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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Classical Archives Celebrates the Splendor of American Music

THE CLASSICAL ARCHIVES CELEBRATES

THE SPLENDOR OF AMERICAN MUSIC

Interview With American baritone, Thomas Hampson

and New One-Click Concerts Featured Throughout July


Palo Alto, CA -- The Classical Archives (www.ClassicalArchives.com) proudly presents a unique American Music Celebration throughout the month of July – including an exclusive interview with acclaimed American baritone, Thomas Hampson, in anticipation of his 2009 Song of America tour starting this month:

· The Celebration features an exclusive interview with famed baritone Thomas Hampson, as he prepares to resume his acclaimed Song of America tour, in partnership with the Library of Congress. The tour, entitled "250 Years of American Song", begins on July 9 in Winona, MN, and continues through February 2010 – with stops at the Ravinia, Tanglewood, and Grand Teton Music Festivals. Alongside the in-depth and provocative interview, the Hampson feature also includes a special presentation of the original EMI Classics CD Song of America, from the first tour in 2005-06, complete with notes from the Library of Congress.\

· The Celebration also features a two-part concert of seminal American classical music from Revolutionary times to the present. Each One-Click Concert™ features outstanding selections from our top performers of works by Billings, MacDowell, Ives, Copland, Gershwin, Bernstein, Glass, Adams, Corigliano, and many others. Each selection is then enriched with historical notes by Dr. Nolan Gasser, Artistic Director of the Classical Archives.

Classical Archives also features its new Home Page layout, offering dynamic presentations of this week's Featured Composer (Aaron Copland); Featured Artist (conductor Michael Tilson Thomas); and an array of New Releases by the major classical labels.


Classical Archives continues its offering of free One-Click Concert™ for historical periods, and its state-of-the art classical navigation system. All this and unlimited streaming of our entire classical catalogue can be enjoyed at no cost by signing up for a 14-day Free Trial today!


Visit the Classical Archives at www.ClassicalArchives.com.

About Classical Archives

The Classical Archives (www.classicalarchives.com), the ultimate classical music destination, is the largest digital music subscription service dedicated to classical music. The site offers more than 620,000 tracks, 6,800 composers, and 27,000 artists representing more than 110 record labels. It also features a breakthrough in site navigation that allows users to search and cross-reference by any relevant criteria: composer, work title, artist, albums, historical period, instrument, genre, and many others that make finding and comparing the best classical recordings easier than it has ever been. Classical Archives offers unique membership opportunities that allow users to take advantage of its vast resources easily and affordably. Fees are $9.95/month or $99.50/year. Benefits include the ability to listen to music from the entire site (complete tracks or works); a 10% discount on all downloads (which are yours to keep for life!); and the first two weeks as a free trial of the service. Free registered members also enjoy great benefits: the ability to freely listen to The Classical Archives' own large catalog of contributed tracks, which includes many performances from world-class talents; the ability to listen to any music clips (30-60 seconds); the ability to purchase hi-definition downloads; and the ability to access and download free MIDI files.

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