Crossover http://wrti.org en Pianist Mirian Conti: Remembering Argentina http://wrti.org/post/pianist-mirian-conti-remembering-argentina <p>The Argentinian-American pianist <strong>Mirian Conti</strong> released her second album on the Steinway &amp; Sons label in 2012. <strong><em>Nostalgias Argentinas</em></strong> is a statement...one that has been the subject of many books, plays, and theses.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:03:20 +0000 Jill Pasternak 4200 at http://wrti.org Pianist Mirian Conti: Remembering Argentina Michael Stairs: The Organist's Organist http://wrti.org/post/michael-stairs-organists-organist <p>When <a href="http://stentorcds.com/about/artist/" target="_blank"><strong>Michael Stairs</strong> </a>sits at an organ keyboard, the result is nothing but perfection. He is indeed the organist's organist. Michael has been organist for The Philadelphia Orchestra since his appointment by Riccardo Muti in 1985. He taught at The Haverford School for 25 years and was beloved by his students. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, he also holds an Artist's Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music.</p><p>http://youtu.be/e7hkXB5I2ug</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:03:53 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7576 at http://wrti.org Michael Stairs: The Organist's Organist The Sensational Serafin String Quartet http://wrti.org/post/sensational-serafin-string-quartet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Crossover it's a re-broadcast from 2013. Our guests are the musicians of the <a href="http://www.serafinquartet.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Serafin&nbsp;String Quartet.</strong> </a>Renown worldwide for their excellent music making and lively, infectious performances, the quartet is in residence at the University of Delaware's College of Arts and Sciences.&nbsp; </span></p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 23:36:06 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 6744 at http://wrti.org The Sensational Serafin String Quartet Quartetto di Cremona: Tailor-Made Music from Italy http://wrti.org/post/quartetto-di-cremona-tailor-made-music-italy <p><em>Tailor-made</em> you may be asking? &nbsp;Well, according to <em>Strad Magazine</em>, the <a href="http://www.quartettodicremona.com/index.php" target="_blank"><strong>Quartetto di Cremona</strong></a> is "...as sleek and elegant as an Armani suit.” And it's true. Every performer should have a tailor like that!</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:01:03 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7538 at http://wrti.org Quartetto di Cremona: Tailor-Made Music from Italy Stories of Survival: Angele Dubeau and Elaine Stritch http://wrti.org/post/stories-survival-angele-dubeau-and-elaine-stritch <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The old saying goes, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." &nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Angele Dubeau</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is living proof. &nbsp;An acclaimed&nbsp;violinist and leader of the ensemble </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">La Pieta</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Dubeau's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> story is both hopeful and enlightening. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:02:59 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7516 at http://wrti.org Stories of Survival: Angele Dubeau and Elaine Stritch Legendary Man of Music: Lorin Varencove Maazel, 1930-2014 http://wrti.org/post/legendary-man-music-lorin-varencove-maazel-1930-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maestro </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Lorin Maazel&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">passed away last Sunday at the age of 84. &nbsp;This legendary man of music devoted over 75 years to his craft. To him, music was a bridge-builder - a way to bring peace to the world and its people. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:43:25 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7502 at http://wrti.org Legendary Man of Music: Lorin Varencove Maazel, 1930-2014 Star Soprano Diana Damrau Scratches An Itch http://wrti.org/post/star-soprano-diana-damrau-scratches-itch <p>Soprano Diana Damrau usually sticks with her forte of mainstream opera. Indeed, she's made her name&nbsp;in such demanding roles as Mozart's Queen of the Night, Strauss' Zerbinetta, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Verdi's Violetta. But not long ago, she had this itch that needed scratching. And scratch she did, to excellent result.</p><p>http://youtu.be/cGeHCvPDVMc</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:23:13 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7230 at http://wrti.org Star Soprano Diana Damrau Scratches An Itch Crossover LIVE at Wanamaker Organ Day: Saturday, June 28 at 11:30 AM http://wrti.org/post/crossover-live-wanamaker-organ-day-saturday-june-28-1130-am <p><strong>Jill Pasternak</strong> and <strong>Peter Richard Conte&nbsp;</strong>broadcast <em>Crossover</em> live from <strong><a href="http://www.wanamakerorgan.com/" target="_blank">Wanamaker Organ Day at Macy's in Center City</a>, Philadelphia on June 28th.</strong> You're invited to join Jill and Peter, and organists <strong>Jeremy Filsell, Rudy Lucente, and Tedde Gibson</strong>. Together they will present an extraordinary program of organ works at this annual tradition that celebrates the world's largest operational pipe organ. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:41:07 +0000 Joe Patti 7442 at http://wrti.org Crossover LIVE at Wanamaker Organ Day: Saturday, June 28 at 11:30 AM Igor Levit: The Next-Generation Pianist Tackles Beethoven http://wrti.org/post/igor-levit-next-generation-pianist-tackles-beethoven <p></p><p>Born in 1987, and now in his 20s, he's been called, "...the finest pianist of his generation," by the <em>UK Telegraph</em>, who also commented that, ..."[he] shows that he's set to be one &nbsp;of this century's big names." He's<strong> Igor Levit.</strong> And his latest CD of the last five piano sonatas of Ludwig von Beethoven has been creating quite a stir.</p><p>http://youtu.be/TfoAQXKqzJ4</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:14:22 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7100 at http://wrti.org Igor Levit: The Next-Generation Pianist Tackles Beethoven Mandolinist Avi Avital: Between Worlds http://wrti.org/post/mandolinist-avi-avital-between-worlds <p></p><p>"Forgetting borders" is what he calls it in the liner notes of his latest CD. He's mandolin virtuoso <a href="http://aviavital.com/"><strong>Avi Avital</strong></a>, and that CD on the Deutsche Grammophon label is, <em>Between Worlds</em>.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:09:52 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 6918 at http://wrti.org Mandolinist Avi Avital: Between Worlds