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 wnyc 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.
MDR FIGARO Classic in Concert mdr figaro classic in concert Halle (Saale), Germany / Classical, Live Music
24 hours per day webradio MDR is presenting concert recordings and productions of classical music from high-quality orchestras from Germany.
Radio fips radio fips Göppingen, Germany / Alternative, Classical, Jazz
Local/Regional, advertisement-free radio station from Göppingen, Germany, streaming pop, rock, heavy metal, classical, jazz and local music into the web.
ohrmuschel ohrmuschel Munich, Germany / Classical, Electro, Rock
Classic little music tracks beside rock pop and ballads from the last years...
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.
Concertzender Gregoriaans concertzender gregoriaans Amsterdam, Netherlands / Christian Music, Classical, Gregorian Music
Gregorian singing and chours, presented by the dutch broadcaster Concertzenter.
WKAR - Michigan State University 90.5 FM wkar - michigan state university 90.5 fm East Lansing, USA / Classical, Folk, Jazz, Campus Radio, Music, News
WKAR provides you with news and classical music daily and overnight as well as jazz and folk on weekend evenings.

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.