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 11, 2013

6:06 AM
PRINCE IGOR Overture
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 435757 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:18 AM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber (arr. Hector Berlioz)
Catalog : 430201 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:29 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:44 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 6 in F
Artist : Robert Hill, harpsichord
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 553505 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Swan Lake: Act I: Waltz Op 20
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
La Flor de Sevilla
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 87107 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
TANCREDI Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Ralf Weikert
Orchestra : La Fenice orch.& Chor.(Venice)
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in F Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 74168 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Label : Denon
7:42 AM
Zampa Overture
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 37240 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:50 AM
THAIS: Meditation
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Suite in the Old Style in a Op 10
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 47167 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
Peer Gynt: Wedding March Op 23
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 69860 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 1 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
8:42 AM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 8379 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:53 AM
Scherzo in d
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 7130 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
9:06 AM
LA FINTA SEMPLICE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
9:14 AM
Symphonic Dances Op 64
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 419431 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:47 AM
Concerto for 2 violins or flute & violin in c, RV 509
Artist : Viktoria Mullova, violin; Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777466 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 80309 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:18 AM
Cello Concerto in d
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Edouard Lalo
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
10:43 AM
The Oceanides Op 73
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 555299 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
10:55 AM
Ballade in g Op 24
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 60897 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6506 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Les Musiciens du Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Sinfonia in E-Flat
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:16 PM
Introduction & Allegro for piano & orch. in d Op 134
Artist : Sequeira Costa, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 220306 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
12:32 PM
Symphony No. 3 (Ilya Murometz) in b Op 42
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Composer : Reinhold Gliere
Catalog : 9041 CD
Conductor : Edward Downes
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:59 PM
Serenade for string orchestra in e Op 20
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 90819 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : London Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
2:13 PM
A Song of Summer
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 63171 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:25 PM
Piano Concerto in D-Flat Op 6
Artist : Eva Knardahl, piano
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Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 50016 CD
Conductor : Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : NKF
3:00 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Jean Fournet
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:12 PM
Organ Symphony
Artist : Wayne Marshall, organ
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 3221 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:38 PM
Concertino for oboe & orchestra in g
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Wilhelm Bernhard Molique
Catalog : 129 CD
Conductor : Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Pentatone
4:06 PM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
4:29 PM
IL TROVATORE: Anvil Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi (arr. Christopher Palmer)
Catalog : 49552 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
4:37 PM
IL TROVATORE: Di quella pira
Artist : Franco Corelli, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Thomas Schippers
Orchestra : Teatro dell'Opera Orch., Rome
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
Tam O’Shanter
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 64 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
5:06 PM
Karelia Overture Op 10
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Serenade for string orchestra in G Op 11
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Composer : Dag Wiren
Catalog : 285 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Stockholm Sinfonietta
Label : Bis
5:31 PM
The Red Poppy: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Reinhold Gliere
Catalog : 3178 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Macal
Orchestra : New Jersey Symphony
Label : Delos

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Creatively Speaking
12:05 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Yannick Conducts His Alma Mater Choir...and The Philadelphia Orchestra!

Westminster Symphonic Choir

Westminster Choir College at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey is an epicenter for excellence in choral music. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, one of Westminster’s choirs can be heard on WRTI on Sunday, July 13 at 1 pm, conducted by a now very well-known alum of the school.

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

The Musical Treasure Trove At The Library Of Congress

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) at work in his apartment in NYC in 1947.
Photographic proof by Victor Kraft Library of Congress

A manuscript of a J.S. Bach cantata casts a new light on how Bach intended the piece to be played. A singer gains insight from a line in a Porgy and Bess manuscript that differs from the final lyrics. The Music Division of the massive Library of Congress in Washington, DC,  is a place where performers, composers, scholars and the general public make discoveries of the musical kind.

Case in point: in a series of letters written in 1957 to his wife Felicia, while she was visiting her family in Santiago, Chile, Leonard Bernstein faithfully chronicles the progress of West Side Story during the final weeks of rehearsal through the show’s out-of-town opening in Washington, D.C.  The letters reveal Bernstein’s changing emotions about the show from frustration and agony to his final state of euphoria.  In addition to comments about West Side Story, Bernstein writes about signing his contract as conductor with the New York Philharmonic, his upcoming thirty-ninth birthday, and how much he misses Felicia and their children, Jamie and Alexander. Read the letters here.

The Special Collections of the Music Division are truly fascinating and constitute a resource for musical scholarship that is unmatched anywhere in the world. These unique bodies of materials are extraordinarily vast and diverse, yet very much interrelated. They include some of the greatest treasures of the Music Division and the Library of Congress.

Excerpts of Meridee Duddleston’s interview with Senior Music Specialist Raymond White and Music Division Director Susan Vita.

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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