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 08, 2013

6:06 AM
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
6:17 AM
Serenade for string orchestra in e Op 20
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 2882 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Intersound
6:31 AM
Concerto a 6 - Trumpet in C
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:41 AM
Helios Overture Op 17
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 9287 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 469376 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
The Invincible Eagle
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
Overture No. 2 in G
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
7:28 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D
Artist : Jeno Jando, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 550212 CD
Conductor : Julius Hegyi
Orchestra : Concentus Hungaricus
Label : Naxos
7:42 AM
DER VIERJAHRIGE POSTEN Overture
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570328 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:51 AM
Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Wolfgang Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Wojciech Rajski
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : ClassicTal
8:06 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Prelude
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 432147 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:14 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in c Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 423626 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
String Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 553161 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
LA VIE PARISIENNE: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
8:46 AM
Marche Solennelle
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Igor Buketoff
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
9:06 AM
Fair Melusina Overture Op 32
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:19 AM
Concerto for Flute,Violin/hpsc in a
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423116 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:41 AM
Tintagel
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Composer : Sir Arnold Bax
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : VirginiaSO
10:00 AM
Karelia Suite Op 11
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 74858 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
10:18 AM
Clarinet Concerto in A
Artist : David Shifrin, clarinet
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3020 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Mostly Mozart Festival Orch
Label : Delos
10:50 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 94615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Rilling
Orchestra : Oregon Bach Festival Chmb Orch
Label : Hanssler
11:03 AM
Violin Concerto in c
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 64333 CD
Conductor : Itzhak Perlman
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:14 AM
Horn Sonata in F Op 17
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 6249 CD
Label : London/Dec
11:28 AM
Symphony Jena in C
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Composer : Friedrich Witt
Catalog : 572089 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
12:17 PM
Fantasie Op 84
Artist : Joseph Banowetz, piano
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 223190 CD
Conductor : Oliver Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
12:57 PM
Overture on a Spanish March Theme
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 1000153 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
1:13 PM
Symphony No. 7 in F Op 77
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 1000027 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
2:00 PM
Flute Concerto in G Op 8
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute
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Composer : Friedrich Witt
Catalog : 572089 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
2:23 PM
Symphony No.10 in f Op 213
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223321 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
3:00 PM
Sinfonia No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
3:14 PM
Overture, Elegy and Rondo
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Composer : Sir Arnold Bax
Catalog : 223102 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
3:39 PM
Polyeucte
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 9225 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Historic Scenes Suite I Op 25
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 570068 CD
Conductor : Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:26 PM
COSI FAN TUTTE: Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
4:32 PM
COSI FAN TUTTE: In uomini, in soldati
Artist : Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 443452 CD
Conductor : Gy”rgy Fischer
Orchestra : Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:37 PM
Gold and Silver Waltz Op 79
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:45 PM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 666562 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
5:06 PM
Der Schatzmeister: Overture
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225332 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
5:15 PM
Suite for Violin Viola & Orch. Op 19
Artist : Sara Trobach, violin; Johanna Persson, viola
Album :
Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 553715 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:30 PM
Memoirs of a Geisha: Suite
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony 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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