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Calm Radio - Gregorian ChantCalm Radio - Gregorian Chant

Canada / Classical music

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Gregorian Music from Benedictine Monks, music of the gothic era

Calm Radio - Gustav MahlerCalm Radio - Gustav Mahler

Canada / Classical music

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Gustav Mahler 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. Born in humble circumstances, Mahler displayed his musical gifts at an early age. After graduating from the Vienna Conservatory in 1878, he held a succession of conducting posts of rising importance in the opera houses of Europe, culminating in his appointment in 1897 as director of the Vienna Court Opera (Hofoper). During his ten years in Vienna, Mahler—who had converted to Catholicism from Judaism to secure the post—experienced regular opposition and hostility from the anti-Semitic press. Nevertheless, his innovative productions and insistence on the highest performance standards ensured his reputation as one of the greatest of opera conductors, particularly as an interpreter of the stage works of Wagner and Mozart. Late in his life he was briefly director of New York's Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic.

Calm Radio - HarpCalm Radio - Harp

Canada / Classical music

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Beautiful classical and celtic harp music from artists like Georgia Kelly, Erik Berglund, Alan Stivell and composers like Beethoven, Caplet, Britten, Spohr, Saint-Saens

Calm Radio - HarpsichordCalm Radio - Harpsichord

Canada / Classical music

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The harpsichord was most probably invented in the late Middle Ages. By the 16th century, harpsichord makers in Italy were making lightweight instruments with low string tension. A different approach was taken in Flanders starting in the late 16th century, notably by the Ruckers family. Their harpsichords used a heavier construction and produced a more powerful and distinctive tone. They included the first harpsichords with two keyboards, used for transposition. The Flemish instruments served as the model for 18th century harpsichord construction in other nations. In France, the double keyboards were adapted to control different choirs of strings, making a more musically flexible instrument. Instruments from the peak of the French tradition, by makers such as the Blanchet family and Pascal Taskin, are among the most widely admired of all harpsichords, and are frequently used as models for the construction of modern instruments. In England, the Kirkman and Shudi firms produced sophisticated harpsichords of great power and sonority. German builders extended the sound repertoire of the instrument by adding sixteen foot and two foot choirs; these instruments have recently served as models for modern builders.

Calm Radio - HaydnCalm Radio - Haydn

Canada / Classical music

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The most relaxing music-streaming experience online and on your device. Over 185 channels of soothing New Age, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary.

Calm Radio - HealingCalm Radio - Healing

Canada / New Age

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The most relaxing music-streaming experience online and on your device. Over 185 channels of soothing New Age, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary.

Calm Radio - Henry PurcellCalm Radio - Henry Purcell

Canada / Classical music

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Henry Purcell – 21 November 1695, was an English composer. He incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions and his legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English (if not European) composers; no other native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar. Purcell died in 1695 at his home in Dean's Yard, Westminster, at the height of his career. He is believed to have been 35 or 36 years old at the time. The cause of his death is unclear: one theory is that he caught a chill after returning home late from the theatre, drunk, to find that his wife had locked him out. Another is that he succumbed to bad chocolate.

Calm Radio - High BaroqueCalm Radio - High Baroque

Canada / Classical music

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The Baroque period is divided into three major phases: early, middle, and late. Although they overlap in time, they are conventionally dated from 1580 to 1630, from 1630 to 1680, and from 1680 to 1730. The outstanding composer of the Middle Baroque period is the Englishman Henry Purcell, whose musical career provides a kind of compendium of the successive influences of national styles. Purcell experienced the waves of French influence that followed the Restoration and King Charles II's return from exile in France. An early manifestation of the French influence was the introduction of "Symphony Anthems" in the Chapel Royal accompanied by a chamber ensemble of string players. Earlier in the century, musical developments in Italy had even slightly influenced the vocal writing in the chapel's music, but the old styles and genres had shown a sturdy resilience in England, particularly in chamber music with the continued development of Renaissance-style contrapuntal fantasias for consorts of viols, and of lute-accompanied solo songs.

Calm Radio - I LOVE 80sCalm Radio - I LOVE 80s

Canada / 80's

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The 1980s saw the emergence of pop, dance music and new wave. As disco fell out of fashion in the decade's early years, genres such as post-disco, Italo disco, Euro disco and dance-pop became more popular. Rock music continued to enjoy a wide audience. Subgenres such as new wave. Soft rock, and glam metal and shred guitar characterized by heavy distortion, pinch harmonics and whammy bar abuse became very popular. Adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz gained popularity. Throughout the 80s, Glam metal had become the largest, most commercially successful brand of music in the United States and worldwide. The 1980s are commonly remembered for an increase in the use of digital recording, associated with the usage of synthesizers, with synthpop music and other electronic genres featuring non-traditional instruments increasing in popularity. Also during this decade, several major electronic genres were developed, including electro, techno, house, freestyle and Eurodance, rising in prominence during the 1990s and beyond.

