In a new conversation, Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti.
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.
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.
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
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).
Monday, December 29, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew presents a program of music for the new year.
Monday, December 22, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Mary had a baby. The Chicago Children’s Choir merrily sings about this event (and more) on a 1973 Brewster LP recording Andrew shares.
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
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.
Monday, December 8, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
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.
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
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.“
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
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.“
Monday, November 10, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
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.