Welcome to Classical Academy


 

Classical Academy is your knowledgable friend - enjoy listening and learning more about composers and their music, as well as great performances, and the role of film, theatre, television and radio in the history of recorded music and sound.  

 

 

 
Whether you're a new listener or a seasoned professional, whatever your particular interests may be, the Academy gives you the chance to explore the world of Classical music, from the giants of the genre and the greatest works ever written to unearthed hidden gems and the strangest of little-known facts.
 
You can dip into specialist areas, or follow our guided tour – simply click on any category to get started on your journey through our web of featurettes. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we do!
  
 
New in the Academy: 

Grieg's Piano concerto

Lady Day: Billie Holiday

Top 5...Settings of the Passion

Verdi's La Traviata

King of the Musicals: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Top 5...Ballets

Tartini and the Devil's Violin

Handel's Messiah

Top 5 Baroque composers

 

The ART of Jazz: Art Tatum and Art Blakey

A German Variation: Brahms' St. Anthony Variations

Szymanowksi and the Mazurka

 

 

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