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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.

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.

Bob Riesman (Author) on Big Bill Broonzy – Part 3 (Rebroadcast)

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Andrew Patner talks with Bob Riesman, author of the book “I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy,” in the last of a 2013 series on the legendary Chicago blues and folk musician.

Bob Riesman (Author) on Big Bill Broonzy – Part 2 (Rebroadcast)

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Andrew Patner talks with Bob Riesman, author of the book “I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy,” in the second of a 2013 series on the legendary Chicago blues and folk musician.

Bob Riesman (Author) on Big Bill Broonzy – Part 1 (Rebroadcast)

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Andrew Patner talks with Bob Riesman, author of the book “I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy,” in the first of a 2013 series on the legendary Chicago blues and folk musician.

Andreas Mitisek – Chicago Opera Theater General Director (rebroadcast)

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From February 2013, Andrew Patner talks with Andreas Mitisek, the general director of Chicago Opera Theater.

eighth blackbird’s Grammy Wins (rebroadcast)

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In a program from February 2013, Andrew Patner features eighth blackbird’s Cedille Records recording “meanwhile” which won both Grammy Awards for which it was nominated — Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and Best Contemporary Composition for Stephen Hartke’s title work.

Tokyo, Japan – 2009 CSO Tour (Guest: Li-Kuo Chang)

Critical Thinking’s first-ever On The Road Edition! Following the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the entirety of their 2009 Far East Asia Tour, Andrew and Matt file their first full-length program from Tokyo, Japan.

Jennifer Homans – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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The second of a two-part interview from November of 2011 with Andrew Patner and dance critic and historian Jennifer Homans discussing her highly-acclaimed book Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (Random House).

Jennifer Homans – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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The first of a two-part interview from November of 2011 with Andrew Patner and dance critic and historian Jennifer Homans discussing her highly-acclaimed book Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (Random House).