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

June 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
GYPSY BARON: Treasure waltz Op 418
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 474250 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:29 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 2 in F Op 50
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 37204 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:39 AM
Belshazzar’s Feast Suite Op 51
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 570763 CD
Conductor : Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
7:14 AM
Prince Charming
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:19 AM
MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Dove sono i bei...
Artist : Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 443452 CD
Conductor : Gy”rgy Fischer
Orchestra : Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:28 AM
Bassoon Concerto No. 17 in C
Artist : Sergio Azzolini, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30518 CD
Orchestra : L'Aura Soave Cremona
Label : Naive
7:41 AM
Soirees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 9
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
7:54 AM
ABU HASSAN Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 9066 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Fandango
Artist : Laszlo Szendray-Karper, guitar
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 1045 CD
Orchestra : Tatrai Quartet
Label : Hungaroton
8:16 AM
Swan of Tuonela Op 22
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:26 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : John Abberger, oboe
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Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 9811 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
8:39 AM
In the Steppes of Central Asia
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 37770 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:48 AM
Concerto Symphonique No. 4: Scherzo Op 102
Artist : Leonard Pennario, piano
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Composer : Henry Litolff
Catalog : 63661 CD
Conductor : Carmen Dragon
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Concerto in F
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
9:20 AM
INVISIBLE CITY OF KITEZH: Symph. Suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Vox/MMG
9:45 AM
Rhapsodie d’Auvergne Op 73
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49757 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
The Oceanides Op 73
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 753 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
10:12 AM
Suite No. 1 Op 42
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 559075 CD
Conductor : Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:34 AM
Dance Suite After Couperin
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64350 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
11:05 AM
Concerto in D Op 4
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
11:17 AM
Enigma Variations Op 36
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 7153 CD
Conductor : Eduardo Mata
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
12:06 PM
Concerto for 2 horns in F
Artist : Klaus Wallendorf, horn
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Composer : Franz Anton Rosler-Rosetti
Catalog : 777288 CD
Conductor : Johannes Moesus
Orchestra : Chamber Orch of the Palatinate
Label : CPO
12:26 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in c Op 18
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:59 PM
Francesca da Rimini Op 6
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Composer : Pierre Maurice
Catalog : 1053 CD
Conductor : Adriano
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
12:59 PM
Symphony No. 5 in c Op 67
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 7894 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:00 PM
Soleriana: Suite for orchestra
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Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 555844 CD
Conductor : Maximiano Valdes
Orchestra : Asturias Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:42 PM
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 414595 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
3:00 PM
La Peri
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 4758140 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
3:22 PM
Totentanz-Danse macabre
Artist : Ozan Marsh, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 7191 CD
Label : Vox/MMG
3:40 PM
Masques et Bergamasques Op 112
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 449186 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:06 PM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 126114 CD
Conductor : Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra : Ricercar Academy
Label : Ricercare
4:20 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE: Largo al Factotum
Artist : Robert Merrill, baritone
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 61440 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:27 PM
Courtly Airs and Dances
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Composer : Ron Nelson
Catalog : 76 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
4:41 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
Wand of Youth Suite No. 1 Op 1
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
5:25 PM
London Suite
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 223445 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
5:42 PM
High Sierra: Suite
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Composer : Adolph Deutsch
Catalog : 557701 CD
Conductor : William Stromberg
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos

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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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