ABC Classic 2

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ABC Classic 2
Broadcast areaWorldwide: Internet Radio
First air date1 June 2014
Format Classical music
Language(s)English
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations ABC Classic
Webcast Live stream
Website abcclassic2.tumblr.com

ABC Classic 2 is a classical music internet radio station available internationally online. It is operated by the ABC Classic team at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). [1]

Classical music broad tradition of Western art music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music. While a more precise term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820, this article is about the broad span of time from before the 6th century AD to the present day, which includes the Classical period and various other periods. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common-practice period. The major time divisions of Western art music are as follows:

ABC Classic

ABC Classic is a classical music radio station available in Australia and internationally. Its website features classical music news, features and listening guides. It is operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's national broadcaster founded in 1929. It is currently principally funded by direct grants from the Australian government, but is expressly independent of government and partisan politics. The ABC plays a leading role in journalistic independence and is fundamental in the history of broadcasting in Australia.

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History

ABC Classic 2, a music-only talk-free streaming station, was established in June 2014. [2] ABC Classic 2 is managed and programmed by the ABC Classic FM team. [1] ABC Classic 2 broadcasts only via an online stream and is available on the ABC's Android and iOS apps. [3]

Programming

Classic 2 specialises in streaming popular styles of classical music. The music on Classic 2 is performed exclusively by leading Australian orchestras, ensembles and soloists. No opera or vocal works are included in the playlist. During daytime and evenings Classic 2 typically broadcasts short excerpts from the classical repertoire, for example single movements from full symphonies. [2]

Australian performance

ABC Classic 2 broadcasts exclusively Australian artists performing classical music.

Overnights

Between midnight and 06:00, longer works are included, and Classic 2 programming is also broadcast as ABC Classic FM's "overnight" program. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 ABC Classic 2, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 5 June 2014, archived from the original on 1 February 2015
  2. 1 2 FAQs, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, archived from the original on 1 October 2015
  3. Frequently Asked Questions: Playing ABC Radio