Pro Arte Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:10 PM
With the Wild Geese (1910)
Artist :
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8321 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:32 PM
Summer Night on the River
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 47610 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
4:40 PM
Variations on theme by Tchaikovsky Op 35
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 1100301 CD
Conductor : Saulius Sondeckis
Orchestra : Chmb Orch of the Hermitage The
Label : Melodya
4:48 PM
GYPSY BARON: Treasure waltz Op 418
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
MAY NIGHT overture
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 554843 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
5:17 PM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 8947 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
5:30 PM
Malediction
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 1210 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Moscow State Philharmonic Orch
Label : MSR
5:43 PM
Peyton Place Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 2283 CD
Conductor : Franz Waxman
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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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