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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for July, 2014

Groucho #1 (Rebroadcast)

Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.

Jeremy Denk (Rebroadcast)

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Andrew’s guest is pianist and writer Jeremy Denk, who was in town for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Keys to the City Piano Festival.  Jeremy’s new album Ligeti/Beethoven is out now on the Nonesuch label.

Where Does Greatness Come From? (Rebroadcast)

Andrew shares an article written by Gerald Stein from last year regarding greatness and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Bob Riesman (Author) on Big Bill Broonzy – Part 3 (Rebroadcast)

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Andrew continues with the conclusion of his conversation with Bob Riesman, author of the recent book “I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy,” on the legendary Chicago blues and folk musician.  

Remembering Roger Ebert (Rebroadcast)

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With the acclaimed Steve James documentary on the late Roger Ebert, Life Itself, now in theaters, Andrew rebroadcasts his commentary from Roger’s death in April of last year.

Bob Riesman (Author) on Big Bill Broonzy – Part 2 (Rebroadcast)

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Andrew talks with Bob Riesman, author of the recent book “I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy,” in the second of a series on the legendary Chicago blues and folk musician.    

Piano Music of Boris Papandopulo (Rebroadcast)

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Tonight on Critical Thinking with Andrew Patner, we feature music recently recorded by Wisconsin-based pianist Nicholas Phillips of Croatian composer Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991).