Classical Radio

Stations with Genre Classical

Whisperings Solo Piano Radio whisperings solo piano radio Eugene, USA / Classical, Jazz, Music
Great piano-virtuosi and new talents of classical music and jazz, all on Radio Solo Piano.
Radio Swiss Classic radio swiss classic Bern, Switzerland / Classical
Classic music classics at the swiss radio station Swiss Classic.
Ancient FM ancient fm Kingsbridge, Canada / Classical, Folk, Medieval, Music
Early classics from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, streamed on this online radio station.
WNYC 93.9 FM wnyc 93.9 fm New York City, USA / Classical, Culture, Music, News and Talk
WNYC is one of New York's flagship public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from the region.
CALM RADIO - Sergei Rachmaninoff calm radio - sergei rachmaninoff Markham, Canada / Piano Music, Classical, Music
A radio station collection of the finest music from Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943).
CALM RADIO - Antonio Vivaldi calm radio - antonio vivaldi Markkleeberg, Canada / Classical, Music only
A radio station gathering and playing the most famous musical works of Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).
CALM RADIO - Chopin calm radio - chopin Markham, Canada / Classical, Piano Music, Music
Featuring the most famous works of composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849).
CALM RADIO - Classical Guitar calm radio - classical guitar Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
A collection of the finest classical guitar music around.
CALM RADIO - Concertos calm radio - concertos Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
Experience the concerto with this dedicated CALM RADIO station.
CALM RADIO - Elite Artists calm radio - elite artists Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
A mix of piano and guitar, contemporary and new age, artists..
CALM RADIO - Eric Harry & Friends calm radio - eric harry & friends Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
A collection of the favourite music from CALM RADIO Founder Eric Harry & Friends.
CALM RADIO - Debussy calm radio - debussy Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
Celebrating the musical creations of French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918), a prominent figure associated with Impressionist music.
CALM RADIO - Francis Poulenc calm radio - francis poulenc Market Weighton, Canada / Piano Music, Classical, News
A collection of the most notable works by French composer and pianist, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963).
CALM RADIO - Gustav Mahler calm radio - gustav mahler Market Weighton, Canada / Classical, News
A station celebrating the most famous works of Austrian late-Romantic composer, Gustav Mahler.
CALM RADIO - Maurice Ravel calm radio - maurice ravel Markham, Canada / Jazz, Classical, Baroque, Music
Gathering the most celebrated works of French composer, pianist and conductor, Maurice Ravel.
CALM RADIO - Solo Guitar calm radio - solo guitar Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
The best most complete mix of solo guitar classics!
CALM RADIO - Wagner calm radio - wagner Markkleeberg, Canada / Classical, Music only
Dedicated station to the best works of nineteenth century, German composer, Wagner.
CALM RADIO - Yo-Yo Ma calm radio - yo-yo ma Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
Celebrating the works of prolific, French born, American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (1955-).
CALM RADIO - Flute calm radio - flute Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
Find new Flute favorites with this dedicated radio station from CALM RADIO.
CALM RADIO - Frederick Delius calm radio - frederick delius Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
A station honoring the compositions of English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934).
CALM RADIO - Symphony calm radio - symphony Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
A Symphonic Masterclass. The classics are captured on this Symphony dedicated radio station!
CALM RADIO - Viola da Gamba calm radio - viola da gamba Markham, Canada / Classical, Music
Capturing the string sounds of the Viola da Gamba, an instrument originally from Spain, most popular in the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
CALM RADIO - Erik Satie calm radio - erik satie Markham, Canada / Piano Music, Classical, Music
A dedicated collection of the most famous works of French composer and pianist, Erik Satie (1866-1925).
101.ru: Opera 101.ru: opera Moscow, Russia / Classical, Opera
Enjoy opera with 101.ru Opera russian online radio.
101.ru: Pop Classical 101.ru: pop classical Moscow, Russia / Classical, Opera
This online radio plays popular classical music. Operettas and pop classics to real classical tunes.
121 WebRadio - Jazz and Classical 121 webradio - jazz and classical Montpellier, France / Classical, Jazz
The other side of music - web radio 121 plays independent music away from the mainstream. This stream plays classical and jazz music.
1.FM - Otto's Baroque Music 1.fm - otto's baroque music Zug, Switzerland / Classical, Baroque
1.FM’s Otto's Baroque Musick is bringing to you the sounds of the baroque era (ca. 1600-1750) for your listening pleasure.
1.FM - Otto's Classical Music 1.fm - otto's classical music Zug, Switzerland / Classical
Presenting mostly the classical era you have the pleasure to listen to some of the greatest music performed by the best conductors and orchestras.
1.FM - Otto's Opera House 1.fm - otto's opera house Zug, Switzerland / Classical, Opera
Listen to over 1000 complete and uninterrupted operas from the baroque era to modern days performances.
Bhajans Radio Guyana bhajans radio guyana Guyana / Classical, Easy Listening, Religion, Spirituality, Music
From Guyana to the world, this radio station presents Bhajans from international and local artists, 24/7.
BigR - Christmas Classics bigr - christmas classics Bothell, USA / Christmas, Classical, Christmas
Presenting the Christmas Classics channel from Big R Radio.
Bartok Radio bartok radio Budapest, Hungary / Classical, Jazz
MR3 Bartók Rádió is the radio station in Budapest, Hungary for classical music. In addition, one can hear jazz music and news here in Hungarian.
AbacusFM Classical abacusfm classical London, United Kingdom / Classical, Music
AbacusFM brings classical music to the radio.

