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 30, 2015

7:01 PM
Pieces from the Lumley Part Books (selections)
Artist : Anonymous
Album :
Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 907478
Orchestra : Fretwork
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Harmonia Mundi
7:06 PM
Concerto alla rustica (Rustic Concerto)
Artist : Antonio Vivaldi
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 90255
Orchestra : The King's Violins
Label : Dorian
7:11 PM
Choral Fantasy
Artist : Ludwig van Beethoven
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 438005
Orchestra : Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:30 PM
Tragic Overture
Artist : Johannes Brahms
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 5406
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA
7:44 PM
Sonata No. 10
Artist : Niccolo Paganini
Album :
Composer : Niccolo Paganini
Catalog : 553142
Label : Naxos
8:01 PM
Nocturne No. 2
Artist : Frederic Chopin
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 447096
Label : DG
8:06 PM
Three Botticelli Pictures
Artist : Ottorino Respighi
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 416
Orchestra : Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Label : Albany
8:26 PM
Piano Concerto: Adagio
Artist : Maurice Ravel
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 3245
Orchestra : MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2015
Label : Sony
8:37 PM
Scherzando No. 2
Artist : Franz Joseph Haydn
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577
Orchestra : Haydn Ensemble Berlin
ReleaseYear : 1998
Label : EMI
8:46 PM
Der Friedensengel (The Angel of Peace): Prelude
Artist : Siegfried Wagner
Album :
Composer : Siegfried Wagner
Catalog : 999003
Orchestra : Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
Label : CPO
9:01 PM
Spanish Serenade (Spanisches Standchen)
Artist : Xaver Scharwenka
Album :
Composer : Xaver Scharwenka
Catalog : 67565
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Hyperion
9:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 (after Corelli)
Artist : Francesco Geminiani
Album :
Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 907261
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harmonia Mundi
9:16 PM
Perpetual Motion Piece No. 3
Artist : Francis Poulenc
Album :
Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 692
Label : ASV
9:22 PM
Serenade for Strings
Artist : Lennox Berkeley
Album :
Composer : Lennox Berkeley
Catalog : 9981
Orchestra : BBC Welsh National Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Chandos
9:36 PM
Symphony No. 31
Artist : Alan Hovhaness
Album :
Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 811
Orchestra : Northwest Sinfonia
Label : Crystal
10:01 PM
Passaggio
Artist : Ludovico Einaudi
Album :
Composer : Ludovico Einaudi
Catalog : 17999
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : DG
10:06 PM
Concerto for Two Flutes
Artist : Antonio Vivaldi
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 553204
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
10:13 PM
La Tempete (The Tempest)
Artist : Ernest Chausson
Album :
Composer : Ernest Chausson
Catalog : 8369
Orchestra : Belgian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:23 PM
American Suite
Artist : Antonin Dvorak
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90723
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Virgin
10:46 PM
Jubilation, shouts of glee
Artist : Carl Nielsen
Album :
Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 220569
Orchestra : Ars Nova Copenhagen
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Dacapo
10:50 PM
El canto de ruisenor (Song of the Nightingale)
Artist : Pablo de Sarasate
Album :
Composer : Pablo de Sarasate
Catalog : 7
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Canary Classics
11:01 PM
Triquilandia/Seguidilla
Artist : Emilio Pujol
Album :
Composer : Emilio Pujol
Catalog : 80633
Label : Telarc
11:06 PM
Flute and Harp Concerto
Artist : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 427677
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : DG
11:33 PM
How fair this spot
Artist : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 88328
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : EMI
11:37 PM
Tralala
Artist : Christina Courtin
Album :
Composer : Christina Courtin
Catalog : 21593
Orchestra : Brooklyn Rider
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Mercury
11:45 PM
Syncopation
Artist : Fritz Kreisler
Album :
Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 52568
Label : Sony
11:48 PM
Spiral
Artist : Paul McCartney
Album :
Composer : Paul McCartney
Catalog : 56897
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : EMI

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.