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 13, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony Pastorella in D Op 5
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Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 9661 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
6:21 AM
Armenian Dances
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 432754 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
6:29 AM
Norway’s Greeting to Theodore Roosevelt Op 31
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 1207 CD
Conductor : Terje Mikkelsen
Orchestra : Latvian National Symphony
Label : Simax
6:39 AM
Solomon: Ouverture
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2569 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : ATMA
6:49 AM
Danse Macabre Op 40
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 37769 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Adriano in Siria: Overture
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999963 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:14 AM
University of Pennsylvania Band March
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Composer : Roland Forrest Seitz
Catalog : 229 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Serenada Schizophrana: I Forget
Artist : and Chorus
Album :
Composer : Danny Elfman
Catalog : 89780 CD
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Overture in C
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 64409 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Cello Concerto in c
Artist : Raphael Wallfisch, cello
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 550908 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:53 AM
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
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Composer : John Adams
Catalog : 57691 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Ruy Blas Overture Op 95
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4758140 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
LAKME: Air des clochettes
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 4758366 CD
Conductor : Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : London/Dec
8:26 AM
Concerto for 2 guitars in G
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Victor Alessandro
Orchestra : San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:39 AM
Symphony in D Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
8:52 AM
Tico-Tico- non fuba
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Composer : Zequinha (Paz) Abreu
Catalog : 8 CD
Orchestra : Wister Quartet
Label : 1807Friend
9:06 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 86549 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:22 AM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Gabriela Demeterova, violin
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Composer : Antonin Vranicky
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:50 AM
RUSLAN AND LUDMILA: Chernomor’s March
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 788114 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra : USSR Radio & TV Large Sym Orch
Label : SaisonRuss
10:00 AM
Organ concerto No. 1 in C
Artist : Roger Bevan Williams, organ
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 8604 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
10:17 AM
South Ostrobothnian Suite No. 1 Op 9
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Composer : Toivo Kuula
Catalog : 9605 CD
Conductor : Jorma Panula
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
10:44 AM
Piano Concertino in E-Flat Op 14
Artist : Mary Louise Boehm, piano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 7639 CD
Conductor : Kees Kooper
Orchestra : Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble
Label : Pantheon
10:57 AM
The Water Goblin (Symphonic Poem) Vodnik Op 107
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 550896 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
10:57 AM
Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Op 82
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 99963 CD
Conductor : Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Finlandia
12:06 PM
Bajka (The Fairy Tale)
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Composer : Stanislaw Moniuszko
Catalog : 369 CD
Conductor : Grzegorz Nowak
Orchestra : Sinfonia Varsovia
Label : Accord
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G
Artist : Leonard Bernstein, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 60734 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:55 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-Sharp
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 66874 CD
Label : Hyperion
1:09 PM
Suite No. 2 Suite Charact‚ristique in C Op 53
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 550644 CD
Conductor : Stefan Sanderling
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
Petrouchka: Suite
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:30 PM
Variations on a Nursery Song Op 25
Artist : Istvan Lantos, piano
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 121 CD
Conductor : Gyorgy Lehel
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : WhiteLabel
3:00 PM
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat
Artist : Alan Civil, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 464717 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
3:16 PM
Nights In the Gardens of Spain
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 63070 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:39 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
4:20 PM
Pavane Op 50
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 99 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
4:28 PM
I Vespri Siciliani: Le Quattro Stagioni:
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62651 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
Le Streghe Op 8
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
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Composer : Nicolo Paganini
Catalog : 570703 CD
Label : Naxos
4:53 PM
Concerto in D Op 4
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Fantastic Scherzo Op 25
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:23 PM
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6584 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:28 PM
Carousel: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 80278 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:41 PM
Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op 33
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury

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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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