Classical Music - from Choir-Stalls to Concert Halls

Classical music has enchanted listeners for many hundreds of years and to this day has a significant music following. Its highpoint was in the 18th century in Vienna when famous composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven und Joseph Haydn accomplished masterful symphonies, piano concertos and orchestral works. However, the classical repertoire encompasses much more than that. Moving Italian operas from Verdi and Puccini played with the hearts of classical lovers.

Where did it all come from?

Believe it or not, music from the medieval Era (500-1400), including religious gregorian music, is the early ancestor of classical music as it is known it today. The early church controlled this music style by introducing particular rules regarding melody and rhythm. Ancient FM captures the simple, ordered and pleasant sound of this formation period.

Moving swiftly on we reach the baroque era (1600-1760), witnessing the development of several musical genres, which inspired composers for centuries to come. This period saw the birth of the orchestra, opera, the concerto, sonata and more! Weird (some more than others) and wonderful instruments were developed and used, including the hurdy-gurdy, harpsichord, bass violin and baroque guitar. The intricate sound of a whole host of composers, including Arcangelo Corelli, Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau, François Couperin, Alessandro Scarlatti and Domenico Scarlatti (the list goes on!), played a larger role in public and private life as music was not only played within church circles but also featured at dinner parties or at wealthy households where the style Tafelmusik, meaning table music, grew in popularity - Georg Philipp Telemann is most associated with this style. Music for the individual was becoming music for the masses. Get a real feel for it all with RadioTunes - Baroque Period.

Who are the most famous composers from this time period?

The main culprits behind the outburst mentioned above are household names Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Frideric Handel and Antonio Vivaldi. These artists spearheaded the shift from the baroque era to the classical era (1730-1820), pushing the established boundries with new hamonies and complex melodic lines. Classical composers Joseph Haydn, largely responsible for developing the string quartet into its current form, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who developed and popularised the piano concerto, in particular were, and continue to be highly regarded due to their popular style typically based around symmetry and their use of the sonata form compositional structure, influencing Western art music for years to come.

Which classical stations can we recommend?

From preludes to the postmodern, sonatas to symphonies, classical radio stations Linn Classical, WQXR 105.9 FM and Classic FM can take over from here to give life to the written history and eras above and to celebrate this genre in all its variations, recognising and giving thanks to those who helped make it what it is to this day.