Classical Stories

Classical Stories
2:24 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

<a href=><h3>Vote for Your Favorite Classical Piece!</h3></a>

WRTI's Labor Day Weekend Classical Countdown is Coming Up...

Who decides what 30 works you'll hear? You!

So vote for your favorite classical piece by August 22nd. And spread the word...

We want to hear what moves, thrills, or inspires you. Is it a Beethoven symphony? A Vivaldi concerto? A Puccini aria? You name it!

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1:10 pm
Sun August 1, 2010

Los Angeles Opera's Ring Cycle on WRTI

Join us on Saturday afternoons in August for complete performances of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Upcoming broadcasts of LA Opera's "Ring Cycle" from the 2009/2010 season, conducted by James Conlon, are scheduled on:

August 21: Gotterdammerung at 12 noon

Watch and Listen: Videos from LA Opera's "Ring Cycle"

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4:45 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras Dies at 84

The eminent Australian maestro - born in Schenectady, New York - was known as an authority on the operas of Leos Janacek, and was associated with many of Britain's most prominent opera houses and orchestras. He died of cancer in London on July 14th.

WRTI's Jim Cotter met the maverick conductor once in Edinburgh, and describes him as "utterly charming, witty, and self-deprecating."

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1:48 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

The Philadelphia Orchestra Appoints New Music Director

Yannick N?zet-S?guin has been selected as new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Photo by Marco Borggreve

By Jim Cotter and Susan Lewis

After a three-and-a-half-year search, the Philadelphia Orchestra has a new artistic leader. The orchestra has tapped 35-year-old French Canadian Yannick Nezet-Seguin, current music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic, and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal since 2000. Nezet-Seguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2008 and 2009. When he spoke to WRTI late last year, he was enthusiastic about his early experiences with the ensemble.

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4:58 pm
Sun May 2, 2010

<a href=>WRTI Reports From The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2010 Tour of Asia</a>

Notes From The Road

Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7

Join WRTI's Susan Lewis for a series of special reports from the Philadelphia Orchestra's 2010 Tour of Asia. We'll join the Orchestra in China - on the last week of their journey.

Listen to Susan's reports as she travels with the "Fabulous Philadelphians" in Shanghai and Beijing. We'll listen in on performances, look behind-the-scenes, and experience China through the eyes and ears of the musicians and Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit.

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11:04 am
Mon March 1, 2010

Samuel Barber Centennial

This year we mark the 100-year anniversary of the birth of American composer Samuel Barber - a West Chester, Pennsylvania native and Curtis graduate.

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3:47 pm
Sat February 27, 2010

200 Years of Chopin

WRTI Classical Host Gregg Whiteside Opines on the Music of Frederic Chopin

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10:01 am
Sat January 2, 2010

American Music Monarch Leonard Bernstein on WRTI

Leonard Bernstein, 1944

Concerts from the Library of Congress

Sunday, January 10

5 to 6 pm

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10:25 am
Wed December 16, 2009

Holiday Music Schedule and CD Gift Suggestions

Listen to "The Sounds of the Season" until New Year's Day.

Join us for "The Sounds of the Season" from now until New Year's Day. Highlights include New Year's Day from Vienna with the Vienna Philharmonic and Georges Pretre conducting, the Top 50 Jazz Hot 11 tunes from 2009, New Year's Eve with BP, Maureen Malloy, and Bob Craig, the Metropolitan Opera's Hansel and Gretel, and more...

Happy Holidays From All of Your Friends at WRTI!
We wish you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year, and many joyful hours of music brought to you by your favorite radio station.

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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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