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

September 28, 2013

6:06 AM
Introduction & Allegro Op 47
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 550331 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:24 AM
Concerto for 4 Recorders,oboes, strings in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:34 AM
Wind Quintet No. 1 in e Op 88
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Reicha
Catalog : 261 CD
Orchestra : Westwood Wind Quintet
Label : Crystal
7:06 AM
Bergensiana:Rococo Variations on an old Melody from Bergen
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
7:19 AM
Symphony in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joseph Martin Kraus
Catalog : 555305 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:44 AM
Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F, D. 487
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Orchestra : Domus
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op 40
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 80192 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:25 AM
Sonata for violin and harp in B-Flat Op 16
Artist : Sophie Langdon, violin; Hugh Webb, harp
Album :
Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 555364 CD
Label : Naxos
8:47 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Glenn Gould, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 38524 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Overture No. 3 in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
9:18 AM
Celtic Symphony for 6 harps and strings
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Sir Granville Bantock
Catalog : 66450 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Hyperion
9:42 AM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90797 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 7 in A Op 92
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:40 AM
String Quartet in E-Flat Op 71, No. 3
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 62 CD
Orchestra : Griller String Quartet
Label : VangrdOmeg
11:00 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in d Op 23
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
Album :
Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 40723 CD
Conductor : Walter Hendl
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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12:16 pm
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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
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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
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The Very Political Ludwig van Beethoven

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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
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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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12:05 pm
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Rebroadcast of New Music Microfestival from 2013
11:52 am
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Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor, Tan Dun

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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Konstantin Sergeyev Courtesy of the artist

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

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Ten Amazing Philadelphia-Area Music Teachers
6:10 pm
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Elizabeth Kaderabek

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1:11 pm
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Gianandrea Noseda Conducts The Philadelphians
12:42 pm
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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.

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