Whether you’re looking for CD suggestions for your new musical interest or doing scholarly research, let this page be your guide to some of the best the web has to offer. We hope this Classical Music Webography will help enable you to get the most out of your time spent on the Internet. Your comments or suggestions are welcome.

Classical Music Research and Appreciation

General Reference Choral Classical Web PerformancesComposers Contemporary and
20th Century
Early MusicEducationalMidi files
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General Reference
Any of these sites would be a great home base to begin your exploration of classical music on the web.

American Musical Instrument Society
Promoting the study of the history, design, and use of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods.

Classical Music Navigator
Basic facts about composers and their most significant works, includes a listing by geographical location.

Classical Net
Under the heading “List of Abbreviations in Thematic Catalogs ” you can find a quick explanation of music cataloging such as BWV, KV and HOB.

Classical Works
Includes an extensive chronology of the history of classical music through 1900.

Digital Librarian - Music
An invaluable list of music web sites organized alphabetically with descriptions.

Learning Zone
Supplied by the record label Naxos, one of their unique features is a listing of classical music used in film.

See what occurred on any given date using their Classical Almanac.

National Music Museum
A fascinating site, their links include a section devoted to serial number identification. A great place to start looking for information about the antique instrument in your collection.

New Jersey Arts Council
The classical music community in New Jersey is thriving; if you’re looking for a local organization you should be able to find it here!

Open Music Encyclopedia
Looking for the name of the tune that’s stuck in your head? Search options include a virtual piano, humming and whistling into a microphone or the Parsons code (up/down)

Performing Arts Reading Room
A Library of Congress resource, the digital collections are fascinating!

Symphony Orchestra Library Center
In addition to a wealth of orchestral topics this site includes links to almost every aspect of the music business

Women in Music
Provied by the Kapralova society of Canada, this site provides great information about women in classical music past and present.

Topic specific: if you have a certain subject in mind we may have chosen a site that will fulfill your needs.

Choral Public Domain Library -"Begun in December 1998, CPDL is one of the world's largest free sheet music sites. You can use CPDL to find scores, texts, translations, and information about composers"
Chorus America

Vocal Area Network

Classical Web Performances
Classic Cat --Free to download classical performances.
Library of Congress Concerts and Great Conversations in Music -A tremendous resource featuring the greatest artists of our time in both performance and discussion. Complete and highlighted sound / video clips available online. Included in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Digital Library
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center--online broadcast archives, searchable by artist, keyword, and genre.
WQXR 96.3
Public Radio Fan (classical)

Africlassical.com --Composers and musicians of african descent
American Music Resource
J.S. Bach Home Page
Chopin Music -"Chopin Music was launched in 2004 as both a network and a resource. The goal is to provide an educational environment, rich in both content and scholarly discussion". Includes free scores and individual work analysis
Elgar Society & Elgar Foundation
Mozart Project
Jean Sibelius -"Produced by the Finnish Club of Helsinki" Includes music samples and complete listing of compositions.
Tchaikovsky-Research -"This on-going project is the product of collaboration of Tchaikovsky scholars and enthusiasts worldwide".
Women in Music--Provied by the Kapralova society of Canada, this site provides great information about women in classical music past and present.

Contemporary and 20th Century Music
American Mavericks
American Music Center
Other Minds Archive -Part of the Internet Archive, includes performances and interviews of 20th and 21st century musicians and composers
Sequenza21 -Great source for the latest news and information concerning contemporary classical music.
Thomas Moore New Music Links
21st Century Music- Free access to this scholarly journal 2000-present. Complete issues are available online in .pdf format.

Early Music
Early Music FAQ
Early Music Network
Gregorian Chant Home Page
Medieval and Renaissance Music--Morris County Library selected titles and period timeline.
Medieval Music Database --Provided by La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) bibliographic information for 70,000 works from the fourteenth century and liturgical chants.

Arts Alive (Music)
Baroque Music Defined -Nice historical overview with sound samples.
Classics for Kids--recommendations from our music department.
Creative Kids Central -A collaboration of the Creative Kids Education Foundation and Classical KUSC (University of Southern California). In addition to a great presentation of the orchestral masterpiece Scheherazade, there are multimedia introductions to a wide variety of classical music settings and family listening activities.
From the Top -"The mission of From the Top is to celebrate kids who've shown commitment to music and the arts." Includes the audio archives of the syndicated radio show, searchable by composer.
Guide to the Orchestra--Easy to use multimedia presentation with real orchestral sound samples. Great for all ages.
Internet Public Library Music History 102
Joy 2 Learn -At the Piano -Pianist Alan Gampel hosts an excellent online presentation of the technical and musical history of this beautiful instrument
K-12 Resources For Music Educators
Keeping Score -Let conductor Michael Tilson Thomas show you what makes a great orchestral performance
Music Theory.com
Music Theory.net
National Association for Music Education
SchenkerGuide -Online guide to Schenkerian analysis
TonalityGuide.com -Easy to use reference guide to tonal music
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
WGUC Classics for kids -Created by Cincinnati classical public radio

Midi Files
Classical Midi with Words
Classical Music Archives

Online Magazines
Arts Journal - Music

Blue Book of Pianos
Piano Education Page
Piano Page
Piano World

Sheet Music
Chopin Early Editions -"consist of digitized images of all scores in the University of Chicago Library's Chopin collection".
Hickey's Music Online -Vendor
International Music Score Library Project -"attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge"

Juilliard Manuscript Collection -138 digitized autograph manuscripts, sketches, engravers proofs and first editions from 42 master composers such as Bach, Stravinsky, Chopin, and Mozart. This unique collection was donated to the Juilliard School by Bruce Kovner in February 2006 .
MPA Directory of Music Publishers
Neue Mozart-Ausgabe: Digitized Version -"The purpose of this web site operated by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in
cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute is to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and
conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use."

String Instruments
Double Bass

Community Theatre -Morristown, NJ
Discover Jersey Arts
Nj.com - Music

Aria Database
Diction Domain -Created by Dr. Candace Magner and Dr. Yvonne Dechance this site provides a wealth of information concerning diction for singers
Lied and Art Song Texts Page
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Broadcast Information Center -In the "Intermission Features" section find past interviews and essays from this long standing program
Oberlin Opera Theater Department On-line Resource Guide
Opera Glass

Winds, Brass and Percussion
Double Reeds
French Horn

College Music Library Recommendations
Here you can find the sites these distinguished universities have collected and recommend. Another great place to get started!
Indiana University

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Morris County (NJ) Library
6 May 2015