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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January 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto a quattro No. 6 in B-Flat
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Composer : Baldassare Galuppi
Catalog : 2116 CD
Conductor : Gianluca Capuano
Orchestra : Il Canto di Orfeo
Label : Avie
6:18 AM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens (arr. Nakariakov)
Catalog : 80651 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Teldec
6:30 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 6 in E-Flat
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
6:42 AM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 666562 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
7:06 AM
LE PRE AUX CLERCS: Overture
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 282 CD
Conductor : Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Dynamic
7:15 AM
March Triumphal
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Composer : Roland Forrest Seitz
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : USAF Tactical Air Command Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Sicilienne et Rigaudon
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 62692 CD
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Three-Cornered Hat Suite
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:40 AM
Concerto in a
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Composer : Charles Dieupart
Catalog : 447644 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:47 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 6008 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Mexico City Philharmonic
Label : ASV
8:06 AM
Italian Serenade in G
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Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 45416 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
8:15 AM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 81498 CD
Conductor : Eduardo Mata
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Spanish Lady Suite
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 7761 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
8:42 AM
Adriano in Siria: Overture
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 540 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Chandos
8:48 AM
Concertino for flute and orchestra in c
Artist : Imre Kovacs, flute
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Towards a New Life Op 35
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:13 AM
Idyll for String Orchestra
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 2417 CD
Conductor : Gregory Rose
Orchestra : London Jupiter Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:45 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in D
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553408 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Preciosa Overture Op 78
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:09 AM
Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat, K. 364
Artist : Josef Suk, violin; Thomas Kakuska, viola
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 7001 CD
Conductor : Joseph Suk
Orchestra : Suk Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vanguard
10:41 AM
Serenade for Strings in E-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 9063 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:14 AM
Pictures at an Exhibition
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Maurice Ravel)
Catalog : 7729 CD
Conductor : Eduardo Mata
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:06 PM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 471627 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:18 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 19
Artist : Richard Goode, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 480508 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Nonesuch
12:48 PM
Piano Trio in c Op 2
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 777470 CD
Orchestra : ATOS Trio
Label : CPO
1:05 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 4 From Bohemia’s Forests and Fields
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 80265 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Macal
Orchestra : Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:19 PM
Concerto for Orchestra
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Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 80620 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony
Label : Telarc
2:00 PM
Sinfonia No. 4 in A, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
2:13 PM
Ripening (Symphonic Poem) Op 34
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 59318 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:00 PM
Chevy Chace Overture
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Composer : George MacFarren
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Artist : Mari Kodama, piano
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Composer : Carl Loewe
Catalog : 26 CD
Conductor : Kent Nagano
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
3:44 PM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Yuval Waldman, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 85517 CD
Conductor : Johannes Somary
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Newport
4:06 PM
Harp Concerto in C
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
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Composer : F. A. Boieldieu
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:30 PM
THE TROJANS: Trojan March
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:36 PM
THE TROJANS: Ah je vais mourir... Adieu, fiere cite
Artist : Regine Crespin, soprano
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Paris National Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
Fantastic Scherzo Op 25
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 3166 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
5:06 PM
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 442427 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
5:19 PM
Valse di Bravura Op 33
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute; Kazunori Seo, flute
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Composer : Franz & Karl Doppler (arr. Lehto)
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
5:30 PM
Spellbound Concerto
Artist : Roderick Elms, piano
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Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 17 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Royal Philharmonic
5:47 PM
Captain Blood Film Score: Suite
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 471347 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn

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WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

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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