The goal of NML is to offer access to every work of classical music ever recorded and to become the ultimate resource in the classical music field. In the future users will also be able to view the instrumentation of all orchestral and chamber music works.
Naxos Music Library’s educational text resources include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, a glossary of musical terms, work details and analyses for many major compositions, MENC-based music curriculum for grades K-12, music history audio books, and more.
Use the top heading bar to see New Releases and Recent Additions, view tracks according to Composer, Genre, Record Label, and more. On the far right are study guides and "Guided Tours" of Eras in music history. There are also audiobook transcriptions, libretti, a music dictionary, and podcasts!
In the global navigation bar at the top of the page, you will see options for “Composers”, “Artists”, “Genres”, and “Labels.” When you select “Composers,” the results list will populate with each composer listed in NML in alphabetical order. Clicking through will display albums or tracks associated with that Composer.Advanced Search
Click the “Advanced Search” tab in the global navigation bar at the top of any page. Enter information into as few or as many fields as you like. Click the magnifying glass next to the box for suggestions to search, and select to add to the search field. Also, when a user begins typing into a field a dropdown list of potential selections will appear. Click search after you have entered desired criteria.Keyword Search
At the top of every page in NML, there is a Keyword search box. Type in a word or words in the box and click “Search”. This is a good search method if you are looking for a specific album or repertoire title. Play around with it to discover the kinds of search results the NML database will return.Catalogue Number search
If you know the catalogue number of the item you need, just enter it either into the Keyword Search box or under the “Catalogue Search” tab on the Advanced Search page.
Naxos works amazingly well as a streaming resource played from their website using a web browser on a mobile device or on a computer. Many of our customers do not find the app necessary, however they do have an app if you prefer that approach.
To use the app you must first create an account associated with you name and email address from this registration page of the website. This will also allow a user to create and save playlists. Users may be required, even when using the app, to authenticate with library card number and PIN.