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The largest classical music catalogue

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.

With boxes 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. Now you can enjoy comprehensive surveys of many more composers, gathering new and classic recordings in one convenient place: CPE Bach and WF Bach, Frescobaldi, Handel, Schütz, Alkan, Hummel, Franck, Telemann, Liszt and more: all unrivalled for both depth of coverage and value for money.

Great popularity are the box sets featuring solo concertos per instrument: (Russian and French) Piano Concertos, Clarinet Concertos, Trumpet Concertos, Oboe Concertos, Flute Concertos, Horn Concertos as well as Anthologies of the Recorder, Viola da Gamba and Piano Etudes. Especially attractive are the Editions of popular sacred works: Requiem Edition, Stabat Mater Edition, Magnificat Edition 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.

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.

Brilliant Classics Licensing

Kanaalstraat 2-4 
8933 AL Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

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