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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October 02, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony in G
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick the Great
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Helicon
6:16 AM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7761 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
6:30 AM
String Symphony No. 3 in e
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5141 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:41 AM
Russian Easter Festival Overture Op 36
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 80378 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 415958 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
A Century of Progress
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 304 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Tantalus’s Torment Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Fair Melusina Overture Op 32
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
THE KISS: Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
7:48 AM
Violin Concerto No. 6 Il Piacere in C Op 8
Artist : Yehudi Menuhin, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 98225 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Donna Diana: Overture
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Composer : Emil von Reznicek
Catalog : 999991 CD
Conductor : Ulrich Windfuhr
Orchestra : Kiel Philharmonic
Label : CPO
8:13 AM
A Shropshire Lad
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
8:26 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dances
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
BASTIEN UND BASTIENNE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
8:43 AM
Allegro de concert in A Op 46
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 5064 CD
Conductor : Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
9:06 AM
On Hearing the First Cuckoo...
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:15 AM
Symphony No. 92 in G
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Karel Ancerl
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
9:44 AM
Autumn Legend
Artist : Nicholas Daniel, English horn
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 9065 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 66834 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:18 AM
Overture (Suite) in C
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra : Ensemble Zefiro
Label : Ambroisie
10:44 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 La Follia in d
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 7784 CD
Orchestra : East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Label : E1 Music
10:59 AM
Poem for Flute & Orchestra
Artist : Alexa Still, flute
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 7063 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:11 AM
Symphony No. 4 in e Op 98
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 75502 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:08 PM
Polonaise No. 3 in A Op 40 Military
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 42306 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
12:15 PM
Stabat Mater Op 58: excerpt
Artist : London Philharmonic Choir
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 62 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
12:25 PM
Symphony No. 5 Dance Symphony: excerpt
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Composer : Emil von Reznicek
Catalog : 777056 CD
Conductor : Frank Beermann
Orchestra : Bern Symphony Orchestra
Label : CPO
12:39 PM
Anna Magdalena Notebook: Little Suite
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Thos. Frost)
Catalog : 39431 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:51 PM
Ein feste burg is unser Gott
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Composer : Johann-Jacob Walther
Catalog : 90292 CD
Orchestra : Piffaro Renaissance Band
Label : Dorian
12:57 PM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Philips
1:12 PM
Gesang der Parzen Op 89
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 80176 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:27 PM
Symphony No. 1
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Composer : Ned Rorem
Catalog : 559149 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:41 PM
NABUCCO: Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate.
Artist : Vienna State Opera Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758366 CD
Conductor : Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra : Vienna Opera Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:47 PM
A Night on Bald Mountain
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 332 CD
Conductor : Carlo Ponti
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
2:02 PM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 471566 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
2:14 PM
Pines of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47316 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:25 PM
Lux aurumque
Artist : Eric Whitacre Singers
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Composer : Eric Whitacre
Catalog : 14850 CD
Conductor : Eric Whitacre
Label : London/Dec
2:29 PM
Isle of the Dead, The Op 29
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
2:51 PM
The Red Violin: Vienna
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : John Corigliano
Catalog : 63010 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:57 PM
Praeludium in G
Artist : Bine Bryndorf, organ
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Composer : Dietrich Buxtehude
Catalog : 220514 CD
Label : Da Capo
3:00 PM
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra 1955
Artist : Robert Alemany, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Elie Siegmeister
Catalog : 502 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Albany
3:18 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Op 99
Artist : Liat Cohen, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 2537 CD
Conductor : Rafi Kadishson
Orchestra : Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
Label : Centaur
3:40 PM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d
Artist : Linda Melsted, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 66265 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Clarinet Concerto in a Op 80
Artist : Janet Hilton, clarinet
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 8991 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
NORMA Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 4609 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:35 PM
NORMA: Meco all’ altar di Venere
Artist : Franco Corelli, tenor
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Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 64887 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
4:43 PM
Suite for Strings in E Op 63
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Composer : Arthur Foote
Catalog : 1717 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Gurewitsch
Orchestra : Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
Label :
5:06 PM
Viviane (symphonic poem) Op 5
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Composer : Ernest Chausson
Catalog : 64686 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
5:20 PM
XERXES: Largo: Frondi Tenere/Ombra mai
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:28 PM
Las cuatro estaciones portenos
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln
Album :
Composer : Astor Piazzolla
Catalog : 81 CD
Orchestra : New Century Chamber Orchestra
Label : NSS Music

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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.

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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