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Carnegie Hall Unveils Curated Playlists on Apple Music

Carnegie Hall has now introduced a curated collection of classical music playlists on Apple Music. Designed to invite listeners to explore a wide range of music, Carnegie Hall's newly-launched curator page (www.applemusic.com/carnegiehall) will host a variety of playlists reflective of the Hall's varied concert programming, celebrating the renowned artists --past and present -- who have appeared on the Hall's illustrious three stages.

"We're very excited to be joining Apple Music as a curator," said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall's Executive and Artistic Director. "It is a wonderful opportunity to share Carnegie Hall programming Apple Music's remarkable community of members worldwide."

Among the first music to be featured on the page will be selections from Sony Classical's Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary collection of historic live recordings spanning eight decades, just released in celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary. Apple Music tracks include Van Cliburn's 1958 performance of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto, conducted by Kirill Kondrashin with Symphony of the Air, presented immediately following Cliburn's astonishing win at the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow as well as Glenn Gould's distinctive interpretation of Brahms's First Piano Concerto, performed in 1962 with conductor Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. A sure highlight will be music from "The Concert of the Century," a 1976 all-star benefit concert in honor of the Hall's 85th anniversary, featuring performances by classical music greats Vladimir Horowitz, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern, Yehudi Menuhin, and Mstislav Rostropovich among others.

Alongside previously unreleased historic recordings, Carnegie Hall's inaugural Apple Music playlists will include an eclectic selection of music guest-curated by the pioneering Kronos Quartet-holder of Carnegie Hall's Debs Creative Chair this season-featuring works performed by the quartet over the course of their four decades of appearances at the Hall.

The Apple Music page will also preview major artistic themes of Carnegie Hall's upcoming 2016-2017 concert season, including a look at early music from the Venetian Republic, further explored in the Hall's La Serenissima festival; a guide to the works of Steve Reich, holder of Carnegie Hall's Debs Composer's Chair; and an abridged tour of the symphonies of Anton Bruckner, looking ahead to the complete Bruckner symphony cycle to be performed by Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin.

Apple Music members can now find and follow Carnegie Hall in the "Curators" section of Apple Music. Exclusive playlists will be added and/or updated on a weekly basis, handpicked by Carnegie Hall artists and the Hall's programming team. Additionally, all week long Apple Music Classical Radio will be featuring tracks recorded live from Carnegie Hall.

For 125 years, New York City's Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance. Its walls have echoed with applause for the world's outstanding classical music artists, as they have for the greatest popular musicians and many prominent dancers, authors, social crusaders, and world figures who have appeared on its stages.

Today, the Hall presents an exciting range of performances each season on its three stages-the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall-including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music.

Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and community programs that annually serve 500,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.

For more information about Carnegie Hall, visit www.carnegiehall.org.



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