World music: classical music worldwide, a list of websites

Classical music worldwide, a list of top websites

CANADIAN MUSIC *

Canadian League of Composers. La Ligue canadienne des compositeurs

Canadian Music Periodical Index

Canadian Music Week International

Composers. A list of Canadian composers from Wikipedia.

Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers of Canada

CENTRAL ASIAN MUSIC *

Uzbekistan/Tajikistan. Classical & Traditional Music. Uzbek/Tajik classical repertory.

The Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia
A multi-year project (in collaboration with The Silk Road Project, Inc.) for the preservation and promotion of traditional music at the heart of the Silk Road.

Music recording reviews, Central Asia. Rootsworld

CHINESE MUSIC *

Beijng Opera
The Beijing Opera page.

China Blog, Chinese classical music events.

Beijing opera, Wikipedia entry.

Audio clips: Traditional music of the China

Orchestras and opera houses in China.

China Philharmonic Orchestra

Traditional Chinese musical instruments. Wikipedia

List of Chinese composers. Wikipedia

Tan Dun

Composers

Chinese composers. Audio files.

Chinese composers. Classical Music Database

Chinese composers, a web list from Wikipedia.

Chinese composers. Monash University, Australia

Tan Dun

Chinese Opera Website

The Guqin instrument. The North American Guquin Association.

Naxos catalogue of Chinese composers.

Wikipedia entry on Chinese music.

CELTIC MUSIC/IRISH MUSIC/SCOTTISH MUSIC *

Celtic Music and Culture, Scottish and Irish Links.

Ceolas. Large Celtic site with website links.

CORSICAN MUSIC *

Corsican traditional music.

Muvrini

Corsican music groups.

CZECH MUSIC *

Czech Music Information project
Czech composers, musicians, music ensembles, orchestras, festivals.

Czech Music Information Centre

The Czech & Slovak Music Society

Czech Music Quarterly

Czech National Theatre

Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences

Czech Folk and Classical Music
Information and contacts for musicians and publishers.

Institute of Ethnology.  Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences

Kapralova Society
A site dedicated to promoting women in music.

Radio Prague

Wikipedia entry on Czech music.

Women in Czech Music

Vitezslava Kapralova, Czech composer and conductor.

Composers *

Antonin Dvorak, Wikipedia entry.

The Dvorak Society for Czech and Slovak Music 

The Antonin Dvorak Society

Antonin Dvorak. Repertoire list, discography.

The Antonin Dvorak memorial,

The Tribute to Antonin Dvorak Project, 2004.

Bedřich Smetana, Wikipedia entry.

Bedřich Smetana. Free listening, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures.

Bedrich Smetana. Naxos Classical Music.

DANISH MUSIC *

Carl Nielsen Academy of Music

Danish Academy of Music

Danish Music Conservatory. Royal Academy of Danish Music

Danish World Music Association

Composers *

Gade, Niels Wilhelm. Niels Wilhelm Gade
Wikipedia

Carl Nielsen
Wikipedia

Carl Nielsen Society

Carl Nielsen Selskabet

DUTCH MUSIC *

Dutch Composers, a website directory.

Dutch music. Klassieke-muziek. 
A database of Dutch music sites.

WNYC Radio
A collaboration between WNYC and Radio Netherlands. 

ESTONIAN MUSIC *

Estonian Composers Database

Estonian composers, Wikipedia entries.

Estonian Composers Database

Estonian Music Festivals

Music of Estonia. Wikipedia.

Music Export Estonia
Music Export Estonia is an organization with a mission to facilitate the promotion and marketing of Estonian music abroad.

Part, Arvo. Arvo Pärt Information Archive

FINNISH CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC *

Helsinki Philharmonic

List of Finnish composers, from Wikipedia.

Off The Record
A blog by contemporary Finnish composer Osmo Tapio Raihala.

Osmo Tapio Raihala’s website.

