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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Playlist

March 07, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Joachim Schafer, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Romanino
Catalog : 77210 CD
Conductor : Anton Popovic
Orchestra : Bratislava Chamber Soloists
Label : Christopho
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in C Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Concerto (with 2 hunting horns) in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:40 AM
Symphony No. 30 in D
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 3089 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Delos
7:14 AM
The Chantyman’s March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 303 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Tarantelle for flute, clarinet & orch Op 6
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Piano Concerto No. 7 in F
Artist : Hae-Won Chang, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 550713 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Camerata Cassovia
Label : Naxos
7:41 AM
Manoverkinder: Overture
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225332 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
7:51 AM
Banisher of Gloom Waltz Op 247
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223214 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
Overture di Ballo
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 4776118 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:19 AM
Trumpet Tune and Bell Symphony
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 80218 CD
Orchestra : Empire Brass
Label : Telarc
8:25 AM
Concerto a quattro No. 1 in g
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Composer : Baldassare Galuppi
Catalog : 2116 CD
Conductor : Gianluca Capuano
Orchestra : Il Canto di Orfeo
Label : Avie
8:39 AM
Sinfonia in E-Flat
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
Rage over a lost penny in G Op 129
Artist : Barbara Nissman, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 20 CD
Label : Pierian
9:06 AM
La Valse
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 61956 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:47 AM
Romance Op 23
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Album :
Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 97 CD
Label : Cedille
10:00 AM
Capriccio Sinfonico
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:15 AM
Piano Concerto in G
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 8773 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:40 AM
Violin Sonata in E-Flat
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 7102 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
10:54 AM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 623 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
11:10 AM
Symphony No. 5 in c Op 67
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1416 CD
Conductor : Osmo Vanska
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Bis
12:06 PM
Braut von Messina Overture Op 100
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
12:16 PM
Piano Trio in g Op 17
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Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 5029 CD
Orchestra : The Macalester Trio
Label : Vox/MMG
12:46 PM
Tamara
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 550792 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovschin
Orchestra : Russian Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:10 PM
Study Symphony No. 1 (1895) in d
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 496 CD
Conductor : Horia Andreescu
Orchestra : Roumainian Radio/TV Orchestra
Label : Olympia
2:00 PM
Daphnis et Chloe (complete ballet)
Artist : Netherlands Radio Chorus
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 443934 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : London/Dec
3:00 PM
Scherzando No. 2 in C
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in G Op 45
Artist : Joseph Banowetz, piano
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 223382 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
3:42 PM
Leonore Overture No. 2 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
4:06 PM
Five O’Clock Foxtrot
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 4027 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:12 PM
Chanson et Danses Op 50
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 7081 CD
Orchestra : Sylvan winds
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:30 PM
Capriccio: Sextet Overture
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 44702 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : New Stockholm Chamber Orchestr
Label : CBS/Sony
4:45 PM
Introduction, Theme & Variationsin f Op 102
Artist : Pierre W. Feit, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 66030 CD
Conductor : Martin Turnovsky
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Aulos
5:06 PM
EURYANTHE Overture Op 81
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 8766 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:17 PM
Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher: Meditation Op 42
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 94832 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:28 PM
Concertino for harp and orchestra
Artist : Gillian Benet, harp
Album :
Composer : Germaine Tailleferre
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:46 PM
Bolero
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 80601 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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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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