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…
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, 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…
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.
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.
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.