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Internet Resources in Music

Freely available websites that cover a wide range of musical interests

Classical Music - General Interest

Baroque Music Page

Includes a definition of baroque music, a sampler of music, and information about composers and instruments.

Cadenza - Contemporary and Classical Music and Musicians - Resources and Information (UK)

Select from the categories offered: Programme Notes, Musicians, Concerts, Glossary, Links, or MIDI Diary. Each leads to more Web sites. 'Links,' for example, leads to 21 topics among which are found: artists, choirs, composers, ensembles, festivals, orchestras, publishers, and research. Cadenza's Multi-lingual Classical Music Glossary allows you to translate musical terms from one language to another among English, French, German, and Serbian.

The Classical Music Archives (Classical Archives, LLC)

This is primarily a commercial site. Provides access to 33999 full length classical music files by 1882 composers. Search by keyword or subject category. Includes direct links to names of featured composers: J.S.Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Handel, Haydn, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi. Play or download performances. Free users are allowed access to 5 unprotected files per day. Subscribers have unlimited access.

The Classical Music Navigator (Charles H. Smith)

Serves as a reference tool/index/directory. Focuses on composers in terms of influences (including a list of the 111 most influential composers of all time), provides a geographical index, and an index of forms and styles of music. Also offers a glossary of terms.

Classical Music Web: A Comprehensive Classical Music Web Directory (Zeroland; The Arts on the Web)

Covers chamber music, composers, contemporary music, conductors, festivals, instruments, jazz, journals, magazines, lieder, musicals, opera, opera singers, orchestras, pianists, pop music, scores, theory/musicology, violinists, wind instruments, women in music, and more.

Gramophone: The Classical Music Website (Gramophone [Magazine], UK)

News, features, links to European and other international Web sites, and more. Click on "Gramofile" to register for access to more than 250,000 classical music reviews from Gramophone. Search by composer, orchestra, title, conductor, record label, catalogue number, reviewer, or keyword.