Jazz Stories
4:33 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Jazz Up Close: Benny Golson on December 11

Join Maureen Malloy from 6 to 8 pm for the second installment of the Jazz Up Close series from the Kimmel Center, celebrating "Killer Joe" himself, Benny Golson. Philadelphia-born Golson is known worldwide as a true jazz innovator - as a sax player and as a composer. He's also the only living artist to create eight jazz standards.

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INBOX
12:06 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

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

3. Who of the following composers was NOT a teacher of Beethoven?

  1. Franz Joseph Haydn
  2. Antonio Salieri
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


To view all questions to date and the complete contest rules click here.

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INBOX
1:17 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

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

2. Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, the Eroica, was originally dedicated to:

  1. Louis XIV
  2. Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. the Duke of Wellington


To view all questions to date and the complete contest rules click here.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:17 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/beethovencontest.html>Enter the WRTI Beethoven Contest!</a>

Five Questions to Test Your Beethoven Knowledge

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INBOX
12:15 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

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

1. Beethoven's battle piece, Wellington's Victory, was originally written for what instrument or instruments?

  1. Glass harmonica
  2. Panharmonicon
  3. Military Band


To view all questions to date, and the complete contest rules click here.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:15 am
Mon December 5, 2011

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/beethovencontest.html>Enter the WRTI Beethoven Contest!</a>

Five Questions to Test Your Beethoven Knowledge

Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 9


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News and Views
9:21 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Curious about Classical? Our Hosts Share Some Interesting Musical Facts

Creatively Speaking
12:14 pm
Sat December 3, 2011

Soprano Ailyn Perez--Philadelphia Wind Symphony Debut--Symphony in C's Krishna Thiagarajan

Soprano Ailyn Perez

David Patrick Stearns reports on the rise (and rise) of Ailyn Perez. The soprano, whose career began in Philadelphia, stars in the Royal Opera House's production of La Traviata.

Susan Lewis takes a first look at The Philadelphia Wind Symphony. The new ensemble makes its debut on December 4th.

Jim Cotter speaks with Krishna Thiagarajan, the president of Symphony in C orchestra.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
10:11 am
Sat December 3, 2011

Musical Jewels of Jean Sibelius

Gustav Mahler famously remarked that the symphony "must be like the world - it must embrace everything." This explains those disjunct themes delightfully butting against each other in his symphonies. What is often forgotten is that he said this to disagree with Jean Sibelius, who told Mahler that every part of a symphony must have a logical, ruthless interconnection with every other part. Not the world, replies Sibelius: a symphony is like the earth.

Program:

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

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Creatively Speaking
2:49 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

The Opera Company of Phila.--Tempesta Di Mare--Nat'l Assoc. of Negro Musicians--Tristin Lowe at PMA

There's good news emanating from the Opera Company of Philadelphia. We speak with General Director David Devan.

Susan Lewis profiles the Philadelphia-based Baroque ensemble, Tempesta Di Mare.

David Patrick Stearns looks at the National Association of Negro Musicians.

We speak with the Philadelphia-based contemporary artist Tristin Lowe. His Under the Influence, an installation comprised of two interconnected works, is currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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