David Bennett Thomas http://wrti.org en Valentines http://wrti.org/post/valentines <p>We hope it's not too late for Valentines on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, February 15th at 9 pm</strong> Eastern on the all-classical stream at wrti.org and WRTI-HD2. We start with soprano and guitar, and with an orphan's dream of an angel in <em>Romance</em> by William Ortiz. Irving Berlin's "They Say It's Wonderful" is the inspiration behind <em>Love Twitters</em> by Augusta Read Thomas, for piano, but Morten Lauridsen asks, "Against whom have you formed these thorns?" in <em>Contre qui, rose</em>. A lover asks for a handkerchief (she'll return it when no one's looking), in a four-hand piano setting of the Italian folk song <em>Amor dammi quel fazzolettino</em> by Andrew Violette.<br /><br />David Bennett Thomas works with some of the greatest love poetry in his <em>Juliet: Five Songs from Shakespeare</em>, and we hear Eric Whitacre's first published choral work, <em>Go, lovely Rose</em>. Finally, Allen Shawn sends us into the evening with a last-minute Valentine's Day present for his wife, titled simply, <em>Valentine</em>.<br /> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:43:52 +0000 Kile Smith 7009 at http://wrti.org Valentines Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: February 10, 2014 http://wrti.org/post/jazz-hot-11-countdown-february-10-2014 <p>WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />This week's Hot 11:&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />1. Lili Anel -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3YI7SK?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00F3YI7SK&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank">Something To Do</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F9B64AU?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00F9B64AU&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank"><em>I CAN SEE BLISS FROM HERE</em></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:26:00 +0000 Maureen Malloy 6988 at http://wrti.org Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: February 10, 2014 Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: January 27, 2014 http://wrti.org/post/jazz-hot-11-countdown-january-27-2014 <p>WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>This week's Hot 11:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />1. Lili Anel -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3YI7SK?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00F3YI7SK&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank">Something To Do</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F9B64AU?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00F9B64AU&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank"><em>I CAN SEE BLISS FROM HERE</em></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:55:00 +0000 Maureen Malloy 6941 at http://wrti.org Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: January 27, 2014