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 16, 2012

6:06 AM
Sinfonia in D
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 453435 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:14 AM
Carmen Suite
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 434321 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:30 AM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 8012 CD
Conductor : Andrew Schenck
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Stradivari
6:43 AM
Piano Concerto in c-Sharp Op 30
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Sinfonie Orchester Hamburg
Label : Vox/MMG
7:06 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 5 in C Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Solid Men to the Front!
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:18 AM
Zadok the Priest
Artist : Tallis Chamber Choir
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 557003 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra : Royal Academy Consort
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Symphony in D Op 9, No. 2
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Composer : Chevalier de Saint-George
Catalog : 9985 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Preisler, Jr.
Orchestra : Pilsen Radio Orchestra
Label : Avenira
7:43 AM
FAUST: Valse
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 4758563 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : London/Dec
7:49 AM
Rapsodia Negra for piano and orchestra
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 754 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Bis
8:06 AM
Valse-Caprice
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:15 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 61958 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:28 AM
Suite of Three Pieces Op 116
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
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Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
8:42 AM
Stiffelio Prelude
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62373 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
8:52 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
Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn "St. Wenceslaus," Op 35
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 111825 CD
Conductor : Petr Altrichter
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:15 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 211
Artist : Josef Suk, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 7001 CD
Conductor : Joseph Suk
Orchestra : Suk Chamber Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:37 AM
The Water Goblin (Symphonic Poem) Vodnik Op 107
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 701 CD
Conductor : Peter Tiboris
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : ElysiumERI
10:00 AM
Overture No. 1 on Three Greek Themesin g Op 3
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 555048 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ziva
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:17 AM
Concerto for 2 Clarinets in E-Flat Op 35
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet; Julian Bliss, clarinet
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Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 79786 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:44 AM
Three Idylls
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Composer : Frank Bridge (arr. Lucas Drew)
Catalog : 3263 CD
Conductor : Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Label : Delos
11:00 AM
Petite Suite de Concert
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 55 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
11:17 AM
Florida Suite
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in D Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
12:16 PM
Burleske Op 11
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 56364 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:38 PM
Symphony No. 2 in C Op 42 "Ocean"
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220449 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
2:00 PM
Mathis der Maler -Symphony
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Composer : Paul Hindemith
Catalog : 55230 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:30 PM
Hungarian Dance No. 2 in d
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 54753 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:35 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 19
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 46053 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
The White Peacock
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:09 PM
Idyll for String Orchestra
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 2417 CD
Conductor : Gregory Rose
Orchestra : London Jupiter Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:42 PM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 86549 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Symphonic Variations Op 78
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 54320 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:29 PM
LE PROPHETE: Coronation March
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Composer : Giacomo Meyerbeer
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:36 PM
DINORAH: Ombra leggiera
Artist : Anna Moffo, soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Meyerbeer
Catalog : 63530 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Rome Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:45 PM
Mlada suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
LA BOHEME Fantasy for Orchestra
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini (arr. Palmer)
Catalog : 49552 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:21 PM
Poem for Flute & Orchestra
Artist : Joseph Mariano, flute
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 434307 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
5:30 PM
PAGLIACCI: Intermezzo
Artist : Ruggiero Leoncavallo, piano
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Composer : Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Catalog : 106188 CD
Label : Teldec
5:37 PM
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 63053 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:43 PM
Rossiniana: Suite for Orchestra
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 41 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg

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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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