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

April 20, 2015

7:01 PM
Divertissement: 2nd movement
Artist : Emile Bernard
Album :
Composer : Emile Bernard
Catalog : 7081
Orchestra : Sylvan Winds
Label : Koch
7:06 PM
The Red Poppy: Russian Sailor’s Dance
Artist : Reinhold Gliere
Album :
Composer : Reinhold Gliere
Catalog : 426247
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:10 PM
Fidelio Overture
Artist : Ludwig van Beethoven
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 80358
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:18 PM
Symphony No. 8 Unfinished
Artist : Franz Schubert
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 437689
Orchestra : Dresden State Orchestra
Label : DG
7:45 PM
Trio Sonata No. 5
Artist : Johann Sebastian Bach
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 58047
Label : EMI
8:01 PM
Harp Consort No. 3
Artist : William Lawes
Album :
Composer : William Lawes
Catalog : 2372
Orchestra : Les Voix Humaines
Label : Atma
8:06 PM
Sonata No. 2
Artist : George Frideric Handel
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 1157
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : CBC
8:13 PM
Cello Concerto
Artist : Antonin Dvorak
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 5127
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:52 PM
Prelude No. 6
Artist : Federico Mompou
Album :
Composer : Federico Mompou
Catalog : 9429
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Bridge
9:01 PM
Eventide
Artist : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8432
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
ReleaseYear : 1985
Label : Chandos
9:06 PM
Prelude and Fugue No. 5
Artist : Dmitri Shostakovich
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 466066
Label : London/Decca
9:10 PM
Overture No. 2
Artist : Carl Friedrich Abel
Album :
Composer : Carl Friedrich Abel
Catalog : 903
Orchestra : Il Fondamento
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Passacaille
9:23 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune)
Artist : Claude Debussy
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 429728
Orchestra : Saint Cecilia Orchestra
Label : DG
9:35 PM
Valsisimo
Artist : Astor Piazzolla
Album :
Composer : Astor Piazzolla
Catalog : 907627
ReleaseYear : 2015
Label : Harmonia Mundi
9:42 PM
Symphony No. 25
Artist : Michael Haydn
Album :
Composer : Michael Haydn
Catalog : 9352
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
10:01 PM
Intermezzo No. 1
Artist : Johannes Brahms
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 411137
Label : Philips
10:06 PM
Sir Roger Bacon’s Masques
Artist : Anonymous
Album :
Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 9207
Orchestra : Folger Consort
ReleaseYear : 1992
Label : Bard
10:09 PM
Serenade
Artist : Roman Hoffstetter
Album :
Composer : Roman Hoffstetter
Catalog : 438748
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Label : Philips
10:14 PM
String Quartet No. 59 The Rider
Artist : Franz Joseph Haydn
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 423622
Orchestra : Hagen Quartet
Label : DG
10:37 PM
Etude No. 3 Un Sospiro (A Sigh)
Artist : Franz Liszt
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 11133
Label : Klavier
10:43 PM
Cold Mountain
Artist : Gabriel Yared
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Yared
Catalog : 86843
Orchestra : Studio Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Sony
11:01 PM
English Idyll No. 2
Artist : George Butterworth
Album :
Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 7503
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Halle
11:06 PM
Chimney of King Rene
Artist : Darius Milhaud
Album :
Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 9362
Orchestra : Reykjavik Wind Quintet
Label : Chandos
11:19 PM
Nocturne No. 6
Artist : Gabriel Faure
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 67890
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Hyperion
11:28 PM
Flute Quartet No. 3
Artist : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 75349
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Sony
11:46 PM
Musica Celestis
Artist : Aaron Jay Kernis
Album :
Composer : Aaron Jay Kernis
Catalog : 45464
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Virgin

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.