WRTI Spotlight

A Snapshot of Ella
6:39 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Ella Fitzgerald: Some Stories about the Queen of Jazz on Her Birthday!

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald (1917 to 1996)

WRTI's Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, with commentary by Jazz Host Bob Perkins. April 25th is Ella's birthday! She would have turned 98 today.

Read more
The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
3:51 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Vivaldi's THE FOUR SEASONS, April 27th at 1 PM

Antonio Vivaldi (1678‚ÄĒ1741). His first four violin concerti, known as "The Four Seasons," were composed in 1723.

This Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI, it's a delightful Philadelphia Orchestra program from this past November at Verizon Hall, which begins with Vivaldi’s famous four violin concerti known as "The Four Seasons," as vivid today as they were nearly 300 years ago. Violinist Giuliano Carmignola joins Richard Egarr, two of the foremost early-music specialists in the world today, for performances of these works.

Read more
WRTI Spotlight
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

SUMMER from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Closer Look

Comprised of four violin concertos written by Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work. Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet - supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto. Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each part of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

SUMMER SONNET

Read more
Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: April 21, 2014

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Stacey Kent - Waiter, Oh Waiter - THE CHANGING LIGHTS 

Read more
Opera on WRTI
2:51 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: Strauss' ARABELLA, April 19, 1 PM

Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom sings the title role in Richard Strauss' ARABELLA.

Will she marry for love or money? Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romantic comedy that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts.

In the title role, Malin Byström, "elegant in both looks and tone, and sounding full and flexible, is uncannily reminiscent of Kiri Te Kanawa... her voice has silvery plush..."

Read more
The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
2:01 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Easter Sunday at 1 PM

J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion originally premiered on Good Friday in 1727.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin¬†conducts one of the supreme monuments in Western music, and the work that initiated the great rediscovery of Bach‚Äôs music when the 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn conducted it in Berlin in 1829 ‚Äď the St. Matthew Passion.

Read more
Honoring Marcel Farago on April 17
12:52 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago

Cellist and composer Marcel Farago

Tune in on Thursday, April 17th during the 1 pm hour for a very special 90th birthday tribute to a very special musician and composer. Marcel Farago, longtime cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra (1955 to 1994) composed In Memoriam in 1989, dedicated to his wife Adele who died in 1988. Ricardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra premiered the work in the same year. Join us to hear Marcel Farago's In Memoriam as we celebrate his 90th.

Read more
ENCORE!
12:51 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Mozart on Applause! The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, April 20, 5 PM

Flutist Jeffrey Khaner

Join us for two Mozart favorites on this Sunday's Applause! broadcast. It's the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a concert recorded just last month. Mathias Bamert is guest conductor. Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Flutist Jeffrey Khaner will play the Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2, and Mozart's 40th Symphony concludes the broadcast.

Dave Conant is your host, Easter Sunday, 5 to 6 pm.

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: April 14, 2014

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Takuya Kuroda - Piri Piri - RAISING SON 

Read more
Opera on WRTI
7:08 am
Sat April 12, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: Giordano's ANDREA CHENIER, April 12, 1 PM

Soprano Patricia Racette sings Maddalena, and tenor Marcelo Alvarez sings the title role in ANDREA CHENIER.

After their powerful pairing in Il Trovatore, Marcelo √Ālvarez and Patricia Racette reunite in Giordano‚Äôs melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet and an aristocratic lady, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Saturday, April 12, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.

Synopsis

Read more

Pages