Naxos Music Library Database
Guide on searching classical music
About Naxos Music Library
- Naxos is a major producer of classical music recordings.
- The online service offers the complete Naxos recordings and Marco Polo catalogues. It also includes thousands of titles from other recording labels, i.e - Chandos, BIS, Hungaroton, Hanssler, Bridge, First Edition, CPO, Coro, and Wergo.
- Over hundreds of new albums are added annually.
- Most recordings display the original CD covers and include complete track lists.
- Supporting textual materials include a glossary, pronunciation guide, opera synopses and libretti, music fundamental terms, repertoire, and histories.
Who will benefit from using Naxos?
- Music students
- Music professionals
- Classical music enthusiasts
- Artist and composer biographies
- Work instrumentation, information, and analyses
- Opera synopses and libretti
- Music fundamental terms
- Comprehensive liner notes
- Composer portraits
- Educational text
Ways to search Naxos Music Library
There are a number of ways to search the catalogue:
- Browse a list of composers or categories
- Keyword search by composer, work title, genre, country, period, or year of composition
- Advanced search that includes instrument, music category, performer, or a combination of terms
Search by people's names
Art song composer names:
Italian : Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Tosti, Donaudy
German : Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Reichardt, Zelter, Zumsteeg, Loewe, Schubert, Mendelssoh, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Mahler, Berg, Webern, Schoenberg, Liszt, Wagner, Strauss
French : Berlioz, Bizet, Duparc, Chabrier, Chausson, Fauré, Debussy, Satie, Hahn, Ravel, Milhaud, Poulenc
British : Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Gurney, Ireland, Butterworth, Warlock, Britten
American : Foster, Beach, Ives, Duke, Copland, Barber, Bolcom, Heggie, Rorem, Argento, Larsen, Laitman
Spanish : Granados, De Falla, Obradors
Latin-American : Ponce, Guastavino, Villa-Lobos
Russian : Glinka, Musorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov
Search by Category
Search with confidence
The Story of Classical Music
- The History of Classical Music
- The History of Opera
Opera synopses and libretti
- Music Fundamental Terms
- Graded Music Exam Playlists
What are the shortcomings?
- Requires a paid subscription
- Does not include some of the major labels - EMI Classics & Eroica Classical Recordings
- Some sites are not yet fully developed (musicology)
- Music cannot be downloaded but it can be purchased through other venues such as Apple music
- Bookmark the Naxos URL- Stanford Naxos Music library
- Naxos times out after 60 minutes- Make sure to click at the end of the period to stay logged on, otherwise you will have to restart the connection.