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Offline Sef

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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2010, 04:11:43 AM »
So I'm in the UK for a few days and so I searched for a Radio station to listen to and got Classic FM (which I've heard of from a "Top 100" complilation CD someone bought me years ago). So far it's full of "pap". Smooth Classics etc. What about the jagged classics - where can I get them from? Got me to thinking that because I can get just about any radio station on the internet from my iPhone, what classical stations are out there (in any country), and how would you describe their content?
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #61 on: March 15, 2010, 04:49:30 AM »
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #62 on: March 15, 2010, 05:11:51 AM »
Definitely avoid Classical fm - it's a joke. Radio 3 tries hard but is gradually diluting its content. It still has a lot of good stuff, though.
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #63 on: March 15, 2010, 06:50:48 AM »
Try MR3-Bartók Rádió. It is streamed from Hungary (a shocker, isn't it?) at 320 kbps. While I haven't tried the radio myself -- it's difficult to navigate without an English version of the site [addendum: and stream bits at @ 320 will definitely affect the internet bill amount adversely], I have downloaded a lot of ripped streams. Live concerts and a wide selection of repertoire.
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #64 on: March 15, 2010, 10:25:34 AM »
Sift through the offerings listed on this site: http://classicalwebcast.com/.  I'm sure you can find something to meet your needs.
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #65 on: March 15, 2010, 06:11:54 PM »
wprb.com, Princetone radio, has very creative classical programing. Eastern US time. It's worth listening to: the other morning I heard Morton Feldman next to Beethoven. Marvin Rosen has a fine contemporary program: mostly modern ormantic, but he also hosts an avant-garde show.

Unfortunately, WPRB broadcasts classical music only from 6 to 11 a.m. Eastern US time.

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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2010, 01:50:21 PM »
Thanks everyone - I'm now back in the US, so shall start trying out a few. If I find something I like I'll post on here.

If anyone else has any suggestions please keep them coming.
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2010, 09:30:28 AM »
How about nominating an internet classical streaming station, or stations, worthy of being kept on for hours or all day? For my own private humble two cents, this station would:

1. Not play much, or any, light frippery music that reminds one of circuses, pinwheels turning in the breeze or hussars doing the mazurka dressed in pink striped pajamas. You know what I mean...
2. Keep it serious. Music of the Classical era would tend to be thoughtful and creative and avoid  little symmetrical movements that sound like pretty clockwork. Music of the Romantic era would avoid lachrymose teary excesses.
5. Not play Broadway show tunes.
4. Have a minimum of announcer talk.

Please supply a link or links. I myself would nominate Danish Radio - DR - if I could figure out which of their many streams I usually try to listen to. I will try to get back here with a link before this thread runs its course.

Of course (if you must) you are free to take aim at my gatekeeping preferences.

 
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2010, 10:14:34 AM »
I usually end up just listening to my local classical station, which also streams: https://www.allclassical.org/modx/.  It's publicly funded, so no commercials, and they play pretty much nothing but complete works, including obscure music.  (It does have some recurring programs where film music and/or show tunes may intrude, but otherwise it's pretty serious.)
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« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2010, 07:48:51 PM »
I'm very fond of the main Classical channel at http://www.radioio.com/genres/Classical-Jazz. The little-known works get more attention than the warhorses, which is just the way I like it.
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2010, 07:53:57 PM »
Not a radio, but free and good quality streaming at www.grooveshark.com

Fantastic selection, I haven't been disappointed by it once since I started using it a month ago. From Prokofiev to Bach to Ligeti to Carter, it has it all.
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #71 on: March 18, 2010, 06:43:48 AM »
Not a radio, but free and good quality streaming at www.grooveshark.com

Fantastic selection, I haven't been disappointed by it once since I started using it a month ago. From Prokofiev to Bach to Ligeti to Carter, it has it all.

How do I use it? I'm there but cannot get it to do anything....

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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #72 on: March 18, 2010, 06:50:44 AM »
How do I use it? I'm there but cannot get it to do anything....

Do you see the large search bar at the centre of the page?


