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    The challenging tunes usually play in the middle of the night. By challenging, I mean Mahler, Bruckner, Shostakovich. Atonal? Forget it.

    Re doctors offices, I've only heard classical music in one. A dermatologist. Early music, and he played his own recs.

    Online stations I occasionally listen to-- KUAT-FM, KING-FM, WQXR-FM.

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    I miss Karl Haas. This is like a nightmare. I can't wait for Adventures in Good Music to be available again. I was raised on that program besides home listening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey View Post
    I miss Karl Haas. This is like a nightmare. I can't wait for Adventures in Good Music to be available again. I was raised on that program besides home listening.
    I wish someone could archive the entire run of his series for future generations to enjoy for free. That said though there are 47 episodes available for download at Archive.org. Here is the link:

    http://archive.org/search.php?query=...22Karl+Haas%22

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    our local classical station, KBYU, is pretty good. They do have a habit of getting a favorite and playing it alot before moving on to something else. They have a decent mix of periods and performers. The more "adventurous" music is on their 12-6AM program. They also have BBC world news bulletins. I used to think that all I needed was my ipod, but I heard some things on the radio that I liked but didn't have. I tend to switch back and forth. Just for jollies, give them a try. http://www.classical89.org/

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    I used to sit in for a classical announcer whenever she went on vacation. When she quit, I took over until they found someone willing to work for their minute salary. That was several months (six or seven).

    I tried to play as various a repertoire as I could, but I was always being cautioned that most people playing the radio were doing so for background, that if Varese or Xenakis went out over the local dentist's office, for instance, they'd switch to another station, or to canned music. And you can't lose the dentist/doctor office contingent!!
    If the patients at the dentist's were subjected to certain modern composers, it might make the actual procedures seem a lot less painful in comparison.
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    Found a Contemporary Classical Radio station on live365. Internet Radio is a gift.

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    I don't often listen to the classical radio station; I tend to be too much of a control freak to listen to the radio and have someone else pick for me.

    That said, I've been tuning in every now and again on my commute since the car I use does not have an auxillary output or CD player. I have been pretty happy with it. They do seem to enjoy their Vivaldi, but they don't overdose on the Four Seasons. I've heard Holst, Delius, Bruch. In other words, they don't recycle the WarHorses 500 times a day. I DON'T hear much Xenakis, Ligeti, etc. I'm ok with that.
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    Similar experience to Sonata for me. The station certainly doesn't just play the three B's, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, etc. Lots of lesser known composers, but those tend to be Baroque, early Classical or otherwise "pleasant" works. Lost of shorter works, and lots of Serenades and Romances and stuff with Spring, Summer or Autumn in the title (not just Vivaldi).

    Based on online playlist, last hour or two has been: Krebs, Spohr, Wolf, von Suppe, Turina, Boulogne Chev. de StGeorges, Vaughan Williams (On Wenlock Edge).

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    my take on this with terrestrial radio is much of their audience is in the car.
    the big rating periods are morning and evening drive and and the things I want to HEAR when I'm commuting are not the thing I might want to LISTEN to at home where I can give it fuller attention.

    I live in the Portland, Oregon area and the other night having dinner with friends I got in the car and they were playing Saint saen's 'organ symphony'. I entered half way through the first part of the first movement and was able to listen to until I got to near the end of the slow section about ten minutes later.. It was perfect music for what I needed to do.

    In fact, I was thinking how 'elegant' that work was and I haven't given that piece much thought in years.

    My guess is that I'm not that much different than a good chunk of their audience.
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    No programming complaints about my local station, WFMT. Well, for a while it seemed they were inexplicably playing Respighi's "Ancient Airs and Dances" a little too often, but that seems to have passed. They also broadcast a bunch of live and recorded concert performances and self-produced regular programs (including one dedicated to 20th and 21st century composers). My CD collection is actually sorely neglected because I can usually count on something interesting to be on the air.

