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 22, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
Sadko (Musical Picture) Op 5
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:31 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in D
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:41 AM
Symphonie Concertante for 2 vlns & cello in C
Artist : Bela Banfalvi, violin; Tomas Ronaszeki, violin; Karoly Botvay, cello
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 7005 CD
Orchestra : Budapest Strings
Label : Capriccio
7:06 AM
Over the Waves
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Composer : Juventino Rosas
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
The Billboard March
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Composer : John N. Klohr
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:21 AM
Navarra (Danza Espagnole) Op 33
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin; Adele Anthony, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Alejandro Posada
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : CanaryClas
7:28 AM
Concertino for English Horn in G
Artist : Agnes Girgas, English Horn
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:41 AM
Guitar/Mandolin Concerto in C, RV 425
Artist : Andre Saint-Clivier,mandolin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
7:49 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in B-Flat, K. 269
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 37839 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Waverley Overture Op 1
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 68790 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : RCA/BMG
8:18 AM
Standchen from Schwanengesang (after Schubert)
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 7074 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
Festival March in C Op 54
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 180891 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
8:47 AM
Horn Concerto Concerto da Caccia in D
Artist : Bruce Atwell, horn
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 3221 CD
Conductor : Jeffery Meyer
Orchestra : St Petersburg Chamber Phil
Label : Centaur
9:06 AM
Violin Concerto in g Op 10
Artist : Simon Standage, violin
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Composer : Jean-Marie Leclair
Catalog : 589 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
9:24 AM
Paraphrase on Waltz from Gounod’s Faust
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 1488 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:36 AM
Holberg Suite Op 40
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 423060 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
10:14 AM
Rosamunde, D. 797: Ballet Music
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 54873 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:33 AM
Symphony No. 102 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 15 CD
Conductor : Mogens Woldike
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:58 AM
Le Tombeau de Couperin
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 2327 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Op 21
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9334 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in E
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:15 PM
String Quartet No. 7 in F Op 59 Razumovsky No. 1
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758503 CD
Orchestra : Quartetto Italiano
Label : Philips
12:57 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 40723 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:21 PM
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g
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Composer : Johannes Brahms (arr. Parlow)
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
1:26 PM
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Love Music
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
2:00 PM
Polacca (Polonaise) Brillante Op 72
Artist : Benjamin Frith, piano
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber (arr. Franz Liszt)
Catalog : 550959 CD
Conductor : Proinnsias O Duinn
Orchestra : RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin
Label : Naxos
2:11 PM
Dante Symphony
Artist : London Oratory School Schola
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 80613 CD
Conductor : Leon Botstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
ESTRELLA DE SORIA: Tragic Overture
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 553051 CD
Conductor : Okko Kamu
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Pelleas et Melisande Op 46
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 97689 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Leonore Overture No. 3 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 416274 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
4:06 PM
FAUST: Ballet Music
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 4758563 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : London/Dec
4:25 PM
FAUST: Jewel Song: Air des bijoux
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 458858 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:32 PM
FAUST: Soldier’s Chorus from Act 4
Artist : Ambrosian Opera Chorus
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:37 PM
Concerto in the Hungarian Style
Artist : Janina Fialkowska, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt (arr. Tchaikovsky)
Catalog : 5202 CD
Conductor : Hans Graf
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
4:54 PM
Voyevode Op 78
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 570568 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Huvinaytelmaalkusoitto (Comedy Overture) Op 53
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Composer : Leevi Madetoja
Catalog : 9036 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
5:16 PM
Pohjola’s Daughter Op 49
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 57 CD
Conductor : Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
5:30 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F Op 70
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 4780220 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec

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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.

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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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