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 26, 2012

6:06 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 8
Artist : Ronald Thomas,violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7124 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
6:15 AM
AIDA Overture (Prelude to Act I)
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 350214 CD
Conductor : Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra : Forum Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : EuropaMusi
6:30 AM
Romance Op 11
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 16 CD
Orchestra : London Concertante
Label : CMG
6:44 AM
Little Suite in a Op 1
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 4524862 CD
Conductor : Ulf Schirmer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : London/Dec
7:06 AM
Solemn March for Shakespeare Celebration
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
The Volunteers
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 303 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
LUISA MILLER Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2in B-Flat Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
7:43 AM
Chacony a 4 in g
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 557753 CD
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : Naxos
7:52 AM
Pan and the Birds Op 15
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
Album :
Composer : Jules Mouquet
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
Rob Roy overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 8316 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:18 AM
The Blue Bells of Scotland
Artist : David Starobin, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 9107 CD
Label : Bridge
8:28 AM
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8502 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:43 AM
Symphony in B-Flat Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999298 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:52 AM
Rondo for 2 pianos in C Op 73
Artist : Danielle Laval, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 71472 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Six Old Netherlandish Dances Op 46
Artist :
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Composer : Julius Rontgen
Catalog : 777255 CD
Conductor : David Porcelijn
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
9:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 32
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Xaver Scharwenka
Catalog : 82266 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Elan
9:49 AM
Le Rouet d’Omphale Op 31
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 70907 CD
Label : Ivory Clas
10:00 AM
Masquerade Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 63302 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 22 in a
Artist : Mark Kaplan, violin
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Viotti
Catalog : 6691 CD
Conductor : David Golub
Orchestra : Veneto/Padua Chamber Orchestra
Label : Arabesque
10:52 AM
In a Summer Garden
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 (after Scarlatti) in C
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
11:22 AM
Symphony No. 6 in D Op 146
Artist :
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Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 999836 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Label : CPO
12:06 PM
Overture No. 2 in G
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
12:15 PM
Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra Op 88
Artist : Guher & Suher Pekinel, pianos
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 9711 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:43 PM
Louisiana Story Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Virgil Thomson
Catalog : 5092 CD
Conductor : Siegfried Landau
Orchestra : Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
1:06 PM
Sinfonia in B
Artist :
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Composer : Fortunato Chelleri
Catalog : 213 CD
Conductor : Michael Schneider
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Label : ORF
1:17 PM
Piano Trio in B-Flat Op 99
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 89936 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Rhapsody Op 14
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
2:20 PM
Symphony No. 3 in C Op 32
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 423604 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
A LIFE FOR THE TSAR Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 1000166 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
3:12 PM
Fantasia on themes from Glinka’s
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 82266 CD
Label : Elan
3:27 PM
Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op 33
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 10483 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:45 PM
Marosszek Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 875 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Suite No. 1 Op 13
Artist :
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 553124 CD
Conductor : Jean-Yves Ossonce
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:32 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:42 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Pace, Pace Mio Dio
Artist : Birgit Nilsson, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 473794 CD
Conductor : Argeo Quadri
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : London/Dec
4:51 PM
Introduction & Allegro for piano & orch. in d Op 134
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 46272 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
TANCREDI Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Ralf Weikert
Orchestra : La Fenice orch.& Chor.(Venice)
Label : CBS/Sony
5:15 PM
The Red Violin Chaconne for violin and
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : John Corigliano
Catalog : 63010 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:35 PM
Ballade No. 2 in b
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 86522 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
5:53 PM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 70702 CD
Conductor : Paul Whiteman
Orchestra : ...and His Orchestra
Label : Ivory Clas

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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.

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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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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.

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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 Sat April 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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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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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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
1:08 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! April 13, 1 PM

French conductor Stephane Deneve

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