We're very sad to report that longtime Metropolitan Opera Radio Host Margaret Juntwait died this morning, June 3rd. Below is a statement just released by the Met Opera:
The Metropolitan Opera mourns the death of our radio host Margaret Juntwait, who passed away this morning after a long battle with ovarian cancer. For millions of listeners around the world, Margaret was the voice of the Met for the past decade.
WRTI's Mark Pinto, host of the Classical New Releases show, fills you in on the latest and the greatest classical music CDsevery Saturday at 5 pm.Here are five newly released recordings he recommends:
Sokolov: The Salzburg Recital. Though celebrated for the breadth of his repertoire, epic interpretations, and boundless imagination, Russian-born pianist Grigory Sokolov has become something of a living legend and a well-kept secret in America.
A good march can really get the blood pumping, and what better time for that than 7:15 am? Now, WRTI intern Shoshana Slavitt takes a look at the 26-year history of the Sousalarm.
If you're an early bird and a lover of marching bands, then you should tune in to the radio station WRTI for the 7:15 am Sousalarm. What is the Sousalarm? The Sousalarm is the march, usually composed by John Philip Sousa, that helps listeners wake up in the morning on weekdays.
At the end of Sunday’s half marathon in Paris, three familiar faces from The Philadelphia Orchestra cross the finish line, running arm in arm, on what wasn’t a day of rest from the Orchestra's 2015 Europe tour. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports from the sidelines.
Doomed queen…tour-de-force drama! Anne Boleyn may be Queen of England, but she doesn't stand a chance. Henry VIII wants her gone — with Jane Seymour taking her place on the throne and in his bed. And Henry's minions do the dirty work, finding "proof" of Anne's infidelities.
Larger than a violin, but smaller than a cello, the viola sits in the middle of the orchestra, providing a critical inner voice to orchestral works. WRTI’s Susan Lewis profiles The Philadelphia’s Orchestra's principal violist, who on this Sunday's concert broadcast on WRTI at 1 pm, steps out in front as soloist.
MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia displays its art exactly the way it was shown in Albert C. Barnes’ mansion in Merion. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, three visual artists respond to the idiosyncratic ensembles of Impressionist masters, African art, metalwork, furniture, and more.
The troubadour Manrico and Count di Luna are bitter enemies. But in a twist of fate, they're both in love with Leonora — and they're brothers without knowing it.
Emotions boil in an action-packed story that includes babies switched at birth, kidnapping, mistaken identity, poisoning, civil strife, witches burned at the stake, and a noblewoman who offers herself to a man she hates, to save the man she loves.