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Midday Music with Peter Whorf

Weekdays 10am to 3pm

Tune in weekdays at 10am to hear Peter share musical insights with some of the top artists in classical music today. At noon, relax with Bach’s Lunch, a work by J. S. Bach. At 1pm, discover Midday Mozart. Then, just before 3pm, the Midday Finale will launch you into an afternoon of inspiring sounds.

Recent conversations have included interviews with Hilary Hahn, Alisa Weilerstein, Sharon Isbin, Nicola Benedetti, DSO Music Director Jader Bignamini and Detroit Opera President Wayne Brown. Peter has also spent some time with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Arts and Culture Director Rochelle Riley. You’ll also find Peter occasionally on Detroit Public Television’s One Detroit, where he serves as an arts and culture contributor. Peter’s past 90.9 in-studio conversations can be found on the 90.9 Soundcloud page.

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January 26, 2024

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January 24, 2024

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January 23, 2024

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January 22, 2024

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January 19, 2024

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January 18, 2024

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January 17, 2024

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January 16, 2024

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January 15, 2024

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January 12, 2024

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January 11, 2024

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January 10, 2024

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January 09, 2024

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January 08, 2024

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December 29, 2023

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December 28, 2023

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December 27, 2023

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December 26, 2023

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December 25, 2023

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December 22, 2023

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December 18, 2023

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December 15, 2023

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December 14, 2023

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December 13, 2023

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December 12, 2023

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December 11, 2023

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December 08, 2023

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December 07, 2023

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December 06, 2023

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December 05, 2023

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December 04, 2023

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December 01, 2023

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November 30, 2023

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November 27, 2023

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November 24, 2023

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November 23, 2023

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November 17, 2023

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November 16, 2023

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November 15, 2023

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November 14, 2023

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November 13, 2023

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November 09, 2023

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October 05, 2023

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October 04, 2023

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October 02, 2023

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September 29, 2023

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September 27, 2023

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September 08, 2023

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Midday Music with Peter Whorf Playlist January 31, 2024
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Cathy F

November 20, 202315:48:17

Liking this Tchaikovsky Suite, I don;t know if I have heard this before. It is a nice change from Marche Slav!

Phil Jackson (not the basket ball coach :)

November 13, 202316:51:34

Hi WRCJ,
Your new website looks great. However, for the past few days the display has shown “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” by Handel as being played, continuously. This is also shown when we view what’s playing on our car’s radio. The actual music played, and announcers, all sound AOK.

WorkerB

November 14, 202306:04:58

Hi Phil, sorry about that, we are in the process of replacing the music database computer in the main studio which may have caused problems with the title display. We are working on it right now.

Elissa Bluth

September 12, 202301:46:30

You played something I think on that day that was supposed to be a modern piece using instruments from brandenberg concerto it was from around 1911. I thought it was sibelius but I can’t find it, any clue?

WorkerB

September 12, 202302:39:55

Hi Elissa, we did play a piece by Sibelius on Midday Music Monday. It was The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109, No. 3. Was that the one you were looking for?

Gayle Turner

July 26, 202316:33:32

I have spent too much time looking for I thing on your playlist and I cannot find it. I think it was July 18 (could have been the 17th or 19th) around 2pm, a piece by Franz Schubert. He is my love and I really want to know what was played. Thanks! Gayle

WorkerB

July 27, 202312:14:45

Hi Gayle, a little before that on the 18th we played Schubert’s “Symphony No 8 in b, D 759 “Unfinished”: I Allegro moderato”. Was it that one?

Cathy Franklin

July 17, 202314:27:48

Oh man, thanks for the Gorecki. Haven’t heard it in quite awhile. So lovely.

WorkerB

July 17, 202316:06:22

You’re welcome Cathy. We try to sprinkle in some lesser known gems too.

David Williams

May 19, 202318:15:38

Hearing for the 1st time from Perrysburg Ohio sounds great

WorkerB

May 20, 202301:38:30

Thank you for joining us David!

William Sturm

May 11, 202317:17:32

The Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American” by William Grant Still sounded really great today. I don’t recall hearing it before… Thanks!

WorkerB

May 11, 202317:42:57

Sure, we were happy to play it!

Maria Cserhalmi

April 3, 202317:24:16

My composers are Beethoven and Rachmaninof for the competition.

WorkerB

April 3, 202318:02:13

Thank you Maria!

Wesley Smith

March 25, 202300:36:04

What was the “Concertata” by a German Composer, played today between 3pm – 5pm?

WorkerB

March 25, 202306:04:57

Hello Wesley, that was Concertante Music composed by Boris Blacher and performed by the German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin.

Christine

March 14, 202315:38:56

March 14th at 11:30 ish, what was playing before Harp Concerto Op4 #6 in B flat (Handel)? Or was that the same music that was playing at 11:37?

WorkerB

March 16, 202307:49:58

Hi Christine, here are the pieces from around that time:
11:20:39a Valse de concert, S430
Liszt, Franz
Howard, Leslie, piano
11:30:43a Harp Concerto in B Flat, Op. 4, No. 6 (HWV 294)
Handel, George Frideric
Holliger, Ursula, harp
Trevor Pinnock & English Concert
11:44:54a “Free and Easy”: Concert Suite from “Blues Opera” (orchestrated by Samuel Matlowsky)
Arlen, Harold
John Mauceri & Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Heather

March 6, 202315:32:17

I LOVE Mozart Symphony #40! My daughter played this with Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony some years ago and it is still a favorite memory. It was amazing to hear young musicians play this so well! Thanks for playing it. It made my day!

WorkerB

March 6, 202319:20:31

That’s nice to hear, thank you Heather. We play it gladly!

Anne Laurance

February 20, 202316:22:40

Where is Dave Wagner?

WorkerB

February 21, 202318:23:02

His vacation is almost over. He will return on Wednesday.

Michael Hyde

February 7, 202318:58:18

Greetings from New England! Peter played today (7-Feb-2023) Seigfried’s Funeral March. For me, the film connection with this music will always be the death of King Arthur in 1981’s Excalibur. (Which also introduced me to O Fortuna! Great memories.)

WorkerB

February 13, 202318:29:02

Thank you for listening from New England! Yes there was some good music in that film.

Joey Sims

February 7, 202317:25:27

great new webpage!

WorkerB

February 13, 202318:27:04

Thank you Joey!

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