Saturday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join Jill Pasternak every Saturday for her weekly interview show spotlighting notable music and musicians from the classical and jazz worlds - and the periphery as well!  Totally un-scripted and spontaneous, Crossover sounds like nothing else on the dial -- more like friends chatting over coffee than a broadcast interview.

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April 06, 2013

11:30 AM
Ronde Des Lutins (Dance of the Goblins) (rec. pre-1915/ Brunswick: 15022-A)
Artist : Bronislaw Huberman
Album : The Definitive Collection of the 19th Century's Greatest Virtuosos
Composer : Bazzini
Label : Innovative Remaster Record
11:35 AM
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G, Op. 78: I. Vivace ma non troppo
Artist : Bronislaw Huberman
Album : Huberman In Recital: New York, 1936-1944
Composer : Brahms
Label : Arbiter
11:45 AM
Symphonie Espagnole For Violin And Orchestra In D Minor, Op. 21: IV. Rondò
Artist : Bronislaw Huberman
Album : Bronislaw Huberman Plays Bach, Tchaikovsky & Lalo
Composer : Lalo
Label : Mangora Classical
11:55 AM
The Pirates of Penzance (or, The Slave of Duty) (1987 - Remaster), Act I: I am the very model of a modern Major-General (Major-General, Girls, Pirates)
Artist : Bronislaw Huberman
Album : Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Label : EMI
12:10 PM
The Pirates of Penzance (or, The Slave of Duty) (1987 - Remaster), Act II: With cat-like tread (Pirates, Policemen, Samuel)
Artist : Bronislaw Huberman
Album : Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Label : EMI


6:59 am
Sat September 8, 2012

Canadian Brass and Organist Jeffrey Brillhart: A Special Treat!

Organist Jeffrey Brillhart rehearsing with Canadian Brass.

The four musicians in the Canadian Brass, who perform works in the classical repertoire with daring leaps into jazz and popular standards, were joined by renowned organist Jeffrey Brillhart last March in Verizon Hall. On the heels of their latest album release, Canadian Brass Takes Flight (January 31, 2012), this special organ and brass program included works from their recent album, along with new arrangements and collaborations with the impressive talents of Brillhart, the director of music and fine arts at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church.

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8:33 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Mike + Ruthy: Celebrating Woody Guthrie And The American Dream

Mike + Ruthy performances include fiddle, banjo, guitar, ukulele, and their hallmark harmony singing.

A potent and controversial voice for America and what it stands for, Woody Guthrie sang his songs from sea to shining sea. The power of his messages touched the hearts of many Americans, and even led the U. S. government to call upon him to inspire and encourage the debilitated and exhausted construction workers of the great Hoover Dam with his songs. 

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CD Selections
11:42 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Milos: Passion, Poise, and Promise

The stunning success of 29-year-old classical guitar virtuoso Milos Karadaglic is validated after the first notes of Pasion, his second Deutsche Grammophon release. Known simply as "Milos," the guitarist's technical expertise and respect for the music he loves enhances the beauty of a varied menu of popular folk and challenging classical selections. The sprinkling of recognizable time-worn tangos contrast perfectly with the excitement of the "nuevo" world of Astor Piazolla. Terrific!

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4:18 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Rudolf Buchbinder Revisits Beethoven Sonatas – All of Them!

Celebrated Austrian pianist and Beethoven interpreter Rudolf Buchbinder is this week's Crossover guest. He has just released a massive boxed-set collection of all 32 of the Beethoven sonatas. The Sonata Legacy, newly recorded live in concert, features Mr. Buchbinder performing the complete cycle of Beethoven's sonatas once again…after a 30-year hiatus. Time can change everything - especially the perceptions that come with age and experience.

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11:20 am
Thu August 9, 2012

A 2010 Live Interview With Marvin Hamlisch And Michael Feinstein

He was one singular sensation who left an indelible impression on American popular song. The late, legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch was Jill Pasternak's guest on Crossover in December, 2010 along with his friend and colleague, singer/pianist Michael Feinstein. Nobody did it better...

10:15 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Pianist Mirian Conti: Remembering Argentina

The Argentinian-American pianist Mirian Conti has just released her second album on the Steinway & Sons label. Nostalgias Argentinas is a that has been the subject of many books, plays, and theses.

11:30 am
Sat August 4, 2012

Violinist Gil Shaham And A Love Story For All Time

Gil Shaham

On this week's Crossover, you'll hear the story behind The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. WRTI's Jill Pasternak speaks with the world-famous violinist Gil Shaham about his recording of the highly acclaimed work, which is an orchestral adaptation of a popular Chinese legend.

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11:31 am
Sat July 21, 2012

The Art of Singing Opera...In Russian!

Ghenady Meirson

Wonder what it's like singing opera? Not easy, right? Now imagine singing in Russian!  Ghenady Meirson, a Russian emigre and operatic vocal coach, is an expert in training singers to master the very challenging Russian language and performance style.

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8:25 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Alison Balsom: Making The Trumpet Sing

Alison Balsom

A mixture of glamor, charisma, and virtuosic musicianship aptly describes Jill Pasternak's Crossover guest this week: British trumpeter Alison Balsom. Kudos abound with raves from critics all over the world. Named "Female Artist of the Year" twice at the Classic BRITs, hailed by Gramophone magazine, Britain's Classic FM, and The New York Times, she continues to release collectable and stunning performances on the EMI label and to appear in concert and on TV with major orchestras internationally.

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11:25 am
Sat July 7, 2012

Jamie Wyeth on the Public Opening of Andrew's Wyeth's Studio

Andrew Wyeth's studio
Carlos Alejandro

A truly American experience is brought to life on Saturday, July 7th, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, when WRTI's Jill Pasternak speaks candidly - on location - with artist Jamie Wyeth about his life in art and the opening to the public of his father's studio in the family farmhouse in Chadds Ford, PA. 

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