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

May 08, 2014

6:06 AM
Waverley Overture Op 1
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 8379 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:18 AM
Wedding Scenes Suite
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:31 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat, K. 184
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 234868 CD
Conductor : Jérémie Rhorer
Orchestra : Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:41 AM
Horn Concerto No. 11 in E
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Giovanni Punto (aka Stich)
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Concerto No. 9 for oboe and strings in F Op 7
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
7:15 AM
Voice of America March
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : USAF Tactical Air Command Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Downton Abbey: The Suite
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Composer : John Lunn
Catalog : 16260 CD
Conductor : Alastair King
Orchestra : London Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:27 AM
Sinfonia in A Op 3, No. 4
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Composer : Anton Wilhelm Solnitz
Catalog : 92037 CD
Orchestra : Musica Ad Rhenum
Label : Nederland
7:41 AM
OBERTO, CONTE DI SAN BONIFACIO: Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62373 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
7:49 AM
Where the Lemon Trees Blossom Op 364
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4780226 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Espana Waltz Op 263
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Composer : Emile Waldteufel
Catalog : 223438 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
8:14 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410897 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:27 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Op 21
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 80551 CD
Conductor : Yoel Levi
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:41 AM
The Union
Artist : Eugene List, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk Arr. Adler)
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:51 AM
Overture (1787) in G
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Composer : Alexander Reinagle
Catalog : 559654 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Symphony No. 22 in C, K. 162
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4802577 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
9:16 AM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:43 AM
blue cathedral
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Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:00 AM
ALEKO: Dances
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 69025 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:10 AM
Piano Concerto in b Op 4
Artist : Roland Keller, piano
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Composer : Bernhard Stavenhagen
Catalog : 5067 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
10:37 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, strings in G
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:51 AM
Elegy Op 49
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 585 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
10:57 AM
Downton Abbey: Selections
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Composer : John Lunn
Catalog : 16260 CD
Conductor : Alastair King
Orchestra : London Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
11:07 AM
Variations on La Follia di Spagna
Artist : David Nolan, violin
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Composer : Antonio Salieri
Catalog : 955 CD
Conductor : Pietro Spada
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : ASV
11:31 AM
Skogsraet The Wood Nymph Op 15
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1147 CD
Conductor : John Storgards
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
12:06 PM
Violin Concerto in F, RV 296
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 87733 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:21 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 15312 CD
Conductor : Sakari Oramo
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
12:47 PM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 1 Op 1
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 8318 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:10 PM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Op 100
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
2:00 PM
Holbergiana Op 61
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Composer : Niels Wilhelm Gade
Catalog : 999362 CD
Conductor : Ole Schmidt
Orchestra : Rheinland-Pfalz State Phil.
Label : CPO
2:21 PM
Choral-Symphony No. 7 Op 40
Artist : Danish National Radio Choir
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Composer : Asger Hamerik
Catalog : 226033 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Da Capo
3:00 PM
Sinfonia No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
3:12 PM
La Mer
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2549 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal, Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
3:39 PM
Years of Pilgrimage: 2nd Year: Apres une Lecture de Dante No. 7
Artist : Jerome Lowenthal, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9307 CD
Label : Bridge
4:06 PM
Choral Fantasy in c Op 80
Artist : Menahem Pressler, piano; MDR Radio Choir
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 438005 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
4:25 PM
The Dying Poet
Artist : Robert Degaetano, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 1002 CD
Label : Crystonyx
4:34 PM
Symphony No.1 La Nuit des Tropiques
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
4:55 PM
Suite Espanola: No. 8 Cuba Op 47
Artist : Michael Newman, guitar
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 67181 CD
Label : MusicMaste
5:06 PM
Drapa for large orchestra (1908)
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 395 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
5:18 PM
Nocturnein B Op 40
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:27 PM
Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Suite
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 2367 CD
Conductor : Barry H. Kolman
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : Centaur

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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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