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

March 31, 2015

7:01 PM
Intermezzo No. 2
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Vasily Kalinnikov
Catalog : 8614
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Chandos
7:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 7
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 410048
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 12
Label : Philips
7:21 PM
Down by the Salley Gardens
Artist : Barry Douglas, piano
Album :
Composer : Traditional Irish
Catalog : 10821
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Chandos
7:26 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1
Artist : Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 417617
Conductor : George Malcolm
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : OXx
TrackNumber : 1
Label : London/Decca
7:50 PM
Scherzando No. 4
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577
Conductor : Bernhard Hartog
Orchestra : Haydn Ensemble Berlin
Instrument : OUv
TrackNumber : 16
ReleaseYear : 1998
Label : EMI
8:01 PM
Symphonie Espagnole: Rondo
Artist : Chee-Yun, violin
Album :
Composer : Edouard Lalo
Catalog : 18017
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : OR
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Denon
8:06 PM
Twinkle, Twinkle Variations (Ah, vous dirai-je, maman)
Artist : Julia Shaw, harp
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1103
Instrument : Y
TrackNumber : 26
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : CBC
8:10 PM
Piano Sonata No. 17 The Tempest
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 479432
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : DG
8:33 PM
Concerto for Violin and Cello
Artist : Anner Bylsma, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 48044
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Instrument : NRr
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Sony
8:43 PM
Tragic Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 429403
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 5
Label : DG
9:01 PM
Symphony: 2nd movement
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johan Zander
Catalog : 45186
Conductor : Philip Brunelle
Orchestra : Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 13
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Virgin
9:06 PM
Suite popular brasileira: Mazurka-Choro
Artist : Milos Karadaglic, guitar
Album :
Composer : Heitor Villa-Lobos
Catalog : 17000
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : DG
9:11 PM
Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss, Jr.
Catalog : 5405
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : JO
TrackNumber : 2
Label : RCA
9:21 PM
Concertino
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 477641
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
TrackNumber : 19
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Archiv
9:37 PM
String Quartet No. 2
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 10692
Orchestra : Doric String Quartet
Instrument : S1
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Chandos
10:01 PM
Three Country Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Playford
Catalog : 190103
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Broadside Band
Instrument : ZN
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Harmonia Mundi
10:06 PM
Six Studies in English Folk Song
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 67313
Orchestra : Nash Ensemble
Instrument : PR
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Hyperion
10:16 PM
An Exaltation of Larks
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 9379
Orchestra : Lark Quartet
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Bridge
10:33 PM
Farewell to Stromness
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Maxwell Davies
Catalog : 2624
Orchestra : Mississippi Guitar Quartet
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Centaur
10:38 PM
Flute Quartet No. 4
Artist : Jasmine Choi, flute
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 75349
Instrument : SUv
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Sony
10:52 PM
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 8372
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Chandos
11:01 PM
Romance
Artist : Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Album :
Composer : Reinhold Gliere
Catalog : 57025
Instrument : RP
TrackNumber : 10
Label : EMI
11:06 PM
Air and Rondo
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 553430
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Instrument : OU
TrackNumber : 13
Label : Naxos
11:12 PM
Concerto for Two Violins
Artist : Petra Mullejans, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 902145
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Instrument : NRr
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Harmonia Mundi
11:29 PM
Long Road
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Eriks Esenvalds
Catalog : 67796
Conductor : Stephen Layton
Orchestra : Polyphony
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Hyperion
11:37 PM
The Tender Land Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 7092
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : Phoenix Symphony
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Koch

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.