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 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:17 AM
Variations on theme from Magic Flute in F Op 66
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello; Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 68132 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Overture No. 5 in F
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:40 AM
A LIFE FOR THE TSAR: 3 dances
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 1000166 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in d Op 2
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Magna Charta
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 302 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Polonaise No. 3 in A Op 40
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 782933 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
7:26 AM
Patrie- Overture Op 19
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 434321 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:40 AM
Menuet Antique
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
7:48 AM
Variations for clarinet and orchestra
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Conradin Kreutzer
Catalog : 223431 CD
Conductor : Gernot Schmalfuss
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
The Sorcerer: Overture
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 64409 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Pro Arte Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:13 AM
Concerto Grosso in d Op 2
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
8:26 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : Severino Gazzelloni, flute
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Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
8:39 AM
Forest Bells Waltz
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
8:46 AM
Mazurka-oberek for violin and orchestra
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 55475 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Abbey Road Ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
String Symphony No. 3 in e
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5141 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
9:16 AM
Symphony No. 95 in c
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5200 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
9:39 AM
Fantasy for violin in C Op 131
Artist : Lena Neudauer, violin
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 93258 CD
Conductor : Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra : German Radio Philharmonic
Label : Hanssler
10:00 AM
Siegfried Idyll
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64456 CD
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 14
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 553517 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
10:50 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in c Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
11:00 AM
Helios Overture Op 17
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 6533 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
11:13 AM
Cantabile doloroso & Rondo giocoso
Artist : Charlie Siem, violin
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Composer : Ole Bull
Catalog : 66661 CD
Conductor : Andrew Gourlay
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
11:24 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 553052 CD
Conductor : Okko Kamu
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in d Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
12:21 PM
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Op 87
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 62597 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
12:56 PM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6504 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:12 PM
Harold in Italy Op 16
Artist : Antoine Tamestit, viola
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 5266 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Les Musiciens du Louvre
Label : Naive
2:00 PM
Suite for Organ, Harpsichord, and Orchestra
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Gustav Mahler)
Catalog : 89012 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
2:22 PM
Also Sprach Zarathustra Op 30
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64106 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Ballade in a Op 33
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
3:13 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 22
Artist : Juliette Kang, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 5197 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
3:39 PM
Introduction & Allegro Op 47
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 2882 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Intersound
4:06 PM
Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra in g Op 24
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:31 PM
CARMEN Prelude
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
4:35 PM
PEARL FISHERS: Mi par d’udir ancora:
Artist : Jussi Bjoerling, tenor
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 75900 CD
Conductor : Nils Gravillius
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
PEARL FISHERS: Au fond du temple saint
Artist : Jussi Bjoerling, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 61440 CD
Conductor : Renato Cellini
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:47 PM
Escales
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 62644 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Vals Poetico
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Composer : Felipe Villanueva
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
5:10 PM
OTELLO: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:19 PM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 75179 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Erato
5:32 PM
Africa
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Composer : William Grant Still
Catalog : 559174 CD
Conductor : John Jeter
Orchestra : Fort Smith Symphony
Label : Naxos

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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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