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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November 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Athalia Overture Op 74
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:17 AM
Concerto No. 11 in d Op 3
Artist : Igor Kipnis, harpsichord
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 8009 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
6:30 AM
D’Kernmad’ln (Original Styrian Dance) Op 58
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225172 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
6:41 AM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d BWV 1043
Artist : Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 57440 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor and violin
Orchestra : New European Strings Ch. Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Zur Namensfeier Overture in C Op 115
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
The Liberty Bell (1893)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 88115 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:22 AM
Symphony No. 7 in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
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7:28 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 9366 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:42 AM
LA SCALA DI SETA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:51 AM
Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 64 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
8:06 AM
Espana
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 63572 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:14 AM
Concert No. 3
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 1845 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : London/Dec
8:28 AM
Overture in F
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:42 AM
Jubilee March
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:47 AM
King Arthur Suite
Artist : Colin Tilney, Harpsichord
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Froissart Concert Overture Op 19
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
9:21 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:36 AM
The Tempest: Suite No. 1 Op 109
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 115 CD
Conductor : Michael Stern
Orchestra : Kansas City Symphony
Label : Reference
10:00 AM
THE TROJANS: Royal Hunt & Storm
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 431624 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:11 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in b Op 61
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 425501 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:41 AM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in A-Flat Op 45
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9002 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:01 AM
Lady Radnor’s Suite
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 550331 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
11:13 AM
Symphony No. 6 in F Op 68 Pastorale
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471489 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Catone in Utica: Overture
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999963 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
12:14 PM
String Quartet No. 17 in B-Flat, K. 458 The Hunt
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 79 CD
Orchestra : Bartok Quartet
Label : BudapestMu
12:39 PM
Intermezzo for String Quintet in d
Artist : Gil Sharon, viola
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 570788 CD
Orchestra : Fine Arts Quartet
Label : Naxos
12:45 PM
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Romantic
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 55119 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
String Quartet No. 1: Andante Cantabile Op 11
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2392 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
2:10 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 68
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 2402 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Guild
3:00 PM
Hamlet/Ophelia Op 22
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 559075 CD
Conductor : Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:15 PM
Concerto da Chiesa for strings
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Composer : Sir George Dyson
Catalog : 9076 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
3:38 PM
Concerto for Orchestra in D
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (arr. Maximilian Steinberg)
Catalog : 62345 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:26 PM
Four Last Songs: 2. September
Artist : Dorothea Roschmann, soprano
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 1880 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
4:33 PM
INTERMEZZO: 4 Interludes
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 3052 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
5:06 PM
DER GOTTERGATTE Overture
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
5:15 PM
The Nymphs (Symphonic Picture)
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Composer : Vassili Kalinnikov
Catalog : 1000170 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
5:28 PM
Eternal Songs Op 10
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Composer : Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
Catalog : 570295 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos

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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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