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

December 12, 2012

6:06 AM
Die Furstensteiner Waltzes Op 28
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Composer : Benjamin Bilse
Catalog : 777341 CD
Conductor : Christian Simonis
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : CPO
6:16 AM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 623 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
6:30 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:44 AM
Lute Concerto in d
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
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Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Ruler of the Spirits Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 8766 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:15 AM
A Warrior Bold
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Composer : Frank Panella
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Caprice espagnole Op 37
Artist : Stephen Hough, piano
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Composer : Moritz Moszkowski
Catalog : 59509 CD
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:28 AM
String Symphony No. 2 in D
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:42 AM
IL FANATICO PER GLI ANTICHI ROMANI
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 570279 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:50 AM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 47600 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
FATINITZA: Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:14 AM
CENDRILLON: Suite
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 555986 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Jean
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Violin Concerto in d
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 87733 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
Coronation March for Alex III
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:47 AM
Concerto for Trombone
Artist : Eric Carlson, trombone
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 271 CD
Conductor : Arthur Chodoroff
Orchestra : Temple University Wind Symph.
Label : Albany
9:06 AM
Kikimora Op 63
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 442011 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:16 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in d Op 70
Artist : Joseph Banowetz, piano
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 223382 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
9:53 AM
Chant du Menestrel Op 71
Artist : Wen-Sinn Yang, cello
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 68025 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
10:00 AM
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
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Composer : Thomas Canning
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
10:14 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in a Op 9
Artist : Michael Korstick, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 777658 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
10:49 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 7: Festklange
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 33 CD
Conductor : Mark Ermler
Orchestra : USSR Ministry of Culture Symph
Label : Melodya
11:11 AM
Notturno Op 133
Artist : David Shostac, flute
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Composer : Salomon Jadassohn
Catalog : 3002 CD
Label : Resort
11:20 AM
Symphony in c
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 557991 CD
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:07 PM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 27 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Leighton Smith
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : Sheffield
12:16 PM
Alleluia & Fugue for string orchestra
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Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 3157 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
12:27 PM
Romeo & Juliet - excerpts
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 464726 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:45 PM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat, K. 16
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
12:57 PM
Symphony No. 2
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 553402 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
1:30 PM
Athalia: War March of the Priests Op 74
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 63304 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:38 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Op 10
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 56654 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:54 PM
LA BOHEME: D’onde lieta usci
Artist : Renata Tebaldi, soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 475397 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Saint Cecilia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:01 PM
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Artist : Jessye Norman, mezzo
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 432731 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Lyon Opera Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:07 PM
Scottish Fantasy Op 46 excerpts
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : HamptonRds
2:25 PM
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat, K. 447
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5737 CD
Conductor : Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:42 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
2:50 PM
Intro & Variations on Trockne Blumen in e Op 160
Artist : Barthold Kuijken, transv. flute; Luc Devos, fortepiano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 97125 CD
Label : Accent
3:00 PM
Symphonie Concertante for violin & cello in A
Artist : Eleonora Turovsky, violin; Yuli Turovsky, cello
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 8470 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
3:17 PM
Symphony No. 4 in g Op 14 Sinfonia Piccola
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999639 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
3:41 PM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in D Op 55
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 570360 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
RUSLAN AND LUDMILA: Dances
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 1000166 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
4:31 PM
The Hollow Men (1948) Op 25
Artist : Guy Few, trumpet
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Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 1201 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : MSR
4:42 PM
Prospice (1948)
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Composer : Romeo Cascarino
Catalog : 559266 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Philadelphia Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 68170 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:25 PM
A Varmland Rhapsody
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 553 CD
Conductor : Jun'ichi Hirokami
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
5:36 PM
Spartacus: Ballet Suite No. 1
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 949 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : ASV

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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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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
Tue June 17, 2014

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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.

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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