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

November 01, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in C
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
Fantasie on Beethoven’s Ruin of Athens
Artist : Philip Thomson, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 31525 CD
Conductor : Kerry Stratton
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
6:30 AM
CHEREVICHKI: Russian and Cossack Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 287 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Label : Dynamic
6:41 AM
Irish Rhapsody No. 5
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 8545 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G, RV 149
Artist :
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:15 AM
Who’s Who in Navy Blue
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 149 CD
Conductor : Loras John Schissel
Orchestra : The Ringgold Band
Label : Ringgold
7:21 AM
Overture in D, D. 556
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Gabriela Krckova, oboe
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 1290 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Musica Bohemica
Label : Supraphon
7:42 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
7:52 AM
Rhapsody in E-Flat Op 119, No. 4
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 779469 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Cantate Domino
Artist :
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Composer : Heinrich Schutz
Catalog : 553514 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra : Oxford Camerata
Label : Naxos
8:11 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in g, BWV 1058
Artist : Gerald Hambitzer,harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554605 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 61901 CD
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:41 AM
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Scherzando No. 2 in C
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Where the Rainbow Ends
Artist :
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
9:22 AM
Three Studies for Piano Op 4
Artist : Clipper Erickson, piano
Album :
Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 2013 CD
Label : D-T-R
9:30 AM
The Red Pony - Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 7 in C Le Midi
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:23 AM
Variations on La ci darem la mano in B-Flat Op 2
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 60771 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
10:42 AM
Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F, D. 487
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Orchestra : Domus
Label : Angel/EMI
11:04 AM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 55 Eroica
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Three English Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
12:15 PM
Piano concerto No. 2 in A-Flat
Artist : Miceal O’Rourke,piano
Album :
Composer : John Field
Catalog : 9368 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
12:52 PM
Morris Dance Tunes
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:06 PM
Concertstucke for harp & orch in G-Sharp Op 39
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
1:22 PM
Symphony No. 6 in C, D. 589 The Little
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 412176 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
2:00 PM
Heroic Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Buttner
Catalog : 1048 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Sterling
2:16 PM
Serenade in G Op 95
Artist :
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Composer : Max Reger
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:00 PM
Banks of Green Willow
Artist :
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
3:08 PM
Cello Concerto in e Op 85
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 60394 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:41 PM
Three Symphonic Pieces (1871)
Artist :
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Composer : Albert Rubenson
Catalog : 1029 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Umea Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
4:06 PM
Danish Folk Music Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 7003 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:26 PM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS: Overture:
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:36 PM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS: Concedi, concedi, amor pietoso
Artist : Juan Diego Florez, tenor
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 470024 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
4:44 PM
Cat duet Duetto buffo di due gatti
Artist : Victoria de los Angeles,soprano; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Gerald Moore, piano
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 65463 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:49 PM
Mississippi Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Ferde Grofe
Catalog : 66387 CD
Conductor : Felix Slatkin
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Karelia Overture Op 10
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Night Soliloquy for Flute & Strings
Artist : Mary Stolper, flute
Album :
Composer : Kent Kennan
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Cedille
5:21 PM
You only live once! Waltz Op 167
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 70907 CD
Label : Ivory Clas
5:30 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Op 99
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 416357 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
5:52 PM
Seven Years in Tibet: Main Theme
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 51333 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Original film soundtrack
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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