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 26, 2014

6:06 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
6:17 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : Severino Gazzelloni, flute
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
6:31 AM
ALEKO: Dances
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 69025 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:41 AM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
7:06 AM
Norwegian Dance No. 1 Op 35
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9028 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
7:15 AM
High School Cadets
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Concerto No. 12 for two oboes & strings in D Op 9
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 610 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
7:28 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 92442 CD
Conductor : Walter Weller
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Concerto Grosso in A Op 2
Artist : Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 77010 CD
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
7:51 AM
Navarra (Danza Espagnole) Op 33
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Alejandro Posada
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : CanaryClas
8:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 (after Scaratti) in D
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:15 AM
Viennese Bon Bons Op 307
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 1663 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Scherzo Capriccioso Op 5
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
8:40 AM
Zadok the Priest
Artist : Winchester Cathedral Choir
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758363 CD
Conductor : David Hill
Orchestra : Brandenburg Consort
Label : London/Dec
8:47 AM
Sinfonia for strings & continuo in G
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 191 CD
Conductor : Gunther Wich
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : PhoenixEd
9:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
9:14 AM
Symphonic Dances Op 64
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9113 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Chandos
9:43 AM
Suite in the Old Style in a Op 10
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 47167 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 31 in F
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
10:18 AM
Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra in g Op 24
Artist : Gabriela Demeterova, violin
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 3385 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
10:42 AM
Serenade No. 6 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 79633 CD
Conductor : Gidon Kremer
Orchestra : Kremerata Baltica
Label : Nonesuch
10:59 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 10
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
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Composer : Charles-Valentin Alkan
Catalog : 66717 CD
Conductor : Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
11:15 AM
Symphony No. 8 in G Op 88
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 64303 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
Piano Trio in B-Flat Op 97
Artist : David Oistrakh, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 69367 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:37 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in d Op 6
Artist : Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 7921 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Epiphanie
Artist : Jean Decroos, cello
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Jean Fournet
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
4:29 PM
Bravura variatons on a theme from
Artist : Vadim Repin, violin
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Composer : Nicolo Paganini
Catalog : 25487 CD
Label : Erato
4:39 PM
Symphonic Dance No. 3 Fiesta
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Composer : Clifton Williams
Catalog : 38 CD
Conductor : Howard Dunn
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
4:48 PM
Interplay (American Concertette for
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 61651 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Chaste Barbara Overture
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
5:14 PM
The Tale of Honza (Simple Johnny) Valse
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 180891 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
5:22 PM
Legend No. 4 in C Op 59
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3533 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
5:29 PM
Harry Potter: Suite
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:43 PM
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Artist : Crouch End Festival Chorus
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 1396 CD
Conductor : Nic Raine
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Silva

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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
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Music for Your Independence Day Holiday!

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CLASSICAL

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Creatively Speaking.
4:35 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

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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
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

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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
9:36 am
Sat June 21, 2014

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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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
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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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