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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December 20, 2012

6:06 AM
The First Nowell
Artist : Choir Kings College, Cambridge
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 4759177 CD
Conductor : David Willcocks
Label : London/Dec
6:09 AM
Artaserse: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999963 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:18 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Christmas Night Medley
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Angela Morley
Catalog : 48232 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:43 AM
Konig Stephan Overture Op 117
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
6:50 AM
The First Nowell
Artist :
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Arthur Harris)
Catalog : 87771 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:56 AM
Suite No. 1: Marche Miniature Op 43
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
7:06 AM
Gloria, Rv 589: Et in Terra Pax
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 80458 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:15 AM
The White Rose (1917)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 301 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Fanfare and Elegy
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Francis D'Amico
Catalog : 464892 CD
Conductor : William Scheible
Orchestra : Ocean City Pops Orchestra
Label : Weston Snd
7:28 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in c
Artist :
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
7:43 AM
Light Cavalry Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:50 AM
Violin concerto in E, RV 270 Per il santissimo natale
Artist : Angele Dubeau, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 8730 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta
8:06 AM
American Eagle Waltz
Artist : Philip Collins, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:15 AM
Mysteres de Noel: Angel, San José y Nuestra Senora
Artist : Escolania/S.Cruz/los Caidos
Album :
Composer : Antonio Soler
Catalog : 35780 CD
Conductor : Jean-Michel Hasler
Label : Milan
8:28 AM
Soleriana, Suite for orchestra: Pastoral and Passepied
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 67435 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:38 AM
Joy to the World
Artist : Bach Choir
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 16092 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:43 AM
IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:51 AM
Riu, riu, chiu
Artist : José Lemos, countertenor
Album :
Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 90901 CD
Orchestra : The Baltimore Consort
Label : Dorian
8:54 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in A, K. 386
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80285 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
FLORIDANTE: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
9:08 AM
FLORIDANTE: March
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
9:16 AM
Noels sur les Instruments
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 90180 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : Dorian
9:33 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219 Turkish
Artist : Pamela Frank, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 72104 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Label : ArteNova
10:00 AM
Amahl and the Night Visitors:Dance Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
10:09 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in c Op 37
Artist : Annie Fischer, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 31493 CD
Conductor : Herbert Esser
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
10:47 AM
Symphony in D Op 18, No. 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
11:02 AM
The Many Moods of Christmas- Suite No. 1
Artist : Robert Shaw Chorale
Album :
Composer : Robert Russell Bennett
Catalog : 68805 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 2 in f-sharp, Op. 16
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 68904 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Warner Classics
12:06 PM
Rosamunde, D. 797 - incidental muisic
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 42489 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:33 PM
Gruss an die heilige Nacht Op 62
Artist : Berlin Philharmonic Choir
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 313013 CD
Conductor : Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : KOCHSchwan
12:53 PM
Piano Trio No. 1 (1923) Op 8
Artist : Lily Maisky, piano; Alissa Margulis, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 67051 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
1:08 PM
Symphony No. 2 ’The Four Seasons’ in f
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Henry Hadley
Catalog : 9124 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Bridge
2:00 PM
Concerto Pastorale in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Christoph Pez
Catalog : 90180 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : Dorian
2:19 PM
Triple Concerto in C Op 56
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4777244 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : S. Bolivar Youth Orch of Venz.
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
What Sweeter Music
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 1063 CD
Conductor : Craig Jessop
Label : MTC
3:08 PM
Firebird Suite (1945)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 64139 CD
Conductor : Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:40 PM
O magnum mysterium
Artist : Polyphony
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 11116 CD
Conductor : Stephen Layton
Label : HeartSpace
3:47 PM
A Winter Idyll
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 572914 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leon Jessel (arr. Morton Gould)
Catalog : 61685 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:12 PM
Five Carols
Artist : Cambridge Singers
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodney Bennett
Catalog : 901 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Label : Collegium
4:22 PM
Andante Religioso
Artist : Stephan Barratt-Due Jr.,violin
Album :
Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
4:30 PM
Solemn Overture Op 73
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:45 PM
Cherubic Hymn
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Dmitri S. Bortnyansky
Catalog : 11109 CD
Conductor : Vladislav Chernushenko
Orchestra : Leningrad Glinka St. Acad. Ch.
Label : HeartSpace
4:50 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 414079 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Canon in D
Artist : Benita Valente, soprano; Tatiana Troyanos, soprano
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel (arr. Rudel)
Catalog : 67080 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : New York City Opera Orchestra
Label : MusicMaste
5:14 PM
Children’s Corner
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy (orch. Andre Caplet)
Catalog : 444386 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:30 PM
L’Enfance du Christ: Shepherd’s Farewell
Artist : St.Anthony Singers
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 443401 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Goldsborough Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:42 PM
Silent Night
Artist : Vienna Choir Boys
Album :
Composer : Franz Gruber
Catalog : 5160 CD
Conductor : Peter Marschik
Orchestra : Vienna Studio Ensemble
Label : Capriccio
5:46 PM
Brother Heinrich’s Christmas
Artist : Cambridge Singers; Bryan Kay, narrator
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 115 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Collegium

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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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