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Links to 500 classical music sites
« on: October 06, 2007, 03:58:53 PM »
Thought this lot might come in handy for some of us here. It's broken down into 15 sections, thus:

Composers
Concert halls and other venues
Festivals and concert series
General classical music sites
Genres of classical music
Instruments
Magazines devoted to classical music
Music schools
Orchestras and other ensembles
Organizations promoting classical music
Performers of classical music
Publishers of classical music
Radio stations broadcasting classical music - available online
Record labels for classical music
Reference sources for classical music



Enjoy. :)


Composers of classical music


Adams, John: www.earbox.com

Alwyn, William: www.musicweb.uk.net/alwyn

Bach, Johann Sebastian (includes database of works): www.jsbach.org

Bach cantatas: www.bach-cantatas.com

Beethoven, Ludwig van: www.all-about-beethoven.com

Beethoven, Ludwig van: www.lucare.com/immortal

Beethoven Piano Society of Europe(providing a forum for the greater appreciation of Beethoven's piano music): www.bpse.org

Brahms, Johannes: brahms.unh.edu

Brian, Havergal: www.havergalbrian.org

The Britten Pears Foundation (site devoted to the legacy of Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears): www.brittenpears.org

Chopin, Fryderyk (The Chopin Society, London): www.chopin-society.org.uk

Composers Classical Music (dates, birthplaces and principal compositions of 16,000 composers): www.composers-classical-music.com

Delius: www.delius.org.uk

Elgar, Edward (The Elgar Society): www.elgar.org

Finzi, Gerald (The Finzi Trust): www.geraldfinzi.org Grainger, Percy (The Percy Grainger Society): www.bardic-music.com/grainger.html

Glass, Philip: www.philipglass.com

Haydn, Joseph (The Haydn Society of Great Britain): www.haydnsocietyofgb.netfirms.com

Hugill, Robert: www.hugill.demon.co.uk Ives, Charles (Charles Ives Society): www.charlesives.org

Korngold, Erich: www.korngold-society.org

Liszt, Franz (Instituto Liszt): http://www.liszt.it/

Liszt, Franz (The American Liszt Society): www.americanlisztsociety.org

Machaut, Guillaume de (International Machaut Society): www.loyno.edu/~avclark/Machaut/imshome.html

Maxwell Davies, Peter: www.maxopus.com

McCabe, John: www.johnmccabe.co

Moeran, E.J: www.moeran.com

Mozart Foundation: www.mozarteum.at

Mozart Project, The (life, times, music): www.mozartproject.org

Salzburg Mozarteum (scores of Mozart's works online for free): dme.mozarteum.at

Offenbach, Jacques (The Jacques Offenbach Society): www.billabong.demon.co.uk/offenbach/offenbach.html

Prokofiev, Serge (The Serge Prokofiev Foundation): www.sprkfv.net

Rachmaninoff, Sergei (The Rachmaninoff  Society): www.rachmaninoff.org

Schoenberg, Arnold (The Arnold Schoenberg Centre): www.schoenberg.at

Schubert, Franz (The Schubert Institute, UK): www.myweb.tiscali.co.uk/franzschubert/intro

Schubert, Franz (The Schubert Society of the USA): www.schubertsocietyusa.org

Scriabin, Alexander (The Scriabin Society of America): www.scriabinsociety.com

Shostakovich, Dmitry (The Centre Chostakovitch, Paris): www.chostakovitch.org

Shostakovich, Dmitry (The UK Shostakovich Society): www.shostakovich-uk.com

Stockhausen, Karlheinz: www.stockhausen.org

Theodorakis, Mikis: www.mikis-theodorakis.net

Vaughan Williams (The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society): www.rvwsociety.com

Villa-Lobos (site of the Villa-Lobos Museum in Rio de Janiero): www.museuvillalobos.org.br

Wagner, Richard (The Wagner Society): www.wagnersociety.org

Wagner, Siegfried (International Siegfried Wagner Society): www.siegfried-wagner.org

