Listen now: Curated playlists

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Classical IPR has created music mixes for many different moments and moods.

Check out our on-demand playlists below.

You'll need a free Spotify account to listen. 

Do you have an idea for a new playlist? Let us know!  


The Christmas season is a good time for contemplation and reflection.

Classical IPR has created a playlist of quiet holiday favorites.

Enjoy this curated selection of Christmas music that was chosen to soothe your spirit and warm your soul.

What happens when you take popular songs from the last half century and rework them for classical instruments?

In this curated playlist, Classical IPR offers you musical selections from blues, hip-hop, rock, pop and country, all reimagined for classical musicians. 

"Bohemian Rhapsody" for piano duo, Metallica for cello quartet, Britney Spears for ukulele orchestra, Dr. Dre for string trio, Nirvana for symphony orchestra - it's all here.


Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and we've cooked up a classical music playlist for the holiday.

Listen now: Repose

Nov 3, 2020

Repose has been a part of late nights on Classical IPR for decades.

But have you ever wanted to hear the show outside of the 10 p.m. time slot?

We've got you covered with our on-demand Repose playlist.

Beautiful, relaxing music is available any time, day or night! Listen on demand below.

You'll need a free Spotify account to listen.

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These days, lots of people are working from home.

Classical IPR has curated a playlist to help keep you on track during the workday.

It's a mellow blend of music by composers you know - and a few you might get to know - that we've chosen as just the right background mix for the day. 

The playlist is exactly eight hours long, so when you get to the finale of the William Tell overture, you know it's time to knock off for the day.

Listen on demand below.

Halloween is fast approaching, and we have a special playlist for the spooky season.

Classical IPR has curated an eerie playlist to get you in the Halloween mood, or to play in the background for your trick-or-treaters. 

From classic horror movie themes to avant-garde weirdness, we've got all kinds of creepy cuts to chill your bones! Some of these tunes might be too scary for radio!

Listen on demand below.

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At our friend Sierra's suggestion, Classical IPR has curated a playlist of music that stars the tuba.

We've included lots of pieces written specifically for the instrument by composers including Paul Hindemith, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Michael Daugherty and Jan Koetsier.

Among the tubists featured are Gene Pokorny, Patrick Sheridan, Carol Jantsch and James Gourlay, plus composer-tubists Kenneth Amis and Øystein Baadsvik.

Listen on demand below.

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Think you might like opera but don't know where to start? 

Classical IPR has you covered with our "Opera for beginners" Spotify playlist. 

We've collected some of opera's greatest arias (sung by a soloist), duets and choruses in a curated playlist. 

Listen on demand below.