Listening to Audio Examples
Two types of listening examples are used on this website: embedded audio files and links to external sources.
Most web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari,...) will automatically download any plugins needed to play embedded audio examples. I recommend updating your browser to the most recent version to ensure that it is capable of playing the embedded examples. If everything is set up correctly, you will see an embedded example below. Click the play (arrow) button to hear the example.
W.A. Mozart, 12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265
The box above contains several links to sources for W.A. Mozart's 12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265. The recommended sources are high-quality recordings that are not available for free, except as an excerpt or preview. These include Naxos, a subscription-based streaming audio service. Many colleges, universities, libraries, and music-oriented business subscribe to Naxos, and personal subscriptions are available at a reasonable cost. If you are using a subscription provided by an organization, you may need to use a VPN (virtual private network) in order to use Naxos. The blue Naxos link will take users to the album listing, but only those with subscriptions will be able to listen to the recordings. For users associated with the University of Colorado (CU), direct links to recordings hosted on Naxos are given. These will work for users on CU campuses, or those using a CU VPN.
The alternative sources are free, but may be lower quality, abridged, or otherwise problematic. These include YouTube links and other user-generated materials.
In many cases a search link is included. These are shortcuts to Google video or image searches for specific works. These searches may produce results that are unreliable, but we included them anyway because it is the best way that we have found to facilitate universal access.
If you are having trouble with any of the external sources, please contact the provider of that source for help. If you believe that one of the links on our site is broken, please contact us about it.