Weekly Highlights
10:30 am
Wed August 6, 2014

August 7 - August13

Here are MTPR program highlights for August 7-13, 2014

THURSDAY- Aug 7, 2014

9:05 a.m. – Morning Classics – Widerkehr: Duo Sonata in E minor for oboe and piano; Mozart: Theme, Interludes, and Re-Variations; Bach: Oboe Concerto in F major, BWV 1053; Richter: Sonata #5 in F major for flute, harpsichord, and cello; Strauss: Sonatina #2 in Eb major for 16 Winds, “Happy Workshop”

1:00 p.m Live Event - Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek plays live and talks with John Floridis at the MTPR studios

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 – Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times and NPR film critic and author of “Not To Be Missed: Fifty-four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film”

FRIDAY – August 8, 2014

9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Franck: Transcriptions of 4 Schubert songs, for piano; Schubert: Selections from “Die Schöne Müllerin”; Verroust: Two Solos de Concert for oboe and piano; Henri Büsser: Pièce de Concert, Op. 32 for harp; Henriette Renié: Deuxieme Ballade; Rousel: Symphony #3 in G minor

SATURDAY- August 9, 2014

11:00 a.m. LA Opera – “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti

4:00 p.m. Radiolab – “Lucy” – Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. Stories of trying to live together. Is this kind of cross-species co-habitation an utterly stupid idea?

SUNDAY- August 10, 2014

8:00 a.m. Center Stage from Wolf Trap – JS Bach, Bruch, Liszt and Rossini

11:10 a.m. Front Row Center – The MTPR weekly arts interview

11:20 a.m. The Food Guys - “Pasteurization and Ultra-Pasteurization”

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 – “Blodgett Canyon”

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 Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony #8; Elgar Cello Concerto with John Sharp, cello; Schubert Symphony #2; Verdi’s Four Seasons

MONDAY- August 11, 2014

9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in Eb major, Op. 38; Dauprat: Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 2; Haydn: Two Piano Sonatas - #37 in G major, # 15 in D major; CPE Bach: Two “Berlin Symphonies – C major and F major

1:00 p.m. Alternative Radio –

7:30 p.m. An Hour with Dave Brubeck - The late Brubeck discusses his childhood, and musical influences from jazz pianist Art Tatum to classical composer Darius Milhaud. Music featured includes a very early recording of Brubeck "imitating" Tatum, Teddy Wilson and other pianists he admired; as well as some iconic live and studio recordings from his later days

TUESDAY – August 12, 2014

9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Rachmaninov: Piano Trio #2 in D minor, Op. 9; Barat: Piece in G minor for clarinet and piano; Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet – 10 pieces for piano, Op. 75; Tchaikovsky: The Tempest, Symphonic Fantasy, Op. 18

11:00 a.m. Freeforms with Michael Marsolek

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

1:30 p.m. Musician’s Spotlight with John Floridis – Le Vent du Nord – Considered a driving force in progressive folk, this band captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air

8:30 p.m. Reflections West – Caroline Keys speaks to the value of pushing limits and pairs with a traditional Salish story as told by Bon Whealdon

WEDNESDAY- August 13, 2014

9:00 a.m. Morning Classics – Ries: Piano Sonata in Ab major, Op. 176; Spohr: String Quartet #26 in Eb major, Op. 83; Saint-Saens: Violin Sonata (unfinished) and Meditation for Violin and Piano; Beethoven: “Pastoral” Symphony #6 in F major, Op. 68

1:00 p.m. Moyers and Company 1:25 p.m. Living on Earth extra – The public radio environmental news magazine

8:30 p.m. What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now