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

July 12, 2013

6:06 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45932 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:18 AM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber (arr. Berlioz)
Catalog : 474250 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 violins in G, RV 516
Artist : Viktoria Mullova, violin; Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777466 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:40 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 1 Vysehrad
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3465 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
7:06 AM
DREAM ON THE VOLGA: Overture
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 554843 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Our Flirtations
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
THE CAPTURE OF KARS: Solemn March
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Leslie Lake)
Catalog : 3402 CD
Conductor : James Stobart
Orchestra : Locke Brass Consort
Label : CRD
7:28 AM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 80397 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:43 AM
Greetings to America Waltz
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223246 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:50 AM
Concerto No. 3 for oboe or trumpet & st in B-Flat Op 7
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Espana
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:14 AM
A Shropshire Lad
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 La Follia in d
Artist : Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 77010 CD
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
8:43 AM
MIGNON: Overture
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Composer : Ambroise Thomas
Catalog : 37240 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:51 AM
Pezzo Capriccioso, Morceau de concert Op 62
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 60758 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in a Op 2, No. 5
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
9:16 AM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : David Greed, violin
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
9:33 AM
Symphony in C Op 66
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Composer : Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos (Silhouettes) Op 23
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Composer : Anton Arensky (orch. by the composer)
Catalog : 8898 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
10:22 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 44
Artist : Salvatore Accardo, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
10:50 AM
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Op 81 Les adieux
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 60356 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:08 AM
The Pageant of St. Martin-in-the-Fields: Incidental Music
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
11:19 AM
Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 5043 Prague
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790728 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Occasional Suite in D
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
12:23 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 83
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 62695 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : RCA/BMG
1:16 PM
Kleine Kammermusik for 5 winds Op 24, No. 2
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Composer : Paul Hindemith
Catalog : 1062 CD
Orchestra : Philadephia Woodwind Quintet
Label : Boston
1:30 PM
Symphony No. 89 in F
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 94237 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Nocturne (Notturno) for piano trio in E-Flat Op 148, D. 897
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 2013 CD
Orchestra : Stuttgart Piano Trio
Label : Naxos
2:12 PM
Symphony No. 5 in e Op 64
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1198 CD
Conductor : Pierre Monteux
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdWelk
3:00 PM
Banks of Green Willow
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:08 PM
Piano Concerto (1922) in b
Artist : Peter Donohoe, piano
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 557731 CD
Conductor : Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
Suite No. 4 for 2 pianos Op 62
Artist : Natalia Lavrova, piano; Vassily Primakov, piano
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 1001 CD
Label :
4:06 PM
For the First Time
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman Philharmonia
Label : Mercury
4:27 PM
AIDA: Celeste Aida
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4776613 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
4:34 PM
Vienna, City of my Dreams
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Rudolf Sieczynski
Catalog : 69876 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 55018 CD
Conductor : Placido Domingo
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Pizzicato Polka Op 449
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Composer : Johann Strauss II/Josef Strauss
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:10 PM
Fantasie sur des themes populaires Op 31
Artist : Albrecht Mayer, oboe
Album :
Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 4782564 CD
Conductor : Mathias Monius
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
5:27 PM
Symphonic Songs for Band
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Composer : Robert Russell Bennett
Catalog : 432009 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
5:43 PM
OKLAHOMA: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Catalog : 555024 CD
Conductor : Richard Hayman
Orchestra : His Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:57 PM
OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma!
Artist : Robert Merrill, baritone; London Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 478 CD
Conductor : Stanley Black
Orchestra : London Festival Orchestra
Label : London/Dec

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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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