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Memories of Wolfgang Sawallisch On The Podium

This week, The Philadelphia Orchestra wraps up its subscription season with a special tribute to former music director and conductor laureate, Wolfgang Sawallisch, who died earlier this year.  As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, he’s remembered as a master on the podium.

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 Kathy Reed, Jonathan Beiler, and Mark Gigliotti.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.