Classical music highly affects its listeners. Notice how major movie productions use classical music as background music as it stirs up feelings and emotions. Why? Classical music is complex and highly organized. Its phrases and cadences have varied intensity and rhythm that the music itself is akin to a story-teller without words, but music.
Yes, the musical notation is comparable to a spoken language and scientific studies point out to the positive effect classical music has on its listeners, especially babies and children. It’s to your benefit (and your children as the case may be) if you start listening to soothing, stimulating and relaxing classical music.
You can download free classical music online at:
1. Classical Cat
This website offers free downloads of classical music including chamber music, opera music and religious music. There are tens of thousands of songs by different composers, for a choir, vocalists, orchestra, string quartets, piano, organ, guitar, flute, clarinet, cello, bass, violin and more. Visit the homepage and see what it has to offer for free downloads. Choose your download and click the orange button and you’ll be taken to a page or website where you’ll actually download the music. Follow instructions and save to your computer.
2. Wikipedia Sound/List
Does have an extensive list of classical music for download. Scroll down through the list of classical music and choose the one you’d like to download. Look for the Play button next to the song you want to download so you can hear the music. If it’s the right one, click “Download the File ”, then right click to save.
3. Last.fm Classical
Has more than 10 pages of list of classical music for free downloads. It offers a wide range of composers and performers. Its range includes contemporary classical music of mid 20th century and from mid 18th century to the first quarter of the 19th century. To find the music you’d like to download, scroll down the list of available music and click “Free MP3” located beside the music you intend to download. Follow the instructions on the dialog box for the download and then save it on your computer.
Has a whole range of music and composers ready for download. The site also offers free download of music sheets. Searching for a particular composer is easy enough as it is alphabetically listed. It’s also possible to search for a particular music based on its performer or instrument or time period. Search by clicking Music on the page’s bottom. A list of composers will pop up complete with a list of available MP3’s of a particular composer. To download, you have to sign up for a Musopen Lite account for you to download a maximum of 5 movements per day in standard audio. Click the file name to download and save on to your computer.
Are you into classical music? Do you know of any other free site that offers classical music downloads? We’d like to hear from you.