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.

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Playlist

July 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:15 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 16
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
6:30 AM
Overture No. 6 in d
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:41 AM
Symphony in E Op 18
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Souvenir de Carneval 1847 Op 200
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss
Catalog : 223470 CD
Conductor : Mika Eichenholz
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
The Corcoran Cadets
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 303 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Artist :
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:27 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 49964 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:40 AM
Sonata on the 8th tone
Artist :
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Composer : Giovanni Gabrieli
Catalog : 62353 CD
Orchestra : Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Label : CBS/Sony
7:47 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 555384 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Aradia Baroque Ensemble
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
MEDEA Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 65926 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Incidental
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:26 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 3185 CD
Orchestra : Lincoln Center Chamber Society
Label : Delos
8:39 AM
Marche triomphale et Pompiere
Artist :
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 802 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Rhenanie-Palatinate Philharm.
Label : Cybelia
8:46 AM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 8893 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Swedish Folk-Songs and Dances
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Composer : August Soderman
Catalog : 1040 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Ume† Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
9:18 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
9:27 AM
Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F Op 70
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 4780220 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Capriccio: Sextet Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 44702 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : New Stockholm Chamber Orchestr
Label : CBS/Sony
10:15 AM
Sinfonia Concertante for viola, dbl-bass
Artist : Lubomir Maly, viola
Album :
Composer : Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
Catalog : 110951 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
10:41 AM
Hungarian Dance No. 4 in f-Sharp
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
10:47 AM
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
10:51 AM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 80523 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : Telarc
11:03 AM
Water Music-Complete
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 44655 CD
Conductor : Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra : La Grande Ecurie,Chambre duRoy
Label : CBS/Sony
12:08 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:24 PM
Fantasia in C
Artist : Joseph Payne, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 2419 CD
Label : Centaur
12:27 PM
Fugue in C
Artist : Joseph Payne, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 2419 CD
Label : Centaur
12:31 PM
American Eagle Waltz
Artist : Philip Collins, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
12:42 PM
Rainbow Body
Artist :
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Composer : Christopher Theofanidis
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:57 PM
The Isle of the Dead Op 29
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
1:17 PM
Hora staccato
Artist : Rafael Mendez, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Grigoras Dinicu
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Victor Young
Orchestra : His Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:24 PM
The White Peacock
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 90224 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Dorian
1:31 PM
JENUFA: Mamicko, mam tezkou hlavu
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 7405 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : London/Dec
1:44 PM
Sylvia: Act I (excerpts)
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 434313 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
2:01 PM
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Artist : Xuefei Yang, guitar
Album :
Composer : Francisco Tarrega
Catalog : 70714 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:01 PM
The Londonderry Air
Artist :
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:12 PM
LA BOHEME: O soave fanciulla...
Artist : Ramon Vargas, tenor; Anna Netrebko, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
2:17 PM
Violin Concerto
Artist : Hillary Hahn, violin
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 14698 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:51 PM
Concerto for Timpani and Band: Allegro
Artist : James Nierescher, timpani
Album :
Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 13 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : ACC Heritage of America Band
Label : USAF
2:57 PM
Requiem: In paradisum Op 48
Artist : Choir Kings College, Cambridge
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 64715 CD
Conductor : David Willcocks
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Adagio for cello and orchestra
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Woldemar Bargiel
Catalog : 63665 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : RCA/BMG
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 20 in d
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 98407 CD
Conductor : Alexandre Rabinovitch
Orchestra : Veneto/Padua Chamber Orchestra
Label : Teldec
3:40 PM
Marouf, Savetier du Caire
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Composer : Henri Benjamin Rabaud
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
4:06 PM
1712 Overture
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Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
4:19 PM
Minuet Militaire
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
4:26 PM
El Salon Mexico
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:39 PM
Nell Gwyn
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:58 PM
The Phantom Melody
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
The White Peacock
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
5:14 PM
Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure
Artist : Robert Vanderschaaf, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Tausig
Catalog : 2417 CD
Label : Centaur
5:22 PM
Phantasia- Based on themes from PHANTOM
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin;l Julian Llord Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 58043 CD
Conductor : Simon Lee
Orchestra : The London Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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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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