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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February 25, 2013

6:06 AM
Violin Concerto in b
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 87733 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:19 AM
Concerto a 6 - Trumpet in C
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:29 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
6:41 AM
Theme and Variations in G
Artist : Karl-Otto Hartmann,bassoon
Album :
Composer : Antonin Reicha
Catalog : 170021 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
7:06 AM
Polonaise in C Op 49
Artist :
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 47505 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Boy Scouts of America
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:19 AM
Suite Espanola: No. 5 Asturias Op 47
Artist : Xuefei Yang, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 70714 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Suite No. 2 in F Op 28
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : Central Band of the Royal A.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:40 AM
Caprice Basque Op 24
Artist :
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 1226 CD
Orchestra : American String Project
Label : MSR
7:48 AM
Marcha Triunfal y Final de Opera
Artist :
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:06 AM
Finlandia Op 26
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 572705 CD
Conductor : Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:16 AM
Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Wolfgang Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Wojciech Rajski
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : ClassicTal
8:26 AM
Overture on Russian Themes Op 28
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 46013 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : ZYX Music
8:39 AM
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5149 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
8:46 AM
Bergensiana:Rococo Variations on an old
Artist :
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
9:06 AM
Sinfonia in C
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:16 AM
Guitar Concerto in e Op 56
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Francesco Molino
Catalog : 426263 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
9:42 AM
Symphony (No. 2) in D
Artist :
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Composer : Simon Le Duc
Catalog : 777219 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Label : CPO
10:00 AM
Historic Scenes Suite II Op 66
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6591 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:20 AM
Symphony No. 1 in C
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 550928 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
10:47 AM
Wind Quintet No. 14 in f Op 99
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Reicha
Catalog : 267 CD
Orchestra : Westwood Wind Quintet
Label : Crystal
11:30 AM
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Scenes Italiennes
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Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 550087 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
12:21 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in c Op 18
Artist : Yuja Wang, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 15338 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:56 PM
Francesca da Rimini Op 32
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 9037 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stadium SO of New York
Label : Everest
1:21 PM
Symphony in D
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 557908 CD
Conductor : Piero Bellugi
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
Beni Mora (Oriental Suite) Op 29
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 5086 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:18 PM
Symphony No. 2 Op 16
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 220623 CD
Conductor : Alan Gilbert
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : Da Capo
3:00 PM
Egmont Overture Op 84
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 42103 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : CBS/Sony
3:11 PM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Op 103
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 4758764 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
3:40 PM
Variations on a theme in Ancient Style Op 30
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Album :
Composer : Carlos Salzedo
Catalog : 80581 CD
Label : Telarc
4:06 PM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 2
Artist :
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 1007 CD
Conductor : Christopher Lyndon Gee
Orchestra : Australian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Omega
4:28 PM
JEANNE D’ARC, MAID OF ORLEANS: 3 Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 11169 CD
Conductor : Thomas G. Leslie
Orchestra : UNLV Wind Orchestra
Label : Klavier
4:43 PM
JEANNE D’ARC, MAID OF ORLEANS: Joan’s
Artist : Dolora Zajick, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 80557 CD
Conductor : Charles Rosekrans
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:51 PM
Waltz from Delibe’s Naila
Artist : Ilona Prunyi, piano
Album :
Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 31910 CD
Label : Hungaroton
5:06 PM
HMS Pinafore: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 80374 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:12 PM
Natoma: Selections
Artist :
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Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 559027 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
5:29 PM
Carnival of the Animals
Artist : Hugh Downs, narrator
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 68131 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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Ten Amazing Philadelphia-Area Music Teachers
6:10 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents: Ovation Award Finalists!

Elizabeth Kaderabek

Ten music educators from the Delaware Valley will be honored by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) during their Annual Festival Concert at the Kimmel Center on June 1st for "inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education."

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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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