Gift of Henny Durmashkin Gurko, Museum of Jewish Heritage, NY

April 9, 2018. A new release featuring pianist Murray Perahia connects the consummate artist to two Beethoven sonatas that have yet to be included in his studio repertoire.

It’s Jazz Appreciation Month, so we've asked our jazz hosts to pause and answer one simple question: If you could listen to any jazz tune right now, what would it be? Here’s how they weighed in.

April 9, 2018. For 25 years, drummer Sherrie Maricle has led the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, an all-female orchestra founded by Stanley Kay. The musical entrepreneur who managed Buddy Rich, saw something special in Maricle, and she delivered.

The New York Music Co., New York, 1908, monographic. Source: Library of Congress

Fans at baseball games across America have been singing the same song during the seventh-inning stretch for decades. If you're in the stands, nothing beats the fun of belting out that tune everyone knows, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame!"

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, so WRTI is doing what we do best—spreading the love for this great art form! The Smithsonian Institution launched Jazz Appreciation Month in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz.

Steak sizzling on a grill at Pat's King of Steaks. A chorus of birdsong at the Philadelphia Zoo. These are just a few of the hundreds of sounds composer Tod Machover collected from people who live here for a unique musical profile being performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra on April 5, 6, and 7 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

The Carlock-Combet Duo, featuring violinist Giuillaume Combet and pianist Sandra Carlock, performed several French violin sonatas, including works by Poulenc, Franck, and Saint-Saëns, live from the WRTI Performance Studio on April 6, 2018. WRTI's Jack Moore was host.

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The first book printed in North America was a book of psalms; they were brought to life by a vocal quartet and musicology graduate student Emma Schnell Barnaby in a lunchtime performance and conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis on Tuesday, March 20th. Check out their concert at the Rosenbach Museum and Library on April 19th at 6 pm.

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd with events that bring people together to raise awareness for environmental protection. This year, take some personal time to appreciate the world we live in. Breathe in, breathe out, and find peace and tranquility listening to these five classical gems inspired by the secrets, the majesty, and the boldness of the earth.

By Office of Emergency Management [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

April 16, 2018. Pianist Leslie Pintchik was on her way to a doctorate in 17th century English literature at Columbia University when she realized jazz was her true calling.

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