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 below.

Can We End The Fiscal Year Successfully?

Jun 21, 2013

With contributions from listeners like you - before June 30th - we'll raise the money needed to end the year successfully. What's success, you ask?  It's the ability to pay for all the things you'd expect: electricity, maintenance, equipment, salaries, supplies, and the like. BUT, it's also having the money to create new and exciting programming, like our new radio series featuring live, recorded performances of The Philadelphia Orchestra, our Diamond Sessions broadcasts, and our new Knight Foundation-funded "Music Makers" series. 

This Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, Guest Conductor Jaap van Zweden takes the podium to conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Russian program from mid-April, which offers two major works. Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, inspired by the sights and sounds of Italy, was originally scored for string sextet. We’ll hear it performed in an expanded version for the full strings of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Chopin's 'Mad Men' Cameo

Apr 9, 2013

Mad Men's music is as important as its plot and costumes. While attention has been lavished on its pop songs, the show's occasional use of classical music has gone largely unrecognized.

Listen to our annual broadcast of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 on Good Friday, March 29th, a few minutes after 12 noon.

The recording features Karl Richter conducting the Munich Bach Orchestra, Munich Bach Choir, and Regensburg Cathedral Choir. Edith Mathis (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), and Matti Salminen (Bass).

Happy Easter from WRTI!
 

It's Marches Madness! Throughout this month, we're posting some of our favorite marches — from the concert hall, opera stage and parade ground. Got one we should hear? Played any yourself? Let us know in the comments section.

Don't miss what promises to be a fabulous concert brought to you live from the intimate Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward W. Said in 1999, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra brings together young musicians from Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt – joined by a number of musicians from Iran, Turkey and Spain – to perform music and promote mutual understanding, non-violence and reconciliation.

This will be a live webcast, right here on WRTI.org, on Tuesday, January 29th at 8 pm. Join us!

WRTI is proud to announce that Gregg Whiteside has been selected as the new weekday morning host after a nationwide search.

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