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

February 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Violin Concerto (School Concerto) No. 2 Op 13
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Friedrich Seitz
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Julliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:17 AM
Flute Quartet in A, K. 298
Artist : Sharon Bezaly, flute
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1044 CD
Orchestra : Salzburger Solisten
Label : Bis
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 32 in D, P. 23
Artist :
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
6:40 AM
Lira Concerto No. 4 in F
Artist : Hugo Ruf, lira
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 1049 CD
Orchestra : Stuttgart Soloists
Label : Tuxedo
7:06 AM
Ruler of the Spirits Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 8766 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:14 AM
The Naval Reserve
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559247 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
7:18 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Prelude
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 432147 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:26 AM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 794 CD
Conductor : John Farrer
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
7:40 AM
Guitar Concerto in g, RV439
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi (arr. Romero)
Catalog : 4780219 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : London/Dec
7:53 AM
Spanish Dance Op 12
Artist : Mela Tenenbaum, violin; Richard Kapp, piano
Album :
Composer : Moritz Moszkowski
Catalog : 1081 CD
Label : ESS.A.Y
8:06 AM
Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Op 58
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 5959 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
8:16 AM
Norwegian Air Op 7
Artist : Marianne Thorsen, violin
Album :
Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 10614 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Chandos
8:26 AM
Fair Melusina Overture Op 32
Artist :
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:39 AM
THE KISS: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:47 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 14131 CD
Conductor : Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra : German Bach Soloists
Label : LaserLight
9:06 AM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 550823 CD
Conductor : Richard Studt
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Naxos
9:20 AM
Danse- Tarantelle Styrienne
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Ravel)
Catalog : 1024 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
9:27 AM
Symphony No. 1 in C Op 21
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2007 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Netherlands Radio Chamber Phil
Label : Nederland
10:00 AM
Symphony in d, P. 220
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 777351 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : CPO
10:19 AM
Symphony No. 4 in A Op 90 "Italian"
Artist :
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 37760 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:48 AM
Romanze Op 85
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 7260 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
10:58 AM
Autumn Legend
Artist : Nicholas Daniel, English horn
Album :
Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 9065 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 1in g
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Composer : Vassili Kalinnikov
Catalog : 8611 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Symphony in E-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999487 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in f Op 21
Artist : Claudio Arrau, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 4780113 CD
Conductor : Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:56 PM
I VESPRI SICILIANI: Le quattro stagioni
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62651 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:28 PM
Feste Romane-Roman Festivals
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47316 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Prometheus Bound Overture Op 38
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:19 PM
String Quartet No. 14 in d, D. 810
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 6687 CD
Orchestra : Guarneri Quartet
Label : Arabesque
3:00 PM
Three Japanese Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bernard Rogers
Catalog : 432754 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
3:13 PM
Bold Island Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 80649 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:38 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Waltz Fantasy in b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 45609 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:16 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:33 PM
COUNTESS MARITZA: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Emmerich Kalman
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:39 PM
COUNTESS MARITZA: Czardas, Come Gypsy
Artist : Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
Album :
Composer : Emmerich Kalman
Catalog : 75915 CD
Conductor : Hans Moltkau
Orchestra : Bavarian State Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:46 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 48167 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS Overture:
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:16 PM
Nursery Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 8318 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:43 PM
Suite Antique
Artist :
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Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 1821 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec

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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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