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

July 08, 2013

6:06 AM
Julius Caesar Overture Op 128
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in G, Wq. 43
Artist : Andreas Staier, harpsichord
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
6:31 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
6:41 AM
Symphonic Poem in Memory of Chopin in b Op 37
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Composer : Sergey Liapunov
Catalog : 173 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:06 AM
Irish Tune from County Derry: Danny Boy
Artist : Mary Preston, organ
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 112 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
7:15 AM
Hands Across the Sea (1899)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 137 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Washington Winds
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Impressions d’Italie: On the Hill-Tops
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
MANON LESCAUT: Intermezzo
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 3763 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Prague National Theatre Orch
Label : Supraphon
7:47 AM
Cakewalk Ballet after Gottschalk: Suite
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Composer : Hershy Kay
Catalog : 80144 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Karelia Overture Op 10
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 55475 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Abbey Road Ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in e Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
8:43 AM
Saltarello
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 550087 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
8:47 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat, K. 107
Artist : Malcolm Bilson,fortepiano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67116 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : Old Fairfield Academy Orch
Label : MusicMaste
9:06 AM
Leonore Overture No. 2 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:23 AM
Symphony No. 92 in G Oxford
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 94237 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
9:50 AM
Two Elegiac Melodies: The Last Spring Op 34, No. 2
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 44722 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:00 AM
Overture (Suite) in B-Flat
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 512 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum
Label : Chandos
10:16 AM
Cello Concerto
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:43 AM
Chacony a 4 in g
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Benjamin Britten)
Catalog : 557753 CD
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : Naxos
10:52 AM
Pastoral Suite Op 13
Artist : Kathleen Rudolph, flute
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Composer : Gunnar De Frumerie
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
11:07 AM
Serenade in F Op 31
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Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 310 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
12:06 PM
Linconshire Posey
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 432754 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
12:22 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in g Op 22
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63070 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:47 PM
Le Chasseur Maudit
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 87 CD
Conductor : Massimo Freccia
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chesky Rec
1:03 PM
Symphony No. 5 in d Op 47
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
2:00 PM
Alleluia
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
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Composer : Randall Thompson
Catalog : 80519 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
2:06 PM
Symphony No. 2 in e
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Composer : Randall Thompson
Catalog : 9439 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:35 PM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in a Op 37
Artist : Misha Keylin, violin
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Composer : Henri Vieuxtemps
Catalog : 557016 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4776404 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:10 PM
BORIS GODUNOV: Symphonic Synthesis
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Leopold Stokowski)
Catalog : 557645 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:37 PM
Baal Shem Suite
Artist : Vadim Gluzman, violin
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 1662 CD
Conductor : John Neschling
Orchestra : Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Concerto for Clarinet and String Orch.
Artist : Martin Frost, clarinet
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 893 CD
Conductor : Lan Shui
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
4:25 PM
Summer Night on the River
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 7047 CD
Conductor : Henry Adolph
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:34 PM
Colonial Song
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 434330 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Mercury
4:42 PM
Shepherd’s Hey
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 117 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
4:46 PM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:06 PM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Rakoczy March Op 24
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:13 PM
Legend for Piano & Orchestra (1933)
Artist : John Lenehan, piano
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Composer : John Ireland
Catalog : 572598 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:28 PM
FERAMORS: Bridal Procession
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 550328 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:34 PM
Dance Suite
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 964 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : ASV

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3:06 pm
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LA Opera on WRTI: Britten's BILLY BUDD, August 2, 1 PM

Baritone Liam Bonner sings the title role of Billy Budd, the perfect British seaman.

James Conlon leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus for one of Benjamin Britten's masterpieces. Based on Herman Melville’s classic American tale, adapted into a libretto by English novelist E.M. Forster and writer Eric Crozier, Billy Budd tells the story of the persecution and destruction of a pure-hearted sailor by a predatory master-at-arms. It's a tragedy of "sexual discharge gone evil," as Forster described it, and a work that has captivated audiences around the world since its 1951 world premiere.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein (who later became an American citizen) lost an arm in World War I. He commissioned composers including Maurice Ravel to write pieces for the left hand alone.
Bettmann/CORBIS

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 2:37 pm

One hundred years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. The conflict drew in country after country and grew to an unprecedented scale. An estimated 9 million combatants lost their lives and more than 21 million were wounded in what came to be known as The Great War and, eventually, World War I.

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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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