Classical Stories
12:32 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Today It's Lots of Ludwig! A Beethoven Celebration


Join us today for 12 hours of music by Beethoven beginning at 6 am

Ludwig van Beethoven towers as one of history's greatest classical composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to write some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known. His repertoire includes nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, sixteen string quartets, and one opera. Tune in today to hear some of the best works and recordings of Beethoven, curated by your very own WRTI hosts.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:19 am
Tue December 15, 2009

<br><a><h3>Beethoven Contest Winner Announced!</h3></a>

We hope everyone enjoyed our Beethoven Trivia Contest. Lots of you know Lots about Ludwig!

Wondering who the contest winner is? It's Harriett Ranney from Philadelphia. Thank you to all who submitted answers. And congratulations to Harriett, our winner!

Check out all the answers to the contest here.

The contest has ended. For complete answers and rules go here.

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News and Views
2:54 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Jobs Summits in Philadelphia and Washington DC Look to Attack Unemployment

Jobs Summits in Philadelphia and Washington DC Look to Attack Unemployment

Philadelphia, PA – As the unemployment rate reaches new highs in the Philadelphia region and nationally, local lawmakers are trying to find ways to create job opportunities. On this week's News and Views we'll look at some of the insights coming from a local jobs summit that was held on the same day as a national meeting on the issue.

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Jazz Stories
4:38 pm
Sat December 12, 2009

The Jazz Giants of 1959 for 12 Hours!


Tuesday, December 15

6 pm until 6 am



In 1959, Kind of Blue, Time Out, Giant Steps, and The Shape of Jazz to Come were just a few of the recordings that changed the face of jazz as we know it. On December 15th, WRTI honors the jazz giants of 1959 with 12 hours of great music! Join us as we feature the songs and musicians who revolutionized the jazz sound, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Ornette Coleman.

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Classical Stories
11:02 am
Sat December 12, 2009

Lots of Ludwig! A Beethoven Celebration


Wednesday, December 16

6 am to 6 pm

Ludwig van Beethoven towers as one of history's greatest classical composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to write some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known. His repertoire includes nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, sixteen string quartets, and one opera. On December 16th tune in to hear the best works and recordings of Beethoven, curated by your very own WRTI hosts. It's "Lots of Ludwig" for 12 hours! Please join us.

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Creatively Speaking
1:58 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Walker Plays w/the Phila. Orch.--Phoenixville's Firebird Fest--TU Courses Encourage Arts Discovery

American composer George Walker

Jim Cotter speaks with the celebrated American composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra premieres his violin concerto this week with Gregory Walker, the composer's son, as soloist.

Susan Lewis previews weekend festivities in Phoenixville. Its annual Firebird Festival is a celebration of rebirth.

And we speak with Temple University's director of general education Terry Halbert. New Gen-Ed programs are bringing thousands of students into arts and culture venues throughout Philadelphia.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:13 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/beethovencontest.html#answers>Beethoven Trivia Contest! Now through December 15th</a>


Five Questions to Test Your Beethoven Knowledge

Win an HD Radio & Complete Works of Beethoven!

Think you've got the biggest Beethoven book of knowledge? We'll see exactly how much you know during our Beethoven Trivia Contest. Up for the challenge? Submit your answers by 11:59 PM Tuesday the 15th to be eligible.

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Piano Jazz
10:43 am
Fri December 11, 2009

Beegie Adair On Piano Jazz

Beegie Adair.
Russ Harrington

Pianist and Nashville mainstay Beegie Adair has worked with the best country bands in Music City USA, including a three-year stint on The Johnny Cash Show. But on this week's episode of Piano Jazz, she swings through her deep knowledge of jazz and standards.

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Contests
11:37 am
Thu December 10, 2009

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Contests
9:46 am
Thu December 10, 2009

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