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

September 03, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto da chiesa in c Op 4
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
Album :
Composer : Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
6:18 AM
12 Variations on See, the conquering hero...
Artist : Laurence Lesser, cello
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9329 CD
Label : Bridge
6:32 AM
Symphony No. 32 in D
Artist :
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
6:42 AM
Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G Op 92
Artist : Andreas Jetter, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 9186 CD
Conductor : Dietrich Scholler-Manno
Orchestra : Russian Fed. Sym. Orch. Moscow
Label : Antes Edit
7:06 AM
Concerto for Three Violins in F
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 413788 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Chimes of Liberty
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Magnetic Rag
Artist : William Appling, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 1163 CD
Label : Albany
7:28 AM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38486 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:41 AM
Roumanian Folk Dances
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 443444 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:49 AM
Marcha Triunfal y Final de Opera
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:06 AM
Symphony in B-Flat Op 9
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999487 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:13 AM
A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET: The Walk to
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9355 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:26 AM
Overture to King Lear
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 1000153 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:39 AM
Concertino Op 107
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Cecile Chaminade
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
8:49 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
9:06 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
9:17 AM
Baal Shem: No. 2 Nigun (Improvisation)
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 5185 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:25 AM
Symphony No.103 in E-Flat Drum Roll
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Mogens Woldike
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:00 AM
Karelia Suite Op 11
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 572704 CD
Conductor : Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:19 AM
Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in d
Artist : Felix Ayo, violin
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 153 CD
Conductor : Max Bragado Darman
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : Dynamic
10:45 AM
Ballade No. 4 in f Op 52
Artist : Jerome Rose, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 20052 CD
Label : Monarch
10:58 AM
The Winter’s Tale Overture Op 80
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572501 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 3 in F Op 90
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 2051 CD
Conductor : Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : Avie
12:06 PM
Divertimento Op 24
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Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 31992 CD
Conductor : Vilmos Tatrai
Orchestra : Hungarian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
12:22 PM
Trio for clarinet, viola and piano in E-Flat
Artist : Georg Schmid, viola; Gerd Starke, clarinet; Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1282 CD
Label : KOCHSchwan
12:44 PM
Suite in the Old Style in a Op 10
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 47167 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:59 PM
Concerto 3 Hpschds/strings in C
Artist : Christoph Anselm Noll, hpschd.
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554605 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:17 PM
Symphony No. 2 in g Op 34
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Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 45244 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
2:00 PM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 3151 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : Analekta
2:10 PM
Symphony No. 3 in b-Flat Op 11
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Composer : Alberic Magnard
Catalog : 927 CD
Conductor : Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
3:00 PM
Concerto No. 12 in F Op 4
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Composer : Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Catalog : 4776728 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
3:08 PM
Piano Concerto in E-Flat Op 42
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 572742 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
Suite Provencale Op 152
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 9072 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Eine Ballett-Suite Op 130
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Composer : Max Reger
Catalog : 2400 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Guild
4:25 PM
LE FILS RIVAL OU LA MODERNE STRATONICE:
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Composer : Dmitri S. Bortnyansky
Catalog : 10370 CD
Orchestra : Moscow Phil. Chamber Ensemble
Label : MCA
4:32 PM
RUSLAN AND LUDMILA: Dances
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 1000166 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
4:57 PM
Pushkin Waltz No. 2 Op 120
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 10484 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
An American in Paris
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 39454 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:26 PM
Aria in Classic Style Op 19
Artist : Sylvia Kowalczuk, harp
Album :
Composer : Marcel Grandjany
Catalog : 31550 CD
Conductor : Aristid von Wurtzler
Orchestra : Hungarian Virtuosi Chamb. Orch
Label : Hungaroton
5:33 PM
LOUISE: Depuis le jour...
Artist : Dorothy Maynor, soprano
Album :
Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
5:40 PM
Impressions of Italy: Naples
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:55 PM
Impressions d’Italie: On the Hill-Tops
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique 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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