Love

When most people think of a love song, it’s usually about being in, falling in, or falling out of a romantic relationship. Yet, we know love is not singularly focused on passion and can refer to other matters that stir our hearts, minds, and souls. As host of the “Spirit Soul Music” edition of Ovations on WRTI, Sundays from 6 to 9 AM, I believe that music, like love, should chart an adventurous, yet chilled-out path that opens unheralded gateways to one’s heartstrings.

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A Valentine’s weekend request show is in the works! WRTI Classical Hosts Debra Lew Harder and Mark Pinto will play your requests and dedications on Saturday, February 13th from 6 AM to 1 PM, during a very special edition of Saturday Morning Classical Coffeehouse and Overture.

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Pianist Jeffrey Siegel performs concerts with conversation, or "Keyboard Conversations," in cities across the U.S. He stopped by WRTI to play highlights of his upcoming program on love and music at the Kimmel Center, and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. Join us for music of Schumann, Chopin, Bartok and Liszt, Thursday, January 16th at 12:10 PM. 

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Love. It smacks us in the head, simmers when it’s cooking, and smolders when it’s over. The music we associate with love does, too. We asked WRTI hosts to give us their takes on the classical music and jazz that fuels the many emotions of love.

Are you a basic romantic, a starry-eyed sweetheart, a cranky curmudgeon, or a wizened veteran of love's enduring themes? Let’s hear from you! What concerto, song, movement, or jazz riff pulls on your heartstrings On Wednesday, February 14th we’re devoting our regular jazz and classical request hours to YOUR Valentine’s Day favorites. Tell us what they are!