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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Playlist

January 09, 2013

6:06 AM
MACBETH: Act III: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62651 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:18 AM
Adagio and Rondo for clarinet and orch
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 223431 CD
Conductor : Gernot Schmalfuss
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:29 AM
Symphony in G
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Composer : Frederick the Great
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Helicon
6:40 AM
Concerto in G
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
Sonata for Trumpet and Strings in D
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
7:14 AM
Joyce’s 71 N.Y. Regiment March
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Composer : Thornton Boyer
Catalog : 96197 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Distant Land
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Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 1821 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:27 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Op 21
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 61975 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:41 AM
Overture No. 2 in A
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:49 AM
Keyboard Concerto in d
Artist : Christophe Rousset,harpsichord
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 125 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : Ambroisie
8:06 AM
Estudiantina Op 191
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Composer : Emile Waldteufel
Catalog : 5264 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
8:14 AM
Valse-Scherzo in C Op 34
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 457064 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Morris Dance Tunes
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
8:39 AM
Concerto for 2 tenor recorders & strings in a
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 77367 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Koln
Label : Deut Harmo
8:49 AM
Notturno No. 8 in G
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999741 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
9:06 AM
Land of the Mountain and the Flood Op 8
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Composer : Hamish MacCunn
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
9:16 AM
Reflections on a Scottish Folk Song
Artist : Paul Watkins, cello
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Composer : Richard Rodney Bennett
Catalog : 10389 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:44 AM
Divertimento No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1035 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Norske Kammerorkester
Label : Simax
10:00 AM
MAY NIGHT overture
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572788 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:10 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 23
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 446673 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : Symphonie-Orchester des Bayeri
Label : Philips
10:44 AM
Canzone Op 55
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 60757 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:54 AM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 38468 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:27 AM
Death and Transfiguration Op 24
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 7890 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:07 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
12:17 PM
A Night on Bald Mountain
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 4776198 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:32 PM
Far from the Madding Crowd: Suite
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Composer : Richard Rodney Bennett
Catalog : 6018 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Silva
12:50 PM
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Final Chorus-In Deepest Grief
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 413613 CD
Conductor : Karl Richter
Orchestra : Munich Bach Choir & Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:58 PM
Introduction and Rondo Brillante in A Op 56
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
1:14 PM
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR: Chi mi frena in tal momento - sextet
Artist : Carlo Bergonzi, Beverly Sills, Justino Diaz, Patricia Kern, Piero Capucilli, Adolf Dallapozza
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 471250 CD
Conductor : Thomas Schippers
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Westminste
1:37 PM
Piano Concerto in G
Artist : Yundi Li, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 10175 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
1:45 PM
Variations on a Dublin Air
Artist : Ralph Holmes, violin
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8386 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:01 PM
TANNHAUSER: Entry of the Guests
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 47296 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony & Chorus
Label : Angel/EMI
2:11 PM
Vespers: Psalm 113
Artist : The Crossing
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Composer : Kile Smith
Catalog : 5809 CD
Conductor : Donald Nally
Orchestra : Piffaro Renaissance Band
Label : Navona
2:21 PM
Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Op 28
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 11161 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : Klavier
2:32 PM
Pavane Op 50
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 423089 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:40 PM
Musica proibita
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Stanislao Gastaldon
Catalog : 44942 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
2:46 PM
Cello Concerto in A
Artist : Balazs Mate, cello
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 31337 CD
Orchestra : Concerto Armonico Budapest
Label : Hungaroton
3:00 PM
Prelude to Oedipus Tyrannus
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Composer : John Knowles Paine
Catalog : 49263 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Klein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:11 PM
Symphony No. 3 in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 412176 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
3:39 PM
Othello Overture Op 93
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 91144 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1in F
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69877 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
4:29 PM
Concert Fantasy on Gounod’s Op 5
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572216 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:43 PM
FAUST: Jewel Song: Air des bijoux
Artist : Maria Callas, soprano
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 96341 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Orch. of Soc. of Cons. Conc.
Label : Angel/EMI
4:50 PM
Finnish Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Robert Kajanus
Catalog : 9501 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
5:06 PM
Concert Overture in d Op 31
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Composer : Alexander Kopylov
Catalog : 1013 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : ASV
5:20 PM
From the Bohemian Forest: Silent Woods Op 68
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 57052 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:29 PM
Valse-Caprice
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
5:37 PM
From the Middle Ages in E Op 79
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 8804 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos

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Opera on WRTI
1:11 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, May 24, 1 PM

Soprano Patricia Racette sings Cio Cio San and tenor Stefano Secco sings Pinkerton in Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

Family, fortune, and honor—the geisha Cio-Cio-San forsakes them all for the callous American naval officer who calls her his "bride." But what she sees as a lifetime commitment, he treats as just a fleeting pleasure.

Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly features some of opera's most famous music, including Cio-Cio-San's heartbreaking "Un bel di" and the beautiful "Humming Chorus." It's Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy on WRTI. Saturday, May 24, 1 to 4 pm.

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Gianandrea Noseda Conducts The Philadelphians
12:42 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony, May 25, 1 PM

Canadian violinist James Ehnes is a Grammy winner and a Juilliard graduate. He plays the "Marsick" Stradivarius of 1715.

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast this Sunday at 1 pm opens with a collection of “Symphonic Fragments” from Alfredo Casella’s rarely performed opera La Donna Serpente (The Snake-Woman), based on an 18th-century fable-play by Carlo Gozzi, and is followed by one of Sergei Prok

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

A Freelance Classical Musician's Tell-All Memoir Becomes Amazon Series

Gael García Bernal plays the role of Rodrigo in the new Amazon Studios series, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE.

 

The way we watch television has altered radically in the past 10 years. So, too, has the classical music world. Yet now, as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, a musician's memoir written a decade ago is being adapted for television...but not for any traditional TV station.

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Opera on WRTI
6:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Verdi's OTELLO, May 17, 1 PM

Ana María Martínez sings Desdemona and Johan Botha sings the title role in Verdi's OTELLO.

A new season of broadcasts from the Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off on Saturday with Giuseppe Verdi's OTELLO. Get set for eight opera broadcasts on WRTI!

Jealousy, betrayal, and murder—Shakespeare's drama finds new dimension in Verdi's blazing and revealingly expressive music. Otello seems unbeatable on the battlefield, but he's powerless against his insidious henchman Iago, who convinces him that his innocent wife has been untrue. Saturday, May 17, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:15 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

A Stradivarius violin at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique, Paris, in 2009.
Patrick Kovarik AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 8:00 pm

The Stradivarius violin gets its name from master craftsman Antonio Stradivari. When he died in 1737, his secrets died with him: No one has ever been able to duplicate the sound of the violins or violas he made.

His instruments have taken on a mythical quality. Today they fetch millions of dollars at auctions; Sotheby's will soon auction off a viola that it expects to sell for $45 million.

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Creatively Speaking
12:48 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

A New Principal Guest Conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra

As Principal Guest Conductor, Stephane Deneve will be part of the creative planning process, and lead several subscription weeks, family programs, and summer concerts in Vail and Saratoga.

The Philadelphia Orchestra has named a Principal Guest Conductor for a three-year term beginning this fall. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on the appointment of the internationally known conductor Stephane Deneve, who has been a frequent guest since making his debut with the Orchestra in 2007.

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Chamber Orchestra of Philadlephia on WRTI
3:53 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

A Musical "Surprise" with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, May 18, 5 PM

Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn leads The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in two works on this month's Applause! broadcast. Benjamin Britten's tribute to his teacher, the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, will open the program. The work, written in 1937, brought Britten international attention. Also on the program, Franz Joseph Haydn's "Surprise Symphony." Dave Conant hosts. Sunday, May 18th, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI.

Program:

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Anonymous 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (But They're Doing It)

The vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 will disband after the 2015-16 concert season.
Dario Acosta

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 12:01 pm

In 1986, four women gathered in a casual setting to sing through a bit of medieval chant. Little did they know they were launching Anonymous 4, an a cappella ensemble that has spanned nearly 30 years, 20 albums, countless concerts and more than a millenium of music.

Today the group announced that the 2015-16 season will be its last together. But this isn't the first time Anonymous 4 has thought about calling it quits. The group bid a similar farewell in 2004.

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Creatively Speaking
7:41 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Graduation and Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance"- What's the Connection?

Although you may not realize that it was first composed as a military march, you’ll instantly recognize one of Sir Edward Elgar’s most popular works, "Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 in D," - especially the nearly two-minute middle section so commonly associated with graduation.  

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Creatively Speaking
7:26 am
Mon May 12, 2014

The Philadelphians and Yannick in Asia: Not Your Typical Tour

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The Philadelphia Orchestra is going deeper into China than ever before, into the Hunan province where modern arts centers have only existed for a few years, and out of Macao's air-conditioned casinos for outdoor performing amid the ruins of a cathedral. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns will be there every step of the way.

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