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.

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Playlist

November 14, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto a cinque in C
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
6:16 AM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:44 AM
Introduction and Polonaise Op 174
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557844 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Hejre Kati: Scene from the Czarda Op 32
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jeno Hubay
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Colossus of Columbia March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Russell Alexander
Catalog : 87107 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Impressions d’Italie:On the Hill-Tops
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in C
Artist : Ketil Haugsand, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 570486 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:43 AM
THE TENDER LAND: The Promise of Living
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:50 AM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Eugene List, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:06 AM
Introduction, Theme & Variations in f Op 102
Artist : Pierre W. Feit, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 66030 CD
Conductor : Martin Turnovsky
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Aulos
8:21 AM
Tantum Ergo (after Gluck)
Artist : Westminster Oratoria Choir
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 7117 CD
Conductor : John Eric Floreen
Orchestra : New Brunswick Chamber Ensemble
Label : KOCH Intl.
8:28 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 553431 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
Hungarian Fantasy Op 45
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:50 AM
Crisantemi for strings
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 6882 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
IDOMENEO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
9:13 AM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
9:40 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 6509 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : JVC
10:00 AM
Rodeo- Four Dance Episodes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:21 AM
Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestrain F
Artist : Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 432081 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:47 AM
Scherzo No. 4 in E Op 54
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63844 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:01 AM
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G
Artist : Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 281 CD
Conductor : Leif Ove Andsnes
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:32 AM
Symphony No. 4 (original 1930 version) Op 47
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8931 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
12:07 PM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:15 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 559164 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
12:30 PM
Voyage
Artist : Tony Arnold, soprano
Album :
Composer : Elliott Carter
Catalog : 9271 CD
Conductor : Scott Yoo
Orchestra : Colorado College Festival Orch
Label : Bridge
12:38 PM
Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Op 10
Artist : Martin Jones, piano
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
12:51 PM
Camera Studies Suite
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
1:04 PM
Testament of Freedom
Artist : New York Choral Society
Album :
Composer : Randall Thompson
Catalog : 7283 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:25 PM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:30 PM
Mass in g: excerpts
Artist : St. Thomas Choir
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 7418 CD
Conductor : Gerre Hancock
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:46 PM
On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:55 PM
Funeral March of a Marionette
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:02 PM
Pavane Op 50
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 62949 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Orchestre National de la RDF
Label : Angel/EMI
2:09 PM
Warsaw Concerto
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
Album :
Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 414348 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:21 PM
Symphony No. 6 for Band
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 570243 CD
Conductor : Col. Michael J. Colburn
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : Naxos
2:37 PM
Stoptime Rag
Artist : Benjamin Loeb, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 559277 CD
Label : Naxos
2:38 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Benjamin Loeb, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 559277 CD
Label : Naxos
2:45 PM
Once Upon a Time in the West: Main Theme
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 63000 CD
Conductor : Christopher Gunning
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:51 PM
Enigma Variations: Nimrod Op 36
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 553981 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:13 PM
Dance Panels
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 64315 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : New York Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Toman and the Woodnymph Op 49
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 350951 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto in G
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 452448 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:31 PM
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:44 PM
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Artist : Sol Gabetta, cello
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 75951 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Pest Waltzes Op 93
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Janos Ferencsik
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
5:17 PM
La Vega
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Quiet City
Artist : Scott Moore, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 559069 CD
Conductor : Paul Gambill
Orchestra : Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:42 PM
Symphony No.1 La Nuit des Tropiques
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg

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2:55 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Philadelphians and WRTI at the Mann Center: Join us on August 1st!

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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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CLASSICAL

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Creatively Speaking.
4:35 pm
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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
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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
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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
9:36 am
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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JOE KLAMAR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:11 pm

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12:35 pm
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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.

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