Current Music announces the Fantasy Classical Music Collection, almost 1,000 pristine recordings including Operas and Choral Works. The catalog highlights the most famous Classical pieces ever written by 30 of the greatest Classical composers of all time.
Aside from simple solo piano pieces, beautifully recorded Classical music has always been a challenge to come by for affordable licensing. First you would need to find highly skilled players who can tackle performing Mozart, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff who are some of the most complex Composers who ever lived! Some of these works also require up to 120 piece Orchestras. Secondly, you need to gather up well rehearsed Choirs and trained Classical singers who can take on beautifully intricate Choral works or sing heartfelt Operas. You also need to find virtuoso musicians to play some of the most difficult pieces ever written for instruments like cello, violin and trumpet. Then you need to book recording studios that can accommodate these ensembles, as well as hire recording engineers who are trained in this specialized style of music. Fantasy Production Music in London has done just that.
Over the past decade or so, Fantasy’s Creative Director, Ossi Bashiri, set out to capture recordings of the most famous Classical pieces ever written, by the greatest Classical composers of all time. Recordings in the collection include works by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Wagner, Hayden, Brahms, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Strauss Jr., Strauss Sr., Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Vivaldi, Verdi, Dvorak, Massenet, Donizetti, Gounod, Franck, Allegri, Palestrina, Purcell, Denza, Offenbach, Delibes, Puccini, Bizet, Berlioz, Faure, Grieg, Saint-Saens, Rossini, Borodin, Holst, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Respighi, Ravel and Orff.
Almost 1,000 works can now be found at http://search.currentmusic.com where clients can type in the name of a song or a descriptive word, listen, make a playlist and download high quality WAV, AIFF and MP3 files. The company also provides music research experts at no additional cost.