Hello from Claire Rydell and Paul Reale: We will provide you with the best in music and photos, plus humor and thought provoking articles. This is an online educational resource of the future, available now for free.

Claire is a photographer specializing in travel and nature, and Paul is a Professor Emeritus in the Music Department (click on this title to see the new site) at UCLA, a composer of classical concert music, an observer of human folly.


Here you may also view many galleries of photographs, a complete catalog of my work, and useful databases of musical information. Of course, don't forget about downloading free scores.

Stay a while and share our experiences. Our philosophy is to use classically simple web design and state-of-the-art technology (Unix© based) to present it. We manage this site ourselves and generate the design from a network built around a 64-bit SGI© and Dell© multiprocessor servers.

NEW! Reale's Naxos CD, released May, 2014

Read the first review here

See the Reale-Rydell Garden.

These few glimpses are just the beginning.
The above picture will also enlarge (click on it)

Now you can download complete movements or complete pieces by Reale (click here)

These files are in MP3 format.

Click to see The Computer Museum.

Click to see Claire's Minotaurz Gallery.

This a website with photos for sale.
You can see Paul's Bugatti, Type 35 (in Gallery 5).

Leonard Bernstein, move over: click to see it.

My latest commission is from these virtuosi (when I was rejected by the Kronos and Arditti).

Upcoming Events: Click here for information.

Read the text for the new choral work just put on the MP3 page.

NOW, download easy, complete pieces to print and play.

Get some free contemporary music that is easy.

The Confessions of a Selfmade Misfit:

An archive of broadsides, written from 1996-1997 guaranteed to anger and amuse.
Now, click on the interactive calendar for your favorite Misfits

Claire's Photo Galleries:

Intimate visual portraits of human nature.

Expeditions Around the World.

Claire's musings on past journeys.

A Complete Catalog of My Musical Compositions:

An interactive resource with score pages, program notes, photos, reviews. etc.
Go to the catalog under "Works for Two Pianos or Piano Four Hands to hear World of Apu, the new piece.

Hear some of Reale's Music. (click)

Forbidden pages.

Enter the forbidden zone, if you dare, with your questions for Paul and Claire.

Articles and lists to provoke discussion:

You can publish your replies on this site, if they are selected.
This directory also contains information, like a list of all Pulitzer Prizes in Music.

Educational Resources:

Syllabi for theory and composition, 20th-century repertoire, sample exam questions.
Students! Here is where you go to find a selection of syllabi for courses I taught at UCLA (1969-2004).

Professorial Page.

Composer's Scrapbook.

Ten Sonatas page for pianists.

Get a sneak preview of any piano sonata, including the Sonata Piazzollana.

Unix gurus, only.

Click on logo to enter the visual galleries.

Send email to Paul.

Send email to Claire.

Click on Saturn for for World Links to interesting websites:

Enter the Cyberuniverse!

Updated: August 20, 2014, 2014.

Website design by Paul Reale and Claire Rydell.

All articles and photographs on the site are Copyright © 2009 Paul Reale and Claire J. Rydell.

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