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

May 28, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto in D Op 3
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Ballade and Passacaglia Op 38
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999732 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Radio Philharm. Hannover NDR
Label : CPO
6:29 AM
Coriolan Overture in c Op 62
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
6:39 AM
Lira Concerto No. 2 in G
Artist : Hugo Ruf, lira
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 1049 CD
Orchestra : Stuttgart Soloists
Label : Tuxedo
7:06 AM
La plus que lente
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572296 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
The Diplomat
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 303 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Festal Dance
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Composer : Havergal Brian
Catalog : 223481 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : MarcoPolo
7:27 AM
Indigo und die 40 Rauber: Ballet Music
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223247 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:40 AM
Havanaise Op 83
Artist : James Ehnes, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 3151 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : Analekta
7:53 AM
ACIS & GALATEA: O ruddier than the
Artist : Bryn Terfel, baritone
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453480 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Introduction and Variations on a Theme in B-Flat
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Antonin Reicha
Catalog : 170021 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
8:18 AM
PEARL FISHERS: Au fond du temple saint
Artist : Neil Shicoff, tenor
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 561031 CD
Conductor : Fabio Luisi
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
8:25 AM
Children’s Overture
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 64131 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : Light Music Society Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:38 AM
Symphony in G
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 570499 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:53 AM
Melody on Two Notes
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 559357 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Wouter Moller, cello
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 61239 CD
Conductor : Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra : Linde-Consort
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:27 AM
Toy Symphony...Cassation
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Janos Rolla
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : WhiteLabel
9:38 AM
Suite No. 3 Scenes dramatiques
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 553124 CD
Conductor : Jean-Yves Ossonce
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Concerto No. 2 a due cori in F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 63073 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
10:18 AM
Mathis der Maler -Symphony
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Composer : Paul Hindemith
Catalog : 55230 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:47 AM
Fantasie in f Op 49
Artist : Barbara Nissman, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 19 CD
Label : Pierian
11:01 AM
Cello Concerto in B-Flat
Artist : Timothy Hugh, cello
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553298 CD
Conductor : Richard Studt
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Naxos
11:25 AM
Symphony No. 2 in b
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 572786 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:06 PM
Sinfonia Concertante for 2 oboes & orch.in F
Artist : Andrea Gullickson, oboe
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Composer : Federigo Fiorillo
Catalog : 3400 CD
Conductor : Paul Polivnick
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Cham. Orch.
Label : Delos
12:24 PM
Symphony No. 4 in d Op 120
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 38468 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:53 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 1:
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 68598 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Angel/EMI
1:23 PM
Symphony No.104 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 55002 CD
Conductor : Roger Norrington
Orchestra : London Classical Players
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Orchestral Trio in E Op 5
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553194 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:17 PM
Symphony No. 3 in c Op 78
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 550138 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
LA JOLIE FILLE DE PERTH Suite
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
3:14 PM
Symphony in G
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 570499 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
Dance Suite from Terpsichore
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Composer : Michael Praetorius
Catalog : 118 CD
Conductor : Fritz Neumeyer
Orchestra : Collegium Terpsichore
Label : Boston Sky
4:06 PM
Flute Concerto No. 7 in e
Artist : James Galway, flute
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Composer : Francois Devienne
Catalog : 63701 CD
Conductor : James Galway
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : RCA/BMG
4:25 PM
Rip Van Winkle Overture
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9439 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:38 PM
Rhapsody Op 14
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
5:06 PM
The Wise Virgins Suite (from the ballet)
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 555868 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
5:26 PM
Cowboys Overture
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:37 PM
The Three Musketeers film score
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 557704 CD
Conductor : Richard Kaufman
Orchestra : Brandenburg Philharm. Potsdam
Label : Naxos

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Wed April 16, 2014

The Passing of The Crossing's Jeffrey Dinsmore

Tenor Jeffrey Dinsmore (1972-2014)

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Creatively Speaking
2:07 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

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Honoring Marcel Farago on April 17
1:11 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago

Cellist and composer Marcel Farago

Tune in on Thursday, April 17th during the 1 pm hour for a very special 90th birthday tribute to a very special musician and composer. Marcel Farago, longtime cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra (1955 to 1994) composed In Memoriam in 1989, dedicated to his wife Adele who died in 1988. Ricardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra premiered the work in the same year. Join us to hear Marcel Farago's In Memoriam as we celebrate his 90th.

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Creatively Speaking
8:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

The Don Is Back!

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Classical CD Selections
9:44 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Check Out These Classical New Releases!

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Opera on WRTI
7:08 am
Sat April 12, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: Giordano's ANDREA CHENIER, April 12, 1 PM

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Synopsis

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:07 am
Sat April 12, 2014

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas.
Library of Congress

Originally published on Sat April 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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12:00 pm
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Bach's St. John Passion for Good Friday on WRTI

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Valentin Radu conducts his Ama Deus Ensemble and features soprano Megan Monaghan, alto Jody Kidwell, tenor Kenneth Garner, and bass-baritone Kevin Deas, and The Philadelphia Boys Choir. This performance is sung in English.

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3:34 am
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Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

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University of Pennsylvania

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

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French conductor Stephane Deneve

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