Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky http://wrti.org en The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Tchaikovsky and Mozart, Sunday, June 15, 5 PM http://wrti.org/post/chamber-orchestra-philadelphia-tchaikovsky-and-mozart-sunday-june-15-5-pm <p>This month's Applause! features two superb performances by&nbsp;<strong>The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia</strong>.&nbsp; The first performance is of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, recorded in concert last month in the Perelman Theater&nbsp;at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.&nbsp; Internationally acclaimed Japanese-born violinist <strong>Saeka Matsuyama</strong> is the soloist. &nbsp;The second is Mozart’s seldom heard Symphony No. 17 with guest conductor <strong>Matthias Bamert</strong>.&nbsp; Dave Conant&nbsp;is your host this Sunday, June 15th at 5 PM.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:44:38 +0000 Jack Moore 7401 at http://wrti.org The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Tchaikovsky and Mozart, Sunday, June 15, 5 PM A Famous Violin Concerto on a Period, Non-Period Instrument http://wrti.org/post/famous-violin-concerto-period-non-period-instrument <p></p><p>On this Sunday's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI, we'll hear a performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports the instrument on which it is being played would have sounded very familiar to the composer.</p><p>In 1878 Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote a violin concerto for the Hungarian violinist <strong>Leopold Auer.</strong> It was to be performed on Auer's 1690 Stradivarius, which is today the main instrument of the Russian-born Israeli violinist <strong>Vadim Gluzman.</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/wTz_kEf0HQ8</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:43:55 +0000 Jim Cotter 7067 at http://wrti.org A Famous Violin Concerto on a Period, Non-Period Instrument The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: A Dazzling Performance by Cellist Hai-Ye Ni, March 9, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphians-concert-wrti-dazzling-performance-cellist-hai-ye-ni-march-9-1-pm <div>The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky celebration from this past January&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">continues on WRTI this Sunday at 1 pm with <strong>Associate Conductor </strong></span><a href="http://wrti.org/post/official-debut-philadelphia-orchestras-associate-conductor" target="_blank"><strong>Cristian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Macelaru</strong>&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">joined by <strong>Principal Cellist&nbsp;</strong></span><a href="http://wrti.org/post/tchaikovskys-rococo-variations-challenge-even-seasoned-cellist" target="_blank"><strong Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:07:09 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7064 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: A Dazzling Performance by Cellist Hai-Ye Ni, March 9, 1 PM Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations: A Challenge, Even for a Seasoned Cellist http://wrti.org/post/tchaikovskys-rococo-variations-challenge-even-seasoned-cellist <p>Born in Shanghai, the Philadelphia Orchestra's principal cellist has performed in recitals, and with orchestras, all over the world. As WRTI's Susan Lewis reports, <strong>Hai-Ye Ni is the featured soloist on WRTI's concert broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra on Sunday March 9th.</strong> She'll perform Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. Written for Tchaikovsky's friend, German Cellist Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, the work - a theme with seven different variations - is a&nbsp;challenge for&nbsp;the&nbsp;soloist, who plays almost constantly.&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/hCdmQwgbDqE</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 03:05:48 +0000 Susan Lewis 7029 at http://wrti.org Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations: A Challenge, Even for a Seasoned Cellist The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Tchaikovsky and Liadov on WRTI: March 2 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-plays-tchaikovsky-and-liadov-wrti-march-2-1-pm <p></p><p>This Sunday, March 2 at 1 PM, WRTI broadcasts a Philadelphia Orchestra concert from January that was part of the first week of a three-week celebration of works by <b>Tchaikovsky</b> and his contemporaries.<br /><br />British conductor <b>Robin Ticciati </b>returns to Philadelphia after a highly acclaimed debut in 2012. The young maestro launches the celebration with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, taking us on an emotional journey toward an exhilarating affirmation of life’s joys.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:57:22 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7034 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Tchaikovsky and Liadov on WRTI: March 2 at 1 PM Tchaikovsky's EUGENE ONEGIN: The Met Opera on WRTI, Jan. 18 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/tchaikovskys-eugene-onegin-met-opera-wrti-jan-18-1-pm <p>Join us for an archival broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance <strong><em>Eugene Onegin. </em>Valery Gergiev </strong>conducts the performance from October 5th, 2013, which features soprano <a href="http://wrti.org/post/anna-netrebko-soprano-notes" target="_blank"><strong>Anna Netrebko</strong></a> as the naive heroine Tatiana, baritone <strong>Mariusz Kwiecien </strong>as the aristocratic title character, and tenor Piotr Beczala as the poet Lenski. Mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova sings the role of Tatiana’s sister, Olga, and Alexei Tanovitski sings Prince Gremin. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:11:45 +0000 WRTI Staff 6905 at http://wrti.org Tchaikovsky's EUGENE ONEGIN: The Met Opera on WRTI, Jan. 18 at 1 PM Shakespeare Via Verdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Edward German http://wrti.org/post/shakespeare-verdi-strauss-tchaikovsky-edward-german <p><strong>Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection</strong> broadcasts Saturday, December 7th, 2013, 5-6 pm on WRTI and wrti.org. Shakespeare continues to live, and if you were to name an orchestral work based on one of his plays, we wouldn’t blame you for coming up with one of the most popular works in the repertoire, Tchaikovsky’s <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>. But it wouldn’t be Discoveries without a curve ball or three, so this month we offer another <em>Fantasy-Overture</em> of his, <em>Hamlet</em>. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:59:00 +0000 Kile Smith 6752 at http://wrti.org Shakespeare Via Verdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Edward German The Secretive Correspondence Between Tchaikovsky And Countess Nadezhda von Meck http://wrti.org/post/secretive-correspondence-between-tchaikovsky-and-countess-nadezhda-von-meck <p></p><p>WRTI's upcoming broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert features Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, insights into the work have come from the composer’s correspondence with a secretive patron.</p><p>Listen on Sunday, July 28th, 2 to 4 pm. The program also&nbsp;includes music by Wagner and Christopher Rousee.</p><p>http://youtu.be/z_aZvN8sdJ0 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:16:40 +0000 Susan Lewis 6200 at http://wrti.org The Secretive Correspondence Between Tchaikovsky And Countess Nadezhda von Meck Mark Pinto Recommends: Tchaikovsky's 4th and 5th Symphonies http://wrti.org/post/mark-pinto-recommends-tchaikovskys-4th-and-5th-symphonies <p>I admit I approach any new recordings of these, my favorite Tchaikovsky symphonies, with a bit of trepidation. Over the years I’ve encountered one too many recordings, as well as concert performances, that lay on the incurable Romanticism a bit too thick. Thematic presentations are muddled and tempos are stretched so that each movement, regardless of the tempo indication, seems to plod at the same pace.</p><p>It’s as if some conductors believed that Tchaikovsky, who always wore his heart on his sleeve, needed help expressing his feelings.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:51:46 +0000 Mark Pinto 6067 at http://wrti.org Mark Pinto Recommends: Tchaikovsky's 4th and 5th Symphonies Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky! http://wrti.org/post/happy-birthday-tchaikovsky <p>This week we mark the birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who was born in Russia on May 7, 1840 and died suddenly at age 53. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the composer -&nbsp; internationally renowned for his great melodies - was also a master of&nbsp; technique and form. His body of work includes major works for the ballet, opera, and orchestra, as well as chamber music, concertos, sacred music, piano music, and solo songs.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 10:03:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 5483 at http://wrti.org Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky!