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 26, 2015

6:01 PM
Sir Roger de Coverley (A Christmas Dance)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 7139
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Koch
6:06 PM
Horn Concerto No. 1
Artist : Eric Ruske, horn
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80367
Conductor : Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : OWv
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Telarc
6:15 PM
Four Seasons: Summer
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2103
Conductor : Richard Tognetti
Orchestra : Australian Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Bis
6:27 PM
Piano Sonata No. 12
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 1944
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : ECM
6:48 PM
Gloriana: Courtly Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 80126
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Telarc
7:01 PM
What Wondrous Love is This
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 2205
Conductor : Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra : Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Instrument : LN
TrackNumber : 15
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Avie
7:06 PM
Fall of the Leaf (Elegy for Orchestra)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 64721
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 7
Label : EMI
7:18 PM
Andante
Artist : Chen Yi, violin
Album :
Composer : Edouard Lalo
Catalog : 220602
Instrument : RXrx
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : OUR Recordings
7:26 PM
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80059
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Telarc
7:44 PM
Poema Autunnale (Autumn Poem)
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 15535
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : ORr
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : London/Decca
8:01 PM
Sursum Corda
Artist : Catherine Manoukian, violin
Album :
Composer : Edward Elgar
Catalog : 81281
Instrument : RP
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Marquis
8:06 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 559164
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Naxos
8:19 PM
Waltz No. 6 Minute
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 466357
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 2
Label : London/Decca
8:22 PM
String Quintet No. 6 L’ucceliera (The Aviary)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 77159
Orchestra : Smithsonian Chamber Players
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 1991
Label : DHM
8:42 PM
Sarabande
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 417611
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 2
Label : London/Decca
8:49 PM
In a Landscape
Artist : Alexei Lubimov, piano
Album :
Composer : John Cage
Catalog : 1771
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : ECM
9:01 PM
Woodland Sketches (selected)
Artist : Paula Robison, flute
Album :
Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 60115
Instrument : UX
TrackNumber : 10
Label : MusicMasters
9:06 PM
Adagio for Strings
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 80474
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Telarc
9:14 PM
Summer Evening
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65067
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 10
Label : EMI
9:22 PM
Philomena: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alexandre Desplat
Catalog : 20213
Conductor : Alexandre Desplat
Orchestra : Studio Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : London/Decca
9:39 PM
Old American Songs: Simple Gifts
Artist : Zuill Bailey, cello
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 30025
Instrument : PR
TrackNumber : 14
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Steinway & Sons
9:44 PM
Dreaming Awake
Artist : Nicolas Horvath, piano
Album :
Composer : Philip Glass
Catalog : 677
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2015
Label : Grand Piano
10:01 PM
Four Medieval Dances: Galliarde
Artist : Rachel Talitman, harp
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lauber
Catalog : 505031
Instrument : UY
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Harp & Co
10:06 PM
Salut d’amour (Love’s Greeting)
Artist : Jan Vogler, cello
Album :
Composer : Edward Elgar
Catalog : 13065
Conductor : Helmut Branny
Orchestra : Dresden Kapellsolisten
Instrument : OR
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Sony
10:09 PM
Dalecarlian Suite No. 1
Artist : Jakob Lindberg, lute
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 1199
Instrument : Xx
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Bis
10:22 PM
Canon
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 429390
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 1
Label : DG
10:27 PM
Triodion
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Arvo Part
Catalog : 49
Conductor : Peter Phillips
Orchestra : Tallis Scholars
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 19
ReleaseYear : 2015
Label : Gimell
10:42 PM
An Exaltation of Larks
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 9379
Orchestra : Lark Quartet
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Bridge
11:01 PM
String Quartet No. 1: 3rd movement
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Heitor Villa-Lobos
Catalog : 90205
Orchestra : Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Instrument : 1
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 1995
Label : Dorian
11:06 PM
Four Characteristic Pieces
Artist : Thea King, clarinet
Album :
Composer : William Hurlstone
Catalog : 66014
Instrument : Uv
TrackNumber : 13
Label : Hyperion
11:21 PM
Concerto for Cello and Strings: Longing
Artist : Kristina Blaumane, cello
Album :
Composer : Dobrinka Tabakova
Catalog : 2239
Conductor : Maxim Rysanov
Orchestra : Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : ORr
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : ECM
11:32 PM
Mater Christi nobilis
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 1753
Orchestra : Trio Mediaeval
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : ECM
11:34 PM
Die Forelle (The Trout)
Artist : Daniil Trifonov, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 530
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Mariinsky
11:38 PM
Grand Duo Concertante
Artist : Laurel Zucker, flute
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 66012
Instrument : UXvx
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Cantilena

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.