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A Playlist to Add to Your Enjoyment of the Novel AWE by Pierre R. Schwob

A Playlist to Add to Your Enjoyment of the Novel AWE by Pierre R. Schwob

Pierre R. Schwob, the founder and CEO of Classical Archives, has written books on calculators, history and even chess. He has now published a unique and remarkable novel, entitled AWE. All of us at Classical Archives love it. It is a technothriller, but one with a difference. Its hero Pic de Lucrète is a committed …

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Classical Archives Exclusive . . . A Conversation with Elīna Garanča

Classical Archives Exclusive . . .  A Conversation with Elīna Garanča

Elīna Garanča. Photo courtesy of the artist and BroadStage. Upcoming Concerts in the U.S. May 10, 2024, 7:30 P.M. BroadStage, Santa Monica, California. Elīna Garanča with Orchestra, Conducted by Karel Mark Cichon. BUY TICKETS AND LEARN MORE June 14, 2024, 8:00 P.M. Carnegie Hall, New York. Yannick Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and …

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The Real Story of the Composer Antonio Salieri

The Real Story of the Composer Antonio Salieri

By Barry Lenson Few composers have gotten such a bad reputation as Antonio Salieri – you know, the composer who, according to popular scuttlebutt, poisoned Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This rumor started, or at least it spread, thanks to Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus and the subsequent film adaptation. It was an exceptionally good play and an …

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Make Classical Archives Your Place to Explore the Recordings of Maurizio Pollini

Make Classical Archives Your Place to Explore the Recordings of Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini The magnificent Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini passed away on March 24 at age 82. Pollini was an aristocratic, refined pianist who excelled in playing Chopin, Brahms and of course, Beethoven. Yet he also explored new music throughout his career and was something of a political radical. And what a pianist he was. According …

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Why We Should All Continue Listening to the Music of Jeffrey Kaufman

Why We Should All Continue Listening to the Music of Jeffrey Kaufman

I wrote a post on this blog on February 22nd about the music of American composer Jeffrey Kaufman. Today I am writing more about his music. Why? Because since I wrote that last post, I have listened to a lot more of it here on Classical Archives. And the more I listen, the more I …

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Discovering the Music of Composer Jeffrey Kaufman on Classical Archives

Discovering the Music of Composer Jeffrey Kaufman on Classical Archives

Click on the album cover to listen now I had never heard music written by the American composer Jeffrey Kaufman until I listened to “Vocal Music of Jeffrey Kaufman,” a Pheonix CD that is available for listening here on Classical Archives. On first listening, I wondered why I had never heard this composer’s music before. …

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Is This Leonard Bernstein’s Loveliest Piece?

Is This Leonard Bernstein’s Loveliest Piece?

On November 22nd “Maestro,” Bradley Cooper’s new film biography of Leonard Bernstein, will be released in theaters in only a few days. It is wonderful that an actor/producer of Cooper’s stature has chosen to create a film about Bernstein. We are excited. Today, we invite you to listen to Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic …

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Listen to Leonard Bernstein Conduct His Sparkling Opera Candide on Classical Archives

Listen to Leonard Bernstein Conduct His Sparkling Opera Candide on Classical Archives

On November 22nd “Maestro,” Bradley Cooper’s new film biography of Leonard Bernstein, will be released in theaters. Because of Cooper’s star power, we think it could attract a new, younger audience to classical music. It is wonderful that an actor/producer of Cooper’s stature has chosen to create a film about Bernstein. We are excited. Although …

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Listen to Leonard Bernstein Conduct Stravinsky Now on Classical Archives

Listen to Leonard Bernstein Conduct Stravinsky Now on Classical Archives

Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper in “Maestro”   On November 22nd “Maestro,” Bradley Cooper’s new film biography of Leonard Bernstein, will be released in theaters. Because of Cooper’s star power, we think it could attract a new, younger audience to classical music. It is wonderful that an actor/producer of Cooper’s stature has chosen to create …

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Listen to Leonard Bernstein Conducting Beethoven’s Symphonies on Classical Archives

Listen to Leonard Bernstein Conducting Beethoven’s Symphonies on Classical Archives

  Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan in the upcoming movie “Maestro” On November 22nd “Maestro,” Bradley Cooper’s new film biography of Leonard Bernstein, will be released in theaters. We think it could be one of the most important movies ever made about classical music. We also think the film could attract a new, younger audience …

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