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 11, 2013

6:06 AM
CHEREVICHKI: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Label :
6:19 AM
Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Op 53
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 771901 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
6:29 AM
Huapango
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
6:39 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64342 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Chaste Barbara Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
7:14 AM
Golden Jubilee
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
Adagio for violin & orchestra in E
Artist : Philippe Graffin, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2127 CD
Conductor : Philippe Graffin
Orchestra : Brabant Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Avie
7:27 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 75179 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Erato
7:40 AM
Fantasy on Verdi’s Rigoletto Op 38
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz & Karl Doppler
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
7:52 AM
Creation: Die Himmel erzahlen.
Artist : Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 63709 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:17 AM
ACHILLE IN SCIRO Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Francisco Corselli
Catalog : 920307 CD
Conductor : Emilio Moreno
Orchestra : El Concierto Espanol
Label : Glossa
8:26 AM
Flute Quartet in A
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 8872 CD
Orchestra : Chilingirian Quartet
Label : Chandos
8:39 AM
INDIGO UND DIE VIERZIG RAUBER: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
8:48 AM
String Symphony No. 10 in b
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5142 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
9:06 AM
Don Juan Op 20
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 56364 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:24 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Takayoshi Wanami, violin
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 6558 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:52 AM
Romance for Violin and Orchestra Op 6
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
10:00 AM
Concerto No. 5 in C Op 9
Artist : Marc Schachman, baroque oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 3108 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : American Classical Orchestra
Label : Centaur
10:11 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Agustin Anievas, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 871 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:40 AM
Three Welsh Songs
Artist : Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Album :
Composer : Gordon Getty
Catalog : 40 CD
Conductor : Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
10:52 AM
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Op 31
Artist : Kun-Woo Paik, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4756909 CD
Label : London/Dec
11:15 AM
Symphony No. 41 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 54090 CD
Conductor : Roger Norrington
Orchestra : London Classical Players
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Sinfonia No. 4 in A
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
12:19 PM
Clarinet Concerto in E-Flat Op 36
Artist : Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 25 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label :
12:42 PM
Le Sacre du Printemps
Artist :
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 2008 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Nederland
1:18 PM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 60125 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orc
Label : NCA
2:00 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 23
Artist : John Ogdon, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 92747 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:35 PM
The Yellow River Concerto
Artist : Daniel Epstein, piano
Album :
Composer : Yin Chengzong, Chua Wanhua
Catalog : 240158 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label :
3:00 PM
The Tempest: Suite No. 1 Op 109
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 448 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
3:21 PM
Clarinet Concerto in B-Flat
Artist : Philippe Cuper, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 30 CD
Conductor : Petr Vronsky
Orchestra : Talich Chamber Orchestra
Label : Clarinet
3:40 PM
Violin Concerto in e
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3849 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:06 PM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Op 11
Artist : Dennis Brain, horn
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 47834 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:23 PM
LIBUSE Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:27 PM
Variations on theme from Magic Flute in F Op 66
Artist : Antonio Meneses, cello
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2103 CD
Label : Avie
4:40 PM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : Lajos Lencses, oboe
Album :
Composer : Franz Anton Rosler-Rosetti
Catalog : 999062 CD
Conductor : Bohdan Warchal
Orchestra : Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Label : CPO
5:06 PM
A Hampshire Suite Op 28
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
5:19 PM
Hymne a la Victoire
Artist : Leeds Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 5175 CD
Conductor : John Wallace
Orchestra : The Wallace Collection
Label : Nimbus
5:27 PM
Gypsy Lad
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 47806 CD
Conductor : John Lanchbery
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:39 PM
Dodge City: Film score
Artist :
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 912 CD
Conductor : Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
5:49 PM
The Free Lance (Selections)
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559092 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

The Musical Treasure Trove At The Library Of Congress

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) at work in his apartment in NYC in 1947.
Photographic proof by Victor Kraft Library of Congress

A manuscript of a J.S. Bach cantata casts a new light on how Bach intended the piece to be played. A singer gains insight from a line in a Porgy and Bess manuscript that differs from the final lyrics. The Music Division of the massive Library of Congress in Washington, DC,  is a place where performers, composers, scholars and the general public make discoveries of the musical kind.

Case in point: in a series of letters written in 1957 to his wife Felicia, while she was visiting her family in Santiago, Chile, Leonard Bernstein faithfully chronicles the progress of West Side Story during the final weeks of rehearsal through the show’s out-of-town opening in Washington, D.C.  The letters reveal Bernstein’s changing emotions about the show from frustration and agony to his final state of euphoria.  In addition to comments about West Side Story, Bernstein writes about signing his contract as conductor with the New York Philharmonic, his upcoming thirty-ninth birthday, and how much he misses Felicia and their children, Jamie and Alexander. Read the letters here.

The Special Collections of the Music Division are truly fascinating and constitute a resource for musical scholarship that is unmatched anywhere in the world. These unique bodies of materials are extraordinarily vast and diverse, yet very much interrelated. They include some of the greatest treasures of the Music Division and the Library of Congress.

Excerpts of Meridee Duddleston’s interview with Senior Music Specialist Raymond White and Music Division Director Susan Vita.

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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