Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Classical click and concerts

The Classical Archives (www.classicalarchives.com), showcases its array of unique offerings with two feature spots in addition to a number of free concerts.
There is now a special page, in partnership with the New York Philharmonic, dedicated to the New York Philharmonic’s heroic celebration of Maestro Lorin Maazel’s tenure as Music Director (2002-09). It features a live digital recording of The Complete Mahler Symphonies, Part 1: Symphonies 1-5 (recorded 2003–2006) – complete with an overview of the symphonies, original liner notes, and PLAY buttons to enjoy each symphony performance with one click.

An intriguing review of Sony’s new release Bach in Havana, where the spicy adaptations by Latin Jazz group Tiempo Libre are directly compared to the original source works by J.S. Bach. The original works include those performed by a stellar roster of classical artists such as: Hélène Grimaud, Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wanda Landowska, and many others. The Classical Archives features works by more than 7,800 composers and over 27,000 artists.

In addition to the feature spots, Classical Archives continues to offer free top-notch concerts by celebrated artists. The site’s new Home page layout offers dynamic presentations of this week’s Featured Composer (Tchaikovsky); Featured Artist (pianist Piotr Anderszewski); and an array of New Releases by the major classical labels.

Classical Archives is also showcasing its free One-Click Concerts™, including a 2-hour Modern era concert generously provided by the Naxos label. Each program offers a brief commentary to introduce the newcomer to classical music with some guidelines and important considerations, as they enjoy these musical tours.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial at http://www.classicalarchives.com/.

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