Since I’ve all but abandoned choral singing this year in favor of writing my thesis (and boy does it bum me out), I’m at least trying to get more new old music in my ears. I tend to forget the iPod at home so I’ve turned to internet radio. For a while I was listening to KALX, but it’s not conducive to writing. For a while I was hooked on SomaFM, but no station there is quite what I want to listen to, ever. Then I turned to KKJZ in Long Beach for my jazz fix. I highly recommend it. Anuraag seems to be good for Indian classical music, but there must be other ones out there.
Now I’m itching for some good old vocal polyphony. Chant will do in a pinch. I came across this Choral Treasure station which is ok, but are there alternatives. Perhaps this is something Choralista should be able to tell me about, hmmmm?
[UPDATE: I can’t complain about any radio station that plays the whole Missa Papae Marcelli, so I hope I don’t sound like I’m dissatisfied with Choral Treasure…]
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Choralista to the rescue… um, ok. maybe not.
Somehow, classical music stations have totally abandoned vocal music – even opera. It doesn’t make for good elevator music. snark, snark.
I’ve gotten hooked on XM radio. VOX 112 is all vocal classical western music all the time. They run operas during the day and prime-time. There is faboo choral music / art song / early music in the mornings before 9 AM, at night, and on weekends.
The classical radio station that we love to hate, KDFC, actually has a good sacred music show from 7-9 AM on Sundays. What a prime slot! ha ha. They used to air this show from 9-11, but thought that more people would like to hear a show surrounding snot-nosed prodigy performance competitions.
According to TdA (PacColleg soprano whom you know well), Pandora radio has finally broadened into classical music. I haven’t tried Pandora since the pre-classical days, but I liked what it gave me when i was trolling for obscure neo-folk acts.
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