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 21, 2013

6:06 AM
Moravian Dances
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 572695 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
The Winegrower’s Bride
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
6:40 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
7:06 AM
Kamarinskaia
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 7042 CD
Conductor : Donald Barra
Orchestra : San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
7:14 AM
Manhattan Beach
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Lyric Pieces: VIII-6 Wedding Day Op 65
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 550140 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : Naxos
7:26 AM
Harpsichord Concertoin G
Artist : Peter Westermann, oboe
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
7:40 AM
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op 20
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 13372 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:51 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Walt Whitman Overture Op 7
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
8:15 AM
Concerto for 2 flt. 2 salmoes 2 tpts
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 1022 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
8:26 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
NORMA Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 4776615 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : D. Gramphn
8:47 AM
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Boris Berezovsky, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1181 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Simax
9:06 AM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
9:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Nikolaj Znaider, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 899 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:48 AM
Intermezzo in c-Sharp Op 117
Artist : Lars Vogt, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 57543 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in A Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
10:18 AM
Symphony No. 38 in D Prague
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45581 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Label : Erato
10:48 AM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 46687 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:01 AM
Polonaise No. 2 in E
Artist : Dmitry Paperno, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37 CD
Label : Cedille
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 5 in D
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80676 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Sinfonia in A
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553194 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto in C Op 123
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
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Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557638 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:53 PM
Bagatelles Op 5
Artist : Julia Zilberquit, piano
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Composer : Alexander Tcherepnin
Catalog : 570237 CD
Label : Naxos
1:09 PM
String Sextet No. 2 in G Op 36
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45820 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Two English Idylls
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:13 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in d Op 30
Artist : Santiago Rodriguez, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 82412 CD
Conductor : Paul Anthony McCrae
Orchestra : Lake Forest Symphony
Label : Elan
3:00 PM
Suite in F Op 33
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Composer : Albert Roussel
Catalog : 570529 CD
Conductor : Stéphane Deneve
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:16 PM
Violin Concerto in a Op 82
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 59 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
3:38 PM
Concertante for flute, oboe & orchestra in F
Artist : Mathieu Dufour, flute
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Composer : Ignaz Moscheles
Catalog : 80 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Cedille
4:06 PM
New Morning for the World
Artist : Raymond Bazemore, bass
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Composer : Joseph Schwantner
Catalog : 7293 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Oregon Symphony
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:31 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:40 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: La vita e inferno.
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62978 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
4:48 PM
Petite Suite de Concert
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 55 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
5:06 PM
PENELOPE: Prelude
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 97722 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
5:16 PM
Phidylé
Artist : Victoria de los Angeles,sopran
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Composer : Henri Duparc
Catalog : 45824 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Orch. of Soc. of Cons. Conc.
Label : Angel/EMI
5:23 PM
Chanson triste
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
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Composer : Henri Duparc
Catalog : 86652 CD
Conductor : John Pritchard
Orchestra : National Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:28 PM
Lyric for Strings
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Composer : George Walker
Catalog : 61 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
5:36 PM
PORGY AND BESS: Suite Catfish Row
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 15311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec

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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.

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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