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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Jace Clayton: The Julius Eastman Memory Depot (Rebroadcast)


Jace Clayton: The Julius Eastman Memory Depot

In a program that first aired March 3, 2013, Andrew Patner presents a New Amsterdam Records CD release of Jace Clayton’s (a.k.a. DJ Rupture) explorations of works by the late, gay African-American composer Julius Eastman.


Piano Music of Boris Papandopulo (Rebroadcast)

1987 portrait by Paul Struck, courtesy Mrs. Zdenka Papandopulo

In a program that first aired November 21, 2011, Andrew Patner features music  recorded by Wisconsin-based pianist Nicholas Phillips of Croatian composer Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991).

Susanna Malkki (rebroadcast)

In a program that first aired October 21, 2003, Andrew Patner’s guest is Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, who was in town for her highly-praised concert week with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with a program of Sibelius, Thomas Adès, Stravinsky, and Debussy.  Ms. Malkki made her New York Philharmonic conducting debut last month.

Giacinto Scelsi (rebroadcast)

In a program that first aired July 23, 2007, Andrew Patner presents a program of music by the pioneering and independent 20th century Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, 1905-1988.

Some World War II Instrumental Jazz (rebroadcast)

In a program that first aired January 26, 2015, Andrew shares some upbeat American jazz records from the dark days of the Second World War in early 1944.

Esa-Pekka Salonen (rebroadcast)

In a program that first aired February 25, 2013, Andrew Patner talks with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who was in town to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  The Salonen-curated French Reveries & Passions Festival features the CSO and runs through May 24.


Andrew Patner: A Celebration

This past March 18th family, friends, and colleagues gathered in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center to celebrate the life of critic, author, and radio presenter, Andrew Patner. Listen to a podcast* of the Celebration which includes remarks, sound collages, performances, and more.


Rabbi Andy Bachman

Andrew in China (Part I)

Josh Patner

Kenny Blum

Live Performance

Bethany Pickens, solo piano

Critical Thinking Sound Collage

Steve Robinson, WFMT Station Manager, & Hannah Edgar

David Polk, WFMT Program Director

Live Performance

MOZART from Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423, Adagio

Rong-Yan Tang Violin, Max Raimi Viola

Andrew in China (Part II)

Fred Eychaner

Lori Cannon

Seth Patner

Laura Washington

Live Performance

J.S. BACH from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major BWV 564

CSO Brass: Christopher Martin Trumpet; Tage Larsen Trumpet; David Griffin Horn; Michael Mulcahy Trombone; Gene Pokorny Tuba

Andrew on “This is why we do what we do.”

Laura Emerick

Marc Geelhoed

Live Performance

BRAHMS from Sextet for Strings in G Major, Op. 36, Poco adagio

CSO Musicians: Robert Chen Violin; Stephanie Jeong Violin; Lawrence Neuman Viola; Carol Cook Viola; Brant Taylor Cello; Katinka Kleijn Cello

Andrew on Criticism vs. Reviewing

Alex Ross

Leif Ove Andsnes on Andrew

Daniel Barenboim on Andrew

Riccardo Muti on Andrew

“Soave sia il vento” from Mozart’s Così fan tutte [Vienna Philharmonic, Riccardo Muti (conductor), Barbara Frittoli (soprano), Angelika Kirschlager (mezzo-soprano), Alessandro Corbelli (baritone)]

Andrew in China (Part III)

Live Performance

Willie Pickens, solo piano

Richard Shepro

Anthony Freud

Live Performance

Aaron Copland, “At the River” (arrangement)

Will Liverman, baritone; Craig Terry, piano

Tom Bachtell

Rabbi Bachman, Kaddish

Postlude:“Float On,” The Floaters

*Note that portions of the Celebration which will be broadcast on May 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm do not appear in the podcast.

Robert Falls – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

In a program that first aired April 30, 2007, Andrew Patner’s guest is Robert Falls, marking his then-20th anniversary as artistic director of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, in the second of a lively two-part conversation.

Robert Falls – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

In a program that first aired April 30, 2007, Andrew Patner’s guest is Robert Falls, marking his then-20th anniversary as artistic director of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, in the first of a lively two-part conversation.

A Conversation with Alex Ross (Rebroadcast from 2010)

In a program first aired November 15, 2010, Andrew’s guest is New Yorker music critic, award-winning and best-selling author of The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, MacArthur Fellow, and music weblog pioneer with, Mr. Alex Ross, discussing his then-new book of essays and profiles, Listen To This.

From bass lines to Björk, Marian Anderson to Radiohead, Bob Dylan to Brahms, Alex brings together topics from his acclaimed New Yorker pieces, mixes in a new essay and lots of great notes and references, and places them elegantly between two hard covers.