Today's music scene is more expansive than ever. With everything from dubstep to new folk, it's easy to get lost in the multitudes of new genres and sounds. Sometimes, it's good to remember the classic composers that gave us the foundation for this new empire of records.
There is an abundance of sites and sources for classical pieces on the Internet, but one worthwhile source is Classic Cat.
Classic Cat is a directory of classic music. Because all of its recordings are in the public domain, it is free to access by anyone. If you want to sample Bach, Beethoven, or Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, it is as simple as clicking a button.
And why stop at sampling? If you find an artist who interests you, come by the library to read up more about them. We have biographies and histories of some of the greatest composers on our shelves, just waiting to be cracked open, not to mention our CD collection for music on the go. What better way to learn about Mozart than reading a biographry of the prodigy with The Magic Flute playing in the background.
So, if you're looking to get started learning about classical music, check out Classic Cat and come by the Opp Public Library for CDs and resources on the founders of modern music. It's a siamese-sational way of expanding your musical interests.