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 18, 2013

6:06 AM
Donna Juanita Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
6:20 AM
Concerto No. 5 in C Op 9
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity Op 32
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 62400 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
6:41 AM
The Comedians
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 63302 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:06 AM
Cantata No. 156: Sinfonia
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 62605 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:15 AM
The Washington Post March (1889)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Romance Op 62
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47622 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Concerto for mandolin & orchestra in G
Artist : Dorina Frati, mandolin
Album :
Composer : Francesco Lecce
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Dorina Frati
Orchestra : Terroni Plectrum-Inst. Orch.
Label : Espera
7:40 AM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:50 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
The Model Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:14 AM
Toccata & Fugue in d
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80338 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:26 AM
Sinfonia in F
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Composer : Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
Concerto for 3 oboes, 3 violins and bass in B-Flat
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1413 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
Towards a New Life Op 35
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:06 AM
Escales
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Angel/EMI
9:22 AM
The Plow That Broke the Plains
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Composer : Virgil Thomson
Catalog : 8013 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:37 AM
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Prelude & Liebestod
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 62598 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
Artist : Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 7921 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
10:15 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op 58
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4777244 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:50 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 2908609 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : Harm Mundi
11:03 AM
Somerset Rhapsody Op 21
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
11:14 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in D-Flat
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 545 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cala
11:24 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 43
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Symphony No. 4 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
12:20 PM
String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Op 51
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 14106 CD
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
12:54 PM
The Isle of the Dead Op 29
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
1:18 PM
Symphony No. 2 in c Op 17 Little Russian
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 39359 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
A Pagan Poem Op 14
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Composer : Charles Martin Loeffler
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:25 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 16
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 444518 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : London/Dec
3:00 PM
MEDEA Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 350221 CD
Conductor : Donato Renzetti
Orchestra : Orchestra della Toscana
Label : EuropaMusi
3:09 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 14
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 553517 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
3:39 PM
Vathek- Symphonic Poem (1903)
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Composer : Horatio Parker
Catalog : 9124 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Bridge
4:06 PM
Tu mancavi a tormentarmi, crudelissima
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Composer : Pietro Antonio Cesti
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : Angel/EMI
4:14 PM
The Tempest Op 18
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2334 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
4:30 PM
Boccaccio: Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
4:39 PM
BOCCACCIO: Hab’ich nur deine Liebe
Artist : Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 67004 CD
Conductor : Otto Ackermann
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
Variations on a Dublin Air
Artist : Ralph Holmes, violin
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8386 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
Iberia: No. 3 Fete-Dieu a Seville
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 80338 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:16 PM
Fantasia on Donizetti’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Artist : Gergely J rd nyi, double bass
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Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 31915 CD
Conductor : Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra : Hungarian State Opera Orch.
Label : Hungaroton
5:29 PM
San Juan Capistrano: Fiesta
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Composer : Harl McDonald
Catalog : 68786 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:35 PM
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra
Artist : Jeanne Behrend, piano; Alexander Kelberine, piano
Album :
Composer : Harl McDonald
Catalog : 501 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Cala

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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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