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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October 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Sinfonia Decima (No. 10) for 2
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bononcini
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:17 AM
LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE: Ballet of the
Artist :
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4776403 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 5 for 2 oboes and strings in C Op 7
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 553035 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
6:40 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-Flat Op 13
Artist : Susan Alexander-Max,fortepiano
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 570474 CD
Conductor : Susan Alexander-Max
Orchestra : The Music Collection
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Valse-Caprice
Artist :
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:15 AM
The Gridiron Club
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
Horn Sonata No. 2
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
In Autumn Overture Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 69039 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Il falegname - Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 225181 CD
Conductor : Allesandro Amoretti
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
7:48 AM
Bassoon Concerto No. 30 in G
Artist : Sergio Azzolini, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30496 CD
Orchestra : L'Aura Soave Cremona
Label : Naive
8:06 AM
The Model Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:14 AM
THE DEMON: Ballet Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
8:26 AM
Sinfonia for Orchestra in D Op 18
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 2
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
8:47 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 37252 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Spring Song Op 16
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6533 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
9:14 AM
Symphony in D
Artist :
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Composer : Jan Vaclav Vorisek
Catalog : 3713 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
9:44 AM
Capriol Suite
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 55052 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Concerto for Two Horns in E-Flat
Artist : Kristina Mascher, horn
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 1181 CD
Conductor : Dariusz Wisniewski
Orchestra : Sinfonietta Cracovia
Label : MSR
10:19 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a Op 28
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
Album :
Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:57 AM
Invocation and Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 3114 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
11:13 AM
String Quartet No. 12 in c
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 522099 CD
Orchestra : Borodin String Quartet
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:24 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 40
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Rob Roy overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:21 PM
Concerto Symphonique No. 4 in d Op 102
Artist : Gerald Robbins, piano
Album :
Composer : Henry Litolff
Catalog : 101 CD
Conductor : Edouard van Remoortel
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : Genesis
1:00 PM
Historic Scenes Suite II Op 66
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6591 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:20 PM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 10
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 94671 CD
Conductor : Otmar Suitner
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Berlin
Label :
2:00 PM
The Snowman: Prelude and Serenade
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
2:06 PM
Appalachian Spring
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 413324 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:35 PM
Violin Concerto Op 14
Artist : James Buswell,violin
Album :
Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 559044 CD
Conductor : Marin Alsop
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
ANACREON Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:12 PM
Cello Concerto No. 1in E-Flat Op 107
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 32422 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Kyung Wha Chung, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49858 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Piano Sonata No. 8 in c Op 13
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 40723 CD
Orchestra : Pathetique
Label : RCA/BMG
4:27 PM
COSI FAN TUTTE: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
4:34 PM
COSI FAN TUTTE: Ah, guarda, sorella
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 444174 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 80143 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Fossegrimen: Overture Op 21
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 1207 CD
Conductor : Terje Mikkelsen
Orchestra : Latvian National Symphony
Label : Simax
5:14 PM
Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Op 58
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 39785 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:25 PM
Concierto del Sur (1941)
Artist : Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar
Album :
Composer : Manuel Ponce
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
5:53 PM
Estrellita
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Manuel Ponce (arr. Barker)
Catalog : 80235 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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Opera on WRTI
1:44 pm
Tue July 29, 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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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:35 am
Sat July 26, 2014

War Of Words At Met Opera May Signal Shutdown

Bryn Terfel as Wotan in the Met's production of Wagner's Ring cycle, one of the productions that has been criticized by some as too costly.
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 1:32 pm

When an opera company is in the midst of contentious labor negotiations, the results can be dramatic. This week, the war of words between unions and management at New York's Metropolitan Opera, the world's largest opera company, escalated. An Aug. 1 shut down now seems likely.

At the center of the debate is the ballooning Met budget, which stood at $200 million in 2006 but has since climbed to more than $325 million. Met General Manager Peter Gelb asserts that union salaries and benefits are his biggest costs, accounting for two-thirds of the operating budget.

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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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