Databases, Directories & General Information
Classical Music Archives – “The largest classical music site on the web” offers a vast collection of music, and much more.
Classical Net – One of the first and best sites for classical music.
The Classical Source – Reviews, concert guides, composer information, links from the U.K.
Ex Musica (Dutch/English) – Short articles about important composers, styles, interesting events, etc.
Favorite Classical Composers – “Everything you want to know about the greatest composers and their beautiful creations.”
Ik Wil Het (Dutch) – Many links.
Klassik Online! (German)
Ludwig van Beethoven’s website – A great resource for information about one of the greatest composers.
mfiles – Great site featuring sheet music, MIDI/MP3 files, and information about composers and their music, with an emphasis on the connection between classical and film music.
Musicalics – A treasure trove of well-ordered information. Maintained by the hard-working Jos Smeets.
MUSIClassical – “Supporting the Independent Musician and Classical Music Lover.”
Music Resources on the Internet – Annotated links to jazz, folk and classical music sites, free music graphics, and more.
New Classics – CD, DVD, and book reviews, including a nice selection of contemporary classical recordings.
La Scena Musicale – A multi-award-winning Canadian site featuring articles, reviews, MIDI files, and links. The companion site to the print magazine (available for download in pdf format).
Classical CDs and Online Music
Berkshire Record Outlet – An exceptionally good source for cut-outs and bargains from a wide variety of international labels.
Cantaloupe Music – Contemporary music label created by the founders of New York’s legendary Bang on a Can Festival.
Classical.com – The world’s largest online classical music collection. 10,000+ tracks, playlists, downloads, custom CDs.
Classical Connect – “Virtual concert hall” featuring thousands of recordings by international artists, free of charge.
HBDirect – Classical specialists since 1985 – a great site for music enthusiasts.
NAXOS – A pioneer in the production of low-cost, high-quality recordings. Still going strong.
Peermusic – Publisher of contemporary classical music since 1948.