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 17, 2013

6:06 AM
English Dances: First Set Op 27
Artist :
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:16 AM
Guitar (or Mandolin) Concerto in D
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3326 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 horns, strings in D
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Introduction & Variations Brillantes Op 170
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Ruins of Athens Overture Op 113
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:15 AM
The Kilties
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Morris
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:20 AM
Chanson de Matin Op 15
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:29 AM
Molly on the Shore
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:35 AM
Rodeo: Hoe-Down
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 3104 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
7:45 AM
H.M.S. PINAFORE: I am the monarch of the sea
Artist : Welsh National Opera Chorus
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 80374 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
THE SECRET OF SUZANNE Intermezzo
Artist :
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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
8:10 AM
Humoresque No. 7 in G-Flat Op 101
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 15312 CD
Conductor : Sakari Oramo
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
8:15 AM
String Quintet: Minuet in E Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 65926 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
North by Nothwest Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 35643 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Milan
8:43 AM
El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 45658 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:48 AM
Trumpet Voluntary
Artist : Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jeremiah Clarke
Catalog : 80223 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 10 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553409 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:12 AM
Te Deum: Prelude
Artist :
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Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Philip Ledger
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:18 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 7 in C Op 72
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:22 AM
La Gitana
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 444409 CD
Label : London/Dec
9:29 AM
Suite Algerienne: March militaire Op 60
Artist :
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 38920 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:40 AM
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 9811 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 94615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Rilling
Orchestra : Oregon Bach Festival Chmb Orch
Label : Hanssler
10:22 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G
Artist : Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 61881 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:50 AM
Humoresques for violin and orchestra Op 89
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 45534 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Danish National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:05 AM
Cello Concerto in c
Artist : Christophe Coin, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30457 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
11:17 AM
Pictures at an Exhibition
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Ravel)
Catalog : 80705 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Overture No. 4 in F
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Composer : Francesco Maria Veracini
Catalog : 439937 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:21 PM
Concerto in E for two pianos and orchestra
Artist : Joshua Pierce and Dorothy Jonas, pianos
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 1330 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philharmonic
Label : MSR
12:52 PM
String Quintet in C Op 163
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4776357 CD
Orchestra : Melos Quartet of Stuttgart
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 9
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 65733 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
2:15 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e Op 11
Artist : Gina Bachauer, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
3:00 PM
Meditation on the Stabat Mater Op 63
Artist : Franz Hauk, organ
Album :
Composer : Alexandre Guilmant
Catalog : 7215 CD
Conductor : Olaf Koch
Orchestra : Philharmonic Ingolstadt
Label : Guild
3:09 PM
Horn Trio in E-Flat Op 40
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln; Cecile Licad, piano; John Cerminaro, horn
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 54800 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:41 PM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90797 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Firebird Suite (1919)
Artist :
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 47099 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:27 PM
LOHENGRIN: Prelude to Act III &
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Winterbottom)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
4:37 PM
LOHENGRIN: Elsa’s Procession
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Winterbottom)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
4:46 PM
Concertino for viola and strings Op 45
Artist : Per-Ola Lindberg, viola
Album :
Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Thor Svedlund
Orchestra : Camerata Romana
Label : IntimMusik
5:06 PM
A Moorside Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : BMC Oxford Band
Label : Angel/EMI
5:21 PM
Estancia: 4 Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Alberto Ginastera
Catalog : 436737 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : New World Symphony
Label : Argo
5:36 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 68762 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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Donald Nally's Message to the Community
12:59 pm
Wed April 16, 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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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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Honoring Marcel Farago on April 17
1:11 pm
Tue April 15, 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
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.

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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 Sat April 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
1:08 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! April 13, 1 PM

French conductor Stephane Deneve

Guest conductor Stephane Deneve leads the Philadelphians in a program from last month at Verizon Hall, dedicated to Russian dance music.

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