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

April 16, 2013

6:06 AM
Les Francs-Juges Op 3
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80271 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:20 AM
Concerto for two oboes and orchestra in d
Artist : Andrea Gullickson, oboe; Mark Weiger, oboe
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 3400 CD
Conductor : Paul Polivnick
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Cham. Orch.
Label : Delos
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 horns, strings in D
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn; Timothy Brown, horn
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Overture No. 1 on Three Greek Themes in g Op 3
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 555048 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ziva
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Marche Ecossaise
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Brooke’s Chicago Marine Band
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Composer : Roland Forrest Seitz
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:19 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Bassoon Concerto No. 35 in B-Flat
Artist : Michael McCraw, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 90704 CD
Orchestra : Musica Pacifica
Label : Dorian
7:41 AM
Swedish Dances, Suite No. 1 Op 63
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
7:53 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
GYPSY BARON Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
Waltz Fantasy in b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
8:28 AM
El Salon Mexico
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 440639 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Argo
8:41 AM
LA BELLE HELENE Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 550468 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 2
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Gustav Holst)
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
9:06 AM
Overture in the Italian Style in D, D. 590
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
9:15 AM
Violin Partita No. 3: Preludium in E
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. William Smith)
Catalog : 38915 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:21 AM
Symphony No. 40 in g, K. 550
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
10:00 AM
Scenes from The Veil of Pierette Op 18
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 9733 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 144
Artist : Klaus Hellwig, piano
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Composer : Carl Reinecke
Catalog : 999239 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : Northwest German Philharmonic
Label : CPO
10:55 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 Op. 4, No.13 in D
Artist : Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Melchior Molter
Catalog : 39061 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:09 AM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in A-Flat Op 45
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416623 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
11:23 AM
Symphony No. 2 in f Op 36
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Elegia
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:20 PM
String Quartet in e
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4775739 CD
Orchestra : Amadeus Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
12:45 PM
Cello Concerto in D
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 47622 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:04 PM
Symphony No. 2 London
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 65109 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Suite for Strings in E Op 63
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Composer : Arthur Foote
Catalog : 1717 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Gurewitsch
Orchestra : Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
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2:18 PM
Piano Concerto in F
Artist : Tzimon Barto, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 1190 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : National Sym Orch/Wash.,D.C.
Label : Ondine
3:00 PM
Overture in B-Flat, D. 470
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 57933 CD
Conductor : Arie Lipsky
Orchestra : St. Christopher Chamber Orch
Label : FleurdeSon
3:08 PM
South Bohemian Suite Op 64
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Composer : Vitezslav Novak
Catalog : 1873 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Vogel
Orchestra : Brno State Phil. Orch.
Label : Ultraphon
3:39 PM
Symphony in G
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 225 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Label : Melodya
4:06 PM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:26 PM
LE PROPHETE: Coronation March
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Composer : Giacomo Meyerbeer
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:32 PM
LE PROPHETE: Ah! mon fils, soit béni!
Artist : Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Meyerbeer
Catalog : 4758493 CD
Conductor : Henry Lewis
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
4:38 PM
A Legend of the Skerries Op 20
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 505 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
5:06 PM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 74287 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:16 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Op 99
Artist : Michael Korstick, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 777658 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
5:31 PM
Love’s Labour’s Lost: Four Dances Op 167
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572823 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:49 PM
Pink Panther
Artist : James Galway, flute
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Composer : Henry Mancini
Catalog : 42201 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
5:54 PM
Peter Gunn Theme
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Composer : Henry Mancini
Catalog : 6213 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:58 PM
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Moon River
Artist : John Williams, guitar
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Composer : Henry Mancini (arr. Christopher Gunning)
Catalog : 63000 CD
Conductor : Christopher Gunning
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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