This site is dedicated to helping you understand the ten century span of classical music. Whether you’ve been touched by a piece of music, or you just can’t get a piece out of your head (I’ve had Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries stuck in mine lately) you may want to learn more about either the composer, the symphony or opera it comes from, or just if anyone has done a review on a certain performance CD of it.
I’d suggest you start in the section Basic Repertoire – and follow through the sections after it. It will teach you how to use the site through the Guide, and then it delves into the different musical periods. This is a great way to really learn about music!
Composers – This is another large chunk of the site. Here you can learn all about the composers of your favorite musical pieces and what they’ve contributed in their body of work to the era they lived in.
Don’t forget to check out the Reviews and Articles section. This is very helpful if you’re purchasing music for your collection because you can discover what’s available and what people who’ve listened to the recording thought of it.
This is a great site to use to help you broaden your knowledge of Classical music. I learned so much here, and I hope that you will too!