October 19, 2016

New Classical Live recordings from:

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra with former Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • London Symphony Orchestra with former Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev
  • New York Philharmonic with Concertmaster Frank Huang
  • Orchestre de Paris with Music Director Daniel Harding
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Christoph von Dohnányi

 

OCTOBER 19, 2016, NEW YORK: Classical Live – the first and only initiative offering current recordings from today’s foremost symphony orchestras exclusively on Google Play Music –announces today an unprecedented new cross-promotional partnership with American Public Media (APM). As the nation’s largest station-based public radio organization and premier programmer of classical music, APM is uniquely well situated to connect music lovers with new recordings and performances from the Classical Live catalog. This invaluable resource – complete with today’s release of nine new recordings from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra – will now be featured on and promoted through APM’s channels, both by means of terrestrial broadcast on such popular shows as Performance Today® and Symphony Cast®, and on the APM website.

As a special bonus, the New York Philharmonic’s recording of “Winter” from The Four Seasons, which features Concertmaster Frank Huang, is available for download free of charge for eight days from APM and 90 days from Google Play Music.

Brad Althoff, Managing Producer – National Classical Programs, American Public Media, explains:

“Alignment of goals between Classical Live and the national platforms of Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media is ideal. Each of MPR|APM’s classical music programs, including Performance Today, provides our audience with current, one-of-a-kind live performance experiences, emphasizing what’s happening now in the world of music. Our partnership with Classical Live increases access to today’s best orchestras and our ability to feature more of the amazing performances currently taking place around the world, as well as creating new opportunities for the great music we love.”

Ted Kartzman, Global Head, Independent Music Companies, Google Play, comments:

“We are proud to support new recordings from many of the best orchestras in the world through the Classical Live program. Through the new partnership with American Public Media we are excited to help broaden the reach of Google Play music in the classical community.”

Reaching 19 million listeners each week, American Public Media is the largest station-based public radio organization in the United States and one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world. More than 900 stations carry APM’s 20-plus national programs, and its multi-regional station operations include 49 public radio stations and 41 translators in the Upper Midwest and California. With a portfolio that includes such hit shows as Fred Child’s Performance Today® and Alison Young’s SymphonyCast®, APM’s network of classical platforms reaches a monthly audience of four million across multiple websites and more than 300 stations nationwide.

About Classical Live

Classical Live helps broaden and grow the audience for classical recordings. Through a powerful worldwide partnership with Google Play Music, the program enables orchestras to share key recent performances with a global audience without delay. To date, the growing roster of ensembles invited to join this selective program comprises the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Available for digital download and through streaming subscriptions in all 60 countries where the service is offered at music.google.com, Classical Live has been recognized as “a destination for music lovers” (New York Times) that represents “a new way of thinking for symphony orchestras” (The Guardian). Full details of the nine titles released today, and of the existing Classical Live catalog, are provided below.

About Google Play Music

Google Play is an online store with millions of digital songs, movies, TV shows, apps, games, books and more. Google Play Music offers access to 40 million songs on any device, in an ad-supported version and an ad-free subscription version with unlimited access. Build interactive radio stations from any song or artist, browse expert-curated playlists, or discover new music with Google-powered recommendations.

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Classical Live

New Releases, October 2016

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Dvorák: Symphony No. 6 / conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Dvorák: Othello Overture / conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
London Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky: The Firebird / conductor: Valery Gergiev
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 / piano soloist: Yefim Bronfman; conductor: Valery Gergiev
Bartók: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin / conductor: Valery Gergiev
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2 (excerpts) / conductor: Valery Gergiev

New York Philharmonic
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Concertmaster: Frank Huang
FREE: Vivaldi: Movement 1, “Winter” from The Four Seasons / Concertmaster: Frank Huang

Orchestre de Paris
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben / conductor: Daniel Harding
Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K.477 / conductor: Daniel Harding

Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 / conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi

Classical Live

Catalog Titles

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No. 6, “Tragic” / conductor: Andris Nelsons
Bartók: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin / conductor: Andris Nelsons
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” / conductor: Andris Nelsons
Brahms: Theme & Variation I from Variations on a Theme by Haydn / conductor: Andris Nelsons

Boston Pops Orchestra
Joy to the World / conductor: Keith Lockhart

The Cleveland Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” / conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser / conductor: Franz Welser-Möst

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 / piano soloist: Yefim Bronfman; conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 version) / conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Prokofiev: Chout (excerpt: “The Buffoon”) / conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Holst: The Planets (excerpt: “Jupiter”) / conductor: Vladimir Jurowski

London Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian” / conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, “Reformation” / conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Mendelssohn: Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage / conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Mendelssohn: Overture: Ruy Blas / conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

New York Philharmonic
Verdi: Requiem / conductor: Alan Gilbert
Highlights from the inaugural 2014 NY PHIL BIENNIAL
Verdi: “Dies irae” from Requiem / conductor: Alan Gilbert

Orchestre de Paris
Roussel: Symphony No. 3 / conductor: Paavo Järvi
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony” / conductor: Paavo Järvi
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice / conductor: Paavo Järvi

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 / conductor: Mariss Jansons
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 / conductor: Mariss Jansons
Mussorgsky: “The Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition / conductor: Mariss Jansons

Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 / conductor: David Robertson
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 / conductor: David Robertson
Respighi: Pines of Rome (excerpt: “Pines of the Villa Borghese”) / conductor: Charles Dutoit

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