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 27, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 80144 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:16 AM
Three Latin-American Sketches
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 559069 CD
Conductor : Paul Gambill
Orchestra : Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:29 AM
Judith: Overture
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 3072 CD
Conductor : Mary Terey-Smith
Orchestra : Capella Savaria
Label : Centaur
6:39 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 621 CD
Conductor : Antoine Plante
Orchestra : Mercury Baroque
Label : Houston PR
7:06 AM
A Harvard Festival
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 559356 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 92138 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:20 AM
Raymonda: Entrance to Act III Op 57
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 938 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : Ondine
7:28 AM
Two Norwegian Airs Op 63
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 572403 CD
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:41 AM
Outdoor Overture
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 62401 CD
Conductor : Louis Lane
Orchestra : Cleveland Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:52 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in g
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
Concerto in G Op 4
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
8:18 AM
Solace
Artist : Donna Coleman, piano
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Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 4767743 CD
Label : ABC
8:26 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 8 in C
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 2565 CD
Conductor : Eric Milnes
Orchestra : Montreal Baroque
Label : ATMA
8:39 AM
Grand Canyon Suite: On the Trail
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Composer : Ferde Grofe
Catalog : 66387 CD
Conductor : Felix Slatkin
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Dance of the Blessed
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 471582 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Festival Ov. on The Star-Spangled Ban.
Artist : and Chorus
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Composer : Dudley Buck
Catalog : 60983 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:14 AM
Symphony No. 1 in d
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Composer : Charles Ives
Catalog : 9053 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Overture, Scherzo & Finalein E Op 52
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
10:19 AM
The Red Pony - Suite
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 7092 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : Phoenix Symphony
Label : KOCH Intl.
10:47 AM
Concerto for 3 violins
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 36692 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
11:00 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in d Op 23
Artist : Donna Amato, piano
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Archduke
11:29 AM
Symphony No. 40 in g
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2029 CD
Conductor : Valentin Radu
Orchestra : Camerata Ama Deus
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12:06 PM
MEDEA: Dance of Vengeance Op 23
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 62837 CD
Conductor : Thomas Schippers
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto in A
Artist : Susan Alexander-Max,fortepiano
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Composer : Johann Christoph Frederic Bach
Catalog : 570474 CD
Conductor : Susan Alexander-Max
Orchestra : The Music Collection
Label : Naxos
12:43 PM
Billy the Kid: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 64315 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:17 PM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 340 CD
Conductor : Gordan Nikolic
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
2:00 PM
The Plow That Broke the Plains
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Composer : Virgil Thomson
Catalog : 385 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : VangrdWelk
2:15 PM
Symphony No. 3
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 9474 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:00 PM
Blast Off!
Artist : Ukee Washington, narrator
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Composer : Daniel Dorff
Catalog : 9229 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : Symphony in C
Label : Bridge
3:11 PM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Juan Carlos Lomonaco
Orchestra : Curtis Ensemble
Label : Klarity
3:39 PM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 47161 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Lancelot and Elaine Op 25
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 104 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Lib Cong
4:26 PM
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Suite
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Composer : Jerome Moross
Catalog : 1049 CD
Conductor : Paul Bateman
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Silva
4:42 PM
Suite: Tales of a Traveler
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 19 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
5:06 PM
Hook: Suite
Artist : Louise DiTullio, flute
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 1194 CD
Conductor : Ronald Royer
Orchestra : Sinfonia Toronto
Label : Cambria
5:21 PM
The Entertainer
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 47170 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
5:27 PM
PORGY AND BESS: Suite Catfish Row
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 15311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
5:53 PM
Star-Spangled Overture
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 559005 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos

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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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