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ClassicsOnline HD•LL is the first High-Resolution and Lossless (CD quality) classical music streaming service to use adaptive bitrate streaming technology which allows subscribers to listen to classical music at the highest possible sound quality available on their home or mobile networks with minimal loss of sound quality. Over 65,000 classical ...

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  • 08/11/201608/11/2016

ClassicsOnline Collections: A One-Stop Hi-Res Shop for Classical Music’s Best

ClassicsOnline has rolled out their featured Collections library, providing a one-stop shop for classical music novices, experts, and audiophiles alike.

If you’re new to classical music and not sure where to start, let Naxos’ 50 of the Best series be your guide. For a sampler of Bach to Mozart, film music to ballet, try 50 of the Best: Classical Music. For a deep dive into familiar movie music, explore 50 of the Best: Film Classics, featuring nostalgic melodies from E.T., Pink...

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08/11/2016, ClassicsOnline Collections: A One-Stop Hi-Res Shop for Classical Music’s Best
08/11/201608/11/2016, ClassicsOnline Collections: A One-Stop Hi-Res Shop for Classical Music’s Best
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08/11/2016
Announcement
08/11/2016
ClassicsOnline has rolled out their featured Collections library, providing a one-stop shop for classical music novices, experts, and audiophiles alike. MORE» More»

ClassicsOnline has rolled out their featured Collections library, providing a one-stop shop for classical music novices, experts, and audiophiles alike.

If you’re new to classical music and not sure where to start, let Naxos’ 50 of the Best series be your guide. For a sampler of Bach to Mozart, film music to ballet, try 50 of the Best: Classical Music. For a deep dive into familiar movie music, explore 50 of the Best: Film Classics, featuring nostalgic melodies from E.T., Pink Panther, Chariots of Fire, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Already familiar with Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, and Debussy? ClassicsOnline has collections from those prolific composers as well.

                           

Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most celebrated cellists of the last century. ClassicsOnline honors his legacy with the Yo-Yo Ma Collection. The Silk Road Ensemble, which he founded in 1998, is inspired by the exchange of ideas and traditions along the historical Silk Road and seeks to advance global understanding through the arts. Join them on their journey with Sing Me Home, featuring arrangements for cello, voice, and chamber ensemble. Also included in this collection are Yo-Yo Ma’s interpretation of J.S. Bach’s 6-part suite for solo cello, Inspired by Bach: The Cello Suites, and Soul of the Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla.

                           

Gramophone Magazine, established in 1923, is a leading authority on the world’s best classical music, offering news, reviews, features, and the annual Gramophone Classical Music Awards to the genre’s best. The Recommended by Gramophone collection gathers recently reviewed and recommended recordings from their editorial staff. Here you can find Rachmaninoff: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39, Ravel: Orchestral Works, Volume 3, and Rachel Barton Pine’s Testament, her interpretation of the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach.

                           

Are you an audiophile as well as a classical music aficionado? ClassicsOnline continues its mission of bringing listeners the highest possible sound quality with The 24-Bit High-Resolution Audio Collection.  The albums in this collection are not only incredible performances, they are also recorded in high-resolution 24-bit with sampling rates from 96khz to 176khz.  Included are Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, and Star Wars – The Ultimate Digital Collection featuring the original John Williams scores from Episodes I-VI.

                           

About ClassicsOnline:

ClassicsOnline began operations as a worldwide music download destination website in May 2007. From inception, the site was designed to give classical music fans the best possible experience. In November 2014, Naxos announced plans to launch a new high-resolution, CD quality streaming and download platform version of the site. Designed with the discerning listener in mind, the proprietary adaptive bitrate streaming technology means that listeners receive the highest possible sound quality, ranging from 16-bit, 44.1 kHz all the way up to 24-bit, 192 kHz, allowed by their connection with no buffering or loss of signal. http://classicsonline.com

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08/11/2016

07/29/2016, ClassicsOnline Goes Mobile
07/29/201607/29/2016, ClassicsOnline Goes Mobile
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07/29/2016
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07/29/2016
The ClassicsOnline mobile app for iOS and Android makes it effortless to take their streaming service with you. Free with both the monthly and annual ClassicsOnline subscription plans, this app allows you to browse new releases, critically acclaimed award-winners, global best-sellers, and their expertly curated playlists. MORE» More»

The ClassicsOnline mobile app for iOS and Android makes it effortless to take their streaming service with you, delivered in hi-resolution sound quality designed with the discerning classical music fan in mind. Free with both the monthly and annual ClassicsOnline subscription plans, this app allows you to browse new releases, critically acclaimed award-winners, global best-sellers, and their expertly curated playlists.

Interested in chamber music? You can search for music in that genre alongside choral works, concertos, musicals, operas, and film and television soundtracks. Do you already know exactly what you’re looking for? Then take advantage of their metadata-rich search engine to find that perfect selection.

You can also let ClassicsOnline do the work for you. Their Radio feature allows you to choose a curated station showcasing a genre or artist.  Listeners receive the highest possible sound quality allowed by their connection with no buffering or loss of signal, ranging from 16-bit, 44.1 kHz all the way up to 24-bit, 192 kHz.

