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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Classical Archives Celebrates NY Philharmonic Maestro Lorin Maazel



Palo Alto, CA -- The Classical Archives (, the ultimate classical music destination on the web for listening (on-demand streams), hi-definition downloads, and expert musicology, showcases its array of unique offerings with two feature spots in addition to a number of free concerts.

The featured entertainment includes:

  • 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 20032006) 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: Hlne 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 ConcertsѢ, 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 may sign up for your 14-day free trial at

About Classical Archives

The Classical Archives (, the ultimate classical music destination, is the largest digital music subscription service dedicated to classical music. The site offers more than 620,000 tracks, 6,800 composers, and 27,000 artists representing more than 110 record labels. It also features a breakthrough in site navigation that allows users to search and cross-reference by any relevant criteria: composer, work title, artist, albums, historical period, instrument, genre, and many others that make finding and comparing the best classical recordings easier than it has ever been. Classical Archives offers unique membership opportunities that allow users to take advantage of its vast resources easily and affordably. Fees are $9.95/month or $99.50/year. Benefits include the ability to listen to music from the entire site (complete tracks or works); a 10% discount on all downloads (which are yours to keep for life!); and the first two weeks as a free trial of the service. Free registered members also enjoy great benefits: the ability to freely listen to The Classical Archives' own large catalog of contributed tracks, which includes many performances from world-class talents; the ability to listen to any music clips (30-60 seconds); the ability to purchase hi-definition downloads; and the ability to access and download free MIDI files.

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