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

March 13, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto in c Op 4
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
6:18 AM
Festive Symphony: Scherzo
Artist : Petr Jirikovsky, piano
Album :
Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 48 CD
Label : MK
6:30 AM
Oboe Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 553433 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:41 AM
Violin Concerto in D
Artist : Antonio De Secondi, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30475 CD
Conductor : Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra : Concerto Italiano
Label : Naive
7:06 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in C
Artist : David Oistrakh, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 74744 CD
Conductor : David Oistrakh
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
7:14 AM
Powhattan’s Daughter
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Czardas
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
Album :
Composer : Vittorio Monti
Catalog : 57164 CD
Orchestra : Virtuosi
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 8 in c Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 80688 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
7:41 AM
Menuet Antique
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
7:49 AM
Reverie & caprice, vln & orch Op 8
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 45482 CD
Conductor : Daniel Harding
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
Rondo Brilliant for piano and orchestra in E-Flat Op 29
Artist : Ian Hobson, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 6688 CD
Conductor : Ian Hobson
Orchestra : Sinfonia da Camera
Label : Arabesque
8:19 AM
THAIS: Meditation
Artist : Teiko Maehashi, violin
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 89370 CD
Conductor : Kazuhiro Koizumi
Orchestra : Tokyo Metropolitan Symph Orch
Label : CBS/Sony
8:26 AM
Concerto for 2 oboes, violin and strings
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Conrad Hurlebusch
Catalog : 92037 CD
Orchestra : Musica Ad Rhenum
Label : Nederland
8:39 AM
RUSLAN AND LUDMILA Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 61958 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:46 AM
Sursum Corda Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 8788 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Sinfonia in A
Artist :
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
9:16 AM
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 1507 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:30 AM
TANNHAUSER: Overture and Bacchanale
Artist : Occidental College Choir
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64456 CD
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Symphony in C Op 12
Artist :
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Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 218 CD
Conductor : Guy Van Waas
Orchestra : Les Agrémens
Label : Ricercare
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto in e Op 64
Artist : Isabelle van Keulen, violin
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 935 CD
Conductor : Lev Markiz
Orchestra : Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
Label : Bis
10:46 AM
Aria and Scherzo
Artist : Linda Marianiello, flute
Album :
Composer : Emma Lou Diemer
Catalog : 1069 CD
Label : MSR
10:55 AM
Piano Trio Op 150
Artist : Paul Barritt, violin
Album :
Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 1245 CD
Label : Bis
11:11 AM
Symphony No. 3 in a Op 56
Artist :
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5048 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Profil
12:07 PM
Ballet suite No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 7000 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
12:24 PM
Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Op 9
Artist : Maria Tipo, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 55073 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
12:31 PM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Pina Carmirelli, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6778 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
12:44 PM
Rainbow Body
Artist :
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Composer : Christopher Theofanidis
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:00 PM
Fantasie in f
Artist : Virgil Fox, organ
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4135 CD
Label : Universal
1:14 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 La Follia in d
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 7784 CD
Orchestra : East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Label : E1 Music
1:31 PM
Funeral Music for String Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Witold Lutoslawski
Catalog : 553202 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
1:46 PM
Prelude for Piano No. 2
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 70702 CD
Label : Ivory Clas
1:50 PM
Gnossienne No. 3
Artist : Linda Burman-Hall, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 1097 CD
Label : MSR
1:54 PM
Magnificat a 6
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Claudio Monteverdi
Catalog : 30403 CD
Conductor : Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra : Concerto Italiano
Label : Naive
1:54 PM
TURANDOT: In questa Reggia
Artist : Montserrat Caballe, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64845 CD
Conductor : Alain Lombard
Orchestra : Strasbourg Philharmonic Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
2:02 PM
TURANDOT: Signore, ascolta!
Artist : Montserrat Caballe, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64845 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:06 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Artist :
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 47213 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:25 PM
Prelude No. 6 in f-Sharp Op 64
Artist : Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Album :
Composer : Cesar Cui
Catalog : 223496 CD
Label : MarcoPolo
2:32 PM
Concerto for 2 Oboes in d
Artist :
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 8036 CD
Conductor : Piero Santi
Orchestra : Milano Virtuosi
Label : Vox/MMG
2:43 PM
Rondo Capriccioso in E Op 14
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4780110 CD
Label : London/Dec
2:52 PM
Cavatina from Deer Hunter
Artist : David Russell, guitar
Album :
Composer : Stanley Myers
Catalog : 80672 CD
Label : Telarc
2:56 PM
Intermezzo in e Op 116
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4776162 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Adagio for Strings from String Quartet Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 64249 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:08 PM
Mississippi River Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Florence Price
Catalog : 7518 CD
Conductor : Apo Hsu
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:38 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 6702 CD
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Arabesque
4:06 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69878 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
4:26 PM
Du and Du Waltzes (after Strauss) Op 29
Artist : Rorianne Schrade, piano
Album :
Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 2721 CD
Label : Centaur
4:34 PM
Autumn Elegy Op 15
Artist : Rada Chomakova, piano
Album :
Composer : Pantscho Vladigerov
Catalog : 239 CD
Label : Gega
4:43 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 1210 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Russia State Symphony Orchestr
Label : MSR
5:06 PM
Suite of Scottish Dances
Artist :
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 2116 CD
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : ASV
5:15 PM
Airs écossais Op 34
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 83 CD
Conductor : Alexander Platt
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Cedille
5:25 PM
Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra
Artist : John McLaughlin, guitar
Album :
Composer : John McLaughlin
Catalog : 45578 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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.

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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