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 23, 2013

6:06 AM
DES TEUFELS LUSTSCHLOSS Overture
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570328 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
RIENZI: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
6:31 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Musik su einem Ritterballet
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2725 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : Centaur
7:06 AM
I MASNADIERI Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
Federal March
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Composer : Alexander Reinagle
Catalog : 67641 CD
Conductor : Richard Franko Goldman
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : Angel/EMI
7:18 AM
Crown of India Suite: March of the Mogul Op 66
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:23 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
7:30 AM
Toy Soldier March
Artist : Thomas Furi, violin
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Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 150169 CD
Label : Novalis
7:34 AM
TSAR SALTAN: Flight of the Bumblebee
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 62647 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
ABU HASSAN Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:11 AM
Die Schwatzerin Polka-Mazurka Op 144
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 468999 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:17 AM
Coppelia: Prelude and Mazurka
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 4758562 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : London/Dec
8:24 AM
Dansa Brasiliera
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Composer : Camargo Mozart Guarnieri
Catalog : 90227 CD
Conductor : Maximiano Valdes
Orchestra : Bolivar Symph.Orch./Venezuela
Label : Dorian
8:29 AM
Sinfonia Improvisata
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 63430 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:34 AM
ORFEO: Toccata
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
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Composer : Claudio Monteverdi
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
9:06 AM
PATIENCE Overture
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Pro Arte Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:13 AM
Gymnopedie No. 1
Artist : John Delancie, oboe
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Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Max Wilcox
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Boston
9:18 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Shepherd’s
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
9:24 AM
Rodeo: Hoe-Down
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 47382 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:30 AM
Konzertsatz in c
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:22 AM
Piano Concerto
Artist : Jean-Bernard Pommier, piano
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Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 61979 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:45 AM
Concert Etude Op 36
Artist : Sandra Carlock, piano
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 43 CD
Label : Somm
10:52 AM
The Gods of the Mountain-Suite Op 52
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Composer : Arthur Farwell
Catalog : 9124 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Bridge
11:13 AM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 46687 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:26 AM
From Shakespeare, suite Op 76
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 3041 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:06 PM
Symphony in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
12:19 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 19
Artist : Ilya Gringolts, violin
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 2249 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:43 PM
From Darkness to Light Op 53
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220444 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
12:55 PM
BORIS GODUNOV: Symphonic Synthesis
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 557645 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:21 PM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 2
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 94360 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label :
2:00 PM
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
2:21 PM
String Sextet in A Op 48
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 57243 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Overture
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:09 PM
Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2 Op 64
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 80597 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:41 PM
Concerto a Cinque
Artist : John Wilbraham, trumpet
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Composer : Johan Georg Albrechtsberger
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
4:06 PM
Cello Concerto No. 7 in G
Artist : Yo-Yo Ma, Baroque Cello
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 60680 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:25 PM
IL RE PASTORE: Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
4:30 PM
IL RE PASTORE: L’Amero, saro costante
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 452602 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : London/Dec
4:39 PM
Violin Concerto Op 48
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 457064 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:06 PM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
5:15 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in 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
5:29 PM
Three Latin-American Sketches
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 7092 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : Phoenix Symphony
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:42 PM
Three Latin American Dances
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Composer : Gabriela Lena Frank
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : Reference

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2:55 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Philadelphians and WRTI at the Mann Center: Join us on August 1st!

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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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1:15 pm
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CLASSICAL

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Creatively Speaking.
4:35 pm
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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.

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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

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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
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Your Brain On Music: The Science Behind The Pleasure

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Creatively Speaking
7:12 am
Mon June 23, 2014

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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
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JOE KLAMAR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:11 pm

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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.

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