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 25, 2012

6:06 AM
Concert No. 3
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 1845 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : London/Dec
6:17 AM
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2569 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : ATMA
6:30 AM
Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Op 58
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 39785 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:43 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Glenn Gould, piano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 38524 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:51 AM
Bagatelle No. 1 in G Op 126
Artist : Glenn Gould, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2013 CD
Label : CBC(RCI)
7:06 AM
Athalia Overture Op 74
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 7905 CD
Conductor : Claus Peter Flor
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
7:15 AM
The Circus Bee
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Composer : Henry Fillmore
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Concerto for 3 horns, strings in D
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn; Timothy Brown, horn; Nicholas Hill, horn
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:43 AM
Ballet Suite No. 4
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8630 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Symphony in D Op 17
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Composer : Wenzel Pichel (Vaclav Pichl)
Catalog : 434 CD
Conductor : Romeo Rimbu
Orchestra : Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Olympia
8:19 AM
Florentiner Op 214
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 80099 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Cleveland Symphonic Winds
Label : Telarc
8:28 AM
El Salon Mexico
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:43 AM
Sinfonia for strings & continuo in G
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 191 CD
Conductor : Gunther Wich
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : PhoenixEd
8:51 AM
Sinfonia a quattro
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Composer : Bernardo Pasquini
Catalog : 1808 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971
Artist : Glenn Gould, piano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 52620 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
9:22 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in C
Artist : Cho-Liang Lin, violin
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 37796 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:45 AM
Serenade for string orchestra in G Op 11
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Composer : Dag Wiren
Catalog : 285 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Stockholm Sinfonietta
Label : Bis
10:00 AM
Karelia Suite Op 11
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 64331 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
10:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 4
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 49769 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:57 AM
Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 "Paris"
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
11:17 AM
Les Boreades-suite (Abaris)
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 420240 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
King Lear Overture Op 4
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 8316 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:23 PM
Piano Quartet No. 1 in g, K. 478
Artist : Peter Serkin, piano; Alexander Schneider, violin; Michael Tree, viola; David Soyer, cello
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1509 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
12:51 PM
Impromptu No. 3 in B-Flat Op 142, D. 935
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 422237 CD
Label : Philips
1:06 PM
From the Middle Ages in E Op 79
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 8804 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:32 PM
Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Op 70
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8587 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Ceremonial Brass Music
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Composer : Johann Christoph Pez
Catalog : 6013 CD
Orchestra : London Gabrieli brass ensemble
Label : ASV
2:12 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat
Artist : Niklas Sivelov, piano
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Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 572259 CD
Conductor : Mario Venzago
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Marosszek Dances
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 875 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : Bis
3:17 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 35
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 4504 CD
Conductor : Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Angel/EMI
3:43 PM
Legende No. 1: St Francis of Assisi’s Sermon to the Birds
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 88235 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Erato
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in g Op 25
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 2617 CD
Conductor : Louis Lortie
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : ATMA
4:28 PM
Slavonic Dance No. 6 in B-Flat Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464601 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
4:31 PM
Der alte Brummbar Op 210
Artist : Alan Pendlebury, bassoon
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 59285 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:41 PM
Miniatures for String Orchestra
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Composer : Sulkhan Tsintsadze
Catalog : 7279 CD
Conductor : Markus Poschner
Orchestra : Georgian Chmbr Orch Ingolstadt
Label : Guild
5:06 PM
Wasps: Overture
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2419 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:19 PM
Menuet Antique
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 5031 CD
Conductor : Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
5:28 PM
Ballet suite No. 2
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 7000 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
5:51 PM
The Gadfly: Romance
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 6603 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : RCA/BMG

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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!

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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