A huge, extremely useful software database of 2455 one-minute excerpts of the most commonly known works of 53 composers.
Excellent for an historical survey of musical periods or of categories of works, and for becoming familiar with compositions of one composer.
Three activities are offered. In Principal Works, select a composer and the main works come up for your choice of listening, as well as pictures to aid recognition. In Recognition Game, identify randomly chosen excerpts from a repertoire you select. Just Listen allows you to listen without active involvement. 3 levels-basic, intermediate, advanced-reflect the level of familiarity. Naxos recordings are used for quality. Printed users' manual included. Version 1.0 US.
Windows 98 or newer, Mac OS X, Linux.