Warlock , Peter (The Peter Warlock Society): www.peterwarlock.org

Weill, Kurt: www.kwf.org

Wolpe, Stefan: www.wolpe.org



Concert halls and other classical music venues


Albert Hall, The Royal: www.royalalberthall.com

The Barbican Centre: www.barbican.org.uk

Florence, Teatro del Maggio Musicale: www.maggiofiorentino.com

Glyndebourne: www.glyndebourne.com

The John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts (USA's largest performing arts centre): www.kennedy-center.org

La Scala Milan: www.teatroallascala.org

Royal Albert Hall: http: www.royalalberthall.com

Royal Festival Hall (+ Queen Elizabeth Hall & The Purcell Room): www.rfh.org.uk

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: www.royalopera.org

Wigmore Hall: www.wigmore-hall.org.uk



Festivals and classical music concert series


Australian Festival of Chamber Music: www.afcm.com.au

Bath Festival: www.bathfestivals.org.uk

Bayreuth Festival: www.festspiele.de

Brighton Festival: www.brightonfestival.org

British Arts Festivals Association (includes links to over 100 arts festivals): www.artsfestivals.co.uk

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival: www.capecodchambermusic.org

Chamber Music Northwest Festival (Portland, USA): www.cmnw.org

Cheltenham International Festival of Music: www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk

English Heritage (Music on a Summer Evening concerts): www.picnicconcerts.com

Gaudeamus Music Week ( Netherlands): www.gaudeamus.nl

Glyndebourne Festival: www.glyndebourne.com

Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival: www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org

Hampton Court Palace Festival: www.hamptoncourtfestival.com

Henley Festival: www.henley-festival.co.uk

London Handel Festival: www.london-handel-festival.com

Longborough Festival Opera: www.longboroughopera.com

Malboro Music School & Festival: www.marlboromusic.org

Music in the Mountains (Durango, Colorado) www.musicinthemountains.com www.sfcmf.org

Newbury Spring Festival: www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk

Ottowa Chamber Music Festival: www.chamberfest.com

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: www.sfcmf.org

Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland's main festival): www.operafestival.fi

Seattle Summer & Winter Festivals: www.scmf.org

Sitka Summer Music Festival (Anchorage, Alaska): www.sitkamusicfestival.org



General classical music sites


AllMusic (classical section gives overall introduction and recommended discs): www.allmusic.com

Andante (news, magazine, reference and archives): www.andante.com

Cadenza (information and links): www.cadenza.org

ClassicalLink (samples of every track from 23 independent labels and 5,000+ reviews): www.ClassicalLink.com

Classical London (monthly international classical music e-mail newsletter): www.classical-london.com

The Classical Music Navigator (information on composers): www.wku.edu/~smithch/music/welcome.htm

ClassicalNet (general introduction, guide to composers' works, recommended recordings): www.classical.net

Classical Notes (reviews, articles & commentary): www.classicalnotes.net

Classics Today (US online magazine, reviews, recommendations): www.classicstoday.com

Concert Finder (searchable site for classical music concerts in the UK): www.concertfinder.co.uk

Classical Source (concert and CD reviews): www.classicalsource.com

Essential Music (introduction to music site supported by Sony): www.essentialsofmusic.com

Global Music Network (arts site with classical music news & information): www.gmn.com

LondonNet (guide to classical music performance in London): www.londonnet.co.uk/ln/out/music/classical.html

Musica (guide to building a classical library): www.musica.co.uk

Music & Vision (the world's first daily online music magazine): www.mvdaily.com

Music At School (site for young music students): www.musicatschool.co.uk

Music Web International (CD reviews and music information): www.musicweb.uk.net

OBKB (comprehensive lists of recommended recordings): www.obkb.com/dcljr/clcd0.html

Online Classics (classical music information site with extensive downloads): www.onlineclassics.com

Opus 1 Classical (international guide to classical music performance): www.opus1classical.com

The Quotations Page (music quotations): www.quotationspage.com/subjects/music

 

Genres of classical music and national schools


American Music Centre (site for new American music): www.amc.net

Australian Music centre (site devoted contemporary Australian music): www.amcoz.com.au

