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 25, 2013

6:06 AM
Wine, Women & Song Op 333
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4780226 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:17 AM
Concerto No. 11 in B-Flat Op 9
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Overture No. 1 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:40 AM
Second Rhapsody
Artist : Leonard Pennario, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 66086 CD
Conductor : Alfred Newman
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Cello concertoin a
Artist : Pieter Wispelwey, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 10097 CD
Orchestra : Florilegium
Label : Channel
7:15 AM
The Thunderer (1889)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 88115 CD
Conductor : Donald Albright
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Notturno No. 8 in G
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999741 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
7:27 AM
Patrie- Overture Op 19
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 434321 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:41 AM
Symphony in D Op 8
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999383 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:48 AM
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op 20
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 13372 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Im Krapfenwaldl Op 336
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4775566 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:12 AM
Emperor Waltz Op 437
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:28 AM
Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Christoph Graupner
Catalog : 3162 CD
Conductor : Genevieve Soly
Orchestra : L'Ensemble des Idees heureuses
Label : Analekta
8:41 AM
Le Tresor Suppose-Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Etienne-Nicolas Mehul
Catalog : 5185 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
8:45 AM
Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Op 10
Artist : Martin Jones, piano
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
9:06 AM
Quadro in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 4283 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:14 AM
Carmen Suite No. 1
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 80224 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:34 AM
Symphony No. 3 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Slaven Potpourri Op 39
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223234 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 44
Artist : Salvatore Accardo, violin
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
10:46 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 4: Orpheus
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 553355 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:59 AM
Klavierstück No. 2 in E-Flat
Artist : Cyprien Katsaris, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
11:14 AM
Suite No. 1 in d Op 43
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
12:06 PM
EURYANTHE Overture Op 81
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:16 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 144
Artist : Klaus Hellwig, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Reinecke
Catalog : 999239 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : Northwest German Philharmonic
Label : CPO
12:53 PM
Variations Chromatiques (1868)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 131 CD
Conductor : Martin West
Orchestra : San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Label : Reference
1:09 PM
Symphony No. 4 in f Op 36
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
2:00 PM
Japanese Suite Op 33
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 572914 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:12 PM
Carmen Ballet
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Rodion Shchedrin
Catalog : 3208 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Delos
3:00 PM
String Quartet in B-Flat Op 55
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 12506 CD
Orchestra : Tatrai Quartet
Label : Hungaroton
3:22 PM
Creation du Monde (1923)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 45809 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
3:40 PM
Violin Concerto in B-Flat
Artist : Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra : Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Label :
4:06 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 7: Festklange
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 557846 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:26 PM
LUISA MILLER Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:34 PM
LUISA MILLER: Quando le sere al placido
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 49204 CD
Conductor : Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra : Parma Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:43 PM
Scherzo
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alfredo Catalani
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:49 PM
Preludio Sinfonico
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 2618 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
5:06 PM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Incidental
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
5:16 PM
Carmen Variations
Artist : Yuja Wang, piano
Album :
Composer : Vladimir Horowitz
Catalog : 16606 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
5:21 PM
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43
Artist : Yuja Wang, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 15338 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:46 PM
Concertino for Harp, String Quartet, &
Artist : Members of...
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 171 CD
Orchestra : Capitol Symphony Orchestra
Label : Crystal

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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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