Crossover
9:16 am
Thu August 27, 2009

Conductor and Pianist Christoph Eschenbach

Maestro Christoph Eschenbach

The Philadelphia Orchestra's seventh music director spoke with Jill Pasternak in 2008 as he prepared for his final Philadelphia appearance with the orchestra as its Maestro. In this fascinating interview he reflects on his time here, and shares some very revealing anecdotes about his interesting life--including the story of his youth in Germany.

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Creatively Speaking
10:13 am
Sat August 22, 2009

The Amish Cindy Woodsmall--SPECTACLES AND SKYSCRAPERS at the PMA--Fulton Opera House

Jim Cotter speaks with author Cindy Woodsmall, a preeminent writer of Amish fiction - one of the fastest growing literary genres.

Jason Peifer explores the rich history of the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - the nation's oldest continuously operating theater.

Susan Lewis looks at skyscrapers and spectacles - the subjects of two summertime exhibitions drawn from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection of prints, photography, and works on paper.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:42 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Britten with Artist-in-Residence Thomas Hampson

Baritone Thomas Hampson


Sunday, August 23

3 to 5 pm


The Philharmonic and Vocal Music

With Artist in Residence Thomas Hampson

BRITTEN: War Requiem

This broadcast comprises recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives and interviews with Kurt Masur and Artist-in-Residence Thomas Hampson.

Conductors: Kurt Masur and Samuel Wong

Soloists: Carol Vaness, Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson

Featuring Westminster Choir and American Boychoir

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Crossover
12:51 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Conductor Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel has stepped down as music director of the New York Philharmonic after 7 years at the podium.

The distinguished conductor, violinist, and composer Lorin Maazel, known for his perfect pitch and photographic memory, has stood as one of the master conductors of our era for more than 50 years. For the last seven he has led the world-renowned New York Philharmonic with artistry and passion. Currently, Maazel is music director of the Santiago Calatrava-designed opera house in Valencia, Spain, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, which opened at the start of the 2006/07 season.

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Classical Stories
10:51 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Red-Hot Gustavo Dudamel: A Documentary About Classical Music's New Rock Star

Gustavo Dudamel, age 28, begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the fall of 2009.

Called "the most talked-about young musician in the world" by The New York Times and "the most astonishingly gifted conductor I have ever come across" by Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel has burst onto the international music scene with a passion and fervor that is reinventing classical music. He launched his career in the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra in his native Venezuela, and has been the ensemble's conductor for over a decade.

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Crossover
4:35 pm
Fri August 14, 2009

Maestro Kurt Masur

Kurt Masur

Jill Pasternak welcomes renowned conductor Kurt Masur. The German kappelmeister has led orchestras around the globe, including the New York Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra National de France, where he is now honorary music director.

Masur celebrated his 80th birthday in 2007 with a series of special events, concerts, and tours, including a performance in Philadelphia. He'll be at Tanglewood working with young musicians and leading the Boston Symphony in a series of concerts through August 22, 2009.

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Creatively Speaking
11:38 am
Fri August 14, 2009

Marcel Duchamp--American Swedish Historical Museum--Nat'l Constitution Center Exhibition

An exhibition about Marcel Duchamp?s enigmatic assemblage ?tant donn?s: 1. La chute d?eau, 2. Le gaz d??clairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas) 1946-1966, is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until November 29th.

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, the curator of a new Marcel Duchamp exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jason Peifer explores Philadelphia's Swedish origins with a visit to the American Swedish Historical Museum.

Susan Lewis takes us to an exhibition at the National Constitution Center that explores the ways American architects are using recycled materials to address social issues.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:59 pm
Wed August 12, 2009

New York Philharmonic: The Year 1959 On Tour In The Soviet Union

Leonard Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic on their historic Soviet Union tour in 1959.


This broadcast comprises recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives conducted by Leonard Bernstein and Dimitri Mitropoulos.

Program:

Webern: Symphony, Op. 21 (1928)

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet(excerpts)

Rorem: Symphony No. 3

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:42 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Tribute to Principal Clarinetist Stanley Drucker

Stanley Drucker played 10,200 concerts with the New York Philharmonic during his long tenure.


Sunday, August 9

3 to 5 pm


New York Philharmonic

Works by Nielsen, Copland, Debussy, Bolcom, and Rimsky Korsakov

This broadcast comprises recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives and an interview with Stanley Drucker, retiring Principal Clarinet.

During his tenure with the NY Phil, Drucker played for 10 music directors, visited 60 countries on tour, made 191 solo appearances, and played 10,200 concerts with the orchestra.

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Creatively Speaking
12:42 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Pianist Christopher O'Riley--Hopewell Furnace--Napoleon Exhibition at National Constitution Center

From the Top's multi-talented host Christopher O'Riley is an artist, a performer, and a media personality.

We listen back to Jim Cotter's interview with pianist and broadcaster Christopher O'Riley. His latest CD will release on August 18th.

Jason Peifer explores Hopewell Furnace. The colonial era "iron plantation" - now a National Historic Landmark - recreates the business, technology, and lifestyle of America's nascent industrial age.

Susan Lewis explores the "French connection" between America and the Emperor of early 19th-century France in an exhibition on Napoleon at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

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