Austrian Music Centre: www.mica.at

Baroque Cantata, The: www.baroquecantata.com

Baroque Music: www.baroquemusic.org

Baroque Music (composers and instruments): www.baroque-music.com

Belgian Music Information Centre: www.cebedem.be

British Classical Music (20/21st Century British Classical Music): www.britishclassicalmusic.com

British Music Information Centre (site devoted to contemporary music): www.bmic.co.uk

The British Music Society (site dedicated to lesser known British composers): www.musicweb.uk.net/BMS

Canadian Music Centre: www.musiccentre.ca

Chamber Music of America: www.chamber-music.org

The Contemporary Music Centre (Ireland): www.cmc.ie

Danish Music Information Centre: www.mic.dk

Early Music Institute (Indiana University): www.music.indiana.edu/som/emi

Early Music Network (Arts Council funded organisation promoting Early Music in the UK): www.earlymusic.org.uk

Early Music News: www.earlymusic.org.uk

Finnish Music Information Centre: www.fimic.fi

German Music Information Centre: www.miz.org

Gerontius (site devoted to choirs and choral music): www.gerontius.net

Gopera (opera info with links to opera houses etc.): www.gopera.com

Gregorian Association (promoting the study and practice of plainsong): www.beaufort.demon.co.uk/chant.htm

Historic Opera: www.historicopera.com

Hungarian Music Information Centre: www.hunmusic.hu

Medieval Music & Arts Foundation: www.medieval.org

New Music Box (online magazine for contemporary American music): www.newmusicbox.org

New Zealand Music, Centre for: www.sounz.org.nz

Norwegian Music Information Centre: www.mic.no

Operabase (comprehensive opera information site): www.operabase.com

Opera America (promoting opera in North America): www.operaam.org

Operaphile (message board and links): www.operaphile.com

Opera Glass (comprehensive opera site): www.opera.stanford.edu

Operissimo Concertissimo (world's most complete opera and concert database): www.operissimo.com

St. Michael Association, Stroncone, Italy (medieval sacred music): www.cantusgregorianus.com

Schola Antiqua (the study and performance of early medieval liturgical music): www.scholaantiqua.net

Slovakian Music Centre: www.hc.sk/src/index.php

Swedish Music Information Centre: www.mic.stim.se www.idrs.colorado.edu

Una Voce (site devoted to Gregorian chant and the Latin mass): www.unavoce.org

 

Instruments


American Musical Instrument Society (promoting the study of the history and use of all musical instruments): www.amis.org

Automatic musical instruments (The Musical Museum, London): www.musicalmuseum.co.uk

Bassoon & oboe (International Double Reed Society): www.idrs.colorado.edu

Brass (Historic Brass Societ): www.historicbrass.org

Cello (music and instruction for all ages): www.celloonline.com

Clarinet (International Clarinet Association): www.clarinet.org

Double Bass (International Society of Bassists): www.isbworldoffice.com

Guitar (The Guitar Foundation of America): www.guitarfoundation.org

Harp (Historical Harp Society): www.historicalharps.org

Harpsichord (British Harpsichord Society): www.harpsichord.org.uk

Lute (The Lute Society, UK): www.lutesoc.co.uk

Lute (The Lute Society of America): www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~lsa

Medieval & Renaissance Instruments (Musica Antiqua Guide): www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html

Organ (The Incorporated Association of Organists, UK): www.iao.org.uk

Organ, The (online magazine of the Royal Dutch Organists Association): www.hetorgel.nl

Organ (The Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America): www.apoba.com

Organ, The (online magazine of the Royal Dutch Organists AssociatPercussion (The Percussive Arts Society): www.pas.org

Recorder (The Society of Recorder Players): www.srp.org.uk

Trombone (International Trombone Association): www.ita-web.org

Trombone (Online Trombone Journal): www.trombone.org

Trumpet (The International Trumpet Guild): www.trumpetguild.org

Viola & violin: www.violinandviola.co.uk

Viola (International Viola Society): www.viola.ca

Viola (Viola da Gamba Society of Amercia): www.vdgsa.org

Viola (Viola da Gamba Society of France): www.violedegambe.free.fr

Violin (Digital Violin): www.digitalviolin.com

Violin (The Violin Society of America): www.vsa.to

Violin (music and instruction for all ages): www.violinonline.com

Woodwind: www.woodwind.org

 

