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 23, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in b
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:17 AM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Oboe Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Lajos Lencses, oboe
Album :
Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 83114 CD
Conductor : Paul Angerer
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : Carus
6:40 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 1 Vysehrad
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 9366 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 66870 CD
Conductor : David Honeyball
Orchestra : London Brass Virtuosi
Label : Hyperion
7:15 AM
Revival March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 302 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:21 AM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Ballsirenen Walzer
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 2908609 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : Harm Mundi
7:42 AM
DROTTINGEN AV GOLCONDA Overture
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
Schlagobers Ballet: Waltz Op 70
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64346 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2882 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Intersound
8:15 AM
String Symphony No. 1 in C
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5141 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:28 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : William Bennett, flute
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 391378 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:42 AM
LA DAMA BOBA Overture
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:50 AM
Nocturnes: No. 2 Fetes
Artist : Brenda Lucas, piano
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 69386 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
On Hearing the First Cuckoo In Spring
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:14 AM
Anacreaon Suite for Orchestra
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 553746 CD
Conductor : Mary Terey-Smith
Orchestra : Capella Savaria
Label : Naxos
9:38 AM
Lamia Op 29
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 104 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Lib Cong
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 2 in b
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80619 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
10:19 AM
Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra in D
Artist : Christoph Eschenbach, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 89488 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Sym Orch N. D. R. Hamburg
Label : CBS/Sony
10:48 AM
Krakowiak Concert Rondo in F Op 14 Krakowiak
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 6702 CD
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Arabesque
11:05 AM
Hussite Overture Husitska Op 67
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 59285 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:21 AM
Symphony No. 2 in c Op 17 Little Russian
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 47867 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:09 PM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 74752 CD
Conductor : Gianluigi Gelmetti
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label : Angel/EMI
12:21 PM
The Lamb
Artist : Monteverdi Choir
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Composer : John Tavener
Catalog : 462050 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Label : Philips
12:26 PM
Ave Maria
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
Album :
Composer : Franz Biebl
Catalog : 80461 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
12:34 PM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:53 PM
Sonata for cello & piano in g Op 19
Artist : Truls Mork, cello; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 45119 CD
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:11 PM
Pavane Op 50
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 99 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
1:17 PM
Barcarolles (1949)
Artist : Ruskin Cooper, piano
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Composer : Ned Rorem
Catalog : 2584 CD
Label : Centaur
1:32 PM
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Brunhilde’s Immolation
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 62598 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:54 PM
Intermezzo in A Op 118
Artist : Tamar Halperin, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 17529 CD
Label : London/Dec
2:03 PM
The Boulevardier: Characteristic Intermezzo
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Composer : Frederic Curzon
Catalog : 223425 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
2:09 PM
Etude No. 24 in c Op 25
Artist : Orlando Otey, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 2986 CD
Label : IonianProd
2:13 PM
Gloria in D, RV 589: excerpts
Artist : Taverner Choir
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 59326 CD
Conductor : Andrew Parrott
Orchestra : Taverner Players
Label : Vrgn Clscs
2:22 PM
Symphony No. 5 in c Op 67: finale
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 57447 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:33 PM
LA BOHEME: Che gelida manina
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 10013 CD
Conductor : Leone Magiera
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:38 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : John Ogdon, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 92747 CD
Conductor : John Pritchard
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:54 PM
Four Seasons: No. 3 Autumn (L’Autunno) in F Op 8
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 51352 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
Summer Night on the River
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 47610 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Summer Night on the River
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 47610 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
3:08 PM
Enigma Variations Op 36
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 80192 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:40 PM
Concerto in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 447644 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
4:06 PM
PRINCE IGOR: Overture
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 1029 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:18 PM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
Artist : BBC Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 1029 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
4:31 PM
Mazurka-oberek for violin and orchestra
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 55475 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Abbey Road Ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
4:43 PM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 550061 CD
Conductor : Anthony Bramall
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Dance Overture
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 441 CD
Conductor : David Alan Miller
Orchestra : Albany Symphony Orchestra
Label : Albany
5:19 PM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 61250 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:30 PM
Capriccio Diabolico
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensembl
Label : Concord
5:43 PM
Once Upon a Time in the West: Main Theme
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Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 60706 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : Henry Mancini's Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:50 PM
Hook: Suite
Artist : Louise DiTullio, flute
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 1194 CD
Conductor : Ronald Royer
Orchestra : Sinfonia Toronto
Label : Cambria

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
3:22 pm
Thu April 17, 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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Donald Nally's Message to the Community
12:59 pm
Wed April 16, 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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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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