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 06, 2013

6:06 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in D
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 39224 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:18 AM
Overture No. 6 in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Francesco Maria Veracini
Catalog : 439937 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:30 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 74168 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Label : Denon
6:44 AM
Overture (Suite) in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 512 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
TANNHAUSER: Grand March Festmarsch
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 5959 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
7:15 AM
Americans We
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Henry Fillmore
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Concerto No. 9 for oboe and strings in F Op 7
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:27 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Op 21
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 391372 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:40 AM
Preciosa Overture Op 78
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 4758140 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
7:49 AM
Guitar Concerto in G
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4780219 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Symphony No. 2 in A
Artist :
Album :
Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 419631 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:14 AM
Sinfonia in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Pastoral Suite Op 13
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Gunnar De Frumerie
Catalog : 553715 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:40 AM
Fantasia a 4
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 426714 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
8:47 AM
Coronation March Op 65
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 10570 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
LODOISKA: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 557908 CD
Conductor : Piero Bellugi
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo
Label : Naxos
9:18 AM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Eldar Nebolsin, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 572335 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
9:34 AM
Czech Suite (Bohemian Suite) Op 39
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 666563 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
10:00 AM
Concerto No. 3 a due coriin F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 63073 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
10:18 AM
Violin Concertoin D Op 4
Artist : Miroslav Vilimec, violin
Album :
Composer : Chevalier de Saint-George
Catalog : 9986 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Preisler, Jr.
Orchestra : Pilsen Radio Orchestra
Label : Avenira
10:46 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 3in A
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 555384 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Aradia Baroque Ensemble
Label : Naxos
10:57 AM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Op 11
Artist : Peter Damm, horn
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64342 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
11:17 AM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 97
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 61884 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:05 PM
AT YOUR REQUEST
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Music you've asked to hear
Label :
3:00 PM
Fantastic Intermezzo Op 18
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Karl Ignaz Weigl
Catalog : 1077 CD
Conductor : Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Bis
3:16 PM
Symphony No. 73 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 77220 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Seeliger
Orchestra : Darmst„dt Hofkapelle
Label : Christopho
3:39 PM
Variations Symphoniques
Artist : Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano
Album :
Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 550754 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Flute Concerto in D Op 283
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute
Album :
Composer : Carl Reinecke
Catalog : 557404 CD
Conductor : Fabrice Pierre
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:29 PM
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Siegfried’s Rhine Jrny.
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 62598 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:43 PM
Galanta Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 432005 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Mercury
5:06 PM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Raymond Lewenthal, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 56 CD
Conductor : Oscar Danon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chesky Rec
5:22 PM
Kaintuck’ poem for piano and orchestra
Artist : Richard Fields, piano
Album :
Composer : William Grant Still
Catalog : 2331 CD
Conductor : Jindong Cai
Orchestra : Cincinnati Philarmonia Orch
Label : Centaur
5:35 PM
Melpomene Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 64 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
5:50 PM
The Oak
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Florence Price
Catalog : 7518 CD
Conductor : Apo Hsu
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.

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Creatively Speaking
12:24 pm
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The American Pianist Who Rocked Russia for Decades

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 would have been the 80th birthday of celebrated American pianist Van Cliburn,  who died in 2013. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, his 1958 win in the Soviet Union’s first International Tchaikovsky Competition was a welcome sign of warmth in the midst of Cold War tensions.

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Creatively Speaking
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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

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"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! Gregg Whiteside will be your host for the evening. Astral Artist Eunice Kim (violin) will be the soloist.

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1:15 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Music for Your Independence Day Holiday!

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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

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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
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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
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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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