Radio New Zealand Concert
is a publicly-funded non-commercial New Zealand FM radio network
owned by Radio New Zealand
, which broadcasts classical
music, as well as regular news updates from Radio New Zealand News
Prior to January 22, 2007, Radio New Zealand Concert was known as Concert FM. The name change was part of a wider name change within Radio New Zealand, because it was found that some listeners did not associate Concert FM with the Radio New Zealand brand.
runs from 6.00 to 9.00 and consists of hourly Radio New Zealand News
updates, followed by approximately five pieces of music each hour. A weekly competition is featured at around 7.30 each morning, as well as a Live Diary of music events around New Zealand.
For 42 weeks of the year music by one particular composer features follows the news at 9.00, in Composer of the Week
. Occasionally, instead of one composer, the topic of the week is a particular theme or scene.
Afterwards, The Works
(10.00–12.00) features a variety of pieces: the well-known and the obscure, the newly recorded alongside archive recordings. Approximately four pieces play across the two-hour programme.
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