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CHARM From the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music in England, this site currently contains almost 5,000 sound files of 78 rpm records from the King’s Sound Archive at King’s College London.
**Classical Music Library A large multi-label database of recordings with over 75,000 albums.
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project Information on the earliest sound recording format used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The largest collection of digitized cylinders on the Web, with over 6,000 titles.
Free Music Archive A new collection of mostly indie and roots music. Relatively recent, so it is not large at this point.
Internet Archive 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.
**Met Opera on Demand Audio/video streaming from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. More than 650 full-length performances from one of the greatest opera companies in the world.
**Music Online: American Music Includes jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, as well as additional material from the European-American and African-American musical tradition. Over 600,000 tracks.
**Naxos Music Library Includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over a million tracks, including classical, jazz, world, and folk musics. Recordings in the Naxos Historical, Nostalgia, and Jazz Legends labels are no longer accessible from the U.S., due to more stringent copyright regulations. NOTE: Please remember to click the red “LOG OUT” button when exiting . . .
**Naxos Music Library Jazz One of the most comprehensive collections of Jazz music available online, offering close to 100,000 tracks of jazz from over 9,000 albums. NOTE: Please remember to click the red “LOG OUT” button when exiting . . .
**Naxos Video Library Over 2,730 videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. NOTE: Please remember to click the red “LOG OUT” button when exiting . . .
**Opera in Video Opera in Video contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
Reel 2 Real “From the songs of children’s games in playgrounds across Europe to Bayaka women’s songs that enter people’s dreams in the rainforests of the Central African Republic, this website offers an introduction to the several thousand hours of archival sounds held by the Museum [at the University of Oxford] . . .”
Roots Music Listening Room MP3 downloads of folk and blues recordings from the 1920s and 1930s.
**Smithsonian Global Sound Includes Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, as well as Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. A great resource for folk and world musics.