Naxos Music Library

offers streaming access to more than 52,677 CDs with more than 756,740 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 378 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month.

NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the new iPhone / iPod Touch App / Android App subscribers can also access the service on the go. This video demonstrates how to install the Naxos app on your iPhone or iTouch. Other instructional videos are also available. In addition to allowing subscribers to listen to recordings, NML provides liner notes for most recordings. Listeners can create personalized playlists or use predefined Naxos Music Library playlists. For student around the world the library also offers playlists for graded music exams (ABRSM, Trinity/Guildhall) in various categories and grades. Furthermore, a vast array of background information is available. Resources include:

  • Audio book transcriptions about the history of classical music and opera with listening examples.
  • Libretti and synopses of over 700 operas.
  • A pronunciation guide for composer and artist names.
  • A glossary.
  • An overview of important musical terms.
  • Work analyses and
  • Work details with instrumentation, publishers, duration, work information and available recordings.

For Canadian students and teachers the Naxos music listening curriculum resource is designed to support any K-12 music curriculum in Canada. It contains suggestions on how one might teach the “Achievements” found in “Achieving Musical Understanding – Concepts and Skills” for K-8 and 9-12 produced by the Coalition for Music Education in Canada (CME) as well as the Canadian Music Educators Association / L´Association Canadienne des Musiciens Educateurs (CMEA / ACME).

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