Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection

The first Saturday of each month, 5 to 6 pm

In Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, we uncover the unknown, rediscover the little-known, and take a fresh look at some of the remarkable treasures housed in the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music in the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Fleisher Collection is the largest lending library of orchestral performance material in the world.

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November 02, 2013

5:02 PM
Antony and Cleopatra Overture Op 134
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572500 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
5:20 PM
Falstaff - Symphonic Study in c Op 68
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:19 pm
Sat February 6, 2010

Inspired by John Keats

Dorothy Howell's Lamia

INSPIRED BY JOHN KEATS: Works by Edward Elgar, Dorothy Howell, and Edward MacDowell

Poets figure greatly in the world of classical music, of course, and John Keats touches all the music on this week's show.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
9:26 am
Sat December 5, 2009

Works by Ignaz Brull and Walter Burle Marx

Walter Burle Marx

Works by German-Jewish Composer Ignaz Brull and German-Brazilian Composer Walter Burle Marx

On this hundredth anniversary of the Fleisher Collection, we'll hear some of the first music that Mr. Fleisher put on the shelves, and a world premiere that's only a couple of months old.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:30 pm
Sat November 7, 2009

Works by Salomon Jadassohn and Gloria Coates

American composer Gloria Coates has been living in Munich, Germany since 1969.

Works by American Composer Gloria Coates and German Composer Salomon Jadassohn

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is November 9th, 2009. Inspired by this historic event, the American composer Gloria Coates (who has lived in Germany for years) dedicated her seventh symphony "to those who brought down the Wall in PEACE." Salomon Jadassohn was an eminent composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher in Germany. Although he died in 1902, his works were still banned by anti-Semitic followers of Wagner in the 1930s. Fortunately, his music (ironically influenced by Wagner) is beginning to be heard once again. Read more...

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4:07 pm
Sat October 3, 2009

Influential American Composers Victor Herbert and George Whitefield Chadwick

Works by Victor Herbert (1859-1924) and George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931)

Two composers lose parents early on. One receives his musical education on another continent with the blessing of a supportive grandfather, and the other begins to eke out a living in music after his stepfather refuses to help. They soon become two of the most important and influential American musicians of their generation.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
3:45 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

Works by Romeo Cascarino and Maurice Wright

Maurice Wright has been Professor of Composition at Temple University for more than 20 years, and has many commissions, recordings, and national awards to his name.

Works by Romeo Cascarino and Maurice Wright

On this episode, we start off our 8th season on WRTI by listening to three works by two composers with Philadelphia connections.

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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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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
3:20 pm
Sat July 4, 2009

Works by Russian Composer Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)

Anton Rubinstein changed the face of Russia with an educational system that continues to produce generations of musicians.

Works by Anton Rubinstein

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:08 pm
Sat June 6, 2009

Works by Holbrooke and Vaughan Williams

Josef Holbrooke

Program:
Josef Holbrooke (1878-1958): The Viking, Poem No. 2 for Orchestra, op. 32 (1900)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): English Folk Song Suite (1923) arr. Gordon Jacob

Josef Holbrooke: Three Blind Mice, Symphonic Variations on an old English Air, op. 37, no. 1 (1900)

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11:18 am
Fri January 2, 2009

Works by Late Russian Romantic Composer Alexander Glazunov

Alexander Glazunov

Alexander Glazunov combined the spice of Russian nationalism with the smoothness of European symphonic music. On this edition of Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, we'll hear the music of this transitional and important figure, the student of Rimsky-Korsakov, and the teacher of Shostakovich.

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