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 17, 2013

6:06 AM
ALESSANDRO NELL’INDIE Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 570279 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Twelve Days of Christmas
Artist : American Boychoir
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. John Rutter)
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : James Litton
Orchestra : Cathedral Symph. Orch., Newark
Label : Ocaso
6:23 AM
Marche Ecossaise
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 32106 CD
Conductor : Zoltan Kocsis
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : Hungaroton
6:31 AM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471627 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Symphonies pour un reposoir
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Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 1413 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:53 AM
What Child is This?
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 4756153 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:06 AM
Bourree Fantasque
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
The Black Horse Troop
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 137 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Washington Winds
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
7:28 AM
Kleiner Anzeiger - Galopp Op 4
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Composer : Joseph Hellmesberger II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:32 AM
Sing with Us of Christmas
Artist : Indiana U. Hoosier Singers
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Bruce Healey)
Catalog : 80538 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:43 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47206 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:51 AM
Scherzo (Sonatensatz) F.A.E. in c
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 57525 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:58 AM
I Wonder As I Wander
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Composer : John Jacob Niles
Catalog : 61373 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:17 AM
Solemn Overture in C
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:23 AM
Riu, riu, chiu
Artist : Chanticleer
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Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 8803 CD
Label : Chantcleer
8:27 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
8:41 AM
Sones de Mariachi
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Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
Marche Pontificale
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 457355 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
8:54 AM
Ave Maria
Artist : Vittorio Grigolo, tenor
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Composer : Giulio Caccini (arr. Richard Whilds)
Catalog : 78637 CD
Conductor : Fabio Cerroni
Orchestra : Roma Sinfonietta
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 6 Op 1
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Composer : Andrea Stefano Fiore
Catalog : 2010 CD
Orchestra : Isabella Leonarda Ensemble
Label : Concerto
9:15 AM
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Op 1
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60860 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
9:48 AM
Two Elegiac Melodies, Op 34
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 423060 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
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
10:28 AM
Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:47 AM
Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op 33
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:04 AM
Fantasy for clarinet and orchestra on Mozart’s La ci darem la mano
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 61976 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:17 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 32
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Composer : Franz Lachner
Catalog : 7004 CD
Conductor : Choo Hoey
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
12:06 PM
Sinfonia for strings & continuo in G
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 191 CD
Conductor : Gunther Wich
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : PhoenixEd
12:16 PM
String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Op 51
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 14106 CD
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
12:50 PM
Sweet Children- Pastorale
Artist : Kuhn Children’s Chorus
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Composer : Jakub Jan Ryba
Catalog : 110330 CD
Conductor : Jir¡ Chvala
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:56 PM
Ballade for piano and orchestra Op 19
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 8773 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:11 PM
Symphony No. 3 Lapland in f
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Composer : Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Catalog : 999632 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : CPO
2:00 PM
Waltz Fantasyin b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
2:09 PM
Symphony No. 6 in b Op 74 Pathetique
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1609 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
2:59 PM
LE CID: Ballet Music
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 2661
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:10 PM
Les Sylphides
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:39 PM
The Mountain King Bergakungen Op 37
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 585 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Serenade of Carols
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Composer : Various (arr. Morton Gold)
Catalog : 7931 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:21 PM
Preludes Book II: No. 12 Feux d’artifice
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 58045 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:28 PM
LA BELLE HELENE: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:38 PM
LA BELLE HELENE: Dis-moi, Venus
Artist : Regine Crespin, soprano
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4758243 CD
Conductor : Alain Lombard
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
4:44 PM
Concertino for horn & orch. in e Op 45
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Austrian Peasant Dances
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Composer : arr. Max Schoenherr
Catalog : 2677 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:17 PM
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fantasy
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Composer : Frank Churchill
Catalog : 4776121 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:27 PM
Kid Stuff
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Composer : Richard Hayman
Catalog : 6213 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:34 PM
Carnival of the Animals
Artist : Hugh Downs, narrator
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 68131 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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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