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ClassicsOnline HD•LL is the first High-Resolution and Lossless (CD quality) classical music streaming service to use adaptive bitrate streaming technology which allows subscribers to listen to classical music at the highest possible sound quality available on their home or mobile networks with minimal loss of sound quality. Over 65,000 classical ...

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Jeff Greene

ClassicsOnline Collections: A One-Stop Hi-Res Shop for Classical Music’s Best

ClassicsOnline has rolled out their featured Collections library, providing a one-stop shop for classical music novices, experts, and audiophiles alike.

If you’re new to classical music and not sure where to start, let Naxos’ 50 of the Best series be your guide. For a sampler of Bach to Mozart, film music to ballet, try 50 of the Best: Classical Music. For a deep dive into familiar movie music, explore 50 of the Best: Film Classics, featuring nostalgic melodies from E.T., Pink Panther, Chariots of Fire, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Already familiar with Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, and Debussy? ClassicsOnline has collections from those prolific composers as well.


Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most celebrated cellists of the last century. ClassicsOnline honors his legacy with the Yo-Yo Ma Collection. The Silk Road Ensemble, which he founded in 1998, is inspired by the exchange of ideas and traditions along the historical Silk Road and seeks to advance global understanding through the arts. Join them on their journey with Sing Me Home, featuring arrangements for cello, voice, and chamber ensemble. Also included in this collection are Yo-Yo Ma’s interpretation of J.S. Bach’s 6-part suite for solo cello, Inspired by Bach: The Cello Suites, and Soul of the Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla.


Gramophone Magazine, established in 1923, is a leading authority on the world’s best classical music, offering news, reviews, features, and the annual Gramophone Classical Music Awards to the genre’s best. The Recommended by Gramophone collection gathers recently reviewed and recommended recordings from their editorial staff. Here you can find Rachmaninoff: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39, Ravel: Orchestral Works, Volume 3, and Rachel Barton Pine’s Testament, her interpretation of the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach.


Are you an audiophile as well as a classical music aficionado? ClassicsOnline continues its mission of bringing listeners the highest possible sound quality with The 24-Bit High-Resolution Audio Collection.  The albums in this collection are not only incredible performances, they are also recorded in high-resolution 24-bit with sampling rates from 96khz to 176khz.  Included are Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, and Star Wars – The Ultimate Digital Collection featuring the original John Williams scores from Episodes I-VI.


About ClassicsOnline:

ClassicsOnline began operations as a worldwide music download destination website in May 2007. From inception, the site was designed to give classical music fans the best possible experience. In November 2014, Naxos announced plans to launch a new high-resolution, CD quality streaming and download platform version of the site. Designed with the discerning listener in mind, the proprietary adaptive bitrate streaming technology means that listeners receive the highest possible sound quality, ranging from 16-bit, 44.1 kHz all the way up to 24-bit, 192 kHz, allowed by their connection with no buffering or loss of signal.