eClassical: World’s largest classical MP3 music store. Crystal clear audio quality, easy to use, any MP3 player, burn CD’s, no restrictions. Catalog of music from top international classical labels. Low prices.
eClassical is something of a dark horse in the paid music download marketplace. Unlike many (all?) of the “tier 2″ sites, eClassical does not copy the Apple iTunes model – iTunes being the one and only “tier 1″ paid digital music service. eClassical carves out its own modest niche by offering high quality MP3 files of outstanding repertoire from small independent classical labels, mostly Scandinavian and European sources. It offers quirky music selection typical of a genuine indie service, and it offers low prices. The weekly special packages are particularly good value at $5.99 for up to 3 hours of fine music (I’m listening to this week’s Debussy piano works package, drawn from the audiophile BIS label, as I write this). Highly recommended.