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.

Composer ID: 
51802770e1c8619119d82534|51802729e1c8619119d82533

Playlist

October 29, 2013

6:06 AM
Fantasy on Verdi’s Rigoletto Op 38
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute; Kazunori Seo, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz & Karl Doppler
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Two English Idylls
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
6:30 AM
Concertino Op 107
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Cecile Chaminade
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
6:40 AM
Divertissment de concert Op 204
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 5111 CD
Conductor : Paul Angerer
Orchestra : Southwest German Chamber Orch
Label : Vox/MMG
7:06 AM
Overture No. 7 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
Salutation
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Roland Forrest Seitz
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:21 AM
Steyrische Tanze Op 165
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 544071 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in G, Wq. 182
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:42 AM
Cleopatra - Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 225181 CD
Conductor : Allesandro Amoretti
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
7:47 AM
Symphony No. 23 in D, K. 181
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
L’Enfant prodigue (1850)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
8:15 AM
Concerto No. 6 for oboe and strings in D Op 7
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 553035 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Passioni amorose for 2 dbl basses & orch
Artist : Thomas Martin, double bass; Franco Petracchi, double bass
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 570398 CD
Conductor : Matthew Gibson
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:41 AM
FIDELIO Overture Op 72
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49487 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Danzas espanolas No. 4 in G Op 37
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Enrique Granados (arr. Breiner)
Catalog : 553037 CD
Conductor : Peter Breiner
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Drot og Marsk King and Marshal
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Heise
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
9:17 AM
Violin Concerto Op 48
Artist : Lydia Mordkovitch, violin
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 8918 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:35 AM
Symphony No. 88 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 94237 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Music for Children
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 8968 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Op 75
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arr. Sergei Taneyev)
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label :
10:53 AM
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in d
Artist : Andras Kiss, violin
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
11:06 AM
Concerto No. 4 for strings and cembalo in G Op 7
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 553035 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 726 CD
Conductor : Jun'ichi Hirokami
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 (after Scarlatti) in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
12:19 PM
Piano Quartet No. 1 in c Op 1
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 91183 CD
Orchestra : Domus
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:46 PM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
12:57 PM
Daphnis et Chloe (complete ballet)
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 801 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : BSOClassic
2:00 PM
Cyrano de Bergerac Overture Op 23
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johan Wagenaar
Catalog : 8 CD
Conductor : Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Pav/Pearl
2:15 PM
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 436597 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : London/Dec
2:47 PM
Sinfonia in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Sones de Mariachi
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Violin Concerto (1943)
Artist : Henryk Szeryng, violin
Album :
Composer : Manuel Ponce
Catalog : 952 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
3:42 PM
Concerto for Oboe,Violin in c
Artist : Christian Hommel, oboe; Lisa Stewart, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554169 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Introduction & Rondeau brillant Op 144
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 572742 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:25 PM
NORMA Overture (Sinfonia)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 4609 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:33 PM
NORMA: Sediziose voci... Casta diva
Artist : Maria Callas, soprano
Album :
Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 96341 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
I PURITANI: A te, o cara
Artist : Franco Corelli, tenor
Album :
Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 64887 CD
Conductor : Franco Ferraris
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:46 PM
Allegro de concert in A Op 46
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 5064 CD
Conductor : Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
5:06 PM
School for Scandal Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 49463 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:16 PM
Carousel Waltz
Artist : Jenny Lin, piano
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodgers (arr. Stephen Hough)
Catalog : 30011 CD
Label :
5:24 PM
Towards a New Life Op 35
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
5:31 PM
Piano Concerto in f-Sharp Op 20
Artist : Roland Pontinen, piano
Album :
Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 475 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis

Pages

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
11:30 am
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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. 

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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...

Read more
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

Read more
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.

Read more
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

Read more

Pages