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 19, 2013

6:06 AM
CAGLIOSTRO IN WIEN Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
6:31 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat, K. 184
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 47161 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Concerto for strings in C, RV 116
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 110 CD
Conductor : Alberto Lizzio
Orchestra : Musici di San Marco
Label : Pilz
7:15 AM
USAAC March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Serenade d’hiver
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 7199 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra : Vasari Singers
Label : Guild
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in G, Wq. 182
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
7:42 AM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:47 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in A, K. 386
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 39224 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Fete Polonaise
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:15 AM
Concert Piece for Clarinet & Basset Horn in d Op 114
Artist : Ludmila Peterkova, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 3554 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
8:28 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:35 AM
Gee Whiz!
Artist : Evelyn Glennie, Xylophone
Album :
Composer : Byron Brooke
Catalog : 63234 CD
Conductor : James Watson
Orchestra : Black Dyke Mills Band
Label : RCA/BMG
8:42 AM
IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:47 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 81482 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
THE SNOW MAIDEN suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:20 AM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Gerard Schwarz, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 3001 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Y Chamber Symphony of New York
Label : Delos
9:37 AM
Symphony No. 2 Op 132 Mysterious Mountain
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 80604 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Telarc
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 3 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5407 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in b Op 32
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 570360 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:50 AM
Polonaise No. 1 in c-Sharp Op 26, No. 1
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 413795 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
11:03 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in a Op 9, RV 358
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 16412 CD
Conductor : Christian Curnyn
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
11:13 AM
Carmen Ballet
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Rodion Shchedrin
Catalog : 47198 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Belfagore: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 9311 CD
Conductor : Edward Downes
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:19 PM
Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1053
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 82429 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : CBS/Sony
12:42 PM
Symphony No. 7 in C Op 60 Leningrad
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8623 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49276 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : New York Chamber Symphony
Label : Angel/EMI
2:14 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat
Artist : Niklas Sivelov, piano
Album :
Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 572259 CD
Conductor : Mario Venzago
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
3:16 PM
Symphony No. 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559704 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:43 PM
Polyeucte
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 9225 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Summon the Heroes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 62592 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:14 PM
Symphony No.2 A Montevideo
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:28 PM
I DUE FOSCARI: Prelude
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62373 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:33 PM
I DUE FOSCARI: Dal piu remoto esiglio
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 10007 CD
Conductor : Edward Downes
Orchestra : Vienna Opera Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
Harp Concerto in C
Artist : Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Album :
Composer : Johan Georg Albrechtsberger
Catalog : 2221 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Avie
5:06 PM
Oh, These Hussars! Waltz Op 552
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225172 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
5:16 PM
Elegia
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:30 PM
Gulliver’s Travels
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 443899 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
6:06 AM
CAGLIOSTRO IN WIEN Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
6:31 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat, K. 184
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 47161 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Concerto for strings in C, RV 116
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 110 CD
Conductor : Alberto Lizzio
Orchestra : Musici di San Marco
Label : Pilz
7:15 AM
USAAC March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Serenade d’hiver
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 7199 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra : Vasari Singers
Label : Guild
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in G, Wq. 182
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
7:42 AM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:47 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in A, K. 386
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 39224 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Fete Polonaise
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:15 AM
Concert Piece for Clarinet & Basset Horn in d Op 114
Artist : Ludmila Peterkova, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 3554 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
8:28 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:35 AM
Gee Whiz!
Artist : Evelyn Glennie, Xylophone
Album :
Composer : Byron Brooke
Catalog : 63234 CD
Conductor : James Watson
Orchestra : Black Dyke Mills Band
Label : RCA/BMG
8:42 AM
IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:47 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 81482 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
THE SNOW MAIDEN suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:20 AM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Gerard Schwarz, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 3001 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Y Chamber Symphony of New York
Label : Delos
9:37 AM
Symphony No. 2 Op 132 Mysterious Mountain
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 80604 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Telarc
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 3 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5407 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in b Op 32
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 570360 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:50 AM
Polonaise No. 1 in c-Sharp Op 26, No. 1
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 413795 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
11:03 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in a Op 9, RV 358
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 16412 CD
Conductor : Christian Curnyn
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
11:13 AM
Carmen Ballet
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Rodion Shchedrin
Catalog : 47198 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Belfagore: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 9311 CD
Conductor : Edward Downes
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:19 PM
Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1053
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 82429 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : CBS/Sony
12:42 PM
Symphony No. 7 in C Op 60 Leningrad
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8623 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49276 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : New York Chamber Symphony
Label : Angel/EMI
2:14 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat
Artist : Niklas Sivelov, piano
Album :
Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 572259 CD
Conductor : Mario Venzago
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
3:16 PM
Symphony No. 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559704 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:43 PM
Polyeucte
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 9225 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Summon the Heroes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 62592 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:14 PM
Symphony No.2 A Montevideo
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:28 PM
I DUE FOSCARI: Prelude
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62373 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:33 PM
I DUE FOSCARI: Dal piu remoto esiglio
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 10007 CD
Conductor : Edward Downes
Orchestra : Vienna Opera Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
Harp Concerto in C
Artist : Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Album :
Composer : Johan Georg Albrechtsberger
Catalog : 2221 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Avie
5:06 PM
Oh, These Hussars! Waltz Op 552
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225172 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
5:16 PM
Elegia
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:30 PM
Gulliver’s Travels
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 443899 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec

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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

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Creatively Speaking
8:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

The Don Is Back!

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Classical CD Selections
9:44 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Check Out These Classical New Releases!

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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.

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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

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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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