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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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
David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to an internationally simulcast Philadelphia Orchestra concert featuring the superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
Susan Lewis looks at here., a new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts exploring the sense of place in the work of artists from?six different U.S. regions.
Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia contemporary artist Tristin Lowe. His Under the Influence, an installation comprised of two interconnected works, goes on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on October 22nd.
Superstar Hungarian pianist and composer of the 19th century, Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 - July 31, 1886) was an enormous figure in the history of Western music, revolutionizing people's ideas about what was possible on the piano. The German poet Heinrich Heine coined the term "Lisztomania" to describe the intense frenzy of Liszt's fans during a performance. Yes, he was a precursor to the modern-day rock star! Take a listen to an interesting story from NPR about Liszt's impact on the classical music world - 200 years after his birth!