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

May 24, 2013

6:06 AM
Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:15 AM
Trio Sonata No. 8 in E-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 648 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:28 AM
HANSEL UND GRETEL Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : Angel/EMI
6:38 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 11: Hunnenschlacht
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 557846 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : David Parry
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label :
7:14 AM
Valdres March
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Hanssen
Catalog : 25184 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:20 AM
Alexander’s Feast Overture
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6762 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Arabesque
7:28 AM
Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth
Artist : Gabriela Imreh, piano
Album :
Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559251 CD
Conductor : Daniel Spalding
Orchestra : Philadelphia Virtuosi Chm Orch
Label : Naxos
7:41 AM
Egmont Overture Op 84
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 42103 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : CBS/Sony
7:52 AM
Sellinger’s Round
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Composer : William Byrd
Catalog : 135 CD
Orchestra : Trio Settecento
Label : Cedille
8:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in D
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553408 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:18 AM
Jupiter Sinfonia Op 36
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Composer : Toivo Kuula
Catalog : 9605 CD
Conductor : Jorma Panula
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
8:25 AM
CENDRILLON: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 555986 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Jean
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Naxos
8:38 AM
Guitar/Mandolin Concerto in C
Artist : Celedonio Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Victor Alessandro
Orchestra : San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:50 AM
Charge: Bugler’s Dream
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Composer : Leo Arnaud
Catalog : 62592 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Morning Mood
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Composer : Lodewijk Mortelmans
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
9:22 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in g Op 40
Artist : Abbey Simon, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 5008 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
9:48 AM
Two Nordic Melodies: No. 1-In Folk Style Op 63
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 19066 CD
Conductor : Bjarne Fiskum
Orchestra : Trondheim Soloists
Label : Victoria
10:00 AM
Scottish Dances Op 32
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Composer : Iain Hamilton
Catalog : 2123 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : ASV
10:13 AM
Harp Concerto in A
Artist : Helga Storck, harp
Album :
Composer : Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
10:35 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 17
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 82266 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Elan
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 24 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
11:22 AM
Scottish Fantasy Op 46
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : HamptonRds
12:06 PM
Patrie- Overture Op 19
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 434321 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:19 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 63434 CD
Conductor : Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra : Linde-Consort
Label : Angel/EMI
12:42 PM
La Delaissado ( The Abondoned)
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
Album :
Composer : Joseph Canteloube
Catalog : 4756145 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:49 PM
Concerto Rondo for Cello & Orchestra in G
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
1:13 PM
Symphony No. 6 in D Op 60
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 125 CD
Conductor : Martin West
Orchestra : San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Label : Reference
2:34 PM
Symphony No. 88 in G
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 94237 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
A Downland Suite
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Composer : John Ireland
Catalog : 9376 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
3:20 PM
Norwegian Dances Op 35
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 44722 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:40 PM
Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-Sharp Op 27
Artist : Seymour Lipkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 60172 CD
Label : Newport
4:06 PM
Concerto for 2 oboes, violin and strings
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Conrad Hurlebusch
Catalog : 92037 CD
Orchestra : Musica Ad Rhenum
Label : Nederland
4:19 PM
Rodeo: Buckaroo Holiday
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 3104 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
4:28 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 58045 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:40 PM
Bassoon Concerto No. 11 in g
Artist : Tamas Benkocs, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 570798 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
4:53 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Vilja-Lied
Artist : and Chorus
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 86317 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : New York City Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Concerto No. 1 a due cori in B-Flat
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 63073 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
5:21 PM
DIE WALKURE: Ride of the Valkyries
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:28 PM
A Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orch.
Artist : Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Frank Proto
Catalog : 80223 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:42 PM
Operetta Waltzes- Waltz Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 80668 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:51 PM
H.M.S.PINAFORE: Overture
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Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 89248 CD
Conductor : John Owen Edwards
Orchestra : D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Label : CBS/Sony
5:58 PM
H.M.S. Pinafore: We Sail the Ocean Blue
Artist : D’oyly Carte Opera Co.
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 89248 CD
Conductor : John Owen Edwards
Orchestra : D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Label : CBS/Sony
5:58 PM
H.M.S. PINAFORE: Never mind the why and
Artist : Tom McVay, Baritone
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 89248 CD
Conductor : John Owen Edwards
Orchestra : D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Label : CBS/Sony

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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 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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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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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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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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