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

November 14, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto a cinque in C
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
6:16 AM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:44 AM
Introduction and Polonaise Op 174
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557844 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Hejre Kati: Scene from the Czarda Op 32
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jeno Hubay
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Colossus of Columbia March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Russell Alexander
Catalog : 87107 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Impressions d’Italie:On the Hill-Tops
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in C
Artist : Ketil Haugsand, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 570486 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:43 AM
THE TENDER LAND: The Promise of Living
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:50 AM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Eugene List, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:06 AM
Introduction, Theme & Variations in f Op 102
Artist : Pierre W. Feit, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 66030 CD
Conductor : Martin Turnovsky
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Aulos
8:21 AM
Tantum Ergo (after Gluck)
Artist : Westminster Oratoria Choir
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 7117 CD
Conductor : John Eric Floreen
Orchestra : New Brunswick Chamber Ensemble
Label : KOCH Intl.
8:28 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 553431 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
Hungarian Fantasy Op 45
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:50 AM
Crisantemi for strings
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 6882 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
IDOMENEO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
9:13 AM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
9:40 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 6509 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : JVC
10:00 AM
Rodeo- Four Dance Episodes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:21 AM
Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestrain F
Artist : Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 432081 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:47 AM
Scherzo No. 4 in E Op 54
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63844 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:01 AM
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G
Artist : Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 281 CD
Conductor : Leif Ove Andsnes
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:32 AM
Symphony No. 4 (original 1930 version) Op 47
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8931 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
12:07 PM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:15 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 559164 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
12:30 PM
Voyage
Artist : Tony Arnold, soprano
Album :
Composer : Elliott Carter
Catalog : 9271 CD
Conductor : Scott Yoo
Orchestra : Colorado College Festival Orch
Label : Bridge
12:38 PM
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
12:51 PM
Camera Studies Suite
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
1:04 PM
Testament of Freedom
Artist : New York Choral Society
Album :
Composer : Randall Thompson
Catalog : 7283 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:25 PM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:30 PM
Mass in g: excerpts
Artist : St. Thomas Choir
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 7418 CD
Conductor : Gerre Hancock
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:46 PM
On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:55 PM
Funeral March of a Marionette
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:02 PM
Pavane Op 50
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 62949 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Orchestre National de la RDF
Label : Angel/EMI
2:09 PM
Warsaw Concerto
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
Album :
Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 414348 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:21 PM
Symphony No. 6 for Band
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 570243 CD
Conductor : Col. Michael J. Colburn
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : Naxos
2:37 PM
Stoptime Rag
Artist : Benjamin Loeb, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 559277 CD
Label : Naxos
2:39 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Benjamin Loeb, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 559277 CD
Label : Naxos
2:45 PM
Once Upon a Time in the West: Main Theme
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 63000 CD
Conductor : Christopher Gunning
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:51 PM
Enigma Variations: Nimrod Op 36
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 553981 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:13 PM
Dance Panels
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 64315 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : New York Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Toman and the Woodnymph Op 49
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 350951 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto in G
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 452448 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:31 PM
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:44 PM
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Artist : Sol Gabetta, cello
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 75951 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Pest Waltzes Op 93
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Janos Ferencsik
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
5:17 PM
La Vega
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Quiet City
Artist : Scott Moore, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 559069 CD
Conductor : Paul Gambill
Orchestra : Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:42 PM
Symphony No.1 La Nuit des Tropiques
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg

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Classical CD Selections
6:03 pm
Sun April 20, 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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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 April 14th 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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2:32 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted

Look, Ma! Behind our backs!
Courtesy of the artists

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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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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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