Music Minus One got its start in 1950 when student Irv Kratka wanted to offer the best of classical music recordings to potential customers. Appreciative of chamber and jazz music, Irv Kratka gathered musical recordings by famous New York performers to put it on albums for everyone to enjoy. Since then, Music Minus One has grown to include genres such as opera, lieder, and religious music as well as the original classical, chamber, and jazz pieces. Intent on offering their customers the best selection of classical music, they've created an easily navigable website so that browsers can search for albums based on type of instrument. It's like music to our ears.