Naxos Online Libraries

Ever since the Naxos Music Library was established in 2003, it has grown into the world’s largest streaming platform for classical music that boasts a catalogue unrivalled in breadth or depth. Over the ensuing years, Naxos endeavored to build other equally-comprehensive streaming platforms in different genres, from jazz music to world music, from spoken words to video, and from a child-friendly MusicBox to a database of orchestral and chamber music.

The Naxos Online Libraries are not only an essential suite of academic resources, but collectively also a true custodian of the legacy of generations of artists – preserved digitally in sounds, words and pictures – all for the benefits of many more generations to come.

Curate & share anything from a track to a playlist with your class seamlessly
Rich in metadata & educational resources, from study guides to exam playlists
Dedicated Resources section for students & educators
Unrivalled breadth & depth of collection, sharing the same great features of NML
Valuable resource for the study of jazz music
Unrivalled breadth & depth of collection, sharing the same great features of NML
Valuable resource for the study of ethnomusicology & anthropology alike
cultural groups
Hands-on activities for class & home use
Listen to themed playlists & audiobooks
Meet Keyo, your guide inside the MusicBox (Family Version)
Exclusive, ad-free content for education
Trim any video & share in a playlist to suit any learning objective
cultural groups
Titles in English, German, French & more, ideal for second language acquisition
Options to download text or display text on screen
Transposable scores in a variety of genres
Annual subscription. Unlimited downloads.
Perfect tool for research & programming
Advanced search capability by instrumentation & timing
Work introductions & composer portraits for downloads
work introductions

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Knowledge is like a garden. If it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.


Without music, life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzche

Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.


I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

Albert Einstein

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

William Shakespeare

Music is the tonal reflection of beauty.

Duke Ellington

The joy of music should not be interrupted by a commercial.

Leonard Bernstein

It may well be easier to remember a list if one sings it or dances to it. However, these uses of the materials of an intelligence are essentially trivial. What is not trivial is the capacity to think musically.

Howard Gardner

I would advise my young colleagues, the composers of symphonies, to drop in sometimes at the kindergarten, too. It is there that it is decided whether there will be anybody to understand their works in twenty years’ time.

Zoltán Kodály