Euroclassic Notturno is produced by BBC Classical Music on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union.
For further information about joining Euroclassic Notturno, please contact:
Mr Pierre-Yves Tribolet
EBU, Ancienne Route 17A
Tel: +41 (0)22 717 2611
Fax: +41 (0)22 717 2610
Or talk directly with the production team:
The solution for your cultural programming
Euroclassic Notturno can provide your organisation with the means of achieving or enhancing yourown 24-hour channel of classical music in the face of growing international competition. The musicchoice concentrates on an attractive, well-balanced repertory of music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, played by the leading orchestras and musicians from throughout the world,including a large proportion of material recorded at live events. This music is provided by EBU active and associate members, many of whom have researched their archives specially for Euroclassic Notturno.
As it does not rely on CD productions, it meets the ideal of public radio to provide a distinctive service of high artistic and cultural quality, beyond the programming offered by commercial radio. As a shared service between EBU members, the costs are extremely modest, and this allows individual stations to invest more in daytime broadcasting. Euroclassic Notturno does not sound imported, since your local tone of voice is retained by adding your own announcements in your local language.
How does it work?
Each night between 0005 and 0700 a carefully planned sequence of music and silences is broadcast over the EBU satellite system in real time. This is accessed by your organisation and rebroadcast on your usual frequencies. Individual participating countries add their own announcements at predetermined times according to the detailed programme plans which are sent out some weeks in advance from London. Euroclassic Notturno can be run very economically in a completely automated manner through hard-disc playout systems linked to timecode. Technically, the service has proved extremely reliable since its launch in January 1998.
Highlights to date:
The regular archive programmes have included Otto Klemperer, Rafael Kubelik, Willem Mengelberg. Bartok, Kodaly, Stravinsky and Khataturian have all been heard performing their own music. A wide range of opera has included specially recorded operas with the top early music performers, as well as live operas including Wagner from the Sydney Opera House.
Claudio Abbado, Yehudi Menuhin, Bernard Haitink and Lorin Maazel
Most of the great orchestras of Europe and beyond including the Berlin Philharmonic
- Sequence of Music for Midsummer Night
- American Evening on July 4th
- Night of Music from Revolutionary France for July 14th
- Parisian Music Week
- Historic Organs of Italy and Bohemia
- Brahms Chamber Music
- Music of the Bach Family
- J.S. Bach Well Tempered Clavier
- Scandinavian Music of the 18th Century