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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July 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:16 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 16
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
6:30 AM
Overture No. 6 in d
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:41 AM
Symphony in E Op 18
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Souvenir de Carneval 1847 Op 200
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss
Catalog : 223470 CD
Conductor : Mika Eichenholz
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
The Corcoran Cadets
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 303 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Artist :
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:27 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 49964 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:40 AM
Sonata on the 8th tone
Artist :
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Composer : Giovanni Gabrieli
Catalog : 62353 CD
Orchestra : Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Label : CBS/Sony
7:47 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 5 in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 555384 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Aradia Baroque Ensemble
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
MEDEA Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 65926 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Incidental
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:26 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 3185 CD
Orchestra : Lincoln Center Chamber Society
Label : Delos
8:39 AM
Marche triomphale et Pompiere
Artist :
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 802 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Rhenanie-Palatinate Philharm.
Label : Cybelia
8:46 AM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 8893 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Swedish Folk-Songs and Dances
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Composer : August Soderman
Catalog : 1040 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Ume† Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
9:18 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
9:27 AM
Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F Op 70
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 4780220 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Capriccio: Sextet Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 44702 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : New Stockholm Chamber Orchestr
Label : CBS/Sony
10:15 AM
Sinfonia Concertante for viola, dbl-bass
Artist : Lubomir Maly, viola
Album :
Composer : Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
Catalog : 110951 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
10:41 AM
Hungarian Dance No. 4 in f-Sharp
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
10:47 AM
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
10:51 AM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 80523 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : Telarc
11:03 AM
Water Music-Complete
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 44655 CD
Conductor : Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra : La Grande Ecurie,Chambre duRoy
Label : CBS/Sony
12:08 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:24 PM
Fantasia in C
Artist : Joseph Payne, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 2419 CD
Label : Centaur
12:27 PM
Fugue in C
Artist : Joseph Payne, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 2419 CD
Label : Centaur
12:31 PM
American Eagle Waltz
Artist : Philip Collins, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
12:42 PM
Rainbow Body
Artist :
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Composer : Christopher Theofanidis
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:57 PM
The Isle of the Dead Op 29
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
1:17 PM
Hora staccato
Artist : Rafael Mendez, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Grigoras Dinicu
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Victor Young
Orchestra : His Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:24 PM
The White Peacock
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 90224 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Dorian
1:31 PM
JENUFA: Mamicko, mam tezkou hlavu
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 7405 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : London/Dec
1:44 PM
Sylvia: Act I (excerpts)
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 434313 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
2:01 PM
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Artist : Xuefei Yang, guitar
Album :
Composer : Francisco Tarrega
Catalog : 70714 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:01 PM
The Londonderry Air
Artist :
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:12 PM
LA BOHEME: O soave fanciulla...
Artist : Ramon Vargas, tenor; Anna Netrebko, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
2:17 PM
Violin Concerto
Artist : Hillary Hahn, violin
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 14698 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:51 PM
Concerto for Timpani and Band: Allegro
Artist : James Nierescher, timpani
Album :
Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 13 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : ACC Heritage of America Band
Label : USAF
2:57 PM
Requiem: In paradisum Op 48
Artist : Choir Kings College, Cambridge
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 64715 CD
Conductor : David Willcocks
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Adagio for cello and orchestra
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Woldemar Bargiel
Catalog : 63665 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : RCA/BMG
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 20 in d
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 98407 CD
Conductor : Alexandre Rabinovitch
Orchestra : Veneto/Padua Chamber Orchestra
Label : Teldec
3:40 PM
Marouf, Savetier du Caire
Artist :
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Composer : Henri Benjamin Rabaud
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
4:06 PM
1712 Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
4:19 PM
Minuet Militaire
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
4:26 PM
El Salon Mexico
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:39 PM
Nell Gwyn
Artist :
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:58 PM
The Phantom Melody
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
The White Peacock
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
5:14 PM
Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure
Artist : Robert Vanderschaaf, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Tausig
Catalog : 2417 CD
Label : Centaur
5:22 PM
Phantasia- Based on themes from PHANTOM
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin;l Julian Llord Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 58043 CD
Conductor : Simon Lee
Orchestra : The London Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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Opera on WRTI
1:44 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

LA Opera on WRTI: Britten's BILLY BUDD, August 2, 1 PM

Baritone Liam Bonner sings the title role of Billy Budd, the perfect British seaman.

