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 03, 2013

6:06 AM
Flute Concerto No. 3 in D Op 10
Artist : Matthias Maute, flute
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9377 CD
Conductor : Jörg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra : REBEL Baroque Ensemble
Label : Bridge
6:17 AM
Symphony No. 46 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
6:31 AM
Sinfonia No. 6 in E
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 3176 CD
Conductor : John Hsu
Orchestra : The Vivaldi Project
Label : Centaur
6:41 AM
Grand Duo Concertante for vln.& dbl.bass in A
Artist : Ovidiu Badila, double-bass
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 210 CD
Conductor : Marco Zuccarini
Orchestra : Orch. I Pomeriggi Musicali/Mil
Label : Dynamic
7:06 AM
TANCREDI Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Ralf Weikert
Orchestra : La Fenice orch.& Chor.(Venice)
Label : CBS/Sony
7:14 AM
Voice of America March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : USAF Tactical Air Command Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Solomon: Ouverture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2908603 CD
Conductor : Daniel Reuss
Orchestra : Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Label : Harm Mundi
7:27 AM
Symphony (No. 1) in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Simon Le Duc
Catalog : 777219 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Label : CPO
7:40 AM
Sinfonia in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
7:48 AM
MARTHA Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Friedrich von Flotow
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:15 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
Artist : and Chorus
Album :
Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 89 CD
Conductor : Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra : The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
8:39 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in G Op 3
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758673 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
8:49 AM
Sentimental Romance No. 1 in A Op 28
Artist : Ulf Wallin, violin
Album :
Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 550 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
9:06 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49487 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:18 AM
Elegie Op 24
Artist : Paul Tortelier, cello
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 391381 CD
Conductor : Paul Tortelier
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:27 AM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : Karl Bohm
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Solemn Overture on Russian Themes Op 7
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergey Liapunov
Catalog : 172 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
10:17 AM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61 Mozartiana
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 8777 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:44 AM
Pastoral Suite Op 13
Artist : Kathleen Rudolph, flute
Album :
Composer : Gunnar De Frumerie
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
10:59 AM
Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 4002 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
11:09 AM
Serenade No. 1 in D Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 5041 CD
Conductor : Gunter Wand
Orchestra : Cologne Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Profil
12:06 PM
Lute Concerto in F
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
12:22 PM
Piano Trio No. 2 in g Op 26
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7657 CD
Orchestra : Weilerstein Trio
Label : KOCH Intl.
12:54 PM
Violone (Double Bass) Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Edicson Ruiz, double bass
Album :
Composer : Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
Catalog : 6008 CD
Conductor : Christian Vasquez
Orchestra : Bolivar Symph.Orch./Venezuela
Label :
1:12 PM
Hamlet: Overture and Incidental Music Op 67
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Alexander Gauk
Orchestra : USSR Radio & TV Large Sym Orch
Label :
2:00 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 16
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 40723 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:31 PM
Symphony No. 4 Holmia in A
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Catalog : 999669 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : CPO
3:00 PM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:12 PM
Norwegian Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 7012 CD
Conductor : John Hopkins
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
3:39 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 11: Hunnenschlacht
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 66834 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Guy Few, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 1232 CD
Conductor : Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : MSR
4:25 PM
THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 80404 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:32 PM
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD: When our Gallant Norman Foes...
Artist : Felicity Palmer, mezzo
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 80404 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:39 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : Lib Cong
5:06 PM
Divertissements sur un Theme Pastoral Op 49
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 10633 CD
Conductor : Juanjo Mena
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:19 PM
Banks of Green Willow
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
5:28 PM
Phantasia- Based on themes from PHANTOM
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
Album :
Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 58043 CD
Conductor : Simon Lee
Orchestra : The London Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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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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