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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Playlist

October 10, 2013

6:06 AM
AIDA: Grand March from Act II
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 80152 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:17 AM
Gran Duo Passione Amorosa
Artist : Martin Rieber, doublebass
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 6126 CD
Conductor : Martin Studer
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Philharmonie
Label : EBS
6:30 AM
Flute Concerto No. 2 in g Op 10
Artist : Janet See, flute
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 57876 CD
Conductor : Andrew Parrott
Orchestra : Taverner Consort
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:40 AM
Symphonie Concertante for violin & cello in A
Artist : Eleonora Turovsky, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 8470 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
OTELLO: Ballet Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 52489 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
Repasz Band March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Harry Lincoln
Catalog : 229 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Turkish March
Artist : Michel Beroff, piano
Album :
Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 97695 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
7:41 AM
The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity Op 32
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 61257 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:50 AM
Sinfonia in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4784916 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
7:58 AM
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Posa in pace
Artist : Chicago Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 430226 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 42103 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : CBS/Sony
8:13 AM
The King Shall Rejoice
Artist : Chorus of St-Martin-in-the-Fld
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 412733 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:26 AM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 99595 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : Teldec
8:39 AM
Sinfonia in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
8:47 AM
Gifts of Cheerfullness Waltz Op 73
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223214 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
9:06 AM
AIDA: Sinfonia (1872 version)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4784916 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
9:19 AM
Ballet Egyptien Op 12
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alexandre Luigini
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:35 AM
Cello Concerto No. 1 in a Op 33
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
A Hero’s Song Op 111
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 94671 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Janacek Philharmonic
Label :
10:21 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in a Op 37
Artist : Viktoria Mullova, violin
Album :
Composer : Henri Vieuxtemps
Catalog : 422332 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:42 AM
Allegro for Piano-4 Hands in a Op 144
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano; James Levine, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 69282 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
10:59 AM
Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 1090 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
11:22 AM
Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5200 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
12:06 PM
Concerto for 2 mandolins in G
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 45527 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:18 PM
Requiem
Artist : Chicago Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 9011006 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CSOR
2:00 PM
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN Symphonic Fantasy
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 572041 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
2:22 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 23
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : St Petersburg Academic Sym Orc
Label :
3:00 PM
Moravian Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 7008 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
3:11 PM
IL TROVATORE: Ballet Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4784916 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
3:38 PM
Corinthians: XIII Op 82
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 7036 CD
Conductor : David Amos
Orchestra : Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:06 PM
Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 2156 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:31 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:40 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Solenne in quest’
Artist : Robert Merrill, baritone
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 7799 CD
Conductor : Renato Cellini
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:47 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Morir!Tremenda
Artist : Placido Domingo, baritone
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 73312 CD
Conductor : Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra : Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:54 PM
Nocturne and Tarantella Op 28
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Karol Szymanowski
Catalog : 223291 CD
Conductor : Karol Stryja
Orchestra : Polish State Philharmonic
Label : MarcoPolo
5:06 PM
Prague Waltzes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 414370 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:16 PM
Gregorian Chant for String Orchestra
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 4076 CD
Conductor : Arthur Lief
Orchestra : New York Chamber Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
5:29 PM
Hungarian Folkdance Suite Op 18
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 9029 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos

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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.

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 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.

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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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

Antique bows were often made with a small piece of ivory that clamps the bow hairs onto the wood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 7:29 pm

New Obama administration rules aimed at protecting African elephants are causing widespread anxiety in the music world. From country to classical, working musicians say the policy will make them think twice about touring abroad.

The proposed regulations would place a near-total ban on anything made with ivory moving in and out of the U.S.

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