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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: broadcasting music from the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

The first Saturday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on WRTI 90.1 FM. Hosted by Kile Smith, former Curator of the Fleisher Collection, and Jack Moore, Program Director of WRTI.

In Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, we uncover the unknown, rediscover the little-known, and take a fresh look at some of the remarkable treasures housed in the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music in the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Fleisher Collection is the largest lending library of orchestral performance material in the world.

2016

January 2, 2016
George Frederick Bristow
February 6, 2016
John Knowles Paine
March 5, 2016
Discovering Beethoven?
April 2, 2016
American Music’s Debt to Josef Rheinberger
May 7, 2016
Chadwick: American Music on Its Own Two Feet
June 4, 2016
The Greatness of Edward MacDowell
July 2, 2016
Theodore Thomas and America Return the Favor
August 6, 2016
Anton Seidl and New Music in the New World
September 10, 2016
Enrique Granados for Orchestra
October 1, 2016
Setting the Stage with Richard Wagner
November 5, 2016
The Music of Presidents a Century Ago
December 3, 2016
America Defined by Two Composers

2015

January 3, 2015
Diamond 100th Anniversary
February 7, 2015
1915: Waldteufel, Taneyev
March 7, 2015
1915: Karl Goldmark
April 4, 2015
Paul Dukas, 150th Anniversary
May 2, 2015
1915: Richard Strauss, An Alpine Symphony
June 6, 2015
Jacques Ibert 125th Anniversary
July 4, 2015
The Fleisher Collection’s New Curator
August 1, 2015
Randall Thompson
September 5, 2015
Virgil Thomson
October 3, 2015
Walter Piston
November 14, 2015
Aaron Copland’s Birthday
December 5, 2015
Samuel Barber

2014

January 4, 2014
1914: John Alden Carpenter, Ralph Vaughan Williams
February 1, 2014
Huizar, Rolón, Roldán
March 1, 2014
Ignaz Brüll
April 5, 2014
Shakespeare’s 450th
May 3, 2014
Leó Weiner
June 7, 2014
Opening and Closing Centuries: Prokofiev, Reger
July 5, 2014
Holidays: Ives and Copland
August 2, 2014
Symphony Club Philadelphia Premieres: Suk, Novák
September 6, 2014
Philadelphia Premieres: Four Composers, Three Countries
October 4, 2014
Bach: Old and New
November 1, 2014
The Taste of Bach
December 6, 2014
Bach Secular and Sacred

2013

January 5, 2013
Charles Tomlinson Griffes
February 2, 2013
Percy Grainger
March 9, 2013
Frederick Delius
April 6, 2013
Edvard Grieg
May 4, 2013
Sergei Prokofiev
June 1, 2013
Joseph Haydn
July 6, 2013
Balfour Gardiner, Roger Quilter, and Cyril Scott
August 3, 2013
Alberto Ginastera, Alban Berg, and Sergei Prokofiev
September 7, 2013
1813: Wagner, Vanhal, Beethoven
October 5, 2013
1913: Popper, Butterworth, Britten, Lutoslawski
November 2, 2013
Shakespeare: Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Elgar
December 7, 2013
Shakespeare: Verdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Edward German

2012

January 7, 2012
Béla Bartók
February 4, 2012
Igor Stravinsky
March 10, 2012
Howard Hanson
April 7, 2012
Zoltán Kodály
May 5, 2012
Paul Hindemith
June 2, 2012
Ralph Vaughan Williams
July 7, 2012
John Philip Sousa
August 4, 2012
Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel
September 1, 2012
Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach
October 13, 2012
Karol Szymanowski
November 3, 2012
William Grant Still

2011

January 8, 2011
Igor Stravinsky, David Finko, Louis Gruenberg
February 12, 2011
Aaron Copland, Charles-Marie Widor
March 5, 2011
Ferruccio Busoni
April 2, 2011
Richard Wagner, Robert Volkmann
May 5 2011
Ferdinand David, Ignaz Moscheles, Felix Mendelssohn
June 4, 2011
Friedrich Gernsheim, Engelbert Humperdinck
July 2, 2011
Claude Debussy
August 6, 2011
Ignaz Pleyel, Dmitri Shostakovich
September 3, 2011
Guillermo Uribe Holguín, Theodoro Valcárcel Caballero, Manuel Gómez Carrillo, Francisco Mignone
October 1, 2011
Aleksandr Scriabin
November 5, 2011
Lili Boulanger, Vivian Fine, Florence Price
December 3, 2011
Jean Sibelius

