Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 1...03/31/15
In a part one of a two-part program that first aired on WFMT December 30, 2013, Andrew Patner presents Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations, a remarkable collection of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish...
Sheldon Harnick – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast) (Critical...
The second of Andrew Patner’s two-part conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who was in town for an encore production of his “Fiorello!” at the TimeLine Theatre Company on Chicago’s north side. The program first aired on...
Wrapping Up Andrew Patner’s “Critic’s Choice” (Critic's...
The life ofAndrew Patner, WFMTcritic-at-large andSun-Timescontributing classical musiccritic,will be celebrated Wednesdsay, March 18at 7:00pm inOrchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. In...
Maestro Riccardo Muti on Andrew Patner (Critical Thinking)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti enjoyed a close friendship with WFMT’s late Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner. WFMT Program Director David Polk recorded a conversation with Maestro Muti about Andrew in anticipation of a public...
James Thurber #2 (Rebroadcast) (Critic's Choice)
In a segment first heard December 8, 2010, Andrew Patner reads selectionsfromJames Thurber'sFables for our Time [...]
Sheldon Harnick – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast) (Critical...
The firstof Andrew Patner’s two-part conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who was in town for an encore production of his “Fiorello!” at the TimeLine Theatre Company on Chicago’s north side. The program first aired on...
What Is Criticism – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast) (Critic's...
This Critic's Choice segment was first aired December 4, 2013, and makes reference to the following post onAndrew'sView From Here weblog from December 1, 2013: My first 2013-2014 Lyric Opera of Chicago Sun-Times review received an interesting reply...
Music of Terry Callier (Rebroadcast) (The View from Here)
First aired on 10/29/2012, Andrew Patner presents recordings of Chicago-born singer/songwriter Terry Callier, who died in 2012 at the age of 67. (Includes a forward from WFMT program director David Polk) [...]
The Passenger (Critical Thinking)
The radio premiere of an Andrew Patner interview with Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud on the topic of Mieczysław Weinberg’sopera The Passenger,which makes its Lyric Opera debut tomorrow night, February 24th, a live broadcast...
Groucho (rebroadcast) (Critic's Choice)
In a segment first heard on January 19, 2011, Andrew reads a letter Groucho Marx wrote to Warner Brothers [...]
Lincoln and Music (Rebroadcast) (Critical Thinking)
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...
James Thurber #1 (rebroadcast) (Critic's Choice)
We remember our dear friend and colleague Andrew Patner with his reading from James Thurber'sFables for Our Time, first heard on November 30, [...]
Some World War II Instrumental Jazz (The View from Here)
Andrew samples a collection of World War II – era instrumental jazz [...]
Selma (Critic's Choice)
Andrew recommends the filmSelma,the chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign for equal voting rights via a 1965march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama [...]
Riccardo Muti (Critical Thinking)
In a new conversation, Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony OrchestraMusic Director Riccardo Muti [...]
Peter Cole on “The Invention of Influence” (Critical...
Andrew talks with poet, translator, and critic Peter Cole about his new book, The Invention of Influence, inspired by the life ofVictor Tausk, a maverick and tragic early disciple of Sigmund Freud.   [...]
Round Up (Part 2 of 2) (Critic's Choice)
In the secondof a two-part Critic's Choice, Andrew reviewssome of 2014'sChicago classical music highlights [...]
Peter Cole (Rebroadcast) (Critical Thinking)
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) [...]
Round Up (Part 1 of 2) (Critic's Choice)
In the first of a two-part Critic's Choice, Andrew reviewssome of 2014'sChicago classical music highlights [...]
Music for the New Year (rebroadcast) (Critical Thinking)
Andrew presents a program of music for the new year [...]
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