August 14 - August 20

Aug 11, 2014

Here are MTPR program highlights for August 14, 2014

THURSDAY- August 14, 2014

9:05 a.m.    Morning Classics – D’Indy: works for piano, Helvetia and Contes de fees, Op. 86; Ravel: Sonatine for wind quintet; Saint-Saens: Triptyque, Op. 136; Farrenc: Piano Trio #1 in Eb major, Op. 33; Frank: Psyche

1:06 p.m   Is Death Final? – This Intelligence Squared debate asks if the prospect of an existence after death is “real” and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality?

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

4:00 p.m.    The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – a show for children of all ages

7:30 p.m.  The Write Question –Malcolm Brooks, author of the epic novel ‘Painted Horses’

FRIDAY – August 15, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Divertimento #1 for 2 guitars; Reger: Variations & Fugue on a Theme by JS Bach, Op 81, for piano; Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb major; Pleyel: String Quartet in G major, BEN 332; Schubert: “Tragic” Symphony #4 in C minor

SATURDAY- August 16, 2014

11:00 a.m.  LA Opera – “Thais” by Jules Massenet

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab  – “60 Words”  – Examining one sentence, written in the hours after September 11, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history

SUNDAY- August 17, 2014

8:00 a.m.  Center Stage from Wolf Trap – music of Benjamin Britten and Carl Vine

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center – The MTPR weekly arts interview: The Crown of The Continent Guitar Festival.  

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys

11:30 a.m.  Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me - The “oddly informative” NPR news quiz show – with Peter Sagal

12:25 p.m.   Field Notes – “Squirrrel’s Behavior”

4:00 p.m.  TED Radio Hour - A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create

7:00 p.m.  Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Riccardo Muti conducts Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet; Hindemith’s Violin Concerto, Robert Chen violin; Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major; Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

MONDAY- August 18, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Haydn: Trio in A major for baryton, viola, & cello; Brahms: Piano Quartet #1 in G minor, Op. 25; Beethoven: “Waldstein” Piano Sonata #21 in C major, Op. 53; Mozart: “Jupiter” Symphony #41 in C major, K. 551
1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio  

7:30 p.m.    Indigenous Expressions - Angelique Kidjo, Billy Jo Shaver and George Leach among others, with host David Sam

TUESDAY – August 19, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Cimarosa: 5 Piano Sonatas – in C major, G major, C major, A major and Bb major; Paganini: Centone di Sonate, #2 and #4, also Moses Variations; Guerrieri: 3 Sonatas, Op.1; Berlioz: Harold en Italie

11:00 am    Freeforms with Michael Marsolek

1:00 p.m.  Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight with John Floridis – Musician’s Spotlight with John Floridis – John Butler – On the heels of the release of his most recent recording "Flesh and Blood", Butler updates the state of his "garden": a metaphor for his life in which he balances family, friends, his responsibilities as a business owner and his passion for his own art

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West – James Davenport reflects on the pros and cons of not ‘getting” pop-culture references, paired with a passage by John Steinbeck

WEDNESDAY- August 20, 2014

9:00  a.m.  Morning Classics – Mozart: Prelude & Fugue, K. 404a; Dvorak: String Quartet #9 in D minor, Op. 34; Bach: Prelude, Fugue & Allegro, BWV 998, also Ich ruf su dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 629; Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite #1 in D minor, Op. 34

1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company

1:25 p.m.   Making Contact special – Fighting Goliath (part 1) - The Canadian Tar Sands is the largest industrial project on earth. And the potential environmental consequences have brought together citizens from across borders.
8:30 p.m.  What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now