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mahlertitan:
Streaming Media:

www.naxosmusiclibrary.com
Is there a piece of classical music that you desperately want to hear? you'll find it at Naxos.

www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/discoveringmusic/audioarchive.shtml
BBC Discovering Music Archive: An excellent resource for beginners and experienced listeners alike, with illustrated audio talks on a wide range of composers and pieces.

www.columbia.edu/itc/music/reserves/
Columbia University Music Reserves, the selection is limited, but the recordings are excellent.

http://www.archive.org/
Contains massive amounts of documents, videos, and audio, although the quality is somewhat questionable.

http://classical.com
not as good as Naxos, but decent enough to deserve a mention.


Sheetmusic

www.dlib.indiana.edu/variations/scores/

Looking for the scores of Bruckner's 9th? you'll find it here.

www.imslp.org
Looking for free scores?

Biographies/Music Learning

Wikipedia.com
A good place to read about composers that you don't know. Wikipedia has very good biographies and links.

www.musictheory.net
A good place to learn the basics of music theory, the first step of becoming a composer.

www.grovemusic.com
a website to find biographies on composers, however, Wikipedia actually contains more informations on composers than this site.

Brian:

--- Quote from: MahlerTitan on May 06, 2007, 11:01:39 AM ---
www.naxosmusiclibrary.com
Enormous collection of online music, anyone can access it for free.


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Free is only for fifteen minutes at a time though, right?

Que:
Site with a good introduction for beginners: Classical Net

Particularly helpful on that site:

- Basic Repertoire List
- Classical CD Buying Guide (read it!)
- Recommended Classical CD's

Q

Grazioso:
BBC Discovering Music Archive: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/discoveringmusic/audioarchive.shtml

An excellent resource for beginners and experienced listeners alike, with illustrated audio talks on a wide range of composers and pieces.

Novi:

--- Quote from: Grazioso on May 07, 2007, 02:55:24 AM ---BBC Discovering Music Archive: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/discoveringmusic/audioarchive.shtml

An excellent resource for beginners and experienced listeners alike, with illustrated audio talks on a wide range of composers and pieces.

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Definitely a great resource :).

Another programme I like on Radio 3 is the CD Review on Saturday mornings, in particular the Building a Library segment. Sometimes, it can be rubbish depending on who's presenting it, but this week's on Mahler 9, for example, was pretty good. They play excerpts and comment on different recordings, which, when done well, can be quite illuminating. I also learnt that 'Ancerl' isn't pronounced as spelt :-[ ;D.

Unfortunately, the programme isn't archived, but can be listened to online for up to a week after its broadcast.

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