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Audio streaming is becoming the predominant way of listening to music. But the well-known all-genre services are pop-driven, and their structure only allows for three search categories: song, artist, and album. Classical music is available on these major streaming services, but the criteria that make classical music so special – composer, work, conductor, orchestra, soloist, and more – are missing from the structure. For this reason, classical music lovers who use these services struggle with a lack of user-friendliness and search options as well as confusing and sometimes incorrect search results. Musicians and their recordings can thus only be found with difficulty or not at all, drastically reducing visibility for classical musicians on these platforms.
At IDAGIO, we have developed a proprietary data model and our own unique technological solution to structure and display classical music in a clear, clean way. That is why users, musicians, and labels alike affirm that IDAGIO has developed the very best interface for classical music.
Free access to over 350,000 music scores and 40,000 music recordings.
The International Music Scores Library Project (IMSLP) was created in 2006 by Edward W. Guo.
Based in Canada, the project seeks to make public domain musical scores freely available on the internet through the Petrucci Library. The digital library holds 350,000 scores, from works by well-known masters such as Sibelius and Verdi, to exciting new compositions shared by the IMSLP community; the library also holds 40,000 recordings that stream on the site.
IMSLP follows Canadian copyright laws because the two main IMSLP servers are physically hosted in Canada.
The National Jukebox, developed by the Library of Congress with assets provided by Sony Music Entertainment, offers free online access to 10,000 rare historic sound recordings produced in the U.S. between the years 1901 and 1925.
Contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
*streaming video for 37 Shakespeare plays from the BBC
*includes performances by Britain's most distinguished theatrical talent, John Gielgud,Ben Kingsley,Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Michael York and Derek Jacobi\
*Closed Captioned available
1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries
Black Drama, now in its expanded third edition, contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print. More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.
*Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print and each play is extensively indexed
Contains over 250 full-text plays representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century
*Brings together the full text of 200 plays representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century
*Many of the plays are previously unpublished or hard to find, and they represent a wealth of dramatic material that is often overlooked or inaccessible.
*Together, the plays demonstrate Native theater’s diversity of tribal traditions and approaches to drama—melding conventional dramatic form with ancient storytelling and ritual performance elements, experimenting with traditional ideas of time and narrative, or challenging Western dramatic structure.
*Begins in the early 1930s and progresses through the 20th century
*The collection represents groups across the United States and Canada