Music & Audio

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The music and audio databases listed here are searchable indices of thousands of streaming audio files.

Naxos Music
Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 106,630 CDs, with more than 1,551,700 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. The contents can be searched by composer, work, genre, label, and keyword. NML provides liner notes for many recordings, as well as 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, and classical music podcasts.

Naxos Jazz
Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collections of jazz music available online. It offers over 100,000 tracks of jazz from more than 9,000 albums. Over 12,000 jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises the catalogues of Blue Notes Records, 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz and over 200 other labels.

Naxos Spoken Word
Naxos Spoken Word contains the audio file versions of books, plays, and poetry, from the middle ages to the present, and includes children’s classics, important fiction from the Western canon, and Shakespeare’s plays (read by prestigious Shakespearean actors like Juliet Stevenson and Kenneth Branagh). New titles are added every month.