NAXOS database — new acquisition

The Doherty Library recently added the Naxos database to our collection. Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world’s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 45,590 CDs with more than 652,900 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month.

The library offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. There is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content.

The aim of NML is to eventually offer access to every work of classical music ever recorded and to become the ultimate resource in the classical music field.

Resources offered by NML include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names and a glossary of musical terms. A comprehensive online encyclopedia of classical music is in development.

In addition to allowing subscribers to listen to recordings, NML provides playing times of individual works or movements, detailed music notes, and opera libretti. Subscribers can also create personalized playlists.

NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, any time.

The library can be searched by composer, work and label; by keyword search and by a sophisticated advanced search engine with up to 10 combined search criteria.

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