WRTI Spotlight
9:47 am
Sun July 31, 2011

SUMMER from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Closer Look

Comprised of four violin concertos written by Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work.

Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet - supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto.

Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each part of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

SUMMER SONNET

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Crossover
2:27 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Composer Michel Legrand

Jill Pasternak interviews iconic film composer Michel Legrand. He has over 200 film scores to his credit, including the soundtrack for The Thomas Crown Affair featuring the standard, "The Windmills of Your Mind."

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CD Selections
12:38 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Bob Perkins Recommends...

Carmen McRae: The Great American Songbook

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CD Selections
12:26 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Mark Pinto Recommends...

Michael Daugherty: Route 66
Marin Alsop conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Creatively Speaking
11:24 am
Thu July 28, 2011

The Late Gian Carlo Menotti--Andy Warhol Exhibition at ICA--The SS United States Ocean Liner

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the late Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti.

Susan Lewis considers an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art that looks back at Andy Warhol's first solo museum show at the ICA in 1965.

Tom Keels looks at efforts to secure a future for the venerable ocean liner the SS United States.

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Jazz Stories
12:48 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

LISTEN: Footmen, Mansions And Jazz - The Life Of 'Nica'

The baroness and Thelonious Monk.

She was married to a baron, flew airplanes and fought for the French Resistance in North Africa. She smoked cigarettes from a holder, drove a Rolls-Royce and sipped Chivas from a silver flask. And, for the last three decades of her life, she dedicated herself to helping jazz musicians. Known as "The Jazz Baroness," she was a patron to the likes of Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey; Charlie Parker died in her hotel room. Now, a new biography called Nica's Dream tells the story of Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter.--from NPR

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Creatively Speaking
1:11 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Philadelphia-Based Chamber Choir THE CROSSING--Int'l House--The Natl Assoc. of Negro Musicians

Donald Nally, artistic director of The Crossing, talks with Jim Cotter about some ambitious new plans for his internationally renowned, Philadelphia-based chamber choir.

Susan Lewis takes us to International House. Originating in Philadelphia, the multicultural residential center now has branches in more than 20 locations around the world.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the National Association of Negro Musicians. Its 92nd Annual Convention takes place in Philadelphia.

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Crossover
12:58 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Cabaret Chanteuse Anna Bergman

Vocalist Anna Bergman, whose versatile career spans from Broadway to opera to cabaret, speaks with Jill Pasternak about her recent performance in honor of HM Queen Elizabeth's birthday, and more!

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WRTI Spotlight
2:04 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

When Borders Closes, Do Doors Slam Shut In Classical Music?

In addition to the grim truth of another 11,000 jobs lost and 400 retail fronts closing, the news of the Borders failure marks the end of another chapter in how classical music is distributed, sold, and enjoyed.--From NPR

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News and Views
3:43 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Business Prodigy with a Big Heart: Mohamed Ali Niang

Business Prodigy with a Big Heart: Mohamed Ali Niang

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