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 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Flute Concerto in D
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
6:19 AM
Idylle Printemps
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
6:29 AM
Harp (or Organ)Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Op 4
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:06 AM
DON GIOVANNI Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416273 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Philips
7:14 AM
Under the Double Eagle
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Franz Wagner
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Irish Tune from County Derry:
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 877 CD
Conductor : Terence Milligan
Orchestra : U. of Cincinnati Col-Con Wind
Label : Mark
7:26 AM
Pan’s Anniversary: Dances and Folk Song
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
7:39 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in E
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:49 AM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 416819 CD
Conductor : Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
SIEGE OF CORINTH Overture (Sinfonia)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 47118 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:16 AM
7 Variations on God Save the King
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 436834 CD
Label : London/Dec
8:25 AM
Estonian Dance Suite in E
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Eduard Tubin
Catalog : 851002 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Big Ben
8:39 AM
Serenade for string orchestra in e Op 20
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Alois Springer
Orchestra : Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Label :
8:51 AM
In Nomine a 5
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Orlando Gibbons
Catalog : 2308 CD
Orchestra : Berkeley Fest Consort of Viols
Label : Centaur
9:06 AM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 474250 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 55348 CD
Conductor : Roger Norrington
Orchestra : London Classical Players
Label : Angel/EMI
9:39 AM
Bassoon Concerto in F Op 75
Artist : Mark Gigliotti, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 20126 CD
Conductor : Felix Chiu-Sen Chen
Orchestra : Taipei Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bravo
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 39 in g
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557093 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:17 AM
Nympholept - Nature Poem
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Arnold Bax
Catalog : 8493 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:37 AM
MEFISTOFELE
Artist : Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Arrigo Boito
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : Stefano Ranzani
Orchestra : Orch.of Teatro Massimo,Palermo
Label : Naxos
11:02 AM
Quintet for guitar and strings No. 4 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 45607 CD
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:24 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 19
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 3398 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Holberg Suite Op 40
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 3091 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:23 PM
TANNHAUSER Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38914 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:40 PM
American Rhapsody Op 47
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 999308 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
4:06 PM
Clarinet Concerto No. 10 in B-Flat
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Carl Stamitz
Catalog : 55155 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
4:25 PM
Andante and Five Variations in G
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67051 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:34 PM
Don Quixote (Humoresque) Op 87
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220359 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
5:06 PM
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
5:25 PM
Irish Rhapsody
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 85572 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Newport
5:43 PM
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 1002 CD
Conductor : John Boyd
Orchestra : Indiana St. Univ.Faculty Winds
Label : Elf

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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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