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

May 24, 2015

6:01 PM
Madame Bovary: Waltz
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 1056
Conductor : Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra : City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : JO
TrackNumber : 16
Label : Silva
6:06 PM
The Deer Hunter: Cavatina
Artist : Angel Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Stanley Myers
Catalog : 80134
Instrument : ZX
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Telarc
6:10 PM
Flute Concerto
Artist : James Galway, flute
Album :
Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 26332
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : OUv
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : RCA
6:33 PM
Fantastic Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Turina
Catalog : 80574
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Telarc
6:50 PM
Play of the Elves
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 93699
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Brilliant
7:01 PM
Amadigi di Gaula: Sento la gioia (I feel the joy)
Artist : Alison Balsom, trumpet
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 40329
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : English Concert
Instrument : NW
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : EMI
7:06 PM
The Enchanted Forest (La foret enchantee)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Vincent D'Indy
Catalog : 10464
Conductor : Rumon Gamba
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Chandos
7:20 PM
The Hours: Dead Things
Artist : Valentina Lisitsa, piano
Album :
Composer : Philip Glass
Catalog : 478807
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2015
Label : London/Decca
7:27 PM
Souvenir of a Beloved Place: Meditation
Artist : Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 98346
Conductor : Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Instrument : ORr
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Hanssler
7:38 PM
Mas que nada
Artist : Milos Karadaglic, guitar
Album :
Composer : Jorge Ben
Catalog : 19383
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : DG
7:43 PM
Night Ride and Sunrise
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 65182
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 8
Label : EMI
8:01 PM
Ae Fond Kiss
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
Album :
Composer : Robert Burns
Catalog : 21290
Conductor : Rory Macdonald
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : OR
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : London/Decca
8:06 PM
Three-Part Sinfonia No. 2
Artist : Dmitry Paperno, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 74
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : Cedille
8:09 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 80071
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Telarc
8:21 PM
Winter Poem No. 1
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Glenn Buhr
Catalog : 5184
Conductor : Bramwell Tovey
Orchestra : Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : CBC
8:32 PM
A Lotus on Irish Streams
Artist : Matt Haimovitz, cello
Album :
Composer : John McLaughlin
Catalog : 2019
Instrument : PRrp
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Oxingale
8:43 PM
Harp Concerto
Artist : Silke Aichhorn, harp
Album :
Composer : Jean Eichner
Catalog : 777835
Conductor : Stefan Fraas
Orchestra : Kurpfalz Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : OYx
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : CPO
9:01 PM
Serenade for Strings: Andante
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 335109
Conductor : George Hanson
Orchestra : Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 18
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Dabringhaus
9:06 PM
Aeolian Suite
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 60586
Instrument : OXx
TrackNumber : 12
Label : Sony
9:19 PM
Springdans fra Vestfold (Dance from Vestfold)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Traditional Norwegian
Catalog : 2003
Orchestra : Trio Mediaeval
Instrument : LZ
TrackNumber : 13
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : ECM
9:23 PM
The Theory of Everything: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Johannsson
Catalog : 280
Conductor : Anthony Weeden/Ben Foster
Orchestra : Studio Orchestra
Instrument : OP
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Backlot
9:42 PM
Go from my window
Artist : Paul O’Dette, lute
Album :
Composer : John Dowland
Catalog : 907160
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 20
Label : Harmonia Mundi
9:47 PM
2 Nordic Melodies
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 572403
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Naxos
10:01 PM
Sehnsucht (Longing)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 80340
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Telarc
10:06 PM
Prelude and Quadruple Fugue
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 80392
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Telarc
10:14 PM
Rainbow Body
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Christopher Theofanidis
Catalog : 80596
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Telarc
10:29 PM
Woefully Arrayed
Artist :
Album :
Composer : William Cornysh
Catalog : 807555
Orchestra : Stile Antico
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Harmonia Mundi
10:37 PM
Liu Yang River
Artist : Yundi Li, piano
Album :
Composer : Traditional Chinese
Catalog : 88658
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : EMI
10:43 PM
Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Artist : Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Album :
Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 79187
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Instrument : K
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Nonesuch
11:01 PM
Suite from Esclarmonde: Hymenee
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 223354
Conductor : Kenneth Jean
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Marco Polo
11:06 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
11:15 PM
Arpeggione Sonata
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 63385
Orchestra : Australian Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : OXx
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Sony
11:39 PM
Butterflying
Artist : Nicola Sweeney, violin
Album :
Composer : Elena Kats-Chernin
Catalog : 58
Instrument : PR
TrackNumber : 13
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Signum
11:44 PM
Panamanian Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : William Grant Still
Catalog : 7154
Conductor : Isaiah Jackson
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 12
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.