Maurice Ravel http://wrti.org en Pictures at an Exhibition: The Evolution of a Masterpiece http://wrti.org/post/pictures-exhibition-evolution-masterpiece <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A work originally written for piano has become a staple of the orchestral repertoire. As </span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Susan Lewis reports, the most well-known version combines the mastery of two composers from different generations - one Russian, and one French.</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:18:40 +0000 Susan Lewis 7058 at http://wrti.org Pictures at an Exhibition: The Evolution of a Masterpiece Exploring Debussy and Ravel: Two Great French Masters http://wrti.org/post/exploring-debussy-and-ravel-two-great-french-masters <p></p><p>Two French composers, who wrote and circulated in the same artistic circles, are still being explored and considered together today. Now, in advance of this week’s concert broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Susan Lewis looks at two masterworks that conjure imagery – one on the land, and one on the sea.</p><p></p><p></p><p>http://youtu.be/kksQrltyGZo</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:53:50 +0000 Susan Lewis 6735 at http://wrti.org Exploring Debussy and Ravel: Two Great French Masters Lancaster Symphony Joins WRTI's Concert Line-Up: Sept. 16th at 3 pm on Encore! http://wrti.org/post/lancaster-symphony-joins-wrtis-concert-line-sept-16th-3-pm-encore <p>Join WRTI in welcoming the <a href="http://www.lancastersymphony.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Lancaster Symphony Orchestra</strong></a> to <em>Encore!</em> In this first broadcast it's a mostly French program, with a little Gershwin for good measure.&nbsp; We'll hear Music Director Stephen Gunzenhauser conduct Roussel's <em>Bacchus et Ariadne </em>Ballet Suite, the Suite No. 2 from Maurice Ravel's masterful <em>Daphnis et Chloe</em>, and George Gershwin's <em>An American in Paris</em>.&nbsp; <strong>This Sunday, September 16th, 3 to 5 pm.</strong></p><p></p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 14:09:30 +0000 Jack Moore 4427 at http://wrti.org Lancaster Symphony Joins WRTI's Concert Line-Up: Sept. 16th at 3 pm on Encore! Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White: New Classical Albums http://wrti.org/post/headbanging-bruckner-and-debussy-black-and-white-new-classical-albums Some people are intimidated by the vastness of classical music. And while the prospect of more than 1,000 years of hits to consider may be daunting, just think instead of how many musical journeys of discovery can be made. Sun, 05 Aug 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 4255 at http://wrti.org Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White: New Classical Albums Mostly Ravel on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: August 4th, 5 pm http://wrti.org/post/mostly-ravel-discoveries-fleisher-collection-august-4th-5-pm <p>This time, he&rsquo;d show them. The Paris Conservatoire accepted Ravel as a piano student at age 16, and even though he won a piano competition, more than anything he wanted to compose. But the Conservatory was a hard place. He never won the fugue prize, never won the composition prize, never won anything for writing music and they sent him packing. Twice. He studied with the great Gabriel Fauré, in school and out, but he just couldn&rsquo;t make any headway with the ruling musical authorities.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:45:21 +0000 Kile Smith 4219 at http://wrti.org Mostly Ravel on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: August 4th, 5 pm