Society of Finnish Composers

Wikipedia entry on Finnish music.

Famous Finnish Composers *

Saariaho, Kaija. Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho. Biography and web links.

Sallinen, Aulis. Aulis Sallinen’s homepage at Novello.

Sibelius, Jean. Jean Sibelius. Sibelius Academy Music Resources

Jean Sibelius. Illustrations, photographs, The Sibelius Museum

FRENCH CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC *

Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles
A non-profit organization in France created in 1989 to promote French music from the early 17th to the late 18th centuries. It is organized in 4 department: a research department, affiliated with the National Centre for Scientific Research, a teaching department for singers, boys and adults, a publishing department of scores and a concert department which organizes a Music Festival in the Palace of Versailles during the fall.

IRCAM. Contemporary French composers web directory. 

Societe des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques.

Wikipedia entry on French composers.

French Composers *

Hector Berlioz. Wikipedia entry.

The Hector Berlioz Website
Comprehensive Berlioz reference site.

Association Nationale Hector Berlioz
The French National Berlioz Society

Festival Berlioz
Held in the birthplace of Hector Berlioz.

Boulez, Pierre

Pierre Boulez, Wikipedia entry.

Pierre Boulez. Allmusic.com

Couperin, Francois

Francois Couperin

Francois Couperin. Les baricades misterieuses (midi file)

Debussy, Claude

Claude Debussy, a dedicated website.

Claude Debussy. Classical Net

Claude Debussy Wikipedia entry.

Claude Debussy. Classical Music Archive, Debussy midi files.

Debussy. Free scores by Claude Debussy. IMSLP

Debussy. Free scores. WIMA

Lully, Jean-Baptise

The Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection, The University of North Texas Music Library.

Jean-Baptiste Lully. Wikipedia

Jean-Baptiste Lully. Free listening, concerts, stats, & pictures.

Milhaud, Darius

Darius Milhaud, Wikipedia entry.

Poulence, Francis

Francis Poulenc

Francis Poulenc

Rameau, Jean-Philipe

Jean-Philippe Rameau, Wikipedia entry.

Ravel, Maurice

Maurice Ravel Source Page

Maurice Ravel, Wikipedia entry.

Satie, Erik

Satie, Erik. Erik Satie. UbuWeb

Erik Satie, Wikipedia entry.

Erik Satie, a homepage, with archives.


GERMAN MUSIC *

See: Composers by name

GREEK MUSIC *

Ancient Greek Music
Published fragments of Ancient Greek music which contain more than a few scattered notes.

Byzantine melodies and hymns. 
Audio samples.

Bouzouki instrument factory.

Bouzouki instruments. 

Contemporary and classical Greek composers.
Wikipedia

Audio clips: Traditional music of Greece. Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève.

Greek Music Portal by IEMA an introduction to Greek Music in English and Greek
Ancient Greek Music History, Ancient Greek Music Instruments, Ancient Greek Music Rhythm, Ancient Greek Music System

Greek Music Encyclopedia (in Greek)

Rembetika

Greek Music Information
Greeka.com

Greek Songs-Greek Music
Greek Music, Greek Songs, Rebetika, Lyrics, Composers, Singers, Music News

Greek Music Midi Files

Greek Music Portal (in Greek). 
Lilian Voudouri Music Library

Kithara
A collection of some 11,000 Greek songs, with lyrics, chords and audio.(Greek)

Music Heaven
A Greek music online magazine.

Music of Greece, Wikipedia entry.

Karaindrou, Eleni. Eleni Karaindrouu
Wikipedia entry.

Eleni Karaindrou
ECM Records

Eleni Karaindou
Music Log

Lilian Voudouri Music Library
Information on the Music Library of Greece.

Musicians. Greek musicians web directory.

Theodorakis, Mikis. Mikis Theodorakis
Information about the artist; details about his biography, his works and links to The International Foundation Mikis Theodorakis.

