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

May 11, 2013

9:01 PM
Serenade No. 6 Serenata Notturna: Minuet and Trio
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 907280
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : English Concert
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Harmonia Mundi
9:06 PM
The Immovable Do
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Percy Grainger
Catalog : 9554
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Chandos
9:12 PM
Valse Triste
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 62190
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Warner
9:18 PM
Piano Sonata No. 16
Artist : Paul Lewis, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 901902
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Harmonia Mundi
9:45 PM
Oboe Concerto
Artist : Lajos Lencses, oboe
Album :
Composer : Christoph Forster
Catalog : 98217
Conductor : Christophe Poiget
Orchestra : La Follia
Instrument : OUv
TrackNumber : 16
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Hanssler
10:01 PM
Tarantella
Artist : Werner Thomas, cello
Album :
Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 131851
Conductor : Hans Stadlmair
Orchestra : Munich Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : OR
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 1986
Label : Orfeo
10:06 PM
Sinfonia La tempesta di mare (Storm at Sea)
Artist : Fabio Biondi, violin
Album :
Composer : Carlo Monza
Catalog : 63430
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Instrument : N
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Virgin
10:12 PM
Preludio No. 15
Artist : Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Album :
Composer : Flausino do Vale
Catalog : 62546
Instrument : RP
TrackNumber : 15
Label : RCA
10:15 PM
Symphony No. 4 Italian
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 414665
Conductor : Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 7
Label : London/Decca
10:45 PM
The Gadfly: Romance
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 17609
Conductor : Kirill Karabits
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : OR
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : London/Decca
10:51 PM
Variations on a Theme by Mozart
Artist : Narciso Yepes, guitar
Album :
Composer : Fernando Sor
Catalog : 423699
Instrument : Xx
TrackNumber : 10
Label : DG
11:01 PM
Suite No. 1: Gavotte
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 550644
Conductor : Stefan Sanderling
Orchestra : National Symphony of Ireland
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Naxos
11:06 PM
Beautiful Evening (Beau soir)
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 445826
Instrument : PR
TrackNumber : 13
Label : DG
11:10 PM
Toccata and Fugue
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 38915
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : Philadelphia Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Sony
11:19 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 10
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 6305
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Instrument : NRrc
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Denon
11:36 PM
Symphonic Variations
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 420349
Conductor : Colin Davis
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Philips
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.

(Soundbite of interview)

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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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