Magazines devoted to classical music


American Record Guide: www.americanrecordguide.com

BBC Music Magazine: www.bbcmusicmagazine.co.uk

Choir & Organ: www.choirandorgan.com

Classic FM Magazine: www.classicfm.com/sectional.asp?id=9334

Classic Record Collector: www.classicrecordcollector.com

Goldberg Magazine (Early and baroque music): www.goldberg-magazine.com

The Gramophone: www.gramophone.co.uk

International Piano: www.pianomagazine.com

International Record Review: www.recordreview.co.uk

La Scena Musicale/The Music Scene: www.scena.org

Musical Opinion: www.musicalopinion.com

Musical Times (UK's oldest music magazine): www.musicaltimes.co.uk

Muso ('the magazine that re-writes the score'): www.muso-online.com

Opera magazine: www.opera.co.uk

Piano Today: www.pianotoday.com

The Strad (website of the magazine devoted to strings): www.thestrad.com

Strings: www.stringsmagazine.com

WholeNote (Canada): www.thewholenote.com

 

Music schools


Carnegie Mellon School of Music: www.music.web.cmu.edu

Chetham's School of Music: www.chethams.com

Cleveland Music School Settlement: www.thecmss.org

Guildhall School of Music & Drama: www.gsmd.ac.uk

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music: www.music.indiana.edu

International School of Music & Fine Arts, Prague: www.musicschoolprague.com

Longy School of Music, Massachusetts: www.longy.ed

Manhattan School of Music: www.msmnyc.edu

Moores School of Music, Houston: www.music.uh.edu

Royal Academy of Music: www.ram.ac.uk

Royal College of Music: www.rcm.ac.uk

Royal Northern College of Music: www.rncm.ac.uk

Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama: www.rsamd.ac.uk

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama: www.rwcmd.ac.uk

University of Alabama School of Music: www.music.ua.edu

Yehudi Menuhin School: www.yehudimenuhinschool.co.uk

 

Orchestras and other ensembles


Academy of Ancient Music: www.aam.co.uk

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields: www.asmf.org

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia: www.santacecilia.it

Alexander String Quartet: www.asq4.com

Allegri Quartet: www.allegriquartet.org.uk

Amadeus Chorus & Orchestra: www.amadeusorchestra.co.uk

Ambache, The (chamber orchestra and ensemble): www.ambache.co.uk

American String Quartet: www.americanstringquartet.org

Arditti Quartet: www.ownvoice.com/ardittiquartet

Australian Chamber Orchestra: www.aco.com.au

Australian String Quartet: www.asq.com.au

Bach Collegium Japan: www.bach.co.jp

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra: www.thebco.intertwinesys.com

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: www.baltimoresymphony.org

BBC National Orchestra of Wales: www.bbc.co.uk/wales/now

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/philharmonic

BBC Symphony Orchestra: www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/so

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra: www.filharmonien.no

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: www.berliner-philharmoniker.de

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: www.bcmg.org.uk

Boston Classical Orchestra: www.bostonclassicalorchestra.org

Boston Symphony Orchestra: www.bso.org

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: www.bsolive.com

Brno Philharmonic Orchestra: www.musica.cz/bpo

Brodsky Quartet: www.brodskyquartet.co.uk

Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra: www.bpo.hu

Chamber Orchestra of Europe: www.coeurope.org/

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: www.cso.org

Chronos Quartet: www.kronosquartet.org

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: www.cincinnatisymphony.org

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra: www.cbso.co.uk

City of London Sinfonia: www.cityoflondonsinfonia.co.uk

Cleveland Orchestra: www.clevelandorch.com

Concertgebouwworkest: www.concertgebouworkest.nl

Concentus Musicus Vienna: www.kdschmid.de/deutsch/03orch/1orchester.php3?k_id=115

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra: www.czechphilharmonic.cz

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: www.dallassymphony.com

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: www.detroitsymphony.com

Dorset Opera: www.dorsetopera.com

Edinburgh Quartet: www.edinburghquartet.com

Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra: www.edinburghsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

