Naxos Music Library: your soundtrack to Music Month

Naxos logoAre you a music lover looking to seek solace as we drift into winter? Welcome to Naxos Music Library – the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. This enables you to  listen to a fantastic range of music on your home computer or in any of our libraries.

Figures At A Glance!
Disc Count: 41,568
Track Count: 595,690

Naxos Music Library includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues of over 266,000 tracks, including Classical, Historical recordings, Jazz, world, folk, relaxation and Chinese music. Select works by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. Many of the recordings have comprehensive liner notes you can study while listening to the music. Other resources include opera synopses and libretti, composer and artist biographies. Five hundred CDs are added every month.

While the primary focus is on the standard classical repertoire, Naxos has a solid range of jazz classics, some blues, rock and contemporary jazz and an extensive range of world music. A bit of exploring reveals an eclectic mix – Douglas Lilburn, the Nixons, Bullfrogs, Pete Seeger, and the Bushmen of the Kalahari. Naxos also has a special section for children’s music with a charming introduction to classical music and instruments. A good way to get in early to convince them that “Rap” isn’t the only music out there!

Access this from home with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.

One thought on “Naxos Music Library: your soundtrack to Music Month

  1. rachaelccl 5 May 2010 / 5:53 pm

    I had a great experience with Naxos a couple of weeks ago – a library patron wanted to listen to a particular recording of a choral piece before she purchased it. I checked the library catalogue first, and while we did own a recording it was by a different choir from the one she wanted. A quick look on Naxos and I found the correct recording. I gave her a brief tutorial on how to access it from home, encouraged her to call Fingertip Library (941-7923) if she got stuck and she left the library very happy!

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