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.

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June 27, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in g Op 1, No. 12
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Composer : Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:16 AM
Capriccio Brillant in b Op 22
Artist : Ian Hobson, piano
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 6688 CD
Conductor : Ian Hobson
Orchestra : Sinfonia da Camera
Label : Arabesque
6:29 AM
Organ (or Harp) Concerto No. 5 in F Op 4
Artist : Matthew Halls, organ
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2055 CD
Conductor : Monica Huggett
Orchestra : Ensemble Sonnerie
Label : Avie
6:39 AM
Symphony in G
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
DIE SCHONE GALATEA: Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
The Black Horse Troop
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 137 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Washington Winds
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture, K. 620
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : David Parry
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
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7:27 AM
String Symphony No. 1 in C
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 553161 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:41 AM
THIEVING MAGPIE (LA GAZZA LADRA) Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
7:53 AM
Tarantelle
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Composer : Cesar Cui
Catalog : 550087 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
SIEGFRIED: Forest Murmurs
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 410137 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
Romance in G Op 26
Artist : Dong-suk Kang,violin
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 550329 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
Overture in C Op 170, D. 591 In the Italian Style
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:48 AM
Jazz Suite No. 1
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 433702 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Notturno No. 4 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999741 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
9:17 AM
Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F
Artist : Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 432081 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
9:42 AM
Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE Op 54
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 412790 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
10:21 AM
Symphony No. 90 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 94237 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
10:49 AM
Scherzo No. 1 in b Op 20
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 61396 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:00 AM
Somerset Rhapsody Op 21, No. 2
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 3 in f "Irish"
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 8545 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Symphony in E
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Composer : Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Catalog : 777112 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : CPO
12:19 PM
Piano Trio in B-Flat, K. 502
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6099 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
12:43 PM
Ondine
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Composer : George Templeton Strong
Catalog : 559078 CD
Conductor : Adriano
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:11 PM
Symphony No. 3 in F Op 90
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8502 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:15 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
3:00 PM
Largo Mysterioso
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Composer : Aarre Merikanto
Catalog : 9806 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
3:06 PM
Violin Concerto in d Op 47
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 54855 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:41 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 71472 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Jeux (Poeme dansee)
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 8903 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:25 PM
DEUX COUERS: Zwei Herzen Im Dreivierteltakt
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Composer : Robert Stolz
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:30 PM
DER FAVORIT: Du Sollst der Kaiser meiner...
Artist : Anna Moffo, soprano
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Composer : Robert Stolz
Catalog : 72916 CD
Conductor : Robert Stolz
Orchestra : Orchestra Hagen Galatis
Label : RCA/BMG
4:35 PM
FAUST: Jewel Song: Air des bijoux
Artist : Anna Moffo, soprano
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 63530 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Rome Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:43 PM
Poema Autunnale for violin and orchestra
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 15535 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Thousand and One Nights Op 346
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 48376 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:16 PM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 433519 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:28 PM
Piccolo Concerto Op 50
Artist : James Galway, flute
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Composer : Lowell Liebermann
Catalog : 63235 CD
Conductor : Lowell Liebermann
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : RCA/BMG
5:55 PM
Schwanengesang:04. Standchen (Serenade), D., 957
Artist : James Galway, flute; Phillip Moll, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert (arr. Galway)
Catalog : 60033 CD
Label : RCA/BMG

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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.

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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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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

Antique bows were often made with a small piece of ivory that clamps the bow hairs onto the wood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 7:29 pm

New Obama administration rules aimed at protecting African elephants are causing widespread anxiety in the music world. From country to classical, working musicians say the policy will make them think twice about touring abroad.

The proposed regulations would place a near-total ban on anything made with ivory moving in and out of the U.S.

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