2010

January 2, 2010
Alexander Glazunov
February 6, 2010
Edward Elgar, Dorothy Howell, Edward MacDowell
March 6, 2010
Elinor Remick Warren
April 3, 2010
Hugo Alfvén
May 1, 2010
Edward MacDowell, Curt Cacioppo, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate
June 5, 2010
Paul Kletzki, Johannes Brahms
July 3, 2010
Ferde Grofé
August 14, 2010
Henry Cowell, interview with Gary Galván
September 4, 2010
Louis Spohr, Henri Vieuxtemps, interview with Misha Keylin
October 2, 2010
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
November 6, 2010
Xaver Scharwenka
December 4, 2010
Paul Juon

2009

January 3, 2009
Julián Aguirre, Jenö Hubay
February 14, 2009
William Grant Still, William Dawson
March 7, 2009
Ferdinand Hiller, Max Bruch
April 4, 2009
Albert Hurwit, Felix Draeseke
May 16, 2009
John Davison, Joel Mandelbaum, Aleksandr Grechaninov
June 6, 2009
Josef Holbrooke, Ralph Vaughan Williams
July 4, 2009
Anton Rubinstein
August 1, 2009
Camille Saint-Saëns, Paul Jeanjean
September 5, 2009
Romeo Cascarino, Maurice Wright
October 3, 2009
Victor Herbert, George Chadwick
November 7, 2009
Salomon Jadassohn, Gloria Coates
December 5, 2009
Ignaz Brüll, Walter Burle Marx

2008

January 5, 2008
Irving Schlein
February 9, 2008
John Knowles Paine
March 1, 2008
Carl Ruggles
April 5, 2008
Louis Spohr
May 3, 2008
Horatio Parker
June 14, 2008
Carlos López Buchardo, Silvestre Revueltas, Alejandro García Caturla, Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, interview with Gary Galván
July 5, 2008
Alan Hovhaness, Benjamin Godard, David Heuser
August 2, 2008
Harry Hewitt, Zygmunt Stojowski
September 6, 2008
Miklós Rózsa, Robert Russell Bennett
October 4, 2008
Ma Szû-tsung, Josef Suk
November 1, 2008
Josef Suk
December 6, 2008
Tibor Serly, David Heuser

2007

January 6, 2007
W.A. Mozart, Engelbert Humperdinck, Nicolai Berezowsky, J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Michael Bach, Michael Praetorius, Ottorino Respighi
February 3, 2007
Franz Strauss, Nicolai Lopatnikoff
March 3, 2007
Harold Davidson, Gerald Strang, William Russell, John J. Becker, Johanna Beyer, John Cage, interview with Christopher Shultis
April 7, 2007
Joel Suben, Alan Hovhaness
May 5, 2007
Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Louis Moreau Gottschalk
June 2, 2007
Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, Louis Gesensway
July 7, 2007
Florencio Asenjo, George Frederick Bristow
August 4, 2007
David Raksin, Nancy Van de Vate
September 1, 2007
Johann Strauss Jr., Victor Herbert, Stephen Cohn
October 20, 2007
Amy Beach
November 3, 2007
Joaquín Rodrigo
December 1, 2007
Gene Gutchë

2006

January 7, 2006
Ilja Hurník
February 4, 2006
Vladimir Ptushkin, interview with conductor Gavriel Heine
March 4, 2006
Jerzy Gablenz, interview with Thomas and George Gablenz
April 1, 2006
Lili Boulanger, Vivian Fine, Florence Price
May 6, 2006
Thomas Schnauber, Anton Rubinstein, interview with Jason Love
June 3, 2006
Josef Reicha, Eugen D’Albert, interview with Jeffrey Solow
July 1, 2006
Charles Ives
August 5, 2006
Carlo Gesualdo, Kile Smith
September 2, 2006
Miklós Rózsa, Robert Russell Bennett
October 7, 2006
Pablo Sarasate, Sir John Blackwood McEwen, Rachel Barton Pine / Alasdair Fraser, interview with Rachel Barton Pine
November 4, 2006
Tibor Serly, Geoffrey Peterson, interview with Geoffrey Peterson
December 2, 2006
Louis Gesensway, Jules Massenet

