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is a French
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...
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station devoted to music, including classical music and jazz
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. France Musique was created in 1954 as Chaîne Haute-Fidélité
then renamed 1958 as France IV Haute Fidélité
, then RTF Haute Fidélité
in 1963, and finally France Musique
in same year. Most concerts given by the Orchestre National de France
The Orchestre national de France is a symphony orchestra run by Radio France. It has also been known as the Orchestre national de la Radiodiffusion française and Orchestre national de l'Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française .Since 1944, the orchestra has been based in the Théâtre...
are broadcast on France Musique, as are many other concerts. France Musique is part of Radio France
Radio France is a French public service radio broadcaster.-Mission:Radio France's two principal missions are:* To create and expand the programming on all of their stations; and...
. Many programmes from France Musique are broadcast abroad in Canada
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by CBC Radio 2 as well as in the United Kingdom
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by BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 3 is a national radio station operated by the BBC within the United Kingdom. Its output centres on classical music and opera, but jazz, world music, drama, culture and the arts also feature. The station is the world’s most significant commissioner of new music, and its New Generation...
In France it broadcasts on FM.