Emerson String Quartet: www.emersonquartet.com

English Chamber Orchestra: www.englishchamberorchestra.co.uk

English National Opera: www.eno.org

Ensemble Intercontemporain: www.ensembleinter.com

Halle: www.halle.co.uk

Handel & Haydn Society (performing baroque and classical music for choir and period instruments): www.handelandhaydn.org

Hanover Band: www.hanoverband.co.uk

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra: www.hel2.fi/filharmonia

Houston Symphony: www.houstonsymphony.org

I Musici de Montreal: www.imusici.com

Juilliard String Quartet: www.juilliardstringquartet.org

Kodaly Quartet: www.kodalyquartet.org

Kronos Quartet: www.kronosquartet.org

London Mozart Players: www.lmp.org

London Philharmonic Orchestra: www.lpo.org.uk

London Sinfonietta: www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk

London Soloists Chamber Orchestra: www.londonsoloists.com

London Symphony Orchestra: www.lso.co.uk

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra: http://wdch.laphil.com

Maggini Quartet: www.maggini.net

Manchester Camerata: www.manchestercamerata.com

Mendelssohn String Quartet: www.mendelssohnquartet.com

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra: www.monteverdi.co.uk

Moscow Chamber Orchestra: www.moscowchamberorchestra.com

National Symphony Orchestra (USA): www.kennedy-center.org/nso/

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland: www.nyos.co.uk

New York Philharmonic: www.newyorkphilharmonic.org

New Zealand String Quartet: www.nzsq.co.nz/

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: www.nzso.co.nz

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: www.orpheusnyc.com

OrchestraNET (listings for symphony, chamber and youth orchestras): www.orchestranet.co.uk

Orchestra of St. John's: www.osj.org.uk

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: www.oae.co.uk

Orchestre de Paris: www.orchestredeparis.com

Philadelphia Orchestra: www.philorch.org

Philharmonia Orchestra: www.philharmonia.co.uk

Prague Chamber Orchestra: www.pko.cz/

Prague Symphony Orchestra: www.fok.cz

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Concertgebouwworkest: www.concertgebouworkest.nl

Royal Danish Orchestra: www.kglteater.dk

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: www.rlpo-live.com

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: www.rpo.co.uk

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: www.rsno.org.uk

RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland: www.rte.ie

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: www.slso.org

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: www.stpaulchamberorchestra.org

St. Petersburg String Quartet: www.stpetersburgquartet.com

San Francisco Symphony: www.sfsymphony.org

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: www.sco.org.uk

Scottish Opera: www.scottishopera.org.uk

Seattle Symphony Orchestra: www.seattlesymphony.org

Shanghai Quartet: www.shanghaiquartet.com

Sidney Symphony: www.sydneysymphony.com

Sinfonia Viva (previously the East of England Orchestra): www.vivaorch.co.uk

Smith Quartet: www.smithquartet.com

Takacs Quartet: www.takacsquartet.com

Tokyo String Quartet: www.tokyoquartet.com

Ulster Orchestra: www.ulster-orchestra.org.uk

Vienna Philharmonic: www.wienerphilharmoniker.at

Welsh National Opera: www.wno.org.uk

 

Organisations promoting classical music


American Guild of Organists: www.agohq.org

Dvorak Society, The (promoting Czech and Slovak composers and performers): www.dvorak-society.org

Film Music Society (promoting film and TV music): www.filmmusicsociety.org

Incorporated Society of Musicians (UK): www.ism.org

International Computer Music Association: www.notam02.no/icma

Internet Cello society: www.cello.org

London String Quartet Foundation (developing talent and audiences for the string quartet): www.playquartet.com

National Association of Composers USA: www.music-usa.org/nacusa/

National Association of Youth Orchestras (UK): www.nayo.org.uk

Society for American Music: www.american-music.org

Society for Music Theory (encouraging the development and dissemination of music theory): www.societymusictheory.org

Van Cliburn Foundation (promoting classical music and performers around the world): www.cliburn.org

Voices (music education charity working with primary schools): www.voices.org.uk

 

