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Congratulations to WRTI's Creatively Speaking team: Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis, Meridee Duddleston, David Patrick Stearns, and Eric Brannon.Listen to these outstanding features from 2013 that have been selected by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters:Outstanding Radio Feature Story/Report/Series:"Tribute to Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013)""Where Music Lives Series"

Celebrating the Legacy of Sawallisch on Tour and at Home

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Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch led The Philadelphians from 1993 to 2003.

WRTI will broadcast a special 2005 archival Philadelphia Orchestra concert, led by Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch (who died last February, 2013) on Sunday, January 19th at 1 pm. The program includes Hindemith’s Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1  in C Major.

As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the ensemble’s late music director shared his musical gifts with audiences at home and abroad, leading the orchestra on eight international tours.

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

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