About Naxos Music Library
Access to the world’s largest online classical music library of streaming music. Includes standard and rare recordings, album notes, reference and tuition material. Continually updated.
Naxos Music Library features the complete Chandos, Hünssler, Marco Polo and Naxos catalogues of recordings and titles from other leading independent labels. Other resources include:
- Graded music exam playlists for Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity / Guildhall;
- 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;
- An overview of important musical terms;
- A Junior section that helps children learn all about composers, instruments of the orchestra, and how to read music;
- The ability to create playlists for hours of continuous musical enjoyment.
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. Spoken word and contemporary instrumental music also feature. Through a sophisticated online search engine, you can select works by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre.
The music is available in high quality 128K, 64K, or 20K audio streaming. You can only stream music online - it cannot be downloaded.