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Must-Have Mozart Monday! A Must-Hear Birthday Celebration on WRTI

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 264th birthday is Monday, January 27th, and of course we have something special planned. WRTI’s classical hosts will share their most beloved Mozart recordings with listeners. Each hour, between 6 AM and 6 PM, Gregg Whiteside, Bliss Michelson, and Kevin Gordon will share one “must-have” recording and tell you why it’s become a cherished, personal favorite.

Our special selections include ones from master Mozart interpreter pianist Mitsuko Uchida, our very own Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra in a recent WRTI exclusive recording, as well as historic recordings from the Columbia Symphony Orchestra with Bruno Walter and the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Karl Böhm.

Tune in to Gregg, Bliss, and Kevin throughout the day to discover why these must-haves made the list!

For an extra Mozartian flourish at 12:10 PM, Debra Lew Harder hosts a performance—recorded live in the WRTI Performance Studio—by acclaimed pianist Sara Davis Buechner ahead of her faculty recital at Temple University on January 31st. Listen on air or watch the performance on WRTI's Facebook page.