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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May 20, 2013

6:06 AM
Cello Concerto in D
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Composer : Leonardo Leo
Catalog : 9815 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
6:23 AM
Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur Op 48
Artist : Norman Luboff Choir
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 62599 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : New Symphony Orch. of London
Label : RCA/BMG
6:29 AM
Rondo in e
Artist : Barthold Kuijken, transv.flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Xavier Mozart
Catalog : 97125 CD
Label : Accent
6:39 AM
LES FEES DU RHIN: Suite
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4776403 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
Banks of Green Willow
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
7:14 AM
Major General U.S. Grant’s Grand March
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Composer : Josef Gungl
Catalog : 29179 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Overture in F
Artist :
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Composer : Louis Emmanuel Jadin
Catalog : 5175 CD
Conductor : John Wallace
Orchestra : The Wallace Collection
Label : Nimbus
7:27 AM
Carnival for Small Orchestra Op 5
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Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 18 CD
Conductor : Tibor Varga
Orchestra : Budapest Chamber Symphony
Label : BudapestMu
7:40 AM
Sinfonia in D
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 453435 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:50 AM
Nocturnes: No. 2 Fetes
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
8:06 AM
The Song of Destiny Op 84
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220445 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:19 AM
Scherzo No. 1 in d Op 10
Artist : Susanne Grutzmann, piano
Album :
Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 7065 CD
Label : Profil
8:26 AM
Organ Concerto No. 2 in A Op 7
Artist : Simon Preston, organ
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:40 AM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:52 AM
CARMEN: Flower Song; La fleur que tu m’
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
MERRY MOUNT: Suite
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
9:23 AM
Cakewalk Ballet after Gottschalk
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Composer : Hershy Kay
Catalog : 61501 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:50 AM
Souvenir de Puerto Rico: March des Gibar Op 31
Artist : Eugene List, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4050 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:00 AM
Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat
Artist : Gordan Nikolic, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 300 CD
Conductor : Gordan Nikolic
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
10:21 AM
Notturno
Artist : Margot Dilmaghani, piano
Album :
Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 99002 CD
Label : Celebratn
10:28 AM
Symphony No. 25 in g
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 75736 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Concentus Musicus Wien
Label : RCA/BMG
10:57 AM
Concerto Grosso in g Op 5
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 13993 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
10:57 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 39
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 753 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Pineapple Poll Suite
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 7
Artist : Angela Cheng, piano
Album :
Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
12:42 PM
Clarinet Quartet in F
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Composer : Jan Krtitel (Baptist) Vanhal
Catalog : 3055 CD
Orchestra : Crusell Quartet
Label : Centaur
1:02 PM
Symphony No. 2 in e Op 27
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 45678 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e Op 11
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 444518 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : London/Dec
2:42 PM
Marosszek Dances
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 550520 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Pictures from the Crimea
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 1030 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
3:15 PM
Concierto de Aranjuez
Artist : Carlos Bonell, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 400054 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:39 PM
Octet: Allegro moderato in E-Flat Op 20
Artist : EnAccord String Quartet
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 124 CD
Orchestra : Rubens Quartet
Label : Nederland
4:06 PM
Cello Concerto No. 2 in d Op 119
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63518 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Sym Orch N. D. R. Hamburg
Label : RCA/BMG
4:26 PM
Concerto in d Op 4
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
4:36 PM
Suite No. 2 in F Op 28
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 11161 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : Klavier
4:49 PM
Huapango
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 7211 CD
Conductor : Herrera de la Fuente
Orchestra : Xalapa Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
5:06 PM
Piano Concerto in C
Artist : Stewart Goodyear, piano
Album :
Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 80112 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:26 PM
They Died With Their Boots On: Film scor
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 912 CD
Conductor : Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
5:37 PM
Les Miserables Suite
Artist : and others
Album :
Composer : Claude-Michel Schonberg
Catalog : 80498 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:51 PM
THE LION IN WINTER: Suite
Artist : Crouch End Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : John Barry
Catalog : 3015 CD
Conductor : Nic Raine
Orchestra : City of Prague Philharmonic
Label : Silva

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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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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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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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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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