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Enjoy a Valentine's Day playlist curated by you

Enjoy romantic music for Valentine's Day chosen by Classical KC listeners.
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Enjoy romantic music for Valentine's Day chosen by Classical KC listeners.

What classical music sparks romance? On this special KC Local Feature, hear works chosen by Classical KC listeners that tugged at your heart strings, including music from Tchaikovsky, Puccini and Prokoviev.

Thanks to all of our listeners who submitted music for this Valentine's Day program. If your piece didn't fit into the timing for our show, scroll to the bottom for our Spotify playlist including all of your romantic music suggestions!


Brooke Knoll


Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Kurt Masur with the New York Philharmonic
Anne-Sofie Mutter - violin
Selected by Paul from Cambridge

by Victor Herbert
Keith Brion and the Slovak Radio Orchestra
Virginia Croskery - soprano
Selected by Marian from Leawood, KS

I Carry Your Heart
by John Woods Duke
Performed by Ruth Ann Swenson
Selected by Emily from Kansas City, MO

Bimba, bimba, non piangere
Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia
From Madame Butterfly
by Giaccomo Puccini
Erich Leinsdorf and Teatro dell'Opera, Roma, Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Leontyne Price - soprano, Richard Tucker - tenor
Selected by Rozanne from Kansas City, KS

Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, VI - Romeo And Juliet
by Sergei Prokofiev
Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra
Selected by Linda from Kansas City, MO

Theme from "Love Story"
by Francis Lai, arr. by A. Vinter
From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Selected by Sarah from Prairie Village, KS

"Waltz" from Sleeping Beauty
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Vernon Handley and the London Philharmonic
Selected by Dawn from Overland Park, KS

"Meditation" from Thais
by Jules Massenet
Yo-Yo Ma - cello, Kathryn Stott - piano
Selected by Mary from Overland Park, KS and Paula from Kansas City, MO

Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 - IV. Finale
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Philippe Entremont and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Selected by Blake from Independence, MO

Check out our Spotify playlist including more of your picks for romantic Valentine's Day music below.

Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and afternoon host for Classical KC. You can reach her at
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at