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

September 01, 2013

6:01 PM
The Maiden with the Daffodil
Artist : Eric Parkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Arnold Bax
Catalog : 8732
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Chandos
6:06 PM
Student Concerto
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Friedrich Seitz
Catalog : 56750
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Juilliard Orchestra
Instrument : ORr
TrackNumber : 4
Label : EMI
6:16 PM
Children Suite
Artist : Jie Chen, piano
Album :
Composer : Ding Shan-de
Catalog : 570602
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Naxos
6:25 PM
The Cusp of Magic: Royal Wedding
Artist : Wu Man, pipa
Album :
Composer : Terry Riley
Catalog : 360508
Orchestra : Kronos Quartet
Instrument : SX
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Nonesuch
6:33 PM
Dolly Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 9416
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Chandos
6:51 PM
L’Estro Armonico: Concerto No. 4 for 4 Violins
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9815
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Instrument : N
TrackNumber : 22
Label : Analekta
7:01 PM
Old and Lost Rivers
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Tobias Picker
Catalog : 62729
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Sony
7:06 PM
Oboe Sonata
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 9910
Orchestra : Amarillis
Instrument : TU
TrackNumber : 22
Label : Ambroisie
7:14 PM
Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 430278
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : OPp
TrackNumber : 4
Label : London/Decca
7:41 PM
Heather (Bruyeres)
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 80622
Instrument : Y
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Telarc
7:46 PM
3 Sacred Hymns
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alfred Schnittke
Catalog : 907331
Conductor : Paul Hillier
Orchestra : Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 13
Label : Harmonia Mundi
7:53 PM
Musical Moment No. 4
Artist : Paul Lewis, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 902136
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Harmonia Mundi
8:01 PM
String Poetic: Nocturne
Artist : Jennifer Koh, violin
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 103
Instrument : PR
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Cedille
8:06 PM
Deep Summer Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Libby Larsen
Catalog : 7520
Conductor : Marin Alsop
Orchestra : Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Koch
8:14 PM
Mountain Songs: He’s Gone Away
Artist : Paula Robison, flute
Album :
Composer : Robert Beaser
Catalog : 60115
Instrument : UX
TrackNumber : 3
Label : MusicMasters
8:20 PM
Piano Sonata No. 14 Moonlight
Artist : Yundi Li, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 17968
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : DG
8:38 PM
The moonlight
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 205
Conductor : Matti Hyokki
Orchestra : Helsinki University Men's Chorus
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Finlandia
8:40 PM
Tapiola
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 416600
Conductor : Colin Davis
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Philips
9:01 PM
Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 442275
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 19
Label : Philips
9:06 PM
The Piano: Big My Secret
Artist : Michael Chertock, piano
Album :
Composer : Michael Nyman
Catalog : 80357
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Telarc
9:10 PM
Gloria
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Thomas Tallis
Catalog : 118
Conductor : Harry Christophers
Orchestra : The Sixteen
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2000
Label : Linn
9:22 PM
Ballade No. 4
Artist : Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 97129
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Sony
9:33 PM
Scenes from Childhood (Kinderszenen): Dreaming (Traumerei)
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 87894
Conductor : Michael Stern
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Instrument : OR
TrackNumber : 13
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Sony
9:38 PM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 1
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557166
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : Naxos
10:01 PM
Suite from Esclarmonde: Hymenee
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 223354
Conductor : Kenneth Jean
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Marco Polo
10:06 PM
Mirror in the Mirror
Artist : Angele Dubeau, violin
Album :
Composer : Arvo Part
Catalog : 8731
Orchestra : La Pieta
Instrument : PRpr
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Analekta
10:15 PM
Lotus Eaters
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Andrew York
Catalog : 89100
Orchestra : Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2000
Label : Sony
10:20 PM
Serenade to Music
Artist : Jessica Rivera, soprano
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80676
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : LO
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Telarc
10:33 PM
Phantasy Quartet
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Imogen Holst
Catalog : 2013
Orchestra : London Conchord Ensemble
Label : recorded at BBC
10:45 PM
Fantasia
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412617
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Philips
11:01 PM
Skazka (Tale)
Artist : Hamish Milne, piano
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Medtner
Catalog : 67491
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Hyperion
11:03 PM
Skazka (Tale)
Artist : Hamish Milne, piano
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Medtner
Catalog : 67491
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Hyperion
11:06 PM
Lullaby and Doina
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Osvaldo Golijov
Catalog : 1005
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Instrument : SV
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : BSO
11:14 PM
Songs of enlightenment: I take refuge
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Donald Skirvin
Catalog : 807
Conductor : Eric Banks
Orchestra : The Esoterics
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Terpsichore
11:21 PM
Hansel and Gretel: Evening Prayer
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 5959
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : OL
TrackNumber : 3
Label : RCA
11:27 PM
Variations on Trockne Blumen
Artist : Frank Braley, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 45563
Instrument : PRrp
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Virgin
11:47 PM
Four Seasons: Autumn
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 80523
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : Orchestra of Flanders
Instrument : NYx
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Telarc
Commentary
1:00 pm
Fri March 20, 2009

Making The Perfect Exit

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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