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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March 07, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Joachim Schafer, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Romanino
Catalog : 77210 CD
Conductor : Anton Popovic
Orchestra : Bratislava Chamber Soloists
Label : Christopho
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in C Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Concerto (with 2 hunting horns) in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:40 AM
Symphony No. 30 in D
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 3089 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Delos
7:14 AM
The Chantyman’s March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 303 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Tarantelle for flute, clarinet & orch Op 6
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Piano Concerto No. 7 in F
Artist : Hae-Won Chang, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 550713 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Camerata Cassovia
Label : Naxos
7:41 AM
Manoverkinder: Overture
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225332 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
7:51 AM
Banisher of Gloom Waltz Op 247
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223214 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
Overture di Ballo
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 4776118 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:19 AM
Trumpet Tune and Bell Symphony
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
Album :
Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 80218 CD
Orchestra : Empire Brass
Label : Telarc
8:25 AM
Concerto a quattro No. 1 in g
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Composer : Baldassare Galuppi
Catalog : 2116 CD
Conductor : Gianluca Capuano
Orchestra : Il Canto di Orfeo
Label : Avie
8:39 AM
Sinfonia in E-Flat
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
Rage over a lost penny in G Op 129
Artist : Barbara Nissman, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 20 CD
Label : Pierian
9:06 AM
La Valse
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 61956 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:47 AM
Romance Op 23
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Album :
Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 97 CD
Label : Cedille
10:00 AM
Capriccio Sinfonico
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:15 AM
Piano Concerto in G
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 8773 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:40 AM
Violin Sonata in E-Flat
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 7102 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
10:54 AM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 623 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
11:10 AM
Symphony No. 5 in c Op 67
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1416 CD
Conductor : Osmo Vanska
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Bis
12:06 PM
Braut von Messina Overture Op 100
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
12:16 PM
Piano Trio in g Op 17
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Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 5029 CD
Orchestra : The Macalester Trio
Label : Vox/MMG
12:46 PM
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 550792 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovschin
Orchestra : Russian Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:11 PM
Study Symphony No. 1 (1895) in d
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 496 CD
Conductor : Horia Andreescu
Orchestra : Roumainian Radio/TV Orchestra
Label : Olympia
2:00 PM
Daphnis et Chloe (complete ballet)
Artist : Netherlands Radio Chorus
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 443934 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : London/Dec
3:00 PM
Scherzando No. 2 in C
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in G Op 45
Artist : Joseph Banowetz, piano
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 223382 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
3:42 PM
Leonore Overture No. 2 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
4:06 PM
Five O’Clock Foxtrot
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 4027 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:12 PM
Chanson et Danses Op 50
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 7081 CD
Orchestra : Sylvan winds
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:30 PM
Capriccio: Sextet Overture
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 44702 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : New Stockholm Chamber Orchestr
Label : CBS/Sony
4:45 PM
Introduction, Theme & Variationsin f Op 102
Artist : Pierre W. Feit, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 66030 CD
Conductor : Martin Turnovsky
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Aulos
5:06 PM
EURYANTHE Overture Op 81
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 8766 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:17 PM
Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher: Meditation Op 42
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 94832 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:28 PM
Concertino for harp and orchestra
Artist : Gillian Benet, harp
Album :
Composer : Germaine Tailleferre
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:46 PM
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 80601 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc


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!


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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."

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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