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Vladimir Jurowski's Fascinating Family Connection With Rachmaninoff's Songs

WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, February 7 at 1 pm features several works of a celebrated Russian composer, conductor and pianist who had a close relationship with the ensemble. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the concert will be led by someone with connections of his own to the music and the man.


Listen to the audio above and then find out the details here about conductor Vladimir Jurowski's story. He speaks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about his family's connections to selected songs by Rachmaninoff.

Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski leads the Orchestra in a program featuring one of Rachmaninoff's most well-known works for symphony and orchestra, The Bells. The four-movement choral symphony is based on the poem of the same name by Edgar Allen Poe. Listen this Sunday, February 7 at 1 pm on WRTI. Program information here

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.