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This Week with Yannick on WRTI 90.1: Episode 3, Music that Celebrates Spirituality

Join us on Sunday, July 26th at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 3 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The series offers listeners an intimate radio experience through music and storytelling. Each episode centers around a singular theme, from love and friendship to spirituality and hope, and explores the myriad ways that the deepest connections in our lives can be expressed through music.  More about the series.

Episode 3:

Through the ages, music has been associated with faith, with liturgy, and with ceremonies of various religions. Many timeless pieces have been inspired and written for religious purposes and spaces. But for Yannick, the spirituality inherent in this music goes beyond religion and acts as a bridge, bringing all of humanity together regardless of belief or affiliation.

This week, Yannick explores music that celebrates spirituality and its power to nourish and connect. Featuring composers ranging from Poulenc to Verdi to Bach, we learn how this music reflects the depth of the biggest questions we face, and how it enriches us as we seek the answers.


Poulenc: Stabat mater, I. Stabat mater dolorosa, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8, II. Scherzo, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Verdi: Otello, “Ave Maria,” Leontyne Price, from her album Verdi Heroines
Bach: Mass in B minor, Crucifixus-Et Resurrexit, Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo
Mahler: Symphony No. 3, Finale, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra (excerpt)

You can hear the show for up to two weeks after the initial broadcast on WRTI's Two-Week Music Archive. Just click here!

"This Week with Yannick" airs Sundays from 12 noon to 1 PM, July 12th to August 30th on WRTI 90.1, and is presented by WQXR, New York City's classical music station and WRTI. The series is produced by Merrin Lazyan, producer of the critically acclaimed podcast Aria Code.