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

December 10, 2012

6:06 AM
Marche triomphale et Pompiere
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 802 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Rhenanie-Palatinate Philharm.
Label : Cybelia
6:14 AM
BORIS GODUNOV: Polonaise
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 80657 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:20 AM
Concerto Grosso in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:34 AM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Bacchanale Op 47
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 550138 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
6:45 AM
Concerto in F
Artist : Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 39772 CD
Conductor : Janos Rolla
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Polonaise in C Op 49
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 47505 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Liberty Loan
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 97188 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Main title
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Composer : Elmer Bernstein
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
AIDA: Grand March from Act II
Artist : Chicago Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 430226 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:43 AM
MEDEA Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 557908 CD
Conductor : Piero Bellugi
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo
Label : Naxos
7:51 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2882 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Intersound
8:06 AM
Sinfonia in A
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:15 AM
Concerto for 2 trumpets in C
Artist : Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 42478 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:28 AM
Swedish Dances Op 63
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 777385 CD
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra : S.W. German Radio Symph. Orch.
Label : CPO
8:41 AM
THE MAID OF PSKOV Overture
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572788 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47327 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Sinfonia Spirituosa in D
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 471492 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 92 in G
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 550387 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
9:47 AM
Variations on Bei Mannern,.. of Mozartin E-Flat
Artist : Zuill Bailey, cello
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 80740 CD
Label : Telarc
10:00 AM
Concerto in G
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 783 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
10:21 AM
Cello Concerto No. 1 in a Op 33
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
10:44 AM
Impromptu No. 1 in f Op 142
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 37291 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
10:56 AM
Lyric Suite Op 54
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 419431 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
11:18 AM
Symphony in d
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Karel Ancerl
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
The Taming of the Shrew Overture Op 61
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572500 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
12:18 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in c Op 33
Artist : Dmitri Alexeev, piano
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Medtner
Catalog : 66744 CD
Conductor : Aleksander Lazarev
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Hyperion
12:55 PM
Concerto No. 9 for 2 Trumpets(or oboes) in C Op 9
Artist : Andrea Gullickson, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 3400 CD
Conductor : Paul Polivnick
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Cham. Orch.
Label : Delos
1:08 PM
Adagio for violin & orchestra in E
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 64 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
1:19 PM
Symphony No. 7 in d Op 70
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 675 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 28 in C
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80165 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:24 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in b Op 11
Artist : Martijn van den Hoek, piano
Album :
Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 553472 CD
Conductor : Roberto Benzi
Orchestra : Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Salut d’amour Op 12
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 54352 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:06 PM
Violin Concerto in d Op 47
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 56418 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
3:40 PM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 666562 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 4 The poem of Ecstasy Op 54
Artist : Frank Kaderabek, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 54061 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:30 PM
Judas Maccabaeus: See,the Conquering Hero
Artist : Chorus of St-Martin-in-the-Fld
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 412733 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
4:34 PM
Judas Maccabaeus: Wisemen, flatt’ring
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6001 CD
Orchestra : Philomel Baroque Chamber Orch
Label : Philomel
4:42 PM
Concerto No. 2 for Flute and Orchestrain d Op 31
Artist : James Galway, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 61976 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Psyche: Four Orchestral Excerpts
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 65616 CD
Conductor : Paul Strauss
Orchestra : Liege Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:17 PM
Polonaise No. 5 in f-Sharp Op 44
Artist : Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 96532 CD
Label : Teldec
5:30 PM
Symphony No. 2 Song of a New Racein g
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Composer : William Grant Still
Catalog : 9226 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos

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12:59 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
2:07 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

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1:11 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

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

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Creatively Speaking
8:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

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9:44 pm
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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 Sat April 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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12:00 pm
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University of Pennsylvania

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

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