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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.

Donald Nally, conductor (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner is joined by then-chorus master of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Donald Nally, discussing and playing recordings of Nally’s Philadelphia-based contemporary choral group, The Crossing.

David Robertson, conductor (rebroadcast)

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In a program from July of 2012, Andrew Patner speaks with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra music director and Sydney Symphony Orchestra chief conductor, David Robertson.

Emanuel Ax, pianist (rebroadcast)

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In a program from May of 2012, Andrew Patner talks with renowned pianist Emanuel Ax about his curation of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Keys to the City Piano Festival.

Walter Massey – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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In the conclusion of a two-part conversation with music from May of 2014, Andrew talks with physicist and educator Walter E. Massey, president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Walter Massey has led many and varied major institutions, including Argonne National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and his alma mater, Morehouse College more…

Walter Massey – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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In the first of a two-part conversation with music from May of 2014, Andrew talks with physicist and educator Walter E. Massey, president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Walter Massey has led many and varied major institutions, including Argonne National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and his alma mater, Morehouse College more…

Yefim Bronfman, pianist (rebroadcast)

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In a program from November of 2008, Andrew Patner speaks with Tashkent-born pianist Yefim Bronfman about his career.

Bernard Haitink, conductor (rebroadcast)

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In a program from January of 2014, Andrew Patner talks with Bernard Haitink about his 60th anniversary year as a conductor of leading international orchestras.

Riccardo Muti (rebroadcast)

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In a program from September of 2014, Andrew Patner talks with CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti about Prokoviev’s Romeo and Juliet suite, and a European tour with the Orchestra.

David Greilsammer’s Baroque Conversations (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2012, Andrew shares a solo recording by young Israeli pianist David Greilsammer that combines Baroque works with contemporary pieces by Feldman, Lachenmann, and commissions from young Israelis Matan Porat and Nimrod Sahar.

Fanny Howe, Poet (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2009, Andrew talks with poet and essayist Fanny Howe, recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from The Poetry Foundation, publishers of Poetry magazine.