Music for Your Lifestyle

Classical music makes such a wonderful soundtrack for our lives.  Sometimes we need music to get us going, and other times we need to wind down.  Check here for our latest classical music recommendations… just for you.

Classical KING FM YouTube Playlists You May Enjoy

Classical KING FM SoundCloud Playlists You May Enjoy – All featuring performances from the KING FM studios.

Time to Get Down to Homework Playlist

Fatigue of the noggin? Energize your brain and focus yourself for increased productivity with our curated homework playlist.

We also recommend:  The Entire Classical Bucket List: 98 Pieces That Everyone Should Hear in Their Lifetime, curated by Seattle musicians and KING FM staff.

One of our favorites: Geoffrey Boers’ Classical Bucket List

As Director of Choral Activities at the University of Washington and Director of the Tacoma Symphony Chorus, Dr. Boers is an expert in music for voice. He also shows his love of instrumental music in his bucket list of ten works, conveniently arranged in thematic pairs.

2 in honor of spirits and goblins:
Duruflé: Requiem
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye

2 in honor of October:
Whitacre: October (version for Strings)
Whitacre: Alleluia (version for voices)

2 tone poems:
Strauss: Don Juan
Strauss: Der Abend (tone poem for voices)

2 pieces for the soul:
Barber: Adagio For Strings
Barber: Agnus Dei (version for voices)

2 pieces to energize during darkening days:
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Runestad: Spirited Light

Listen to Dr. Boers’ full playlist below.

Jeff Fair’s Classical Bucket List
Jeffrey Fair has been the Principal Horn of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since February 2013 and a member of the Orchestra since 2003. He also performs as Principal Horn of the Seattle Opera and has served as guest Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra. Since 2004, he has appeared regularly at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival.

Click play on the video below to hear Jeff’s selections:
Debussy: La Mer
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Mozart: Horn Concerto #3 in E flat major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor “Choral”

Perfect Dinner Party Playlist

Click play on this KING FM-curated YouTube playlist of music for your evening gathering, or maybe just a refined solo dinner. Let Chopin, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more set the mood.

Music for the Outdoors Playlist

Click play on this KING FM-curated YouTube playlist and head outdoors with this rundown of some of our classical favorites.

Music to Read By

Listen to our curated Soundcloud playlist: the perfect accompaniment for studying, your favorite book, or just letting your mind wander.