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Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 87,860 CDs with more than 1,247,500 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CD-length recordings 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. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented.

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.

The contents can be searched by composer, work, genre and label; by keyword search and by a sophisticated advanced search engine with up to 11 combined search criteria. 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.


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Subscribers can also listen to classical music podcasts. A comprehensive online encyclopedia of classical music is in development.