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 26, 2012

6:06 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 8
Artist : Ronald Thomas,violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7124 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
6:15 AM
AIDA Overture (Prelude to Act I)
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 350214 CD
Conductor : Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra : Forum Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : EuropaMusi
6:30 AM
Romance Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 16 CD
Orchestra : London Concertante
Label : CMG
6:44 AM
Little Suite in a Op 1
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 4524862 CD
Conductor : Ulf Schirmer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : London/Dec
7:06 AM
Solemn March for Shakespeare Celebration
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
The Volunteers
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 303 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
LUISA MILLER Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2in B-Flat Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
7:43 AM
Chacony a 4 in g
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 557753 CD
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : Naxos
7:52 AM
Pan and the Birds Op 15
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
Album :
Composer : Jules Mouquet
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
Rob Roy overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 8316 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:18 AM
The Blue Bells of Scotland
Artist : David Starobin, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 9107 CD
Label : Bridge
8:28 AM
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8502 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:43 AM
Symphony in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999298 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:52 AM
Rondo for 2 pianos in C Op 73
Artist : Danielle Laval, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 71472 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Six Old Netherlandish Dances Op 46
Artist :
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Composer : Julius Rontgen
Catalog : 777255 CD
Conductor : David Porcelijn
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
9:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 32
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Xaver Scharwenka
Catalog : 82266 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Elan
9:49 AM
Le Rouet d’Omphale Op 31
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 70907 CD
Label : Ivory Clas
10:00 AM
Masquerade Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 63302 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 22 in a
Artist : Mark Kaplan, violin
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Viotti
Catalog : 6691 CD
Conductor : David Golub
Orchestra : Veneto/Padua Chamber Orchestra
Label : Arabesque
10:52 AM
In a Summer Garden
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 (after Scarlatti) in C
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
11:22 AM
Symphony No. 6 in D Op 146
Artist :
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Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 999836 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Label : CPO
12:06 PM
Overture No. 2 in G
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
12:15 PM
Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra Op 88
Artist : Guher & Suher Pekinel, pianos
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 9711 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:43 PM
Louisiana Story Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Virgil Thomson
Catalog : 5092 CD
Conductor : Siegfried Landau
Orchestra : Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
1:06 PM
Sinfonia in B
Artist :
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Composer : Fortunato Chelleri
Catalog : 213 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Label : ORF
1:17 PM
Piano Trio in B-Flat Op 99
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 89936 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Rhapsody Op 14
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
2:20 PM
Symphony No. 3 in C Op 32
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 423604 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
A LIFE FOR THE TSAR Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 1000166 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
3:12 PM
Fantasia on themes from Glinka’s
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 82266 CD
Label : Elan
3:27 PM
Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op 33
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 10483 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:45 PM
Marosszek Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 875 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Suite No. 1 Op 13
Artist :
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 553124 CD
Conductor : Jean-Yves Ossonce
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:32 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:42 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Pace, Pace Mio Dio
Artist : Birgit Nilsson, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 473794 CD
Conductor : Argeo Quadri
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : London/Dec
4:51 PM
Introduction & Allegro for piano & orch. in d Op 134
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 46272 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
TANCREDI Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Ralf Weikert
Orchestra : La Fenice orch.& Chor.(Venice)
Label : CBS/Sony
5:15 PM
The Red Violin Chaconne for violin and
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : John Corigliano
Catalog : 63010 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:35 PM
Ballade No. 2 in b
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 86522 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
5:53 PM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 70702 CD
Conductor : Paul Whiteman
Orchestra : ...and His Orchestra
Label : Ivory Clas

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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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