             
           

About ClassicsOnline

ClassicsOnline began operations as a worldwide music download destination website in May 2007. From inception, the site was designed to give classical music fans the best possible experience. In November 2014, Naxos announced plans to launch a new high-resolution, CD quality streaming and download platform version of the site. Designed with the discerning listener in mind, the proprietary adaptive bitrate streaming technology means that listeners receive the highest possible sound quality, ranging from 16-bit, 44.1 kHz all the way up to 24-bit, 192 kHz, allowed by their connection with no buffering or loss of signal. http://classicsonline.com

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07/29/2016

07/20/2016, Epic Images Meet Epic Soundtracks: Classics Online and Comic-Con 2016
07/20/201607/20/2016, Epic Images Meet Epic Soundtracks: Classics Online and Comic-Con 2016
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07/20/2016
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07/20/2016
Classics Online celebrates Comic-Con International:San Diego (2016) by highlighting modern and iconic film, television, and video game scores available for streaming and download in hi-resolution and CD quality.Epic images deserve epic soundtracks and Classics makes these and many other scores available in their curated catalog. MORE» More»

Classics Online celebrates Comic-Con International: San Diego (2016) by highlighting modern and iconic film, television, and video game scores available for streaming and download in hi-resolution and CD quality.

Epic images deserve epic soundtracks and Classics makes these and many other scores available in their expertly curated catalog in high-resolution and CD-quality versions (ranging from 16-bit, 44.1 kHz all the way up to 24-bit, 192 kHz), designed with the discerning listener in mind. 

Comic-Con is the nexus of sophisticated art, entertainment, and pop-culture featuring the best in comics, film, television, gaming, and science fiction/fantasy literature. Its founders set out to bring attention to the mediums that they loved and felt deserved wider recognition.  Classics Online champions the marriage of the visual art form and music with the only dedicated streaming and download platform built specifically for classical music, with all its variety, complexity, and exquisite sound.

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Music by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL

Game Music
Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà, featuring music from Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy, and Halo

Game of Thrones: Season 6
Music by Ramin Djawadi

Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Score (2016)
Music by Theodore Shapiro

Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection
Music by John Williams

About ClassicsOnline

ClassicsOnline began operations as a worldwide music download destination website in May 2007. From inception, the site was designed to give classical music fans the best possible experience. In November 2014, Naxos announced plans to launch a new high-resolution, CD quality streaming and download platform version of the site. Designed with the discerning listener in mind, the proprietary adaptive bitrate streaming technology means that listeners receive the highest possible sound quality, ranging from 16-bit, 44.1 kHz all the way up to 24-bit, 192 kHz, allowed by their connection with no buffering or loss of signal. http://classicsonline.com

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07/20/2016

06/23/2016, ClassicsOnline: A Hi-Res Streaming Haven for Classical Music Lovers
06/23/201606/23/2016, ClassicsOnline: A Hi-Res Streaming Haven for Classical Music Lovers
Announcement
06/23/2016
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06/23/2016
ClassicsOnline combines extremely high-quality audio, a carefully curated catalog, and an exceptional search engine into one platform designed for classical music fans. It’s the only dedicated streaming and download platform built specifically for classical music, with all its variety, complexity, and exquisite sound. MORE» More»

ClassicsOnline combines extremely high-quality audio, a carefully curated catalog, and an exceptional search engine into one platform designed for classical music fans.  It’s the only dedicated streaming and download platform built specifically for classical music, with all its variety, complexity, and exquisite sound.

The platform comes out of Naxos’ decades-long devotion to bringing as much high-quality classical music to as many listeners as possible.  Its first foray into streaming began  more than a decade before streaming became popular.

“Naxos has always been a leader in new musical platforms,” says Naxos founder and head Klaus Heymann. “We introduced music streaming on www.naxos.com in 1996 and www.naxosmusiclibrary.com in 2002, long before subscription streaming services became fashionable.”

With ClassicsOnline, Naxos has perfected the art of High-Resolution streaming and downloading, giving listeners the full audio experience of great classical music. Users can stream in CD or High-Resolution sound quality ranging from 16-bit, 44.1 kHz all the way up to 24-bit, 192 kHz depending on the recording. Hi-Res technology achieves a much broader dynamic range and increases the amount of detail the human ear can hear, making the experience even more dynamic. ClassicsOnline utilizes a proprietary music player and codec that allows quality playback even when the bandwidth is fluctuating.

ClassicsOnline adds more content every week to its growing catalog from labels such as Naxos, Sony, Chandos, BIS, Harmonia Mundi, and many more. Finding pieces in a catalog of over 80,000 albums is remarkably simple using ClassicsOnline’s advanced search that allows for a variety of search criteria not available on most music sites. Users can look for all recordings in their favorite boutique label’s catalogue, or every piece by a Portuguese composer. Avid listeners can find everything from the same country and era as their favorite composer, or find pieces that feature a particular instrument.

“Our search engine is constructed by classical music experts, who understand that classical music requires more than just the name of a band or album name,” explains ClassicsOnline’s General Manager Steven Singer, a classical music industry veteran. “Along with the wonderful audio quality, this capability sets our platform apart. Classical music listeners can find what they want, or discover new music without needing to know the complete information in advance.”

This level of search is possible thanks to Naxos and ClassicsOnline’s curatorial team, who classify recordings’ metadata. “Our curators are trained musicologists who build on what Naxos has already created over many years: a comprehensive multi-layered database of classical music,” Singer says.

“ClassicsOnline is proof of our commitment to making a wide range of classical music available in state-of-the-art sound with a sophisticated search capability utilizing the vast data base of our various classical music services,” notes Heymann.

About ClassicsOnline

ClassicsOnline began operations as a worldwide music download destination website in May 2007. From inception, the site was designed to give classical music fans the best possible experience. In November 2014, Naxos announced plans to launch a new high-resolution, CD quality streaming and download platform version of the site. Designed with the discerning listener in mind, the proprietary adaptive bitrate streaming technology means that listeners receive the highest possible sound quality, ranging from 16-bit, 44.1 kHz all the way up to 24-bit, 192 kHz, allowed by their connection with no buffering or loss of signal. http://classicsonline.com

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06/23/2016