Southampton Recorded Music Society

Classical music streaming sites

Several orchestras and opera houses offer free online video streaming of selected items from their recorded catalogue. A wide choice of both audio and video recordings of classical music is also available free of charge from YouTube. The quality of YouTube recordings varies considerably. For a wider choice of high quality music streaming, you normally have to pay a monthly or annual subscription, such as the two recommended sites shown below.

You can watch or listen to streamed media on any device that offers an Internet browser, such as a computer, iPad, Android tablet, or any smartphone. The best option for video streaming is to use a television. Most modern TVs allow you to access Internet sources. Older TVs can do the same thing if you buy a relatively cheap small plugin device, such as Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, etc.

Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall            Over 700 concert videos available (more recent ones in 4K/UHD quality)
Idagio            Unlike most audio streaming sites, this one is dedicated to classical music in CD quality sound
Royal Opera House             
Operavision            Operas from theatres all over the EU
Metropolitan Opera, New York A different opera is offered each day and remains available for 23 hours
Vienna State Opera  
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra  
London Symphony Orchestra  
Sydney Symphony Orchestra  
Liverpool Philharmonic  
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra  
Royal Albert Hall   Wide range of concerts, including LPO and LSO