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September 25 - October 1

Here are MTPR program highlights for Sept 25- Oct 1, 2014

THURSDAY- Sept 25, 2014

9:05 a.m.    Morning Classics -  Bach: Chaconne arranged for left hand; Kirchner: L.H. for left hand; Alec Wilder: Two Woodwind Quintets: #5 and #10; Peter Warlock: Choral Selections; Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony #5

1:00 p.m       An Intelligence Squared Debate - Individuals and organizations have a consitutional 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 – Great Falls journalist, Carol Bradley, author of “Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top”

FRIDAY – Sept 26, 2014

9:05 a.m.      Morning Classics – Clementi: Gradus ad Parnassom, Op. 44 – Nos. 88-100; Mendelssohn: Symphony #4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian”; Pisendell: Sonata in C minor for 2 oboes and continuo; Heinichen: Pastorale in A major; Veracini: Overture #5 in Bb major

SATURDAY- Sept 27, 2014

11:00 a.m.      San Francisco Opera – Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten (in German)

4:00 p.m.      Radiolab  – “Things” – Important, little, personal – things you can hold and that can take hold of you. Investigations of the objects around us, their power to move us and whether it is better to hold on tight, or just let go.

SUNDAY- Sept  28, 2014

8:00 a.m.    Center Stage from Wolf Trap – A program of Wolf Trap Opera Alumni with Kim Pensinger Witman, piano

11:10 a.m.      Front Row Center – The MTPR weekly arts interview – Christopher Hahn from the UM piano program talks about the upcoming Piannissimo event.

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

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 – “Squirrel Caches”

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 – Schubert, Mahler, and Wagner

MONDAY- Sept 29, 2014

9:05 a.m.    Morning Classics – Samuel Barber: Souvenirs, Op. 28 for piano 4 hands; Shawn: Three Dance Portraits for piano 4 hands; Lincoln-DeCusatis: Oblivion; Bland: Rag Nouveau for guitar; Gates: Piano Quintet, also The Lake Isle; Sir Arnold Bax: The Tale the Pine Trees Knew, also Into the Twilight    

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio -  Arundhati Roy – Gandhi and Caste

7:30 p.m.    Monday Music Special – Music for Autumn -  includes "Autumn" from The Seasons by Glazunov, "Autumn" from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, "Autumn Song" from The Seasons by Tchaikovsky, Autumn Colors by Zamfir, and Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma, as interpreted by Richard Hayman and his Orchestra, jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli with classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and French singer Jacques Douai.

TUESDAY – Sept 30, 2014

9:05 a.m.      Morning Classics – Brahms: 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118; Beethoven: String Quartet #5 in A major, Op. 18 #5; Telemann: Quatuor #2 in A minor for flute, violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord; Schumann: Symphony #4 in D minor, Op. 120

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 – Joan Oates - As a solo artists and half of the duo Hall & Oates, John Oates has traveled an amazing musical journey. A member of both the Rock and Roll and Songwriting Halls of Fame, Oates keeps his ears and mind open to every musical and life experience.

8:30 p.m.      Reflections West – – Bud Cheff reflects on the enduring ties between two families, one white, one Indian, on the Flathead Reservation.  He pairs his thoughts with a poem by Olivia Stiffler.

WEDNESDAY- Oct 1, 2014

9:00  a.m.      Morning Classics – Devienne: Two Oboe Sonatas in D minor, Op. 71 #2 and in C major, Op. 70 #1; Loussier: Concerto #1 for Violin and Percussion; Bach: Two French Suites for piano - #3 in B minor, BWV 814 and #4 in Eb major, BWV 815; Bizet: Patrie Overture, Op. 19, also Jeux d’Enfants Suite, Op. 22

1:00 p.m.    Moyers and Company

1:25 p.m.       Living on Earth – The Public Radio environmental news magazine   
8:30 p.m.      What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now

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