Naxos Music Library is available to the UMass Lowell community during the month of November. For a direct link to the trial, please view the library’s Database Trials & New Resources page.
Naxos Music Library (NML) offers streaming music from nearly 40,000 CDs from the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month.
Among the labels whose catalogs are included in the service are leading independent classical
labels such as BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX and, of course,
Naxos. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others; and 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. In future, users will also be able to view the instrumentation
of all orchestral and chamber music works and to access comprehensive analyses of all the most important works.
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.