Russian Music

Marie Staggat

It’s the kind of program The Philadelphia Orchestra is famous for: an all-Russian program, with Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff.  The concert, broadcast on Sunday, July 7th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and streamed at, will be repeated on Monday, July 8th at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2.

Nicolas Bets

In 1921, Sergei Prokofiev himself described his 3rd Piano Concerto as 'devilishly difficult' as he prepared to play the premiere in Chicago. One hundred years later, it's among the most popular works in the genre, with ideas that are ever relevant. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more.