Each month we spotlight one of our databases to highlight the range of resources available to our users. This month, Arts and Humanities Faculty Librarian Richard Pears writes about Naxos Music Library.
Naxos is one of the most important sources of recorded music for the University. It has more than 2.7 million music recordings from almost 1,000 record labels, with 600 new recordings added every month; this makes Naxos the largest classical music library available online. The largest category is classical, but there are many pop, jazz, rock, film, TV and world music recordings. You can browse by categories, artist, composer and label. The advanced search has additional criteria to search by, including instrument, time period, years of composition or release, performing group, lyricist, and duration. You can create an account and save favourite recordings or make a playlist to share with others. Most recordings also include the liner notes to give you more information.Continue reading “eResource of the month: Naxos Music Library”