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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July 12, 2013

6:06 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45932 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:18 AM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber (arr. Berlioz)
Catalog : 474250 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 violins in G, RV 516
Artist : Viktoria Mullova, violin; Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777466 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:40 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 1 Vysehrad
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3465 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
7:06 AM
DREAM ON THE VOLGA: Overture
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 554843 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Our Flirtations
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
THE CAPTURE OF KARS: Solemn March
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Leslie Lake)
Catalog : 3402 CD
Conductor : James Stobart
Orchestra : Locke Brass Consort
Label : CRD
7:28 AM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 80397 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:43 AM
Greetings to America Waltz
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223246 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:50 AM
Concerto No. 3 for oboe or trumpet & st in B-Flat Op 7
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Espana
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:14 AM
A Shropshire Lad
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 La Follia in d
Artist : Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 77010 CD
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
8:43 AM
MIGNON: Overture
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Composer : Ambroise Thomas
Catalog : 37240 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:51 AM
Pezzo Capriccioso, Morceau de concert Op 62
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 60758 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in a Op 2, No. 5
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
9:16 AM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : David Greed, violin
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
9:33 AM
Symphony in C Op 66
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Composer : Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos (Silhouettes) Op 23
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Composer : Anton Arensky (orch. by the composer)
Catalog : 8898 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
10:22 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 44
Artist : Salvatore Accardo, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
10:50 AM
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Op 81 Les adieux
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 60356 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:08 AM
The Pageant of St. Martin-in-the-Fields: Incidental Music
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
11:19 AM
Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 5043 Prague
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790728 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Occasional Suite in D
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
12:23 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 83
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 62695 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : RCA/BMG
1:16 PM
Kleine Kammermusik for 5 winds Op 24, No. 2
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Composer : Paul Hindemith
Catalog : 1062 CD
Orchestra : Philadephia Woodwind Quintet
Label : Boston
1:30 PM
Symphony No. 89 in F
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 94237 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Nocturne (Notturno) for piano trio in E-Flat Op 148, D. 897
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 2013 CD
Orchestra : Stuttgart Piano Trio
Label : Naxos
2:12 PM
Symphony No. 5 in e Op 64
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1198 CD
Conductor : Pierre Monteux
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdWelk
3:00 PM
Banks of Green Willow
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:08 PM
Piano Concerto (1922) in b
Artist : Peter Donohoe, piano
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 557731 CD
Conductor : Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
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
For the First Time
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman Philharmonia
Label : Mercury
4:27 PM
AIDA: Celeste Aida
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4776613 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
4:34 PM
Vienna, City of my Dreams
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Rudolf Sieczynski
Catalog : 69876 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 55018 CD
Conductor : Placido Domingo
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Pizzicato Polka Op 449
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Composer : Johann Strauss II/Josef Strauss
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:10 PM
Fantasie sur des themes populaires Op 31
Artist : Albrecht Mayer, oboe
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 4782564 CD
Conductor : Mathias Monius
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
5:27 PM
Symphonic Songs for Band
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Composer : Robert Russell Bennett
Catalog : 432009 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
5:43 PM
OKLAHOMA: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Catalog : 555024 CD
Conductor : Richard Hayman
Orchestra : His Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:57 PM
OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma!
Artist : Robert Merrill, baritone; London Festival Chorus
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 478 CD
Conductor : Stanley Black
Orchestra : London Festival 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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