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Jazz Stories
4:38 pm
Sat December 12, 2009

The Jazz Giants of 1959 for 12 Hours!


Tuesday, December 15

6 pm until 6 am



In 1959, Kind of Blue, Time Out, Giant Steps, and The Shape of Jazz to Come were just a few of the recordings that changed the face of jazz as we know it. On December 15th, WRTI honors the jazz giants of 1959 with 12 hours of great music! Join us as we feature the songs and musicians who revolutionized the jazz sound, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Ornette Coleman.

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Classical Stories
11:02 am
Sat December 12, 2009

Lots of Ludwig! A Beethoven Celebration


Wednesday, December 16

6 am to 6 pm

Ludwig van Beethoven towers as one of history's greatest classical composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to write some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known. His repertoire includes nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, sixteen string quartets, and one opera. On December 16th tune in to hear the best works and recordings of Beethoven, curated by your very own WRTI hosts. It's "Lots of Ludwig" for 12 hours! Please join us.

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Creatively Speaking
1:58 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Walker Plays w/the Phila. Orch.--Phoenixville's Firebird Fest--TU Courses Encourage Arts Discovery

American composer George Walker

Jim Cotter speaks with the celebrated American composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra premieres his violin concerto this week with Gregory Walker, the composer's son, as soloist.

Susan Lewis previews weekend festivities in Phoenixville. Its annual Firebird Festival is a celebration of rebirth.

And we speak with Temple University's director of general education Terry Halbert. New Gen-Ed programs are bringing thousands of students into arts and culture venues throughout Philadelphia.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:13 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/beethovencontest.html#answers>Beethoven Trivia Contest! Now through December 15th</a>


Five Questions to Test Your Beethoven Knowledge

Win an HD Radio & Complete Works of Beethoven!

Think you've got the biggest Beethoven book of knowledge? We'll see exactly how much you know during our Beethoven Trivia Contest. Up for the challenge? Submit your answers by 11:59 PM Tuesday the 15th to be eligible.

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Contests
11:37 am
Thu December 10, 2009

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Contests
9:46 am
Thu December 10, 2009

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Contests
2:52 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/beethovencontest.html>QUESTION #1</a>

1. Beethoven was born in 1770, in:

  • Frankfurt
  • Vienna
  • Munich
  • Bonn
  • The contest has ended. All Contest entries had to be submitted between 12:01 AM Friday, December 11, 2009 and 11:59 PM Tuesday, December 15, 2009. For more information click here.

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INBOX
1:32 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/beethovencontest.html>QUESTION #2</a>

2. Which one of the following composers did NOT teach Beethoven?

  • Antonio Salieri
  • Franz Josef Haydn
  • Johann Albrechtsberger
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The contest has ended. All Contest entries had to be submitted between 12:01 AM Friday, December 11, 2009 and 11:59 PM Tuesday, December 15, 2009. For more information click here.

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Contests
4:05 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/beethovencontest.html>QUESTION #3</a>

3. Some of Beethoven's best-loved works were premiered in one really long concert in 1808. The 5th and 6th Symphonies, 4th Piano Concerto, the Choral Fantasy, a concert aria, and excerpts from his Mass in C minor all were played in one evening in an unheated Vienna concert hall. How long did the audience have to sit there to hear the whole thing?

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Contests
12:03 pm
Sun December 6, 2009

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/beethovencontest.html>QUESTION #4</a>

4. Beethoven wrote a lot of chamber music. In fact, some of his earliest published works were for performance by small groups. His string quartets are considered the cornerstone of the chamber music repertoire, even today. How many string quartets did he write?

  • 3
  • 39
  • 11
  • 16

The contest has ended. All Contest entries had to be submitted between 12:01 AM Friday, December 11, 2009 and 11:59 PM Tuesday, December 15, 2009. For more information click here.

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