Not a radio, but free and good quality streaming at www.grooveshark.com

Fantastic selection, I haven't been disappointed by it once since I started using it a month ago. From Prokofiev to Bach to Ligeti to Carter, it has it all.

Imperfection, thanks for the link to Groove Shark. Although the name sounds familiar, I haven't been there before; but I already like their interface. :)
« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 06:53:00 AM by Opus106 »
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #73 on: March 18, 2010, 04:18:05 PM »
Do you see the large search bar at the centre of the page?


Imperfection, thanks for the link to Groove Shark. Although the name sounds familiar, I haven't been there before; but I already like their interface. :)

You are welcome  ;) It's such a great website. I was just listening to Prokofiev's Toccata, op.11 played by Argerich. Stunning quality, compared to youtube and most internet radios I've tried.

@Chaszz: You can create an account (although it's not necessary) first, then just go to the huge search bar in the middle, type in what you want to listen to, and hit enter. A list of tracks available will show up, and you double click on them to play them. If you are a registered member, you can favorite tracks, add them to your playlist (which will be saved automatically for future visits to the site), share them on facebook/twitter/myspace, and much more. I hope you'll enjoy discovering what else Grooveshark has to offer. As I said before, it's a fantastic website.
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2010, 11:56:49 PM »
self-serving though the point is: Classical WETA 90.9 (Washington DC, operating on EST) can be listened to on-line and via i-Tunes. Drive-time is to be avoided, of course, but other than that the programing is increasingly varied. And, if you are interested in vocal music, WETA has just, finally resuscitated "Viva la Voce", a dedicated internet-only ('radio') channel to broadcast vocal works which are, for commercial reasons, largely excluded from the regular music line-up.


All at www.ClassicalWETA.org
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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #75 on: March 26, 2010, 08:08:13 PM »
an interesting program coming up (Sibelius' 7th)
"BERKELEY SYMPHONY:  KALW is proud to be the exclusive broadcast home of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra.  Hear Music Director Joana Carneiro lead the orchestra in Steven Stucky’s Radical Light and Elegy, plus Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7 and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.  KALW’s Alan Farley hosts.  Full details and online program notes HERE.  Sunday March 28  from 4-6pm"
This station rarely gives me problems logging on to.
http://www.kalw.org/ 
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« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2010, 12:03:08 PM »
I  listen to spanish radio station "Radio Clásica". They play a wide repertoire, usually with entire pieces, and broadcast live concertos.

You can listen to it on line (small right window).

http://www.rtve.es/radio/radioclasica/

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« Reply #77 on: June 10, 2010, 10:13:55 AM »
Once again Medici.tv is broadcasting concerts from the Festival de Saint-Denis, free.  (And available for two months.) 

I also notice they are doing an entire Mahler cycle with Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris, all year.  Currently they have up Symphonies 1, 2, 6 and 8--again, all free.

And if you haven't experienced this website before, the audio and video quality are outstanding.

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Re: On Medici.tv: Festival de Saint-Denis and Eschenbach Mahler cycle
« Reply #78 on: June 10, 2010, 10:49:38 AM »
Once again Medici.tv is broadcasting concerts from the Festival de Saint-Denis, free.  (And available for two months.) 

I also notice they are doing an entire Mahler cycle with Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris, all year.  Currently they have up Symphonies 1, 2, 6 and 8--again, all free.

And if you haven't experienced this website before, the audio and video quality are outstanding.

--Bruce

 A new site for me, and one I am sure to revisit often - right now, they are playing one of my most cherished works, the Faure Requiem.

Thanks, Bruce!

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Re: Classical Radio Stations and Internet Broadcasts
« Reply #79 on: June 10, 2010, 10:57:31 AM »
The site is usually a membership-only site (i.e., you pay for access), but every summer, they offer broadcasts from Saint-Denis, Aix-en-Provence and (I hope) the Verbier Festival.  The latter usually has performances by Martha Argerich; one year I watched her do the Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto (with the young, talented Verbier Festival Orchestra) maybe five of six times.  The camerawork was superb, with some great close-ups of her hands. 

It's great, because if you like that performance you're watching, you can view it as often as you like.   :D

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