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

January 03, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
6:20 AM
Flute Concerto No. 2 in g Op 10
Artist : Robert Stallman, flute
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 733 CD
Conductor : John Lubbock
Orchestra : Orchestra of St Johns Smith Sq
Label : ASV
6:30 AM
Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 80144 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:40 AM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
ALFONSO AND ESTRELLA Overture
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
On the Campus
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 96197 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 4 in D-Flat Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780118 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
7:28 AM
Giselle: ballet suite
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:40 AM
The Land of Smiles: Overture
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 2012611 CD
Conductor : Kurt Woss
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Gram.Loden
7:51 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestrain B-Flat
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 415958 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
DON PASQUALE Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:14 AM
Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Op 10
Artist : Jane Coop, piano
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5208 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
8:28 AM
Carmen Fantasy Op 25
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 423063 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
8:41 AM
SLEEPING BEAUTY Overture
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 61128 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:48 AM
Sleeping Beauty: Introduction Op 66
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
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9:06 AM
Olimpiade: Sinfonia
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 471566 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
9:13 AM
Piano Concerto No. 20 in d
Artist : Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 281 CD
Conductor : Leif Ove Andsnes
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:45 AM
Valse de Concert No. 2 Op 51
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 553838 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovschin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 2 in G
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
10:13 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra : Warsaw National Phil. Orch.
Label : Accord
10:44 AM
blue cathedral
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Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:58 AM
Concertino for Clarinet & Orchin E-Flat Op 26
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 47351 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
11:10 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 43
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 54804 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Petite Suite
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 434306 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:19 PM
String Quartet in F
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 1379 CD
Orchestra : St.Petersburg String Quartet
Label : Marquis
12:49 PM
Valse Romantique No. 2
Artist : Georges Rabol, piano
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 553080 CD
Label : Naxos
12:57 PM
A Night Piece for flute and string orch.
Artist : Katherine DeJongh, flute
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Composer : Arthur Foote
Catalog : 2585 CD
Conductor : Bohdan Jarmolowicz
Orchestra : Polish Nat. Chamb. Orch/Slupsk
Label : Centaur
1:08 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 68
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 307 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
2:00 PM
Sinfonia for violoncello & strings in F
Artist : Michael Flaksman, cello
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 4252 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Excelsior
2:09 PM
Piano Trio (2003)
Artist : Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 559298 CD
Label : Naxos
2:24 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op 58
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4777244 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
3:10 PM
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Op 101
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Ballad of the Gnomes
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 4028 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto No. 16 in D
Artist : Christian Zacharias, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9401667 CD
Conductor : Christian Zacharias
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : MD+G
4:30 PM
AIDA: Grand March from Act II
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 80152 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:41 PM
AIDA: Ritorna vincitor!
Artist : Leontyne Price, soprano
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758368 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Teatro dell'Opera Orch., Rome
Label : London/Dec
4:51 PM
Legend for Piano & Orchestra (1933)
Artist : Jane Coop, piano
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Composer : John Ireland
Catalog : 5208 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
5:06 PM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : William Bennett, flute
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 391378 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:19 PM
The Perfect Fool Ballet Music Op 39
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 61257 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:30 PM
The Leopard Il Gattopardo
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 74987 CD
Conductor : Gianluigi Gelmetti
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
5:45 PM
Les Miserables Suite
Artist : and others
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Composer : Claude-Michel Schonberg
Catalog : 80498 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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People's Choice Concert with Host Gregg Whiteside
2:55 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Philadelphians and WRTI at the Mann Center: Join us on August 1st!

"The People's Choice" concert is free and it's on Friday, August 1 at 8 pm at the Mann Center. Gregg Whiteside is host.

WRTI has teamed up with The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Mann Center for the Performing Arts to present our first-ever People's Choice Concert. Join us at the Mann on August 1st when the Fabulous Philadelphians play a program selected by YOU!

Voting took place in June; thanks so much to everyone who participated!

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Classic Music and Jazz for July 3rd and 4th
1:15 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Music for Your Independence Day Holiday!

We're celebrating America's independence with American classical music during the day and nostalgic jazz at night on July 3rd and 4th. Join us!

CLASSICAL

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Creatively Speaking.
4:35 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Losing His Head in the Opera, Salome: Bass-Baritone Alan Held

In Richard Strauss' SALOME, the character depicting John the Baptist is beheaded after he refuses the advances of Salome.

It was a Bible story, and then a French play by Oscar Wilde. Then it was translated into German, before Strauss turned it into his opera, Salome. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a production from May, 2014 continued the evolution of this complex and compelling work of art.

On Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 pm on WRTI, listen to a recorded broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia performing Richard Strauss' Salome.

Bass-baritone Alan Held talks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about his character, Jochanaan (John the Baptist).

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:53 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Julius Rudel, Longtime Director Of New York City Opera, Dies At 93

Julius Rudel, photographed (ca. 1970) in rehearsal with the orchestra of the New York City Opera, spent more than three decades with the company.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 4:12 pm

Conductor Julius Rudel, a defining figure in 20th-century opera production, died early Thursday morning. He was 93, and died at his New York home of natural causes, according to his son Anthony Rudel, station manager of Boston classical music broadcaster WCRB. WCRB is part of WGBH and an NPR member station.

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Station Announcements
12:20 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Where We Are...WRTI at the End of Fiscal Year 2013/2014

WRTI Station Manager Bill Johnson

As we get closer to the end of WRTI's fiscal year on June 30th, I'd like to express how very grateful we are to all of our members who contributed during the last year.

If you renewed online, gave an additional gift because you received a letter, contributed for the first time because of a member drive, donated a vehicle, arranged a planned gift...thank you! If you're one of over a thousand sustaining members who invest in WRTI every month...thank you! It's all greatly appreciated.

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Creatively Speaking
12:58 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Your Brain On Music: The Science Behind The Pleasure

It’s no secret that a favorite piece of music can evoke profound pleasure and emotion. We've all experienced the “chills” response. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston hears from a neuroscientist about the visceral and culturally conditioned effect of music on the brain.

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Creatively Speaking
7:12 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Renaissance Man, Pianist Stephen Hough, Explores "The Night" in His New CD

Once named by The Economist magazine as one  of the world’s 20 living polymaths, pianist Stephen Hough pursues a variety of  interests, from music to poetry to painting. In 2001 he became the first classical music performer to win the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellowship.  WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on this versatile artist, and his most recent CD.

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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
9:36 am
Sat June 21, 2014

It's All Mozart on Sunday's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert Broadcast on WRTI!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Sunday at 1 pm, the first concert from last April's Philadelphia Orchestra Mozart Celebration brings us three Mozart masterpieces! With Yannick on the podium, the Orchestra will play an overture to one of Mozart's three operas set to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Cosi fan Tutte, continue with the Piano Concerto No.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:23 am
Wed June 18, 2014

A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts

Debutantes in the opening waltz of the 2011 Vienna Opera Ball. The head of the Vienna Institute for Strauss Research calls the waltz "Austria's premier cultural export."
JOE KLAMAR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:11 pm

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:35 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Andrew Stenson plays Pvt. Danny Chen in An American Soldier, a new opera about the hazing and death of the Chinese-American soldier from New York City.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 12:34 pm

About two years ago, playwright David Henry Hwang turned down an offer to write a play about the brief life and suicide of Army Pvt. Danny Chen.

But an opera? He couldn't refuse.

"This is a story with big emotions, big primary colors in a way, and big plot events," says Hwang, who wrote the libretto for An American Soldier, a new hourlong opera commissioned by Washington National Opera.

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