Mikis Theodorakis. Wikipedia entry.

Greek folk music and dance.

HUNGARIAN MUSIC *

Hungarian contemporary composers.

Hungarian Music Information Centre (in Hungarian and English).

ICELANDIC MUSIC *

Music of Iceland. Wikipedia

List of Icelandic composers

New look on Iceland’s classical music scene – CMUSE

Ice and fire: the classical music scene in Iceland

Music in Iceland

Music festivals in Icelandjunkies.com/festival-guide/iceland/

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

The Society Of Icelandic Composers 

Atli Heimir Sveinsson. Wikipedia

Jón Leifs – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jórunn Viðar. Wikipedia

Björk.com

INDIAN / HINDUSTANI MUSIC *

Bhosle, Ashe. Ashe Bhosle, Indian singing legend.

Burman, Rahul Dev. Rahul Dev. Burman

Rahul Deb Burman, Wikipedia entry.

Classical Music of India
Numerous links and resources. Primers, Ragas, masters, Indian music in real audio.

Composers. 
Wikipedia web directory of Indian composers.

Indian Classical Music, an introduction.

Introduction to North Indian Music

Musical Nirvana. Indian classical music. 
Basics, Introduction, Search, Carnatic Raagas, Hindustani Raagas, History and Origin.

The Music Magazine

Ragascape

Sunil Mukhi’s Indian Music Home Page

IRANIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC *

Iranian Music Links from Avaz. Music of Iran.

Persian classical music MP3 library

Iranian music of the past 70 years

Persian Music
A directory of Persian music web sites.

Setar
Setar and other Persian classical instruments.

Wikipedia entry on the music of Iran.

Ārash Āzādi, Iranian sound artist and composer.

IRISH CLASSICAL and TRADITIONAL MUSIC *

Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland

Classical music events in Ireland. DoChara

Ireland String Quartet

Irish Classical Music Web Directory

National Concert Hall, Ireland

Irish Classical Music Pioneers

Classical music in Ireland, Wikipedia entries.

Irish composers, Wikipedia entries.

ISRAELI MUSIC *

Israel Composers’ League/Israel Music Center 

Israel Music Institute

Israeli composers, a list from Wikipedia.

Noam Sheriff

JAPANESE MUSIC *

Chinese & Japanese Classical Music on Spotify

Japanese classical musicians.  Wikipedia

Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Official website of the NHK Symphony Orchestra

Music of Japan. Wikipedia

Japanese classical composers. Wikipedia

Japan Composer’s Association

Famous Composers from Japan. A list of top Japanese composers

Guide to classical music/events in Japan from The Japan Times

KOREAN MUSIC *

Korean musical instruments.

Korean music, 
Wikipedia entry.

Korean Musicians,
a list from Wikipedia.

LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC *

Batanga.com. 
Latin music on internet radio, with videos, reviews and cds. Batanga.com te ofrece lo mejor de la música latina en video, radio, reviews, cds.

Los Koyas
All of Latin America in music and song. A directory of information about music from Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Equator, Porto Rico, Brasil, Paraguay and Mexico.

Tango. Radio Tango Online

Wikipedia entry on Latin American music.

LATVIAN MUSIC *

The Latvian Music Information Centre
The LMIC’s focus of activity is Latvian contemporary and classical music, composers, performers, concert organisers and devotees.

Folk songs in latvia, an information page.

Music in Latvia
A music education page, with information on the history of Latvian music, musical genres.

Latvian composers, a list from Wikipedia.

Latvian music, Wikipedia entry.

The Latvian National Opera

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

LITHUANIAN MUSIC *

Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre

NETHERLANDS MUSIC *

MuziekGroep Nederland (MGN)

NEW ZEALAND MUSIC *

New Zealand classical music, a list of websites.

