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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Playlist

February 12, 2013

6:06 AM
Masquerade Suite
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 11005 CD
Conductor : Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra : Moscow Radio Symphony Orches.
Label : Russian
6:25 AM
Tarentelle in G Op 33
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Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 495021 CD
Orchestra : Philharmonic Cellists
Label : Orfeo
6:30 AM
Huvinaytelmaalkusoitto (Comedy Overture) Op 53
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Composer : Leevi Madetoja
Catalog : 9036 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
6:41 AM
Capriccio Espagnol Op 34
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 434308 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:06 AM
DON PASQUALE Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:14 AM
Olympia Hippodrome March
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Composer : Russell Alexander
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:19 AM
Pavane Op 50
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 423089 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 4 in A, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 3176 CD
Conductor : John Hsu
Orchestra : The Vivaldi Project
Label : Centaur
7:42 AM
Marche triomphale et Pompiere
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 802 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Rhenanie-Palatinate Philharm.
Label : Cybelia
7:49 AM
Petite Suite
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 391381 CD
Conductor : Jean-Bernard Pommier
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
Son & Stranger Overture Op 89
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Concertino a 7
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 1808 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
8:26 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 16 Military
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
8:39 AM
Catalonia - Suite Populaire
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 1607 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Mexico City Philharmonic
Label : IMG-Pickwi
8:47 AM
Fantasie in f Op 226
Artist : Yaara Tal, piano; Andreas Groethuysen, piano
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Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 45936 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Franz Xaver Dussek
Catalog : 572683 CD
Conductor : Aapo Hakkinen
Orchestra : Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:17 AM
Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Rosi & Toni Grunschlag, pianos
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Composer : Jan Ladislav Dussek
Catalog : 2635 CD
Conductor : Paul Angerer
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : Centaur
10:00 AM
Rhapsody in Blue (orig. 1924)
Artist : George Gershwin, piano (from a 1925 piano roll)
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 61697 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : Columbia Jazz Band
Label : CBS/Sony
10:15 AM
Carmen Ballet
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Composer : Rodion Shchedrin
Catalog : 3208 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Delos
11:00 AM
Lincoln Portrait
Artist : Gregory Peck narrator
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 478 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : London/Dec
11:17 AM
Grand Canyon Suite
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Composer : Ferde Grofe
Catalog : 66387 CD
Conductor : Felix Slatkin
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
LES PALADINS: 1. Ouverture
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 4759107 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : London/Dec
12:11 PM
String Quartet in C Op 76, No. 3 Emperor
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56166 CD
Orchestra : Alban Berg Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
12:37 PM
Symphonic Variations on an African Air Op 63
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
12:59 PM
Symphony No. 10 in e Op 93
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 3089 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Delos
2:00 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 94615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Rilling
Orchestra : Oregon Bach Festival Chmb Orch
Label : Hanssler
2:17 PM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73 Emperor
Artist : Helene Grimaud, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9840 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
The Enchanted Lake Op 62
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 80657 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
Meditations on Ecclesiastes
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Composer : Norman Dello Joio
Catalog : 7156 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Oregon Symphony
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:40 PM
Suite No. 4 for 2 pianos Op 62
Artist : Natalia Lavrova, piano; Vassily Primakov, piano
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 1001 CD
Label :
4:06 PM
Prelude to a Drama (1914)
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Composer : Franz Schreker
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Friedrich Cerha
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
4:27 PM
The Winegrower’s Bride
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
4:37 PM
Symphonic Variations Op 78
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 54320 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
A Winter Idyll
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 572914 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:17 PM
A Winter’s Tale Op 9
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 553703 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
5:33 PM
Petite Suite de Concert
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 55 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
5:49 PM
Forever Free-A Lincoln Chronicle
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Composer : Ulysses Kay
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Patricia Hoy
Orchestra : Northern Arizona Univ. Wind S
Label : NAUW

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

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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!

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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

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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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