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Our current program structure:

Relaxed Morning
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. Recently, we have added neo-classical piano music from Antonija Pacek and Enrico Vallone to the programs.

Musical Regions
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 340 regional programs.

Afternoon Concerts:
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 130 different four hour programs with limited overlap have been prepared for broadcasting.

Modern Symphonies:
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 about 160 different four hour programs for this slot.

On Saturdays and Sundays, we play some of our themed programs during this slot, e.g. "Modern Women", dedicated to female composers, "Movie Sounds" dedicated to film music, "Remembrance" playing works linked to World War I or II, or "Romantic Roots", contrasting compositions of the Romantic period with related ones from the 20th and 21st century.

In December, the Modern Symphonies will be replaced by music related to Christmas, from organ music to Christmas carols, with our "Advent" program.

Evening Sounds / Pianissimo:
Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight, we play a selection of quieter works, both orchestral and chamber music. In addition to the mixed "Evening Sounds" program, we have added the "Pianissimo" program dedicated only to piano music. We will alternate between these two programs.

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)! Due to slightly varying program lengths and commercial breaks we have no influence on, the times given are an estimate, with deviations of up to 10 minutes to be expected.

The last 10 works played:
(start time in brackets)