Free with your Ridgefield Library card! Try our latest streaming service, Naxos Music Library (NML), the world’s largest online classical music library. Currently offering streaming access to more than 168,570 CDs with more than 2,641,421 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Contents can be browsed by composer, artist, genre, category and label.  In addition to audio recordings, NML provides liner notes for many albums. 

The Naxos Music Library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 950 record labels, with more labels joining every month. Along with classical music, jazz, world, and pop/rock are also represented. NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the iOS and Android apps, subscribers can also access the service on the go with mobile devices.  Contact the Adult Services Desk for more information about using the mobile app, (203) 438-2282 ext. 201

Additonal NML resources include:

  • Over 900 aural training exercises.
  • A Musicology platform for music scholarship.
  • Guided Tours of classical music eras.
  • Audiobooks about the history of classical music and opera with listening examples.
  • Libretti and synopses of over 700 operas.
  • A pronunciation guide on composer and artist names as well as musical terms.
  • In-depth analyses of selected works.
  • Work details with instrumentation, publishers, duration, year of composition and available recordings of the work.
  • Podcasts.
  • Interactive music dictionary with music examples and notation.

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