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Friday, September 18, 2009

Classical Archives Presents Exclusive Interview with Conductor Marin Alsop

Palo Alto, CA -- Classical Archives (, the ultimate classical music destination, proudly presents an exclusive interview with acclaimed Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor, Marin Alsop, in conjunction with her recent Naxos release of Leonard Bernstein's seminal 1971 work, Mass.

Marin recently renewed her contract with the Baltimore Symphony to 2015, underscoring her status as among the most celebrated conductors working today not only with the BSO, but likewise with the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival, the Colorado and Bournemouth Symphonies, among many others. The recording of the Bernstein Mass has received stellar reviews and is placing new light on this important, though often misunderstood, masterwork of American music.

In an in-depth and multifaceted interview, Classical Archives Artistic Director Dr. Nolan Gasser asks Maestro Alsop about the recent Naxos release, her personal association with Bernstein, and the challenges and triumphs of performing this complex work. They also discuss Alsop's long-standing involvement with contemporary music, her initiatives involving New Media, and her heralded ability to improve the musical quality of the communities she works in, as she states: "We have to make classical music accessible to a wider audience and as exciting as possible." Don't miss this fascinating discussion.

Classical Archives also features its new home page layout, offering the second installment of its Vladimir Horowitz feature, celebrating the Sony Masterworks collection of previously unheard recitals at Carnegie Hall, along with dynamic presentations of this week's featured composer (Antonn Dvork); featured artist (pianist Vladimir Horowitz); and an array of new releases by the major classical labels.

All this and unlimited streaming of the entire classical catalogue can be enjoyed at no cost by signing up for a 14-day Free Trial today!

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About Classical Archives

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, 7,800 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 full 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. Subscribers also benefit from the playlist capabilities to store their favorite pieces in a single list, for one-click access, which they may share with anyone.

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