James Conlon leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus for one of Benjamin Britten's masterpieces. Based on Herman Melville’s classic American tale, adapted into a libretto by English novelist E.M. Forster and writer Eric Crozier, Billy Budd tells the story of the persecution and destruction of a pure-hearted sailor by a predatory master-at-arms. It's a tragedy of "sexual discharge gone evil," as Forster described it, and a work that has captivated audiences around the world since its 1951 world premiere.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein (who later became an American citizen) lost an arm in World War I. He commissioned composers including Maurice Ravel to write pieces for the left hand alone.
Bettmann/CORBIS

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 2:37 pm

One hundred years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. The conflict drew in country after country and grew to an unprecedented scale. An estimated 9 million combatants lost their lives and more than 21 million were wounded in what came to be known as The Great War and, eventually, World War I.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:35 am
Sat July 26, 2014

War Of Words At Met Opera May Signal Shutdown

Bryn Terfel as Wotan in the Met's production of Wagner's Ring cycle, one of the productions that has been criticized by some as too costly.
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 1:32 pm

When an opera company is in the midst of contentious labor negotiations, the results can be dramatic. This week, the war of words between unions and management at New York's Metropolitan Opera, the world's largest opera company, escalated. An Aug. 1 shut down now seems likely.

At the center of the debate is the ballooning Met budget, which stood at $200 million in 2006 but has since climbed to more than $325 million. Met General Manager Peter Gelb asserts that union salaries and benefits are his biggest costs, accounting for two-thirds of the operating budget.

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon July 21, 2014

How a Russian-Born Philadelphian Helped Give New Life to a Song Van Cliburn Loved

Van Cliburn loved the Russian folk song, "Ducks are Flying," and asked for it to be performed at his funeral service. But no one in Texas could find the song.

When American pianist Van Cliburn died in 2013, funeral organizers in Texas couldn’t locate an obscure piece of music he’d requested for the service. But as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, thanks to a Philadelphia connection, the Russian folk song was found, and is now enjoying new life in America.

Here are several ensembles presenting the Russian folk song performed at Van Cliburn's funeral service.

The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)

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Opera on WRTI
4:25 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

LA Opera on WRTI: Bizet's CARMEN, July 19, 1 PM

Carmen (Patricia Bardon) expresses her love for the matador Escamillo (Ildebrando D'Arcangelo) as he prepares to enter the bullring.

No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms. But when she’s ready to move on, watch out! A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas. Georges Bizet’s immortal score overflows with one delight after another - a music lover’s hit parade of opera’s most intoxicating melodies. Placido Domingo conducts. Saturday, July 19, 1 to 4 pm.

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Crossover
3:43 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Legendary Man of Music: Lorin Varencove Maazel, 1930-2014

Maestro Lorin Maazel passed away last Sunday at the age of 84.  This legendary man of music devoted over 75 years to his craft. To him, music was a bridge-builder - a way to bring peace to the world and its people.  

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WRTI Spotlight
11:49 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Mahler's 4th Symphony: The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI, July 20, 1 PM

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

You won't want to miss the optimism and sunshine of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, drawing much of its balance and influence from the Classical era, this Sunday, July 20th at 1 pm. It's the Philadelphians in a performance from October in Verizon Hall, a re-broadcast from November, 2013.

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Creatively Speaking
12:25 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

How a Mentor Inspired A Life In Music: Blanche Burton-Lyles Keeps Marian Anderson’s Memory Alive

Pianist Blanche Burton-Lyles, the first African American woman to graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music, was mentored by Marian Anderson.
Jessica Kourkounis

A classical pianist considered Marian Anderson’s protégé was the beneficiary of the opera star’s generous encouragement and wisdom.  As a child, Blanche Burton-Lyles lived in South Philadelphia near the home that Marian Anderson called her "dream home."  Anderson knew Blanche’s parents, and would invite the young prodigy to her home to play the living-room piano. It was a life-long relationship. And even in her later years, Burton-Lyles and Anderson kept up through letters after Anderson moved to the West Coast. 

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Crossover
11:23 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Star Soprano Diana Damrau Scratches An Itch

Diana Damrau, Forever: Unforgettable Favorites from Vienna, Broadway and Hollywood

Soprano Diana Damrau usually sticks with her forte of mainstream opera. Indeed, she's made her name in such demanding roles as Mozart's Queen of the Night, Strauss' Zerbinetta, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Verdi's Violetta. But not long ago, she had this itch that needed scratching. And scratch she did, to excellent result.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:01 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies

Lorin Maazel conducing the Vienna Philharmonic in March 2010.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 11:58 am

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