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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.

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