    Here's a playlist from their "weekday morning rush hour" program from a random Wednesday morning (Oct 17):

    Mornings With Carl Grapentine.6:00 am
    Newscast.6:05 am
    Purcell: March & Gigue; Aria; Trumpet Tune
    Rolf Smedvig

    6:19 am
    Howells: Concerto for String Orchestra 1st mvt
    Royal Liverpool Phil Orch / Vernon Handley


    6:33 am
    Vaughan Williams: Symphony #2, "A London Symphony" (1912-13) Finale
    Royal Phil / André Previn

    6:50 am
    Howells: "Requiem" Psalm 23
    John Rutter


    6:53 am
    Boyce: Overture #4 in D
    Cantilena / Adrian Shepherd

    7:00 am
    Newscast.7:05 am
    Henry VIII: Keyboard pieces arranged for brass
    Philip Jones

    7:16 am
    Henry VIII: "Pastime with Good Company"
    EMI 73311-2


    .7:21 am
    Beethoven: Piano Sonata #20 in G, Op 49/2
    Stephen Kovacevich

    EMI CDC5-56148-2


    .7:34 am
    Glazunov: "Ouverture solennelle," Op 73
    Russian National Orch / Mikhail Pletnev

    DG 439892-2


    .7:47 am
    Tchaikovsky: String Quartet #1 in D, Op 11 Finale
    EMI 57144-2


    .7:55 am
    Rachmaninoff: "Polka de V R"
    Jorge Bolet

    Phi 456724-2 (2)


    .8:00 am
    Newscast.8:05 am
    Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D, R 428 (Op 10/3), "Il Gardellino"
    New Irish Chamber Orch / James Galway

    8:19 am
    Hahn: Song, "Le Rossignol des Lilas"
    Susan Graham

    Sony SK-60168


    .8:23 am
    Kodály: Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, "The Peacock" Excerpts
    Chicago Sym Orch / Neeme Järvi

    Chandos CHAN-8877


    .8:35 am
    Grainger: "Scotch Strathspey and Reel"
    English Country Gardiner Orch / Sir John Eliot Gardiner

    Phi 446657-2


    .8:48 am
    Schubert: Piano Sonata in A, D 959 Finale
    Stephen Kovacevich

    EMI CDC5-55219-2


    .9:00 am
    News Summary/Opening Wall Street.9:05 am
    Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel (1901-04)
    City of Birmingham Sym Orch / Sir Simon Rattle

    Thomas Allen

    EMI/Ang CDM7-64731-2


    .9:31 am
    Friedhofer: "The Adventures of Marco Polo" Suite (1937)
    William T Stromberg

    Marco Polo 8.223857


    .9:48 am
    Offenbach: "Le voyage dans la lune" Overture
    Philharmonia Orch / Antonio de Almeida

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    Portland's classical station plays a LOT of baroque, at least at the times of day when I can listen. They definitely have a penchant for Corelli trio sonatas, which are nice, but not what I want to listen to all the time. 20th century music (except the most "accessible" of it) is mostly restricted to a Saturday evening show, which makes me sad. But I know they program the way they do (conservatively) because it's what they have to do to survive. Unfortunately. I still like listening to radio because sometimes I discover new things that I really like that I might not have found on my own.

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    Every time I listen to the only art music station of my country they always play a Liszt piece. Too much Liszt! Too much romantic music! I want to heard more baroque pieces, not for only from Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi, and more modernistic works.

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    Pandora's classical service is not bad. You can get a commercial-free version for your IPhone for about $4/month (I don't know about PC's or other smartphones). They overplay well-known classical warhorses, but you can find great, lesser-known music if you hunt for it. They even play some avant-garde music, and again you have to hunt for it. They usually play only single movements of multi-movement works; however, they have a channel called something like "Classical Complete" that plays entire symphonies and concertos.

    In this thread I have already recommened vpr.net's excellent classical service. Unfortunately, I have never heard them play a single avant-garde piece.

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    last.fm is pretty good. I prefer it over Pandora for custom radio stations. Last.fm goes by genres and the tendency of the listener who prefers this Composer to play more of the other one as well. Like for example. People who tend to listen to Telemann also listen to Corelli.

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    Reading you guys makes me appreciate what we have here in Germany.

    As I type these words, I'm listening to a very atonal concert for piano and ensemble by Hugues Dufourt, on the public radio station for classical music no less (WDR3).
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