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Classical Music Families: A 300-Year Review for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 26, and Saturday, November 27
Thanksgiving weekend is family "get-together" time and the perfect time to hear music written and/or performed by some of the leading musical families of the past 300 years including the Bach family, the Scarlattis, the Viennese Strausses, the Jarve family of conductors and others. Enjoy!
From all of us at WRTI, here's to a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Xaver Scharwenka was a composer, educator, conductor, editor, impresario, and world-famous pianist born in Poland, who established his career in Germany, and founded a conservatory in New York City. Two quite different pieces, the formidable Fourth Piano Concerto and an utterly gorgeous Andante religioso for strings, organ, and harp, show the depth of his creativity.
On Kile Smith's Now is the Time show on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical web stream, you're in for a mystical night of contemporary American music on All Hallows' Eve - Sunday, October 31st, 10 to 11 pm.
Here's a CD review about a new release from "The Filipino Sarah Vaughan" from jazz host Maureen "Mo" Malloy. You can count on Mo to share the "good stuff" with you every week!
America's leading Filipina jazz and world vocalist Charmaine Clamor has released another album that maintains the true jazz spirit, and introduces American audiences to Filipino musical traditions. On Something Good, Clamor brings her own interpretations to American standards and Filipino melodies.
Often overrun by foreign powers in its thousand-year history, Poland engenders pride in people of Polish descent around the world. October is Polish American Heritage Month, and we take a look at Mieczysław Karłowicz as a representative of the hope and turmoil in the history of this country.
Would You Love to Win an iPad? Here's Your Chance!
Pledge at any time during the upcoming WRTI Fall Member Drive and you'll automatically be entered into a contest to win an Apple 16 GB WiFi iPad loaded with superb collections of classical music or jazz - your choice.
The Fall Drive begins on Wednesday, September 22nd, and ends when we reach our goal of $325,000.
Every pledge or entry - at any time during the Drive - is automatically entered to win an iPad. Maybe you'll be the winner!
The Belgian-born Henri Vieuxtemps stands in the center of that line of Classical and Romantic violinist composers. In fact, a chronological list of the forty most-prominent violinist composers, from the beginning (Arcangelo Corelli, b.1653) to well into the 20th century (Amadeo Roldan, b.1900) also places Vieuxtemps right in the middle, at number twenty.