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 24, 2014

6:06 AM
Symphony in D, K. 95
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
6:19 AM
Water Music Suite No. 3 in G
Artist : Leslie Pearson, harpsichord
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758076 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:31 AM
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat
Artist : Bruce Atwell, horn
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Composer : Johann Joachim Quantz
Catalog : 3221 CD
Conductor : Jeffery Meyer
Orchestra : St Petersburg Chamber Phil
Label : Centaur
6:42 AM
Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite Op 56
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 46668 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 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
7:15 AM
The Royal Welch Fusiliers
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:19 AM
Adria Walzer
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
7:28 AM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
Artist : and Chorus
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 89 CD
Conductor : Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra : The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
7:41 AM
Tarantelle for flute, clarinet & orch Op 6
Artist : Susan Milan, flute; James Campbell, clarinet
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
7:49 AM
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in a, BWV 1065
Artist : Raymond Leppard, Andrew Davis, Philip Ledger, Blandine Verlet harpsichords
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
The Planets Op 32: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 417553 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Scena e Romanza
Artist : Wolfgang Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Wojciech Rajski
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : ClassicTal
8:26 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in c
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
8:40 AM
IDOMENEO Overture, K. 366
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:47 AM
Rhapsodie d’Auvergne Op 73
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49757 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Norsk Festouverture Op 16
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
9:17 AM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:34 AM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 Op 55
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:53 AM
Two Swedish Folk Tunes Op 27
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 18132 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Mill
Label : Lydian
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 4 in D, BWV 1069
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80619 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
10:19 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Ivan Zenaty, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 8001 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Stradivari
10:45 AM
Klavierstück No. 2 in E-Flat, D. 946
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 456061 CD
Label : Philips
10:56 AM
Late Swallows
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:09 AM
Aus Italien-Symphonic fantasy Op 16
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64350 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
German Dance Suite
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Composer : Johann Christoph Pez
Catalog : 2016 CD
Orchestra : Canadian Brass
Label : CBC(RCI)
12:15 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat
Artist : Mats Widlund, piano
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Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 9074 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Chandos
1:04 PM
Adagio con Variazioni for cello & orch
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 57052 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:20 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 11
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 415353 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 97033 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
2:10 PM
DON CARLO: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 572818 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:28 PM
MEFISTOFELE
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Arrigo Boito
Catalog : 80109 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
King Kristian II Suite Incidental Music Op 27
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 228 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
3:27 PM
Oboe Concertoin d
Artist : Joris van den Hauwe, oboe
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Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 31082 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : KOCHSchwan
3:39 PM
Solemn Overture on Russian Themes Op 7
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Composer : Sergey Liapunov
Catalog : 32105 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR State Academy Symph Orch
Label : MCA
4:06 PM
The Wood Dove Die Waldtaube Op 110
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 65 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
4:27 PM
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 8 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Medici
4:36 PM
Si tu m’amais
Artist : Franco Corelli, tenor
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Composer : Luigi Denza
Catalog : 64887 CD
Conductor : Franco Ferraris
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:42 PM
Funiculi, funicula
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Luigi Denza
Catalog : 10010 CD
Conductor : Anton Guadagno
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
4:47 PM
Rhapsodie espagnole
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Portrait of Galatea (1952)
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Composer : Romeo Cascarino
Catalog : 559266 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Philadelphia Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
5:19 PM
Fanfare & Allegro
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Composer : Clifton Williams
Catalog : 432009 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
5:27 PM
EL CAPITAN: Waltzes
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : ACC Heritage of America Band
Label : USAF
5:34 PM
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg Suite
Artist : Michel Legrand, piano
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Composer : Michel Legrand
Catalog : 35175 CD
Conductor : Michel Legrand
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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