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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October 30, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat, K. 16
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
6:19 AM
Racing
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 12 for oboe and strings in C Op 7
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op 40
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:06 AM
Impressions d’Italie: On the Hill-Tops
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:21 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 144 CD
Conductor : Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Orchestra : Gottinger Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cedille
7:28 AM
Guitar (or Mandolin) Concerto in D, K. 93
Artist : Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 417617 CD
Conductor : George Malcolm
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:42 AM
Mazurekin e Op 49
Artist : Akiko Suwanai, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464531 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:49 AM
Where the Lemon Trees Blossom Op 364
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4780226 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in F
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:14 AM
Oboe Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Richard Woodhams, oboe
Album :
Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
8:26 AM
Children’s Overture
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 64131 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : Light Music Society Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:42 AM
Le Banjo (Grotesque Fantasie) Op 15
Artist : Ruskin Cooper, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 2584 CD
Label : Centaur
8:47 AM
Huapango
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Serenade for Sring Orchestra
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:15 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat, K. 207
Artist : Shlomo Mintz, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2058 CD
Conductor : Shlomo Mintz
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Avie
9:38 AM
Dolly Op 56
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 423089 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 46 in B
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 1495 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : Symph. Orch. of Radio Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:18 AM
Passacaglia and Fugue in c, BWV 582
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Leopold Stokiwski)
Catalog : 19032 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:33 AM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:00 AM
Serenade for String Orchestra Op 1
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 7206 CD
Conductor : Donald Barra
Orchestra : San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:11 AM
Symphony in e Op 32 Gaelic
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Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 8958 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:07 PM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:22 PM
Funeral March of a Marionette
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:28 PM
Fugue Little in g
Artist : Frederick Hohman, organ
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 7070 CD
Label : Pro Organo
12:33 PM
The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orch.)
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Composer : John Adams
Catalog : 55051 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
12:50 PM
Conte Fantastique for harp and string quartet
Artist : Vanessa McKeand, harp
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 90721 CD
Orchestra : Allegri String Quartet
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:10 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:24 PM
Danse Macabre Op 40
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63313 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:29 PM
ANDREA CHENIER: Shepherds and Shepherdess’ Chorus
Artist : Hungarian Radio & T.V. Chorus
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Composer : Umberto Giordano
Catalog : 42369 CD
Conductor : Giuseppe Patane
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:31 PM
High Noon
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Composer : Dmitri Tiomkin
Catalog : 77086 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Tiomkin
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : CBS/Sony
1:36 PM
Pines of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 69826 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:08 PM
The Irish Suite
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Rochester Pops Orch
Label : Mercury
2:27 PM
LE VILLI: Intermezzo: The Witches’
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64766 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:32 PM
And I saw a new heaven
Artist : The Sixteen
Album :
Composer : Edgar Bainton
Catalog : 13009 CD
Conductor : Harry Christophers
Label : London/Dec
2:38 PM
Vienna, City of my Dreams
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Rudolf Sieczynski
Catalog : 69876 CD
Orchestra : Unknown orchestra/ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
2:38 PM
Shenandoah
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Carmen Dragon)
Catalog : 26077 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : VirginiaSO
2:42 PM
O magnum mysterium
Artist : Elora Festival Singers
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : Noel Edison
Label : Naxos
2:49 PM
Ghost Rag: Graceful Ghost
Artist : Tim Fain, violin
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Composer : William Bolcom
Catalog : 559662 CD
Label : Naxos
2:54 PM
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 449900 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Symphony No. 8 in b, D. 759 Unfinished
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:26 PM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:41 PM
Three Film Scores for String Orchestra
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Composer : Toru Takemitsu
Catalog : 557760 CD
Conductor : Marin Alsop
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416490 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
4:25 PM
Crown of India Suite: March of the Mogul Emperors Op 66
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:31 PM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61 Mozartiana
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
5:06 PM
Carnival in Rome
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
5:14 PM
Vergissmeinnicht, concert polka
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:20 PM
PAGANINI: Niemand lieb dich so wie ich
Artist : Ruth-Margartet Putz, soprano; Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 866 CD
Conductor : Siegfried Kohler
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : Original
5:28 PM
Reflections on a Scottish Folk Song
Artist : Paul Watkins, cello
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodney Bennett
Catalog : 10389 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:56 PM
The Blue Bells of Scotland
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 264 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Pro Arte

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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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