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 07, 2013

6:06 AM
NABUCCO Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
6:15 AM
Symphony No. 46 in C, K. 96
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
6:30 AM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : David Parry
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label :
6:44 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1042
Artist : Pablo Valetti, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 13 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
7:06 AM
Boccaccio Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
The Royal Welch Fusiliers
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
Pavane Op 50
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:41 AM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS Overture:
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
7:48 AM
Sinfonia Op 3
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 453435 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
8:11 AM
Airs écossais Op 34
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 83 CD
Conductor : Alexander Platt
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Cedille
8:20 AM
Molly on the Shore
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:28 AM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:40 AM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 80320 CD
Conductor : Yoel Levi
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:50 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in G
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 68025 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
9:14 AM
Flute & Harp Concerto in C, K. 299
Artist : Wolfgang Schulz, flute; Nicanor Zabaleta, harp
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5741 CD
Conductor : Karl Bohm
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:46 AM
Piano Trio No. 23 HOB XV:10 in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 161 CD
Orchestra : Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Label : PhoenixEd
10:00 AM
Symphony in G Op 131, No. 4
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Composer : Carl Stamitz
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
10:15 AM
Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Op 70
Artist : Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Paul Meyer, clarinet; Janos Rolla, violin
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Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 75635 CD
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:49 AM
Toccata in C Op 7
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 436456 CD
Label : London/Dec
10:58 AM
Violin Concerto in E-Flat, RV 251
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 87733 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:11 AM
Serenade No. 1 in D Op 11
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 5041 CD
Conductor : Gunter Wand
Orchestra : Cologne Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Profil
12:06 PM
Divertimento No. 3 in F, K. 138
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412740 CD
Orchestra : Academy Chamber Ensemble
Label : Philips
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 432002 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Moscow Radio Symphony Orches.
Label : Mercury
12:41 PM
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 623 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
12:50 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in b Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6165 CD
Conductor : George Malcolm
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : ASV
1:06 PM
Symphony No. 6 in b Op 74 Pathetique
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 37768 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : John Wilbraham, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
2:18 PM
Raymonda: Suite Op.57a
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61939 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Classics
3:00 PM
Les Francs-Juges Op 3
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80271 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:14 PM
Organ Concerto in g
Artist : Olivier Latry, organ
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Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 1094 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Ondine
3:41 PM
Guitar Concerto in e Op 140
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Ferdinando Carulli
Catalog : 426263 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
4:06 PM
Cello Concerto in A, Wq. 172
Artist : Timothy Hugh, cello
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553298 CD
Conductor : Richard Studt
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Naxos
4:29 PM
Serenade to a Beauteous Lady: March
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Composer : Louis Gruenberg
Catalog : 467 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Albany
4:36 PM
EMPORER JONES: Standin’ in the Need of Prayer
Artist : Lawrence Tibbett, baritone
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Composer : Louis Gruenberg
Catalog : 7808 CD
Conductor : Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:42 PM
Concertstucke for harp & orchin G-Sharp Op 39
Artist : Lily Laskine, harp
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Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 88069 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label : Erato
5:06 PM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Overture
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:15 PM
Matinees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 24
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
5:32 PM
Aurora
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Composer : William S. Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 420342 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:44 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8502 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos

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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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