Following last year’s political developments in the Netherlands, leading to severe budget cutbacks in the cultural domain, RNW’s budget was reduced to 30%. As a result of this RNW Classical will cease to exist. We will remain online until 31 May 2012, playing your favourite classical music.
As a logical extension of the activities of the Music Department of Radio Netherlands Worldwide, RNW Classical started streaming in June 2010, offering the best of Dutch classical composers and performers. Aiming at the serious classical music lover, we programmed complete works only, limiting spoken word to a minimum. In order to bridge the language gaps for RNW’s target regions a Chinese and Spanish version were launched in 2011.
It is with deep regret that we give up the work we love so much, especially since we feel that the station had yet to come to flourish. We would like to thank you for all the hours you chose to listen to RNW Classical and hope you enjoyed the music!