Wikipedia offers a very extensive collection of free classical music. I’ve utilized their music before for my short “The Bet” (in the sidebar – and the music was selections from Anton Vivaldi’s Four Seasons) but I wasn’t aware they had this much!
I love classical music, though I don’t listen to it enough (a little on our local classical station, some BBC Radio 3, but not much else). I’ve currently downloaded the first part of Handel’s Messiah, and I’m on my way to grab more. Just a note – all the music is in the OGG Vorbis format. OGG is playable in VLC, Foobar2000, Winamp, and Audacity.
This is a fantastic resource for anyone – those who need some background music for a podcast, film, or those who simply want to expand their collection. Definite bookmark!