Classical Evenings

Mondays-Fridays, 7 p.m.-Midnight; Saturdays, 9 p.m.-Midnight; Sundays 6 p.m.-Midnight on KLRE
  • Hosted by Elena See, Bob Cristiansen, Valerie Kahler

Elena See hosts Classical Evenings Monday-Wednesday.

Elena started her radio career in Minnesota in 2001, working as part of the production team for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. When she's not on the public radio airwaves, Elena usually spends her time with her family (which includes several enormous dogs), searching out new music venues with friends, reading great (and not-so-great) books, and pretending she can play the guitar.

Bob Christiansen hosts Classical Evenings Thursday-Saturday.

Bob has been an announcer and program director for nearly 30 years. Christiansen also hosts shifts on Minnesota Public Radio's classical music stations, including hosting "The Opera," a weekly program devoted to one of his personal weaknesses.

Valerie Kahler hosts Classical Evenings Sunday nights.

You can find playlist information below. For a detailed listing including upcoming playlists, you can go to classical24.publicradio.org.

Playlist

May 20, 2015

7:01 PM
Pirogov: Waltz
Artist : Dmitri Shostakovich
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 3257
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Delos
7:06 PM
Te Deum: Prelude
Artist : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Album :
Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 433451
Orchestra : Laird Brass Ensemble
Label : Argo
7:09 PM
Dum Transisset
Artist : John Taverner
Album :
Composer : John Taverner
Catalog : 807555
Orchestra : Stile Antico
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Harmonia Mundi
7:19 PM
Piano Quartet No. 1
Artist : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6609
Orchestra : Faure Piano Quartet
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : DG
7:46 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Artist : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Album :
Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 559164
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Naxos
8:01 PM
Robin Hood Suite: March of the Bowmen
Artist : Frederic Curzon
Album :
Composer : Frederic Curzon
Catalog : 66968
Orchestra : New London Orchestra
Label : Hyperion
8:06 PM
Wine, Women, and Song (Wein, Weib und Gesang)
Artist : Johann Strauss, Jr.
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss, Jr.
Catalog : 463667
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Label : DG
8:20 PM
Dreaming Awake
Artist : Philip Glass
Album :
Composer : Philip Glass
Catalog : 677
ReleaseYear : 2015
Label : Grand Piano
8:36 PM
Legende
Artist : Henryk Wieniawski
Album :
Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 437544
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic
Label : DG
8:45 PM
Concerto Grosso Alexander’s Feast
Artist : George Frideric Handel
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 415291
Orchestra : English Concert
Label : Archiv
9:01 PM
Reverie
Artist : Claude Debussy
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2063
Orchestra : Pro Arte Guitar Trio
Label : ASV
9:06 PM
Duet-Concertino
Artist : Richard Strauss
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 436415
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Decca
9:28 PM
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Artist : Alexander Borodin
Album :
Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 63076
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : Sony
9:36 PM
Four Seasons: Spring
Artist : Antonio Vivaldi
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2103
Orchestra : Australian Chamber Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Bis
9:47 PM
Lincoln Green
Artist : Malcolm Nabarro
Album :
Composer : Malcolm Nabarro
Catalog : 2069
Orchestra : East of England Orchestra
Label : ASV
10:01 PM
Symphony No. 2: 3rd movement
Artist : Johan Svendsen
Album :
Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 49769
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : EMI
10:06 PM
Ford’s Farm
Artist : Mason Bates
Album :
Composer : Mason Bates
Catalog : 19103
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : DG
10:10 PM
Symphony No. 40
Artist : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 46333
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : Sony
10:38 PM
Cantata No. 169: Sinfonia
Artist : Johann Sebastian Bach
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 478271
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : London/Decca
10:49 PM
Eclogue
Artist : Gerald Finzi
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5366
Orchestra : English Symphony Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
11:01 PM
Cinderella: End of the Fairy Tale
Artist : Sergei Prokofiev
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8450
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:06 PM
Images, Book 1: Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the Water)
Artist : Claude Debussy
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 67920
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Hyperion
11:12 PM
Kol Nidrei
Artist : Max Bruch
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 63292
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA
11:23 PM
Fantasy for a Gentleman (Fantasia para un gentilhombre)
Artist : Joaquin Rodrigo
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 481065
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : DG
11:46 PM
Summer Music
Artist : Samuel Barber
Album :
Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 46250
Orchestra : Marlboro Festival Ensemble
Label : Sony

Making The Perfect Exit

Mar 20, 2009
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Transcript

MADELEINE BRAND, host:

We called up two more people to talk a little bit about endings. First, Curtis Sittenfeld. She wrote the novel "American Wife." And get this. Our show, Day to Day, pops up on page 490.

(Soundbite of interview)

German Left Courts the Working Class

Apr 23, 2008

A new political party in Germany has made saving the working class and the country's welfare system rallying points for attracting votes. It has been drawing support from the mainstream parties with a radical message.

The party, Die Linke, or the Left Party, is a merger of the reformed Communist Party from East Germany and discontented former Social Democrats. One of its co-leaders, Oskar Lafontaine, says that Germany shouldn't turn its back on working people just as they are increasingly struggling to make ends meet.

Dance Craze Tecktonik Spreads Through Europe

Mar 14, 2008

With the Macarena long past, a new European dance craze is set to invade U.S. shores.

The Tecktonik began just outside Paris — and is spreading to nightclubs and onto the streets across Europe.

At the Metropolis, one of the biggest nightclubs in the Paris region, the music goes by a lot of different names. Electro. Jump style. Hard style. Hard core. But the only dance is the Tecktonik.

The customers at the club are mostly in their teens and early 20s, middle class, and from every ethnic background. They look as if they were raised by Madonna and Marilyn Manson.