WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Opera Around the Globe Contest

Milan's La Scala...London's Royal Opera House...Barcelona's Gran Teatre de Liceu. Enter our Opera Around the Globe Contest on WRTI's Opera Day, November 12th between 6 am and 6 pm, and you could win 10 tickets to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute's live screenings of four operas from these revered opera houses, and more!

Here are the Contest Details...You Could Win:

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
10:41 am
Fri October 28, 2011

A Beethoven Bonanza with Jeffrey Siegel and a Kimmel Center Organ Recital


Sunday, October 30

3 to 5 pm


Join us for A Keyboard Conversation with Jeffrey Siegel. This month's theme is "A Beethoven Bonanza," which ?navigates through the famous composer's myriad moods in a program including the moving and rarely performed Sonata No. 3 in C Major, his tragic and fiery Sonata Pathtique and transcendent Sonata No. 30 in E Major.

You'll also hear a recital featuring the Kimmel Center's Fred J. Copper Memorial Organ.

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Creatively Speaking
4:44 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Leila Josefowicz with the Phila Orch--The Phila Singers, Bach, and the Mendelssohns--Tony Bennett

A conversation with violinist Leila Josefowicz. The MacArthur Fellowship (so-called Genius Award) recipient speaks with Jim Cotter about her new role as artist-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis considers lesser-known works of 19th-century composers Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Hensel as the Philadelphia Singers prepares a weekend concert In Rittenhouse Square exploring the influence of J.S. Bach on the two siblings.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:01 am
Thu October 27, 2011

It's Yannick Week!

WRTI presents a weeklong celebration of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Join us each day this week, from November 7th to the 11th, to hear Yannick's recordings of music by Mahler, Beethoven, Debussy, Bruckner, and more. We'll also hear from the maestro himself! He'll be in the WRTI studios sharing his musical philosophy and his vision for the Philadelphia Orchestra. It's a unique, Yannick week of music. Don't miss it!

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CD Selections
1:25 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Maureen Malloy Recommends...

Oscar Peterson: Unmistakable
A Zenph Re-Performance

There is nothing quite like listening to Oscar Peterson play the piano. The man was a true musical genius, and his playing exuded rigid technique and grace - all at the same time. This Unmistakable release is a solo record, and may be one of the most pristine recordings of Oscar's work that has ever existed.

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Jazz Stories
11:17 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Five Hauntingly Hip Sides For Your Jazz Halloween

Even if you're not into the trick-or-treat bag and have permanently had your fill of candy corn, you might dig the grave sounds of some wickedly good music. Here are five sides to help you light your jazz-o'-lantern with an otherworldly glow.--from NPR

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WRTI Spotlight
9:12 am
Tue October 25, 2011

A Musical Halloween Treat

Join us for an eery morning and afternoon of music on October 31st, including Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, Liszt's Totentanz, Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice, and more...guaranteed to be spooky and scary!

Happy Halloween!

Watch and Listen: Edvard Grieg's "In The Hall of The Mountain King" from Peer Gynt

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News and Views
1:57 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Four High-Profile Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court's New Session

Four High-Profile Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court?s New Session

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Timothy Churchill speaks with Temple University Constitutional Law Professor Mark Rahdert about three Supreme Court cases whose outcomes could profoundly impact the U.S. criminal justice system and our First Amendment rights. Another politically charged case that is discussed concerns the constitutionality of universal health coverage.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:55 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Flamenco Jazz: Five Songs Where Andalusia And America Meet

Forget Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain and Chick Corea's Spain. There's a whole other world of so-called "flamenco jazz" out there that lives unrecorded, often inside quaint, tiny rooms (in caves, quite literally) on the mountainside near Granada. There and in other cool Andalusian clubs, nightly musical experiments are taking place, where flamenco palos mix with other jazz influences.--from NPR

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CD Selections
12:31 pm
Sun October 23, 2011

LISTEN: Kile Smith Recommends...

Harvest Home
Fiddler Jay Ungar, Guitarist Molly Mason
Nashville Chamber Orchestra

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