85,000 Classical Music Scores (and Free MP3s) on the Web

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Worth a quick mention: The New York Times ran a story yesterday profiling the International Music Score Library Project, a crowdsourced web site that indexes classical music scores (though not without raising some copyright concerns along the way). IMSL hosts 85,000 scores with several thousand new ones coming online every month. You can find Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 – in short, the major ones along with the minor ones. And, in some cases, the archive includes audio recordings. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker offers an example. You can find a full list of free audio recordings (arranged by composer) here.

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  1. Haim Watzman says . . . | February 23, 2011 / 10:23 am

    A huge amount of free, downloadable classical recordings are available at http://www.classiccat.net/

  2. rafique ismail says . . . | October 18, 2011 / 2:21 pm

    popular sheet music for piano please!

  3. Appollo succar says . . . | May 23, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    hi
    im a musicien conbactor
    i would like to receive some classic & jazz score .so please send me som catalogues or some classical score for free .waiting for your email.
    thanks in advanced…..
    best regards

  4. Classical Scores says . . . | January 15, 2013 / 7:59 am

    To learn more about the takedown notice from the MPA UK : http://imslpjournal.org/tag/mpa/
    For other great free sheet music ressources, you also have the http://www.mutopiaproject.org/

  5. r. moon says . . . | February 13, 2014 / 5:03 pm

    Ur web site is a joke. Been trying to dig down to locate the classical music MP3s & all i get is a run around. Are U hiding the links on purpose ?

  6. lisa says . . . | March 25, 2014 / 9:08 am

    would like to subscribe to classical music scores

  7. kenneth remember says . . . | April 7, 2014 / 6:39 am

    requesting for some music pliz

  8. Jimbo says . . . | September 4, 2014 / 9:35 am

    cough up the scores, how about i mail you a 1TB hard drive and you hook me up?

  9. Quex says . . . | November 13, 2014 / 6:54 am

    How come there aren’t any great classical jewish composers (Mahler is just mediocre in my opinion)?

    I can’t buy a signle classical CD without some kike conducting it, this is an outrage!

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