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 11, 2013

6:06 AM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
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Composer : Hector Berlioz (arr. Gunther Schuller)
Catalog : 15 CD
Conductor : Gunther Schuller
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
6:17 AM
Symphonie Concertante for fl, oboe & bsn in E-Flat
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999627 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:31 AM
String Quartet No. 2: Nocturne
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Composer : Alexander Borodin (arr. Nikolai Tcherepnin)
Catalog : 435757 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3179 CD
Orchestra : Nuovo Quartetto Italiano
Label : Centaur
7:06 AM
Violin Concerto in D, RV 370 L’Inquietudine
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777463 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Recognition March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:19 AM
Overture in B-Flat, D. 570
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570328 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Flute Concerto in b
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
7:41 AM
Danse- Tarantelle Styrienne
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Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Maurice Ravel)
Catalog : 2671 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : ATMA
7:49 AM
Concerto (with 2 hunting horns) in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 6698 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Long Beach (CA) Symphony Orch.
Label : LongBeach
8:17 AM
Norwegian Artists’ Carnival Op 14
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 50009 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
8:26 AM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 57220 CD
Conductor : Placido Domingo
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
8:39 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 6509 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : JVC
8:50 AM
Zadok the Priest
Artist : Chorus of St-Martin-in-the-Fld
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 412733 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
PALESTRINA: Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Hans Pfitzner
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
9:15 AM
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Concert Suite Op 59
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:40 AM
Malediction
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 414079 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Little Suite in a Op 1
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 4524862 CD
Conductor : Ulf Schirmer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : London/Dec
10:17 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in d Op 70
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 67508 CD
Conductor : Michael Stern
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
10:50 AM
Hebrew Suite for violin and orchestra
Artist : Hyman Bress, violin
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 3169 CD
Conductor : Jindrich Rohan
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
11:03 AM
Andante and Hungarian Rondo Op 35
Artist : Mark Gigliotti, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 20126 CD
Conductor : Felix Chiu-Sen Chen
Orchestra : Taipei Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bravo
11:15 AM
The Seasons Ballet Op 67
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61434 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:06 PM
Festmusik der Stadt Wien
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 12 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in a Op 15
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 2149 CD
Conductor : Vasil Kazandzhiev
Orchestra : Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Centaur
12:49 PM
Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes Op 47
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Composer : Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Catalog : 572779 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Lande
Orchestra : St. Petersburg State Symphony
Label : Naxos
1:04 PM
Symphony No. 2 in c Op 29
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Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 49859 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Barcarolle No. 5 Op 90
Artist : Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 80491 CD
Label : Telarc
2:06 PM
NERO: Ballet Music
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220451 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
2:42 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Op 10
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 64329 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
OBERON Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:10 PM
Concert Piece for Piano & Orchestra Op 9
Artist : Liisa Pohjola, piano
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Composer : Ernst Mielck
Catalog : 9604 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
3:38 PM
Romantic Pieces Op 75
Artist : Ivan Zenaty, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90171 CD
Label : Dorian
4:06 PM
Hungarian Melodies
Artist : Charles Erwin, cornet
Album :
Composer : Vincent Bach
Catalog : 1998 CD
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
4:12 PM
Symphony No. 3 Slavyanskaya
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Composer : Boris Kozhevnikov
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
4:29 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: Overture
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Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 68793 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:39 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: I dreamed I dwelt
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 14777 CD
Conductor : Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica RAI, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
4:46 PM
Irish Rhapsody No. 2 in f Op 84
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 9049 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
Show Boat: Scenario for Orchestra
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Composer : Jerome Kern
Catalog : 446404 CD
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Philips
5:27 PM
GOYESCAS: Intermezzo
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Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:33 PM
Carnival of the Animals
Artist : Hugh Downs, narrator
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 68131 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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.

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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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