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 16, 2013

6:06 AM
Musik su einem Ritterballet WoO 1
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 91322 CD
Conductor : Gunther Herbig
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Berlin
Label : Berlin
6:18 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in g Op 8
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Composer : Giuseppi Torelli
Catalog : 550567 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:27 AM
Rodeo: Hoe-Down
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 36727 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
6:32 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat
Artist : Malcolm Bilson,fortepiano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67116 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : Old Fairfield Academy Orch
Label : MusicMaste
6:42 AM
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Siegfried’s Rhine Jrny.
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 74762 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
6:54 AM
Once in Royal David’s City
Artist : American Boychoir
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 67076 CD
Conductor : James Litton
Orchestra : Atlantic Brass Quintet
Label : MusicMaste
7:06 AM
Zur Namensfeier Overture in C Op 115
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:15 AM
The White Plume March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 96197 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
BABES IN TOYLAND: March of the Toys
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Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 557545 CD
Conductor : Jerker Johansson
Orchestra : Royal Swedish Air Force Band
Label : Naxos
7:22 AM
Suite Bergamasque: No. 3 Clair de Lune
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 802 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Rhenanie-Palatinate Philharm.
Label : Cybelia
7:28 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 412790 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:41 AM
VOLDOMIRO Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 225181 CD
Conductor : Allesandro Amoretti
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
7:47 AM
Caractacus: Triumphal March Op 35
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:57 AM
O Little Town of Bethlehem
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 66087 CD
Conductor : Carmen Dragon
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in a Op 6
Artist : Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 7895 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
8:18 AM
Prelude on an Old Carol Tune
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 244 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
8:26 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Overture Prelude
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 41 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
8:39 AM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:46 AM
Piano Trio (Allegretto) in B-Flat
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 50798 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
8:53 AM
Coventry Carol
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 55193 CD
Conductor : Michael Jaffee
Orchestra : Waverly Consort
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
A Christmas Overture
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Composer : Nigel Hess
Catalog : 133 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Collegium
9:15 AM
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Op 60
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Willem van Otterloo
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
9:48 AM
Variations on Bei Mannern,.. of Mozartin E-Flat
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1819 CD
Label : ECM
10:00 AM
Lyric Suite Op 54
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 572403 CD
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:17 AM
Violin Concerto in D Op 61
Artist : Zino Francescatti, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 47659 CD
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:03 AM
Musical Sleighride: Musikalische
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 427122 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble Eduard Melkus
Label : D. Gramphn
11:27 AM
Sonata for violin & continuo in A
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 502 CD
Orchestra : The Purcell Quartet
Label : Chandos
11:37 AM
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Op 81
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4757555 CD
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Concerto for trumpet and 2 oboes in D
Artist : Albert Calvayrac, trumpet
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
12:15 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 26
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 434333 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : Mercury
12:44 PM
Mary and the Baby Medley
Artist : Chanticleer
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 85555 CD
Conductor : Joseph Jennings
Label : Teldec
12:58 PM
String Quartet No. 9 in C Op 59
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758503 CD
Orchestra : Quartetto Italiano
Label : Philips
1:32 PM
Symphony No. 95 in c
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 48904 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Galanta Dances
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
2:19 PM
Symphony No. 7 in A Op 92
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 6899 CD
Conductor : Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra : S. Bolivar Youth Orch of Venz.
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Overture No. 2 in A
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
3:08 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op 58
Artist : Julius Katchen, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 460825 CD
Conductor : Pierino Gamba
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:42 PM
Spring: symphonic poem
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
4:06 PM
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Op 109
Artist : Seymour Lipkin, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 60173 CD
Label : Newport
4:26 PM
Donna Diana: Overture
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Composer : Emil von Reznicek
Catalog : 999991 CD
Conductor : Ulrich Windfuhr
Orchestra : Kiel Philharmonic
Label : CPO
4:34 PM
Donna Diana: Ballet Music
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Composer : Emil von Reznicek
Catalog : 999991 CD
Conductor : Ulrich Windfuhr
Orchestra : Kiel Philharmonic
Label : CPO
4:39 PM
LA DAME BLANCHE: Chut, chut!... D’ici
Artist : Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-sopran
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Composer : F. A. Boieldieu
Catalog : 1302 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:46 PM
Sleigh Ride
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 61685 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:51 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 447415 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
5:06 PM
Variations on Muller’sIch bin...Kakaduin G Op 121
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 122 CD
Orchestra : Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Label : PhoenixEd
5:25 PM
Naughty Limericks-Concerto for Orchestra
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Composer : Rodion Shchedrin
Catalog : 11167 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : Klavier
5:35 PM
Nutcracker Suite Op 71
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 62821 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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.

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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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