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 08, 2012

6:06 AM
Hebrides Overturein D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 391372 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:18 AM
Overturein F
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:32 AM
Concertino a 7
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 1808 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
6:44 AM
Symphonie Concertante for fl, oboe & bsnin E-Flat
Artist : Rachel Brown, flute
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999627 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Gladiator
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:21 AM
MACBETH: Act IV: Chorus of Scots
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 80152 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:29 AM
La Caza del Joven Enrique -Gran overture
Artist : John Contiguglia, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
7:43 AM
L’ETOILE Overture
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Lyon Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:52 AM
Concerto No. 2in g Op 3
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 412128 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 46274 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:15 AM
Violin Concerto (School Concerto) No. 2 Op 13
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Friedrich Seitz
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Julliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:43 AM
LA CENERENTOLA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Gabriele Ferro
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : CBS/Sony
8:54 AM
Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestrain B-Flat
Artist : Wolfgang Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Wojciech Rajski
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : ClassicTal
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 7in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 423626 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
9:18 AM
Symphony No. 5in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 49968 CD
Conductor : Roger Norrington
Orchestra : London Classical Players
Label : Angel/EMI
9:48 AM
Polonaise No. 2in e-Flat Op 26
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 413795 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 22in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45972 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:19 AM
Violin Concertoin D Op 35
Artist : David Oistrakh, violin
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 46339 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:57 AM
Concerto Grossoin F Op 3
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
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Composer : Pieter Hellendaal
Catalog : 3492 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
11:13 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
11:27 AM
Hungarian Folkdance Suite Op 18
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Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 9029 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 557428 CD
Conductor : Marin Alsop
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:23 PM
String Quartet No. 22in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3454 CD
Orchestra : Hagen Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
12:49 PM
Scherzo fantastique Op 3
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 43703 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:04 PM
Symphony No. 6in b Op 74
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1131 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Ondine
2:00 PM
Orchestral Trioin D Op 2
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Composer : Simon Le Duc
Catalog : 777219 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Label : CPO
2:15 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3in d Op 30
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 446673 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Philips
3:00 PM
Festive Symphony: Scherzo
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223120 CD
Conductor : Lothar Zagrosek
Orchestra : ORF Symphony Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
3:12 PM
Praga Op 26
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 59318 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:41 PM
Introduction & Allegro appassionatoin G Op 92
Artist : Sequeira Costa, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 220306 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:06 PM
Concertstuck Op 113
Artist : Joseph Banowetz, piano
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 223190 CD
Conductor : Oliver Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:33 PM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1 Op 17
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 50009 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
4:46 PM
Norwegian Dances Op 35
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 44722 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:06 PM
Three Pieces for Orchestra
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Composer : Kent Kennan
Catalog : 434307 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
5:17 PM
Suite No. 1 Op 42
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 559075 CD
Conductor : Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:40 PM
Casablanca Suite
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 17 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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5:52 PM
Ocean’s Kingdom: Ocean’s Kingdom
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Composer : Paul McCartney
Catalog : 33250 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : London Classical Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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9:08 pm
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Creatively Speaking
9:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

The Don Is Back!

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Classical CD Selections
6:03 pm
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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
2:01 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Easter Sunday at 1 PM

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:32 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted

Look, Ma! Behind our backs!
Courtesy of the artists

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Honoring Marcel Farago on April 17
12:52 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago

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Creatively Speaking
2:07 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Exploring PA's Historic Coal-Mining Culture...Through Song

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Opera on WRTI
7:08 am
Sat April 12, 2014

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Synopsis

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:07 am
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Library of Congress

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 10:55 am

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Happy Easter!
12:00 pm
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Bach's St. John Passion for Good Friday on WRTI

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Valentin Radu conducts his Ama Deus Ensemble and features soprano Megan Monaghan, alto Jody Kidwell, tenor Kenneth Garner, and bass-baritone Kevin Deas, and The Philadelphia Boys Choir. This performance is sung in English.

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