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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December 17, 2012

6:06 AM
Aladdin Overture
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Composer : Christian Frederik Horneman
Catalog : 9373 CD
Conductor : Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
6:17 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 37204 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:43 AM
Carmen Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 37260 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
La baronessa Stramba Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 225181 CD
Conductor : Allesandro Amoretti
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
Armed Forces Medley
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Composer : Richard Hayman
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops
Label : Telarc
7:18 AM
O magnum mysterium
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 80461 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
In Autumn Overture Op 11
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 86513 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:42 AM
Concerto No. 12 in C Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 550567 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:53 AM
Rondo on God rest you merry, gentlemen
Artist : Ian Hobson, piano
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Composer : Samuel Wesley
Catalog : 6594 CD
Label : Arabesque
8:06 AM
Im Fruhling Overture Op 36
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 469376 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:18 AM
Passacaille, Gigue and Minuet in G
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
Concerto Pastorale in G
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Composer : Johann Melchior Molter
Catalog : 8730 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta
8:42 AM
My Home Overture Op 62
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 45127 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:50 AM
Christmas Song (Chestnuts...)
Artist : Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Mel Torme
Catalog : 80226 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 6: Mazeppa
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:25 AM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : John Anderson, oboe
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 35 CD
Conductor : Ralf Gothoni
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Avie
9:48 AM
A Winter’s Tale Op 18
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
10:00 AM
Santa Claus, A Christmas Symphony
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Composer : William Henry Fry
Catalog : 559057 CD
Conductor : Tony Rowe
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:29 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 (after Scarlatti) in D
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
10:49 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 22
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 553517 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
11:15 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
11:38 AM
Wellington’s Victory (Battle Symphony) Op 91
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 426239 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
The Many Moods of Christmas- Suite No. 4
Artist : Robert Shaw Chorale
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Composer : Robert Russell Bennett
Catalog : 68805 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:21 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Op 15
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 8725 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : D. Gramphn
1:02 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758673 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
1:20 PM
Romeo and Juliet Op 55
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 553411 CD
Conductor : Vasily Jelvakov
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
Cakewalk Ballet after Gottschalk
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Composer : Hershy Kay
Catalog : 61501 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:28 PM
Songs from the Hill Folk
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : BosPops
2:39 PM
Christmas Eve suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 3055 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : Sanctuary
3:00 PM
I Wonder As I Wander
Artist : Musica Sacra
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 429732 CD
Conductor : Richard Westenburg
Label : D. Gramphn
3:06 PM
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Op 47 Kreutzer
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin; Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 56815 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:43 PM
Orchestral Trio in c Op 4
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553213 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Serenade of Carols
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : Carl Davis
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Threefold
4:23 PM
Caprice (after Saint-Saens)
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
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Composer : Eugene Ysaye
Catalog : 45482 CD
Conductor : Daniel Harding
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:34 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Peter Richard Conte, organ
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 49264 CD
Label : Gothic
4:42 PM
Wanderer Fantasy in C Op 15
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 1210 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Moscow State Philharmonic Orch
Label : MSR
4:55 PM
Away in a Manger
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 66087 CD
Conductor : Carmen Dragon
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
LA BELLE HELENE Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:16 PM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op 19
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 9313 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
5:33 PM
Concierto para una fiesta
Artist : David Russell, guitar
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Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 80459 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Naples Philharmonic
Label : Telarc

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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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