WFMT: Critical Thinking and Critic's Choice

by WFMT (mdestefano@wfmt.com) · · ·

WFMT's "Critic-at-Large" Andrew Patner presents Critical Thinking, an hour- long weekly program of conversation about the arts, and Critic's Choice, a weekly feature in which Patner shares his observations on arts and culture.

In a program from 2013, Andrew Patner talks with German conductor Christian Thielemann who last month returned to Chicago in his new position as chief conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle [...]

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In a rebroadcast from 2008, Andrew Patner talks with conductor Bernard Haitink about Mahler, Shostakovich, and life.
In a program from 2011, Andrew Patner’s guest is Krzysztof Penderecki, in a conversation recorded when the distinguished Polish composer and conductor was in Chicago leading concerts at the Grand Park Music Festival.
Andrew Patner’s guest is Italian conductor and Rachmaninoff champion Gianandrea Noseda, who made his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut leading the first-ever CSO performances of Rachmaninoff’s 1895 First Symphony.
In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner talks with young American conductor Erik Nielsen, 2009 Winner of a major grant of support from the Chicago-based Solti Foundation U.S. The Iowa-born Nielsen, kapellmeister of the Frankfurt Opera,
In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner’s guest is Michael Morgan, Music Director for 20 seasons of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and longtime Assistant Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti and Daniel Barenboim.
In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner’s guest is conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
In a program from 2008, Andrew Patner is joined by Melrose Park-native composer/conductor Anthony Barrese for conversation with music.
From 2007, Andrew Patner shares the the second of a two-part conversation with music with American-born orchestra and opera conductor Kent Nagano.
From 2007, Andrew Patner shares the first of a two-part conversation with music with American-born orchestra and opera conductor Kent Nagano.
In the second of a two-part program from 2007, Andrew Patner’s guest is multi- faceted conductor-arranger-composer and teacher Cliff Colnot.
In the first of a two-part program from 2007, Andrew Patner’s guest is multi- faceted conductor-arranger-composer and teacher Cliff Colnot.
In a show from 2008, Andrew Patner presents a program of non-American music.
In a program from 2013, Andrew Patner presents a program of releases from Cedille and Bridge records.
In a program from 2012, Andrew Patner presents a program of new recordings of mostly-new music.
In a program from 2013, Andrew presents a collection of music which had been sitting on his kitchen counter.
In a program from 2008, Andrew Patner presents a selection of music for spring.
In a program from 2011, Andrew Patner provides a musical tribute to the late, great Elliott Carter.
In a program from 2011, Andrew Patner presents a program of music and spoken word recordings inspired by a visit to San Francisco — Everything from Gertrude Stein to Wagner’s “Ring” — Or are they the same thing?
In a program from 2011, Andrew Patner presents the second of a series: “Who’s Afraid of Milton Babbitt?,” an exploration of the music and contributions of the American composer, theorist, and teacher.