Performers of classical music


Argerich, Martha: www.argerich.org

Barbirolli, John (The Barbirolli Society): www.st-and.demon.co.uk/JBSoc/JBSoc.html

Bernstein, Leonard: www.leonardbernstein.com

Callas, Maria: www.callas.it

Casals, Pablo: http://members.aol.com/boriken01/casals.htm

Carreras, Jose: www.jcarreras.com

Caruso, Enrico: www.henryrosner.org/caruso/

Domingo, Placido: www.placidodomingo.com

Du Pre, Jacqueline: www.jacquelinedupre.net

Furtwangler, Wilhelm (The Wilhelm Furtwangler Society of America): www.wfsa.org

Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich: www.mwolf.de/start.html

Gould, Glen: www.glenngould.com

Hogwood, Christopher: www.hogwood.org

Jarvi, Neeme: www.neemejarvi.com

Jarvi, Paavo: www.paavojarvi.com

Karajan, Herbert von: www.karajan.org

Kirkby, Emma: www.uc.edu/libraries_CCM/kirkby/EmmaHome.html

Kleiber, Carlos: www.thrsw.com

Kubelik, Rafael: www.kubelik.org

Melchior, Lauritz: http://wwwsys.informatik.fh-wiesbaden.de/weber1/melchior/melframe.html

Ma, Yo-yo: www.yo-yoma.com

Mae, Vanessa: www.vanessamae.com

Mutter, Anne-Sophie: www.anne-sophie-mutter.de

Norman, Jessye: www.brainyday.com/jessye/

Normandy, Eugene: www.eugeneormandy.com

Pavarotti, Luciano: www.lucianopavarotti.com

Partridge, Ian: www.ianpartridge.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Richter, Sviatoslav: http://www.trovar.com/str/

Stade, Frederica von: www.fredericavonstade.com

Stokowski, Leopold: www.stokowskisociety.net

Stott, Kathryn: www.kathrynstott.com

Toscanini, Arturo: www.toscaninionline.com

Uchida, Mitsuko: www.mitsukouchida.com

Wild, Earl: www.earlwild.com


 
Publishers and retailers of classical sheet music and books on music


Amadeus Press (books on music and opera): www.amadeus.com

Boosey & Hawkes: www.boosey.com

Music Room (retailers of sheet music and songbooks): www.musicroom.com

Music-Scores (sheet music to download free): www.music-scores.com

Saraband Music (Australian publisher of Early Music): www.saraband.com.au

G. Schirmer Inc (US music publisher): www.schirmer.com

Sheet Music Archive (free public domain music): www.sheetmusicarchive.net

Virtual Sheet Music (sheet music downloads): www.virtualsheetmusic.com


 
Radio stations devoted to classical music (available on-line)


ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): www.abc.net.au/classic

Bavarian Radio (Bayerischer Rundfunk): www.br-online.de

BBC Radio 3: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3

Classical KCSC (Oklahoma's 24-hour classical music station): www.kcscfm.com

Classic fm (UK): www.classicfm.com

KDFC (San Francisco Bay area 24-hour classical music station): new.kdfc.com

Klassic Radio Live (Germany): www.klassikradio.de

Operaradio (10 channels of continuous music): www.operadio.com

Swiss Classic Radio: www.swissclassic.ch

XLNC (broadcasting to the San Diego/Tijuana region of California): www.xlnc1.org

WBGH Classical (classical music station based in New England, USA): www.wgbh.org/classical



Record labels for classical music


ABC Classics (Australian label): www.buywell.com/bw/indexa.html?mv_arg=a

Alba (Finnish label): www.alba-records.f

Alice (Swedish label): www.alice-musik.se

Altara (small UK label promoting young artists): www.altaramusic.com

Altus: www.altusrecords.com

Archiv: www.deutschegrammophon.com

Arion (French label): www.arion-music.com

Arte Nova: www.artenova.com

Astree Naive: http://www.naive.fr

ASV: www.asv.co.uk

Atma (French label): www.atmaclassique.com/fr

BIS (Swedish label): www.bis.se

Black Box: www.sanctuaryclassics.com/labels.php?section=5&subsection=0

BMG Classics (including RCA & other labels): www.bmgclassics.com

Boheme (new and archive Russian recordings): www.bohememusic.com

Bongiovanni (Italian label concentrating on rare Italian, French & English music): www.bongiovanni70.com

