I‘ve chased music around nearly every day of my life. One of my earliest memories is running all the way home from elementary school to choreograph disco moves in our basement. At that same age my piano teacher generously made simplified arrangements of my favorite pop songs so that I could play them.
I have a favorite sound: wind. Maybe that’s why I’m partial to classical minimalism — waves of continual sound washing over you…. Read More →
In a world so often dominated by pop hits, we are taking a moment to reflect on the importance of some of the oldest music in our library, some of which dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries! In an effort to provide our classical listeners (both novices and aficionados) the richest listening experience possible, we have been hard at work enhancing our classical music collection, adding over thousands of new tracks to the Pandora library. And for the first time, we are offering listeners the ability to enjoy complete classical compositions in one, uninterrupted session! This new offering is featured on three new classical genre stations: Classical Complete Performances, Classical for Work, and Classical for the Soul. Each of them spans the vast world of classical, from the Renaissance to the Modern era, paying lavish attention to the popular Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods.
This expanded feature of being able to hear a complete classical work allows you to explore the classical terrain in a new way. Ever wonder what the rest of Beethoven’s massively famous 5th Symphony sounds like? Now you can find out. You can also hear complete works from well-known masters such as Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart as well as Modern composers like Stravinsky, Holst, Strauss and more.
By listening to the full-length classical compositions, listeners can discover the original way the composer intended them to be heard. Until now, most classical tracks played are just one part or “movement” of a multi-movement piece, so this addition is an exciting first and marks the beginning of an ongoing project for Pandora to play all complete classical works. Read More →