May 1 - May 7

Apr 29, 2014

Here are MTPR program highlights for May 1, 2014 – May 7, 2014

THURSDAY- May 1, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Gates: Flute Sonata, Rio Bound for clarinet and piano; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for Piano solo, Three Preludes; Antheil: A jazz Symphony; Milhaud: Le Printemps, Op. 18, Cinema – Fantaisie d’apres Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 586; Bax: Spring Fire Symphony

1:00 p.m   “What Is This Thing Called Love?” – episode one of “The Really Big Questions,” a May series of five, hour-long programs brings together scientists, philosophers and regular folks for a scintillating exploration of human nature. Hosted by writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, takes listeners to a place where science and the humanities meet.  

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 – David G. Gordon, author of 'The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook'

FRIDAY – May 2, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Morning Classics with Linda Talbott – Brahms: Variations on a theme by Schumann, Op. 23; Grieg: Violin Sonata #3 in C minor, Op. 45; Mendelssohn: Symphony #2 “Lobgesang”

SATURDAY- May 3, 2014

11:00 a.m.  Metropolitan Opera – Bellini’s “I Puratani”

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab -- “Placebo” – Could the best medicine be no medicine at all?  This program examines the chemical consequences of belief

SUNDAY- May 4, 2014

8:00 a.m.  Santa Fe Chamber Music – Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80; Ernst von Dohnányi: Serenade, Op. 10

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center – The MTPR weekly arts interview– The String Orchestra of the Rockies

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “The French Cook: Soufflés”

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 – “Montana Driftwood”

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— Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts music of Ives, Salonen, and Sibelius

MONDAY- May 5, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Reger: Clarinet Sonata in Ab major, Op. 49 #1; Anderson: Kummi Dance for flute and piano; Mozart:  Serenade in Eb major, K 375; Janacek: String Quartet #2 “Intimate Pages”; Spohr: Clarinet Concerto #1 in C minor, Op. 26
1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio - Martin Espada – Rmembering Well and Raising Hell

7:30 p.m.    You Must Remember This – With Allen Secher    

TUESDAY – May 6, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Susan Israel – Tchaikovsky: Serenade Melancolique, Op. 26, Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42; Mozart: Piano Concerto #13 in C major, K 415, for piano and string quartet; Richter: Sonata #6 in G minor for flute, harpsichord, and cello; Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 132

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 – Le Vent Du Nord, a driving force in progressive folk they capture the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West  – Damon Falke reflects on how the all of nature extends an invitation for us to observe it every day.  He pairs his thoughts with a poem about his father teaching him the art of close observation.

WEDNESDAY- May 7, 2014

9:00  a.m.  Morning Classics - Chopin: Piano Concerto #2 in F minor, Op. 21 for piano and string quartet; Bach: Cantata 79 “Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild” BWV 79; Brahms: String Quintet #2 in G major, Op. 111; Beethoven: Symphony #1 in C major, Op. 21

1:00 p.m.  MTPR Special – Leon Panetta: The Entire Conversation - The former head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, spoke recently at the U of M in Missoula. As part of the annual Jones/Tamm law school lecture, Panetta was questioned by Washington, D.C. trial attorney Robert Bennett about domestic and foreign policy; MTPR broadcasts that conversation in its entirety
8:30 p.m.  What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now