Playlist: Classical Music You Probably Know (But Can’t Name): Vol. 3

Whether through movies, advertising, samples, or other popular media, classical music is everywhere — you just have to know what to look for!

Playlist: Relaxing Romantic-Era Classical Music

Combining ardor and artistry, the Romantic Era emphasized lyricism, expression, drama, and passion.

Playlist: Classical Music for a Quick, Confidence-Boosting Commute

Whether you’re headed to work, school, or home, get to where you need to go with this propulsive, positive playlist.

Playlist: How Video Game Music Has Leveled Up

The first video games were completely silent — now they have full orchestral scores that adapt and respond to on-screen action.

Playlist: Classical Music Inspired by Birds

A motley medley of music inspired by birds of all feathers!

Stravinsky Top 10

No one was more pivotal in 20th century classical music than Igor Stravinsky. We rank his definitive top 10 works.

Playlist: 14 Works for the Solar Eclipse

Music to set the stage for a remarkable celestial spectacle.

Sounds Classical Volume II Playlist

Join hosts LaRob K. Rafael and Kristina Lynn as they share the second volume of their “Sounds Classical” Playlist. They explore music where R&B, Jazz, Culture, and Classical collide with selections from Janelle Monáe, Will Gregory, the Kruger Brothers, and more!

Playlist: 6 Classic Songs that Sample Classical Music

Let’s take a step back in time to hear how classical music influenced some of the 20th century’s hits!

Playlist: Classical Music for Cooking

Much like a gourmet dish, classical music is the result of many individual elements coming together. The composer, like a chef, must know the distinct flavor profiles of each instrument and how they complement each other.

Playlist: Jazz Takes on Classical Greats

The special bond between jazz and classical is growing closer by the day. So let’s appreciate these incredible renditions of timeless classical favorites!

Playlist: Beginner Concertos to Excite the Senses

Classical concertos are a great entry point for beginners. High-flying, exciting, virtuosic, they are often a pinnacle of solo performance.

Playlist: Modern Music for Holiday Merriment

From totally fresh arrangements of old tunes to new winter works altogether.

Playlist: The Best Classical Christmas Albums of 2023

Stunning renditions of contemporary works, stirring early music performances, and more.

Sounds Classical Playlist Volume III.

Hosts LaRob K. Rafael and Kristina Lynn share the third installment of their “Sounds Classical” Playlist series, highlighting artists that are utilizing classical sounds in non-classical spaces. Look forward to hearing music from French pianist Sofiane Pamart, singer-songwriter Andrew Bird, composer and cellist Abel Selaocoe, and much more.

Playlist: Classical Music for Reading

Whether you’re poring over a biography, traversing a novel, or perhaps writing something yourself, WFMT’s reading playlist is made to help you relax, focus, and get lost in literature.

Playlist: The Most Nostalgic Classical Music

Beloved music that is sure to conjure up fond, warm memories.

Playlist: Fall Folk Foliage — Songs Old and New for Autumn

As leaves change from green to gold and red, we are inspired to harvest some songs for the autumn season!

Playlist: WFMT Listeners’ First Favorites

We all came to love classical music in different ways. Here are some of the musical first loves of our WFMT listeners, in their own words.

Playlist: 8 Popular Songs that Sample Classical Music

Musicians from rap to alternative to K-Pop and beyond look to classical music for inspiration! Here are just a few creative examples.

Classical Music-Loving Animals to Bring a Smile to Your Face

Humans aren’t the only animals who love big orchestras! Check out our favorite videos of animals dancing along with, singing to, and enjoying classical music.

Playlist: 8 Works You Should Know by Lili Boulanger

Lili Boulanger died tragically at age 24, but luckily, appreciation for her prodigious music catalog is on the rise…

Playlist: Classical Music for Beach Days

Need some music for a day at the beach? These classical plays are the perfect soundtrack as you’re catching rays.

Playlist: Loud Classical Music

Whether you are looking to rev up for the race or drown out the din, this playlist of cacophonous classical music is for you.

Playlist: Classical Music You Probably Know (But Can’t Name): Vol. 2

Whether it’s cartoons, famous commercials, or cross-genre collaborations, you may be surprised to learn that you recognize this batch of music.

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