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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December 12, 2013

6:06 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45214 CD
Conductor : Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:15 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in G
Artist : Andreas Staier, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 2908606 CD
Conductor : Petra Mullejans
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Harm Mundi
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 32 in D
Artist :
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
6:40 AM
Symphony No. 20 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5407 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
7:06 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 430171 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
In Storm and Sunshine
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Composer : John C. Heed
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
The Marriage of Camacho Op 10
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 7905 CD
Conductor : Claus Peter Flor
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
7:27 AM
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Canning
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
7:40 AM
La Dame Blanche Overture
Artist :
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Composer : F. A. Boieldieu
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:50 AM
Symphonic Scherzo Op 2
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
Cakewalk Ballet after Gottschalk: Grand Walkaround
Artist :
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Composer : Hershy Kay
Catalog : 45658 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:11 AM
La Valse
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 46274 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:26 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 2 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
8:39 AM
El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:45 AM
Recorder Concerto in C, RV 443
Artist : Matthias Maute, recorder
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9173 CD
Conductor : Jörg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra : REBEL Baroque Orchestra
Label : Bridge
9:06 AM
A Varmland Rhapsody
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 553 CD
Conductor : Jun'ichi Hirokami
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
9:16 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 16
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 67987 CD
Conductor : Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
9:47 AM
Sarabande et Rigaudon Op 93
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
10:00 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 707 CD
Conductor : Manfred Honeck
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Reference
10:16 AM
Suite for Strings
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 572332 CD
Conductor : Salvatore Di Vittorio
Orchestra : Respighi Chmb Orch of New York
Label : Naxos
10:46 AM
Polonaise No. 7 in A-Flat Op 61 Polonaise-fantasie
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 14190 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
11:01 AM
Rondo for Piano and Orchestrain B-Flat
Artist : Boris Berezovsky, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1181 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Simax
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 4 in c Op 12
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Composer : Sergei Taneyev
Catalog : 2005 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orch. of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Partita a 4 in d
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Composer : Frantisek Tuma
Catalog : 30436 CD
Conductor : Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra : Concerto Italiano
Label : Naive
12:21 PM
String Quartet No. 21 in D, K. 575
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 72480 CD
Orchestra : Alban Berg Quartet
Label : Teldec
12:47 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1042
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 12054 CD
Conductor : Anne-Sophie Mutter
Orchestra : Trondheim Soloists
Label : D. Gramphn
1:06 PM
Swedish Dances Op 63: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 777385 CD
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra : S.W. German Radio Symph. Orch.
Label : CPO
1:20 PM
Symphony No. 6 (1927-28) in C Op 31 Dollar Symphony
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 553 CD
Conductor : Jun'ichi Hirokami
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
2:00 PM
The Hollow Men (1948) Op 25
Artist : Guy Few, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 1201 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : MSR
2:09 PM
Symphony No. 5 in e Op 64
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
3:00 PM
Lyric Pieces: VIII-6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op 65, No. 6
Artist : Daniel Adni, piano
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 68634 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:07 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in c Op 18
Artist : Yuja Wang, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 15338 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:42 PM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 94671 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Janacek Philharmonic
Label :
4:06 PM
Ballad Without Words Op 56
Artist :
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 553 CD
Conductor : Jun'ichi Hirokami
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
4:26 PM
The Lady Mistress Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
4:35 PM
Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in f Op 73
Artist : Andrew Marriner, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 432146 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
5:06 PM
Kikimora Op 63
Artist :
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman Philharmonia
Label : Mercury
5:15 PM
Sadko (Musical Picture) Op 5
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Milton Katims
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
5:27 PM
Scottish Fantasy Op 46
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : HamptonRds

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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