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 07, 2012

6:06 AM
Terpsichore Suite No. 3 in F
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Composer : Michael Praetorius
Catalog : 6531 CD
Orchestra : New York Renaissance Band
Label : Arabesque
6:17 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in e Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 422370 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Altwiener Liebeswalzer Old Viennese Love Waltz
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
6:43 AM
Sonata for Clarinet and Orchestra
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Heinrich Joseph Baermann
Catalog : 65011 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
7:06 AM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:15 AM
Foshay Tower Washington Memorial
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Concerto for strings and organ in D, RV 124
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 110 CD
Conductor : Alberto Lizzio
Orchestra : Musici di San Marco
Label : Pilz
7:28 AM
Three-Cornered Hat Suite
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:43 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Op 21
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 65617 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Krakowiak Concert Rondo in F Op 14
Artist : Eldar Nebolsin, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 572335 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
8:20 AM
Concerto No. 2 for two oboes & strings in C Op 7
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
8:28 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:43 AM
Divertimento No. 1 in D, K. 136
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 91122 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
Norwegian Air Op 7
Artist : Marianne Thorsen, violin
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 10614 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Chandos
9:16 AM
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Op 101
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56535 CD
Conductor : Giuseppi Sinopoli
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
9:45 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 86549 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 11, No. 3
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553194 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:19 AM
Triple Concerto in C Op 56
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo Yo Ma, cello; Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 55516 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
10:58 AM
Ballade No. 1 in g Op 23
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 72554 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:11 AM
Grand Duo Symphony in C, D. 812
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Composer : Franz Schubert (orchestrated by Raymond Leppard)
Catalog : 2221 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 45981 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : English Baroque Soloists
Label : Erato
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in g Op 40
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 458930 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:50 PM
The Enchanted Lake Op 62
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 80657 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:01 PM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
1:16 PM
Symphony No. 4 in e Op 98
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 61846 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
The Promised Land
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Composer : Armas Jarnefelt
Catalog : 9701 CD
Conductor : Ilpo Mansnerus
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
2:16 PM
Symphony No. 3 in D Op 29 "Polish"
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 46322 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Teldec
3:00 PM
Summer Evening
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 47610 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Op 113
Artist : Dan Franklin Smith, piano
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Composer : Hans Huber
Catalog : 1056 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Stuttgart Philharmonic
Label : Sterling
3:43 PM
Variazione Sinfoniche
Artist : Ferdinand Klinda, organ
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 557820 CD
Conductor : Adriano
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 433075 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:28 PM
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 60559 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:39 PM
On The Town: Lonely Town
Artist : Thomas Hampson, baritone
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 459147 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:46 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 49860 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:17 PM
Symphonic Rhapsody on a Song by Rodgers
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2112 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : ASV

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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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