Our current program structure:
Starting about 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., we broadcast our Relaxed Morning Program. In this program, we mix Guitar works from modern composers with selected Jazz musicians like Rabih Abou-Khalil (Lebanon), Anouar Brahem (Tunesia), Abdullah Ibrahim (South Africa), Didier Squiban (Bretagne) and Moondog, a composer difficult to categorize.
Between about 10:00 a.m. and about 2:00 p.m., we look at the music from a special region or country. Currently, we have set up more than 200 regional programs.
Between about 2:00 and 6:00 p.m., you will hear modern concerts, composed by Martinu, Genzmer, Hindemith, Shostakovich and many other composers. We play solo concerts as well as orchestral concerts here. More than 100 different four hour programs with limited overlap have been prepared for broadcasting.
Between about 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., our program focuses on symphonies and related works in our portfolio. In most of the Symphonic Evenings, one symphony from Shostakovich or from Bohuslav Martinu will be played, but of course many other composers like Galina Ustwolskaja, Reinhold Gliere, David Diamond or Albert Roussel can be heard, too. We have currently prepared more than 120 different four hour programs for this slot.
Region GDR and Kurt Schwaen
The publication of an one page article about twentysound in the journal of the Kurt Schwaen Archive caused us to focus again on this East German composer and the musical culture of East Germany. From December 25th to December 31st we will broadcast 7 programs dedicated to this musical region from our Regions series, replacing the Symphonies slot.
From December 1st to December 24th, our two hours "Advent" program starting at 6:00 p.m. will play music related to Christmas, starting and ending with a choral work performed by the ORA singers , one for every day of the 24 day Advent season. The Modern Symphonies slot was shifted to 8:00 p.m., and at Midnight CET, the Advent program is being repeated, for our US listeners. The nightly repetition of 'Musical Regions' follows at 2:00 a.m..
Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight, we play a selection of quieter works, both orchestral and chamber music.
Between midnight and 4:00 a.m., the previous day's 'Musical Regions' program is repeated, to give our American listeners the opportunity to enjoy those programs. Between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., we play various shorter works from our portfolio.
Time listed here is Berlin time (GMT - 1 hour, -2 hours during Daylight Saving Time)!
The last 10 works played:
(start time in brackets)