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

November 13, 2012

6:06 AM
Oboe Concerto in a, RV 461
Artist : Alex Klein, oboe
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7003 CD
Conductor : Anthony Newman
Orchestra : New Brandenberg Collegium
Label : Cedille
6:16 AM
Sinfonia in A
Artist :
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553194 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Knight Templar Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 91079 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:44 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A, BWV 1055
Artist : David Fray, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 213064 CD
Conductor : David Fray
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:06 AM
Saltarello
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 550087 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
The Directorate
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Roumanian Folk Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 432005 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:28 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
7:42 AM
ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, K. 384: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
Concerto No. 11 in d Op 3, RV565
Artist : Kristina Mascher, horn; Kerry Turner, horn
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 1181 CD
Conductor : Dariusz Wisniewski
Orchestra : Sinfonietta Cracovia
Label : MSR
8:06 AM
BEATRICE AND BENEDICT Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:16 AM
Marien-Walzer (Maria Waltz) Op 143
Artist : Willi Boskovsky, violin
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 8015 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Boskovsky Ensemble
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410897 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:42 AM
Symphonyin A
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 570499 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 2in F Op 50
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471349 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64456 CD
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:20 AM
Piano Concerto No. 7 in F, K. 242 Lodron
Artist : Leonard Bernstein, Gold & Fizdale, pians
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 60598 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:46 AM
El Salon Mexico
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Karelia Overture Op 10
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:10 AM
Karelia Suite Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 39785 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:28 AM
Symphony in A
Artist :
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Composer : Friedrich Witt
Catalog : 572089 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
10:53 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in g Op 40
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 41 CD
Conductor : Jascha Horenstein
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chesky Rec
11:20 AM
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Op 21
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9334 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Adagio in g
Artist :
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Karl Ristenpart
Orchestra : Saar Chamber Orchestra
Label : Erato
12:18 PM
Piano Trio No. 2 in c Op 66
Artist : Nicholas Angelich, piano; Renaud Capucon, violin; Gautier Capucon, cello
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 58472 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
12:52 PM
Violin Sonata in a Op 4
Artist : Fabio Biondi, violin
Album :
Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 45588 CD
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:05 PM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Water Lily
1:22 PM
Symphony No. 6 in F Op 68 Pastoral
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429036 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Holberg Suite Op 40
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 60105 CD
Conductor : Scott Yoo
Orchestra : Metamorphosen
Label :
2:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in f Op 21
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 11654 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Artist :
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 2392 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
3:11 PM
Symphony No. 3 in C
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 1062 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Simax
3:43 PM
Intro and Dance of Salome Op 90
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220445 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto in C
Artist : Felicia Blumenthal, piano
Album :
Composer : Muzio Clementi
Catalog : 5111 CD
Conductor : Alberto Zedda
Orchestra : Prague New Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:28 PM
Navarra (Danza Espagnole) Op 33
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Alejandro Posada
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : CanaryClas
4:39 PM
La Rosa y el Sauce
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
Album :
Composer : Carlos Guastavino
Catalog : 12217 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : D. Gramphn
4:45 PM
Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite Op 57
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 550726 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
5:19 PM
Rondo Brilliant for piano and orchestrain E-Flat Op 29
Artist : Ian Hobson, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 6688 CD
Conductor : Ian Hobson
Orchestra : Sinfonia da Camera
Label : Arabesque
5:28 PM
London Calling- March
Artist :
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2112 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : ASV
5:33 PM
The Woman in White Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Laurence Roman)
Catalog : 58043 CD
Conductor : Simon Lee
Orchestra : The London Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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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

Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts is on the itinerary for The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2014 Asia Tour, as well as some very unusual venues.

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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