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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September 04, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto Grossoin b Op 2
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:21 AM
Morceau de concertin G Op 62
Artist : Dong-suk Kang,violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 550752 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
6:34 AM
Symphonyin C
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999383 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:45 AM
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 414595 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
7:06 AM
Overture to a Grand Orchestra
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:17 AM
His Honor
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Fillmore
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Captain Philip Chevallard
Orchestra : USAF Band of the Golden Gate
Label : USAF
7:23 AM
Valse-Scherzoin C Op 34
Artist : Vadim Repin, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 25487 CD
Label : Erato
7:32 AM
Introduction and Variations on a Themein B-Flat
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Antonin Reicha
Catalog : 170021 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
7:46 AM
Wine, Women & Song Op 333
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 137 CD
Conductor : Dietrich Henschel
Orchestra : Diabolicus
Label : Ambroisie
8:06 AM
Trumpet Concertoin E-Flat
Artist : Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 54897 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:23 AM
RUSALKA: Polonaise
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:31 AM
Piccolo Concertoin C
Artist : Michel Sanvoisin, piccolo
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
8:44 AM
THE SECRET OF SUSANNE Overture
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 54585 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:44 AM
Gayne: Lezghinka
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:44 AM
Concerto Symphonique No. 4: Scherzo Op 102
Artist : John Ogdon, piano
Album :
Composer : Henry Litolff
Catalog : 92747 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Sinfoniain g
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
9:16 AM
Sinfonia Concertantein B-Flat
Artist : Jacob Krachmalnick,violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 62649 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:42 AM
Norwegian Dances Op 35
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9028 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Overturein g
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 91206 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:12 AM
Clarinet Concerto No. 1in f Op 73
Artist : Andrew Marriner, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 432146 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:36 AM
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:50 AM
Symphonie No. 2 Pastorale Op 49
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 7067 CD
Conductor : Barry Faldner
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : KOCH Intl.
10:50 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 8802048 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Newton
10:50 AM
Symphony No. 5in F Op 76
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49995 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
The Oceanides Op 73
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:19 PM
Piano Trioin C
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6099 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
12:42 PM
Symphony No. 4in E-Flat
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 14 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
2:00 PM
Pastoral Suite Op 13
Artist : G"ran Marcusson, flute
Album :
Composer : Gunnar De Frumerie
Catalog : 18 CD
Conductor : Thor Svedlund
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : IntimMusik
2:16 PM
Violin Concertoin D Op 77
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 457075 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Christus Factus Est
Artist : Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 4783640 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Schubert
Label : London/Dec
3:09 PM
Piano Concertoin a Op 54
Artist : Maria Joao Pires, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 4776607 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
3:43 PM
Flute Concertoin b
Artist : Karl Kaiser, flute
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 77367 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Koln
Label : Deut Harmo
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 2in C
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 25018 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : VangrdWelk
4:27 PM
Miroirs: 3. Une Barque sur l’Ocean
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
4:37 PM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 3in D
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
5:06 PM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 74287 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:17 PM
Concertstck for clarinet and orchestrain g
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Heinrich Joseph Baermann
Catalog : 65011 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
5:30 PM
Peacock Variations
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 452853 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:30 PM
Hungarian Dance No. 11in d
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 434326 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury

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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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