Internet Archive Audio Archive

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Format: Audio

Description: The Internet Audio Archive contains over two hundred thousand free recordings, including

  • Audio books and poetry (8,800+ items)
  • Live Music Archive (119,000+ items) Mostly public performances of twentieth century and contemporary music, including folk and jazz
  • Music and Arts (15,000+ items) Recordings of historic 78 RPM records and cylinders
  • News and Public Affairs (7,600+ items) Independent radio news features
  • Radio Programs (6,500+ items) Radio programs on various topics; includes a large "Old Time Radio" collection.
  • Other categories, such as Podcasts, Netlabels (independent music), Non-English Audio, Spirituality & Religion, Computers & Technology, and Community Audio.

Sample search: Beethoven
Results: 1,268 hits including classroom lectures, excerpts from symphonies, entire compositions (e.g., BBC performances), etc.

Help: [ Music Subject Guide ]
Subjects: Arts and Humanities, Music, Social Sciences
Types: Audio