CD Selections
11:34 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Jim Cotter Recommends...

Music for Un-Romantics:
"Clair de Lune" from Claude Debussy's Suite bergamasque

Not being romantic is the mark of certain men, of a certain age. I never buy flowers on Valentine's Day; I do so whenever I see really nice flowers for sale. This is why Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune," the third movement of his Suite bergamasque, is the perfect piece of music for me and for all fellow un-romantics. Read More

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:28 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Giacomo Puccini Double Bill

Soprano Michelle B. Johnson sings the title role in AVA's Suor Angelica

Sunday, January 30

3 to 6 pm

PUCCINI: Suor Angelica

Academy of Vocal Arts

AVA Opera Orchestra

Christofer Macatsoris, conductor

PUCCINI: Il tabarro


Robert Merrill, Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, Renato Ercolani, and Lucia Danieli

Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale

Lamberto Gardelli, conductor

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Creatively Speaking
11:04 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Musicopia String Orchestra--Dolce Suono and the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program--The Stoogeum

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to a performance by the Musicopia String Orchestra featuring works written by composer Tina Davidson in collaboration with three young members of the ensemble.

Susan Lewis explores a partnership between the chamber music ensemble, Dolce Suono, and Placido Domingo's Washington DC program for emerging singers.

And Tom Keels explores the Stoogeum. The suburban Philadelphia museum celebrates the life and legacy of The Three Stooges.

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10:31 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Pianist Donna Coleman

Jill's guest this week is award-winning pianist Donna Coleman - an Ambler, Pa native who now lives in Australia. Her latest CD, Don't Touch Me, is devoted to the music of Ignacio Cervantes, known as the 19th-century Cuban Chopin.

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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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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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