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 15, 2013

6:06 AM
Lyric Suite Op 54
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 86513 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:26 AM
Ciaccona
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Composer : Alessandro Piccinini arr. Bryan Johanson)
Catalog : 602 CD
Orchestra : Oregon Guitar Quartet
Label :
6:30 AM
Das Liebesverbot: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 56165 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:42 AM
Lady Radnor’s Suite
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 550331 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Symphony No. 4 in F
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 419631 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Right-Left
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Simon Murphy
Orchestra : New Dutch Academy Chamber Orch
Label : Pentatone
7:41 AM
Octet: Scherzo in E-Flat Op 120
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 935 CD
Conductor : Lev Markiz
Orchestra : Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
Label : Bis
7:47 AM
Six Old Netherlandish Dances Op 46
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Composer : Julius Rontgen
Catalog : 777255 CD
Conductor : David Porcelijn
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
8:06 AM
In Ireland Fantasy for flute,harp & orch
Artist : Colin Fleming, flute
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8321 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:17 AM
Concerto for trpt, 2 ob,str,co in D
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 3024 CD
Conductor : Arnie Roth
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Cham. Orch.
Label : FourWinds
8:28 AM
RIENZI: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
8:43 AM
Vardar, a Bulgarian Rhapsody Op 16
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Composer : Pantscho Vladigerov
Catalog : 777125 CD
Conductor : Horia Andreescu
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
8:51 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
Roman Carnival Overture Op 9
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
9:16 AM
Symphony No. 6 in D Le Matin
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 2908610 CD
Conductor : Petra Mullejans
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Harm Mundi
9:40 AM
Fountains of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 37676 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Patrie- Overture Op 19
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
10:13 AM
Variations and Capriccio on Marlborough, s’e, va-t-en guerre
Artist : Felicia Blumenthal, piano
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Composer : Georg Joseph Vogler
Catalog : 24 CD
Conductor : Alberto Zedda
Orchestra : Prague New Chamber Orchestra
Label : Brana
10:37 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, bassoon, strings in D
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1113 CD
Orchestra : Hanoverian Ensemble
Label : MSR
10:49 AM
Sheherazade: Overture de Feerie
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 572887 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
11:04 AM
Symphony No. 1 in g Op 13 Winter Daydreams
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 97033 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
GIOVANNA D’ARCO Overture JOAN OF ARC
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
12:15 PM
Piano Concerto in E Op 59
Artist : Markus Pawlik, piano
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Composer : Moritz Moszkowski
Catalog : 553989 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
12:56 PM
Allegro for Piano-4 Hands in a Op 144, D. 947 Lebensturme
Artist : Christoph Eschenbach, piano; Justus Frantz, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
1:15 PM
Symphony Concertante in E-Flat Op 7
Artist : Jiri Zilak, violin; Jan Motlik, viola
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Composer : Chevalier de Saint-George
Catalog : 9987 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Preisler, Jr.
Orchestra : Pilsen Radio Orchestra
Label : Avenira
1:31 PM
Negro Folk Symphony
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Composer : William Dawson
Catalog : 4776502 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : American Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 2 Op 35
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 7036 CD
Conductor : David Amos
Orchestra : Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
2:24 PM
Piano Concerto in F
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 47161 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Concerto No. 3 for oboe or trumpet & stin B-Flat Op 7
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
3:10 PM
Symphony No.104 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5200 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
3:41 PM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto, BWV 1043) in d
Artist : Lara St. John, violin; Scott St. John, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 131 CD
Orchestra : New York Bach Ensemble
Label : Ancalagon
4:06 PM
Symphony in C, P. 221
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 777351 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : CPO
4:29 PM
RIGOLETTO: La donna e mobile
Artist : Alfredo Kraus, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 61440 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:33 PM
RIGOLETTO: Gualtier Malde...Caro Nome
Artist : Beverly Sills, soprano
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 86317 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:42 PM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64342 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Ruy Blas Overture Op 95
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 10, No. 1
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Album :
Composer : Charles-Valentin Alkan
Catalog : 66717 CD
Conductor : Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
5:30 PM
Sursum Corda Op 11
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6544 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
5:40 PM
Five Meditations for Orchestra
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Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 1821 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec

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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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