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 27, 2014

6:06 AM
Children’s Overture
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 64131 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : Light Music Society Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:19 AM
Concerto Grosso in b
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:31 AM
Symphony in C, K. 208
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4802577 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
6:41 AM
A Moorside Suite
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 555070 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in G Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Bombasto March
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Composer : Orion R. Farrar
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Sinfonia Op 3
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 453435 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:27 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
7:40 AM
Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 553469 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:52 AM
RUSALKA: Polonaise
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
8:06 AM
BERENICE: Overture
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
8:15 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999298 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:26 AM
Rondo Brilliant for piano and orchestra in E-Flat Op 29
Artist : Ian Hobson, piano
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 6688 CD
Conductor : Ian Hobson
Orchestra : Sinfonia da Camera
Label : Arabesque
8:39 AM
CLO, CLO Overture
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
8:47 AM
Concertino Op 107
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
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Composer : Cecile Chaminade
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Preciosa Overture Op 78
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:15 AM
Symphony No. 8 in F Op 93
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 57449 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:43 AM
Suite for Violin Viola & Orch. Op 19
Artist : Sara Trobach, violin
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 553715 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
The Birds of Aristophanes: Suite
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 10740 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : BBC National Orch of Wales
Label : Chandos
10:21 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G
Artist : Gidon Kremer, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 453043 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:47 AM
Andalusian Dances
Artist : Rosi & Toni Grunschlag, pianos
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Composer : Manuel Infante
Catalog : 3136 CD
Label : Centaur
11:01 AM
Poeme Epique
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 7001 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RecordsInt
11:17 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
12:06 PM
The Tempest Der Sturm Op 46
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 350951 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
12:19 PM
String Quartet No. 1 in e
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 4775739 CD
Orchestra : Amadeus Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
12:49 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410898 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
1:05 PM
Symphony in C
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Composer : Siegfried Wagner
Catalog : 999531 CD
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra : Rheinland-Pfalz State Phil.
Label : CPO
2:00 PM
Holberg Suite Op 40
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 44722 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
2:22 PM
Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Op 82
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 55533 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
La plus que lente
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572296 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
3:08 PM
Symphony No. 5 in b
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 8955 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:36 PM
Suite No. 3
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Composer : George Templeton Strong
Catalog : 559078 CD
Conductor : Adriano
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Fatum Op 77
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Alexander Gauk
Orchestra : USSR Radio & TV Large Sym Orch
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4:26 PM
Capriccio Sinfonico
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:42 PM
LA BOHEME: Si, mi chiamano Mimi
Artist : Mirella Freni, soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 4780368 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : London/Dec
4:50 PM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 414348 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Roman Carnival Overture Op 9
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 471627 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
5:16 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1in D Op 16
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
5:30 PM
Dark Victory: (1939)
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 183 CD
Conductor : Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
5:38 PM
The Prince and the Pauper: Suite
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 471347 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn

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Creatively Speaking
12:24 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

The American Pianist Who Rocked Russia for Decades

Van Cliburn in a ticker-tape parade in 1958 after winning the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition. He's the only musician to ever receive a ticker-tape parade tribute in New York City.

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
12:05 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

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

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

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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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