NORDIC MUSIC *

See below:

NORWEGIAN MUSIC *

Norwegian Music Information Centre
Edvard Grieg
Edvard Grieg
Wikipedia

Grieg 2007. Official Site for 100th year commemoration of Edvard Grieg

The Grieg archives at Bergen Public Library

Troldhaugen Museum, Grieg’s home.Works by Edvard Grieg
The Internet Archive

Ole Bull
Wikipedia

Ole Bull webpage.

PAKISTANI MUSIC *

Meher Ali Sher Ali
Mehar Ali Sher Ali are a representative group of Qawwaali, a sufi genre of music in Pakistan. They have earned international acclaim. The Presidential Award from Pakistan and The Seven Stars Award from Denmark are only two of the many many national and international awards  they have won.

POLISH MUSIC *

Polish composers, Wikipedia entries.

The Polish Music Centre

Polish composers *

Chopin

Chopin, Frederick. Chopin Society, Warsaw.

Frédéric Chopin, Wikipedia entry.

Frédéric François Chopin
Over 470 complete works offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.

Chopin Foundation of the United States

Chopin: Poet of the Piano
A favorite Chopin place since 1999 with complete music, great pianists, quizzes, discussions, tune games…

Chopin Early Editions
A collection of over 400 first and early printed editions of musical compositions in the University of Chicago Library. Catalogued and scanned.Lutoslawski

Lutoslawski, Witold. Witold Lutosławski
Wikipedia entry.

Witold Lutoslawski
Polish Music Centre

Witold Lutoslawski
A dedicated page from Culture.plMarek

Marek, Czeslaw. Czesław Marek
Wikipedia

Czeslaw Marek
Classical Composers Database

Paderewski

Paderewski, Ignacy Jan. Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Wikipedia entry.

Penderecki

Penderecki, Krysztof. Krzysztof Penderecki
Wikipedia entry.

Krzysztof Penderecki homepage.

Krzysztof Penderecki
Polish Music Centre Szymanowski

Szymanowski, Karol Maciej

Szymanowski page.
Polish Music Center

Culture.pl
Szymanowski composer profile.

Free scores by Karol Szymanowski
The International Music Score Library Project

PORTUGUESE MUSIC *

Midi music files of Traditional, folk and original Portuguese music.

Portuguese Information Centre for New Music

Fado

Fado. The history of Portuguese Fado. Inside World MusicFado
Wikipedia entry.

Fado music.
World Music Central

Cristina Branco. Portuguese Fado music.

RUSSIAN MUSIC *

Composers. Russian composers web index. 
Wikipedia entries.

Russian contemporary music

St. Petersburg Contemporary Music Centre
The reMusik.org is the St. Petersburg Contemporary Music Centre for new music, which engages an ongoing program of development work to promote new Russian music at home and abroad.

Orthodox Church Music. Liturgical chants.

Russian Composers, a list.

Soviet Composers
Ali-Zadeh, Kabalevsky, Khachaturian through to Zohrabyan.

St Petersburg, Russia. Classical music of St Petersburg. 
Places, history, composers.

Russian Composers, a selection *

Glazunov

Alexander, Glazunov. Alexander Glazunov
Wikipedia

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov- Bio, Albums, Pictures
Naxos

Alexander Glazunov
Classical Net, basic repertoire list.

Mussorgsky

Mussorgsky, Modest. Modest Mussorgsky
Wikipedia entry.

Modest Mussorgsky
Scores in PDF format.

Prokofiev

Prokofiev, Sergei (Sergy). Prokofiev page.

Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninov, Sergei. Sergei Prokofiev
Basic repetoire list, websites.

Rachmaninoff Society

Schnittke

Schnittke, Alfred. Alfred Schnittke
Wikipedia entry.

Scriabin

Scriabin, Alexander. Alexander Scriabin
Wikipedia entry.

Shostakovich

Shostakovich, Dimitri Dmitri Shostakovich
Wikipedia

Shostacovichiana
Shostakovich and his works, with reference to the ‘Testimony’ issue.

