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Early classical music on the radio

Early classical music, also known as Baroque music, was popular between the 17th and mid-18th centuries. It is characterized by intricate and ornamental melodies, complex counterpoint, and the use of harpsichord as the primary keyboard instrument. One of the most well-known composers of this era is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works include the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations. Other notable composers of early classical music include George Frideric Handel and Antonio Vivaldi.

Radio stations that specialize in early classical music include WCRB in Boston, BBC Radio 3 in the UK, and CBC Radio 2 in Canada. These stations feature performances by leading orchestras and ensembles, as well as interviews with scholars and performers. Many stations also offer online streaming, podcasts, and other digital content to provide listeners with access to this rich and diverse musical tradition.