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LISTEN: Life With Classical Music — July-August Issue Highlights

The July/August issue of Listen: Life with Classical Music looks back at the golden age of film scores through an epoch-making series of recordings for RCA produced by George Korngold, son of one of Hollywood’s masters.  David Hurwitz highlights ten selections that no self-respecting collector of film scores or fan of Hollywood should be without. In a related article, Damian Fowler looks at some of today’s award-winning classical composers and the career perils of writing for film. 

These are just two of the highlights in the globe-travelling third issue of the bimonthly print magazine published and distributed by the online classical music retailer ArkivMusic, The Source for Classical Music™ ( 

Other July/August 2009 highlights of Listen magazine:

·       In Quebec City, pianist Louis Lortie steps in when the conductor goes missing

·       28-year-old maestra Alondra De La Parra brings the inspiration of El Sistema(Venezuela’s national system of youth orchestras and training programs)to Harlemwith her Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas

·       Aspiring singers hone their craft in Cooperstown as members of the Young American Artists Program at Glimmerglass Opera

·       Listen’scity spotlight shines on the cultural scene of St. Louis, “gateway to the west”

·       Baritone Thomas Hampson sings America’s praises in the 250th anniversary year of the first American art song

·       Crime writer Donna Leon brings music to her mystery set in Venice

·       Plus recommendations of new CDs, DVDs, books and home audio systems; a look through the discography of pianist Richard Goode; some of keyboardist Christophe Rousset’s favorite things; and a remembrance of maestro Georg Solti.

Listen’s cover price is $4.95.  A special 50% discounted subscription rate is available now for six issues at $14.85.

For information on subscribing to or advertising in Listen: Life with Classical Music, visit  For editorial inquiries, contact editor-in-chief Ben Finane: [email protected].

About Listen’spublisher:

ArkivMusic – The Source for Classical Music™ ( is an online retailer of classical music focused on offering a vast selection of classical titles through an intuitive interface and a decentralized distribution platform. Since opening its online store in February 2002, ArkivMusic has built the largest selection of classical music recordings in the U.S., with access to more than 90,000 titles from more than 1,500 labels shipped from 20 distribution centers. Formats include CD, DVD, SACD, DVD Audio, Blu-ray discs and MP3 downloads (320 Kbps).  In keeping with its mission of preserving, promoting, and efficiently distributing classical music, ArkivMusic’s innovative production-on-demand ArkivCD program allows consumers to find and purchase out-of-print recordings alongside the in-print catalog.

ArkivMusic is a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.

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ArkivMusic press contact:                              

Wende Persons                      718-852-9865         [email protected]

21C Media Group press contact:                    

Glenn Petry                             212-625-2038         [email protected]

July 2009

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