12:51 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Conductor Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel has stepped down as music director of the New York Philharmonic after 7 years at the podium.

The distinguished conductor, violinist, and composer Lorin Maazel, known for his perfect pitch and photographic memory, has stood as one of the master conductors of our era for more than 50 years. For the last seven he has led the world-renowned New York Philharmonic with artistry and passion. Currently, Maazel is music director of the Santiago Calatrava-designed opera house in Valencia, Spain, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, which opened at the start of the 2006/07 season.

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Classical Stories
10:51 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Red-Hot Gustavo Dudamel: A Documentary About Classical Music's New Rock Star

Gustavo Dudamel, age 28, begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the fall of 2009.

Called "the most talked-about young musician in the world" by The New York Times and "the most astonishingly gifted conductor I have ever come across" by Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel has burst onto the international music scene with a passion and fervor that is reinventing classical music. He launched his career in the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra in his native Venezuela, and has been the ensemble's conductor for over a decade.

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4:35 pm
Fri August 14, 2009

Maestro Kurt Masur

Kurt Masur

Jill Pasternak welcomes renowned conductor Kurt Masur. The German kappelmeister has led orchestras around the globe, including the New York Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra National de France, where he is now honorary music director.

Masur celebrated his 80th birthday in 2007 with a series of special events, concerts, and tours, including a performance in Philadelphia. He'll be at Tanglewood working with young musicians and leading the Boston Symphony in a series of concerts through August 22, 2009.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:59 pm
Wed August 12, 2009

New York Philharmonic: The Year 1959 On Tour In The Soviet Union

Leonard Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic on their historic Soviet Union tour in 1959.

This broadcast comprises recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives conducted by Leonard Bernstein and Dimitri Mitropoulos.


Webern: Symphony, Op. 21 (1928)

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet(excerpts)

Rorem: Symphony No. 3

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:42 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Tribute to Principal Clarinetist Stanley Drucker

Stanley Drucker played 10,200 concerts with the New York Philharmonic during his long tenure.

Sunday, August 9

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Works by Nielsen, Copland, Debussy, Bolcom, and Rimsky Korsakov

This broadcast comprises recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives and an interview with Stanley Drucker, retiring Principal Clarinet.

During his tenure with the NY Phil, Drucker played for 10 music directors, visited 60 countries on tour, made 191 solo appearances, and played 10,200 concerts with the orchestra.

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Creatively Speaking
12:42 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Pianist Christopher O'Riley--Hopewell Furnace--Napoleon Exhibition at National Constitution Center

From the Top's multi-talented host Christopher O'Riley is an artist, a performer, and a media personality.

We listen back to Jim Cotter's interview with pianist and broadcaster Christopher O'Riley. His latest CD will release on August 18th.

Jason Peifer explores Hopewell Furnace. The colonial era "iron plantation" - now a National Historic Landmark - recreates the business, technology, and lifestyle of America's nascent industrial age.

Susan Lewis explores the "French connection" between America and the Emperor of early 19th-century France in an exhibition on Napoleon at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

WRTI's 2009 Tech Survey - Your Opinion Matters

We value your opinion.

Here it is! The Second Annual WRTI Tech Survey is ready, and your feedback is essential.

In our ongoing effort to provide you with the best classical music and jazz programming, we've stayed in step with the public radio technology landscape. Perhaps you've taken advantage of our HD Radio multicasting? Or maybe you've listened to WRTI via our two full-time web streams? And have you explored our website and experienced our podcasts, on-demand audio, and other content? We'd like to find out if you have, and what your experience has been like.

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12:07 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Maestro Sir Neville Marriner

Maestro Sir Neville Marriner

Jill Pasternak welcomes esteemed conductor Sir Neville Marriner. In 1959 he founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which rose to prominence as one of the world's great chamber orchestras. He has conducted almost every major orchestra across the globe, and has recorded for more than a dozen labels. In 1979 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and in 1985 he received a Knighthood.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
11:51 am
Sat August 1, 2009

Works by French Composers Camille Saint-Saens and Paul Jeanjean

Camille Saint-Saens in 1915

Works by Camille Saint-Saens and Paul Jeanjean

On this all-French program we feature three solo instruments with orchestra, or is it four? Camille Saint-Sa?ns and Paul Jeanjean bring us pieces for violin solo, piano solo, and two different kinds of horn - with valves and without valves, the so-called "natural" horn.

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12:58 pm
Fri July 31, 2009

All About HD Technology on WRTI

You can purchase an HD Radio and learn all about HD technology by visiting the official HD Radio website.

HD? WRTI HD-2? Multicasting? Streaming?
Sound confusing?

When you hear one of our hosts say that "WRTI is now broadcasting in HD," what that means is that the station has embraced HD Radio? technology, which sends out high-quality "high-definition" digital signals. This provides listeners with crystal-clear reception and eliminates a lot of the noise and interference associated with analog signals. WRTI's HD Radio broadcasts are accessible, free of charge, via an HD Radio.

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