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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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Gerd Kühr
Friday, October 20, 2023 - 15:57

The "Großen Österreichischen Staatspreis" (Big Austrian Culture Prize) for this year is awarded...

Friday, October 20, 2023 - 15:35

French composer Tristan Murail this year's recipient of the Wihuri Sibelius Prize. Murail was...

Friday, October 13, 2023 - 11:59

British composer Alex Paxton has won the Claussen-Simon-Kompositionspreis, worth €15000. The...

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - 16:07

The German composer and pianist Hauschka (real name: Volker Bertelmann) has received the...

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - 11:48

The 2023 Composer Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung was won by American composer Eric...

Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 20:09

The Hamburg (Germany) Lions Club has awarded the 2023 Gustaf Gründgens Prize to German composer...

Arvo Pärt
Friday, June 2, 2023 - 10:10

The "Polar Music Prize" 2023 was awarded to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Representing his father...

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Monday, February 13, 2023 - 17:01

The Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis (Music Prize) for this year goes to British composer and...

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