Yukiko Onley

Listen to an all-Mozart performance by pianist Sara Davis Buechner. She plays some unusual, rarely heard gems from the Mozart repertoire, and two movements of his well-known Sonata in F Major, KV 332 ahead of performances at Temple University's Keyboard Festival. Debra Lew Harder hosts.

January 27, 2019. Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe worked together to create hit musicals for stage and film for decades. Many of the compositions went on to become part of the Great American Songbook, which, through the years, were subject to different levels of interpretation.

January 27, 2020. Virtuosic, majestic, spine-tingling—Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor is one of the greatest chamber music compositions of the early 20th century, and forms the centerpiece of our Classical Album of the Week.

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Philadelphia Orchestra principal guest conductor Stéphane Denève will again be on the podium for this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert rebroadcast on January 26th at 1 PM. It's Part 2 of an exploration of the interactions between two bold visionaries who made incalculable contributions to the cultural life of Philadelphia between the two world wars: Leopold Stokowski and Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

Ryan Brandenberg

A winner of Astral's 2016 National Auditions, violinist Katie Hyun has been praised for her "sensitivity and top shelf artistry" by Cleveland.com. In advance of her upcoming Astral recital, she visits WRTI on Friday, January 24th, at 12:10 PM to play music by David Lang and Astor Piazzolla. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host. 

Abigail Feldman

January 20, 2020. Trumpeter, educator, and composer Joe “Mags” Magnarelli has been on WRTI’s radar for years. So of course the WRTI Live Sessions team was thrilled to film the Joe Magnarelli Quartet at the Temple Performance Arts Center (TPAC) in April of 2019.

Derrick Woodyard

Listen to an improvised, savory, and sonic tasty treat as dessert is served live from the WRTI Performance Studio on Facebook Live by the ensemble Taste & Sound, which includes Philly-based chef and culinary instrumentalist Ben Miller and Amsterdam-based percussionist Shakoor Hakeem. WRTI's J. Michael Harrison is your host.

January 20, 2020. The Pretenders’ front woman Chrissie Hynde has cut her first jazz album, Valve Bone Woe, which includes 14 songs and some that weren't originally composed as jazz tunes—interpretations of music first conceived by pop-rock icons Brian Wilson, Nick Drake, and The Kinks’ Ray Davies sit right alongside takes on Hoagy Carmichael, Mingus, and Coltrane.

Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Listen to the renowned Daedalus Quartet and Metropolitan Opera soprano Karen Slack, praised for her “voice of extraordinary beauty," perform highlights from their upcoming concert at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder is host.

January 20, 2020. As we’re on the cusp of the Chinese New Year, what better choice for the week could there be than China’s premier classical ensemble, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, in its debut release, Gateways, on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

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January 27, 2019. Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe worked together to create hit musicals for stage and film for decades. Many of the compositions went on to become part of the Great American Songbook, which, through the years, were subject to different levels of interpretation.

January 27, 2020. Virtuosic, majestic, spine-tingling—Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor is one of the greatest chamber music compositions of the early 20th century, and forms the centerpiece of our Classical Album of the Week.

January 20, 2020. The Pretenders’ front woman Chrissie Hynde has cut her first jazz album, Valve Bone Woe, which includes 14 songs and some that weren't originally composed as jazz tunes—interpretations of music first conceived by pop-rock icons Brian Wilson, Nick Drake, and The Kinks’ Ray Davies sit right alongside takes on Hoagy Carmichael, Mingus, and Coltrane.

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January 20, 2020. As we’re on the cusp of the Chinese New Year, what better choice for the week could there be than China’s premier classical ensemble, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, in its debut release, Gateways, on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

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