Contemporary classical and folk internet radio?
September 11, 2006 7:53 PM   Subscribe

Are there internet radio streams that play (a) contemporary classical (I love Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson; I don't care for Philip Jeck) or (b) folk-y artists like James Yorkston, Marissa Nadler, Vashti Bunyan, and Emilíana Torrini?

I accidentally deleted all the music on my laptop. Don't worry -- I made a copy two weeks ago -- but it's not nearby, and I'm busy all this week. For the time being I can take advantage of my nearly-free broadband and listen to streams. I'd prefer single-genre streams (more or less), but I'll take what I can get.

Radio Darvish is great, but not all the time. Ditto Espace Musique.
posted by Utilitaritron to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I should stress that the artists are closer to what I want than the genre labels. I come from an indie pop background and those artists I've found independently and grouped together myself.
posted by Utilitaritron at 7:59 PM on September 11, 2006


try a last.fm station for music "similar to max richter, johann johannsonn" etc or listen to a certain tag/label/whatever
posted by petsounds at 8:27 PM on September 11, 2006


KUSC will get you through the night. KCRW sounds eclectic has an excellent range of music.
posted by hortense at 8:29 PM on September 11, 2006


seconding last.fm

the last radio station you will ever need IMO
posted by unSane at 8:57 PM on September 11, 2006


Wow. I signed up for last.fm a long time ago but never got around to using it. Very nice indeed.
posted by Utilitaritron at 9:37 PM on September 11, 2006


wnyc.org has an excellent program called new sounds that is mostly contemporary classical but with some indie rock & world music as well.
posted by judith at 8:26 AM on September 12, 2006


Pandora is also good, very similar to last.fm.
posted by look busy at 8:44 AM on September 12, 2006


You can also try Screamer Radio. It's a radio streaming player with an huge directory of internet stations.
posted by Leech at 9:34 PM on September 14, 2006


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