This guide provides links to streaming audio, free and legal downloads, and other audio resources.
Last Updated: Feb 2, 2011
UR students, faculty, and staff can stream audio tracks through their smart phones or Blackberries! Click
to learn how to access tracks from Classical Music Library, Jazz Music Library, American Song, and Smithsonian Global Sound. here
Parsons Music Library subscribes to streaming audio services that can be accessed, both on and off campus, by anyone with a UR net ID and password.
Classical Music Library
Over 50,000 audio tracks, from Medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde
Jazz Music Library
Historical and current jazz recordings
Historical American music in a variety of genres
Smithsonian Global Sound
Virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Contemporary World Music
Contemporary music from all regions of every continent
Recordings from significant independent record labels
These sites are believed to be offering content legally.
Art of the States
Audio and accompanying essays for a wide range of music from across the United States, focusing on new, unusual, and lesser-known repertoire.
CBC Radio 2: Concerts on Demand
Over 800 free concerts, in all genres, from the Canadian Broadcasting Company
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
A digital collection of nearly 8,000 cylinder recordings held by the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Eduard Alekseyev Fieldwork Collection of the Musical Culture of Yakutia, 1969-1990
Original field recordings by ethnomusicologist Eduard Yefimovich Alekseyev, made in various regions in Russia, and primarily represent the musical culture of the Yakut (Sakha) peoples, as well of Crimean Tartar and Ukrainian peoples.
New Music at Carnegie Hall
Listen to new compositions that have been commissioned by Carnegie Hall.
Free Internet radio offering music in many genres
Free streaming music in many genres
Concerts and interviews from the archives of Other Minds, a global new music community.
Sound of the World
From BBC World Service. Charlie Gillett hosts a program of contemporary and classic tracks from around the world.
Sounds of the Met
Over 200 historical recordings of singers who appeared at the Metropolitan Opera.
Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings
The Arhoolie Foundation's digital collection of commercially produced Mexican and Mexican-American recordings, issued on 78 rpm phonograph discs during the first half of the 20th century.
Equinox Music iStream Concert
Contemporary and romantic art music from the Equinox Music CD library. Most of this music was created within the last 150 years.