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 23, 2015

9:01 PM
Divertimento No. 1: 2nd movement
Artist : Lajos Lencses, oboe
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 98277
Orchestra : Auer Quartet
Instrument : SU
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Hanssler
9:06 PM
Waltz No. 10
Artist : Richard Raymond, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 3158
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Analekta
9:10 PM
Homeward Bound
Artist : Bryn Terfel, baritone
Album :
Composer : Marta Keen
Catalog : 18931
Conductor : Mack Wilberg
Orchestra : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Instrument : KLO
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : DG
9:18 PM
Symphony No. 1 Spring
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2213
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Koss
9:52 PM
Sonata No. 8
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean-Fery Rebel
Catalog : 129
Orchestra : Trio Settecento
Instrument : RQ
TrackNumber : 19
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Cedille
10:01 PM
Minuet
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Andre Gretry
Catalog : 1095
Conductor : Stefan Sanderling
Orchestra : Bretagne Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 2
Label : ASV
10:06 PM
Prague Waltzes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464647
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 16
Label : Philips
10:14 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 3
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 410897
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : English Concert
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Archiv
10:28 PM
Pavane
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 9810
Orchestra : Duo Similia
Instrument : UX
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Analekta
10:33 PM
Piano Sonata No. 19
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 479432
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : DG
10:42 PM
Violin Sonata No. 3
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 907250
Instrument : SRr
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Harmonia Mundi
11:01 PM
Clarinet Quintet: 3rd movement
Artist : Anthony McGill, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 147
Orchestra : Pacifica String Quartet
Instrument : SUv
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Cedille
11:06 PM
Homestead Dances: Farmhands’ Dance
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Don Ray
Catalog : 1058
Conductor : Derek Gleeson
Orchestra : Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Albany
11:12 PM
Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss, Jr.
Catalog : 45998
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : JO
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Erato
11:25 PM
La Dangereuse
Artist : William Chapman Nyaho, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludovic Lamothe
Catalog : 1242
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 13
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : MSR
11:31 PM
Empress of the Pagodas
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 54853
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 20
Label : EMI
11:35 PM
String Quartet No. 22 Prussian
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3192
Orchestra : Shanghai Quartet
Instrument : S1
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Delos

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.