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 27, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto for Flute in g, BWV 1056
Artist : William Bennett, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 443848 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
6:16 AM
Piano Concertino No. 13 in G
Artist : Sabine Vatin, fortepiano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557660 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble d'arco
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
The Shopkeeper and his Assistant Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
6:44 AM
Lyric Pieces: VIII-6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op 65, No. 6
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 550140 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : Naxos
7:08 AM
Espana Rhapsody
Artist :
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 15934
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : EMI Classics
7:15 AM
March of the Belgian Paratroopers
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Composer : Pierre Leemans
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:21 AM
Waltz No. 1 in A Op 54
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak (arr. Jarolmil Burghauser)
Catalog : 3166 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 423626 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
7:42 AM
Kamarinskaia
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 65204 CD
Conductor : William Steinberg
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
Violin Concerto No. 7 in d Op 8, RV 242
Artist : Ronald Thomas,violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7124 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
PRINCE IGOR Overture
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:18 AM
Sentimental Romance No. 1 in A Op 28
Artist : Ulf Wallin, violin
Album :
Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 550 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
8:28 AM
Carmen-Fantasie
Artist : Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 65765 CD
Conductor : John Axelrod
Orchestra : Nat Orch des Pays de la Loire
Label : Warner Bro
8:42 AM
String Symphony No. 10 in b
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5142 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:50 AM
Preludio Sinfonico
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 57159 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Clarinet Concerto in B-Flat
Artist : Philippe Cuper, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Franz-Xaver Pokorny
Catalog : 30 CD
Conductor : Philippe Cuper
Orchestra : Les Virtuoses de l'Opera
Label : Clarinet
9:18 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 40
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Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
9:49 AM
Sinfonia in C
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 307 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
10:19 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in a Op 37
Artist : Viktoria Mullova, violin
Album :
Composer : Henri Vieuxtemps
Catalog : 422332 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:41 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 5: Prometheus
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Zsolt Hamar
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : BudapestMu
10:58 AM
Rhapsody Overture - An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 81503 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
11:11 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 39
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 753 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Overture on a Spanish March Theme
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 1000153 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
12:22 PM
Death and Transfiguration Op 24
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 7890 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:50 PM
Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 402 CD
Label : Live Class
1:06 PM
Symphony in F-Sharp Op 40
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 56169 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Die Nacht (Four Little Symphonic Poems)
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Composer : George Templeton Strong
Catalog : 559048 CD
Conductor : Adriano
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:29 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in g Op 63
Artist : Nikolaj Znaider, violin
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 87454 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Voyevode Op 78
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 570568 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
3:14 PM
The Fairy’s Kiss: Divertimento
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:41 PM
Nocturnal Procession after Lenau’s Faust
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 68595 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 87 in A
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 71477 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:30 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: Overture
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Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 68793 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: I dreamed I dwelt in Marble Halls
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 14777 CD
Conductor : Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica RAI, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
4:48 PM
ROMEO AND JULIET: Love Scene Op 17
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80578 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
LA DAMA BOBA Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:17 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 10, No. 1
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Album :
Composer : Charles-Valentin Alkan
Catalog : 66717 CD
Conductor : Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
5:30 PM
London Again Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 223445 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
5:49 PM
GIGI - medley
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Loewe (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Catalog : 416499 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
3:22 pm
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.

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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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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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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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