Classical Coffeehouse: Saturday Espresso

SATURDAY, 10 am to 11 am on WRTI 90.1 and

WRTI's Debra Lew Harder
Credit Susan Michini

The Classical Coffeehouse with Debra Lew Harder serves up bright music that soothes and uplifts your soul every Saturday from 6 am to 12 noon.

YOU get to choose our Classical Coffeehouse Saturday Espresso! Every week, VOTE HERE from a selection of three musical “roasts”— works you know and love by the great composers. We'll pick the winner and you'll hear it during the 10 am hour. Cast your vote any day throughout the week, before 9 am on Saturday.

The playlist for the "Saturday Espresso" is below the voting form.

Join me on September 29th from 6 AM to noon for a glorious morning of music, including works by Norwegian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo. Gregg Whiteside will be co-hosting the show, so it will be extra delighful.

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Bonjour! Perhaps it’s French food you savor—a crusty baguette with a delicious frommage, a refreshing glass of French vin. Perhaps French couture or architecture delights you, or French art. At WRTI 90.1, our listeners adore French music, whose hallmarks are elegance, clarity, and devotion to sonic beauty.

Many WRTI listeners tell us that their fathers introduced them to the joys of music. My own dad, a terrific amateur tenor, did the same for me. He played opera full blast on our home stereo speakers at 6 am to wake us kids, and listened to me practice the piano when I was little.

Week of March 5, 2018. The album Romance is a luscious collection of works by composers ranging from J. S. Bach to cinema composer Hans Zimmer. It’s a repackaging of some of pianist Lang Lang’s recordings from the last seven or eight years, put together on one disc, with romance in mind.

Susan Michini

What goes beautifully with your Saturday morning French Roast or Double Cappuccino? The perfect blend of music!