Boston Records (American label devoted to leading orchestral players): www.bostonrecords.com

Brewhouse Music (independent English label): www.brewhousemusic.co.uk

Brioso Recordings (Canadian label): www.brioso.com

Brodsky Records (the label of the Brodsky Quartet): www.sanctuaryclassics.com/labels.php?section=5&subsection=0

Cala Records: www.calarecords.com

Calliope: www.calliope.tm.fr

CBC Records (label of the Canadian Broadcasting corporation): www.cbcrecords.ca

Chamber Orchestra of Europe (orchestra's own label): www.sanctuaryclassics.com/labels.php?section=5&subsection=0

Chandos: www.chandos.net

Channel Classics: www.channelclassics.com

Claves (Swiss label): www.claves.ch

Channel Classics: www.channelclassics.com

Col-Legno (Austrian label devoted to contemporary music): www.col-legno.com

CPO: www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/home

CRD: www.lyndworth.co.uk/crd

Crystal Records (US label): www.crystalrecords.com

Dacapo (Danish label): www.dacapo-records.dk

Decca: www.deccaclassics.com

Delos: www.delosmus.com

Deutsche Grammophon: www.deutschegrammophon.com

Dorian (US label): www.dorian.com

Dutton Laboratories (re-issues of classic recordings): www.duttonvocalion.co.uk

Dynamic (independent Italian label): www.dynamic.it

ECM (German label specializing in new music): www.ecmrecords.com

EMI: www.emiclassics.com

Fleur de Son Classics (small US label owned by classical guitarists Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio): www.fleurdeson.com

Gaudeamus (early music label): www.sanctuaryclassics.com/labels.php?section=5&subsection=0

Gimmell (label devoted to the Tallis Scholars): www.gimell.com

Glossa (Spanish label): www.glossamusic.com

Guild Music (Swiss label): www.guildmusic.com

Halle (the label of the Halle Orchestra): www.sanctuaryclassics.com/labels.php?section=5&subsection=0

Hanssler Classic: www.haenssler-classic.de

Harmonia Mundi: www.harmoniamundi.com

HMV: www.hmv.co.uk

Helicon Records/Kleos: www.heliconrecords.com

Hungaraton (Hungarian label): www.hungaroton.hu

Hyperion: www.hyperion-records.co.uk

Ivory Classics (US label devoted to piano recordings): www.ivoryclassics.com

Koch International: www.kochint.com

La Ma de Guido (label devoted to Spanish & Catalan composers): www.webcom.com/musics/guido.html

Lammas Records (English label devoted to choral and organ music): www.lammas.co.uk

Les Arts Florissants: www.arts-florissants.com

Linn Records: www.linnrecords.com

Live Classics (live concert recordings): www.live-classics.com

Living Era (original recordings of the stars of the 1920s-1950s): www.sanctuaryclassics.com/labels.php?section=5&subsection=0

LSO Live (label devoted to live London Symphony Orchestra performances): www.lso.co.uk

Marco Polo: www.naxos.com

Marston Records (label mainly devoted to opera re-releases): www.marstonrecords.com

Metier (label devoted to contemporary compositions): www.metierrecords.co.uk

Metronome (small English label, mainly early music): www.metronome.co.uk

Music & Arts (independent US classical & jazz label): www.musicandarts.com

Naive: www.naive.fr

Naxos (Naxos & Marco Polo labels): www.naxos.com

New Albion (contemporary music): www.newalbion.com

New Music Box (web magazine of the American Music Center): www.newmusicbox.org

New York Philharmonic: www.nyphilharmonic.org

Nimbus Records: www.wyastone.co.uk/nrl/index.html

Nightingale Classics (Austrian label, mainly opera and vocal): www.nightingaleclassics.com

Olympia (label specializing in Russian music): www.olympia-cd.com

Ondine (Finnish label): www.ondine.fi

Opera Rara (label dedicated to reviving little known 19th C operas): www.opera-rara.com

