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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March 12, 2013

6:06 AM
Jubilee Overture (Jubel) Op 245
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:16 AM
Overture No. 4 in F
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
6:25 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 6 in D Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780118 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
6:32 AM
MARTHA Overture
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Composer : Friedrich von Flotow
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:42 AM
Sinfonia in C
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Composer : Marianne Martinez
Catalog : 60102 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Bay Area Women's Philharmonic
Label : Newport
7:06 AM
OTELLO: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 52489 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
Onward-Upward
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Zadok the Priest
Artist : Winchester Cathedral Choir
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758363 CD
Conductor : David Hill
Orchestra : Brandenburg Consort
Label : London/Dec
7:26 AM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 62866 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:40 AM
MEDEA Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 65926 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
String Quartet No. 1: Andante Cantabile Op 11
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 60758 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Light Cavalry Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:14 AM
Water Music Suite No. 3 in G
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 80594 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
8:25 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 4 From Bohemia’s Forests
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 2150 CD
Conductor : Karel Ancerl
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naive
8:40 AM
IL MONDO DELLA LUNA Overture in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 43674 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Concentus Musicus Wien
Label : Teldec
8:46 AM
FAUST: Ballet Music
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Oboe Concerto in e
Artist : Gabriela Krckov , oboe
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1290 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Musica Bohemica
Label : Supraphon
9:20 AM
Holberg Suite Op 40
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 60105 CD
Conductor : Scott Yoo
Orchestra : Metamorphosen
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9:39 AM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : ChristopherWarren-Green,violin
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 90819 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : London Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 31 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:19 AM
Concierto de Aranjuez
Artist : John Williams, guitar
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Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 36717 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:41 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907415 CD
Conductor : Richard Egarr
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
10:55 AM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Ilya Kaler, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 550758 CD
Conductor : Camila Kolchinsky
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
11:10 AM
Symphony No. 6 in F Op 68
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 61377 CD
Conductor : Roger Norrington
Orchestra : London Classical Players
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:06 PM
Overture No. 8 in g
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
12:17 PM
Piano Quartetin a Op 1
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 232346 CD
Orchestra : Fauré Quartet
Label : ArsMusici
12:40 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 61
Artist : Yehudi Menuhin, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 64324 CD
Conductor : Otto Klemperer
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:27 PM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Enigma Variations Op 36
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 65610 CD
Conductor : William Steinberg
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:32 PM
Symphony No. 2 Op 30
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Composer : Ruth Gipps
Catalog : 274 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
3:00 PM
Orchestral Trio in D Op 2
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Composer : Simon Le Duc
Catalog : 777219 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Label : CPO
3:14 PM
Suite for Organ & Strings in G
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 7215 CD
Conductor : Donald Barra
Orchestra : San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:36 PM
Escales
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 62644 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Fanfare for the Common Man
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:11 PM
MERRY MOUNT: Suite
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
4:28 PM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 2 Op 24
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 9313 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
4:41 PM
Eight Russian Folk Songs for Orchestra Op 58
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 61901 CD
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:06 PM
Marchen aus dem Orient Walzer Op 444
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:16 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 La Follia in d
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 7784 CD
Orchestra : East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Label : E1 Music
5:30 PM
Potpourri on Donizetti’s LA FAVORITA
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Composer : Antonio Pasculli
Catalog : 47572 CD
Orchestra : I Salonisti
Label : Angel/EMI
5:44 PM
The Leopard: Suite of Dances
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 901864 CD
Conductor : Josep Pons
Orchestra : City of Granada Orchestra
Label : Harm Mundi

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
3:22 pm
Thu April 17, 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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Donald Nally's Message to the Community
12:59 pm
Wed April 16, 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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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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