WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
2:27 pm
Mon January 17, 2011

Classical Lost and Found: String Quartets in the Shadow of Shostakovich


From Deceptive Cadence - NPR's new classical music blog. Bob McQuiston writes about Dmitri Shostakovich's influence on the Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Three of Weinberg's string quartets are performed on the young Danelo Quartet's latest album.

Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg (also spelled Vaynberg) was of Jewish decent, and the only immediate member of his family to get out of Poland alive, following the Nazi occupation of 1939. Initially he fled to Minsk, but as the Nazis "panzered" into Russia, he moved further east to Tashkent in 1941.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:50 pm
Sun January 9, 2011

First Listen from NPR: Simone Dinnerstein, <i>Bach: A Strange Beauty</i>


Pianist Simone Dinnerstein earned international acclaim with her 2007 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Her second album comes out on January 18th. Here's an exclusive "First Listen" from NPR. Listen to the entire album, or individual tracks.

Click Here for an Exclusive First Listen to Dinnerstein's Bach: A Strange Beauty

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
9:51 am
Sat January 8, 2011

Only in America!

Only in America...in the midst of WW II, Columbia Pictures was deciding who would compose the score to a film about an Allied battle in Norway. Two Russian-born composers were in the running. Igor Stravinsky, the most famous composer alive, had the inside track. Yet, the other composer got the job. Who did Stravinsky lose out to?

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WRTI Spotlight
2:26 pm
Fri December 31, 2010

<a><h3>Peace and Joy in 2011</h3></a>

Happy New Year from all of your friends at your favorite radio station! We wish you health and prosperity, and many hours of enjoyment listening to the programming you love on WRTI.

Happy New Year!

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WRTI Spotlight
12:42 pm
Fri December 31, 2010

<a><h3>Peace and Joy in 2011</h3></a>

Happy New Year from all of your friends at your favorite radio station! We wish you health and prosperity, and many hours of enjoyment listening to the programming you love on WRTI.

Happy New Year!

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WRTI Spotlight
12:38 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/holiday2010.html>Music for the Holidays on WRTI</a>


Looking for the perfect mix of classical music and jazz to add cheer to your season? We've got it!

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.

Click Here to see highlights of our holiday schedule and CD gift suggestions from WRTI hosts

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:16 pm
Sat December 4, 2010

Paul Juon: The Russian Brahms

Paul Juon was born in Russia and died in Switzerland, but is a German composer. His music is influenced by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, and Sibelius, so of course he was called "the Russian Brahms"! Well, Taneyev, Glazunov, and Medtner have all been called that, but it was a schoolmate, Sergei Rachmaninoff, who pinned the nickname on Paul Juon. So who is he?

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WRTI Spotlight
4:32 pm
Thu November 25, 2010

Hanukkah on WRTI: Celebrate the Festival of Lights!


The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble: Chanukah in Story and Song

Saturday, December 4 at 11:30 am on WRTI-FM

Featuring Ladino songs, Yiddish melodies, modern Israeli tunes, and more. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy.

Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

Saturday, December 4 at 8 pm on WRTI HD-2


Joe Patti hosts a complete broadcast of the famous oratorio featuring Dame Janet Baker, Roland Davies, Felicity Palmer, and the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:44 pm
Wed November 24, 2010

<a href=http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wrti/pledge.pledgemain>End-of-Year Contributions to WRTI: The Time is Now!</a>


Have you relied on WRTI throughout the year? Have we been your constant companion? Day in and day out? If the music lifts you up, comforts you, or sometimes makes you tap your toes and smile, remember it's member support - Your Support - that keeps all of WRTI's programming going strong.

Please make a year-end contribution to WRTI. You'll feel great knowing that you're keeping the music on the air for your own enjoyment, and for the benefit of the entire community.


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WRTI Spotlight
2:17 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Music for The Perfect Thanksgiving


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!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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