Music and lightToday, on the first day of Spring, it seems fitting to celebrate what’s timeless and beautiful (ah, the Arts!). Usher in the season by browsing these sites and learning some basics about classical music:

http://www.classical.net/
At Classical Net, go to “Basic Repertoire” and follow the guide for an informative introduction to classical music, or visit the Composers tab if you have someone specific in mind.

http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/music/index.htm
The Classical Music Navigator is an impressive, comprehensive classical music site; explore music by composer, country, form or style. From Prof. Charles H. Smith at Western Kentucky University.

http://www.naxos.com/
Naxos is a classical music label, and their website, in addition to offering listening subscriptions and music for sale, provides great information to students at “Education” (scroll down at right-hand side of screen).

http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/
The Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary is a well-developed and useful study tool.

Finally, don’t forget to do a web search to find classical music radio stations for your listening pleasure (on radio or online)!

Image via mrg.bz / pschubert

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