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 28, 2012

6:06 AM
Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat, K. 191
Artist : Mark Gigliotti, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 20126 CD
Conductor : Felix Chiu-Sen Chen
Orchestra : Taipei Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bravo
6:26 AM
Romance from Faust
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223247 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:30 AM
Sinfonia in g
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
6:41 AM
Symphony in F Op 12
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Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 9661 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Orb & Sceptre
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:15 AM
By Land and by Sea
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Composer : Kenneth J. Alford
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
Humoresque for Orchestra
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Composer : Arthur DeGreef
Catalog : 4013 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Flemish Radio Orchestra
Label : EtCetera
7:28 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : Severino Gazzelloni, flute
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
7:43 AM
LES FEES DU RHIN: Suite
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4776403 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
THE MERRY WIDOW Overture
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
8:17 AM
THE TROJANS: Act II Pantomime
Artist : Richard Vieille, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 45646 CD
Conductor : John Nelson
Orchestra : Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:27 AM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4781525 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
8:43 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in d Op 6
Artist : Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 7921 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 6 in E, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
9:16 AM
Clarinet Quintet in b Op 115
Artist : Ricardo Morales, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 605 CD
Orchestra : Wister Quartet
Label : D-T-R
10:00 AM
KONIGSKINDER Overture
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 61128 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:09 AM
KONIGSKINDER: Hellafest und kinderreigen
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 61128 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:15 AM
KONIGSKINDER: Verdorben-gestorben
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 61128 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:26 AM
Violin Concerto a Lunardo Venier in a
Artist : Enrico Gatti, violin
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 2908606 CD
Conductor : Chiara Banchini
Orchestra : Ensemble 415
Label : Harm Mundi
10:44 AM
Piano Concerto No. 10 (for two pianos) in E-Flat
Artist : Christoph Eschenbach, piano; Justus Frantz, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47473 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:11 AM
Symphony No. 2
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Composer : Joao Bomtempo
Catalog : 557163 CD
Conductor : Alvaro Cassuto
Orchestra : Algarve Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:06 PM
Orpheus and Euridice: Orchestral excerpt
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Composer : Evstigney Ipatovich Fomin
Catalog : 10370 CD
Orchestra : Moscow Phil. Chamber Ensemble
Label : MCA
12:21 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 61
Artist : Nigel Kennedy, violin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 95373 CD
Conductor : Nigel Kennedy
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:11 PM
La Princess Lointaine Op 4
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Composer : Nikolai Tcherepnin
Catalog : 447084 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:22 PM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 28
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
2:00 PM
Little Suite in a Op 1
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 4524862 CD
Conductor : Ulf Schirmer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : London/Dec
2:17 PM
Symphony No. 3 in D Op 10
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999640 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Radio Philharm. Hannover NDR
Label : CPO
3:00 PM
THAIS: Meditation
Artist : Nigel Kennedy,violin
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 56890 CD
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:07 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Op 6
Artist : Nigel Kennedy,violin
Album :
Composer : Emil Mlynarski
Catalog : 79934 CD
Conductor : Jacek Kaspszyk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:43 PM
Grosse Fuge in B-Flat Op 133
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 37873 CD
Orchestra : Julliard String Quartet
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Fantasie Polonaise Op 19
Artist : Felicia Blumenthal, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 28 CD
Conductor : Robert Wagner
Orchestra : Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra
Label : Brana
4:30 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Ballsirenen Walzer
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:39 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Vilja-Lied
Artist : Ana Maria Martinez, soprano
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 557827 CD
Conductor : Steven Mercurio
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
4:47 PM
Konzertstuck for piano & orch in f Op 79
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
5:06 PM
Gwendoline Overture
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:16 PM
A Moorside Suite
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : BMC Oxford Band
Label : Angel/EMI
5:32 PM
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 416360 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:44 PM
Slaven Potpourri Op 39
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223234 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo

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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

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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

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9:14 am
Fri April 25, 2014

A Trove Of Celluloid, Primed For The Public

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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
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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