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 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto No. 9 for 2 oboes in C Op 9
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 550739 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
6:18 AM
Sinfonia No. 5 in b, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
6:30 AM
Sinfoniain G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:40 AM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60118 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G, RV 149
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:15 AM
The Legionnaires
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 304 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in A-Flat Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464601 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:26 AM
Symphony No. 55 in B-Flat, K. 214x
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 139 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
7:41 AM
Fra Diavolo Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:50 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 (after Scaratti)in D
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
Spanish Suite: In Malaga
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Composer : Frederic Curzon
Catalog : 223425 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:17 AM
Navarra (Danza Espagnole) Op 33
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin; Adele Anthony, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Alejandro Posada
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : CanaryClas
8:26 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:39 AM
THE TSAR’S BRIDE Overture
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572788 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:47 AM
Nocturne (Notturno) for piano trio in E-Flat Op 148, D. 897
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 6580 CD
Orchestra : Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio
Label : Arabesque
9:06 AM
Overture in g
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 91206 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:17 AM
Concerto for Oboe,Violin in c, BWV 1060
Artist : John Abberger, oboe
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 9878 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
9:32 AM
Czech Suite (Bohemian Suite) Op 39
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 666563 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
10:00 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47116 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:17 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in B-Flat, Wq. 28
Artist : Mikl¢s Sp nyi, tangent piano
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 857 CD
Orchestra : Concerto Armonico
Label : Bis
10:43 AM
The Rock Op 7
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 440604 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
11:00 AM
Sonata for Clarinet and Orchestra
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Heinrich Joseph Baermann
Catalog : 65011 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 39
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6555 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
12:07 PM
Sensemaya
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Composer : Silvestre Revueltas
Catalog : 555917 CD
Conductor : Enrique Barrios
Orchestra : Aguascalientes Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
12:17 PM
Sebastian Ballet Suite
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 62517 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:43 PM
TSAR SALTAN: Flight of the Bumblebee
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 62647 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
12:44 PM
El Cid Suite
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Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 63735 CD
Conductor : Miklos Rozsa
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:01 PM
Miraculous Mandarin Suite Op 19
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 65175 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:24 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Overture
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
1:37 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Vilja-Lied
Artist : Monserrate Caballe, soprano; Javier Palacios, tenor; German State Opera Chorus
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 72916 CD
Conductor : Robert Stolz
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:40 PM
ROMEO ET JULIETTE: Ah je veux vivre....
Artist : Nicole Cabell, soprano
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 6590 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:45 PM
Variations on themes from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Op 63
Artist : Francesco Nicolosi, piano
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Composer : Sigismond Thalberg
Catalog : 555501 CD
Label : Naxos
2:03 PM
La Marseillaise
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor; Chicago Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 98800 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : Teldec
2:13 PM
Grosse Fuge in B-Flat Op 133
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 69792 CD
Orchestra : Alban Berg Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
2:30 PM
St. Cecilia Mass: Sanctus
Artist : Jessye Norman, mezzo; Reg.Chr. Vittoria d’Ile de Fra
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 432731 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:39 PM
Widmung (after Schumann)
Artist : Jon Nakamatsu, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 907409 CD
Label : Harm Mundi
2:45 PM
Poema concertante for violin & orchestra
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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Composer : Xavier Montsalvatge
Catalog : 98642 CD
Conductor : Celso Antunes
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : Hanssler
2:58 PM
EIN NACHT IN VENEDIG: Processional March
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223247 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
3:00 PM
Saudades do Brasil Op 67
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 45809 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
3:09 PM
Violin Concerto #2 (I Profeti)
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 54296 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Diptyque Mediterraneen Op 87
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
4:06 PM
Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for cello
Artist : Jacopo Scalfi, cello
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 6367 CD
Conductor : Paul Kantschieder
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RS
4:28 PM
Robin Hood Suite
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Composer : Frederic Curzon
Catalog : 223425 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:42 PM
Divertimento elegiaco for String Orch.
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Composer : Ture Rangstrom
Catalog : 553715 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 50889 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:20 PM
Nocturne in B Op 40
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9391 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:31 PM
Le Boeuf sur le Toit Op 58
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 9023 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:49 PM
Capriccio Diabolico
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensembl
Label : Concord

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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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