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.

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December 18, 2013

6:06 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45932 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:18 AM
Piano Concerto in G Op 11, No. 5
Artist : Mary Louise Boehm, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Friedrich Abel
Catalog : 7639 CD
Conductor : Kees Kooper
Orchestra : Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble
Label : Pantheon
6:31 AM
Gloria
Artist : Turtle Creek Chorale
Album :
Composer : Randol Alan Bass
Catalog : 10602 CD
Conductor : Timothy Seelig
Label : TCC
6:41 AM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2 in g Op 45
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416624 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
DON GIOVANNI Overture, K. 527
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Squealer
Artist :
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Composer : Will Huff
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Johann Knechtl
Catalog : 6249 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
7:27 AM
Oboe Concerto in F
Artist : Joris van den Hauwe, oboe
Album :
Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 31082 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : KOCHSchwan
7:38 AM
The Toy Trumpet
Artist : Al Hirt, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Raymond Scott
Catalog : 61373 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:42 AM
SI J’ETAIS ROI (If I were King) Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:51 AM
O Holy Night Cantique de Noel
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : BosPops
8:06 AM
Four Irish Dances Op 126
Artist :
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:15 AM
Christmas Night Medley
Artist :
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Composer : Angela Morley
Catalog : 48232 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:28 AM
Treble Recorder Concerto in G
Artist : Michala Petri, recorder
Album :
Composer : Jacques-Christophe Naudot
Catalog : 412630 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:42 AM
Kamarinskaia
Artist :
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 65204 CD
Conductor : William Steinberg
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:47 AM
String Quartet No. 2: Nocturne
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 2334 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:53 AM
In the Bleak Midwinter
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 80377 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Vathek- Symphonic Poem (1903)
Artist :
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Composer : Horatio Parker
Catalog : 9124 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Bridge
9:22 AM
Elegy in memory of Horatio Parker
Artist :
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 74 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
9:32 AM
To a Wild Rose Op 51
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Composer : Edward MacDowell (arr. Thos. Frost)
Catalog : 82849 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:36 AM
Two Fragments After the Song of Roland Op 30
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 104 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Lib Cong
9:48 AM
Essay for Orchestra No. 2 Op 17
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 4016 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:00 AM
Suite William Byrd
Artist :
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Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 432009 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
10:20 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 2
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 94360 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label :
10:52 AM
Two pieces for cello and piano Op 20
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 91134 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:04 AM
A Christmas Flourish
Artist : Turtle Creek Chorale
Album :
Composer : Randol Alan Bass
Catalog : 10602 CD
Conductor : Timothy Seelig
Label : TCC
11:20 AM
Symphony No. 2 in c Op 17
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 47867 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:07 PM
Symphony No. 4 The Poem of Ecstasy Op 54
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 32630 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:30 PM
See amid the winter’s snow
Artist : Members of...
Album :
Composer : John Goss
Catalog : 5151 CD
Conductor : Jean Ashworth Bartle
Orchestra : Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
12:36 PM
Mille cherubini in coro
Artist : Renata Tebaldi, soprano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4759177 CD
Conductor : Anton Guadagno
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:44 PM
Agnus Dei
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 414044 CD
Conductor : Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
12:49 PM
A Suite of Carols for Woodwinds
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 3552 CD
Conductor : Leroy Anderson
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:03 PM
Jazz Suite No. 2: Second Waltz
Artist :
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 55601 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:09 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Zsolt Hamar
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : BudapestMu
1:25 PM
12 Gifts of Christmas
Artist : Tonio DiPaolo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Jeff Tyzik
Catalog : 2006 CD
Conductor : Jeff Tyzik
Orchestra : Rochester Philharmonic
Label : RPO
1:37 PM
Brother Heinrich’s Christmas
Artist : Cambridge Singers
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 115 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Collegium
2:03 PM
I Wonder As I Wander
Artist : Over the Bridge
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Rutter)
Catalog : 16092 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:07 PM
Mary and the Baby Medley
Artist : Chanticleer
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Jennings)
Catalog : 85555 CD
Conductor : Joseph Jennings
Label : Teldec
2:22 PM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:37 PM
Jesus, Jesus, rest your head
Artist : Davyd Booth, violin; Michael Stairs, organ
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 9504 CD
Label : D-T-R
2:40 PM
AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS: excerpts
Artist : Nashville Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 669019 CD
Conductor : Alastair Willis
Orchestra : Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:48 PM
The Snow
Artist : American Boychoir
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 67076 CD
Conductor : James Litton
Label : MusicMaste
3:00 PM
Concerto for 2 Violins & Strings
Artist : Jorg-Michael Schwarz, violin
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 9421 CD
Conductor : Jörg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra : REBEL Baroque Ensemble
Label : Bridge
3:11 PM
Hero and Leander
Artist :
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Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 52491 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:41 PM
Lamia Op 29
Artist :
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 49263 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Klein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Introduction and Rondeau Brillant, WoO 54
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 572088 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:26 PM
Gloria
Artist : Choir Kings College, Cambridge
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 57952 CD
Conductor : Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
4:46 PM
Holiday Cheer-Medley
Artist :
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Composer : Billy May
Catalog : 416287 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:06 PM
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 88235 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Erato
5:20 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:36 PM
Woodland Sketches Op 51
Artist :
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Composer : Edward MacDowell (arr. Frank Winterbottom)
Catalog : 43 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference

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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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