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 26, 2013

6:06 AM
English Dances: Second Set Op 53
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:17 AM
Fantasy for clarinet and orchestra on
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 61976 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:29 AM
Flute Sonata No. 276 in c
Artist : Verena Fischer,transverseflute
Album :
Composer : Johann Joachim Quantz
Catalog : 557805 CD
Label : Naxos
6:39 AM
Introduction & Allegro Op 47
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 550331 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
FIDELIO Overture Op 72
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
By Land and by Sea
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Kenneth J. Alford
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:20 AM
WALZERTRAUME (Waltz Dreams)
Artist :
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Composer : Oscar Straus
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Simon Murphy
Orchestra : New Dutch Academy Chamber Orch
Label : Pentatone
7:42 AM
SI J’ETAIS ROI (If I were King) Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:50 AM
Concerto for 2 Oboes d’amore, cello and in D
Artist : Karl Kaiser, flute
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 77367 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Koln
Label : Deut Harmo
8:06 AM
ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 76900 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:17 AM
Hejre Kati: Scene from the Czarda Op 32
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jeno Hubay
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Concerto for 2 fl, 2 salmoe, 2 mand. in C
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 11057 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : MHS
8:39 AM
Symphony in A
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 570499 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:49 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 37839 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:13 AM
Symphony The Cotswolds in F Op 8
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 572914 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:38 AM
In the Fen Country
Artist :
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8502 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
The Sea (Morye) in E Op 28
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 8611 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:18 AM
Clarinet Concerto in e Op 86
Artist : Paul Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 75635 CD
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:43 AM
Impromptu No. 4 in A-Flat Op 90
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 37291 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
10:53 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 32
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Lachner
Catalog : 7004 CD
Conductor : Choo Hoey
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
11:29 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 3135 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
12:06 PM
Clouds Op 7
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 559164 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
12:13 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in g Op 25
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 2617 CD
Conductor : Louis Lortie
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : ATMA
12:32 PM
LAKME: Viens, Malika...Dome epais (Flower duet)
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano; Elina Garanca, mezzo
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
12:43 PM
Symphonic Dances Op 45: excerpt
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 433181 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:56 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 102
Artist : Yefim Bronfman, piano
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 60677 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
1:16 PM
Waldszenen Op 82
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2122 CD
Label : ECM
1:40 PM
Acousticon Op 50
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Marcel Farago
Catalog : 2394 CD
Conductor : Gergely Kesselyak
Orchestra : Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Centaur
1:52 PM
Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Op 90, D. 899
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 42305 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:03 PM
Peer Gynt: Solveig’s Song Op 55
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 12217 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : D. Gramphn
2:08 PM
Love Alone: Here
Artist : CONCORA
Album :
Composer : Ned Rorem
Catalog : 307 CD
Conductor : Richard Coffey
Label : Albany
2:19 PM
Cornish Rhapsody
Artist : Leonard Pennario, piano
Album :
Composer : Hubert Bath
Catalog : 63661 CD
Conductor : Carmen Dragon
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:27 PM
Rhapsody in g Op 79, No. 2
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60419 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
2:35 PM
ANDREA CHENIER: La mamma morta
Artist : Maria Callas, soprano
Album :
Composer : Umberto Giordano
Catalog : 96341 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:40 PM
Music for strings, percussion & celesta
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 47117 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:57 PM
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: Anvil of Crom
Artist :
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Composer : Basil Poledouris
Catalog : 80342 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
Adagio Tragico Op 21
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leone Sinigaglia
Catalog : 1626 CD
Conductor : Jiri Starek
Orchestra : RIAS-Sinfonietta Berlin
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:09 PM
Hero and Leander
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 52491 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:39 PM
En Blanc et Noir
Artist : Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 4781090 CD
Label : London/Dec
4:06 PM
Suite No. 2: Scenes Hongroises
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 553124 CD
Conductor : Jean-Yves Ossonce
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:25 PM
La Vega
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz (arr. Jack Marshall)
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
Ritmos (Fantasia Coreografica) Op 43
Artist :
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Composer : Joaquin Turina
Catalog : 555955 CD
Conductor : Max Bragado Darman
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Bergensiana:Rococo Variations on an old
Artist :
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
5:17 PM
The Bard Op 64
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 555299 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
5:28 PM
Harp Concerto in G
Artist : Jennifer Swartz, harp
Album :
Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 2294 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
5:54 PM
8 1/2: La Passerella di addio
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 63359 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
3:22 pm
Thu April 17, 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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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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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.

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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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