Rosenbach Museum and Library

From 2010 to 2015, composer and pianist Dave Burrell wrote 24 works inspired by his study of the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s collection of Civil War documents and photos. The poems and lyrics of Monika Larsson also gave life to many of these compositions. Consulting with experts and scholars, Burrell and Larsson traced the route of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train from Washington to Springfield, Illinois.


Civil War Jazz?

Jan 17, 2013

Internationally known jazz musician Dave Burrell is composer-in-residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, where he’s working on a multi-year project focused on the Rosenbach’s collection of civil war artifacts.  

Each year has a theme: the first was Civil War Heroes, the second, Civilian Life. This year, Burrell’s compositions interpret turning points in the war. WRTI’s Susan Lewis explores Dave Burrell's  journey in jazz composition.

One hundred years after the sinking of the luxury liner that was believed to be virtually unsinkable, WRTI's Susan Lewis considers the legacy of TITANIC in our community.
 

Jim Cotter speaks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.

Susan Lewis considers the 18th-century German Baroque composer George Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in music history.

Tom Keels explores the Rosenbach Museum's commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

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Jim Cotter speaks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.

Susan Lewis considers 18th-century German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in music history.

Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

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As the Penn Museum winds up its run of Secrets of the Silk Road - the exhibition that almost didn't happen - we speak with archaeologist Victor Mair.

Susan Lewis visits the Sketch Club and the Plastic Club on Philadelphia's Camac Street, known as "Avenue of the Artists."

Jim Cotter speaks with Charles Croce, the CEO of the newly revamped and renamed Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.

Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga. The Philadelphia Orchestra performs his Responsorio on January 14, 2011.

Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

Susan Lewis considers the story of Mozart's life and music as told in a new production of Amadeus at the Walnut Street Theatre.

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Susan Lewis considers DRACULA by Bram Stoker, whose notes for the famous novel live on at the Rosenbach Museum and Library. A Dracula Exhibition and Festival are taking place through October at the Rosenbach in Center City, Philadelphia.

David Patrick Stearns takes us to two new Shakespeare productions: the Opera Company of Philadelphia's Otello at the Academy of Music, and Macbeth at the Wilma Theater.

As Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum and Library hosts its annual Dracula Festival, Susan Lewis considers Bram Stoker's famous vampire and his impact on contemporary culture.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles Philadelphia-based composer Maurice Wright.

We drop in on rehearsals for Unplug!, a theatrical, interactive live sound and song journey through Philadelphia by Lyric Fest.

Susan Lewis visits Friend or Faux, an exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.

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