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The largest classical music catalogue available for licensing & synchronisation!

Whether it’s a reference classical music track or a brand new classical music composition, Brilliant Classics makes classical music accessible for all kinds of synchronization and/or master use licensing. Our customers are working for TV-series and advertisers all over the world, Netflix-series like ‘The Crown’ & ‘Chef’s Table’ as well as Universal Pictures blockbuster movie ‘About Time’. Our music is very much in demand for all kinds of podcast- and YouTube productions but also for independent documentaries, corporate presentations, sample licensing and music for games.

With Editions of the complete Bach, Mozart and Beethoven and Brahms, Brilliant became the first destination for music lovers who wanted an affordable, authoritative guide to the voice of these masters of music and the comprehensive surveys of many more composers, gathering new and classic recordings in one convenient place: Michael Haydn, CPE Bach and WF Bach, Frescobaldi, Handel, Schütz, Alkan, Hummel, Kozeluch, Franck, Telemann, Liszt and more: all unrivalled for both depth of coverage and value for money.

How it works?

  1. Find, listen and compare

    Choose from almost 40.000 classical tracks, listen and decide. Find the right music for your project and get in touch. It’s possible to add multiple tracks to your favorite list and put them in one request.

  2. Request your license

    Fill in the online form with your credentials and tell us your commercial purpose.

  3. We'll get in touch

    We will get back to you within one workday and aim to handle your request a soon as possible.

Great popularity are the box sets featuring solo concertos per instrument: Piano Concertos, Clarinet Concertos, Trumpet Concertos, Oboe Concertos, Flute Concertos, Horn Concertos as well as Anthologies of the Recorder, Viola da Gamba and Virtuoso Piano Etudes. Especially attractive are the Editions of popular sacred works: Requiem Edition, Stabat Mater Edition, Magnificat Edition, Ave Maria’s and others. Connoisseurs looking for a treasured classic and first-time listeners who want assurance of quality: both go to Brilliant Classics for recordings by legendary icons such as Elly Ameling, Rudolf Barshai, Herbert Blomstedt and Alfred Brendel. Excited by the Brilliant young artists of today? Musicians who have a starry career ahead of them make critically acclaimed new recordings for Brilliant Classics, such as the pianists Vanessa Benelli Mosell, Giovanni Bellucci, violinist Kristóf Baráti, recorder player Erik Bosgraaf, cellist István Várdai, guitarist Izhar Elias and many more. Historically informed performance values have changed the way we listen to all music over the last 50 years.

Each month brings new Brilliant Classics releases of early and Baroque music – many of them first recordings, and all made by musicians with virtuoso flair and scholarly care over sources and styles so that forgotten music can live and breathe once more. ‘House’ early-music artists for Brilliant include the violinist Federico Guglielmo, cellist Jaap ter Linden, harpsichordists Pieter-Jan Belder, Roberto Loreggian, Francesco Cera and Michele Benuzzi, flutist Jed Wentz, organists Simone Stella, Stefano Molardi, Manuel Tomadin, Matthias Havinga, Adriano Falcioni, all of whom are also directors of their own acclaimed ensembles. Comprehensive surveys of minimalist masters such as Einaudi, Glass, Ten Holt, JacobTV and Arvo Pärt from pianist Jeroen van Veen. A commitment to the avant-garde explorers such as John Cage, Terry Riley, Michael Nyman and Morton Feldman. A channel for established and upcoming composers of today.

Do you have questions about Brilliant Classics Licensing?

Please contact Charissa Lord, she will gladly tell you all about it.

Charissa Lord

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