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Dario Acosta

The 2019-2020 Philadelphia Orchestra season was built around two themes – BeethovenNow (in the 250th anniversary year of his birth), and WomenNOW. And our Sunday, April 18th re-broadcast at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and repeated on Monday, April 19th at 7 PM on HD-2 begins and ends with compositions by French women of the 19th and early-20th centuries, with Beethoven right in the middle.

September 21, 2020. "Beauty will save the world." Those are the words of cellist Camille Thomas, whose new album, Voice of Hope, speaks to this very idea. This album concept, at first glance, might have been at risk of feeling overly saccharine. It turns out, it’ll take no more than nine seconds before the opening Kaddish by Ravel pulls you in and you know this is no lightweight endeavor from Thomas.

January 20, 2020. As we’re on the cusp of the Chinese New Year, what better choice for the week could there be than China’s premier classical ensemble, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, in its debut release, Gateways, on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

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October 29, 2018. Praising his "mastery of the keyboard" and the "poetry of his interpretation," Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin says Danill Trifonov is "probably the closest we have today to what Rachmaninov was." Trifonov joins Yannick and The Philadelphia Orchestra in Destination Rachmaninov - Departure, documenting a journey of artistic exploration.

September 17, 2018. Newly released by Deutsche Grammophon, Daniel Barenboim’s interpretation of Johannes Brahms’ four symphonies with the Staatskapelle Berlin is our Album of the Week.

April 9, 2018. A new release featuring pianist Murray Perahia connects the consummate artist to two Beethoven sonatas that have yet to be included in his studio repertoire.