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 12, 2012

6:06 AM
Die Furstensteiner Waltzes Op 28
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Composer : Benjamin Bilse
Catalog : 777341 CD
Conductor : Christian Simonis
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : CPO
6:16 AM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 623 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
6:30 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:44 AM
Lute Concerto in d
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
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Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Ruler of the Spirits Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 8766 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:15 AM
A Warrior Bold
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Composer : Frank Panella
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Caprice espagnole Op 37
Artist : Stephen Hough, piano
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Composer : Moritz Moszkowski
Catalog : 59509 CD
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:28 AM
String Symphony No. 2 in D
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:42 AM
IL FANATICO PER GLI ANTICHI ROMANI
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 570279 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:50 AM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 47600 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
FATINITZA: Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:14 AM
CENDRILLON: Suite
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 555986 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Jean
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Violin Concerto in d
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 87733 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
Coronation March for Alex III
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:47 AM
Concerto for Trombone
Artist : Eric Carlson, trombone
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 271 CD
Conductor : Arthur Chodoroff
Orchestra : Temple University Wind Symph.
Label : Albany
9:06 AM
Kikimora Op 63
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 442011 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:16 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in d Op 70
Artist : Joseph Banowetz, piano
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 223382 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
9:53 AM
Chant du Menestrel Op 71
Artist : Wen-Sinn Yang, cello
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 68025 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
10:00 AM
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
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Composer : Thomas Canning
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
10:14 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in a Op 9
Artist : Michael Korstick, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 777658 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
10:49 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 7: Festklange
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 33 CD
Conductor : Mark Ermler
Orchestra : USSR Ministry of Culture Symph
Label : Melodya
11:11 AM
Notturno Op 133
Artist : David Shostac, flute
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Composer : Salomon Jadassohn
Catalog : 3002 CD
Label : Resort
11:20 AM
Symphony in c
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 557991 CD
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:07 PM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 27 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Leighton Smith
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : Sheffield
12:16 PM
Alleluia & Fugue for string orchestra
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Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 3157 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
12:27 PM
Romeo & Juliet - excerpts
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 464726 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:44 PM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat, K. 16
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
12:57 PM
Symphony No. 2
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 553402 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
1:30 PM
Athalia: War March of the Priests Op 74
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 63304 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:38 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Op 10
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 56654 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:54 PM
LA BOHEME: D’onde lieta usci
Artist : Renata Tebaldi, soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 475397 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Saint Cecilia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:01 PM
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Artist : Jessye Norman, mezzo
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 432731 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Lyon Opera Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:07 PM
Scottish Fantasy Op 46 excerpts
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : HamptonRds
2:25 PM
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat, K. 447
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5737 CD
Conductor : Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:42 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
2:50 PM
Intro & Variations on Trockne Blumen in e Op 160
Artist : Barthold Kuijken, transv. flute; Luc Devos, fortepiano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 97125 CD
Label : Accent
3:00 PM
Symphonie Concertante for violin & cello in A
Artist : Eleonora Turovsky, violin; Yuli Turovsky, cello
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 8470 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
3:17 PM
Symphony No. 4 in g Op 14 Sinfonia Piccola
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999639 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
3:41 PM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in D Op 55
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 570360 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
RUSLAN AND LUDMILA: Dances
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 1000166 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
4:31 PM
The Hollow Men (1948) Op 25
Artist : Guy Few, trumpet
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Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 1201 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : MSR
4:42 PM
Prospice (1948)
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Composer : Romeo Cascarino
Catalog : 559266 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Philadelphia Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 68170 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:25 PM
A Varmland Rhapsody
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 553 CD
Conductor : Jun'ichi Hirokami
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
5:36 PM
Spartacus: Ballet Suite No. 1
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 949 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : ASV

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5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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9:08 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
9:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

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

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2:32 pm
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Look, Ma! Behind our backs!
Courtesy of the artists

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Honoring Marcel Farago on April 17
12:52 pm
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A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago

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2:07 pm
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7:08 am
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Synopsis

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5:07 am
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Library of Congress

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

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