Parnassus Records (re-issues of rare historic recordings): www.parnassusrecords.com

Patria Productions (US label specializing in piano music): www.patriamusic.com

Pavilion Records (site covering Pearl, Flapper, Topaz & Opal labels): www.pavilionrecords.com

Pierre Verany (French label): www.arion-music.com

Philips Classics: www.philipsclassics.com

Preiser Records (Austrian label): www.preiserrecords.at

Priory Records (label devoted to choral & organ music): www.priory.org.uk

Resonance (new budget label): www.sanctuaryclassics.com/labels.php?section=5&subsection=0

Sanctuary Classics: www.sanctuaryclassics.com

Sony Classical: www.sonyclassical.co.uk

Supraphon (Czech label): www.supraphon.cz

Tacet (Small German label specializing in technically advanced recordings): www.tacet.de

Tahra (French label specializing re-issues of rare recordings): www.tahra.com

Telarc: www.telarc.com

Testament: www.testament.co.uk

Timpani Records (small French label): www.timpani-records.com

Universal Classics (site for group which includes DG, Decca & Philips): www.universalclassics.com

Warner (including Erato, Teldec & other labels): www.warnerclassics.com

Virgin Classics: www.virginclassics.com

Vox: www.voxcd.com

Walsingham Classics (Australian label devoted to native performers and repertoire): www.walsingham.com.au

Wigmore Hall Live: www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/live

 

Reference sources for classical music


Classical Composers Archive (biographies): voyager.physics.unlv.edu/webpages2/picgalr2.html

Classical Composers Database: www.classical-composers.org

Good Music Guide (guide to music on CD): www.good-music-guide.com

Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians: www.grovemusic.com

MUSIClassical (day-by-day chronicle of music history events): www.classicalmanac.com

SearchMuze (definitive guide to music released in the UK): www.searchmuze.co.uk

Wikipedia (details of composers by era): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_classical_music_composers

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007, 07:43:11 PM »
Mark,

Thanks so much for your list!  I really appreciate it.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 08:36:31 PM »
Wow!

Extraordinary list, Mark! Thank you so much - an invaluable resource.

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The Joachim Raff Society  ;D - http://www.raff.org/

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 07:14:11 AM »
Wow!

Extraordinary list, Mark! Thank you so much - an invaluable resource.

Rice University Shepherd School of Music - http://music.rice.edu/
The Joachim Raff Society  ;D - http://www.raff.org/


Indeed Mark!!

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 07:32:46 AM »
Don't get too excited: I nicked the lot wholesale from another site which I know isn't frequented by most people here - www.classicalcdexchange.co.uk ;)

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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007, 08:14:27 AM »
"I am, therefore I think." -- Nietzsche

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007, 08:15:55 AM »
The Brahms link doesn't function .......  >:(

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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007, 08:25:03 AM »
Don't get too excited: I nicked the lot wholesale from another site which I know isn't frequented by most people here - www.classicalcdexchange.co.uk ;)

It's a good thing that you copied only a tiny chunk of that webpage, because I noticed this on the left margin:

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The Society for 18th Century Music:

http://www.18thcenturymusic.com/

Wonderful site for those interested in such things.

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2007, 08:53:04 AM »
It's a good thing that you copied only a tiny chunk of that webpage, because I noticed this on the left margin:

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Oh dear. Looks like a life in jail for me, then. ::) ;D

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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2007, 10:49:42 AM »
Oh dear. Looks like a life in jail for me, then. ::) ;D

a 500 site list...and I thought you are adopting to minimalism...cutting out the signature and now avatar and all...

good job Mark, thanks so much.

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

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There is also Sterling cds: http://www.sterlingcd.com/
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 02:35:50 AM »

Listen Music Magazine

Shame your article is grayed out, but this was my favorite quote from the previous article: "And they want to work with me because Im also fabulous." So modest and humble!!
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 03:04:32 AM »
...this was my favorite quote from the previous article: "And they want to work with me because Im also fabulous." So modest and humble!!

What a wonderfully wacky whirlwind interview. Hadn't read it until now, because I haven't yet received a hard copy...

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