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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WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

WRTI's 2009 Tech Survey - Your Opinion Matters

We value your opinion.


Here it is! The Second Annual WRTI Tech Survey is ready, and your feedback is essential.

In our ongoing effort to provide you with the best classical music and jazz programming, we've stayed in step with the public radio technology landscape. Perhaps you've taken advantage of our HD Radio multicasting? Or maybe you've listened to WRTI via our two full-time web streams? And have you explored our website and experienced our podcasts, on-demand audio, and other content? We'd like to find out if you have, and what your experience has been like.

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Crossover
12:07 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Maestro Sir Neville Marriner

Maestro Sir Neville Marriner

Jill Pasternak welcomes esteemed conductor Sir Neville Marriner. In 1959 he founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which rose to prominence as one of the world's great chamber orchestras. He has conducted almost every major orchestra across the globe, and has recorded for more than a dozen labels. In 1979 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and in 1985 he received a Knighthood.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
11:51 am
Sat August 1, 2009

Works by French Composers Camille Saint-Saens and Paul Jeanjean

Camille Saint-Saens in 1915

Works by Camille Saint-Saens and Paul Jeanjean

On this all-French program we feature three solo instruments with orchestra, or is it four? Camille Saint-Sa?ns and Paul Jeanjean bring us pieces for violin solo, piano solo, and two different kinds of horn - with valves and without valves, the so-called "natural" horn.

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Columns
12:58 pm
Fri July 31, 2009

All About HD Technology on WRTI

You can purchase an HD Radio and learn all about HD technology by visiting the official HD Radio website.

HD? WRTI HD-2? Multicasting? Streaming?
Sound confusing?

When you hear one of our hosts say that "WRTI is now broadcasting in HD," what that means is that the station has embraced HD Radio? technology, which sends out high-quality "high-definition" digital signals. This provides listeners with crystal-clear reception and eliminates a lot of the noise and interference associated with analog signals. WRTI's HD Radio broadcasts are accessible, free of charge, via an HD Radio.

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Critic-at-Large
12:10 pm
Fri July 31, 2009

Philadelphia Orchestra, John Axelrod, conducts Herbie Hancock, Lang Lang, pianos


There's a reason Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in C Major is rarely performed it's long with changing rhythms. It can get intellectual. The dreamy melodies go off on tangents like labyrinths.

Concert Review: Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang Perform with the Famous Philadelphians for the Orchestra's Summer Finale at the Mann

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Creatively Speaking
4:15 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

New Director of PMA Timothy Rub--Illustrator Ellen B.T. Pyle-duPont's Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Timothy Rub is leaving the Cleveland Museum of Art to succeed the late Anne d'Harnoncourt at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jim Cotter speaks with Timothy Rub. The Philadelphia Museum of Art's new director and CEO will take up his position in mid to late September.

Susan Lewis visits the Delaware Art Museum, where a new show explores the art of Ellen B.T. Pyle, a popular cover artist for The Saturday Evening Post of the 1920s and '30s.

Jason Peifer visits the Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. The 300-acre estate was home to the industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont and recently completed a $39 million restoration.

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Critic-at-Large
3:21 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

Concert Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Works by Verdi and Rachmaninoff at the Mann Center


Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews a June 28th performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center featuring soloist Angela Brown, and works by Rachmaninoff and Verdi. Lesley also reflects about the abbreviated schedule of performances by the Philadelphians at the Mann this season.

Concert Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Works by Verdi and Rachmaninoff at the Mann Center

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Crossover
3:09 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

Conductor JoAnn Falletta

Maestro JoAnn Falletta

Listen back to a 2008 interview with Grammy award-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta, and the radio broadcast premiere of Ernst von Dohnanyi's Violin Concerto No. 2 in C minor with Michael Ludwig, violin soloist, and maestro Falletta conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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