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 20, 2012

6:06 AM
PETER SCHMOLL Overture Op 8
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Piano Concertino in E-Flat Op 14
Artist : Mary Louise Boehm, piano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 7639 CD
Conductor : Kees Kooper
Orchestra : Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble
Label : Pantheon
6:30 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:43 AM
La barcarolle Waltz Op 178
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Composer : Emile Waldteufel
Catalog : 223684 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
7:06 AM
Roman Carnival Overture Op 9
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 54479 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
National Emblem March
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Composer : Edwin E. Bagley
Catalog : 21198 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Shepherd Fennel’s Dance
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Composer : Balfour Gardiner
Catalog : 3303 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
7:28 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 1037 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
7:43 AM
Concerto for Guitar,Viola d’amore (Lute) in d, RV 540
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar; Massimo Paris, viola d’amore
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4780219 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d, BWV 1043
Artist : Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Dimitri Sitkovetsky, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 57440 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Orchestra : New European Strings Ch. Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
8:21 AM
Walking Tune
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 1062 CD
Orchestra : Philadephia Woodwind Quintet
Label : Boston
8:28 AM
Symphony in D Op 9, No. 2
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Composer : Chevalier de Saint-George
Catalog : 9985 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Preisler, Jr.
Orchestra : Pilsen Radio Orchestra
Label : Avenira
8:43 AM
DREAM ON THE VOLGA: Overture
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 554843 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
8:51 AM
EUGENE ONEGIN: Waltz
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 45609 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture, D 733
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 66108 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
9:20 AM
3 Marches Militaires
Artist : Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
9:37 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 22
Artist : Julian Rachlin, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 48373 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Capriccio: Sextet Overture
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 44702 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : New Stockholm Chamber Orchestr
Label : CBS/Sony
10:16 AM
Concierto Serenata for harp & orchestra
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
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Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 4780218 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : London/Dec
10:42 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
10:55 AM
La Foret enchantée Op 8
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 10464 CD
Conductor : Rumon Gamba
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:11 AM
Symphony in d
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 2647 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
12:06 PM
Concerto No. 3 a due cori in F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 63073 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
12:25 PM
String Quartet No. 1 in D Op 11
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 56 CD
Orchestra : Vermeer Quartet
Label : Cedille
12:56 PM
Scherzo No. 1 in b Op 20
Artist : William Kapell, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 68560 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
1:08 PM
Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944 "The Great"
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
2:00 PM
Karelian Dances
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Composer : Uuno Klami
Catalog : 9602 CD
Conductor : Jussi Julas
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE Record
2:09 PM
Four Legends from the Kalevala Op 22
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 47612 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn, Op 35
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 111825 CD
Conductor : Petr Altrichter
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in d
Artist : Jeffrey Swann, piano
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Composer : Giuseppe Martucci
Catalog : 89 CD
Conductor : Massimo de Bernart
Orchestra : Orchestre de Montpellier
Label : Agora
3:43 PM
Concertoin D
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 751 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Cello Concerto No. 2 in d Op 119
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63518 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Sym Orch N. D. R. Hamburg
Label : RCA/BMG
4:28 PM
Waltz No. 1 in E-Flat Op 18
Artist : William Kapell, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 68991 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:34 PM
Valse-Scherzo in C Op 34
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 457064 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:46 PM
Rondo Brilliant for piano and orchestra in E-Flat Op 29
Artist : Ian Hobson, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 6688 CD
Conductor : Ian Hobson
Orchestra : Sinfonia da Camera
Label : Arabesque
5:06 PM
DIE SCHONE GALATEA: Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 47532 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:16 PM
Havanaise Op 83
Artist : Ruggiero Ricci, violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 4758372 CD
Conductor : Pierino Gamba
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:28 PM
CANDIDE Overture
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 459147 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
5:36 PM
West Side Story Suite
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 89358 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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