December 5 – December 11, 2013

Dec 2, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for December 5 – December 11, 2013

THURSDAY- December 5, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35; Albinoni: Sonta à 5 in G minor, Op. 2 #6; Albinoni: Sonta à 5 in D, Op. 2 #5; Selections performed by Mario Lanza; Albinoni: Concerto #5 in C major for oboe and strings; Strauss: Aus Italien, Op. 16

1:05 p.m   Hanukkah Lights 2013 - A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights  features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.  

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 – Richard Ford, author of the novel “Canada”

FRIDAY – December 6, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Beethoven: Quintet for piano and winds in Eb, Op. 16; Camillo Schumann: Cello Sonata #2 in C minor, Op. 99; Haydn:  Trio in G major for violin, cello, and fortepiano, Hob XV:5; Berwald: Symphony #1 in G minor

SATURDAY- December 7, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Metropolitan Opera – Verdi’s Rigoletto

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – Who Are You – How well can you ever really know the people around you?

6:00 p.m.  The Plant Detective with Beth Judy – “Willow”

6:02 p.m.  A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

SUNDAY- December 8, 2013

8:00 a.m.  The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center– All Fauré

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

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Measurements”

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 – "Rainbows" - Information about the flora and fauna of western and central Montana by the Montana Natural History Center

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.  The San Francisco Symphony – Michael Tilson Thomas conducts music of Schütz, Schoenberg, Brahms, and Stravinsky

MONDAY- December 9, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Rachmaninoff:  Etudes – Tableaux, Op. 39; Reicha: 18 variations and a fantasy for flute, violin, and cello, Op. 51; Spohr: Adagio from Sonata Concertante, for flute and harp, Op. 113; Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite)

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio –

7:30 p.m.  MTPR’S John Arvish hosts a music special featuring tunes and conversation with Grammy Award winning        tenor saxophonist, and composer Wayne Escoffery.

TUESDAY – December 10, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Grieg: Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7; Grieg: Poetic Tone Pictures, Op. 3, #4, 5, and 6; Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 – “Voces Intimae”; J. S. Bach – Aria (“Ich habe genug”); Bax: Symphony #4

1:00 p.m.  Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn– Shodair Children’s Hospital

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – The Wailin Jenny’s – National Public Radio and Prairie Home Companion favorites return to Musician’s Spotlight

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West - John Clayton reflects on the popular perception of women in the West as fiercely individual.  He selected a passage by one of Montana’s first female novelists, Caroline Lockhart.
9:00 p.m.  Selected Shorts

WEDNESDAY- December 11, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Beethoven: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 #2; Schubert: Symphony #1 in D major, D. 82; Devienne: 2 trios for bassoon, violin, and cello, Op. 17 #1 and #2; Mozart: Piano Concerto #25 in C major
1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company– A weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America’s strongest thinkers  

8:30 p.m.  What I Like About Jazz - with John Arvish