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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January 18, 2013

6:06 AM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 49463 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:16 AM
Overture in F
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:29 AM
Sonata
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:39 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : Jiri Valek, flute
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 1871 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Valek
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
7:06 AM
Jota de Pablo Op 52
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572216 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Dale Harpham
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
AIDA: Ballet music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 52489 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:26 AM
Bassoon Concerto in a
Artist : Martin Gatt, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6627 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
Imperial March Op 32
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:47 AM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Ballet Music
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
8:06 AM
MIGNON: Overture
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Composer : Ambroise Thomas
Catalog : 37240 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:16 AM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Bacchanale Op 47
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63412 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:26 AM
Symphony in D
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Composer : Frederick the Great
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Helicon
8:39 AM
Deux Morceaux Op 36
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Cesar Cui
Catalog : 91134 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:50 AM
Paganini Etude No. 2 La Capricciosa in E-Flat
Artist : Andre Watts, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 64599 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
ALI BABA: Overture
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Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 570398 CD
Conductor : Franco Petracchi
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:13 AM
Nights In the Gardens of Spain
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
Album :
Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 63070 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:36 AM
Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6579 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:00 AM
Brigg Fair
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:16 AM
Kaleydoskop: Orientale Op 50
Artist : Richard Naill, cello
Album :
Composer : Cesar Cui
Catalog : 1 CD
Label : Bard
10:21 AM
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in E Op 38
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Composer : Cesar Cui
Catalog : 223400 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
11:02 AM
Symphony No. 1 in d Op 13
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 75510 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Joyeuse Marche
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:11 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in c Op 56
Artist : Seta Tanyel, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Xaver Scharwenka
Catalog : 67365 CD
Conductor : Tadeusz Strugala
Orchestra : Radio Philharm. Hannover NDR
Label : Hyperion
12:54 PM
Passioni amorose for 2 dbl basses & orch
Artist : Thomas Martin, double bass
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 570398 CD
Conductor : Matthew Gibson
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:07 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 423626 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
1:19 PM
Petrouchka
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 74305 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
The Water Goblin (Symphonic Poem) Vodnik Op 107
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9391 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:23 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
Album :
Composer : John Field
Catalog : 80370 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
Fantasy for clarinet and orchestra on
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 61976 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:12 PM
Piano Quintet in E-Flat Op 16
Artist : James Levine, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 419785 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Label : D. Gramphn
3:40 PM
Harp (or Organ)Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Op 4
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:06 PM
Suite Pastorale
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 8852 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:36 PM
MARIA STUARDA: Ah! dal ciel discenda un
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 12818 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : D. Gramphn
4:42 PM
Poeme for Violin & Orchestra Op 25
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Ernest Chausson
Catalog : 47725 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Flemish Rhapsody (1931)
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Composer : Maurice Schoemaker
Catalog : 920101 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : Discover
5:17 PM
Drapa for large orchestra (1908)
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 395 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
5:30 PM
MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Un bel di vedremo
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 49552 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:36 PM
MADAMA BUTTERFLY Portrait
Artist : Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 154 CD
Label : Mode
5:52 PM
Miss Saigon Suite
Artist : and others
Album :
Composer : Claude-Michel Schonberg
Catalog : 80498 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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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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