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

August 31, 2013

9:01 PM
Prelude No. 5
Artist : Vassily Primakov, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 9348
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Bridge
9:06 PM
Romance
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Edward Elgar
Catalog : 64726
Conductor : Charles Groves
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : R
TrackNumber : 1
Label : EMI
9:12 PM
Maria Stuarda: Ah! dal ciel discenda un raggio
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 12818
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Bologna Theater Orchestra
Instrument : KO
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : DG
9:18 PM
Elegy for Violin and Strings
Artist : Eleonora Turovsky, violin
Album :
Composer : Keith Jarrett
Catalog : 9748
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici Montreal
Instrument : RSr
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Chandos
9:38 PM
Holberg Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 572403
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Naxos
10:01 PM
Aria
Artist : Thomas Labe, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80117
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 20
ReleaseYear : 1993
Label : Dorian
10:06 PM
Aria No. 3
Artist : Kim Kashkashian, viola
Album :
Composer : Tigran Mansurian
Catalog : 2065
Conductor : Gil Rose
Orchestra : Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Instrument : OR
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : ECM
10:12 PM
Symphony No. 8
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 2013
Conductor : Andris Nelsons
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Label : recorded at BBC
10:54 PM
Sonata
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Biagio Marini
Catalog : 99
Orchestra : Trio Settecento
Instrument : QS
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Cedille
11:01 PM
Grand Serenade: Minuet and Trio
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Anton Diabelli
Catalog : 311562
Orchestra : Neues Kammer Trio
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Schwann
11:06 PM
Two Pastorales
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Lou Harrison
Catalog : 67089
Conductor : Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra : Brooklyn Philharmonic
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 1992
Label : MusicMasters
11:11 PM
Quintet for English Horn and Strings: 2nd movement
Artist : Julie Ann Giacobassi, English horn
Album :
Composer : Eric Ewazen
Catalog : 102
Instrument : USv
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Fish Creek
11:19 PM
Sketch
Artist : Grant Johannesen, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 3032
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Vox
11:26 PM
Symphony No. 45 Farewell
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 443777
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Oiseau-Lyre
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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