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.

Composer ID: 
51802770e1c8619119d82534|51802729e1c8619119d82533

Playlist

June 12, 2013

6:06 AM
A London Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Ireland
Catalog : 8879 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:21 AM
Suite Espanola: No. 3 Sevilla Op 47
Artist : David Russell, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 80576 CD
Label : Telarc
6:29 AM
Concerto in e Op 3
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
6:39 AM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 432996 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
Armida Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Salieri
Catalog : 223381 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:13 AM
The Beau Ideal
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 95163 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Norwegian Dance No. 1 Op 35
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9028 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
7:27 AM
La Caza del Joven Enrique -Gran overture
Artist : John Contiguglia, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Fantasy on Two Flemish Folksongs
Artist :
Album :
Composer : August de Boeck
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
7:50 AM
Four Irish Dances Op 126
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in b
Artist :
Album :
Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
8:17 AM
GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST: Introduzione
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 4759385 CD
Conductor : Franco Capuana
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : London/Dec
8:23 AM
GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST (La Fanciulla):
Artist : Joao Gibin, baritone
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64766 CD
Conductor : Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
8:27 AM
String Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 553161 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:40 AM
LA CENERENTOLA Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 8015 CD
Conductor : Jonel Perlea
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vox/MMG
8:51 AM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Menuet des Follets
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 31017
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 572886 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
9:16 AM
A Downland Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Ireland
Catalog : 9376 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
9:36 AM
Old Norwegian Romance Op 51
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 86513 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:12 AM
Celtic Symphony for 6 harps and strings
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Sir Granville Bantock
Catalog : 66450 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Hyperion
10:34 AM
Concerto for Oboe and Strings
Artist : Brynjar Hoff, Oboe
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 19083 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Victoria
10:44 AM
Symphony No.103 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
11:16 AM
Piano Concerto in g Op 33
Artist : Rudolf Firkusny, piano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 60781 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Danzas Fantasticas: Op 22
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Turina
Catalog : 555955 CD
Conductor : Max Bragado Darman
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : Naxos
3:17 PM
Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:39 PM
Othello Overture Op 93
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 550600 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
La Princesse Jaune overture Op 30
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1016 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:14 PM
La Valse
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 432003 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:28 PM
Trio Sonata No. 2 in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 648 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
4:39 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14 in f
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
4:52 PM
Finlandia Op 26
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat
Artist : Bernard Garfield, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47215 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:25 PM
Gunga Din
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alfred Newman
Catalog : 223608 CD
Conductor : Richard Kaufman
Orchestra : Brandenburg Philharm. Potsdam
Label : MarcoPolo
5:43 PM
Wine, Women & Song Op 333
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 463667 CD
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Chamber Player
Label : D. Gramphn

Pages

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!

Read more
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

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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

Read more

Pages