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

March 01, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 24 in B-Flat, K. 182
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
Horn Concerto Concerto da Caccia in D
Artist : Bruce Atwell, horn
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 3221 CD
Conductor : Jeffery Meyer
Orchestra : St Petersburg Chamber Phil
Label : Centaur
6:30 AM
Serenade in E-Flat Op 7
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 438748 CD
Conductor : Edo de Waart
Orchestra : Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Label : Philips
6:43 AM
Concerto in F
Artist : Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Pierre Pierlot, oboe
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 39772 CD
Conductor : Janos Rolla
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Overture No. 7 in D
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
Jack Tar
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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
Symphony in B-Flat Op 6, No. 4
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999298 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:28 AM
Spanish Lady Suite
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 7761 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
7:43 AM
Concertino Op 107
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
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Composer : Cecile Chaminade
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
7:50 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in B-Flat, K. 269
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 61842 CD
Conductor : Stephan Tetzlaff
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 65617 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:17 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Swedish Dances Op 63
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 777385 CD
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra : S.W. German Radio Symph. Orch.
Label : CPO
8:42 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in a Rakoczy March
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 61497 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:48 AM
Song of the Nightingale Op 29
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572216 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 8 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Medici
9:15 AM
Symphony No.103 in E-Flat Drum Roll
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 60022 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : WienerPhil
9:50 AM
Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 66870 CD
Conductor : David Honeyball
Orchestra : London Brass Virtuosi
Label : Hyperion
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6584 CD
Conductor : Karl Richter
Orchestra : Munich Bach Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:18 AM
Cello Concerto in e Op 85
Artist : Paul Watkins, cello
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 4777352 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:47 AM
Symphony No. 8 in d
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:58 AM
Pastoral Suite Op 19
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 570 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
11:23 AM
Symphonic Dances Op 64
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9113 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 391372 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:17 PM
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Symphony of a Thousand
Artist : Christine Brewer, soprano; Birgit Remmer, contralto; Jon Villars, tenor; David Wilson-Johnson, baritone Birmingham Sym. Orch.Chorus
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 721 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
1:37 PM
Fantasia in c, K. 475
Artist : Alicia de Larrocha, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 417372 CD
Label : London/Dec
2:00 PM
Concerto in E
Artist : Elizabeth Mann, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Louise Schulman, viola
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 60210 CD
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : MusicMaste
2:17 PM
Florida Suite
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody in D Op 68
Artist : Matthew Allen, cello
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Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 80745 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
Petrouchka
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 64139 CD
Conductor : Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:44 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 for woodwinds, brass and strings
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 570145 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
PARSIFAL: Act III Synthesis
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 9024 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
4:25 PM
PARSIFAL: Good Friday Spell
Artist : Peter Hofmann, tenor; Hans Sotin, bass
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4780234 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:31 PM
Andante and Hungarian Rondo Op 35
Artist : Gerard Causse, viola
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 54817 CD
Conductor : Gerard Causse
Orchestra : Solistes de Montpellier-Moscou
Label : Angel/EMI
4:42 PM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Water Lily
5:06 PM
L’Enfant Prodigue: Cortege, Air de Danse
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572297 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
5:12 PM
Interplay - American Concertette for piano and orchestra
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 61651 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:29 PM
Palladio
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Composer : Karl Jenkins
Catalog : 62276 CD
Conductor : Karl Jenkins
Orchestra : London Philharmnic Strings
Label : CBS/Sony
5:48 PM
Cinema Paradiso film score
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Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 60706 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : Henry Mancini's Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon July 21, 2014

How a Russian-Born Philadelphian Helped Give New Life to a Song Van Cliburn Loved

Van Cliburn loved the Russian folk song, "Ducks are Flying," and asked for it to be performed at his funeral service. But no one in Texas could find the song.

When American pianist Van Cliburn died in 2013, funeral organizers in Texas couldn’t locate an obscure piece of music he’d requested for the service. But as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, thanks to a Philadelphia connection, the Russian folk song was found, and is now enjoying new life in America.

Here are several ensembles presenting the Russian folk song performed at Van Cliburn's funeral service.

The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)

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Opera on WRTI
4:25 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

LA Opera on WRTI: Bizet's CARMEN, July 19, 1 PM

Carmen (Patricia Bardon) expresses her love for the matador Escamillo (Ildebrando D'Arcangelo) as he prepares to enter the bullring.

