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 20, 2013

6:06 AM
Die Zauberharfe Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 54873 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:18 AM
Star Carol
Artist : Bach Choir
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 16092 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:23 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4in G Op 39
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47206 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Impressions d’Italie:On the Hill-Tops
Artist :
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:38 AM
THE SOUND OF MUSIC: My Favorite Things
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 80317 CD
Conductor : Jerold Ottley
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:42 AM
Sinfoniain C
Artist :
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
6:50 AM
Copenhagener Eisenbachn Dampf Galopp
Artist :
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Composer : Hans Christian Lumbye
Catalog : 91377 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:56 AM
HOME ALONE: Somewhere in my Memory
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 48232 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Ruler of the Spirits Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 8766 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:14 AM
New Mexico
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
Three French Carols: Tois Noels Francais
Artist : Turtle Creek Chorale
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 10602 CD
Conductor : Timothy Seelig
Label : TCC
7:28 AM
Fair Melusina Overture Op 32
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:41 AM
L’Enfance du Christ:
Artist : London Voices
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 5193 CD
Conductor : Andreas Delfs
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:47 AM
Concerto for flute, violin & stringsin e
Artist : Matthias Maute, baroque flute
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 9421 CD
Conductor : Jörg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra : REBEL Baroque Ensemble
Label : Bridge
8:06 AM
Coriolan Overturein c Op 62
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 48727 CD
Conductor : Daniel Harding
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:15 AM
I Saw Three Ships
Artist : Malle Babbe Choir
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 60660 CD
Conductor : Leny van Schaik
Label : CBS/Sony
8:19 AM
Sinfoniain G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
8:27 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9in E-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:40 AM
Auf Ferienreisen On Vacation Polka Op 133
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 14 CD
Conductor : Hobart Earle
Orchestra : Odessa Philharmonic
Label : Ukrainian
8:45 AM
A Christmas Greeting
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Alfred Burt
Catalog : 416287 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 (after Scarlatti)in G
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
9:19 AM
Five Carols
Artist : Cambridge Singers
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodney Bennett
Catalog : 901 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Label : Collegium
9:31 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5in A
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4777371 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Orchestra Mozart
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
A Suite of Carols for Brass Choir
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 3552 CD
Conductor : Leroy Anderson
Orchestra : ...and His Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:14 AM
Violin Concertoin d
Artist : Henryk Szeryng, violin
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
10:44 AM
Brass Quintet No. 1in b-Flat Op 5
Artist : David Bilger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Victor Ewald
Catalog : 1150 CD
Label : Ondine
10:58 AM
O Tannenbaum O Christmas Tree
Artist :
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 66087 CD
Conductor : Carmen Dragon
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
11:03 AM
Symphony No. 3in D Op 33
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 68904 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:06 PM
Genoveva Overture Op 81
Artist :
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 8595 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:17 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 35
Artist : Yefim Bronfman, piano
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 60677 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:41 PM
Suite No. 1in d Op 43
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
1:19 PM
Polish Christmas Carols
Artist : Philharmonia Chorus
Album :
Composer : Witold Lutoslawski
Catalog : 11561 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:00 PM
Walt Whitman Overture Op 7
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
2:09 PM
Symphony No. 2 ’The Four Seasons’in f
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Hadley
Catalog : 9124 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Bridge
3:00 PM
Symphony No. 10in G
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto Gruss an den Rhein Op 151
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557638 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
Violin Concertoin E
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777463 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
4:06 PM
Christnacht Cantata for chorus,
Artist : Berlin Philharmonic Choir
Album :
Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 313013 CD
Conductor : Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : KOCHSchwan
4:27 PM
HANSEL UND GRETEL Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:37 PM
HANSEL UND GRETEL: Children’s Prayer
Artist : Childrens Chor. of Cologne Op.
Album :
Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 89370 CD
Conductor : John Pritchard
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:41 PM
HANSEL UND GRETEL: Dream Pantomime
Artist :
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 61685 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:53 PM
Symphonies for Christmas
Artist :
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Composer : Michel Richard Delalande
Catalog : 9908 CD
Conductor : Olivier Fortin
Orchestra : Masques
Label : Analekta
5:06 PM
Four Seasons: No.4 Winter (L’Inverno)in f Op 8
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
5:17 PM
Prague Waltzes
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 414370 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:28 PM
Brother Heinrich’s Christmas
Artist : Cambridge Singers
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 115 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Collegium
5:49 PM
Variants on a Moravian Hymn Morning
Artist : George Boyer, organ
Album :
Composer : James Barnes
Catalog : 22173 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record

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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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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
11:30 am
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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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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