Classical Through the Night on HD-2

Monday though Saturday, 10 pm to 6 am; Sunday, 11 pm to 6 am on HD-2 and the Classical Stream
  • Hosted by Peter Van de Graaf, heard on HD-2 and the classical stream

Host Peter Van de Graaff draws music selections from all eras, but focuses on works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. While focusing on the standards of the repertoire, the show goes beyond that and draws from the rich and varied music that comprises all of what we call "classical music," shared in an interesting manner. 

Playlist

February 11, 2016

12:00 AM
Symphony in A, R 160
Artist : Israel Chamber Orch/Shlomo Mintz
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Musicmasters
12:05 AM
Short Symphony
Artist : San Francisco Sym/Michael Tilson Thomas
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : RCA
12:20 AM
Song, Alone
Artist : Barbara Bonney, s Malcolm Martineau, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Onyx
12:22 AM
Solo Violin Sonata 1 in g, BWV 1001
Artist : Monica Huggett, v
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Virgin
12:40 AM
Solo Clarinet Sonata, Op 41
Artist : Jean Johnson, cl
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Avie
12:54 AM
Solo Cello Sonata
Artist : Terry King, vc
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Music & Arts
1:00 AM
Copplia
Artist : Lyon Opra Orch/Kent Nagano
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Erato
1:05 AM
Jeux (Pome dans)
Artist : Finnish Radio Sym Orch/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Virgin
1:21 AM
Song, Seligkeit, D 433
Artist : Judith Raskin, s George Schick, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Sony
1:23 AM
Variations on a French Song, D 624
Artist : Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Sony
1:36 AM
Kakadu Variations, Op 121a
Artist : Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Album : Ludwig van Beethoven * Trios for Piano, Violin and Cello * Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Composer :
Label : Phoenix Edition
1:53 AM
Deutsche Volkslieder (1894)
Artist : Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, s Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, br Gerald Moore, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : EMI/Ang
2:00 AM
Cello Sonata 1 in d
Artist : David Geringas, vc Edgar Krapp, o
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Eurodisc
2:05 AM
Violin Concerto in a, D 113
Artist : Enrico Gatti, v Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Harmonia Mundi
2:21 AM
Clavier Sonata in d, Kk 32 (L 423)
Artist : John Browning, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Musicmasters
2:23 AM
Piano Concerto 1 in b-flat, Op 23
Artist : Martha Argerich, p Bavarian Radio Sym Orch/Kiril Kondrashin
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Phi
2:55 AM
A Dieu commant amouretes
Artist : The Dufay Collective
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Chandos
3:00 AM
Tarantelle in B
Artist : Nicholas Walker, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : ASV
3:05 AM
Deux Morceaux, Op 36
Artist : Steven Isserlis, vc Chamber Orch of Europe/Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Virgin Classics
3:14 AM
String Trio in G
Artist : Alexander Detisov & Alexander Polonsky, v’s Alexander Osokin, vc
Album : Borodin * Chamber Music * Moscow Trio * Moscow String Quartet
Composer :
Label : Brilliant Classics
3:33 AM
Song, When I but hear your voice
Artist : Olga Borodina, ms Larissa Gergieva, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Phi
3:34 AM
Khovanshchina
Artist : Berlin Phil/Claudio Abbado
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Sony
3:41 AM
Sadko (1894-6)
Artist : San Francisco Sym Orch/Pierre Monteux
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : RCA
3:53 AM
25 Preludes, Op 64
Artist : Margaret Fingerhut, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Cui
Conductor : N/A
Label : Chandos
4:00 AM
Fantasia on Greensleeves
Artist : Eaken Piano Trio
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Naxos
4:05 AM
Falstaff (Symphonic Study in c), Op 68
Artist : BBC Sym/Sir Andrew Davis
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Teldec
4:40 AM
Mr Paisible’s Airs in the Comedy The Humours of Sir John Falstaff
Artist : London Oboe Band/Paul Goodwin
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Harmonia Mundi
4:42 AM
Falstaff, ossia Le Tre Burle
Artist : London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Chandos
4:46 AM
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Artist : Hall Orch/Sir John Barbirolli
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : EMI
4:54 AM
Syncopation
Artist : Robert Zimanski, v Gerard Wyss, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Harmonia Mundi
5:00 AM
Six Norwegian Mountain Melodies
Artist : Einar Steen-Nokleberg, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Naxos
5:05 AM
Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op 22
Artist : CSR Sym/Stephen Gunzenhauser
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Naxos
5:23 AM
Three Preludes (1926)
Artist : Vista Trio
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Vision Records
5:25 AM
On the Sea
Artist : Malcolm Frager, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : New World
5:29 AM
La Mer
Artist : Philadelphia Orch/Riccardo Muti
Album : N/A
Composer : Debussy
Catalog : N/A
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Label : EMI
5:55 AM
Six Melodies (1950)
Artist : Gidon Kremer, v Naoko Yoshino, h
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Phi

The dazzling Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski performs Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini this Sunday, February 14th from 1 to 3 pm on WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast, recorded live this past November.


When the young Robert Schumann fell in love with his piano teacher’s daughter, Clara, her father was not pleased and tried to keep them apart. How did they keep their passion alive? WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.  


The recording industry gives out the GRAMMY Awards, and WRTI’s Kile Smith looks at the classical categories, which include some local names.


Before Richard Strauss, before Richard Wagner, more than Hansel and Gretel, and even more than Mozart, the most German opera is, and always will be, Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber.

Spheres, of sorts, are in line for Now Is the Time, Saturday, January 23rd at 9 pm. A solo piano chases itself canonically in all in due time by Nils Vigeland; Jenny Q Chai is the pianist. The Infinite Sphere is the name Lawrence Dillon gives to his Fourth String Quartet. He spins rondos and rounds within two movements, hailing a Blaise Pascal quote: “Infinite sphere, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”

It’s an odd name for an odd work that almost wasn’t written. But it premiered 72 years ago this week, and as WRTI’s Kile Smith reports, this piece by Paul Hindemith is one of the most popular orchestral works of the 20th century.


New is the word of the day on Now Is the Time, Saturday, January 9th at 9 pm. David Ludwig set The New Colossus, the famous words by Emma Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty, after 9/11, and its timeless message always resonates. From David Starobin’s New Music with Guitar, Vol. 8 is the always smart and attractive music of Paul Lansky; we’ll hear his Partita. James Primosch gets down with “Daddy-O’s New Groove,” the last movement from his Sonata-Fantasia for piano and synthesizer, here played by the brilliant (and Grammy®-Award winning) Lambert Orkis.

At the beginning of a new year, consider the beginning of American orchestral music. George Frederick Bristow was the first American-born composer to succeed with that transplanted European institution, the symphony orchestra.

WRTI invites you to experience The Crossing chamber choir’s 2015 Christmas concert, The Crossing @ Christmas, recorded live on December 18th at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill.

This annual performance is known for creating an aura of tranquility, and has become a holiday tradition for many vocal music lovers throughout our region. You can hear this year’s concert on WRTI - on the radio or online - on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2 to 4 pm

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