No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms. But when she’s ready to move on, watch out! A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas. Georges Bizet’s immortal score overflows with one delight after another - a music lover’s hit parade of opera’s most intoxicating melodies. Placido Domingo conducts. Saturday, July 19, 1 to 4 pm.

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Crossover
3:43 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Legendary Man of Music: Lorin Varencove Maazel, 1930-2014

Maestro Lorin Maazel passed away last Sunday at the age of 84.  This legendary man of music devoted over 75 years to his craft. To him, music was a bridge-builder - a way to bring peace to the world and its people.  

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WRTI Spotlight
11:49 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Mahler's 4th Symphony: The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI, July 20, 1 PM

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

You won't want to miss the optimism and sunshine of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, drawing much of its balance and influence from the Classical era, this Sunday, July 20th at 1 pm. It's the Philadelphians in a performance from October in Verizon Hall, a re-broadcast from November, 2013.

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Creatively Speaking
12:25 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

How a Mentor Inspired A Life In Music: Blanche Burton-Lyles Keeps Marian Anderson’s Memory Alive

Pianist Blanche Burton-Lyles, the first African American woman to graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music, was mentored by Marian Anderson.
Jessica Kourkounis

A classical pianist considered Marian Anderson’s protégé was the beneficiary of the opera star’s generous encouragement and wisdom.  As a child, Blanche Burton-Lyles lived in South Philadelphia near the home that Marian Anderson called her "dream home."  Anderson knew Blanche’s parents, and would invite the young prodigy to her home to play the living-room piano. It was a life-long relationship. And even in her later years, Burton-Lyles and Anderson kept up through letters after Anderson moved to the West Coast. 

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Crossover
11:23 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Star Soprano Diana Damrau Scratches An Itch

Diana Damrau, Forever: Unforgettable Favorites from Vienna, Broadway and Hollywood

Soprano Diana Damrau usually sticks with her forte of mainstream opera. Indeed, she's made her name in such demanding roles as Mozart's Queen of the Night, Strauss' Zerbinetta, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Verdi's Violetta. But not long ago, she had this itch that needed scratching. And scratch she did, to excellent result.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:01 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies

Lorin Maazel conducing the Vienna Philharmonic in March 2010.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 11:58 am

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Creatively Speaking
12:24 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

The American Pianist Who Rocked Russia for Decades

Van Cliburn in a ticker-tape parade in 1958 after winning the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition. He's the only musician to ever receive a ticker-tape parade tribute in New York City.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 would have been the 80th birthday of celebrated American pianist Van Cliburn,  who died in 2013. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, his 1958 win in the Soviet Union’s first International Tchaikovsky Competition was a welcome sign of warmth in the midst of Cold War tensions.

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Creatively Speaking
12:05 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Yannick Conducts His Alma Mater Choir...and The Philadelphia Orchestra!

Westminster Symphonic Choir

Westminster Choir College at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey is an epicenter for excellence in choral music. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, one of Westminster’s choirs can be heard on WRTI on Sunday, July 13 at 1 pm, conducted by a now very well-known alum of the school.

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

The Musical Treasure Trove At The Library Of Congress

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) at work in his apartment in NYC in 1947.
Photographic proof by Victor Kraft Library of Congress

A manuscript of a J.S. Bach cantata casts a new light on how Bach intended the piece to be played. A singer gains insight from a line in a Porgy and Bess manuscript that differs from the final lyrics. The Music Division of the massive Library of Congress in Washington, DC,  is a place where performers, composers, scholars and the general public make discoveries of the musical kind.

Case in point: in a series of letters written in 1957 to his wife Felicia, while she was visiting her family in Santiago, Chile, Leonard Bernstein faithfully chronicles the progress of West Side Story during the final weeks of rehearsal through the show’s out-of-town opening in Washington, D.C.  The letters reveal Bernstein’s changing emotions about the show from frustration and agony to his final state of euphoria.  In addition to comments about West Side Story, Bernstein writes about signing his contract as conductor with the New York Philharmonic, his upcoming thirty-ninth birthday, and how much he misses Felicia and their children, Jamie and Alexander. Read the letters here.

The Special Collections of the Music Division are truly fascinating and constitute a resource for musical scholarship that is unmatched anywhere in the world. These unique bodies of materials are extraordinarily vast and diverse, yet very much interrelated. They include some of the greatest treasures of the Music Division and the Library of Congress.

Excerpts of Meridee Duddleston’s interview with Senior Music Specialist Raymond White and Music Division Director Susan Vita.

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