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 31, 2013

6:06 AM
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780239 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : London/Dec
6:18 AM
Organ Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 4
Artist : Peter Hurford, organ
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 414604 CD
Conductor : Joshua Rifkin
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Chamber Orch.
Label : London/Dec
6:30 AM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 414348 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:40 AM
Symphony No. 15 in G, K. 124
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 220540 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Label : Da Capo
7:06 AM
Danse Macabre Op 40
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 45482 CD
Conductor : Daniel Harding
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:14 AM
March of the Belgian Paratroopers
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Composer : Pierre Leemans
Catalog : 3708 CD
Conductor : William Silvester
Orchestra : Eastern Wind Symphony
Label : Mark
7:19 AM
Concerto for trpt, 2 ob,str,co in D
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 3024 CD
Conductor : Arnie Roth
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Cham. Orch.
Label : FourWinds
7:28 AM
Violin Concerto in g, BWV 1056
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 47856 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
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
7:48 AM
Concerto Grossoin d Op 2, No. 5
Artist : Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 77010 CD
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
8:06 AM
Concerto No. 1 a cinque for strings in D Op 7
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 553002 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
8:12 AM
A Night on Bald Mountain
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:26 AM
El Salon Mexico
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47206 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:47 AM
Tam O’Shanter Op 51
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 553981 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Music for the Royal Fireworks
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
9:25 AM
Symphony No. 2 Op 132 Mysterious Mountain
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Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 3157 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
9:44 AM
La Valse
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 80601 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:00 AM
The Isle of the Dead Op 29
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
10:21 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in c Op 44
Artist : Idil Biret, piano
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 550334 CD
Conductor : James Loughran
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:53 AM
Symphony in D La Chasse
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Composer : Carl Stamitz
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
11:11 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907415 CD
Conductor : Richard Egarr
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
11:21 AM
Night on Mount Triglav
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 7009 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
12:06 PM
The Noon Witch Op 108
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 65 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
12:21 PM
String Quartet No. 1 in F Op 18
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1655 CD
Orchestra : Miro Quartet
Label : VangrdOmeg
12:52 PM
Symphonie Fantastique Op 14
Artist : Les Musiciens du Louvre
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 1851 CD
Conductor : Mark Minkowski
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Musucians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Csardas macabre
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 60 CD
Conductor : Gyorgy Selmeczi
Orchestra : Camerata Transsylvanica
Label : BudapestMu
2:09 PM
Totentanz-Danse macabre
Artist : Alexander Brailowsky, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 48167 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:26 PM
Serenade for Strings in C Op 48
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 60105 CD
Conductor : Scott Yoo
Orchestra : Metamorphosen
Label :
3:00 PM
A Night on Bald Mountain
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 4776198 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
3:14 PM
Francesca da Rimini Op 32
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 9037 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stadium SO of New York
Label : Everest
3:39 PM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
4:06 PM
LE VILLI: Intermezzo & Witches Sabbath
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:11 PM
Ballad of the Gnomes
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 4028 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:28 PM
MACBETH: Act III: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4784916 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
MACBETH: Tre volte miagola
Artist : Chicago Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 430226 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:46 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 6: Mazeppa
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 447415 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
5:06 PM
Mephistos Hollenrufe Op 101
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223236 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
5:16 PM
Serenade for String Orchestra
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Composer : Vassili Kalinnikov
Catalog : 1000170 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
5:27 PM
Psycho Selections
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 17 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label :
5:36 PM
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Suite
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 1381 CD
Conductor : Nic Raine
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Silva

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Fri April 18, 2014

The Passing of The Crossing's Jeffrey Dinsmore

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
2:01 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

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Honoring Marcel Farago on April 17
12:52 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

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

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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
2:07 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Exploring PA's Historic Coal-Mining Culture...Through Song

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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
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Check Out These Classical New Releases!

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

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Synopsis

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5:07 am
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A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

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Library of Congress

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 10:55 am

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12:00 pm
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3:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

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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