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2:35 pm
Tue January 1, 2008

Top 75 Jazz Countdown 2007

WRTI's countdown of the top jazz tunes in 2007.

The top 75 most requested songs of the year, based on WRTI listener-generated requests from the weekly Jazz Hot 11 Countdown.

ARTIST - TUNE
ALBUM
LABEL

1
Terence Blanchard - Wading Through
A TALE OF GOD'S WILL
Blue Note

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WRTI Spotlight
9:49 am
Tue January 1, 2008

Pavarotti in Archival <i>La Boh?me</i> Met Opera Performance that Launched Him to Superstar Status

Tune to WRTI on Saturday, January 19th, when the Metropolitan Opera will broadcast a historic performance of Puccini's La Boh?me, starring the late Luciano Pavarotti with the legendary Renata Scotto, conducted by Maestro James Levine. Originally broadcast on March 19, 1977, this performance was the inaugural Live from the Met telecast that turned Pavarotti into an American superstar.

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Crossover
11:28 am
Sat December 29, 2007

Max Raabe: Vocalist and Arranger of the Palast Orchester

Max Raabe

Jill Pasternak speaks with vocalist Max Raabe, leader of the 12-piece Palast Orchester. The ensemble has achieved international success for their original arrangements of music from the Golden Age of film and dance, including Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin.

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Crossover
3:17 pm
Sat December 22, 2007

JOHN RUTTER: composer, conductor

Jill's guest this week, composer and conductor John Rutter, is one of the most respected figures in choral music. His works are among the most frequently-performed and loved in the choral repertoire. Mr. Rutter speaks about his career and his latest release with the Cambridge Singers, recorded in the historic Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral in Cambridge, England.

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Jazz Stories
11:07 am
Tue December 18, 2007

Bob Perkins Remembers Joel Dorn

Joel Dorn

Legendary jazz and R&B producer Joel Dorn passed away on December 17, 2007.

My friend, Joel Dorn, of some 37 years passed away today [December 17, 2007]. We bonded a friendship initially by phone, and corresponded that way for almost 40 years before finally meeting face-to-face. But all the while he'd send me LP's and CD's he either singularly produced or helped produce.

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Creatively Speaking!
4:59 pm
Sat December 15, 2007

Temple fine arts in the suburbs

Jim Cotter finds out what happens when a group of Temple University fine arts students are let loose on a derelict suburban home.

Temple University Tyler Fine Arts Project

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Crossover
4:02 pm
Sat December 15, 2007

Peter Nero, music director of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops

Peter Nero

Jill Pasternak speaks with two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Peter Nero. Called by the Washington Post "the epitome of the Pops Conductor/Performer," Nero is the conductor and music director of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, an ensemble he founded nearly thirty years ago.

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Creatively Speaking!
3:00 pm
Sat December 15, 2007

Beethoven at Curtis

Susan Lewis looks ahead to The Curtis Institute of Music's study of Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 95, the "Quartetto Serioso."

Curtis Institute of Music, Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 95

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Creatively Speaking!
12:51 pm
Sat December 15, 2007

Antonio Pappano

Antonio Pappano

David Patrick Stearns profiles conductor Antonio Pappano. The music director of Covent Garden is a possible candidate for the leadership of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Antonio Pappano, conductor

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Creatively Speaking!
9:32 am
Sat December 15, 2007

The role of theater directors

In our continuing series on what it takes to bring theater to life, Jason Peifer examines the role of the director.

Philadelphia Theatre Directors

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