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Memories of Wolfgang Sawallisch: On Tour And At Home


The Philadelphia Orchestra wraps up its subscription season this week with a special tribute to Wolfgang Sawallisch, who died on February 22, 2013.  As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the Orchestra's former music director and conductor laureate shared his musical gifts with audiences at home and abroad, leading the orchestra on eight international tours.

Listen to reflections about Sawallisch (playing chamber music and enjoying musical jokes) from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Davyd Booth, Gloria de Pasquale, and Richard Harlow.

Listen to reflections about Sawallisch (on the podium in Philadelphia and on tour) from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Kathryn Picht Read, Jonathan Beiler, and Mark Gigliotti.