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 05, 2013

7:01 PM
Two Landler
Artist : Vera Beths, violin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 1491
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Channel Classic
7:06 PM
Miller’s Dance
Artist : Manuel Barrueco, guitar
Album :
Composer : Manuel de Falla
Catalog : 66577
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : EMI
7:09 PM
Concerto Symphonique No. 4: Scherzo
Artist : Peter Donohoe, piano
Album :
Composer : Henry Litolff
Catalog : 66889
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : OPp
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Hyperion
7:17 PM
Bolero
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 413588
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : DG
7:34 PM
Men of Harlech
Artist : Sebastien Lipman, harp
Album :
Composer : John Thomas
Catalog : 570372
Orchestra : Lipman Harp Duo
Instrument : Y
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Naxos
7:39 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2
Artist : Gidon Kremer, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 415482
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic
Instrument : ORr
TrackNumber : 1
Label : DG
8:01 PM
Miniatures: Brecolada and Copla
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joan Manen
Catalog : 5570
Conductor : Gerard Claret
Orchestra : National Chamber Orchestra of Andorra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Nimbus
8:06 PM
Nocturnes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 400023
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Instrument : OZ
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Philips
8:30 PM
Lullaby
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 139
Instrument : PR
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Cedille
8:34 PM
The Comedians: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 73534
Conductor : Charles Groves
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Denon
8:52 PM
Presto
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 384
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 15
Label : Bis
9:01 PM
Toccata
Artist : Jian Wang, cello
Album :
Composer : Girolamo Frescobaldi (attrib.)
Catalog : 474236
Orchestra : Camerata Salzburg
Instrument : NR
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : DG
9:06 PM
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 449900
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : DG
9:10 PM
Sonata No. 4
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Marco Uccellini
Catalog : 907196
Orchestra : Romanesca
Instrument : RQ
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Harmonia Mundi
9:17 PM
Symphony No. 4
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 49176
Conductor : Joshua Bell
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Sony
9:52 PM
Capricho arabe
Artist : Sharon Isbin, guitar
Album :
Composer : Francisco Tarrega
Catalog : 23419
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 14
Label : Erato
10:01 PM
Summer Evening
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Oscar Merikanto
Catalog : 824
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 12
Label : Ondine
10:06 PM
Of the softest hair (Del cabello mas sutil)
Artist : Benita Valente, soprano
Album :
Composer : Fernando Obradors
Catalog : 9316
Instrument : KP
TrackNumber : 25
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Bridge
10:08 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80368
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Instrument : N
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Telarc
10:21 PM
Quintet
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 4011
Orchestra : Queen's Chamber Band
Instrument : RSUvr
TrackNumber : 15
Label : Four-Tay
10:40 PM
Epigraphs Antiques
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572568
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : Lyon National Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Naxos
11:01 PM
Sonata for Two Violins: Gigue and Presto
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Goldberg
Catalog : 309070
Orchestra : Musica Alta Ripa
Instrument : QR
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Dabringhaus
11:06 PM
Pearl Fishers: Au fond du temple saint (Temple Duet)
Artist : Gregory Cross, tenor
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 467632
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : OK
TrackNumber : 19
Label : London/Decca
11:14 PM
Portraits in Jazz: Waltz for Miles
Artist : Maria Corley, piano
Album :
Composer : Valerie Capers
Catalog : 857
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Albany
11:17 PM
5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 9593
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Chandos
11:29 PM
Cassation
Artist : Jean-Jacques Kantorow, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 73676
Conductor : Leopold Hager
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Auvergne
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Denon
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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