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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February 26, 2014

6:06 AM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 2 Op 24
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 395 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
6:17 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 1037 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
6:30 AM
Elfenspiel
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 65303 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:41 AM
London Suite
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : London Pops Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:06 AM
Czardas
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
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Composer : Vittorio Monti
Catalog : 57164 CD
Orchestra : Virtuosi
Label : Angel/EMI
7:14 AM
The Gladiator
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 54130 CD
Conductor : Timothy Foley
Orchestra : Nonpareil Wind Band
Label : Angel/EMI
7:19 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Concerto No. 8 for 2 violins obligati in a Op 3
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin; David Oistrakh, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi (arr. Sam Franko)
Catalog : 45952 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:41 AM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 74287 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:51 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 94671 CD
Conductor : John Farrer
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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8:06 AM
Jeptha: Sinfonia
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Rolf Reinhardt
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
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8:12 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 4 From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 2150 CD
Conductor : Karel Ancerl
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naive
8:26 AM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 16 CD
Orchestra : London Concertante
Label : CMG
8:39 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 2 in a Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:46 AM
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
9:06 AM
Overture in C Op 170, D. 591 In the Italian Style
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 2221 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
9:14 AM
Oboe Concerto in D
Artist : John Delancie, oboe
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Max Wilcox
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Boston
9:41 AM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op 1
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
10:00 AM
Children’s Corner
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Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Andre Caplet)
Catalog : 444386 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:19 AM
Concerto for violin & cello in a Op 102
Artist : Henryk Szeryng, violin; Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4782365 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:54 AM
Variations on an original theme Op 15
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin; John Lenehan, piano
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 550744 CD
Label : Naxos
11:08 AM
Impromptu No. 1 in f Op 142, D. 935
Artist : Seymour Lipkin, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 60175 CD
Label : Newport
11:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in g Op 7
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 570737 CD
Conductor : Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra : Danish National Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
12:05 PM
AT YOUR REQUEST
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Composer : Music you've asked to hear
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3:00 PM
Leonore Overture No. 3 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 84172 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
3:16 PM
The Sea: Orchestral suite
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Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 8473 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:40 PM
Impressions d’Ardennes Op 44
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Composer : Joseph Jongen
Catalog : 1634 CD
Conductor : Roman Kofman
Orchestra : Orchestra National de Belgique
Label : Cypres
4:06 PM
Danish Folk Music Suite
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 9721 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
4:38 PM
LA GIOCONDA: O monumento! Regia e bolgia
Artist : Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 14107 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
4:45 PM
Ballad of the Gnomes
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 4028 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
5:06 PM
Wonderful Town: Overture
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Birmingham Contempor.Music Grp
Label : Angel/EMI
5:13 PM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 707 CD
Conductor : Manfred Honeck
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Reference
5:33 PM
Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Ho Zhan Hao & Chen Kang
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Lan Shui
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : CanaryClas

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Creatively Speaking
3:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Do You Know The First Figaro?

Neal Bledsoe as Count Almaviva, Adam Green as Figaro, and Naomi O'Connell as Rosine in Stephen Wadsworth's Beaumarchais adaptations, THE FIGARO PLAYS, at Princeton's McCarter Theatre through April, 2014.

Figaro, the wily barber of Seville, is portrayed in two great operas - the popular Rossini work that bears his name, and Mozart’s account of his marriage. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns takes us to Princeton's McCarter Theatre and rehearsals for two of the plays by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais that originated the Figaro character.

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Creatively Speaking
12:02 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis Honored In Delaware

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis

Philadelphia-area native Aaron Jay Kernis is among the most successful and prolific living American composers. The 54-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner has written music in almost every form except opera and ballet. WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports on a master of melody who this week receives a prestigious local award.

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ENCORE!
2:11 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

A Benjamin Britten Celebration with the New York Philharmonic: March 30, 4 PM

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Join us for the Britten centenary celebrated on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, with two of the composer's best-loved works: the Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, and the choral Spring Symphony, Britten's celebration of winter's passing to spring. Sunday, March 30, 4 to 6 pm on WRTI. Alan Gilbert conducts.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:09 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

Anne Akiko Meyers, with her recently acquired Guarneri violin, at NPR's Studio 1.
Jim Tuttle NPR

Originally published on Fri March 7, 2014 11:39 am

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, on loan for the rest of her life.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:44 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Joseph Calleja: Tiny Desk Concert

Joseph Calleja performed a Tiny Desk Concert November 26.
Abbey Oldham Abbey Oldham/NPR

Malta, the island nation 50 miles south of Sicily, may be small, but it's home to one of the biggest stars in opera, tenor Joseph Calleja. And like his country's name, which may originate in the Greek word for honey, Calleja's voice is a potent mix of Italianate passion and sweetness. Just listen to how he pulls the volume back to a slender golden ray of tone several times in Tosti's gorgeous "Ideale," and especially the word "disciogliea" in the Puccini aria that closes this performance.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:15 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

John Adams' Psychedelic Oratorio Gives Voice To 'The Other Mary'

Composer John Adams.
Margaretta Mitchell

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 10:36 am

For the millennium, in 2000 American composer John Adams completed a compelling, large-scale oratorio based on the nativity story called El Niño. Now he's composed a companion piece, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, a Passion oratorio mounted with his usual collaborator, the stage director and librettist Peter Sellars.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:52 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

In The First Violins — At Least For One Night

Conductor Jeffrey Grogan led a motley — but very happy — assembly of professional, student and amateur musicians at the New Jersey Symphony's #OrchestraYou project in Newark, N.J. Saturday.
Fred Stucker Courtesy of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 8:24 pm

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Special Offers
5:31 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Special Offer: Philly POPS - Marvin Hamlisch Musical Tribute

Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Here's a singularly sensational special offer! Discounted tickets are available for all WRTI listeners to experience the Philly POPS special presentation: Marvin Hamlisch - A Musical Tribute.

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Cristian Macelaru Conducts The Philadelphians
1:07 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: A Dazzling Performance by Cellist Hai-Ye Ni, March 9, 1 PM

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cellist Hai-Ye Ni

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky celebration from this past January continues on WRTI this Sunday at 1 pm with Associate Conductor Cristian Macelaru joined by Principal Cellist Hai-Ye

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:03 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Music Takes Center Stage In Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

Egyptian singer-songwriter Ramy Essam, in the heady early days at Tahrir Square in 2011.
Mark LeVine Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 10:06 am

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