Johannes Moser http://wrti.org en Mstislav Rostropovich's Modern Torchbearer: Cellist Johannes Moser http://wrti.org/post/mstislav-rostropovichs-modern-torchbearer-cellist-johannes-moser <p></p><p>This week marks the birth of the celebrated 20th-century Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, one of his recordings with Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra motivated one of today’s leading concert soloists, Johannes Moser, to pursue his career.&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/kq1erEVES1M</p><p>http://youtu.be/dvRCw3OPWiM</p><p></p><p></p><p>http://youtu.be/WyF_pWzegXA</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:10:28 +0000 Susan Lewis 7111 at http://wrti.org Mstislav Rostropovich's Modern Torchbearer: Cellist Johannes Moser LIVE on WRTI: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Johannes Moser, Yannick, Beethoven, Feb. 23 at 2 PM http://wrti.org/post/live-wrti-philadelphia-orchestra-johannes-moser-yannick-beethoven-feb-23-2-pm <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Sunday, February 23rd at 2 pm, Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra LIVE from Verizon Hall on WRTI, </strong>in a program culminating in <strong>Beethoven's monumental Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” </strong>originally intended as a grand and heroic tribute to Napoleon. Upon learning, however, that Napoleon had crowned himself Emperor of all Europe, Beethoven scratched out the dedication with such vigor that he tore through the paper. This is music that succeeds in creating a new architecture for the symphonic form, and it supplied ignition for the Romantic style in music.<br /><br />Also on the program, <strong>Richard Strauss's <em>Metamorphosen</em></strong>&nbsp;for 23 solo strings, which opens with a haunting rhythm clearly quoting the funeral march of Beethoven’s “Eroica.” The intensity and pathos is that of a mature composer, nearing the end of his career, who has witnessed the World War II destruction of Europe, and stands in stark contrast &nbsp;to compositions of the younger Strauss we've heard in earlier broadcasts this season.<br /><br />Filling out the program is <strong>Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1,</strong> written for the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and given its U.S. premiere (and first recording) by him with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy in 1959.&nbsp; <strong>Our soloist is German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser,</strong> a young virtuoso, who is graciously filling in for cellist Truls Mork. Mork has withdrawn from his appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra on February 20 - 23 because of a skiing accident. (He is expected to make a full recovery!) Moser will perform this fiendish concerto, which, like the 10th and 11th symphonies heard elsewhere in the season, was written following the death of Stalin, and marks a return to greater creative freedom for Shostakovich.</p><p>Here's Johannes Moser performing in 2011. <strong>During intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis will speak with the young cellist,</strong> who made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Philadelphians on Friday night.</p><p>http://youtu.be/9c5oAhSmT34</p><p><br /><strong>Program:</strong><br />Strauss - <em>Metamorphosen</em><br />Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 1<br />Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")<br />Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor<br />Johannes Moser - Cello</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.philorch.org/concert/yannicks-eroica-1?date=2014-02-23_14-00" target="_blank">That's the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI - LIVE - Sunday, February 23rd at 2 pm - one hour later than usual.&nbsp;</a> </strong>Don't miss it!</p><p>You can listen to our <a href="http://wrti.org/wrti-frequencies-and-coverage-map"><strong>90.1 FM broadcast</strong></a>, or <a href="http://wrti.org/"><strong>online here.</strong></a></p><p>Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.<br /><br /> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:52:10 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7003 at http://wrti.org LIVE on WRTI: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Johannes Moser, Yannick, Beethoven, Feb. 23 at 2 PM Schumann, Mork, Sawallisch and The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Feb 16 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/schumann-mork-sawallisch-and-philadelphia-orchestra-wrti-feb-16-1-pm <p>This Sunday at 1 pm, it's a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert archival broadcast celebrating the legacy of the Orchestra’s late conductor laureate, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and featuring Norwegian cellist Truls Mork.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:23:03 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6987 at http://wrti.org Schumann, Mork, Sawallisch and The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Feb 16 at 1 PM