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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January 01, 2013

6:06 AM
Graduation Ball - Ballet
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Composer : Johann Strauss II (arr. Antal Dorati)
Catalog : 1919
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:37 AM
La Sorella- March
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Composer : Charles Borel-Clerc
Catalog : 2661
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:42 AM
An American in Paris
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 431625 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
IL GUARANY: Overture
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Composer : Carlos Gomes
Catalog : 2661
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:14 AM
America First
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 160 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Piano Concerto in C
Artist : Stewart Goodyear, piano
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 80112 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:39 AM
Nocturne
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 570417 CD
Conductor : David Hill
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:51 AM
Ziehrer’s Waltz Op 478
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225172 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Concert Suite Op 59
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 7890 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
8:27 AM
Britta Polka
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Composer : Hans Christian Lumbye
Catalog : 90000
Conductor : Tippe Lumbye
Orchestra : Tivoli Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:33 AM
Florentiner Op 214
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 42337 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Teldec
8:40 AM
New Year
Artist : Cambridge Singers
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Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 133 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Collegium
8:46 AM
Three Bavarian Dances Op 27
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6544 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Valse Brillante
Artist : Wynton Marsalis, cornet
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Composer : Herbert L. Clarke
Catalog : 41219
Conductor : Donald Hunsberger
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : CBS/Sony
9:16 AM
Die Puppenfee- Ballet in two scenes
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Composer : Joseph Bayer
Catalog : 1138
Conductor : Peter Falk
Orchestra : Rhineland Philharmonia
Label : MHS
10:00 AM
Suite of English folk dances
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Composer : Ernest Tomlinson
Catalog : 64131 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : Light Music Society Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:16 AM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Peter Donohoe, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 57691 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : London Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
10:34 AM
Festival March
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Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 7125 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
10:43 AM
Austrian Peasant Dances
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 2677 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:59 PM
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Artist : Bavarian State Opera Chorus
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 415646 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Bavarian State Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Christmas Oratorio Part 4
Artist : Monika Frimmer, soprano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 941 CD
Conductor : Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra : Bach Collegium Japan
Label : Bis
3:23 PM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 5
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Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 9661 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
3:38 PM
London Again Suite
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2070 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
4:06 PM
West Side Story Suite
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 89358 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:27 PM
Auld Lang Syne Variations
Artist : Mark Kaplan, violin
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Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 7444 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Barcelona/Catalonia Orch.
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:42 PM
Beim Antritt des neuen Jahres
Artist : Bamberg Symphony Choir
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 312941 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Orfeo
5:06 PM
March Medley
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Composer : Richard Hayman
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:14 PM
Bolero
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 46274 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:31 PM
Gold and Silver Waltz Op 79
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:39 PM
DAS LAND DES LACHELNS: Dein ist mein ganzes herz
Artist : Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 75915 CD
Conductor : Carl Michalski
Orchestra : Studio Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:45 PM
Musikalischer Telegraph No. 5 Potpourri Op 106
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Composer : Johann Strauss
Catalog : 225285 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
Label : MarcoPolo

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Donald Nally's Message to the Community
2:52 pm
Fri April 18, 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 Monday 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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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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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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Creatively Speaking
8:45 am
Mon April 14, 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
9:44 pm
Sun April 13, 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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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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3:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.
University of Pennsylvania

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

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