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 08, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in a Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
6:17 AM
New Federal Overture (1796)
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Composer : James Hewitt
Catalog : 559654 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Four Cornish Dances Op 91
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:41 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 6 Blanik
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3465 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
7:06 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 550328 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Jean
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
The Southerner March
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Composer : Russell Alexander
Catalog : 2016 CD
Conductor : H. Robert Reynolds
Orchestra : Univ. of Mich. Symph. Band
Label : Quintessen
7:19 AM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 37257 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:27 AM
Overture di Ballo
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 4776118 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:40 AM
Overture in D
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2260 CD
Conductor : Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra : L'Ensemble Arion
Label : ATMA
7:48 AM
Symphony No. 4 in G, Wq. 183
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
Helios Overture Op 17
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 42093 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
8:18 AM
Pavane for a Dead Princess
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 99 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
8:26 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Op 21
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 391372 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:39 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Overture Prelude
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 99595 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : Teldec
8:51 AM
THE TROJANS: Trojan March
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 63412 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Piano Concerto in F
Artist : Martin Galling, piano
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Composer : F. A. Boieldieu
Catalog : 5110 CD
Conductor : Roger Wagner
Orchestra : Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
9:27 AM
Andante and Hungarian Rondo Op 35
Artist : Karl-Otto Hartmann,bassoon
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 150100 CD
Conductor : Arturo Tamayo
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Novalis
9:39 AM
Capriccio Espagnol Op 34
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 44942 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
King Lear Overture Op 4
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 68790 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : RCA/BMG
10:17 AM
Piano Concerto No. 10 (for two pianos) in E-Flat, K. 365
Artist : Gold & Fizdale, piano duo
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 60598 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:47 AM
Violin Concerto The Frogs in A
Artist : Midori Seiler, violin
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 2908605 CD
Conductor : Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer
Orchestra : Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Label : Harm Mundi
11:02 AM
Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Op 3
Artist : Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello; Robert Koenig, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 8486 CD
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11:13 AM
Symphony No. 4 in d Op 13
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 94671 CD
Conductor : Otmar Suitner
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Berlin
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12:06 PM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 417119 CD
Conductor : Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : London/Dec
12:18 PM
Piano Trio No. 2 in B-Flat Op 65
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Composer : Arthur Foote
Catalog : 559039 CD
Orchestra : Arden Trio
Label : Naxos
12:41 PM
Indra Symphonic Poem Op 13
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 572914 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:58 PM
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Op 60
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1416 CD
Conductor : Osmo Vanska
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Bis
1:34 PM
Cello Concerto No. 2
Artist : Quirine Viersen, cello
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Composer : Julius Rontgen
Catalog : 122 CD
Conductor : Eri Klas
Orchestra : Netherlands Radio Chamber Phil
Label : Nederland
2:00 PM
Signorina Gioventu Op 58
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Composer : Vitezslav Novak
Catalog : 3049 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Jilek
Orchestra : Brno State Phil. Orch.
Label : Supraphon
3:00 PM
Mother Goose: Five Nursery Songs
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 80601 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:17 PM
Harp Concerto in C
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
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Composer : F. A. Boieldieu
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
3:41 PM
Horn Concertino in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 6249 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 1 in g
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Composer : C.E.F. Weyse
Catalog : 224012 CD
Conductor : Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Da Capo
4:28 PM
SOROCHINSKY FAIR: Why my sad heart
Artist : Vladimir Grishko, tenor
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 554843 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Sirenko
Orchestra : Ukraine State Radio Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:35 PM
SOROCHINSKY FAIR: Introduction
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 332 CD
Conductor : Carlo Ponti
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
4:42 PM
SOROCHINSKY FAIR: Hopak (Gopak)
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 62647 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:45 PM
Mlada suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 550486 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
La Valse
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 64067 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:20 PM
Years of Pilgrimage: 2nd year: Sonetto No. 123 del Petrarca
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 40723 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
5:29 PM
Lyra Angelica
Artist : Rachel Masters, harp
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 9065 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos

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WRTI Spotlight
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

SUMMER from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Closer Look

Comprised of four violin concertos written by Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work. Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet - supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto. Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each part of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

SUMMER SONNET

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WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

Donald Nally's Message to the Community
9:08 pm
Tue April 22, 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 April 14th 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
9:02 pm
Tue April 22, 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
6:03 pm
Sun April 20, 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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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:32 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted

Look, Ma! Behind our backs!
Courtesy of the artists

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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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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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