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All Songs Considered
NPR's All Songs Considered will play music not often heard on other stations. Check out the program sheets that will let you hear and link to sites that offer the music or more information about the performers and composers.

America's Greatest 20th Century Music
Listen to the 100 greatest pieces of American works this century at this NPR site. Selections range from "Back in the Saddle Again" by Ray Whitley and "Isn't that a Shame" by Fats Domino to "Precious Lord" by Thomas Andrew Dorsey.

BBC Online - Radio 3 - Discovering Music with Leonard Slatkin
While we have all heard classical music, how do we get from simply believing that musical pieces are merely agreeable to fully appreciating every aspect of composition? In order for music students to make that quantum leap, the BBC Online's Discovering Music series provides a virtual crash course in music education. This site is an online listening room for some of history's greatest musical works accompanied by instructions for deciphering rhythm, melody, and harmony.

Classical Live Online Radio
This site rivals cable television in its depth of programs with 74 channels of online music stations around the world devoted just to classical music. With this site, channel surfing for classical music is a cinch.

NPR's Milestones of the Millennium
To survey the musical achievements of the past millennium, NPR paints a historical picture using sound. Hear lectures and discussions about pre-revolutionary Russia, Eastern influences on Debussy and the scandalous premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

NPR's Performance Today
Stay in touch with the classical world by book marking this site. It provides very extensive and up to date listings of and links to classical music festivals, the latest news on what's going on, as well as listing of Ted Libby's recent CD picks. There is even a program intended to introduce children to classical music.

VH1 Save the Music
Parents, the organization that runs this site is trying to help revive teaching programs in public schools. They're look for allies in community groups - and ordinary parents like you. Read up on their success stories, or play the trivial game if you're not inclined to organizing.

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