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 30, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat, K. 16
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
6:19 AM
Racing
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 12 for oboe and strings in C Op 7
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op 40
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:06 AM
Impressions d’Italie: On the Hill-Tops
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:21 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 144 CD
Conductor : Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Orchestra : Gottinger Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cedille
7:28 AM
Guitar (or Mandolin) Concerto in D, K. 93
Artist : Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 417617 CD
Conductor : George Malcolm
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:42 AM
Mazurekin e Op 49
Artist : Akiko Suwanai, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464531 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:49 AM
Where the Lemon Trees Blossom Op 364
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4780226 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in F
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:14 AM
Oboe Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Richard Woodhams, oboe
Album :
Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
8:26 AM
Children’s Overture
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 64131 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : Light Music Society Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:42 AM
Le Banjo (Grotesque Fantasie) Op 15
Artist : Ruskin Cooper, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 2584 CD
Label : Centaur
8:47 AM
Huapango
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Serenade for Sring Orchestra
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:15 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat, K. 207
Artist : Shlomo Mintz, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2058 CD
Conductor : Shlomo Mintz
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Avie
9:38 AM
Dolly Op 56
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 423089 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 46 in B
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 1495 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : Symph. Orch. of Radio Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:18 AM
Passacaglia and Fugue in c, BWV 582
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Leopold Stokiwski)
Catalog : 19032 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:33 AM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:00 AM
Serenade for String Orchestra Op 1
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 7206 CD
Conductor : Donald Barra
Orchestra : San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:11 AM
Symphony in e Op 32 Gaelic
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Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 8958 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:07 PM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:22 PM
Funeral March of a Marionette
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:28 PM
Fugue Little in g
Artist : Frederick Hohman, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 7070 CD
Label : Pro Organo
12:33 PM
The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orch.)
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Composer : John Adams
Catalog : 55051 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
12:50 PM
Conte Fantastique for harp and string quartet
Artist : Vanessa McKeand, harp
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 90721 CD
Orchestra : Allegri String Quartet
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:10 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:24 PM
Danse Macabre Op 40
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63313 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:29 PM
ANDREA CHENIER: Shepherds and Shepherdess’ Chorus
Artist : Hungarian Radio & T.V. Chorus
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Composer : Umberto Giordano
Catalog : 42369 CD
Conductor : Giuseppe Patane
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:31 PM
High Noon
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Composer : Dmitri Tiomkin
Catalog : 77086 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Tiomkin
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : CBS/Sony
1:36 PM
Pines of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 69826 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:08 PM
The Irish Suite
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Rochester Pops Orch
Label : Mercury
2:27 PM
LE VILLI: Intermezzo: The Witches’
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64766 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:32 PM
And I saw a new heaven
Artist : The Sixteen
Album :
Composer : Edgar Bainton
Catalog : 13009 CD
Conductor : Harry Christophers
Label : London/Dec
2:38 PM
Vienna, City of my Dreams
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Rudolf Sieczynski
Catalog : 69876 CD
Orchestra : Unknown orchestra/ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
2:38 PM
Shenandoah
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Carmen Dragon)
Catalog : 26077 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : VirginiaSO
2:42 PM
O magnum mysterium
Artist : Elora Festival Singers
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : Noel Edison
Label : Naxos
2:49 PM
Ghost Rag: Graceful Ghost
Artist : Tim Fain, violin
Album :
Composer : William Bolcom
Catalog : 559662 CD
Label : Naxos
2:54 PM
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 449900 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Symphony No. 8 in b, D. 759 Unfinished
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:26 PM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:41 PM
Three Film Scores for String Orchestra
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Composer : Toru Takemitsu
Catalog : 557760 CD
Conductor : Marin Alsop
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416490 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
4:25 PM
Crown of India Suite: March of the Mogul Emperors Op 66
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:31 PM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61 Mozartiana
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
5:06 PM
Carnival in Rome
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
5:14 PM
Vergissmeinnicht, concert polka
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:21 PM
PAGANINI: Niemand lieb dich so wie ich
Artist : Ruth-Margartet Putz, soprano; Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 866 CD
Conductor : Siegfried Kohler
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : Original
5:28 PM
Reflections on a Scottish Folk Song
Artist : Paul Watkins, cello
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodney Bennett
Catalog : 10389 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:56 PM
The Blue Bells of Scotland
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 264 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Pro Arte

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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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