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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Playlist

April 18, 2013

6:06 AM
Donna Juanita Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
6:20 AM
Concerto No. 5 in C Op 9
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity Op 32
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 62400 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
6:41 AM
The Comedians
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 63302 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:06 AM
Cantata No. 156: Sinfonia
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 62605 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:15 AM
The Washington Post March (1889)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Romance Op 62
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47622 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Concerto for mandolin & orchestra in G
Artist : Dorina Frati, mandolin
Album :
Composer : Francesco Lecce
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Dorina Frati
Orchestra : Terroni Plectrum-Inst. Orch.
Label : Espera
7:40 AM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:50 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
The Model Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:14 AM
Toccata & Fugue in d
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80338 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:26 AM
Sinfonia in F
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Composer : Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
Concerto for 3 oboes, 3 violins and bass in B-Flat
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1413 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
Towards a New Life Op 35
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:06 AM
Escales
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Angel/EMI
9:22 AM
The Plow That Broke the Plains
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Composer : Virgil Thomson
Catalog : 8013 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:37 AM
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Prelude & Liebestod
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 62598 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
Artist : Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 7921 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
10:15 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op 58
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4777244 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:50 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 2908609 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : Harm Mundi
11:03 AM
Somerset Rhapsody Op 21
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
11:14 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in D-Flat
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 545 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cala
11:24 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 43
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Symphony No. 4 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
12:20 PM
String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Op 51
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 14106 CD
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
12:54 PM
The Isle of the Dead Op 29
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
1:18 PM
Symphony No. 2 in c Op 17 Little Russian
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 39359 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
A Pagan Poem Op 14
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Composer : Charles Martin Loeffler
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:25 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 16
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 444518 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : London/Dec
3:00 PM
MEDEA Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 350221 CD
Conductor : Donato Renzetti
Orchestra : Orchestra della Toscana
Label : EuropaMusi
3:09 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 14
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 553517 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
3:39 PM
Vathek- Symphonic Poem (1903)
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Composer : Horatio Parker
Catalog : 9124 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Bridge
4:06 PM
Tu mancavi a tormentarmi, crudelissima
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Composer : Pietro Antonio Cesti
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : Angel/EMI
4:14 PM
The Tempest Op 18
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2334 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
4:30 PM
Boccaccio: Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
4:39 PM
BOCCACCIO: Hab’ich nur deine Liebe
Artist : Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 67004 CD
Conductor : Otto Ackermann
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
Variations on a Dublin Air
Artist : Ralph Holmes, violin
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8386 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
Iberia: No. 3 Fete-Dieu a Seville
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 80338 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:16 PM
Fantasia on Donizetti’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Artist : Gergely J rd nyi, double bass
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Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 31915 CD
Conductor : Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra : Hungarian State Opera Orch.
Label : Hungaroton
5:29 PM
San Juan Capistrano: Fiesta
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Composer : Harl McDonald
Catalog : 68786 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:35 PM
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra
Artist : Jeanne Behrend, piano; Alexander Kelberine, piano
Album :
Composer : Harl McDonald
Catalog : 501 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Cala

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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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Honoring Marcel Farago on April 17
1:11 pm
Tue April 15, 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
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 Sat April 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
1:08 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! April 13, 1 PM

French conductor Stephane Deneve

Guest conductor Stephane Deneve leads the Philadelphians in a program from last month at Verizon Hall, dedicated to Russian dance music.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

Antique bows were often made with a small piece of ivory that clamps the bow hairs onto the wood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 7:29 pm

New Obama administration rules aimed at protecting African elephants are causing widespread anxiety in the music world. From country to classical, working musicians say the policy will make them think twice about touring abroad.

The proposed regulations would place a near-total ban on anything made with ivory moving in and out of the U.S.

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