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Music Resources - Fort Wayne

Free music and audio recordings to enrich learning for all levels, from preschool to college; or just to enjoy

Streaming recordings

Medici TV

Exclusively art music genres, from medieval to contemporary, in HD videos with very high quality sound, to sample or subscribe ($$). Can be an excellent classroom source, as selections are complete; but non-subscription accessible content changes often. 

SoundCloud

Free or subscription streaming of tracks uploaded by the license holders, includes many classical selections. Used by professional orchestras, choirs, and chamber music groups for previews - as well as by your cousin's band and your neighbor who podcasts. Search by title and artist keywords. Create playlists with free registration.

YouTube

Free streaming and playlists of variable-quality videos, both active and static (ex. the cover of the album). Some professional musicians use this service for public distribution. Many educators create class playlists with free registration, which students can "follow" to receive updates. 

Symphony Orchestra Concerts

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

From this page, access full recordings and excerpts of CSO performances for free. 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Free streaming recorded concerts, up to a year old, performed by the BSO and Boston Pops. Searchable by Keyword. 

New York Philharmonic

Stream free audio or video of concerts and selections. 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

From this page access streaming video excerpts of performances, composer and performer interviews, about the concert hall and organ. Also past broadcasts of concerts to stream.

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Movies about Classical musicians

Classical musicians are cultural heroes, so there have been many blockbuster movies about their lives. Some are even accurate! 

Wikipedia's list of composers depicted in films

Sheet music

IMSLP provides free scores of public domain music, mostly in the western classical style. It is a wiki. 

Opera libretti

The databases EBook Central and EBSCO Ebooks contain several popular opera libretti. From the Library home page, choose Ebooks in Databases A-Z, and once in either database, either do an author search for the composer's name or keyword search "operas librettos" which is the Library of Congress subject term.