Classical music, traditional music by country or region

Classical, traditional, folk and contemporary music by country or region
A guide to top world classical and contemporary music websites

See also: Folk music and Composers

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Wikipedia entry on classical music from around the world.


African Music Encyclopedia
Search by artist and country.

Africlassical, a blog.
A blog on African heritage in classical music.

African Music Archives
The African Music Archives (AMA), founded in Germany in 1991,  contains a collection of modern African music. It includes shellacs and vinyl-records, audio and videotapes, CD’s and DVD’s.

African Heritage in Classical Music

Addis Live: Ethiopian Music Internet Radio
Contemporary, popular, and traditional Ethiopian music, features traditional Ethiopian songs such as Tizita, Bati and Ambassel.

Baaba Maal

Music of Africa, Wikipedia entries.

African Music on the Internet 
Stanford University’s annotated guide to African music sites.

Digital Collection of East-African Music, Vanderbuilt University.

International Library of African Music
A research and archival centre for traditional African music.

South African Music
An A-Z index of artists, photo gallery, news and events.

Wikipedia entries on composers of African descent.


Aleksander Peci Reliev alpin (Rugoves (Kosova)

Peci Lule bor

Peci Valle e Pogonit


See also: Composers Index

American Composers Alliance

American Composers Forum

American Society of Composers

American Music Center
An information and support center for contemporary classical music and jazz, providing a wide range of programs and services.

Historic American Sheet music
Duke University

New Music Box
An online magazine for American music.

American Composers

American composers, a web directory from The Open Directory Project.

Contemporary American composers forum.

Wikipedia entries on American composers.


Argentine folkloric dances.

Argentine Tango

Banda Sinifnica de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Musica Clasica Argentina – 
an Argentine classical music portal. 

National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra (Wikipedia entry)

Wikipedia entry on Argentinian music.


Extensive information about Golden Age Tango recordings.

Argentina’s Music
Offers information on the musicians and singers of Tango.

Argentine Tango Music and Videos
Includes a list of recordings and videos featuring tango Argentino from a personal collection.

Tango History
A two page history of tango music and dance, with pictures and lists of some renowned of artists, lyricist, and songs.

Wikipedia entry on Tango music.

Argentine composers 

Composers. Argentine composers.

Ginastera, Alberto

Ginastra, Alberto Alberto Ginastera
Wikipedia article.

Alberto Ginastera
Biographical material, links, and directory of MP3 audio files from Classic Cat.

Alberto Ginastera

Kagel, Mauricio

Kagel, Mauricio. Mauricio Kagel. IRCAM (search)

Maricio Kagel. Ubu Web
Kagel resources

Mauricio Kagel website.

Piazzolla, Astor

Piazzolla, Astor. The Astor Piazzolla homepage.

Astor Piazzolla. Wikipedia entry.

Astor Piazzolla Watch videos & listen free to Astor Piazzolla music.


The Archive of Armenian Music
The archive seeks to save music and aural recollections in all formats and genre, with specific focus placed on the musical traditions of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

Composers from Armenia

Terterian, Avet. Avet Terterian, 
Armenian composer.

Andriasov, Iosif. Iosif Andriasov (1933-2000), 
renowned composer and philosopher of the Armenian heritage, who was born in Moscow, USSR, and lived for the last 21 years of his life in New York City. Official web-site.

Khachaturian, Aram. Aram Khachaturian Virtual Museum

Aram Khachaturian, Wikipedia entry.



Australasian computer music, 
Australian composers directory.

Australian Music Centre
Established in 1974 to facilitate and encourage the performance and understanding of music by Australian composers throughout the world.


List of Australian composers.

Grainger, Percy

Percy Grainger Museum
Melbourne University

Koehne, Graeme

Graeme Koehne

Meale, Richard

Meale, Richard Richard Meale

Richard Meale
Australian Music Centre

Sculthorpe, Peter

Peter Sculthorpe 

Peter Sculthorpe website.

Peter Sculthorpe
Australian Music Centre


Folk music. Australian Folk Music.
A directory of web sites about Australian folk music.

Music Australia
Discover historical and contemporary Australian music, view and print Australian sheet music and find full scores, listen to sound recordings or purchase digital downloads.

National Library of Australia
Scores and the largest collection of music research resources in Australia.


Viennese composers.
About Vienna

Viennese classical music concerts and events. 
Vienna Classic

Wiener Philharmoniker

Wikipedia entry on Austrian music.

Austrian composers

General index of composers. 

Wikipedia entries on Austrian composers.


Balkan music. Wikipedia

The Rough Guide to the Music of Balkan Gypsies

Balkan folk music.

Balkan Folk Music. Rate Your Music

Folk music: Serbian, Greek, Turkish, Romanian

Honey, Blood And Harmony: Jordi Savall’s Balkan Journey

Jordi Savall. The Honey and the Blood of the Balkans. Despre Opera


All Brazilian Music
Movements, genres and styles.

Brazilian Music
Music culture and style: articles, interviews and it the sites of many Brazilian musicians.

Brazil beyond clichés
A vast archive of podcasts covering Brazilian music of all styles.

Brazilian Music TV

Audio clips: Traditional music of Brazil.Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève

Great Brazilian Music
This site is meant as an overview or a small appetizer for the most important genres of Brazilian music, as well as for some of the most essential artists, bands and albums within Brazilian music. The site also contains hundreds of sample tracks and expert recommendations of artists and albums.

Fundaco Biblioteca Nacional, Brazil. 
Brazilian music archives, with links to Brazilian music websites.

Wikipedia entries on Brazilian composers.

Brazilian Music Index
A list of Brazilian composers.


Naxos recordings of music by Brazilian composers.

Villa-Lobos Museum 


See: British Music