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June 22, 2020. Just 27 years old, Italian pianist Beatrice Rana has released three major-label albums of diverse repertoire, from powerhouse concerti to the Goldberg Variations of J.S. Bach. Our Classical Album of the Week represents Rana’s third album, released in 2019 from Warner. It shows the blistering technique and refined sense of color that won her the Silver Medal in the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition.

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Join us on Sunday, June 14th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, June 15th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 as our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast brings you two 21st-century works performed for the first time by the Philadelphians, and Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird from early in the 20th century.

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Philadelphia Orchestra principal guest conductor Stéphane Denève will again be on the podium for this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert rebroadcast on January 26th at 1 PM. It's Part 2 of an exploration of the interactions between two bold visionaries who made incalculable contributions to the cultural life of Philadelphia between the two world wars: Leopold Stokowski and Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

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This week, we're taking you back to 2017 to revisit The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Paris Festival. Join us on Sunday, January 6 at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, January 7 at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a program featuring non-French composers who moved to Paris, and decided to stay.

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In the early 20th century, Leopold Stokowski was transforming The Philadelphia Orchestra into a major force in classical music, while roughly 6 miles away in the nearby suburbs, Albert Barnes was amassing his now world-famous art collection. How did they intersect? That's the theme for this week's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast.

This Sunday on WRTI, it's a Philadelphia Orchestra concert from last April at Verizon Hall with Conductor-in-Residence Cristian Măcelaru on the podium. The program begins with Sergei Prokofiev’s sparkling First Symphony, completed the summer before Russian revolutionary upheavals led to his departure from his native country for nearly two decades.

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In June of 1912, Igor Stravinsky premiered the piano version of his daring new work The Rite of Spring, a year before its orchestral unveiling. His piano-playing partner was none other than Claude Debussy. Classical music has never been the same since the public first heard it.

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The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes with a broadcast of a 20th-century masterpiece, Igor Stravinsky’s only full-length opera, The Rake’s Progress.

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