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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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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 10:52

The 2021 Tirolean Art Priza (Tiroler Landespreis für Kunst) is awarded to Thomas...

Florencia Di Concilio
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 09:15

The Prix Michel Legrand was won to Uruguayan composer Florencia Di Concilio. It was the first...

Tania León
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 16:34

The 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Music has been won by Cuban composer Tania León. She received the...

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 08:50

The Swis Music Prize (Schweizer Musikpreis) for 2021 has been awarded to avant garde...

John Adams
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 17:24

On 30 May American composer John Adams will be rewarded the "Glashütte Original...

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 14:44

The 2020-2021 Layton Emerging Composer Fellowship, which aims to foster greater engagement in...

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 20:27

This year's Goethe medal was awarded to Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa. The award is given by...

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 14:40

In September finnish composer Kaija Saariaho will receive the Venice Biennale's Golden Lion...

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