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Finding Scores and Recordings
The following websites provide access to freely available scores and recordings.
Naxos Music Library
"Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 68,310 CDs with more than 982,000 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 378 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented."
A freely available Internet radio site that allows users to create and listen to "stations" of music according to specific genres or composers. It is not possible to control each station by making requests for specific works. Requires registration.
Scores and Recordings
Links to the IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library, an online source for freely available scores and recordings. This resource includes public domain music, as well as music from composers who are willing to share their work with the world without charge.
Films on Demand
This database contains numerous digital educational videos. Particularly strong in jazz and popular music, the resource also contains recordings of several classical pieces as well as basic videos on various aspects of music theory and history.
Sibley Music Library Digital Scores
An NEH-funded project to fund the digitization of music scores in the public domain in the Sibley Music Library's collections. Almost 20,000 scores will be freely available by the end of 2012.
Harvard Guide to Digital Scores
This guide provides links to online digital scores, including the Library of Congress' American Memory Project, the Neue Mozart Ausgabe online, the Arnold Schoenberg Center, and many other significant collections of online scores.