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 28, 2013

6:06 AM
PRINCE IGOR Overture
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 435757 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:18 AM
Gloriana: Courtly Dances
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 69422 CD
Conductor : Uri Segal
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D, K. 412
Artist : Mason Jones, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47215 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:40 AM
Carmen Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 37260 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Canon and Gigue
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Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
Victory at Sea: Guadalcanal March
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 25184 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Caprice-Valse Wedding Cake Op 76
Artist : Maria DeLaPau, piano
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 69386 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in d
Artist : Andras Kiss, violin; Judit Kiss, cello
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:41 AM
Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 66870 CD
Conductor : David Honeyball
Orchestra : London Brass Virtuosi
Label : Hyperion
7:49 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 50922 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
BARBER OF SEVILLE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 63494 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:14 AM
Nocturne for violin and orchestra Op 12
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
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Composer : Joseph Joachim
Catalog : 15312 CD
Conductor : Sakari Oramo
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Violin Concerto in C, RV 177
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 89362 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Polonaise in C Op 49
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 47505 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Reverie & caprice Op 8
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 45482 CD
Conductor : Daniel Harding
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Overture, K. 384
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 85060 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:13 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Op 113
Artist : Dan Franklin Smith, piano
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Composer : Hans Huber
Catalog : 1056 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Stuttgart Philharmonic
Label : Sterling
9:44 AM
Kol Nidrei Op 47
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 57750 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 414187 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : L'Oiseau
10:20 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 57417 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:55 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 3 Sarka
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 54331 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:08 AM
Divertimento No. 6 in C, K. 188
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Op 55
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61434 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:06 PM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 422337 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:21 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 11 In the Hungarian Manner
Artist : Rachel Barton, violin
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Composer : Joseph Joachim
Catalog : 68 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kalmar
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cedille
1:10 PM
Galanta Dances
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 550520 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
1:29 PM
Pastorale, Fantasia & Fugue Op 23
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Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 31992 CD
Conductor : Andras Korodi
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 89499 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
Sinfonia No. 6
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Composer : Antonio Caldara
Catalog : 553772 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Aradia Baroque Ensemble
Label : Naxos
3:06 PM
Symphony No. 1 in d Op 63 Tell Symphony
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Composer : Hans Huber
Catalog : 1042 CD
Conductor : Jorg-Peter Weigle
Orchestra : Stuttgart Philharmonic
Label : Sterling
3:39 PM
Quartet for Strings Op 89
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Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 6747 CD
Orchestra : Lark Quartet
Label : Arabesque
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 6 in D Le Matin
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
4:25 PM
RIGOLETTO: Gualtier Malde...Caro Nome
Artist : Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 154 CD
Label : Mode
4:34 PM
RIGOLETTO: Quartet: Bella figlia d’amore
Artist : Roberto Alagna, tenor; Renato Bruson, bar.; Andrea Rost, sop.; Marian Pentcheva, mezzo
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 66314 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:42 PM
Matinees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 24
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
5:06 PM
San Juan Capistrano: Fiesta
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Composer : Harl McDonald
Catalog : 68786 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:12 PM
Violin Concerto Op 48
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 457064 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:28 PM
Morning Papers Op 279
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 416819 CD
Conductor : Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:41 PM
South Pacific: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Catalog : 80278 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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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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