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.

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November 28, 2012

6:06 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Holst)
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
6:15 AM
Concerto grosso in B-Flat
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
The Planets, Op 32: Jupiter
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 47417 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:44 AM
Symphony No. 40 in F
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557093 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Scherzando No. 1 in F
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Pathfinder of Panama
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 80266 CD
Conductor : Ainslee Cox
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : New World
7:18 AM
Le Banjo (Grotesque Fantasie) Op 15
Artist : Ruskin Cooper, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 2584 CD
Label : Centaur
7:28 AM
Emperor Waltz Op 437
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 971016 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Komische Oper
Label : Vision
7:43 AM
Solomon: Ouverture
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2569 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : ATMA
7:52 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in D
Artist : Maurice Andre, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giuseppi Torelli
Catalog : 47311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
ROLAND Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Jean-Baptiste Lully
Catalog : 5150 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : Naive
8:12 AM
Concerto Grosso in D
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
8:28 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:43 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4775789 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
SIEGFRIED: Forest Murmurs
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 410137 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 5 in b
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
9:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 7141 CD
Conductor : Jonathan Nott
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Tudor
9:47 AM
Potpourri for clarinet and Orchestra in F Op 80
Artist : Ernst Ottensamer,clarinet
Album :
Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 550688 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 4 in D
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:23 AM
Symphony No. 7 in C Le Midi
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:48 AM
Six Variations for Violin and Guitar Op 63
Artist : Monica Huggett, violin; Richard Savino, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 7591 CD
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:03 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, string in G
Artist :
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
11:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73
Artist : Helene Grimaud, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9840 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : D. Gramphn
12:07 PM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 433074 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:19 PM
Rondo in a, K. 511
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412122 CD
Label : Philips
12:32 PM
Vocalise Op 34
Artist : Anna Moffo, soprano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff/arr. Dubensky
Catalog : 63669 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : American Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:44 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
12:56 PM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d
Artist : Jeanne Lamon, violin; Linda Milsted, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 66265 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
1:14 PM
The Secret Agent Filmscore
Artist :
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Composer : Philip Glass
Catalog : 8727 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta
1:19 PM
Suite Gothique Op 25
Artist : Dave Wagner, organ
Album :
Composer : Leon Boellmann
Catalog : 961114 CD
Label : Voyager
1:34 PM
GIANNI SCHICCHI: O Mio Babbino Caro
Artist : Montserrat Caballe, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:41 PM
Crisantemi for strings
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 57159 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:46 PM
Lento
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Composer : Howard Skempton
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : Mark Wigglesworth
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : NMC
2:02 PM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Prelude
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 49797 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:09 PM
Thunder & Lightning Polka Op 324
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:14 PM
Gymnopedies
Artist : Linda Burman-Hall, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 1097 CD
Label : MSR
2:24 PM
DIE TOTE STADT: Marietta’s Lied
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 1863 CD
Conductor : Stephen Barlow
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:32 PM
Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-Sharp Op 27 Moonlight
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 37219 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:47 PM
Dances with Wolves: Suite
Artist : Louise DiTullio, flute
Album :
Composer : John Barry
Catalog : 1194 CD
Conductor : Ronald Royer
Orchestra : Sinfonia Toronto
Label : Cambria
2:55 PM
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese
Artist : Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; William Bolcom, piano
Album :
Composer : William Bolcom
Catalog : 55830 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Langsamer Satz
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Composer : Anton Von Webern (arr. Schawarz)
Catalog : 3121 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:16 PM
BORIS GODUNOV: Symphonic Synthesis
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Leopold Stokowski)
Catalog : 557645 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:43 PM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Ivan Zenaty, violin
Album :
Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 920265 CD
Conductor : Oldrich Vlcek
Orchestra : Virtuosi of Prague
Label : Discover
4:06 PM
Harp Concerto Op 182
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
Album :
Composer : Carl Reinecke
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
4:30 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2549 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
4:45 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Zsolt Hamar
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : BudapestMu
5:06 PM
Carnival Overture Op 92
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Water Lily
5:18 PM
Capriccio Diabolico
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensembl
Label : Concord
5:30 PM
Grand Variations on Rule Britannia Op 116
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:47 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Artist : Members of...
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2214 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class

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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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