INBOX
9:37 am
Tue January 18, 2011

The Magic of Mozart on January 27

Join us for 12 hours of non-stop musical magic - works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 - December 5, 1791) on his birthday!

Everything Mozart Contest!

How much do you love music by Mozart? Interested in adding the best Mozart recordings to your music collection? Every pledge on January 27th only will automatically be entered into our Everything Mozart Contest! You could win fabulous CDs with hundreds of hours of music by Mozart.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:27 pm
Mon January 17, 2011

Classical Lost and Found: String Quartets in the Shadow of Shostakovich


From Deceptive Cadence - NPR's new classical music blog. Bob McQuiston writes about Dmitri Shostakovich's influence on the Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Three of Weinberg's string quartets are performed on the young Danelo Quartet's latest album.

Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg (also spelled Vaynberg) was of Jewish decent, and the only immediate member of his family to get out of Poland alive, following the Nazi occupation of 1939. Initially he fled to Minsk, but as the Nazis "panzered" into Russia, he moved further east to Tashkent in 1941.

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News and Views
12:34 am
Mon January 17, 2011

Ground Control: A Look at the Hotly Contested Future of Philadelphia International Airport and Delaware County's Tinicum Township

Ground Control: A Look at the Hotly Contested Future of Philadelphia International Airport and Delaware County's Tinicum Township

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Crossover
4:27 pm
Sat January 15, 2011

Cellist Wendy Warner and Pianist Irina Nuzova

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews the Warner/Nuzova Duo. Cellist Wendy Warner and Russian-born pianist Irina Nuzova make their recording debut as a duo with five late-Romantic Russian works.

Read about the Warner/Nuzovo Duo debut CD - Click Here

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Creatively Speaking
12:20 pm
Sat January 15, 2011

Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Civil War at Rosenbach--Mozart's Life and Music at Walnut Street Theatre

David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga. The Philadelphia Orchestra performs his Responsorio on January 14, 2011.

Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

Susan Lewis considers the story of Mozart's life and music as told in a new production of Amadeus at the Walnut Street Theatre.

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Audio Archive
12:31 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern: An Exhibition at University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern: An Exhibition at Penn through February 13th

Philadelphia, PA – Susan Lewis considers 20th-century sculptor Wharton Esherick, who changed the way people thought of furniture and art. An exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania explores Esherick's evolution and the artistic community in Philadelphia that nurtured him. The show runs through February 13, 2011.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:50 pm
Sun January 9, 2011

First Listen from NPR: Simone Dinnerstein, <i>Bach: A Strange Beauty</i>


Pianist Simone Dinnerstein earned international acclaim with her 2007 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Her second album comes out on January 18th. Here's an exclusive "First Listen" from NPR. Listen to the entire album, or individual tracks.

Click Here for an Exclusive First Listen to Dinnerstein's Bach: A Strange Beauty

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Creatively Speaking
12:33 pm
Sat January 8, 2011

Phila. Orchestra's Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Artistry of Tiffany Lamps--Eakins' The Gross Clinic at PMA

As Yannick Nezet-Seguin returns to conduct a series of sold-out concerts, Jim Cotter speaks with the music director designate of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis considers the artistry of Tiffany lamps. The distinctive lighting fixtures are both objects of utility and works of art.

We pay a visit to an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art highlighting the restored Thomas Eakins masterpiece, The Gross Clinic.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
9:51 am
Sat January 8, 2011

Only in America!

Only in America...in the midst of WW II, Columbia Pictures was deciding who would compose the score to a film about an Allied battle in Norway. Two Russian-born composers were in the running. Igor Stravinsky, the most famous composer alive, had the inside track. Yet, the other composer got the job. Who did Stravinsky lose out to?

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Crossover
9:26 am
Sat January 8, 2011

Organist Tony Fenelon

Jill Pasternak's guest this week is Australian organist Tony Fenelon.

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