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

June 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Flute Concerto in D
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
6:19 AM
Idylle Printemps
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
6:29 AM
Harp (or Organ)Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Op 4
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:06 AM
DON GIOVANNI Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416273 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Philips
7:14 AM
Under the Double Eagle
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Franz Wagner
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Irish Tune from County Derry:
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 877 CD
Conductor : Terence Milligan
Orchestra : U. of Cincinnati Col-Con Wind
Label : Mark
7:26 AM
Pan’s Anniversary: Dances and Folk Song
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
7:39 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in E
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:49 AM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 416819 CD
Conductor : Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
SIEGE OF CORINTH Overture (Sinfonia)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 47118 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:16 AM
7 Variations on God Save the King
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 436834 CD
Label : London/Dec
8:25 AM
Estonian Dance Suite in E
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Eduard Tubin
Catalog : 851002 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Big Ben
8:39 AM
Serenade for string orchestra in e Op 20
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Alois Springer
Orchestra : Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Label :
8:51 AM
In Nomine a 5
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Orlando Gibbons
Catalog : 2308 CD
Orchestra : Berkeley Fest Consort of Viols
Label : Centaur
9:06 AM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 474250 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 55348 CD
Conductor : Roger Norrington
Orchestra : London Classical Players
Label : Angel/EMI
9:39 AM
Bassoon Concerto in F Op 75
Artist : Mark Gigliotti, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 20126 CD
Conductor : Felix Chiu-Sen Chen
Orchestra : Taipei Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bravo
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 39 in g
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557093 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:17 AM
Nympholept - Nature Poem
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Arnold Bax
Catalog : 8493 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:37 AM
MEFISTOFELE
Artist : Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Arrigo Boito
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : Stefano Ranzani
Orchestra : Orch.of Teatro Massimo,Palermo
Label : Naxos
11:02 AM
Quintet for guitar and strings No. 4 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 45607 CD
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:24 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 19
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 3398 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Holberg Suite Op 40
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 3091 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:23 PM
TANNHAUSER Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38914 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:40 PM
American Rhapsody Op 47
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 999308 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
4:06 PM
Clarinet Concerto No. 10 in B-Flat
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Carl Stamitz
Catalog : 55155 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
4:25 PM
Andante and Five Variations in G
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67051 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:34 PM
Don Quixote (Humoresque) Op 87
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220359 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
5:06 PM
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
5:25 PM
Irish Rhapsody
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 85572 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Newport
5:43 PM
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 1002 CD
Conductor : John Boyd
Orchestra : Indiana St. Univ.Faculty Winds
Label : Elf

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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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