Calm Radio - Igor StravinskyCalm Radio - Igor Stravinsky

Canada / Classical music

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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (17 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian, and later French and American, composer, pianist, and conductor. He is acknowledged by some as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music. He was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the century. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1945. In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the premieres of his works.

Calm Radio - IndiaCalm Radio - India

Canada / World

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Namaste! Authentic classical music from India. Such artists as Ali Akbar Khan, Anoushka Shankar, Amjad Ali Khan, Mohan Mistry

Calm Radio - Jazz GuitarCalm Radio - Jazz Guitar

Canada / Jazz

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The most relaxing music-streaming experience online and on your device. Over 185 channels of soothing New Age, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary.

Calm Radio - Jazz PianoCalm Radio - Jazz Piano

Canada / Jazz

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The most relaxing music-streaming experience online and on your device. Over 185 channels of soothing New Age, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary.

Calm Radio - Jazz VocalsCalm Radio - Jazz Vocals

Canada / Jazz

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The most relaxing music-streaming experience online and on your device. Over 185 channels of soothing New Age, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary.

Calm Radio - Jean SibeliusCalm Radio - Jean Sibelius

Canada / Classical music

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The most relaxing music-streaming experience online and on your device. Over 185 channels of soothing New Age, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary.



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Calm Radio - Jean-Philippe RameauCalm Radio - Jean-Philippe Rameau

Canada / Classical music

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Jean-Philippe Rameau; 25 September 1683 – 12 September 1764) was one of the most important French composers and music theorists of the Baroque era. He replaced Jean-Baptiste Lully as the dominant composer of French opera and is also considered the leading French composer for the harpsichord of his time. It was not until the 1720s that he won fame as a major theorist of music with his Treatise on Harmony and also in the following years as a composer of masterpieces for the harpsichord, which circulated throughout Europe. He was almost 50 before he embarked on the operatic career on which his reputation chiefly rests today. His debut, Hippolyte et Aricie (1733), caused a great stir and was fiercely attacked for its revolutionary use of harmony by the supporters of Lully's style of music. Rameau's music had gone out of fashion by the end of the 18th century. Today, he enjoys renewed appreciation with performances and recordings of his music ever more frequent.

Calm Radio - Johann Strauss IICalm Radio - Johann Strauss II

Canada / Classical music

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Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. He was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.

Calm Radio - Joseph-Maurice RavelCalm Radio - Joseph-Maurice Ravel

Canada / Classical music

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Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music. Much of his piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music has entered the standard concert repertoire. Ravel's piano compositions, such as Jeux d'eau, Miroirs, Le tombeau de Couperin and Gaspard de la nuit, demand considerable virtuosity from the performer, and his orchestral music, including Daphnis et Chloé and his arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, use a variety of sound and instrumentation. Ravel is perhaps known best for his orchestral work Boléro (1928), which he considered trivial and once described as "a piece for orchestra without music".

Calm Radio - Just JazzCalm Radio - Just Jazz

Canada / Jazz

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The most relaxing music-streaming experience online and on your device. Over 185 channels of soothing New Age, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary.

Calm Radio - Late BaroqueCalm Radio - Late Baroque

Canada / Classical music

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The Baroque period is divided into three major phases: early, middle, and late. The greatest legacy handed down by the Late Baroque period was its enormous wealth of operas (such as Handel's Serse) and oratorios, (two of the greatest being the St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach and Handel's magnificent Messiah). It is perhaps these two oratorios which most typify the sense of opulence and splendor associated with the period. Other major musical contributions of the Late Baroque era were various dance forms, such as the minuet, gigue, courante, allemande, and sarabande. These dances reflected movements that were ornamental, which was another key feature of this particular time in the history of music. The concerto grosso; the key instrumental form of the Late Baroque period, reflected the contrast between two groups of instruments: One was a small body of string soloists, known as the concertino, concertato, or concertante; the other group, known as the ripieno, formed the larger string section. The two groups would either alternate with one another or, at times, play together. Some of the greatest concerti grossi are those by Corelli, J.S. Bach, and Handel. It was from this early concerto form that the later Classical and Romantic concertos developed.

Calm Radio - LatinCalm Radio - Latin

Canada / Variety / Pop Latino

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Excellente channel with fine artists like Cesaria Evora, Ruben Gonzalez, Oscar Lopez, Badi Assad, Omara Portuondo

Calm Radio - Latin JazzCalm Radio - Latin Jazz

Canada / Jazz

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The most relaxing music-streaming experience online and on your device. Over 185 channels of soothing New Age, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary.

