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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Playlist

October 10, 2012

6:06 AM
King Arthur Suite
Artist : Colin Tilney, Harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
6:16 AM
Concerto for 2 guitars in G
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Victor Alessandro
Orchestra : San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:30 AM
Romance (frag.) for pno, flt, bsn, & orch. in e
Artist : Grigorios Zamparas, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2725 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : Centaur
6:42 AM
Divertimento No. 3 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9045 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
EURYANTHE Overture Op 81
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
The Beau Ideal
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : ACC Heritage of America Band
Label : USAF
7:19 AM
JOCELYN: Berceuse
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 57906 CD
Orchestra : Eroica Trio
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 4 in A
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
8:06 AM
I VESPRI SICILIANI Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
8:16 AM
Polacca (Polonaise) Brillante Op 72
Artist : Benjamin Frith, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 550959 CD
Conductor : Proinnsias O Duinn
Orchestra : RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Three-Cornered Hat Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:43 AM
Symphony in F
Artist :
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Composer : Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Catalog : 777112 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : CPO
8:51 AM
Concerto for Three Violins in F
Artist :
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 413788 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 1090 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
9:29 AM
Serenade for Strings in E Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 415364 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Concerto for Flute,Violin/hpsc in a
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423116 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:23 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in b-Flat
Artist : Artur Pizarro, piano
Album :
Composer : Arthur DeGreef
Catalog : 4013 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Flemish Radio Orchestra
Label : EtCetera
10:47 AM
Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Op 47
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63259 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
10:58 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 4 From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 80265 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Macal
Orchestra : Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 7 in A Op 92
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471490 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber (arr. Berlioz)
Catalog : 430201 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:17 PM
Stabat Mater
Artist : Monteverdi Choir
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 442142 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Orch Revolutionnaire et Romantique
Label : Philips
12:28 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:
Artist : Renata Tebaldi, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758134 CD
Conductor : Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : London/Dec
12:42 PM
I Vespri Siciliani: Act III duet
Artist : Soloists and La Scala Chorus
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 54043 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
12:50 PM
1812 Overture Op 49
Artist : University of Minn. Brass Band
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
1:09 PM
Symphony No. 7
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 47516 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:28 PM
MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Bimba Dagli Occhi
Artist : Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 92845 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:41 PM
Flute Concerto (same as violin concerto)
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Aram Khachaturian (arr. Rampal)
Catalog : 57563 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:52 PM
Wedgewood Blue
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:01 PM
Organ Symphony No. 5: Toccata Op 42
Artist : Mary Preston, organ
Album :
Composer : Charles-Marie Widor
Catalog : 113 CD
Label : Reference
2:07 PM
Danse Macabre Op 40
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63313 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:16 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE: Largo al Factotum
Artist : Leo Nucci, baritone
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Giuseppe Patane
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
2:23 PM
OTELLO: Piangea cantando (Willow Song)..
Artist : Katia Ricciarelli, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 1148 CD
Conductor : Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : VAI Audio
2:36 PM
Chimes of St. Genevieve
Artist :
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Composer : Marin Marais
Catalog : 61002 CD
Conductor : Donald Fraser
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:39 PM
Sinfonia Piccola
Artist :
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Composer : Heikki Suolahti
Catalog : 9506 CD
Conductor : Kari Tikka
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
3:00 PM
Violin Concerto in E
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777463 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
3:17 PM
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:43 PM
Festpolonese Op 12
Artist :
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 45128 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Ballad Without Words Op 56
Artist :
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 553 CD
Conductor : Jun'ichi Hirokami
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
4:28 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 97033 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
4:38 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Invano, Alvaro....
Artist : Richard Tucker, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4776540 CD
Conductor : Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:48 PM
Concertino for Oboe and Orchestra in F
Artist : Josef Kiss, oboe
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
In Italien Overture Op 49
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 550745 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : Naxos
5:21 PM
Humoresque for Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Arthur DeGreef
Catalog : 4013 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Flemish Radio Orchestra
Label : EtCetera
5:28 PM
PORGY AND BESS: Suite Catfish Row
Artist :
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 431625 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:52 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Album :
Composer : Vernon Duke
Catalog : 7780 CD
Label : E1 Music

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Creatively Speaking
4:57 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Meet The Met Opera's New Mimi!

Soprano Anita Hartig

Soprano Anita Hartig made her Metropolitan Opera debut this week as Mimì in Puccini's classic work, La Boheme.  If singing one of opera's most iconic roles at America's foremost opera house is not pressure enough, the Romanian soprano will also be performing for millions in movie theaters around the world in the Met Live in HD series, and on the radio via the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Matinee B

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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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