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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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 15:31
Krzysztof Penderecki

On 13 November Krzysztov Penderecki has receive a honorary degree form Indian University. On 15...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 15:08

English composer and conductor has won the 2017 Hendrix Candlelight Carol Competition. There...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:40

The German city of Würzburg has awarded composer Klaus Ospald with its Culture Prize for this...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 15:07

Spanish composer Manuel Martínez Burgos has won the Premio de Composición Musical Andrés...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:57

Chin Un-suk is the 20th winner of the Sibelius Prize. She is also the first Asian to win the...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 16:19
Dmitri Shostakovich

On 25 September, Dmitri Shostakovich's birthday, it was announced that a previously unknown...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 14:32
Arvo Pärt

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is one of three winners of the 2017 Ratzinger Prize, named after...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:59
Gustav Holst

The original hand-written manuscripts of two compositions by Gustav Holst were rediscovered in...

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