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November 28 - December 4, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for November 28 – December 4, 2013

THURSDAY- November 28, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet #12 in F major, Op. 96 “American”; Sy Brandon: American Vignettes for Brass; Daniel Gawthrop: There is Sweet Music; Selections performed by Modern Mandolin Quartet; Rene Gerber: The Old Farmer’s Almanac

1:05 p.m   Giving Thanks:  A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude

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 – Kate Lebo, author of “A Commonplace Book of Pie”

8:00 p.m.  Thanksgiving with Cantus - one of the premier men's vocal ensembles

9:00 p.m.  Hannukah in Story and Song - An hour-long celebration by The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes; hosted by Lenoard Nimoy

FRIDAY – November 29, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Mozart: Nine Variations in D on a Minuet by Duport, k. 573; Liszt: Variations on “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” by J.S. Bach; Rachmaninov: Piano Trio #1 in G minor, Op. Posth.; Glinka: Divertimento on themes from Bellini’s “La Sonnambula”; Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4 in F minor, Op. 36

2:06 p.m.  The StoryCorps 10th anniversary special - "Ties That Bind." Today is the national day of listening - record a friend or loved-one today!

SATURDAY- November 30, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Houston Grand Opera – Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – The Power of Music – In this hour we explore the power of music and its power to move us, keep us alive, turn a man into a legend, and knock down walls (maybe).

6:00 p.m.  The Plant Detective  – “Licorice II”

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

SUNDAY- December 1, 2013

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

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center – MTPR’s weekly arts interview program – Kim Anderson and Cherie Newman visit with Michael Marsolek about the upcoming Humanities Montana Festival of the Book

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Honey”

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 – "Bull Snake Encounter" - 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 Schubert

MONDAY- December 2, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – César Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano; Gottlieb Muffat: Parthie Parisien in A minor for harpsichord; Maurice Ravel:  Daphnis et Chloé

1:00 p.m.  Alternative Radio – David Bacon, Migration and U.S. Policy

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

TUESDAY – December 3, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Tchaikovsky:  Selections for violin and piano; Dvorak: Moravian Duets, Op. 32; Smetana: Trio in G minor, Op. 15; Prokofiev: piano concerto #3 in C major, Op. 26

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

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – Nathalie Pires – Her father named her after a Julio Iglesias song but it was the beautiful and mysterious sounds of Fado music from her family’s homeland of Portugal that captivated the young “Jersey girl.”  Her passion for that music inspired her to devote her career to Fado’s soaring melodies and dramatic stories

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West - Ellen Baumler reflects on the grim legacy of the Sedition Act in Montana’s history.  She pairs her thoughts with the Historian, Clemens P. Work.
8:35 p.m.  Selected Shorts

WEDNESDAY- December 4, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Haydn: String quartet in F major, Op. 74 #2; Purcell: Chacony in G minor, Z807; Bach: Prelude, BWV 846 for guitar; Bach: Concerto in E, BWV 1042 for guitar; Ries: Sonatina in C major, Op. 6; Ries: Piano Sonata in Bb major, Op. 47; Mozart: Symphony #39 in Eb, K. 543
1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company 

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