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

September 17, 2013

6:06 AM
English Dances: First Set Op 27
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:16 AM
Guitar (or Mandolin) Concerto in D
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3326 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 horns, strings in D
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Introduction & Variations Brillantes Op 170
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Ruins of Athens Overture Op 113
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:15 AM
The Kilties
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Morris
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:20 AM
Chanson de Matin Op 15
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:29 AM
Molly on the Shore
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:35 AM
Rodeo: Hoe-Down
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 3104 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
7:45 AM
H.M.S. PINAFORE: I am the monarch of the sea
Artist : Welsh National Opera Chorus
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 80374 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
THE SECRET OF SUZANNE Intermezzo
Artist :
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 54585 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:10 AM
Humoresque No. 7 in G-Flat Op 101
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 15312 CD
Conductor : Sakari Oramo
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
8:15 AM
String Quintet: Minuet in E Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 65926 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
North by Nothwest Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 35643 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Milan
8:43 AM
El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 45658 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:48 AM
Trumpet Voluntary
Artist : Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jeremiah Clarke
Catalog : 80223 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 10 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553409 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:12 AM
Te Deum: Prelude
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Philip Ledger
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:18 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 7 in C Op 72
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:22 AM
La Gitana
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 444409 CD
Label : London/Dec
9:29 AM
Suite Algerienne: March militaire Op 60
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 38920 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:40 AM
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 9811 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 94615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Rilling
Orchestra : Oregon Bach Festival Chmb Orch
Label : Hanssler
10:22 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G
Artist : Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 61881 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:50 AM
Humoresques for violin and orchestra Op 89
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 45534 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Danish National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:05 AM
Cello Concerto in c
Artist : Christophe Coin, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30457 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
11:17 AM
Pictures at an Exhibition
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Ravel)
Catalog : 80705 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Overture No. 4 in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Francesco Maria Veracini
Catalog : 439937 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:21 PM
Concerto in E for two pianos and orchestra
Artist : Joshua Pierce and Dorothy Jonas, pianos
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 1330 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philharmonic
Label : MSR
12:52 PM
String Quintet in C Op 163
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4776357 CD
Orchestra : Melos Quartet of Stuttgart
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 9
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 65733 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
2:15 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e Op 11
Artist : Gina Bachauer, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
3:00 PM
Meditation on the Stabat Mater Op 63
Artist : Franz Hauk, organ
Album :
Composer : Alexandre Guilmant
Catalog : 7215 CD
Conductor : Olaf Koch
Orchestra : Philharmonic Ingolstadt
Label : Guild
3:09 PM
Horn Trio in E-Flat Op 40
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln; Cecile Licad, piano; John Cerminaro, horn
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 54800 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:41 PM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90797 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Firebird Suite (1919)
Artist :
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 47099 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:27 PM
LOHENGRIN: Prelude to Act III &
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Winterbottom)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
4:37 PM
LOHENGRIN: Elsa’s Procession
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Winterbottom)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
4:46 PM
Concertino for viola and strings Op 45
Artist : Per-Ola Lindberg, viola
Album :
Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Thor Svedlund
Orchestra : Camerata Romana
Label : IntimMusik
5:06 PM
A Moorside Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : BMC Oxford Band
Label : Angel/EMI
5:21 PM
Estancia: 4 Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alberto Ginastera
Catalog : 436737 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : New World Symphony
Label : Argo
5:36 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 68762 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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Creatively Speaking
12:24 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

The American Pianist Who Rocked Russia for Decades

Van Cliburn in a ticker-tape parade in 1958 after winning the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition. He's the only musician to ever receive a ticker-tape parade tribute in New York City.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 would have been the 80th birthday of celebrated American pianist Van Cliburn,  who died in 2013. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, his 1958 win in the Soviet Union’s first International Tchaikovsky Competition was a welcome sign of warmth in the midst of Cold War tensions.

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Creatively Speaking
12:05 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Yannick Conducts His Alma Mater Choir...and The Philadelphia Orchestra!

Westminster Symphonic Choir

Westminster Choir College at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey is an epicenter for excellence in choral music. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, one of Westminster’s choirs can be heard on WRTI on Sunday, July 13 at 1 pm, conducted by a now very well-known alum of the school.

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

The Musical Treasure Trove At The Library Of Congress

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) at work in his apartment in NYC in 1947.
Photographic proof by Victor Kraft Library of Congress

A manuscript of a J.S. Bach cantata casts a new light on how Bach intended the piece to be played. A singer gains insight from a line in a Porgy and Bess manuscript that differs from the final lyrics. The Music Division of the massive Library of Congress in Washington, DC,  is a place where performers, composers, scholars and the general public make discoveries of the musical kind.

Case in point: in a series of letters written in 1957 to his wife Felicia, while she was visiting her family in Santiago, Chile, Leonard Bernstein faithfully chronicles the progress of West Side Story during the final weeks of rehearsal through the show’s out-of-town opening in Washington, D.C.  The letters reveal Bernstein’s changing emotions about the show from frustration and agony to his final state of euphoria.  In addition to comments about West Side Story, Bernstein writes about signing his contract as conductor with the New York Philharmonic, his upcoming thirty-ninth birthday, and how much he misses Felicia and their children, Jamie and Alexander. Read the letters here.

The Special Collections of the Music Division are truly fascinating and constitute a resource for musical scholarship that is unmatched anywhere in the world. These unique bodies of materials are extraordinarily vast and diverse, yet very much interrelated. They include some of the greatest treasures of the Music Division and the Library of Congress.

Excerpts of Meridee Duddleston’s interview with Senior Music Specialist Raymond White and Music Division Director Susan Vita.

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! Gregg Whiteside will be your host for the evening. Astral Artist Eunice Kim (violin) will be the soloist.

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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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