Shostakovich Homepage

Stravinsky

Igor Stravinksy
Classical.net

Igor Stravinksy
Wikpedia entry.

Multimedia Web Site
Keeping Score: Revolutions in Music: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Stravinsky A to Z
van den Toorn, Pieter C. 1987.

Stravinsky and the Rite of Spring

An audio recording of Stravinsky rehearsing his “Symphonies of Wind Instruments in Memory of Debussy” in Los Angeles, 1947.

Stravinsky conducting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in 1961 (film).

Igor Stravinksy
Internet Public Library

Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovoksy, Pyotr Ilyich. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Wikipedia

Tchaikovsky Research
A web-site devoted to the latest research into the life and works of PI Tchaikovsky.

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (Midi Files).

Istituto Musicale Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: biography, works and miscellaneous.

Tchaikovsky: listen to a playlist.

Tchaikovsky cylinder recordings.
University of California, Santa Barbara Library.

Free Scores by Tchaikovsky. Kreusch Sheet Music.

Tchaikovsky Sheet Music at Mutopia


SCANDINAVIAN MUSIC, NORDIC MUSIC *

Norwegian Music Information Centre

Edvard Grieg
Wikipedia

Ole Bull
Wikipedia

Ole Bull webpage.

Swedish Music Information Centre

SPANISH MUSIC *

Composers. Spanish master composers.
A website for all things Flamenco.

Tanburmusica.es/
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Ladino *

Yasmin Levy

Lyrics. A spanish music lyrics directory.

Mundo Clasico.com Musical Portal

Renaissance Spanish composers.

Wikipedia entry on Spanish music.

Spanish composers *

Wikipedia index of Spanish composers.

Albéinz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. Isaac Manuel Francisco Albeinz

Isaac Albéniz
Life and Music

de Falla, Manuel. Manuel de Falla
Wikipedia entry.

Granados, Enrique. Enrique Granados
Wikipedia entry.

Victoria, Tomas Luis de. Tomas Luis de Victoria
The Tomas Luis de Victoria web site by Nancho Alvarez.

Tomás Luis de Victoria
Biography

Tomás Luis de Victoria
Wikipedia entry.

SWEDISH MUSIC *

Composers. A list of Swedish composers.
Wikipedia

Music Museum, Stockholm

Swedish Music Information Centre

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Music of Sweden. Wikipedia

Musikverket
A meeting-point for competence, expertise and unexpected encounters in music, theatre and dance.

Franz Adolf Berwald
Wikipedia entry.

Lars Erik Larsson. Naxos Recordings

Karin Rehnqvist Official Website

Johan Helmich Roman. Wikipedia

Wilhelm Stenhammar. Wikipedia

Dag Wirén. Wikipedia

Dag Wirén Foundation website

SWISS MUSIC *

Swiss Music Information Centre

Swiss Music Portal

Edelweiss Emission
The Swiss classical music recording label.

Arthur Honegger
Wikipedia

Joachim Raff
Wikipedia

Othmar Schoeck

TURKISH MUSIC *

Composers: a list of Turkish composers; from Wikipedia.

Musicians:  a list of Turkish musicians; from Wikipedia.

Traditional Music in Turkey

Turkish Music and Voice Library

The Turkish Music Portal
Explore the history of Turkish music from pre-Islamic times, through the post-Islamic period up to Modern Turkish music.

Turkish music Wikipedia entry.

Istanbul International Music Festival

Istanbul Foundation for the Arts

International World Music Festival Turkey

Database of Turkish music.
Isham Memorial Library. Harvard University.

Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra

Golden Horn Records

Turkish Music and Voice library

Wikipedia entry on the music_of_Turkey.

VENEZUELAN MUSIC *

Music of Venezuela, Wikipedia entry

Gustavo Dudamel’s website.

Traditional music of Venezuela (audio clips). Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève

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