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

November 01, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in C
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
Fantasie on Beethoven’s Ruin of Athens
Artist : Philip Thomson, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 31525 CD
Conductor : Kerry Stratton
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
6:30 AM
CHEREVICHKI: Russian and Cossack Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 287 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Label : Dynamic
6:41 AM
Irish Rhapsody No. 5
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 8545 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G, RV 149
Artist :
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:15 AM
Who’s Who in Navy Blue
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 149 CD
Conductor : Loras John Schissel
Orchestra : The Ringgold Band
Label : Ringgold
7:21 AM
Overture in D, D. 556
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Gabriela Krckova, oboe
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 1290 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Musica Bohemica
Label : Supraphon
7:42 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
7:52 AM
Rhapsody in E-Flat Op 119, No. 4
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 779469 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Cantate Domino
Artist :
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Composer : Heinrich Schutz
Catalog : 553514 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra : Oxford Camerata
Label : Naxos
8:11 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in g, BWV 1058
Artist : Gerald Hambitzer,harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554605 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 61901 CD
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:41 AM
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Scherzando No. 2 in C
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Where the Rainbow Ends
Artist :
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
9:22 AM
Three Studies for Piano Op 4
Artist : Clipper Erickson, piano
Album :
Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 2013 CD
Label : D-T-R
9:30 AM
The Red Pony - Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 7 in C Le Midi
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:23 AM
Variations on La ci darem la mano in B-Flat Op 2
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 60771 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
10:42 AM
Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F, D. 487
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Orchestra : Domus
Label : Angel/EMI
11:04 AM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 55 Eroica
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Three English Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
12:15 PM
Piano concerto No. 2 in A-Flat
Artist : Miceal O’Rourke,piano
Album :
Composer : John Field
Catalog : 9368 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
12:52 PM
Morris Dance Tunes
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:06 PM
Concertstucke for harp & orch in G-Sharp Op 39
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
1:22 PM
Symphony No. 6 in C, D. 589 The Little
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 412176 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
2:00 PM
Heroic Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Buttner
Catalog : 1048 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Sterling
2:16 PM
Serenade in G Op 95
Artist :
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Composer : Max Reger
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:00 PM
Banks of Green Willow
Artist :
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
3:08 PM
Cello Concerto in e Op 85
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 60394 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:41 PM
Three Symphonic Pieces (1871)
Artist :
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Composer : Albert Rubenson
Catalog : 1029 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Umea Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
4:06 PM
Danish Folk Music Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 7003 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:26 PM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS: Overture:
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:36 PM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS: Concedi, concedi, amor pietoso
Artist : Juan Diego Florez, tenor
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 470024 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
4:44 PM
Cat duet Duetto buffo di due gatti
Artist : Victoria de los Angeles,soprano; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Gerald Moore, piano
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 65463 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:49 PM
Mississippi Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Ferde Grofe
Catalog : 66387 CD
Conductor : Felix Slatkin
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Karelia Overture Op 10
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Night Soliloquy for Flute & Strings
Artist : Mary Stolper, flute
Album :
Composer : Kent Kennan
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Cedille
5:21 PM
You only live once! Waltz Op 167
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 70907 CD
Label : Ivory Clas
5:30 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Op 99
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 416357 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
5:52 PM
Seven Years in Tibet: Main Theme
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 51333 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Original film soundtrack
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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