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.

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Playlist

July 23, 2014

7:01 PM
Suite for Viola and Piano: Poetic
Artist : George Frederick McKay
Album :
Composer : George Frederick McKay
Catalog : 559143
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Naxos
7:06 PM
Shepherd’s Hey
Artist : Percy Grainger
Album :
Composer : Percy Grainger
Catalog : 9493
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:09 PM
Valsa No. 3
Artist : Armando Neves
Album :
Composer : Armando Neves
Catalog : 31979
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Telarc
7:13 PM
Concerto for Oboe and Violin
Artist : Johann Sebastian Bach
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 60211
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : Sony
7:32 PM
Piano Sonata No. 15 Pastoral
Artist : Ludwig van Beethoven
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 901909
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Harmonia Mundi
8:01 PM
Sonata No. 3
Artist : Giovanni Fontana
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Fontana
Catalog : 2106
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : ECM
8:06 PM
Cockaigne Overture (In London Town)
Artist : Edward Elgar
Album :
Composer : Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6123
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : ASV
8:23 PM
Concerto for Three Violins
Artist : Antonio Vivaldi
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7790
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Koch
8:34 PM
Trumpet Concerto
Artist : Leopold Mozart
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 80227
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:49 PM
A Tall Story for Orchestra
Artist : Jerome Moross
Album :
Composer : Jerome Moross
Catalog : 1400
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Albany
9:01 PM
Il Signor Bruschino: Overture
Artist : Gioacchino Rossini
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 999063
Orchestra : Haydn Orchestra
Label : CPO
9:06 PM
Concerto for 2 Orchestras No. 1
Artist : George Frideric Handel
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 63073
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
ReleaseYear : 1998
Label : Sony
9:21 PM
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Artist : Aram Khachaturian
Album :
Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 8927
Label : Chandos
9:31 PM
Csardas
Artist : Vittorio Monti
Album :
Composer : Vittorio Monti
Catalog : 19758
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : DG
9:37 PM
The Isle of the Dead
Artist : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 64530
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : EMI
10:01 PM
Flute Concerto No. 161: Presto
Artist : Johann Quantz
Album :
Composer : Johann Quantz
Catalog : 210018
Orchestra : Dresden Chamber Soloists
Label : ArsVivendi
10:06 PM
Battle Galliard
Artist : Samuel Scheidt
Album :
Composer : Samuel Scheidt
Catalog : 9815
Orchestra : Hesperion XXI
Label : Alia Vox
10:10 PM
Orchestral Suite No. 1
Artist : Johann Sebastian Bach
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 48
Orchestra : Cafe Zimmermann
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Alpha
10:35 PM
Andante and Hungarian Rondo
Artist : Carl Maria von Weber
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria von Weber
Catalog : 432081
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Label : Philips
10:46 PM
Harmonies du Soir (Evening Harmonies)
Artist : Franz Liszt
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 3030
Label : Delos
11:01 PM
Modern Times: Smile
Artist : Charlie Chaplin
Album :
Composer : Charlie Chaplin
Catalog : 61731
Orchestra : I Salonisti
Label : Sony
11:06 PM
Flute Quartet No. 4
Artist : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 601
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Chamber Players
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : BSO
11:20 PM
Cello Concerto
Artist : Antonin Dvorak
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 19765
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : London/Decca
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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