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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June 12, 2013

6:06 AM
A London Overture
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Composer : John Ireland
Catalog : 8879 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:21 AM
Suite Espanola: No. 3 Sevilla Op 47
Artist : David Russell, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 80576 CD
Label : Telarc
6:29 AM
Concerto in e Op 3
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
6:39 AM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 432996 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
Armida Overture
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Composer : Antonio Salieri
Catalog : 223381 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:13 AM
The Beau Ideal
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 95163 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Norwegian Dance No. 1 Op 35
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9028 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
7:27 AM
La Caza del Joven Enrique -Gran overture
Artist : John Contiguglia, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Fantasy on Two Flemish Folksongs
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Composer : August de Boeck
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
7:50 AM
Four Irish Dances Op 126
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in b
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
8:17 AM
GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST: Introduzione
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 4759385 CD
Conductor : Franco Capuana
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : London/Dec
8:23 AM
GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST (La Fanciulla):
Artist : Joao Gibin, baritone
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64766 CD
Conductor : Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
8:27 AM
String Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 553161 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:40 AM
LA CENERENTOLA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 8015 CD
Conductor : Jonel Perlea
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vox/MMG
8:51 AM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Menuet des Follets
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 31017
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 572886 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
9:16 AM
A Downland Suite
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Composer : John Ireland
Catalog : 9376 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
9:36 AM
Old Norwegian Romance Op 51
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 86513 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:12 AM
Celtic Symphony for 6 harps and strings
Artist : ...and various soloists
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Composer : Sir Granville Bantock
Catalog : 66450 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Hyperion
10:34 AM
Concerto for Oboe and Strings
Artist : Brynjar Hoff, Oboe
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 19083 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Victoria
10:44 AM
Symphony No.103 in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
11:16 AM
Piano Concerto in g Op 33
Artist : Rudolf Firkusny, piano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 60781 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Danzas Fantasticas: Op 22
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Composer : Joaquin Turina
Catalog : 555955 CD
Conductor : Max Bragado Darman
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : Naxos
3:17 PM
Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:39 PM
Othello Overture Op 93
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 550600 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
La Princesse Jaune overture Op 30
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1016 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:14 PM
La Valse
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 432003 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:28 PM
Trio Sonata No. 2 in F
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 648 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
4:39 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14 in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
4:52 PM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat
Artist : Bernard Garfield, bassoon
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47215 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:25 PM
Gunga Din
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Composer : Alfred Newman
Catalog : 223608 CD
Conductor : Richard Kaufman
Orchestra : Brandenburg Philharm. Potsdam
Label : MarcoPolo
5:43 PM
Wine, Women & Song Op 333
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 463667 CD
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Chamber Player
Label : D. Gramphn

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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)

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Creatively Speaking
9:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

The Don Is Back!

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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

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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

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Happy Easter!
12:00 pm
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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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