Saturday Classics

Saturday, 6 to 11 am

Wake up to a great variety of classical music every Saturday morning with host Rolf Charlston. You'll hear works ranging from Baroque to contemporary--from a gentle waltz to a bright tango--from old favorites to something new.

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Playlist

February 02, 2013

6:06 AM
Le Chasseur Maudit
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 31360 CD
Conductor : Peter Lucker
Orchestra : Savaria Symphony Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
6:24 AM
Saxophone Concerto in E-Flat Op 109
Artist : Gary Louie, saxophone
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 5150 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Lande
Orchestra : St Petersburg State Acad Orch
Label : Kleos
6:42 AM
String Quartet No. 11 in C
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 999279 CD
Orchestra : Revolutionary Drawing Room
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
IL VIAGGIO A REIMS Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 50889 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:16 AM
Concerto for Flute,Violin and Harpsichord in a, BWV 1044
Artist : Jaime Martin, flute; Kenneth Sillito, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 82429 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia, conductor and piano
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : CBS/Sony
7:34 AM
Cello Concerto in D
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Composer : Leonardo Leo
Catalog : 9815 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
8:06 AM
VANDA: Overture Op 25
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
8:18 AM
Pygmalion Suite
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Composer : Marcel Poot
Catalog : 223775 CD
Conductor : Frederic Devreese
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Marco Polo
8:44 AM
Ballade for piano and orchestra Op 19
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 8773 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Concerto No. 5 in C Op 9
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 550739 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
9:18 AM
Quintet for guitar and strings No. 5in G
Artist : Zoltan Tokos, guitar
Album :
Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 550552 CD
Orchestra : Danubius Quartet
Label : Naxos
9:45 AM
A Winter’s Tale Op 18
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 2 in e Op 27
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 10589 CD
Conductor : Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:00 AM
Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459
Artist : Richard Goode, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 79608 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : Nonesuch

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Opera on WRTI
12:16 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, June 21, 1 PM

Mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard sings Rosina and baritone Nathan Gunn sings Figaro in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! Rossini's music sparkles like sunshine with one hit tune after another. Not only is Figaro the Barber of Seville, he's also the ultimate Mr. Fix-It! This time he's out to ensure that Count Almaviva can marry lovely Rosina before her grumpy old guardian drags her to the altar himself. Saturday, June 21, 1 to 4 pm.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:23 am
Wed June 18, 2014

A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts

Debutantes in the opening waltz of the 2011 Vienna Opera Ball. The head of the Vienna Institute for Strauss Research calls the waltz "Austria's premier cultural export."
JOE KLAMAR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:11 pm

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Very Political Ludwig van Beethoven

The second movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 is "kind of a march," says Christoph von Dohnanyi, "in respect for all the victims who suffered by Napoleon's attacks."

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote his seventh symphony in the midst of Napoleon’s attempts to conquer Europe. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the work, and its second movement in particular, is a tribute to freedom. Here, the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta, performs:

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Opera on WRTI
11:48 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, June 7, 1 PM

Soprano Marina Rebeka sings Violetta in Verdi's LA TRAVIATA.

Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris. Sought after by society’s most important me,n and wealthy in her own right, she is perfectly content—until she falls in love with Alfredo Germont. But when Alfredo’s father insists that she’ll ruin Alfredo’s family name, she selflessly pushes away the only man she’s ever loved. Will they ever be together again? Yes, but by then it’s much, much too late. A love story as unforgettable as Verdi’s sweeping and spectacular melodies. Massimo Zanetti conducts. Saturday, June 7, 1 to 4 pm.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI
12:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

It's Beethoven, Shostakovich, and The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI: June 8, 1 PM

Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Philadelphians on WRTI, June 8 at 1 pm

This season, The Philadelphia Orchestra juxtaposed Beethoven’s path-breaking symphonies and concertos with those of the great orchestral master of the 20th century Dmitri Shostakovich...we’ll be treated to such a pairing Sunday afternoon at 1 pm.

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Rebroadcast of New Music Microfestival from 2013
11:52 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Three Must-Hear Commissions, June 1st, 1 to 4 PM

Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor, Tan Dun

By the time this Sunday’s three-hour broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert airs, Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Yannick Nezet-Seguin will have performed Tan Dun’s Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women three times in three different Chinese cities, as you might have been reading in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:21 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

State Of The Art: New York Philharmonic's Biennial

Music collective Bang on a Can All-Stars is one of the musical partners sharing a bill with the New York Philharmonic during the Biennial.
Konstantin Sergeyev Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 8:22 pm

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, isn't scared of new music — and he doesn't think audiences should be, either.

"Frankly, the reason I do new music is I like a lot of it," Gilbert says.

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Ten Amazing Philadelphia-Area Music Teachers
6:10 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents: Ovation Award Finalists!

Elizabeth Kaderabek

Ten music educators from the Delaware Valley will be honored by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) during their Annual Festival Concert at the Kimmel Center on June 1st for "inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education."

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Opera on WRTI
1:11 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, May 24, 1 PM

Soprano Patricia Racette sings Cio Cio San and tenor Stefano Secco sings Pinkerton in Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

Family, fortune, and honor—the geisha Cio-Cio-San forsakes them all for the callous American naval officer who calls her his "bride." But what she sees as a lifetime commitment, he treats as just a fleeting pleasure.

Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly features some of opera's most famous music, including Cio-Cio-San's heartbreaking "Un bel di" and the beautiful "Humming Chorus." It's Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy on WRTI. Saturday, May 24, 1 to 4 pm.

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Gianandrea Noseda Conducts The Philadelphians
12:42 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony, May 25, 1 PM

Canadian violinist James Ehnes is a Grammy winner and a Juilliard graduate. He plays the "Marsick" Stradivarius of 1715.

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast this Sunday at 1 pm opens with a collection of “Symphonic Fragments” from Alfredo Casella’s rarely performed opera La Donna Serpente (The Snake-Woman), based on an 18th-century fable-play by Carlo Gozzi, and is followed by one of Sergei Prok

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