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.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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July 24, 2014

6:06 AM
Carnival Overture Op 92
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3392 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
6:17 AM
Saga of the Prairies (Prairie Journal)
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 61699 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:30 AM
IL TURCO IN ITALIA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
6:40 AM
Concerto in g Op 2
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Composer : Andrea Zani
Catalog : 98158 CD
Orchestra : Compagnia De' Musici
Label : Symphonia
7:06 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Op 7
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 50905 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti di Zagreb
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Second Regiment, Conn. Natl Guard March
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Composer : David Wallace Reeves
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
I PROMESI SPOSI: Sinfonia
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 2115 CD
Conductor : Silvano Frontalini
Orchestra : Minsk Philharmonic
Label : Bongiovann
7:28 AM
Concerto for lute and flute in F
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
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Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
7:41 AM
Serenade from the String Quartet in F Op 3
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45529 CD
Conductor : Lazar Gosman
Orchestra : Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:49 AM
Finlandia Op 26
Artist : Estonian National Male Choir
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 45589 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
SI J’ETAIS ROI (If I were King) Overture
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:14 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C Op 3
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999268 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:25 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 8947 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
8:39 AM
Norwegian Artists’ Carnival Op 14
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 45128 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:48 AM
Romance Op 11
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 7761 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
Sonata a Cinque in g Op 2
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
9:14 AM
Piano Quartet No. 1 in g
Artist : Peter Serkin, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1509 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:42 AM
Symphony Fragment in E
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 56165 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Overture No. 2 on Three Greek Themes in D Op 6
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220445 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
10:19 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 1415 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MSR
10:43 AM
Overture No. 1 in B-Flat
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Composer : Francesco Maria Veracini
Catalog : 439937 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:59 AM
Scherzo in A Op 10
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Composer : Alexander Kopylov
Catalog : 1013 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : ASV
11:13 AM
Suite No. 3 in G Op 55
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
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12:06 PM
Divertimento No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45471 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : Erato
12:20 PM
Piano Quintet in A Op 81
Artist : Peter Serkin, piano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 6731 CD
Orchestra : Orion String Quartet
Label : Arabesque
1:04 PM
Suite Modale for flute and strings
Artist : Alexa Still, flute
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 7063 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:19 PM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 13
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 441 CD
Conductor : Horia Andreescu
Orchestra : Roumainian Radio/TV Orchestra
Label : Olympia
2:00 PM
Concertante No. 1 for violin & harp
Artist : Susanna Mildonian, harp
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Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
2:23 PM
Symphony in e Op 31
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Composer : Ignaz Brull
Catalog : 9027 CD
Conductor : Marius Stravinsky
Orchestra : Belarussian State Symph Orch
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3:00 PM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45765 CD
Conductor : Alceo Galliera
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:14 PM
Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for cello
Artist : Truls Mork, cello
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 45664 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:39 PM
Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-Sharp Op 27 Moonlight
Artist : Peter Serkin, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 63668 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Jupiter Sinfonia Op 36
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Composer : Toivo Kuula
Catalog : 9605 CD
Conductor : Jorma Panula
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
4:13 PM
Grand Duo Concertante for vln.& dbl.bass in A
Artist : Ruggiero Ricci, violin
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Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 47661 CD
Conductor : Piero Bellugi
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:30 PM
Giselle: ballet suite
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:44 PM
LE POSTILLON DE LONJUMEAU: Mes amis,
Artist : Juan Diego Florez, tenor
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 20307 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
4:50 PM
Diptyque Mediterraneen Op 87
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
5:06 PM
MLADA: Procession of the Nobles
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
5:13 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 25
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:28 PM
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Suite
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Composer : Patrick Doyle
Catalog : 1381 CD
Conductor : Unknown Conductor
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Silva

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Donald Nally's Message to the Community
9:08 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

The Passing of The Crossing's Jeffrey Dinsmore

Tenor Jeffrey Dinsmore (1972-2014)

Jeffrey Dinsmore, co-founder and integral member of the Philadelphia choral ensemble The Crossing, died suddenly on April 14th in Los Angeles at age 42. The Crossing's conductor Donald Nally sent out this email message (below) about Jeff's passing. This is such a sad loss for Jeff's family and loved ones, and for everyone in Philadelphia's choral community.

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Creatively Speaking
9:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

The Don Is Back!

Opera Philadelphia's production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI opens on April 25 at the Academy of Music.

Don Juan, one of fiction's most infamous scoundrels, returns to the opera stage in Philadelphia next week.  As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, Opera Philadelphia's latest production is also a showcase for singers who learned their craft in the city.

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Classical CD Selections
6:03 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Check Out These Classical New Releases!

WRTI's Mark Pinto, your host for the Classical New Releases show, has several newly released CDs to recommend for your listening pleasure...

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
2:01 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Easter Sunday at 1 PM

J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion originally premiered on Good Friday in 1727.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts one of the supreme monuments in Western music, and the work that initiated the great rediscovery of Bach’s music when the 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn conducted it in Berlin in 1829 – the St. Matthew Passion.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:32 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted

Look, Ma! Behind our backs!
Courtesy of the artists

A German quartet calling themselves the Salut Salon is surging in social media right now with a bout of one-upwomanship that mixes together music, acrobatics and some good slapstick timing.

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Honoring Marcel Farago on April 17
12:52 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago

Cellist and composer Marcel Farago

Tune in on Thursday, April 17th during the 1 pm hour for a very special 90th birthday tribute to a very special musician and composer. Marcel Farago, longtime cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra (1955 to 1994) composed In Memoriam in 1989, dedicated to his wife Adele who died in 1988. Ricardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra premiered the work in the same year. Join us to hear Marcel Farago's In Memoriam as we celebrate his 90th.

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Creatively Speaking
2:07 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Exploring PA's Historic Coal-Mining Culture...Through Song

Composer Julia Wolfe's ANTHRACITE FIELDS is a Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia commision.

The Mendelssohn Club Choir is mounting its biggest-ever production later this month with the premiere of Anthracite Fields by the cutting-edge composer Julia Wolfe, who is exploring the coal-mining culture in her Pennsylvania roots. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns met with her...inside a coal mine. 

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Opera on WRTI
7:08 am
Sat April 12, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: Giordano's ANDREA CHENIER, April 12, 1 PM

Soprano Patricia Racette sings Maddalena, and tenor Marcelo Alvarez sings the title role in ANDREA CHENIER.

After their powerful pairing in Il Trovatore, Marcelo Álvarez and Patricia Racette reunite in Giordano’s melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet and an aristocratic lady, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Saturday, April 12, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.

Synopsis

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:07 am
Sat April 12, 2014

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas.
Library of Congress

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 10:55 am

Conducting Gustav Mahler's First Symphony is an exhilarating and demanding task. Although it's one of his shortest symphonies (at about 55 minutes), it is an epic journey that requires countless hours of analysis and examination of the score. Still, it is a thrilling process to peel back and reassemble the many layers of Mahler's music.

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Happy Easter!
12:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Bach's St. John Passion for Good Friday on WRTI

Valentin Radu conducts the Philadelphia-based Ama Deus Ensemble with soloists in this performance of The Passion According to St. John.

Join WRTI on Good Friday at noon, for a complete performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion, a work written for Good Friday Vespers service of 1724 in Leipzig. This performance was recorded in concert on Good Friday in 2013 in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center.

Valentin Radu conducts his Ama Deus Ensemble and features soprano Megan Monaghan, alto Jody Kidwell, tenor Kenneth Garner, and bass-baritone Kevin Deas, and The Philadelphia Boys Choir. This performance is sung in English.

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