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 13, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 7 in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 5345 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:17 AM
El Salon Mexico
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 81498 CD
Conductor : Eduardo Mata
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Concerto Die Jagd in D
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 1615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Capella Clementina
Label : KOCH Intl.
6:40 AM
Harp (or Organ)Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Op 4
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:06 AM
Concerto No. 9 for oboe and strings in F Op 7
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:15 AM
Semper Fidelis (1888)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
LA VIDA BREVE: Interlude & Dance No. 1
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:28 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in d
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 447415 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
7:42 AM
Symphony No. 22 in C, K. 162
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:52 AM
Crown Imperial
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 80125 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 414348 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
Huapango
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 90227 CD
Conductor : Maximiano Valdes
Orchestra : Bolivar Symph.Orch./Venezuela
Label : Dorian
8:28 AM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 62349 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
BERENICE: Overture
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
8:48 AM
In the Steppes of Central Asia
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 62406 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 4 in d Op 120
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 452214 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:46 AM
Three Romances for violin & piano Op 22
Artist : Bruno Monteiro, violin; Joao Paulo Santos, piano
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Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 3086 CD
Label : Centaur
10:00 AM
Gregorian Chant for String Orchestra
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 4076 CD
Conductor : Arthur Lief
Orchestra : New York Chamber Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:13 AM
Suite Pastorale
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 88018 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Erato
10:35 AM
Concerto in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:45 AM
Harp Concerto in G
Artist : Roberta Alessandrini, harp
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Composer : Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Catalog : 553622 CD
Conductor : Vittorio Parisi
Orchestra : Orchestra di Mantova
Label : Naxos
11:01 AM
Symphony No. 1 in G
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 5296 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English Symphony Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
12:06 PM
String Sonata No. 2 in A
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 23
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 57417 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:00 PM
Recorder Sonata No. 1 in F
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 3166 CD
Orchestra : Accademia Amsterdam
Label : Centaur
1:10 PM
Symphony No. 1 in b Op 3
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999639 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
2:00 PM
Aladdin Suite for Orchestra Op 34
Artist : Swedish Radio Choir
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 44934 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
2:24 PM
Symphony No. 40 in g, K. 550
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6506 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Les Musiciens du Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Kikimora Op 63
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman Philharmonia
Label : Mercury
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 26
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 40723 CD
Conductor : Walter Hendl
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:41 PM
Marchenerzahlungen Op 132
Artist : Michael Collins, clarinet; Steven Isserlis, cello; Stephen Hough, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 63504 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Cola di Rienzo Overture
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Composer : Giovanni Sgambati
Catalog : 573007 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:26 PM
Sea Songs
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80099 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Cleveland Symphonic Winds
Label : Telarc
4:32 PM
The Oceanides Op 73
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 753 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
Variations Symphoniques
Artist : Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 553472 CD
Conductor : Roberto Benzi
Orchestra : Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Land of the Mountain and the Flood Op 8
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Composer : Hamish MacCunn
Catalog : 8379 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:17 PM
Overture on Hebrew Themes Op 34
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8800 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
5:29 PM
Kol Nidrei Op 47
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 60757 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:43 PM
Dr. Zhivago: Prelude and Lara’s Theme
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Composer : Maurice Jarre
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:51 PM
Red Sun: Suite
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Composer : Maurice Jarre
Catalog : 1061 CD
Conductor : Paul Bateman
Orchestra : City of Prague Philharmonic
Label : Silva

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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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