Classic Websites

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Lyrichord Discs, Inc.

Lyrichord Discs Inc. specializes in early and world music. You can find links to reference centers for both categories of music on the top of the site. Also, Lyrichord sells new and remastered releases of classical and world music albums through the Web site, listed in two neatly organized columns. You can purchase a wide range of music at discounted prices by clicking on album covers. Check out The Music of Madagascar.
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This is the site for opera fans everywhere! With six languages from which to choose, people around the world can enjoy Operabase. The site offers a daily-updated list of worldwide articles relating to opera. Schedules for opera shows are posted and updated with detailed information. There are news and reviews, a map of the world with all opera houses searchable, and searches for operas by singer, producer or composer: if that is not enough, there is even an opera reference section on opera.
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Oscar Peterson: A Jazz Sensation

The National Library of Canada offers this site as a tribute to Canada’s best known jazz great Oscar Peterson. With several links, you have access to The Man, The Legend and even an Audio Tour. An accomplished pianist Peterson has played with Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday, to name a few. You can learn about his advocacy for racial equality and his passion for jazz education initiatives. The Audio Tour offers music from the 1940s all the way to the present.

by Lisa Levine

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Easy to Find Sheet Music

Plug in any musical composer or composition and click Mutopia’s search button to download and print free sheet music. Hunt for sheet music by styles such as baroque, classical, jazz, renaissance and romantic, or browse by instrument. A fun site no matter what period one is looking for in music history.

by Adrienne Escalante

Edior’s note: The following websites are from a previous issue of Jupiter Index, but have been updated for our readers.