Classical music composers archive

Welcome to Musicalics, the classical music composers archive. Here you can find information about more than 26 thousand composers and over 700 thousand compositions. There is also a large collection of geographical places connected to composers or classical music: the MusicAtlas.

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This website is a combination of the Classical Composers Database (www.classical-composers.org; now disabled) and the extensive composers and compositions archive of Jean-Paul Giraudet, who compiled that in over 50 years. I am thankful to him that he allowed me to use that information here. I am also thankful to Ed Tervooren, who allowed me to publish his collection of MusicAtlas places.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 21:19
Harold Faltermeyer

German composer Harold Faltermeyer — who is famous for a.o. the score of the movie Top Gun...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:36

The young Mexican composer Juan Pablo Contreras has received the Presser Music Award. The award...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 16:44
Stephen Schwartz

At the 2017 ASCAP Screen Music Awards ceremony on 15 May, composer Stephen Schwartz has been...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 17:53
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Film music composer Jerry Goldsmith, who died in 2004, has received his own star on the...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:23
Alan Silvestri

On May 10 film music composer Alan Silvestri will be honored with the 2017 BMI Icon Award at the...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 14:00

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music goes to Chinese composer Yun Du for her opera Angel's Bone...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 13:27
Oscar Bettison

The 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship awards for music composition have...

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