Classical Evenings

Mondays-Fridays, 7 p.m.-Midnight; Saturdays, 9 p.m.-Midnight; Sundays 6 p.m.-Midnight on KLRE
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.

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Playlist

September 15, 2014

7:01 PM
Festival Coronation March for Alexander III
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 420804
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Philips
7:06 PM
First Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 11122
Conductor : Eugene Corporon
Orchestra : North Texas Wind Symphony
Instrument : V
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Klavier
7:17 PM
Caprice on Dixie
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Album :
Composer : Hermann Bellstedt
Catalog : 97
Instrument : R
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Cedille
7:22 PM
Symphony No. 31 Paris
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 48385
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Sony
7:40 PM
A Prayer of the Middle Ages
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 49252
Conductor : Dale Warland
Orchestra : Dale Warland Singers
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Gothic
7:45 PM
Violin Sonata No. 1
Artist : Enrico Casazza, violin
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 93366
Orchestra : La Magnifica Comunita
Instrument : QSRr
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Brilliant
8:01 PM
Caprice-Chaconne
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Francesco Corbetta
Catalog : 8852
Conductor : Rolf Lislevand
Orchestra : Ensemble Kapsberger
Instrument : XS
TrackNumber : 15
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Astree
8:06 PM
Orfeo: Toccata
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claudio Monteverdi
Catalog : 471566
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Saint Cecilia Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : DG
8:08 PM
Piano Sonata No. 20
Artist : Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 10798
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Chandos
8:18 PM
Symphony No. 91
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 91141
Conductor : Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Virgin
8:50 PM
Flute Concerto No. 6
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : (3) 47
Conductor : Richard Tognetti
Orchestra : Australian Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : NUv
TrackNumber : 19
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : EMI
9:01 PM
Three Country Dances
Artist :
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Composer : John Playford
Catalog : 190103
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Broadside Band
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Harmonia Mundi
9:06 PM
Etude No. 6
Artist : David Starobin, guitar
Album :
Composer : Giulio Regondi
Catalog : 9272
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Bridge
9:12 PM
Prelude
Artist : Catherine Manoukian, violin
Album :
Composer : Arno Babajanian
Catalog : 81281
Instrument : RP
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Marquis
9:16 PM
Serenade for Strings
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 316
Conductor : Joseph Silverstein
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Pro Arte
9:51 PM
Fleeting Pleasure
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 57974
Orchestra : Ensemble Wien
Instrument : JS
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Sony
10:01 PM
March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 112
Orchestra : New York Philomusica
Instrument : SW
TrackNumber : 9
Label : NY Philomusica
10:06 PM
Lakme: Flower Duet
Artist : Christopher O’Riley, piano
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 329411
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 5
Label : CPI
10:12 PM
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude No. 1
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80403
Instrument : Y
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Telarc
10:16 PM
Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra)
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 457649
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : DG
10:51 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 3
Artist : Fabio Biondi, violin
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Instrument : SRr
TrackNumber : 15
Label : Virgin
11:01 PM
William Tell: Pas de Soldats (Soldiers’ Dance)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 422843
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Philips
11:06 PM
Scenes from Childhood (Kinderszenen)
Artist : Lise de la Salle, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 5364
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Naive
11:27 PM
Romance
Artist : William Bennett, flute
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 652
Conductor : Steuart Bedford
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : OU
TrackNumber : 2
Label : ASV
11:35 PM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 45532
Conductor : John Nelson
Orchestra : Orchestral Ensemble of Paris
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Virgin
11:47 PM
Concerto for 2 Horns
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 416815
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Instrument : Wv
TrackNumber : 14
Label : Philips
Commentary
1:00 pm
Fri March 20, 2009

Making The Perfect Exit

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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)

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World
12:25 pm
Wed April 23, 2008

German Left Courts the Working Class

Left Party leader Oskar Lafontaine protests with miners against the closure of mines in Saarbrucken, Germany, on March 5.
Torsten Silz AFP/Getty Images

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.

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World
3:12 pm
Fri March 14, 2008

Dance Craze Tecktonik Spreads Through Europe

A teen dances the Tecktonik, an alternative dance form that has started spreading through nightclubs in Europe — and could be heading for U.S. shores.
Fred Dufour AFP/Getty Images

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.

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