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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November 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Sonata No. 11 in g
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Composer : Pietro Andrea Ziani
Catalog : 72032 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : ChallengeC
6:17 AM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8, RV 269
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 36710 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:30 AM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:40 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a, BWV 1041
Artist : Salvatore Accardo, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 416413 CD
Conductor : Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
EUGENE ONEGIN: Waltz
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 63412 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Outlook March
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Composer : Fred Jewell
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
DIE VERSCHWORENEN Overture, D. 787
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Estonian Dance Suite in E
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Composer : Eduard Tubin
Catalog : 851002 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Big Ben
7:40 AM
Chevy Chace Overture
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Composer : George MacFarren
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
7:50 AM
Soirees de Vienne: Valse-Caprice No. 6 in A
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 419499 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Overture Prelude
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38914 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:18 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in C, K. 373
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 453 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
8:26 AM
Pineapple Poll Suite
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan (arr. Duthoit)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
8:39 AM
IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 415363 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:46 AM
Oboe Concerto in C, RV 178
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 50905 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti di Zagreb
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Quiet City
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:17 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Georges Cziffra, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 74736 CD
Conductor : Gyorgy Cziffra, Jr.
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
9:38 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 3, No. 4
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Composer : Franz Ignaz Beck
Catalog : 570799 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
10:17 AM
Piano Concerto for left hand in D
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 47386 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
10:38 AM
Piano Trio No. 13 HOB XV:38 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 161 CD
Orchestra : Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Label : PhoenixEd
10:52 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in C
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Ludwig August Lebrun
Catalog : 471724 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : D. Gramphn
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C Op 61
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Adagio for Strings from String Quartet Op 11
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:15 PM
Essay for Orchestra No. 1 Op 12
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 9053 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:25 PM
Piano Quartet in a Op 1
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 232346 CD
Orchestra : Fauré Quartet
Label : ArsMusici
12:48 PM
Cello Concerto in b Op 104
Artist : Gregor Piatigorsky, cello
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 61498 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:32 PM
Sinfonia Piccola
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Composer : Heikki Suolahti
Catalog : 9506 CD
Conductor : Kari Tikka
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 12 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
3:00 PM
Menuet Antique
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 2121 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 (left hand) in B-Flat Op 53
Artist : Viktoria Postnikova, piano
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 1000203 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : USSR Ministry of Culture Symph
Label : Melodya
3:37 PM
Indra Symphonic Poem Op 13
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 572914 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 2 in C
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 550928 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
4:27 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 63301 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:34 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Procession of Masters
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 63301 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:40 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Morgenlich leuchtend (Prize Song)
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 10837 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:47 PM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op 19
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 9313 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
The Bard Op 64
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE Op 54
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:30 PM
Concierto Antillano (1983)
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
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Composer : Ernesto Cordero
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble
Label : Concord

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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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