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These resources cover a wide range of time periods, genres, styles, and instruments.
Naxos Music Library
More than 150,000 albums of primarily classical music. Sign up for a free account to create playlists and access the mobile NML app
Over 4,000 albums by primarily American composers and artists, from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, nineteenth-century classical to early rock, music theater, and contemporary music. It includes the complete catalog of New World Records; repertoire from CRI, Albany Records, Innova Recordings; and liner notes and essays from these labels.
Open Web Resources
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Recordings
Audio and video recordings of Dallas Symphony Orchestra performances.
A collaborative library containing tens of thousands of scores and recordings in the public domain.
Provides recordings, sheet music, and other educational materials to the public for free, without copyright restrictions.
Philharmonie de Paris Concerts
Selected jazz and classical performances, made available for specific time periods.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Videos
Recordings of many Concertgebouw performances, conducting masterclasses, and documentaries.
Contemporary & Avant Garde
New Music USA Online Library
Focuses on contemporary American music, providing thousands of recordings and scores. Includes both previews and full recordings.
"The unlikely definitive source for all things avant-garde on the internet." Includes sound, video, writings, and more.
These resources include digitized recordings of historical discs and cylinders.
AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music
About 5000 recordings from the archives at King's College London, digitized from 78 rpm discs of classical repertoire, with a particular focus on Schubert songs.
Association for Cultural Equity Sound Recordings
Over 17,400 recordings from the collections of ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax and his associates.Includes folk music from around the world, recorded between 1946 and into the 1990s.
Belfer Cylinders Digital Connection
Over 1,600 digitized cylinders from many genres, especially music of the early 20th century. Work is ongoing to digitize more of the 20,000 cylinders in the collection.
Over 10,000 recordings from 1901 to 1925, on labels now owned by Sony Music Entertainment. Includes classical, popular, and other music.
UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive
Thousands of cylinder recordings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, made available through UC Santa Barbara Library's Department of Special Collections.
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