Classical cd shop links
This is a mix of sites that we recommend for having a broad or rare selection and sites and record labels that offer the possibility to prelisten tracks.
The biggest shop on internet with a large classical collection. From some tracks you can listen the first 30 seconds.
You can pre-listen many of the Naxos cd's (registration required: 20 kbps asx files). With a free subscription you can listen a quarter of each track. With a paid subscription (about $20,- a year) the complete tracks.
A record company that embraces the internet. You can listen to many complete cds at 128kbps. Streaming audio only.
A record label that offers you to pre-listen many of the tracks in realaudio (44 kbps).
Around 700 soundsamples from Hyperion cd's. They are usually complete tracks at 128 kbps mp3 or realaudio. Streaming audio only.
A record label with quite a lot of tracks.
Ars Antiqua - Mikrokosmos
No online samples here. Mikrokosmos offers each month a list that contains thousands of rare classical LPs (and 78s).