The radio premiere of an Andrew Patner interview with Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud on the topic of Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera The Passenger, which makes its Lyric Opera debut tomorrow night, February 24th, a live broadcast you’ll hear on WFMT and wfmt.com at 7:15pm (CST). The Passenger runs through March 15th at the Civic more…
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In a segment first heard on January 19, 2011, Andrew reads a letter Groucho Marx wrote to Warner Brothers.
Monday, February 16, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
A forward from WFMT’s Matt DeStefano: Two weeks ago, on Critical Thinking with Andrew Patner, we heard the latest in his series of consistently inquisitive, intellectually stimulating, enlightening conversations with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti. The next morning, we woke up to the shocking and sad news that our Andrew, our colleague, WFMT’s more…
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
We remember our dear friend and colleague Andrew Patner with his reading from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time, first heard on November 30, 2010.
Monday, January 26, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew shares some upbeat American jazz records from the dark days of the Second World War in early 1944.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew recommends the film Selma, the chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign for equal voting rights via a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Monday, January 19, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In a new conversation, Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti.
Monday, January 12, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with poet, translator, and critic Peter Cole about his new book, The Invention of Influence, inspired by the life of Victor Tausk, a maverick and tragic early disciple of Sigmund Freud.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In the second of a two-part Critic’s Choice, Andrew reviews some of 2014’s Chicago classical music highlights.