Reference

Classical Music

Categories

* Choirs & Singing
* Classical Music Magazines
* Composers and Musicians
* Historical Music
* Listening online
* Online Scores
* Opera
* Orchestras, Ensembles & Chamber Music
* Organs and Organists
* Reviews
* Theory

Sites

* Classical Music Library
Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Tens of thousands of streamable tracks from labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. Also available via Music Online.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Oxford Music Online
Music reference and research tool. Includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music. Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries. Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Published by Oxford University Press, 1996. Electronic Resource from Oxford Reference Online.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ)
* Christchurch Civic Music Council Christchurch
To co-ordinate musical activities of musical organisations.
* Christchurch Concert Calendar Christchurch
Information from the Christchurch Civic Music Council
* Classical music
Wikipedia guide to classical music. A good source for musical definitions that don't use jargon.
* Composers' Association of New Zealand (CANZ)
* Concert FM
Concert FM is Radio New Zealand's fine music network. The repertoire is mainly classical, with a weekly mix of specialist music programmes covering jazz, contemporary and world music.
* The Concert FM Classical Chart
The top 10 selling classical albums for the week. Released at noon on Saturdays.
* GramoFile
A database of classical music reviews which have appeared in the Gramophone. May require registration.
* Lexus Song Quest
The best young opera singers in New Zealand compete. Held every two years as part of the New Zealand Festival. Past winners include Kiri Te Kanawa, Malvina Major, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Jonathan Lemalu and Christopher Doig. Prizes include study grants, performance opportunities and the opportunity to take part in masterclasses.
* Music Events in New Zealand
from the Centre for New Zealand Music
* New Music Box
NewMusicBox is brought to you by the American Music Center, an organization dedicated to building a national community for new American music.
* Podcast Classics
A monthly web-only feature, podcasting performances by New Zealand artists. Audio is available for two months.
* Royal School of Church Music, New Zealand (RSCMNZ)