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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.

Riccardo Muti

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In a new conversation, Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti.

Peter Cole on “The Invention of Influence”

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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.  

Peter Cole (Rebroadcast)

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Poet and translator Peter Cole on Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain. Cole translated, edited and introduced The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain 950-1492 (Princeton University Press).

Music for the New Year (rebroadcast)

Andrew presents a program of music for the new year.

Merry Mary — A 1973 Chicago Children’s Choir Christmas (rebroadcast)

Mary had a baby.  The Chicago Children’s Choir merrily sings about this event (and more) on a 1973 Brewster LP recording Andrew shares.

Lee Sandlin (rebroadcast)

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Chicago author Lee Sandlin died unexpectedly this weekend. In his memory, Andrew rebroadcasts a 2013 conversation with Lee Sandlin about his books Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s Tornado Chasers and Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild.

Thomas Dyja

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Andrew shares a new program of conversation with Thomas Dyja, author of the acclaimed book on mid-20th-century Chicago, The Third Coast, now available in paperback.

Neil Harris (Part 2 of 2)

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Andrew presents the second hour of a new, two-part conversation with University of Chicago historian Neil Harris on his recent book, “Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.“

Neil Harris (Part 1 of 2)

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Andrew presents the first hour of a new  two-part conversation with University of Chicago historian Neil Harris on his recent book, “Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.“

Pierre Boulez (Maestro – rebroadcast)

Andrew shares an exclusive interview from 2009 with the legendary Pierre Boulez, Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, discussing a wide range of modern and contemporary music.  This Wednesday through Sunday the CSO presents subscription concerts and Beyond the Score programs saluting Boulez’s upcoming 90th birthday.