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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Critical Thinking

Mondays at 10:00 pm
WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner presents an hour-long weekly program of conversation about the arts each Monday night at 10:00 pm.

Music for Spring (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2008, Andrew Patner presents a selection of music for spring.

Tribute to Elliott Carter (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2011, Andrew Patner provides a musical tribute to the late, great Elliott Carter.

San Francisco Treat (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2011, Andrew Patner presents a program of music and spoken word recordings inspired by a visit to San Francisco — Everything from Gertrude Stein to Wagner’s “Ring” — Or are they the same thing?

Who’s Afraid of Milton Babbitt? – Part 2 (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2011,  Andrew Patner presents the second of a series: “Who’s Afraid of Milton Babbitt?,” an exploration of the music and contributions of the American composer, theorist, and teacher.  

Modern and Contemporary Composers (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2010, Andrew Patner features music of modern and contemporary composers Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Richard Wernick, and David Rakowski from recent recordings by Augustin Hadelich, the Juilliard String Quartet, and Chicago pianist Amy Briggs.

Lesser-Knowns (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2010, Andrew Patner features recordings by lesser-known composers (Hans Gál and Roger Boutry), a lesser-heard instrument (the bassoon) and a little Chopin to round it out.

Chinary Ung and George Crumb (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner features recordings of works by American composers Chinary Ung and George Crumb from Bridge Records.

Mostly French Recordings and some surprises from 7-11 (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner presents a program of mostly French recordings from Harmonia Mundi. He also shares some music he found at the local convenience store…

Some World War II Instrumental Jazz (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2015, Andrew shares some upbeat American jazz records from the dark days of the Second World War in early 1944.

Giacinto Scelsi (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2007, Andrew Patner presents music by the pioneering and independent 20th century Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, 1905-1988.