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Suggested Purchasing Sources
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Also, many recording companies offer direct mail-order, see: Record Companies


Digital Downloads: The future has arrived and the cd is rapidly becoming obsolete.
iTunes The largest legal download site on the web. Although their DRM (digital rights management) is evil, their selection is excellent.
eMusic A monthly subscription download service with an excellent selection of independent classical releases including Naxos. No DRM and they let you re-download if you lose your files.
Audio Lunchbox Excellent site with large selection of independent classical releases including Naxos. No DRM and they let you re-download if you lose your files.
Chandos Records The first classical record label to get a clue that downloads are great. Excellent selection.
Magnatune The first online record label, selling downloads in a variety of formats including lossless (cd quality). Wonderful catalog that is growing all the time.
CD's In the U.S.
Amazon.Com An excellent selection of cd's, often with listening samples.
Amazon.com Z Shops Private sellers at amazon, including out-of-print cd's.
iclassics.com An extensive site with online store, artist info and sound samples.
Academy Records An excellent used cd store in New York City.
ArkivMusic.com Source for classical recordings.
H&B Recordings Direct An excellent source with a large selection. Highly recommended.
Berkshire Records Outlet Specialising in close-outs, you can find some great bargains.
eBay Out-of-print treasures turn up often. Also, new cd's at (sometimes) reduced prices.
CD Connection Another highly recommended site to buy cd's.
CD's In Europe
Amazon.co.uk An excellent selection of cd's. A wonderful source for European releases not available in the U.S.
Hancock and Monks New and used CDs, sheet music, scores and books, and a useful source for deleted titles.
HMV A chain store but with a surprisingly good classical selection.
Musica.co.uk Another excellent source for European releases not available in the U.S.
Amazon.de
Germany
(In German)
Great selection of classical cd's not available in the U.S. and, sometimes, even in the U.K. With excellent customer support.
German Music Express
Netherlands
(In English)
Specialising in European cd releases not easily available in the U.S. Their selection is excellent.
jpc
Germany
(German, other languages pending)
Excellent selection.
Amazon.fr
France
(In French)
Great selection of classical cd's not available in the U.S. and, sometimes, even in the U.K.
CD Mail
France
(In French and English)
A cd web site located in France with an eclectic selection. CD's in France cost twice as much. Also the shipping is expensive. But it's worth it for that cd that isn't available in the U.S.!
FNAC
France
(In French only)
An excellent book & cd store in France. Their web site is also excellent.
Alapage
France
(In French and English)
Another web site with a large online cd catalog. Also expensive.
Crotchet
United Kingdom
A cd web site in the U.K.
MDT
United Kingdom
Another cd web site in the U.K. specialising in international orders. Limited online catalog, you have to email them with your request.

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