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 : Vasily Kalinnikov
Album :
Composer : Vasily Kalinnikov
Catalog : 8614
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 7
Artist : George Frideric Handel
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 410048
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Label : Philips
7:21 PM
Down by the Salley Gardens
Artist : Traditional Irish
Album :
Composer : Traditional Irish
Catalog : 10821
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Chandos
7:26 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1
Artist : Mauro Giuliani
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 417617
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Decca
7:50 PM
Scherzando No. 4
Artist : Franz Joseph Haydn
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577
Orchestra : Haydn Ensemble Berlin
ReleaseYear : 1998
Label : EMI
8:01 PM
Symphonie Espagnole: Rondo
Artist : Edouard Lalo
Album :
Composer : Edouard Lalo
Catalog : 18017
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Denon
8:06 PM
Twinkle, Twinkle Variations (Ah, vous dirai-je, maman)
Artist : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1103
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : CBC
8:10 PM
Piano Sonata No. 17 The Tempest
Artist : Ludwig van Beethoven
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 479432
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : DG
8:33 PM
Concerto for Violin and Cello
Artist : Antonio Vivaldi
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 48044
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Sony
8:43 PM
Tragic Overture
Artist : Johannes Brahms
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 429403
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic
Label : DG
9:01 PM
Symphony: 2nd movement
Artist : Johan Zander
Album :
Composer : Johan Zander
Catalog : 45186
Orchestra : Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Virgin
9:06 PM
Suite popular brasileira: Mazurka-Choro
Artist : Heitor Villa-Lobos
Album :
Composer : Heitor Villa-Lobos
Catalog : 17000
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : DG
9:11 PM
Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood)
Artist : Johann Strauss, Jr.
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss, Jr.
Catalog : 5405
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA
9:21 PM
Concertino
Artist : Josef Myslivecek
Album :
Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 477641
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Archiv
9:37 PM
String Quartet No. 2
Artist : Robert Schumann
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 10692
Orchestra : Doric String Quartet
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Chandos
10:01 PM
Three Country Dances
Artist : John Playford
Album :
Composer : John Playford
Catalog : 190103
Orchestra : Broadside Band
Label : Harmonia Mundi
10:06 PM
Six Studies in English Folk Song
Artist : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 67313
Orchestra : Nash Ensemble
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Hyperion
10:16 PM
An Exaltation of Larks
Artist : Jennifer Higdon
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 9379
Orchestra : Lark Quartet
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Bridge
10:33 PM
Farewell to Stromness
Artist : Peter Maxwell Davies
Album :
Composer : Peter Maxwell Davies
Catalog : 2624
Orchestra : Mississippi Guitar Quartet
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Centaur
10:38 PM
Flute Quartet No. 4
Artist : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 75349
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Sony
10:52 PM
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Artist : Frederick Delius
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 8372
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
11:01 PM
Romance
Artist : Reinhold Gliere
Album :
Composer : Reinhold Gliere
Catalog : 57025
Label : EMI
11:06 PM
Air and Rondo
Artist : George Frideric Handel
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 553430
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
11:12 PM
Concerto for Two Violins
Artist : Johann Sebastian Bach
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 902145
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Harmonia Mundi
11:29 PM
Long Road
Artist : Eriks Esenvalds
Album :
Composer : Eriks Esenvalds
Catalog : 67796
Orchestra : Polyphony
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Hyperion
11:37 PM
The Tender Land Suite
Artist : Aaron Copland
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 7092
Orchestra : Phoenix Symphony
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.