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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July 10, 2014

6:06 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : William Bennett, flute
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 391378 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:19 AM
Bergensiana: Rococo Variations on an old melody
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
6:30 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f
Artist : Anthony Newman, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 60023 CD
Orchestra : Brandenberg Collegium Orch.
Label : Newport
6:41 AM
Introduction & Allegro for piano & orch. in d Op 134
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 46272 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
LA FINTA SEMPLICE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4802577 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:14 AM
The Southerner March
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Composer : Russell Alexander
Catalog : 2016 CD
Conductor : H. Robert Reynolds
Orchestra : Univ. of Mich. Symph. Band
Label : Quintessen
7:19 AM
6 Variations on an Original Theme from in D Op 76
Artist : Emil Gilels, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 47619 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Two English Idylls
Artist :
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:42 AM
Sinfonia No. 6
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Composer : Antonio Caldara
Catalog : 31862 CD
Conductor : Pal Nemeth
Orchestra : Capella Savaria
Label : Hungaroton
7:49 AM
Im Fruhling Overture Op 36
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 4776121 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Carmina Burana: O fortuna
Artist : Philharmonia Chorus
Album :
Composer : Carl Orff
Catalog : 64249 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:10 AM
String Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:26 AM
Bassoon Concerto No. 6 in e
Artist : Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
8:40 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in a
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 61497 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:49 AM
Concerto for 4 Recorders,oboes, strings in C
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
INDIGO UND DIE VIERZIG RAUBER: Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:14 AM
Piano Concerto No. 11 in F
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 42243 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:39 AM
En Saga (Symphonic Poem) Op 9
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
10:00 AM
Le Chasseur Maudit
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 60817 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:16 AM
Symphony No. 81 in G
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5000 CD
Conductor : David Blum
Orchestra : Esterhazy Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:44 AM
Fantasia appassionata Op 35
Artist : Misha Keylin, violin
Album :
Composer : Henri Vieuxtemps
Catalog : 570974 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
11:04 AM
The Oceanides Op 73
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 555299 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
11:16 AM
Symphonic Dances Op 45
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
12:06 PM
Entrata after William Byrd
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Composer : Carl Orff
Catalog : 4792343 CD
Conductor : Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:16 PM
String Quartet The Razor in f Op 55
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 12506 CD
Orchestra : Tatrai Quartet
Label : Hungaroton
12:43 PM
Introduction and Rondo Brilliant in A, Op. 56
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philharmonic
Label : MSR
12:59 PM
Serenade No. 6 in D
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 62693 CD
Conductor : Janos Rolla
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:13 PM
Symphony in d
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 2647 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
2:00 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 14
Artist : Charlie Siem, violin
Album :
Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 66661 CD
Conductor : Andrew Gourlay
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
2:29 PM
Symphony No. 7 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 2908610 CD
Conductor : Petra Mullejans
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Harm Mundi
3:00 PM
Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings Op 35
Artist : Alexa Still, flute
Album :
Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 7063 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:07 PM
Raymonda: Suite Op.57a
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 572 CD
Conductor : Yondani Butt
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : ASV
3:40 PM
Fantasy for Orchestra
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Composer : Aarre Merikanto
Catalog : 9806 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
4:06 PM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 4in D
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 77008 CD
Conductor : Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
4:26 PM
Guitar Concerto in A Op 8
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Ferdinando Carulli
Catalog : 426263 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
4:44 PM
Fantasie in f Op 49
Artist : Ian Parker, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 71264 CD
Label : Azica
5:06 PM
Dance in the Old Style
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 1182 CD
Conductor : John Storgards
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
5:15 PM
Scherzo...Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel
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Composer : Siegfried Wagner
Catalog : 999366 CD
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra : Hamburg Philharmonic
Label : CPO
5:27 PM
West Side Story Suite
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein (arr. Brohn)
Catalog : 89358 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:48 PM
The Man Who Could Work Miracles: Suite
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Composer : Mischa Spoliansky
Catalog : 10543 CD
Conductor : Rumon Gamba
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : Chandos

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Opera on WRTI
3:06 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

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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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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