Marin Alsop http://wrti.org en A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World http://wrti.org/post/debut-symphony-embraced-world Conducting <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16039387/gustav-mahler" target="_blank">Gustav Mahler</a>'s First Symphony is an exhilarating and demanding task. Although it's one of his shortest symphonies (at about 55 minutes), it is an epic journey that requires countless hours of analysis and examination of the score. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 7202 at http://wrti.org A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music http://wrti.org/post/treasures-attic-finding-jazz-masters-lost-orchestral-music <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKQk4ymJQuE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSFGyipsNsg</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:34:00 +0000 editor 5094 at http://wrti.org Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music Symphonic Resolutions: What's On Your Classical Music Wish List? http://wrti.org/post/symphonic-resolutions-whats-your-classical-music-wish-list Are you the type to make New Year's resolutions? They're easy to make, but tough to keep — at least when it comes to your own. So how about brainstorming a few resolutions that are a little less personal?<p>We want you to tell us what changes you'd like to see and hear in classical music. What should orchestras, composers, critics, performers, fans, managers and media outlets do? Although there were positive stories and plenty of terrific music making last year, 2012 wasn't easy. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:49:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 4984 at http://wrti.org Symphonic Resolutions: What's On Your Classical Music Wish List? Marin Alsop: A Utopian Musical Dream From South America http://wrti.org/post/marin-alsop-utopian-musical-dream-south-america Discovering Brazil has been a series of wonderful revelations for me. As principal conductor of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra for the past year, I have been deeply moved and even changed by my exposure to this culture of passion and positivity.<p>Brazil's inherent societal belief that music improves quality of life, contributes to improved social behavior, and is an important vehicle to establish a peaceful society filled with tolerance and respect is a philosophy I once thought existed only in my utopian dreams.<p>This philosophy was first promoted by Dr. Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:56:00 +0000 editor 4932 at http://wrti.org Marin Alsop: A Utopian Musical Dream From South America A Grand Soviet Symphony, By Way Of Brazil http://wrti.org/post/grand-soviet-symphony-way-brazil People keep asking me why I recorded <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15866095/sergey-prokofiev" target="_blank">Sergei Prokofiev</a>'s Fifth Symphony for my first CD release in my new post leading the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra. The simple answer is that it just felt right. But in thinking about it, I can now see many parallels — at least for me — between Prokofiev's music, the city of Sao Paulo and the country of Brazil.<p>Sergei Prokofiev consistently bucked the prevailing trends, both musically and personally. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:05:00 +0000 Marin Alsop 4182 at http://wrti.org A Grand Soviet Symphony, By Way Of Brazil Mark Pinto Recommends... http://wrti.org/post/mark-pinto-recommends-3 <p><i><b>Michael Daugherty: Route 66</b></i><br /><br /> Marin Alsop conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra<br /><br /></p> <p>This month we're off on a musical road trip out West with composer Michael Daugherty. Daugherty, born in 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, draws much of his inspiration from the icons of American popular culture. With works inspired by Superman, Jackie Onassis, Liberace, Elvis Presley, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, and even our own fair city, nothing is seemingly off-limits to his vivid imagination. He composes in a postmodern style that alternates between abstraction and realism, referencing elements of the jazz and pop music he grew up playing, with a strong sense of musical structure.<br /><br /></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:26:00 +0000 Mark Pinto 2579 at http://wrti.org Mark Pinto Recommends...