July 31 - August 6

Jul 28, 2014

Here are MTPR program highlights for July 31 – August 6, 2014

THURSDAY- July 31, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics - Liszt: Deux Legendes and Ballade #1 in Db for piano; Prokofiev: Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 80; Tchaikovsky: Meditation for violin, clarinet, and piano; Glazunov: Symphony #2 in F# minor, Op. 16 – “To The Memory of Liszt”

1:00 p.m   An Intelligence Squared debate on the motion “Individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech”

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 – Smith Henderson, author of the novel “Fourth of July Creek”

FRIDAY – August 1, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Richter: String Quartet #5 in G minor, Op. 5; Brahms: Symphony #3 in F major, Op. 90; Dohnanyi: Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song, Op. 29, for piano; Dvořäk: Trio in F minor, Op. 65

SATURDAY- August 2, 2014

11:00 a.m.  LA Opera – “Billy Budd” by Benjamin Britten

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab -- “Memory and Forgetting”  – A look behind the curtain of how memories are made and forgotten.

SUNDAY- August 3, 2014

8:00 a.m.  Center Stage from Wolftrap - Heinrich Biber, Henri Dutilleux, Gabriel Fauré

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

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

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 – “Skunks”

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 - Sibelius, Stravinsky, Adès, Debussy, Dvořák, Williams, Susanna Mälkki conducts La mer

MONDAY- August 4, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Albeniz: Iberia, book 2: Rondeña Almeria – Triana for piano; Mozart: Quintet for piano and winds in Eb, KV 452; Brahms: Violin Sonata #2 in A major, Op. 100; Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op. 59 #1
1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio - Lester Brown – The Future of Civilization

7:30 p.m.    Monday Special – You Must Remember This hosted by Allen Secher, welcomes Toby Scott, Bruce Springsteen's audio engineer for over thirty years. Toby has picked his favorite songs from the 1940s. He shares with Allen his rationale for the choices and why he thinks Bruce's "Born to Run" will endure for many a year.

TUESDAY – August 5, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Clementi: 2 Violin Sonatas - Op. 13 #2 in C major and Op. 13 #3 in Eb major; Respighi: Serenata – Suite in G major for strings and organ; Telemann: Trio in E minor for flute, oboe, and guitar; Regondi: Etudes for guitar

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 – The Best Westerns – A group of guys who started a country and western band so they could “wear the hats”, this outfit “walks the line” between true appreciation for authentic American western mythology and slice of modern life in their songs.

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West – Paul Theobald reflects on the conflict between having an ambitious career and finding a home.  He pairs his thoughts with a passage by Wendell Berry.

WEDNESDAY- August 6, 2014

9:00  a.m.  Morning Classics - Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15, for piano; Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata #2 in D major, Op. 58; Schubert: String Trio in Bb, D. 471; Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 in D minor, Op. 15

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