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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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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:09

Musical America has announced that Joan Tower is elected Composer of the Year 2020. She...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 15:39

The young American composer and music pioneer Kelley Sheehan has won the Gaudeamus Award 2019....

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 16:33

Austrian composer and pianist Thomas Larcher has won the "Großen Österreichischen Staatspreis" (...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 16:35

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded New York composer Julia Wolfe a ‘Genius Grant’. As a...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 15:42

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received a generous gift of $100,000 from Sara Horner...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 08:37

The first edition of the Premio Museo Liceo Egipcio, a Spanish cultural prize, is won...

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Monday, April 29, 2019 - 16:59

Film music composer Gabriel Yared will receive the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award at...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:10

Composer Ellen Reid has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music with her composition "p r i s m...

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