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  • Classical Music

    • Classical Music Home Page
      "The purpose of this home page is to provide a point-of-entry into various informational files about classical music, as well as links to other interesting web sites. Classical Net features more than 2700 CD reviews, as well as 6000 files and over 4000 links to other classical music web sites."
  • Instruments

      "This site provides resources and information for "anyone interested in unique, unusual, ethnic, or experimental music and instruments."
      "As the official Web site of the National Piano Foundation, PianoNet is your comprehensive guide to everything about pianos--their history, their manufacture, noted artists, important publications and more."
  • Jazz

    • All About Jazz
      "This comprehensive site includes jazz news, reviews, festivals, interviews, audio downloads, photos, and biographies of over 3600 jazz musicians.
    • Great Day in Harlem
      "Explore jazz history through one photograph" of 57 jazz musicians taken in Harlem in August 1958. Site includes a timeline on jazz history and biographies of jazz musicians browsable by artist, musical style, or instrument."
    • Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
      "The online counterpart to Ken Burns' documentary Jazz includes extensive biographical profiles and discographies of major jazz musicians, a chronology of the development of jazz, essays about jazz and its place in American culture, and audio clips of jazz compositions."
  • Music History

    • American Roots Music
      "Explore roots music: blues, country, gospel, bluegrass, cajun, zydeco, tejano, and Native American music. This is a companion site to the four-part PBS series, with each part individually summarized."
    • This Day in Music History
  • Opera

    • Aria Database
      "1278 Arias - 170 Operas - 60 Composers - 381 Translations - 1027 Aria Texts - 223 MIDIs"

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