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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July 10, 2013

6:06 AM
Drot og Marsk King and Marshal
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Composer : Peter Heise
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
6:17 AM
Concerto Grosso in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Abendsterne Walzer Op 180
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Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 4763793 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G Op 92
Artist : Sequeira Costa, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 220306 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:06 AM
Valse-Caprice
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:15 AM
My Congratulations
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Composer : H. L. Blankenberg
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
EZIO Overture
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Alan Curtis
Orchestra : Il Complesso Barocco
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
EUGENE ONEGIN: Waltz & Polonaise Op 24
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 10071 CD
Conductor : Hans Vonk
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Capriccio
7:41 AM
Concerto No. 8 in g Op 9
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
7:53 AM
Sonata pian’e forte
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Composer : Giovanni Gabrieli
Catalog : 62353 CD
Orchestra : Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
The Shopkeeper and his Assistant
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:16 AM
Legende Op 17
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
EL CAPITAN: Selections
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559248 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
8:43 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 1201 CD
Orchestra : Ostrava Janacek Chamber Orch.
Label : Panton
8:49 AM
Sones de Mariachi
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Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
LODOISKA: Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 557908 CD
Conductor : Piero Bellugi
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo
Label : Naxos
9:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 8 in D Op 99
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
9:44 AM
Two English Idylls
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 20 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5407 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
10:16 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 22
Artist : Juliette Kang, violin
Album :
Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 5197 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
10:42 AM
The Sea: Orchestral suite
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Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 6698 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Long Beach (CA) Symphony Orch.
Label : LongBeach
11:07 AM
Entrata after William Byrd
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Composer : Carl Orff
Catalog : 801 LP
Conductor : Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Westminster
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 10
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 65775 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
12:05 PM
A Night on Bald Mountain
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:18 PM
Fur Elise, bagatelle in a
Artist : Valentina Lisitsa, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 17091 CD
Label : London/Dec
12:22 PM
TALES OF HOFFMANN: Barcarolle
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano; Elina Garanca, mezzo
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 12217 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : D. Gramphn
12:29 PM
Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11
Artist : Lyon National Chorus
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 79527 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Denon
12:40 PM
Symphony: The Airborne (excerpt)
Artist : New York Choral Artists; Orson Welles, narrator
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Composer : Marc Blitzstein
Catalog : 61849 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:55 PM
Carmina Burana (excerpts)
Artist : Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; Peter Binder, bar.
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Composer : Carl Orff
Catalog : 33172 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:07 PM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 27 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Leighton Smith
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : Sheffield
1:15 PM
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43
Artist : Yuja Wang, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 15338 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:40 PM
DAS RHEINGOLD
Artist : Kirsten Flagstad, soprano; George London, bass
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 414101 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:54 PM
Coronation March for Alex III
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 80541 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:17 PM
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Ist ein traum (Love Duet)
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano; Diana Damrau, sop.
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8235 CD
Conductor : Fabio Luisi
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : D. Gramphn
2:24 PM
Etudes de Concert: Gnomenreigen
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 444851 CD
Label : London/Dec
2:28 PM
Lyric Pieces:V-4 Nocturne Op 54
Artist : Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 57296 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:34 PM
MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Dove sono i bei...
Artist : Eleanor Steber, soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 68921 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : RCA Victor Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:39 PM
Piano Concerto (excerpt)
Artist : Alicia de Larrocha, piano
Album :
Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 448252 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:51 PM
Serenade for Strings in C Op 48: Waltz
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra : Leningrad Philharmonic Orch
Label :
2:55 PM
ANDREA CHENIER: Un di all’azzuro spazio
Artist : Franco Corelli, tenor
Album :
Composer : Umberto Giordano
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
3:00 PM
Sursum Corda Op 11
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 66870 CD
Conductor : David Honeyball
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Hyperion
3:12 PM
Artist : Paavo Berglund
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 97689 CD
Conductor : Bournemouth Symphony Orch.
Orchestra : Spring Song
Label : Angel/EMI
3:22 PM
Masquerade Suite
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 11005 CD
Conductor : Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra : Moscow Radio Symphony Orches.
Label : Russian
3:44 PM
Pour le Piano suite
Artist : Aldo Ciccolini, piano
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 54451 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Cuban Overture
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:17 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 61497 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:28 PM
Suite of Three Pieces Op 116
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
4:41 PM
La Muse et le Poete Op 132
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin; Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63518 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Sym Orch N. D. R. Hamburg
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
LE CID: Ballet Music
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 2661 LP
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:16 PM
Pastoral Suite Op 19
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 570 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
5:40 PM
West Side Story Suite
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein (arr. William David Brohn)
Catalog : 89358 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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 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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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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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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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.

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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