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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Nicholas Phillips: New Music for Solo Piano

Andrew shares some of the commissioned pieces from U.S. composers on “American Vernacular: new music for solo piano,” the latest recording from Midwest pianist Nicholas Phillips.

(And an additional teaser, too, from Chicago composer Bernard Rands, who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday.)

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Lincoln Reconsidered Part 1 of 13 (Rebroadcast)

The first of our series of Lincoln Reconsidered programs with guest George Anastaplo (Lincoln scholar, philosopher, and professor of law, Loyola University of Chicago), who passed away earlier this month at the age of 88.

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Odyssey Poetry

Andrew reads poetry relating to Homer’s Odyssey from a recent issue of Poetry Magazine.

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Cristian Macelaru

Andrew talks with young Romanian-born American conductor Cristian Macelaru, associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Macelaru leads this coming week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts: works of Stravinsky, Ravel, and Debussy curated by Pierre Boulez.

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James Thurber – Fables for the New Year (Rebroadcast)

Andrew brings you more from James Thurber’s “Fables for Our Time.”

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Riccardo Muti (February 2014 – Part 2 of 2)

Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti in the conclusion of a new, two-part conversation.

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Endless Summer

Andrew reviews Lyric Opera of Chicago’s staging of Rossini’s Barber of Seville, comment’s on the extension of Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Riccardo Muti’s contract, and more.

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Riccardo Muti (February 2014 – Part 1 of 2)

Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti in the first of a new, two-part conversation.

 

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Remembering Sobol and Seeger

Andrew comments on the lives of Deborah Sobol and Pete Seeger.

 

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Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 2 of 2

Andrew presents the second and concluding part of “Black Sabbath,” a survey of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.  Tonight including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, The Temptations, and Johnny Mathis.

 

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