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February 13 - 19

Here are MTPR program highlights for February 13 – February 19, 2014

THURSDAY- February 13, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Handel: Suite #2 in F major, HWV 427, Suite #3 in D minor, HWV 428; Clementi: Symphony #3 in G major, “The Great National”; Pleyel: String Quartet in C major; Bottesini: Elegie in D major for Double Bass and Piano; Mozart: Piano Quartet #2 in Eb major, k. 493

1:00 p.m   Backstory Special – Love Me Did:  A History of Courtship – the History Guys explore three centuries of pre-marital intimacy  

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 – Scott Elliott, author of Temple Grove

FRIDAY – February 14, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Dvo?ák: Romantic Pieces for Violin & Piano, Op. 75; Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17; Schubert: Im Früling, D. 882; Fau?e: Piano Quartet #1 in C minor, Op. 15; Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet

SATURDAY- February 15, 2014

11:00 a.m.  Metropolitan Opera – Strauss’s Die Frau Ohne Schatten

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – “SPERM” – The discoverer of sperm thought he was seeing the smallest incarnation of a human soul, but if that was the case, why so many wasted souls?
6:00 p.m.  A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

SUNDAY- February 16, 2014

8:00 a.m.  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – Bach & Vivaldi

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

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

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 – “Chinook”

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 Harrison, Cowell, Ives, and Varese

MONDAY- February 17, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Dello Joio: Piano Sonata #3; Hansen: String Quartet, Op. 23; Thompson: Alleluia for String Quartet; Copland: John Henry, Lincoln Portrait (without narration); Selections from CD “Colonial Capers”; Benjamin Carr: Federal Overture (1794); James Hewitt: New Federal Overture (1796)

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio - Amiri Baraka – Real Politics, Real Poetry

7:30 p.m.    Host, Tom Engelmann returns with another episode of "Unsung Heroes: Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music," celebrating the career of the versatile Clare Fischer.  Fischer was a keyboardist, composer, arranger, and bandleader whose career spanned six decades.  

TUESDAY – February 18, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Susan Israel – Mendelssohn: Trio for Violin, Viola, and Piano in C minor; Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28; Mozart: 2 Violin Sonatas in C major, K. 14 and in Eb major, K. 26; Beethoven: Symphony #2 in D major, Op. 36

11:00 am    Freeforms with Michael Marsolek

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

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – Spencer Myer – Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Myer is garnering stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe.
04:00 pm  The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde -  a show for children of all ages

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West  – Toni Truesdale reflects on how the East/West divide has pulled apart many families, of the past and still today.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem that speaks to reconnecting by Native American poet Joy Harjo.

WEDNESDAY- February 19, 2014

9:00  a.m.  Morning Classics - Arensky: 2 Suites for two Pianos; #1, Op. 15 and #5, Op. 65; Reger: Clarinet Sonata in F # minor, Op. 49 #2; Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in Eb major, BWV  998; Rubinstein: Symphony #6 in A minor, Op. 111

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

1:30 p.m.  The Unconventionals – “Unreal Candy” - An in-depth interview with Unreal Candy founders Michael and Nicky Bronner, discussing their quest to “Unjunk the world”
8:30 p.m.  What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now

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