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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November 28, 2012

6:06 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 1
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Holst)
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
6:15 AM
Concerto grosso in B-Flat
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
The Planets, Op 32: Jupiter
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 47417 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:44 AM
Symphony No. 40 in F
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557093 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Scherzando No. 1 in F
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Pathfinder of Panama
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 80266 CD
Conductor : Ainslee Cox
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : New World
7:18 AM
Le Banjo (Grotesque Fantasie) Op 15
Artist : Ruskin Cooper, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 2584 CD
Label : Centaur
7:28 AM
Emperor Waltz Op 437
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 971016 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Komische Oper
Label : Vision
7:43 AM
Solomon: Ouverture
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2569 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : ATMA
7:52 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in D
Artist : Maurice Andre, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giuseppi Torelli
Catalog : 47311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
ROLAND Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Jean-Baptiste Lully
Catalog : 5150 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : Naive
8:12 AM
Concerto Grosso in D
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
8:28 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:43 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4775789 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
SIEGFRIED: Forest Murmurs
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 410137 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 5 in b
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
9:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 7141 CD
Conductor : Jonathan Nott
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Tudor
9:47 AM
Potpourri for clarinet and Orchestra in F Op 80
Artist : Ernst Ottensamer,clarinet
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Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 550688 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 4 in D
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:23 AM
Symphony No. 7 in C Le Midi
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:48 AM
Six Variations for Violin and Guitar Op 63
Artist : Monica Huggett, violin; Richard Savino, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 7591 CD
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:03 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, string in G
Artist :
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
11:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73
Artist : Helene Grimaud, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9840 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : D. Gramphn
12:07 PM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 433074 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:19 PM
Rondo in a, K. 511
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412122 CD
Label : Philips
12:32 PM
Vocalise Op 34
Artist : Anna Moffo, soprano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff/arr. Dubensky
Catalog : 63669 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : American Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:44 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
12:56 PM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d
Artist : Jeanne Lamon, violin; Linda Milsted, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 66265 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
1:14 PM
The Secret Agent Filmscore
Artist :
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Composer : Philip Glass
Catalog : 8727 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta
1:19 PM
Suite Gothique Op 25
Artist : Dave Wagner, organ
Album :
Composer : Leon Boellmann
Catalog : 961114 CD
Label : Voyager
1:34 PM
GIANNI SCHICCHI: O Mio Babbino Caro
Artist : Montserrat Caballe, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:41 PM
Crisantemi for strings
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 57159 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:45 PM
Lento
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Composer : Howard Skempton
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : Mark Wigglesworth
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : NMC
2:02 PM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Prelude
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 49797 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:09 PM
Thunder & Lightning Polka Op 324
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:14 PM
Gymnopedies
Artist : Linda Burman-Hall, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 1097 CD
Label : MSR
2:24 PM
DIE TOTE STADT: Marietta’s Lied
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 1863 CD
Conductor : Stephen Barlow
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:32 PM
Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-Sharp Op 27 Moonlight
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 37219 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:47 PM
Dances with Wolves: Suite
Artist : Louise DiTullio, flute
Album :
Composer : John Barry
Catalog : 1194 CD
Conductor : Ronald Royer
Orchestra : Sinfonia Toronto
Label : Cambria
2:55 PM
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese
Artist : Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; William Bolcom, piano
Album :
Composer : William Bolcom
Catalog : 55830 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Langsamer Satz
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Composer : Anton Von Webern (arr. Schawarz)
Catalog : 3121 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:16 PM
BORIS GODUNOV: Symphonic Synthesis
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Leopold Stokowski)
Catalog : 557645 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:43 PM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Ivan Zenaty, violin
Album :
Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 920265 CD
Conductor : Oldrich Vlcek
Orchestra : Virtuosi of Prague
Label : Discover
4:06 PM
Harp Concerto Op 182
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
Album :
Composer : Carl Reinecke
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
4:30 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2549 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
4:45 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Zsolt Hamar
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : BudapestMu
5:06 PM
Carnival Overture Op 92
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Water Lily
5:18 PM
Capriccio Diabolico
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensembl
Label : Concord
5:30 PM
Grand Variations on Rule Britannia Op 116
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:47 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2214 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class

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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!

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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

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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

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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
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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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