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

July 01, 2013

6:06 AM
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D
Artist : Leslie Pearson, harpsichord
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758076 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:17 AM
Swedish Dances Op 63 - Suite No. 2
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 777385 CD
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra : S.W. German Radio Symph. Orch.
Label : CPO
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 11 in d Op 3, RV 565
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 423094 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 3
Artist : Mary Louise Boehm, piano
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Composer : Johann Schroter
Catalog : 7639 CD
Conductor : Kees Kooper
Orchestra : Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble
Label : Pantheon
7:06 AM
Raymond Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Ambroise Thomas
Catalog : 434321 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
On Parade March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559690 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Swedish Navy Band
Label : Naxos
7:20 AM
Interplay (American Concertette for piano and orch.)
Artist : Leo Litwin, piano
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:28 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in c
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
7:41 AM
FENIMORE AND GERDA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:48 AM
String Symphony No. 3 in e
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 62601 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:15 AM
Oboe Concerto in c
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 50905 CD
Conductor : Lucy van Dael
Orchestra : Alma Musica Amsterdam
Label : Angel/EMI
8:26 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Op 21
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 391372 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:39 AM
Sinfonia in C
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:49 AM
Villanelle for Horn & Orch
Artist : Radek Baborak, horn
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 3348 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Chmbr Philharmonic Orch
Label : Supraphon
9:06 AM
Coriolan Overture in c Op 62
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 61375 CD
Conductor : Roger Norrington
Orchestra : London Classical Players
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:15 AM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in C L’encendie par l’orage
Artist : Benjamin Frith, piano
Album :
Composer : John Field
Catalog : 554221 CD
Conductor : David Haslam
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Naxos
9:44 AM
Horn Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Stewart Rose, horn
Album :
Composer : Christoph Forster
Catalog : 6750 CD
Orchestra : St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
Label : Arabesque
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:18 AM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61 Mozartiana
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label : Brilliant
10:44 AM
Romanze Op 42
Artist : Maxim Fedotov, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 557689 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra : Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:56 AM
Sinfonia No. 10
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
11:06 AM
Four Legends from the Kalevala Op 22
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 47612 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Sinfonie in F
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Composer : Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Catalog : 2908609 CD
Conductor : Stephen Mai
Orchestra : Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Label : Harm Mundi
12:23 PM
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat, K. 482
Artist : Jonathan Biss, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 17270 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:58 PM
Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in E
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 86540 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
1:14 PM
Florida Suite
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in d Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 80688 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
2:14 PM
Gayne Ballet Suite
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 22654 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Price-less
3:00 PM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Prelude
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 432147 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
3:08 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Op 75
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (completed by Taneyev)
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Brilliant
3:41 PM
Concerto in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 447644 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
4:06 PM
Introduction and Allegro
Artist : Ransom Wilson, flute; Nancy Allen, harp
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 47520 CD
Orchestra : Tokyo String Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
4:19 PM
Jack-in-the-box
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Composer : Erik Satie (arr. Milhaud)
Catalog : 421395 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : London Festival Players
Label : London/Dec
4:27 PM
GUNTRAM: prelude act 1 Op 25
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
4:41 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 414079 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Queen of Spades Pique Dame
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 5 Tabor
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Lotos
5:29 PM
Les Sylphides
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Composer : Frederic Chopin (arr. Leroy Anderson and Peter Bodge)
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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WRTI Spotlight
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

SUMMER from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Closer Look

Comprised of four violin concertos written by Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work. Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet - supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto. Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each part of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

SUMMER SONNET

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WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

Donald Nally's Message to the Community
9:08 pm
Tue April 22, 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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Creatively Speaking
9:02 pm
Tue April 22, 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
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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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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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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