10:11 am
Sat September 3, 2011


85 - Johnny Hartman - My One & Only Love

84 - Terence Blanchard - Anatomy of A Murder

83 - Duke Ellington - I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)

82 - David Murray - Seasons

81 - Charles Mingus - Jitterbug Waltz

80 - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messenegers - Caravan

79 - Stephane Grappelli - I Can't Give You Anything But Love

78 - John Coltrane - In A Sentimental Mood

77 - Clayton Brothers - Big Daddy Adderelys

76 - Duke Ellington - Take the A Train

WRTI Spotlight
10:19 am
Thu September 1, 2011

WRTI Listener-Favorite Classical and Jazz Countdowns Over Labor Day Weekend

Lists of Your Favorite 30 Classical Works and 100 Jazz Tunes for 2011

We hope you enjoyed listening to the Classical and Jazz Countdowns.

Classical Countdown list is HERE - check it out!

Jazz Countdown list is HERE - take a look!

A big thank you to everyone who voted!

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News and Views
3:05 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Making a Difference: A Company Producing State-of-the-Art Prosthetics Comes to Philadelphia

Making a Difference: A Company Producing State-of-the-Art Prosthetics Comes to Philadelphia

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2:29 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

The India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan with his sons Amaan and Ayaan.

Join Jill Pasternak when she speaks with members of the India Music and Dance Society (SRUTI) about the two styles of Indian classical music, Carnatic and Hindustani, and about upcoming performances of this music at the Independence Seaport Museum on September 3rd and 4th.

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Creatively Speaking
10:12 am
Sat August 27, 2011

Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Virtual Public Art Project in Philadelphia--An Ella Fitzgerald Profile

David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer, Diego Luzuriaga.

Eric Brannon considers a virtual public art exhibition in Philadelphia viewable only through the screens of smart phones.

Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.

*Information about how to view sculptures in the VPAP


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CD Selections
3:50 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

LISTEN: Kile Smith Recommends...

John Williams: Greatest Hits 1969-1999

A lone violin plays a simple, haunting melody, and you think of the people: the many taken away, the few saved, and the one who saved the few. His name is Schindler, and the violin plays. This forlorn, soft, heart-rending music--performed here by Itzhak Perlman--is by John Williams, the king of Hollywood composers. It transforms the movie, because as sad as Schindler's List is, it is the sweetness of the music that drives the sadness deeper. John Williams makes magic happen in front of our eyes. That's what he does.

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CD Selections
11:10 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Maureen Malloy Recommends...

Giacomo Gates: The Revolution Will Be Jazz - The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron

The ever-witty vocalist Giacomo Gates is usually compared to Eddie Jefferson or Jon Hendricks when it comes to style. If not those artists, he's compared to instrumentalists due to his mastery of Vocalese. That being said, I'm sure you're wondering how the art of the late Gil Scott-Heron can even be associated with Gates.

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12:45 pm
Sat August 20, 2011

Pianist Dan Franklin Smith

In an interview from 2009, Jill Pasternak speaks with Dan Franklin Smith about his work as music director of the chamber ensemble Elysium, and his career as a concert pianist.

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Creatively Speaking
11:59 am
Sat August 20, 2011

Sculptor Claes Oldenburg--"George Washington"--Composer James MacMillan--Re-beginning, Atwater Kent

A conversation with Claes Oldenburg. The world-renowned sculptor's centerpiece for Lenfest Plaza, the new civic space at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, is being installed on August 20th.

Susan Lewis takes us to two exhibitions at the National Constitution Center that explore "the real" George Washington.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the Scottish composer James MacMillan.

And we speak with Charles Croce, the CEO of Philadelphia's City Museum - the revamped and renamed Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.

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News and Views
11:01 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Two Exhibitions at National Constitution Center Expose the REAL George Washington

GEORGE WASHINGTON Gilbert Stuart (1755 - 1828), American Oil on canvas, ca. 1798, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Gift of Caroline H. Richardson, 1904