2005

January 8, 2005
Karl Stamitz, Clermont Pépin, interview with Clermont Pépin
February 19, 2005
Amy Beach, Ernst Bacon, interview with Ellen Bacon
March 5, 2005
John Powell, interview with Rolf Charlston
April 2, 2005
Maurice Wright, François-Joseph Gossec, interview with Maurice Wright
May 7, 2005
Eugen d’Albert, Gösta Nystroem, interview with Nystroem daughter Mona Batt
June 4, 2005
Harold Boatrite, Antonio Rosetti, interview with Boatrite and harpsichordist Temple Painter
July 2, 2005
Jeremy Beck, George Chadwick, interview with Jeremy Beck
August 6, 2005
Mily Balakirev, César Cui, interview with pianist Joseph Banowetz
September 3, 2005
Josef Geringer, Jerzy Gablenz, interview with Geringer daughter Lilly Drukker
October 8, 2005
Harry Hewitt, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Meyer Kupferman
November 5, 2005
Aaron Copland, David Dzubay, Emma Lou Diemer, interview with David Dzubay
December 3, 2005
Gardner Read, Ann Wyeth McCoy

2004

January 3, 2004
Joseph Achron, Emma Lou Diemer, interview with Emma Lou Diemer
February 7, 2004
Arthur Foote, Karl Boelter, Lou Harrison
March 6, 2004
Clara Schumann, Hans Huber
April 10, 2004
John Biggs, George Lloyd
May 1, 2004
Marcel Farago, interview with Marcel Farago and conductor Rossen Milanov
June 5, 2004
Jacobo Ficher, Henry Hadley, interview with Jacobo Ficher son Miguel Ficher
July 3, 2004
Florencio Asenjo, Franz Lachner, interview with Florencio Asenjo
August 7, 2004
William Henry Fry, Dean Rishel, interview with Dean Rishel
September 4, 2004
Dudley Buck, Raoul Pleskow, Adolph Weiss, interview with Raoul Pleskow and saxophonist Marshall Taylor
October 16, 2004
Frederick Shepherd Converse, Lee Hoiby, interview with Lee Hoiby and Free Library Director Elliot Shelkrot
November 6, 2004
Stephen Dodgson, interview with Stephen Dodgson and flutist Robert Stallman
December 4, 2004
Ignaz Moscheles, Joseph Kasinskas, Frank James Staneck, interview with Joseph Kasinskas, violinist Bridget Kasinskas, Frank James Staneck, and conductor Philip Travaline

2003

January 4, 2003
Louis Spohr, Peter Zagar
February 1, 2003
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Ernst Bacon, Fridrich Bruk
March 1, 2003
Ferruccio Busoni, Gene Gutchë
April 5, 2003
Emanuel Leplin
May 3, 2003
Arne Running, David Finko, interview with Arne Running, David Finko, and conductor James Freeman
June 7, 2003
Victor Herbert, George Szell
July 5, 2003
Louis Gruenberg, Harl McDonald
August 2, 2003
Romeo Cascarino, George Chadwick
September 6, 2003
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Wolfgang Mozart, interview with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and conductor Donald Spieth
October 4, 2003
Clifford Vaughan, Henry F. Gilbert
November 1, 2003
George Frederick McKay, Henry Vieuxtemps
December 6, 2003
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Henry Fry, interview with violinist Rachel Barton Pine

2002

September 7, 2002
William Henry Fry, Lou Harrison, Jules Massenet
October 5, 2002
Aaron Avshalomov, Jacob Avshalomov, Burnet Tuthill, interview with conductor JoAnn Falletta, clarinetist Robert Alemany
November 2, 2002
Horatio Parker, George Chadwick, John Biggs
December 7, 2002
Joachim Raff, Clermont Pèpin, Lee Hoiby