Steven Zohn http://wrti.org en Ouch! The Mortal Misstep Of The Sun King's Composer http://wrti.org/post/ouch-mortal-misstep-sun-kings-composer <p></p><p>Falling off the podium or into the orchestra pit weren’t the occupational hazards befalling French Baroque composer <strong>Jean-Baptiste Lully</strong> - but his was no less risky. Temple University Professor <strong>Steven Zohn,</strong> an expert in Baroque music, recounts the conducting move that led to Lully’s death.<br /><br />Zohn says Lully, who first came to the attention of King Louis XIV as a dancer, profited from his relationship with the monarch - and his power over the musical facets of the royal court became wider and wider.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:28:33 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 7096 at http://wrti.org Ouch! The Mortal Misstep Of The Sun King's Composer Celebrating C.P.E. Bach: The Sentimental Rebel http://wrti.org/post/celebrating-cpe-bach-sentimental-rebel <p></p><p>J.S. Bach’s second-surviving son,<a href="http://www.cpebach.de/en/start" target="_blank"><strong> Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)</strong></a>, was a musical force in his own right. His fame, at least after the mid-1700s, overshadowed that of his now-legendary father. This year, six German cities with ties to C.P.E.’s musical footprint in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder), Leipzig, Potsdam, and Weimar are leading <a href="http://www.cpebach.de/en/start" target="_blank"><strong>a celebration of the 300th anniversary of his birth</strong></a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 11:21:38 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 7256 at http://wrti.org Celebrating C.P.E. Bach: The Sentimental Rebel The Allure of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos http://wrti.org/post/allure-bachs-brandenburg-concertos <p></p><p>Today, J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos are among the most popular pieces from the Baroque era. WRTI’s Susan Lewis explores the mystery in the story of the famous concertos. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>On Sunday, August 11th at 2 pm, WRTI will broadcast a recorded live concert featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra performing three of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, his Double Violin Concerto, and his Orchestral Suite No. 3.</p><p>http://youtu.be/ZK6-x9sdEYo</p><p></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:24:37 +0000 Susan Lewis 6252 at http://wrti.org The Allure of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos What Do You Know About Handel's Water Music? http://wrti.org/post/what-do-you-know-about-handels-water-music <p></p><p>George Frideric Handel was born in Germany in 1685, and moved to Britain as a young man. He spent&nbsp;his most productive years there, and became a naturalized British subject in his early 40s.&nbsp; His now-famous <em>Water Music </em>suites,<em> </em>commissioned for King George I for a ceremonial boat ride on the River Thames in London, were first performed during the summer of 1717.&nbsp;</p><p>Five years later, <em>Water Music</em> was brought inside to London’s Stationers' Hall. But whether the audience heard just a portion, or the entire hour-long work, remains a mystery. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston puts the well-known Baroque piece into perspective.</p><p>http://youtu.be/q27aV-IiQWo</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 6103 at http://wrti.org What Do You Know About Handel's Water Music? The Mystery and Allure of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos http://wrti.org/post/mystery-and-allure-bachs-brandenburg-concertos <p></p><p>Today, J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos are among the most popular pieces from the Baroque era. WRTI’s Susan Lewis explores the mystery in the story of the famous concertos.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-all-bach-broadcast">On Sunday, May 19th, WRTI will broadcast The Philadelphia Orchestra performing three of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, his Double Violin Concerto, and his Orchestral Suite No. 3.</a></p><p></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 01:16:12 +0000 Susan Lewis 5501 at http://wrti.org The Mystery and Allure of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos The Monumental St. Matthew Passion: Bach in Philadelphia http://wrti.org/post/monumental-st-matthew-passion-bach-philadelphia <p></p><p>For the first time in almost 30 years, The Philadelphia Orchestra is performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. The monumental oratorio fell into obscurity for decades after Bach's death in 1750. Composer Felix Mendelssohn's production of the work in 1829 helped spark the modern Bach revival. Susan Lewis considers Bach’s life and work.</p><p><strong>On March 28th through 30th, The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the uncut Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, with costumes and dramatic lighting at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. </strong></p><p></p><p></p><p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:36:23 +0000 Susan Lewis 5312 at http://wrti.org The Monumental St. Matthew Passion: Bach in Philadelphia