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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Playlist

February 18, 2013

6:06 AM
LA SOURCE: Suite No. 3
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 553356 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
6:24 AM
The Snowman: Prelude and Serenade
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
6:30 AM
Spring Song Op 16
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 9504 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
6:41 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47116 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 46274 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
Purple Pageant
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Albert F. Schoepper
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:20 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A-Flat Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 60563 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:27 AM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Aaron Rosand, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
7:41 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 623 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
7:51 AM
Britannia, A Nautical Overture
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Composer : Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
8:06 AM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Overture
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 48376 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:16 AM
Adria Walzer (Originally Le belle
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
8:26 AM
Concerto for 2 mandolins in G, RV 532
Artist : Ugo Orlandi, mandolin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 11057 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : MHS
8:40 AM
Solemn Overture in C
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:46 AM
The Tempest
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 350951 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic
Label : Orfeo
9:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
9:14 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C Op 32
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 423604 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:51 AM
Sospiri Op 70
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 463265 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Korsholma Castle
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Composer : Armas Jarnefelt
Catalog : 9707 CD
Conductor : Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
10:18 AM
Symphony No. 7 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 63970 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Concentus Musicus Wien
Label : RCA/BMG
10:31 AM
Water Music - selection(s)
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6584 CD
Conductor : Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:50 AM
Through the Looking Glass
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Composer : Deems Taylor
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
11:24 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in b Op 61
Artist : Zino Francescatti, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 62339 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Chamber Concerto in D
Artist : Michala Petri, recorder
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 83
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60860 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:08 PM
The Sea (Morye) in E Op 28
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 8611 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:26 PM
Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Op 70
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8587 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Symphony No.101 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 15 CD
Conductor : Mogens W”ldike
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
2:32 PM
Harp Concerto Op 25
Artist : Vera Badings, harp
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Composer : Alberto Ginastera
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:00 PM
Overture in C Op 170
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Orchestral Suite No. 7 in d Op 190
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Composer : Franz Lachner
Catalog : 223195 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Polish State Philharmonic
Label : MarcoPolo
3:41 PM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : Alex Klein, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7003 CD
Conductor : Anthony Newman
Orchestra : New Brandenberg Collegium
Label : Cedille
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 4 The Poem of Ecstasy Op 54
Artist : Frank Kaderabek, trumpet
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Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 54061 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:28 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2549 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
4:41 PM
Second Rhapsody
Artist : Orion Weiss, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 559705 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
The Presidential Polonaise
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 54130 CD
Conductor : Timothy Foley
Orchestra : Nonpareil Wind Band
Label : Angel/EMI
5:12 PM
Symphony No.1 La Nuit des Tropiques
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
5:32 PM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 61505 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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WRTI Spotlight
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

SUMMER from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Closer Look

Comprised of four violin concertos written by Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work. Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet - supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto. Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each part of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

SUMMER SONNET

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WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

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

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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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