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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March 26, 2013

6:06 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 1
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Gustav Holst)
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
6:17 AM
Introduction and Variations for cl.& orch
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Andreas Spath
Catalog : 223431 CD
Conductor : Gernot Schmalfuss
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:30 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 50905 CD
Conductor : Lucy van Dael
Orchestra : Alma Musica Amsterdam
Label : Angel/EMI
6:41 AM
Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G Op 92
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 417802 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:06 AM
DON GIOVANNI Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
The Chimes of Liberty
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Albert F. Schoepper
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
Mazurek in e Op 49
Artist : Akiko Suwanai, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464531 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:28 AM
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
7:42 AM
Andalucia Suite: 2. Andalucia
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:46 AM
Carmen Fantasy Op 25
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 57220 CD
Conductor : Placido Domingo
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Overture Prelude
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 63301 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:17 AM
Romance for Cello and Orchestra Op 12
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in e Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907228 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
8:41 AM
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE: Overture
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 89248 CD
Conductor : John Owen Edwards
Orchestra : D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Label : CBS/Sony
8:49 AM
Suite of Six Dances
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Composer : Giles Farnaby
Catalog : 807 CD
Orchestra : Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
In the Steppes of Central Asia
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 65619 CD
Conductor : Andre Cluytens
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:14 AM
Serenade for Strings in C Op 48
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 60105 CD
Conductor : Scott Yoo
Orchestra : Metamorphosen
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9:46 AM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 172 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
10:00 AM
Karelia Suite Op 11
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 39785 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:17 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 7260 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
10:42 AM
The Noon Witch Op 108
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 64303 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:58 AM
Scherzo Capriccioso Op 5
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
11:11 AM
Symphony No. 41 in C Jupiter
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1001 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : BSOClassic
12:06 PM
RIENZI: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
12:21 PM
Piano Trio No. 2 in F Op 80
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 90864 CD
Orchestra : Trio Fontenay
Label : Teldec
12:49 PM
Symphony No.100 in G Military
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
1:15 PM
Pagan Symphony
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Composer : Sir Granville Bantock
Catalog : 66630 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Hyperion
2:00 PM
Introduction & Rondeau brillant Op 144
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
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Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 572742 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:19 PM
Requiem Op 48
Artist : Santa Cecilia Chorus
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 4783640 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : London/Dec
3:00 PM
DIE VERSCHWORENEN Overture
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C
Artist : Annie Fischer, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 31492 CD
Conductor : Ervin Lukacs
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
3:40 PM
Ramuntcho Suite No. 2
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Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 10633 CD
Conductor : Juanjo Mena
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4782365 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:27 PM
MASANIELLO Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:36 PM
Gayne Ballet Suite
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:06 PM
Adagio from the Hussar Ballad
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Composer : Tikhon Khrennikov
Catalog : 938 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : Ondine
5:15 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 25
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:29 PM
The Red Violin Chaconne for violin and
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : John Corigliano
Catalog : 63010 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:49 PM
Red Sun: Suite
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Composer : Maurice Jarre
Catalog : 1061 CD
Conductor : Paul Bateman
Orchestra : City of Prague Philharmonic
Label : Silva

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Sun April 20, 2014

Check Out These Classical New Releases!

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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 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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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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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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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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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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