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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for March, 2014

Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 1 of 2 (Rebroadcast)

Andrew presents Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations,  a remarkable collection of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.

A New Conversation with Maestro Riccardo Muti

Andrew presents a new conversation with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti.

Adieu, Mortier

Andrew reflects on the late opera impresario and Salzburg Festival intendant Gerard Mortier.

Nicholas Phillips: New Music for Solo Piano, Part 2

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Andrew shares a second helping of commissioned pieces from U.S. composers on “American Vernacular: new music for solo piano,” the latest recording from Midwest pianist Nicholas Phillips. (And another additional teaser, too, from Chicago composer Bernard Rands, who celebrated his 80th birthday last week.)

There Is Opera in Chicago

There’s opera in Chicago, and Andrew tells you about it in this week’s Critic’s Choice.

Nicholas Phillips: New Music for Solo Piano

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Andrew shares some of the commissioned pieces from U.S. composers on “American Vernacular: new music for solo piano,” the latest recording from Midwest pianist Nicholas Phillips. (And an additional teaser, too, from Chicago composer Bernard Rands, who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday.)