Works by American Composer Gloria Coates and German Composer Salomon Jadassohn
The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is November 9th, 2009. Inspired by this historic event, the American composer Gloria Coates (who has lived in Germany for years) dedicated her seventh symphony "to those who brought down the Wall in PEACE." Salomon Jadassohn was an eminent composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher in Germany. Although he died in 1902, his works were still banned by anti-Semitic followers of Wagner in the 1930s. Fortunately, his music (ironically influenced by Wagner) is beginning to be heard once again. Read more...
Join us for 12 hours of operatic delight featuring beloved arias, choruses, and ballet excerpts culminating in an unforgettable broadcast of Turandot at 1 pm. Hosted by WRTI's own Dave Conant, Jill Pasternak, Jack Moore, Jim Cotter, Windsor Johnston, and Susan Lewis, this special day will also showcase some wonderful thank-you gifts, and include some fun surprises...
We guarantee that you'll be saying "BRAVO and BRAVA" throughout the day!
Hauntingly beautiful music will set the mood for Halloween. Tune in on Friday, October 30th between 6 am and 6 pm, and October 31st between 6:30 and 11 am when WRTI brings you works with a frightful touch, including Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, and arias from Gounod's Faust.
Works by Victor Herbert (1859-1924) and George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931)
Two composers lose parents early on. One receives his musical education on another continent with the blessing of a supportive grandfather, and the other begins to eke out a living in music after his stepfather refuses to help. They soon become two of the most important and influential American musicians of their generation.
For listeners in Coatesville, West Chester, Thorndale, Downingtown, Kennett Square, and almost all of western Chester County, there's reason to celebrate. A new WRTI frequency is now up and running. It's WRTJ, and can be found at 89.3 on the FM dial.
Friday, September 11 12 noon Just in time to mark the anniversary of the world premiere of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the so-called "Symphony of a Thousand," we'll broadcast a brand-new recording, just released on August 25th, of this gargantuan work with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony, soloists and choruses.
Sunday, September 6 6 to 7 pm The Jim Cullum Jazz Band takes you back in time to the legendary jazz nightclub, Nick's Steak House in Greenwich Village. For more than three decades, from the 30's to the 60's, veteran jazzmen such as Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Mugsy Spanier and Pee Wee Russell played, and crowds gathered at "the place" in downtown Manhattan to hear classic hot, improvised jazz.