Sound the trumpets! Pandora and the Music Genome Project now officially include a great collection of classical recordings from across all of the major periods of classical music… and we are furiously adding more. For all those of you who typed ‘Mozart’, we can now promise you a musical reply🙂
On Tuesday night we held a launch party for Classical music at the Regency Center in San Francisco. What a special evening it was, including, for lack of a more descriptive term, a three-dimensional Pandora performance, video to follow soon. About 300 people came for a night of ‘live Pandora’ in the capable hands of our chief musicologist Nolan Gasser,the 36-piece Jubilate Orchestra from our hometown of Oakland, and former lead trumpeter for the Canadian brass, Jens Lindemann. And suitably sponsored by our great partner Bose.
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What a great evening. Great food, conversation, and music. We hope this will be the beginning of a long and rich relationship with classical music and the world that surrounds it. Rather than try to describe the event, I’ll let the video do the talking. In the meantime, feast yourselves on Pandora’s new, 20,000 recording-strong and fast growing collection of classical tunes.
Enjoy!
Tim (Founder)

Comments

  1. Happy User
    June 10, 2008 at 4:46pm
    Michael Arrington said it best in 2005: "It's like the Internet was invented so that Pandora could be". Fantastic. I'm not sure how I missed the addition of classical music until now but I have to say, I was willing to pay a monthly fee before I knew about this and now my wallet is practically opening itself with desire to pay someone for this great service. I understand the advertising model that funds Pandora, but I still ask how can it be that such an amazing, simple, life-changing service is available for Free? Next question is how can I invest? Throw up the ability to search for songs, etc, and you have the Google of music. Again, how can I invest?
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  2. IntrepidDemise
    August 08, 2009 at 9:00am
    This is the perfect way get younger folks acquainted with classical music (as opposed to "contemporary", not the music specifically composed between 1750 and 1825). And, as classical music currently has one foot in the grave, it may just save it from an unfair demise. I know that when I hear a really good track, I head straight over to Amazon to download the mp3. As classical music is almost never bought and/or paid for by the general music-consuming public, Pandora will be an excellent venue for not only the exposure to music consumers, but the ability to purchase that music in mp3 format! Welcome to the present, classical music!
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  3. George Showman
    August 10, 2010 at 6:38am
    I would just like to add, for posterity, that Pandora's classical music support remains extremely limited and difficult to use! Until you find a way to break out of your 'artist/song' model, which works great for pop, rock, jazz, etc., you will never be able to give classical lovers the same quality of service that you offer for other genres. What's frustrating is that Pandora's had YEARS to figure this out. So the commitment to classical music seems very low, frankly.
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  4. Ed Allie
    July 12, 2011 at 11:43am
    Have tried using Pandora for classical music, with an Elgar and a Copland feed, but only get portions of individual works; seems like I'm getting a CD track listing, instead of a logical piece of music--for example, got an interlude from Billy the Kid, but it lasted a good two minutes before I got some kind of epic fantasy film score...
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  5. my music blog
    October 08, 2012 at 1:02am
    I'll give my thanks as well for a stellar music selection although lol I found this kind of late
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  6. Geraldine Pang
    December 05, 2015 at 2:05am
    This is really fantastic blog about classical music. thanks for sharing your information. Thanks a lot
    Reply

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