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 15, 2013

6:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 6 in E
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
6:16 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 61901 CD
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:30 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in B-Flat Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
The Comedians
Artist :
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 553411 CD
Conductor : Vasily Jelvakov
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Cello Concerto in F
Artist : Christophe Coin, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30457 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
7:15 AM
New Frontiers March
Artist :
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : USAF Tactical Air Command Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 550871 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Egyptian March Op 335
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 1663 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:48 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 1 4/12 in D
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Johann Melchior Molter
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:06 AM
Grande fantasie after Saint-Saens Samson
Artist :
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Composer : Alexandre Luigini
Catalog : 1016 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
8:21 AM
Shepherd’s Hey
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 117 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
8:28 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 7047 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:43 AM
Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra in C Op 109
Artist : Wolfgang Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Wojciech Rajski
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : ClassicTal
8:48 AM
Sinfonia No. 10
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
Artist :
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Catalog : 2908609 CD
Conductor : Chiara Banchini
Orchestra : Ensemble 415
Label : Harm Mundi
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 60 Il Distratto in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 54297 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
9:43 AM
Adagio con Variazioni for cello & orch
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 57052 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Concerto for Orchestra in D
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 62345 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:17 AM
Clarinet Quintet in A
Artist : Janet Hilton, clarinet
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1042 CD
Orchestra : Lindsay String Quartet
Label : ASV
10:55 AM
Scene de Ballet Op 100
Artist : Yuri Bashmet, viola
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 1000540 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : Melodya
11:08 AM
La Tempete Op 18
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Composer : Ernest Chausson
Catalog : 8369 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 4 in g Op 167
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 66628 CD
Conductor : Hilary Davan Wetton
Orchestra : Milton Keynes City Orchestra
Label : Hyperion
12:06 PM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 434326 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:21 PM
Piano Trio No. 1 in d Op 32
Artist : Joseph Kalichstein, piano
Album :
Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 7731 CD
Label : KOCH Intl.
12:55 PM
Concerto for 3 violins, stgs, & BC in D
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 553505 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:13 PM
Sleeping Beauty Suite Op 66
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 47075 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:36 PM
Concertino for piano and orchestra in G Op 73
Artist : Martin Galling, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 5111 CD
Conductor : C.A. Bunte
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 8 in F Op 93
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49487 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:26 PM
Cydalise et le Chevre-Pied- Suite No. 1
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Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 1489
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label : MHS
3:00 PM
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra 1955
Artist : Robert Alemany, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Elie Siegmeister
Catalog : 502 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Albany
3:18 PM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64563 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
3:40 PM
Bassoon Concerto in C
Artist : Tamas Benkocs, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 570798 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Holberg Suite Op 40
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 412727 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
4:28 PM
VANESSA: Prelude & Intermezzo
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 9253 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:34 PM
VANESSA: Under the Willow Tree
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 9253 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:39 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Op 99
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 416357 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
5:06 PM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 68790 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : RCA/BMG
5:16 PM
Carmen-Fantasie
Artist : Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 65765 CD
Conductor : John Axelrod
Orchestra : Nat Orch des Pays de la Loire
Label : Warner Bro
5:30 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 35
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 694589 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:58 PM
Standchen Op 9
Artist : Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 56169 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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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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