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.

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

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Playlist

December 25, 2014

7:01 PM
Coventry Carol
Artist : Traditional English
Album :
Composer : Traditional English
Catalog : 572673
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Naxos
7:06 PM
Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep
Artist : Jake Runestad
Album :
Composer : Jake Runestad
Catalog : 14
Orchestra : Seraphic Fire
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : SFM
7:12 PM
Carol of the Bells; O Christmas Tree; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; Joy to the World
Artist : Christmas Music
Album :
Composer : Christmas Music
Catalog : 17474
Orchestra : Los Romeros
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : DG
7:20 PM
It’s A Wonderful Life: Suite
Artist : Dimitri Tiomkin
Album :
Composer : Dimitri Tiomkin
Catalog : 88801
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 1988
Label : Telarc
8:01 PM
Bell Carol
Artist : William Mathias
Album :
Composer : William Mathias
Catalog : 49235
Orchestra : Washington Chorus
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Gothic
8:06 PM
Seven Joys of Christmas
Artist : Christmas Music
Album :
Composer : Christmas Music
Catalog : 926
Orchestra : Santa Fe Desert Chorale
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Clarion
8:19 PM
Six Noels for Harp
Artist : Marcel Tournier
Album :
Composer : Marcel Tournier
Catalog : 572510
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Naxos
8:30 PM
A Christmas Carol Symphony
Artist : Patric Standford
Album :
Composer : Patric Standford
Catalog : 557099
Orchestra : City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Naxos
8:51 PM
Ave, dulcissima Maria
Artist : Morten Lauridsen
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 67580
Orchestra : Polyphony
Label : Hyperion
9:01 PM
I Wonder as I Wander
Artist : John Jacob Niles
Album :
Composer : John Jacob Niles
Catalog : 405
Orchestra : Orange Mighty Trio
Label : SELF PROD
9:06 PM
All my Heart; O Little One Sweet; Myn lyking
Artist : Johann Georg Ebeling
Album :
Composer : Johann Georg Ebeling
Catalog : 106
Orchestra : Cambridge Singers
ReleaseYear : 1987
Label : Collegium
9:15 PM
Gesu Bambino
Artist : Pietro Yon
Album :
Composer : Pietro Yon
Catalog : 1698
Label : Channel Product
9:22 PM
Symphony No. 49 Christmas Symphony
Artist : Alan Hovhaness
Album :
Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 811
Orchestra : Northwest Sinfonia
Label : Crystal
9:46 PM
Christmas Medley
Artist : Traditional
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 18289
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : GSC
10:01 PM
Christmas; Sleep, my little child
Artist : Christmas Music
Album :
Composer : Christmas Music
Catalog : 10101
Orchestra : Ensemble Amarcord
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Apollon
10:06 PM
The Nutcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes
Artist : Peter Tchaikovsky
Album :
Composer : Peter Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 907493
Orchestra : Harmonie Ensemble
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Harmonia Mundi
10:09 PM
Old Christmas Music
Artist : Philip Lane
Album :
Composer : Philip Lane
Catalog : 572744
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Naxos
10:23 PM
Two Marian Pieces: Ave, Maria
Artist : Javier Busto
Album :
Composer : Javier Busto
Catalog : 5066
Orchestra : Phoenix Chorale
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Chandos
10:26 PM
Our Lord’s Nativity
Artist : Rihards Dubra
Album :
Composer : Rihards Dubra
Catalog : 1040
Orchestra : New York Latvian Concert Choir
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Albany
10:48 PM
Concerto No. 12 Christmas Concerto
Artist : Francesco Manfredini
Album :
Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 69749
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : EMI
11:01 PM
The Snowman: Prelude and Serenade
Artist : Erich Korngold
Album :
Composer : Erich Korngold
Catalog : 266
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : SELF PROD
11:06 PM
Christmas Medley
Artist : Traditional
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 49283
Orchestra : Copley Singers
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Gothic
11:27 PM
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Artist : Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane
Album :
Composer : Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane
Catalog : 7748
Orchestra : Imani Winds
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Koch
11:32 PM
O Nata Lux
Artist : Morten Lauridsen
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 262
Orchestra : King's Singers
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Signum
11:37 PM
At Midnight Hour; Joy Be With You; Carol of the Birds; Winter’s Falling Light
Artist : Medley
Album :
Composer : Medley
Catalog : 92173
Orchestra : Ensemble Galilei
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Dorian
11:48 PM
Four Seasons: Winter
Artist : Antonio Vivaldi
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 463259
Orchestra : Trondheim Soloists
Label : DG
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.

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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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