Classical Mornings

Mondays-Fridays, 5-9 a.m.; Saturdays, 6 a.m.-noon; Sundays, 6-10 a.m. on KLRE
John Zech, Lynne Warfel, Mindy Ratner

John Zech hosts Classical Mornings Monday-Friday.

John is a radio veteran with 21 years of broadcasting experience. He is an accomplished trombonist whose knowledge and love of classical music make him a perfect fit for a classical music series.

Lynne Warfel hosts Classical Mornings on Saturdays.

Mindy Ratner hosts Classical Mornings on Sundays.

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December 22, 2014

5:01 AM
Four Preludes for Guitar
Artist : Victoria Drake, harp
Album :
Composer : Manuel Ponce
Catalog : 5179
Instrument : Y
TrackNumber : 12
Label : Well-Tempered
5:06 AM
Gymnopedie No. 1
Artist : Hakon Austbo, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 93302
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Brilliant
5:10 AM
Splendid Jewel
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Stephen Paulus
Catalog : 107
Orchestra : Chicago a cappella
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Cedille
5:15 AM
Caprice and Elegy
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 2077
Conductor : Eric Fenby
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : ORr
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Unicorn
5:24 AM
Messiah: There were shepherds abiding in the field
Artist : Kathleen Battle, soprano
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 49027
Conductor : Andrew Davis
Orchestra : Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : LNK
TrackNumber : 14
Label : EMI
5:33 AM
African Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Fela Sowande
Catalog : 5135
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : National Arts Centre Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 14
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : CBC
6:01 AM
Composers Datebook
Artist :
Album :
Label :
6:03 AM
Serenata alla spagnuola (Spanish Serenade)
Artist : Yuli Turovsky, cello
Album :
Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 9897
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici Montreal
Instrument : OR
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Analekta
1:00 pm
Fri March 20, 2009

Making The Perfect Exit

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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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