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September 19- 25, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for September 19– September 25, 2013.

THURSDAY- September 19, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Boccherini:  Divertimento #1 in A major, Op. 16 #1; Tchaikovsky:  Souvenir de Florence - String Sextet in D minor; Galuppi: 3 Piano Sonata in F major, B-flat major and A minor; Mendelssohn:  Symphony #4 in A major "Italian"

1:05 p.m   Stressed Out Students - New one-hour documentary from Humankind examines the consequences of the epidemic of high anxiety among secondary school students in this era of high-stakes testing and sharply increased competition for the limited pool of slots available at top colleges.  

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

7:30 p.m.  The Write Question – Liz Stephens, author of “the days are gods:  a memoir”

FRIDAY – September 13, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Raff:  Variations on an original theme, Op. 179 for piano; Liszt: Mazeppa (Symphonic Poem #6); Liszt:  Hungarian Rhapsody #14; Mendelssohn:  Choral Selections; Shatin: Fledermaus; Dvorak: Bagatelles, Op. 47

SATURDAY- September 14, 2013

11:00 a.m.  San Francisco Opera – Magic Flute in English composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – “Ghost Stories” – One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal bogey man; a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine; an unknown face launches a thousand dummies; and a skeptic goes on a one-way journey to find out whether spirits exist.

6:00 p.m.  The Plant Detective  – “Witch Hazel”

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

SUNDAY- September 15, 2013

8:00 a.m.  Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – J.S. Bach:  Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Minor; Oliver Knussen:  Ophelia’s Last Dance, Op. 32; Maurice Ravel:  String Quartet in F Major

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center – MTPR’s weekly arts interview program – Monica Grabill of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Series

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Onions”

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

4:00 p.m.  TED Radio Hour -

7:00 p.m.  L.A. Philharmonic - Lionel Bringuier conducts Messiaen, Saint-Saëns, and Ravel

MONDAY- September 16, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore for brass; Muffat:  Componimenti Musicali #1 for harpsichord; Haydn:  Symphony #96 in D major – The Miracle; Handel:  Concerto Grosso Op. 6 in D minor; Beethoven:  Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio

7:30 p.m.  2013 Newport Jazz Festival – This two-hour special from NPR includes a celebration of Wayne Shorter’s 80th birthday with Herbie Hancock and the Wayne Shorter Quartet   

TUESDAY – September 17, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Chopin:  Chamber Music Selection; Quantz:  concerto in G major; Veracini:  Overture #5 in Bb major; Franz Schubert: Octet in F for strings and winds, D. 803, Op. 166

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

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – John Floridis hosts John Doyle and Karan Casey – Two of the most respected names in Irish and acoustic music, guitarist extraordinaire John Doyle and the award winning vocalist Karan Casey sit down with John at the 2013 Montana Folk Festival in Butte, Montana for a “kitchen concert” and chat.  John and Karan are original members of the popular Irish-American group Solas

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West - Elise Atchison reflects on the beauty and sublime uselessness of wilderness.  She pairs her essay with a short passage from the nature and science writer David Quammen
8:35 p.m.  Selected Shorts

WEDNESDAY- September 18, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit for piano; Prokofiev:  Cello Sonata, Op. 119; Enescu:  Octet, Op. 7; Scriabin:  Le Poème de l’extase, Op. 54
1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company  

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

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