Listen to the opening of
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (78k µ-law).
- WWW Virtual Library -- Classical Music: The classical music department of the WWW Virtual Library -- maintained by Gary Daum of the Georgetown Preparatory School Music Department -- is divided into seven sections, each with its own annotated catalogue. The main sections are as follows: biographies of artists and composers; information about academic and commercial organizations, on-line periodicals; references; reviews and program announcements; computer software; and discussion forums about classical music.
- Renaissance Consort: Maintained Yasuhiko Higaki, this Web site is a demonstration of Renaissance consorts and individual Renaissance instruments; it includes graphical images of various instruments, as well as audio files.
- GMD Music Archive: A section of the FTP archives for the GMD (German National Research Center for Information Technology) in Birlinghoven Castle, near Bonn, Germany, this site includes several items pertaining to classical music -- including catalogues of the compositions of selected composers; L.D. Lampson's Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection; and, ready-to-print scores by selected composers, including Bach, Bloch, Corelli, and Mozart; most of the scores are in PostScript format and therefore require a PostScript printer. (Please note that many of the files at this FTP site are binary and have the .GZ extension; they have been compressed with GNU Software's gzip program.)
- Classical Net: Created and maintained by Dave Lampson <firstname.lastname@example.org> this site has the purpose of providing "a point-of-entry into a wide array of informational files -- over 2000 in all -- about classical music, as well as over 1800 links to other interesting web sites." Information includes a basic repertoire list; classical compact disc buying guide; recommendations of classical CDs; composer data; reviews and articles; and links to other sites about classical music.
- Harmony List -- Classical Music: Maintained by MKB Music and the University of California at San Diego Music Library, this site contains links to sites about composers of classical music, general information about classical music, and performers of classical music.
- Classical MIDI Archives: Created and maintained by Pierre R. Schwob of HomeGate Corporation, this site contains an extensive collection of classical music files in MIDI format. Visitors to the site can select a desired composer's initial or use the archive's search engine; also, several composers have their own separate pages. The site is organized into eight main sections.
- Classical Music on the Web: Created and maintained by Paul Baker, this site provides " an organized jumpstation to the best Classical Music resources on the Internet. Many of the linked pages lead also to other types of music. Fans of all kinds of music can explore . . . and find resources. Included are some sites dedicated to high fidelity music reproduction."
- UseNet Classical Music FAQ: Edited and compiled by Gabe Wiener, this set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) from the UseNet conference rec.music.classical offers a wide range of information, particularly for the neophyte, and should be read by anyone who is considering participating in rec.music.classical. Also, since there are several newsgroups on classical music, prospective participants should read Which Classical Music Newsgroup?, as a guide to selecting the appropriate conference. If you perform classical music, you may want to read the FAQ for rec.music.classical.performing, as well as the introductory welcome file for that UseNet conference.
Listen to the opening of Bach's
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (42k µ-law).
- J.S. Bach Home Page: Maintained by Jan Hanford (North America) and Jan Koster (Europe), this web site is devoted to the composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and includes a biography; images; a listing of Bach's complete works; recommended recordings; and, links to Web sites containing information about Bach and/or MIDI files of Bach compositions.
- Gustav Mahler WWW Page: This Web site, devoted to the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), includes the following resources -- time line; list of compositions; map of Europe; recommended recordings list; book list; information on concerts and festivals, as well as societies and organizations; image gallery; and archived messages from the MAHLER-L discussion list.
- Requiem -- The Song of the Murdered Jewish People: This Web page provides information about Zlata Razdolina's orchestral work, Requiem: The Song of the Murdered Jewish People, based on the poem by Itzhak (Yitzhak) Katzenelson. "May this elegy and Requiem bear witness to the millions of Jews murdered at the hands of the Nazis, and be an eternal warning to the generations born after the Holocaust."
- Association of British Orchestras (OrchestraNET): OrchestraNET features information about the fifty-eight (58) members of the Association of British Orchestras; concert listings; news; and an area for feedback (which includes the OrchestraNET Classical Music Survey; a quiz section; and, the opportunity to write concert and record reviews).
- Culturekiosque: Based in Paris and published in English, French and German, Culturekiosque covers culture across Europe -- including classical music (Klassiknet) and opera (Operanet). The publication's editorial team "is made up of international journalists and critics from major international dailies and specialist publications."
- Classical Music Fan Clubs and Societies: Maintained by the popular European electronic magazine, FutureNet, this Web site contains a list of fan clubs and societies related to classical music, excluding instruments and orchestras. Most of the addresses are in the United Kingdom or continental Europe. Composers to whom societies have been dedicated include Bach, Berlioz, Delius, Dvorák, Elgar, Liszt, Mahler, Massenet, Nielsen, Rachmaninoff, Respighi, Schubert, Sibelius, Strauss, Vaughan Williams, Villa-Lobos, and Wagner.
- The Classical Composers Poster: Created over a period of two years and published by Carissimi Publications, The Classical Composers Poster features "approximately 800 composers and thousands of compositions" and "encompasses 1000 years of music history . . . in a single large-scale format." The site provides a detailed description of the poster, including an alphabetical list of composers included, as well as ordering information and links to other classical music Web sites.
- International Trombone Association: The International Trombone Association (ITA) is "dedicated to the artistic advancement of trombone teaching, performance and literature, and its membership includes 4200 members from over 50 countries." The ITA's site contains information about the ITA Journal; international trombone festivals (including the 1997 International Trombone Festival); scholarships and awards; and, ITA membership.
- New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: According to the home page of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the NZSO is "the first symphony orchestra in the world on the World Wide Web." This site includes the orchestra's concert schedule; information about programs; and information on featured artists and recordings. In addition, this page contains links to many other sites relating to classical music.
- University Music Editions (UME): University Music Editions is a publisher of large collections of music scores (over 220,000 pages) and music literature reference works (journals, treatises, lexicons, and collections) in microfiche format; the UME editions "are designed to be used by professional musicians, dedicated amateurs and connoisseurs, musicologists, and other scholars whose research involves music."
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