Download Free Music from 150+ Classical Composers, Courtesy of Musopen.org

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Yesterday, we told you about a new Kickstarter campaign that intends to put 245 pieces by Frédéric Chopin into the public domain. The campaign is being spearheaded by Musopen.org, a non-profit located a few miles up the road from us, in Palo Alto, CA. Operating since 2005 (a year before we took flight), Musopen provides free public domain scores and a library of recordings by classical composers that you’ll want to check out.

The library is best accessed via this page where you can browse recordings organized by composer, performer, instrument, form, and time period As you’ll see, Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart — they’re all there. So is Debussy, Ravel and Copland, not to mention another 140+ composers.

Music can be streamed online for free. But if you become a registered user for the site, you can download 5 tracks per day in standard audio quality. Or, if you pay $55 per year, you can enjoy unlimited downloads in high quality audio. Paying members help sustain the site, and they also get to help determine what music will be made available online in the future. Have more questions? Check out Musopen’s FAQ.

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  1. David says . . . | January 8, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    classical piece enables harmony within the listener.

  2. nader says . . . | January 11, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    Didn’t know listening to music has conditions!

  3. nader says . . . | January 11, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    you heard me, didn’t you?

  4. Srinath rao says . . . | June 16, 2014 / 4:56 am

    Good to hear

  5. PAUL AWORTWI says . . . | July 11, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    I want some classical music for my listening pleasure to download as well as some of the scores which are available for my critical study.

  6. Tcasey says . . . | September 2, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Does anyone know the music at the end of the Japanese film R100(during the credits)

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