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 24, 2012

6:06 AM
Suite No. 1 Op 13
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 555986 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Jean
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Naxos
6:32 AM
Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80595 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:38 AM
Brazilian Sleigh Bells
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Composer : Percy Faith
Catalog : 434349 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Rochester Pops Orch
Label : Mercury
6:43 AM
Fir Symphony
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Composer : Arthur Meulemans
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
7:06 AM
A Christmas Festival
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 61373 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:15 AM
Children’s March
Artist :
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
Sleigh Ride
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 133 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Collegium
7:27 AM
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in G
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 400034 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
7:44 AM
Panis Angelicus
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 9349 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:47 AM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 172 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:54 AM
Messiah: And He Shall Purify the Sons
Artist : Vienna Choir Boys
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 5160 CD
Conductor : Peter Marschik
Orchestra : Academy of London
Label : Capriccio
7:58 AM
Joy to the World
Artist : Philadelphia Chorus
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6430 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Prague Waltzes
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 414370 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
Sweet Children- Pastorale
Artist : Kuhn Children’s Chorus
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Composer : Jakub Jan Ryba
Catalog : 110330 CD
Conductor : Jir¡ Chvala
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:22 AM
Suite for Harp and Orchestra From
Artist : Ann Mason Stockton, harp
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Composer : Harl McDonald
Catalog : 171 CD
Conductor : Felix Slatkin
Orchestra : Capitol Symphony Orchestra
Label : Crystal
8:45 AM
Medley of Christmas Carols
Artist : Malle Babbe Choir
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 60660 CD
Conductor : Leny van Schaik
Label : CBS/Sony
8:53 AM
Moravian Dances
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 572695 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
ALI-BABA Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:14 AM
Weihnachtsbaum Christmas Tree
Artist : Jerome Lowenthal, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9307 CD
Label : Bridge
9:39 AM
Roumanian Folk Dances
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 2576 CD
Conductor : Jean-Marie Zeitouni
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : ATMA
9:50 AM
A Suite of Carols for Woodwinds
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 3552 CD
Conductor : Leroy Anderson
Orchestra : ...and His Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Gloria, RV 589
Artist : St. John’s College Choir
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 410018
Conductor : George Guest
Orchestra : Wren Orchestra
Label : Argo
10:35 AM
Clarinet Quintet in B-Flat Op 34
Artist : Janet Hilton, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 8366 CD
Orchestra : Lindsay String Quartet
Label : Chandos
10:59 AM
THE SNOW MAIDEN suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:13 AM
Symphony No. 36 in C Linz
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47442 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:48 AM
In dulci jubilo
Artist : Apollo’s Singers
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Composer : Michael Praetorius
Catalog : 7673 CD
Conductor : Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra : Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchest
Label : KOCH Intl.
12:06 PM
Medley of Christmas Carols
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 196 CD
Conductor : Jerold Ottley
Orchestra : Canadian Brass
Label : BWEClassic
12:13 PM
Nutcracker Ballet, The Op 71
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
1:35 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 8 in g Op 6 Christmas
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 90180 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : Dorian
2:00 PM
Still,Still, Still(German)
Artist : Bryn Terfel, baritone
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 4772 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:06 PM
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
2:14 PM
A Ceremony of Carols Op 28
Artist : The Philadelphia Singers
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 7787 CD
Conductor : Michael Korn
Label : RCA/BMG
2:37 PM
Musical Sleighride: Musikalische
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 427122 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble Eduard Melkus
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Four Christmas Motets
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Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 85776 CD
Conductor : Alldis, John
Orchestra : Groupe Vocal de France
Label : Angel/EMI
3:11 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 8 in f Op 1
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Composer : Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Catalog : 449924 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
3:33 PM
Amahl and the Night Visitors:Dance Suite
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
3:41 PM
O magnum mysterium
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 80461 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
3:49 PM
Ave Maria (medieval Italian)
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Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 80142 CD
Orchestra : Altramar Medieval Ensemble
Label : Dorian
4:06 PM
Christmas Eve suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 3055 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : Sanctuary
4:27 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 264 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Pro Arte
4:32 PM
The Many Moods of Christmas- Suite No. 3
Artist : Robert Shaw Chorale
Album :
Composer : Robert Russell Bennett
Catalog : 68805 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:46 PM
Gruss an die heilige Nacht Op 62
Artist : Berlin Philharmonic Choir
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 313013 CD
Conductor : Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : KOCHSchwan
5:06 PM
A Christmas Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Nigel Hess
Catalog : 133 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Collegium
5:15 PM
It came upon a midnight Clear
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 66087 CD
Conductor : Carmen Dragon
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
5:20 PM
Santa Claus, A Christmas Symphony
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Composer : William Henry Fry
Catalog : 559057 CD
Conductor : Tony Rowe
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:49 PM
This Christmastide (Jessye’s Carol)
Artist : New York Choral Society; Jessye Norman, alto
Album :
Composer : Donald Fraser
Catalog : 420180 CD
Conductor : Robert DeCormier
Label : Philips
5:50 PM
A Christmas Festival
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 61685 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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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 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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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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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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Classical CD Selections
9:44 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Check Out These Classical New Releases!

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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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