What is Music Preserved?

Music Preserved collects remarkable high quality rare live performances and re-masters them digitally to preserve them for future generations. Housed in a specialist temperature controlled environment at the University of York the charity owns a vast archive of unique and significant musically historic performances. Take a look in the MP Live section to see our current collection.

2012 is a very important year for us. We are celebrating 25 years of collecting, preserving and publishing live performances. Find out more here.

Music Preserved was founded to preserve documents of public performances for future generations. We hold over 1500 archive recordings of music performances, some of which are available for downloading.

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Download a piece of music history direct to your computer today! Choose from recordings spanning 250 years capturing live performances available for the first time by Music Preserved. Start your search below!

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Our collection contains many rare performances, so start your search right away!