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 21, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5265 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
6:17 AM
Rapsodia Argentina for piano and orch.
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 774 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Bis
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 trumpets in C
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 414588 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : L'Oiseau
6:41 AM
Octet No. 1 for winds in E-Flat
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 777377 CD
Conductor : Carin van Heerden
Orchestra : L'Orfeo Wind Ensemble
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
LA SCALA DI SETA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:14 AM
Cyrus the Great
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
BORIS GODUNOV: Polonaise
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:27 AM
String Symphony No. 2 in D
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:40 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4775789 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:48 AM
Four Seasons: No.4 Winter (L’Inverno) in f Op 8
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 66472 CD
Conductor : Isaac Stern
Orchestra : Jerusalem Music Centre Ch.Orch
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Concert Overture No. 17 in f Op 242
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Composer : Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Catalog : 777469 CD
Conductor : Michael Alexander Willens
Orchestra : The Cologne Academy
Label : CPO
8:15 AM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 430201 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:26 AM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 75221 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:39 AM
Concerto for trumpet and 2 oboes in D
Artist : Albert Calvayrac, trumpet
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
8:49 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 15621 CD
Conductor : Rouslan Raichev
Orchestra : Plovdiv Philharmonic
Label : LaserLight
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907415 CD
Conductor : Richard Egarr
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
9:16 AM
Concertone for 2 violins in C
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5740 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:47 AM
Elfenspiel
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
OBERON Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 504 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : OehmsCl
10:11 AM
Violin Concerto in e Op 64
Artist : Zino Francescatti, violin
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 62339 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:39 AM
Symphony No. 7 in A Op 92
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49176 CD
Conductor : Joshua Bell
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : CBS/Sony
11:20 AM
Todtenfeier- Symphonic Poem
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 8956 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:16 PM
Concierto del Sur (1941)
Artist : Andres Segovia, guitar
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Composer : Manuel Ponce
Catalog : 2130 CD
Conductor : Enrique Jorda
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : D. Gramphn
12:43 PM
Organ Concerto No. 1 in F Op 137
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
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Composer : Josef Rheinberger
Catalog : 80136 CD
Conductor : Jahja Ling
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:08 PM
Rustic Wedding Symphony in E-Flat Op 26
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
2:00 PM
The Enchanted Lake Op 62
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 777174 CD
Conductor : Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra : Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra
Label : CPO
2:11 PM
Symphony No. 6 in c Op 58
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 1000026 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
2:51 PM
String Quartet No. 1: Andante Cantabile Op 11
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : William Bennett, flute
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 391378 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:13 PM
Symphony No. 8 in b
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:39 PM
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 63043 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6579 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Denon
4:28 PM
LA SOURCE: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 553356 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
4:44 PM
LAKME: Viens, Malika...Dome epais
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
4:53 PM
Suite Algerienne: Op 60
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
5:06 PM
Danzas espanolas No. 5in e Op 37
Artist : Andres Segovia, guitar
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Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 2130 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
5:13 PM
Serenade in G
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Composer : E. J. Moeran
Catalog : 64721 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
5:29 PM
Le Boeuf sur le Toit Op 58
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 45809 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
5:51 PM
Jack-in-the-box
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Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 421395 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : London Festival Players
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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