Thomas Hampson

WRTI Spotlight
9:33 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America: Many Are The Voices on ENCORE!

Many Americans have had to raise their voices to be recognized or even heard in America. In this program, on Sunday, July 29, 5 to 6 pm, you'll hear songs of African Americans and Native Americans; women, immigrants, and war resisters; and voices from the labor movement and the gay rights movement.

C0mplete song listings here

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WRTI Spotlight
6:26 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America Series: Song of Walt Whitman on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson

WRTI is proud to present Song of America, a new radio series that reveals American classic song - poetry set to music by American composers - as a vibrant diary of the American experience.

On Sunday, July 22 at 5 pm, tune in for Song of Walt Whitman. Whitman, the "Bard of Democracy," was the founder of a new American language. With music built deep into his poetry, it's no surprise that Whitman has been a beacon for American composers. You'll hear performances by Thomas Hampson, William Sharpe, Susan Graham, and Ramon Vargas.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:28 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Song of America: Sunday June 24th at 5pm on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson

Join Thomas Hampson for a program showcasing the songs of Stephen Foster. "Stephen Foster's music is the trunk of the tree of American song, sturdy with songs we love to sing," says Hampson. In this program he interviews Ken Emerson,  author of Doo-Dah! Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture. They'll explore Foster's music, the varied artistic roots he drew from, and the musical branches that grew from his work.

Deceptive Cadence from NPR
4:55 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Genuflecting To A Master: Thomas Hampson On Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau performing in England in 1962.
Erich Auerbach Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:52 pm

German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who died earlier this month at age 86, was a paragon of excellence for generations of singers and fans. After his passing, we called American baritone Thomas Hampson for his memories of Fischer-Dieskau, whom he has called "a Singer for the ages, an Artist for eternity."

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Crossover
12:33 pm
Sat June 30, 2007

Baritone Thomas Hampson: His American Music Mission

Baritone Thomas Hampson

Jill Pasternak spoke with baritone Thomas Hampson in 2006 when he was in Philadelphia on tour with his latest project with the Library of Congress: The American Songbook. We examine his stellar career, and his personal views about the mission of music, and in particular American music.
 

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