Introduction

This new and highly innovative service is designed to provide immediate streaming of music without the encumbrance of CDs. Our  constantly expanding database allows  Members to listen instantly to complete recordingsand  enjoy music in an environmentally way, on demand, without the need for an extensive collection at home.

Membership also gives unlimited choice of  two Editor's Choice albums to download each month onto a computer or portable player in addition to unlimited streams of music. Now you can listen without your computer once your Subscription is setup!

Non-members can enjoy minute previews of every track as well as purchase downloads a-la-carte.

The service is divided into three main components.

  • Classical recordings, which includes our special 'Radio New Releases'  that features  the most recent recordings of contemporary artists
     
  • Jazz & Blues which is accompanied by our Nostalgia section, featuring famous popular artists of the last century
     
  • World Music which is growing in importance in the musical community and includes classical music from over eighty countries.

Our coverage of Classical repertoire is very extensive, and we are adding more opera recordings on a regular basis. We offer multiple performances by different artists of many classical works, enabling you to compare  interpretations.  55,000 tracks are currently available, which is equivalent to more than 5,000 CDs and our aim is to have as large an array and complete a selection as possible.

The service can be used in two main ways: either streaming music or downloading it onto your computer (it is then a simple task to copy it onto your iPod or portable player if you wish). The radio service also allows Members listen to new recordings from the top labels as they are released.

Our music service may be used on its own, or whilst other programmes are running on your computer. It will not cause any interference. You can also connect your computer to a hi-fi system - click for further information.

There are a number of different ways to browse our extensive catalogue of  recordings. To find out more about different browsing methods read this short article.

Please select from one of the following topics to learn more about features and functionality on the Classical World service.

We serve customers in both hemispheres, and on both sides of the equator

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries