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Wolfgang Sawallisch: A Musician's Musician

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This week, the Philadelphia Orchestra wraps up its subscription season with a special tribute to Wolfgang Sawallisch, who died earlier this year. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the Orchestra’s beloved former music director forged strong bonds with the musicians he led.

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Listen to reflections about Sawallisch playing chamber music and enjoying musical jokes from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Davyd Booth, Gloria de Pasquale, and Richard Harlow.
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Listen to reflections about Sawallisch on the podium in Philadelphia, and on tour, from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Kathy Picht Read, Jonathan Beiler, and Mark Gigliotti.