Calm Radio - Lieders and SongsCalm Radio - Lieders and Songs

Canada / Classical music

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Lieders or songs were originally denoted in classical music the setting of Romantic German poems to music, especially during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Examples include settings by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. Among English-speakers, however, "Lied" is often used interchangeably with "art song" to encompass works that the tradition has inspired in other languages. The poems that have been made into Lieder often center on pastoral themes or themes of romantic love. Typically, Lieder are arranged for a single singer and piano, the Lied with orchestral accompaniment being a later development. Some of the most famous examples of Lieder are Schubert's "Der Tod und das Mädchen" ("Death and the Maiden") and "Gretchen am Spinnrade". Sometimes Lieder are gathered in a Liederkreis or "song cycle", a series of songs (generally three or more) tied by a single narrative or theme, such as Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, or Robert Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben and Dichterliebe. Schubert and Schumann are most closely associated with this genre, mainly developed in the Romantic era.

Calm Radio - LoungeCalm Radio - Lounge

Canada / New Age

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The most relaxing music-streaming experience online and on your device. Over 185 channels of soothing New Age, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary.

Calm Radio - Luigi BoccheriniCalm Radio - Luigi Boccherini

Canada / Classical music

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Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275), and the Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482). The latter work was long known in the heavily altered version by German cellist and prolific arranger Friedrich Grützmacher, but has recently been restored to its original version. Boccherini composed several guitar quintets including the "Fandango" which was influenced by Spanish music. His biographer Elisabeth Le Guin noted among Boccherini's musical qualities "an astonishing repetitiveness, an affection for extended passages with fascinating textures but virtually no melodic line, an obsession with soft dynamics, a unique ear for sonority, and an unusually rich palette of introverted and mournful affects."

Calm Radio - Luigi CherubiniCalm Radio - Luigi Cherubini

Canada / Classical music

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Luigi Cherubini (8 or 14 September 1760 – 15 March 1842) was an Italian composer who spent most of his working life in France. His most significant compositions are operas and sacred music. Beethoven regarded Cherubini as the greatest of his contemporaries. Feeling constrained by Italian traditions and eager to experiment, he made an excursion to Paris with his friend Giovanni Battista Viotti, who presented him to Marie Antoinette and Parisian society. Cherubini received an important commission to write Démophon to a French libretto by Jean-François Marmontel that would be his first tragédie en musique. Cherubini spent the rest of his life in France where he was initiated into Grand Orient de France "Saint-Jean de Palestine" Masonic Lodge in 1784

Calm Radio - LuteCalm Radio - Lute

Canada / Classical music

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Lute can refer generally to any string instrument having the strings running in a plane parallel to the sound table (in the Hornbostel–Sachs system), more specifically to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or more specifically to an instrument from the family of European lutes. The European lute and the modern Near-Eastern oud both descend from a common ancestor via diverging evolutionary paths. The lute is used in a great variety of instrumental music from the Medieval to the late Baroque eras and was the most important instrument for secular music in the Renaissance. It is also an accompanying instrument, especially in vocal works, often realizing a basso continuo or playing a written-out accompaniment. The player of a lute is called a lutenist, lutanist, "lewtist" or lutist, and a maker of lutes (or any string instrument) is referred to as a luthier.

Calm Radio - MadrigalsCalm Radio - Madrigals

Canada / Classical music

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A madrigal is a secular vocal music composition, usually a partsong, of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. Traditionally, polyphonic madrigals are unaccompanied; the number of voices varies from two to eight, and most frequently from three to six. The madrigal reached its formal and historical zenith by the second half of the 16th century. English and German composers, too, took up the madrigal in its heyday. After the 1630s, the madrigal began to merge with the cantata and the dialogue. With the rise of opera in the early 17th century, the aria gradually displaced the madrigal.

Calm Radio - Mellow POP LegendsCalm Radio - Mellow POP Legends

Canada / Pop music / Oldies

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Calm Radio's latest collection of yesterday's mellow pop legends. From old blue eyes, Andy Williams, Doris Day, Elvis to Burl Ives. This is nostalgia-down-the-ole-memory-lane at it's best.

Calm Radio - MerengueCalm Radio - Merengue

Canada / Variety

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Merengue is a type of music and dance originated in Dominican Republic, which has become popular all over Latin America - even in those countries which formerly had their own type of music traditions. Merengue is first mentioned in the Dominican Republic in 1854. In the Dominican Republic it was promoted by Rafael Trujillo, the dictator from the 1930 to 1961, who turned it into the country's national music and dance style.

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