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 23, 2013

6:06 AM
Bassoon Concerto in a
Artist : Tamas Benkocs, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 570798 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:18 AM
Marche Solennelle
Artist :
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Igor Buketoff
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
6:29 AM
The Planets: Op 32
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 5086 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:40 AM
Three Blind Mice Symphonic Variations Op 37
Artist :
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Composer : Joseph Holbrooke
Catalog : 777442 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Brandenburg St Orch/Frankfurt
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
Lemminkainen’s Return Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 47636 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:14 AM
Commando March
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
Vocalise Op 34
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 68025 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
7:28 AM
Concerto Die Relinge for Violino
Artist : Stephan Schardt, violin
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 471492 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:41 AM
FIDELIO Overture Op 72
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49487 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Morgenlich leuchtend:
Artist : Jean Cox, tenor
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4780233 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:15 AM
Overture Carnevalesca
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 557820 CD
Conductor : Adriano
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Romance et Tarantelle Brilliante
Artist : Ian Hobson, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignaz Moscheles
Catalog : 6596 CD
Label : Arabesque
8:36 AM
L’Isle Joyeuse
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 9129 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in A Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 80688 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
9:24 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1in C
Artist : Franco Mezzena, violin
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Viotti
Catalog : 86 CD
Conductor : Luciano Borin
Orchestra : Viotti Chamber Orchestra
Label : Dynamic
9:48 AM
Harp Sonata in c
Artist : Willy Postma, harp
Album :
Composer : Jan Ladislav Dussek
Catalog : 19003 CD
Label : Victoria
10:00 AM
Hamlet Overture Op 37
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Composer : Niels Wilhelm Gade
Catalog : 999362 CD
Conductor : Ole Schmidt
Orchestra : Rheinland-Pfalz State Phil.
Label : CPO
10:13 AM
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 85779 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:38 AM
Fantasia in c
Artist : Alicia de Larrocha, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 417372 CD
Label : London/Dec
10:52 AM
Danish Folk Music Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 7003 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:13 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 73
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4782365 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:06 PM
Organ Concerto No. 3 in A
Artist : Roger Bevan Williams, organ
Album :
Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 8604 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
12:26 PM
Czech Suite (Bohemian Suite) Op 39
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 414370 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:52 PM
Piano Quintet in A Op 114
Artist : Peter Serkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 72004 CD
Label : VangrdWelk
1:34 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Op 75
Artist : Geoffrey Tozer, pianist
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 9130 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
DON GIOVANNI arr. for Wind Octet & Bass
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 190 CD
Orchestra : Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Label : Pentatone
2:41 PM
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op 22
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 6702 CD
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Arabesque
3:00 PM
Horn Concerto No. 11 in E
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Punto (aka Stich)
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
3:16 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E
Artist : Franco Mezzena, violin
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Viotti
Catalog : 86 CD
Conductor : Luciano Borin
Orchestra : Viotti Chamber Orchestra
Label : Dynamic
3:39 PM
Le Chasseur Maudit
Artist :
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 87 CD
Conductor : Massimo Freccia
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chesky Rec
4:06 PM
Overture No. 1 on Three Greek Themesin g Op 3
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 7001 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RecordsInt
4:21 PM
CANDIDE Overture
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 54274 CD
Conductor : Skitch Henderson
Orchestra : New York Pops
Label : Angel/EMI
4:27 PM
DON GIOVANNI: Madamina, il catalogo...
Artist : Thomas Allen, baritone
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3155 CD
Conductor : David Parry
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:35 PM
Swedish National Airs with Variations Op 52
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557844 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:52 PM
Spring Song Op 16
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 469376 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:06 PM
Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Op 34
Artist : Henry Chapin, narrator
Album :
Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 60175 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:25 PM
American Journey- Suite
Artist :
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Recording Arts Orchestra/LA
Label : CBS/Sony
5:52 PM
TREEMONISHA: A Real Slow Drag
Artist : Marcus Roberts, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 60554 CD
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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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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