August 22 - August 28, 2013
Here are MTPR program highlights for August 22– August 28, 2013.
THURSDAY- August 22, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics
Carmelo Nicotra: Absinthium, guitar quartet; Giovanni Sollima: Bestiario di Leonardo guitar quartet; Ghedini: Puerilia for piano; Vivaldi: 2 Bassoon Concerti, RV485 in F major and RV 502 in Bb major; Boccherini: Quintet in D major - "Fandango"; Rossini: Two Sting Sonatas: #2 in A mjor and #4 in Bb major
1:05 p.m Documentary Special
7:30 p.m. The Write Question – Mark Trahant, author of “The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars”
FRIDAY – August 23, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Linda Talbott
Bach: Cello Suite #4 in Eb major, BWV 1010; Martinon: Duo: musique en forme de sonate, Op. 47; Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre for piano; Liszt: Dante Symphony
SATURDAY- August 24, 2013
11:00 a.m. Los Angeles Opera - Tosca in Italian
4:00 p.m. Radiolab - “Patient Zero” – The story of perhaps the most iconic Patient Zero of all time: Typhoid Mary. Then, a molecular detective story to pinpoint the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.
6:00 p.m. The Plant Detective – “Oat”
6:02 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor - a rebroadcast from the 2010 Minnesota State Fair, featuring Sara Watkins, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele and The Cactus Blossoms.
SUNDAY- August 25, 2013
8:00 a.m. Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – J.S. Bach: Piano Concerto No. 7 in G Minor; Béla Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor
11:10 a.m. Front Row Center –
11:20 a.m. The Food Guys - “Peaches”
11:30 a.m. Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me
The “oddly informative” NPR news quiz show – with Peter Sagal and Carl Kassell
12:25 p.m. Field Notes – " Wilson’s Phalarope" – a program of the Montana Natural History Center
4:00 p.m. TED Radio Hour - "Making Mistakes" - We try so hard to be perfect, to never make mistakes and to avoid failure at all costs. But mistakes happen -- and when they do -- how do we deal with being wrong?
7:00 p.m. L.A. Philharmonic - Charles Dutoit conducts music of Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Strauss
MONDAY- August 26, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with William Marcus
Schubert: Introduction & Variations on a theme from "The Mullerleider", Op. 25 for flute and piano; Lane: Introduction and Allegro for English Horn & Piano; Pleyel: Flute Concerto in C major; Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, k. 581; Stamitz: Symphony in E-flat major
7:30 p.m. Elvis at Stax - In 1973, with a pile of new songs, Elvis decided to record at the legendary Stax Studios in Memphis – home to some of the brightest soul artists of the time. Hear highlights from those sessions and interviews with the people who were in the room.
TUESDAY – August 27, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Susan Israel
Zelenka: Sonata #5 for 2 oboes, bassoon, and continuo; Arensky: Piano Trio #2 in F minor, Op. 73; Bartok: Roumanian Folk Dances; Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, for 2 pianos; Glazunov: Introduction and Dance from Salome, Op. 90
1:00 p.m. Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn
1:30 p.m. Musician’s Spotlight – Andre Floyd – Andre Floyd has been an ambassador of the blues and a cultural minister of the arts in western Montana for over 30 years. He also shares his experience as an African American growing up and performing in a state with a small minority population; how he was affected and how he was able to affect the attitudes of those around him.
7:30 p.m. This American Life - "Babysitting" - Stories of babysitters, and what goes on while mom and dad are away that mom and dad never find out about.
8:30 p.m. Reflections West - Mark Munger reflects on fires in the West—those we fight seasonally and the internal fires that push us towards our goals. He pairs his essay with a passage by Norman Maclean.
8:35 p.m. Selected Shorts - Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces some odd couples in two stories. Cathedral, by Raymond Carver, read by James Naughton, and I Dated Jane Austen, by TC Boyle, read by Isaiah Sheffer
WEDNESDAY- August 28, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics
Brahms: Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76; Reicha: Quintet in E., Op. 106 for horn and string quartet; Hindemith: Horn Sonata in F major; Bruch: Symphony #2 in F minor, Op. 36
1:00 p.m. Moyers and Company - "America's Gilded Capital" - Forget Republican Red or Democratic Blue. The power color in Washington is the cool green of cash.
8:30 p.m. What I Like About Jazz - with John Arvish