From Artistry to Legacy

Naxos’ reach in the realm of classical music is simply unrivalled. Not only has Naxos produced countless fine recordings featuring thousands of artists and composers, it has also endeavored relentlessly to be the catalyst that transforms artistry into legacy, preserved through education.

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The Naxos Music Library has become an indispensable tool for musicians and the public. With its extraordinary catalogue of recordings and performances, the library offers all of us a chance to listen to both familiar and unusual selections…. The Naxos Music Library is truly remarkable.

Maestro Leonard Slatkin
Music Director Laureate, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

For decades, Naxos has been a pioneer in the dissemination of classical music.  The visionary and entrepreneurial founder, Klaus Heymann, knew that greater access to classical music would naturally result in heightened interest.  The Naxos catalogue reflects unsurpassed breadth, with recordings of contemporary music from across the world and newly discovered works from past centuries.  Among the catalogue entries are many Yale School of Music faculty members, students, and the Yale Cellos.  The Naxos Music Library is one of the most important resources at Yale, as it is at other institutions.  Now a new Day One dawns, and with it the Naxos passion and commitment for making classical music available to all people continues unabated.

Professor Robert Blocker
Dean, School of Music, Yale University

For many years, Naxos Music Library has been the sole subscription audio-streaming service used at the Royal Academy of Music. Peerless in scope and content, simple and reliable in use, it has always been a most dependable resource in supporting our educational needs. Understandably,  it is recognised by staff and students alike as the benchmark service in its field.

Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Principal, Royal Academy of Music

We have been using Naxos Music Library for over a decade now, and have found it to be an absolutely essential resource for our staff and students. The range of recordings is astonishingly good, and extremely easy to search and navigate. The introduction of extra resources, such as the music dictionary, aural exercises, analyses, guided tours, and the recent addition of Naxos Musicology International makes NML the complete educational package.

Dr. Russell Millard
Head of Academic Music, Charterhouse

Access to the Naxos Music Library continues to be one of the most enriching and inspiring avenues to world-class musical performance for our students and faculty. The resources that are made available through this platform are second to none, and they give invaluable assistance to our mission of sustaining music at the forefront of what we do.

Mr. Nicholas White
Director of Chapel Music, St. Paul’s School, NH, USA

I use NML several hours daily, either with my doctoral level conducting students or when I prepare my own concerts as a conductor.  Be it from my phone, like some sort of mega-remote control for the largest classical music Wurlitzer, on the go from my iPad, or, better, from any of my computers, where I can find and compare an incredible number of different interpretations.  I have thousands of CDs at home and more at school, but I don’t touch them anymore…  Where else in the world than in NML can one find 248 versions of the Rite of Spring?

Professor Jean-François Rivest
Conductor and Full Professor, Université de Montréal
Principal Conductor, I Musici de Montréal

I am very excited about the collaboration that InThinking has with Naxos to support both educators and learners alike. In particular, the summary blurbs for each of the CDs are greatly helpful in providing important contextual information for the pieces and the numerous recordings of the same work allows us to compare interpretations for the performance component of the IB. Thank you all so much for your support.

Dr. Anton Luiten
Co-creator, IBDP Music InThikning Website
Head of Music, Australian International School Ho Chi Minh City

The suite of Naxos Online Libraries is now in thousands of libraries across the globe, reaching an audience base in the tens of millions. We invite you to join us this great community of music lovers and knowledge gatekeepers.

Notable Public Libraries

New York Public Library
City of London Libraries
Edinburgh Libraries
Dublin City Council
Helsinki City Library
National Library Board Singapore
Hong Kong Public Library
Toronto Public Library
Cleveland Public Library
Calgary Public Library

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Notable High Schools

Eaton College
Chetham’s School of Music
Phillips Academy
St. Paul’s School
The Hotchkiss School
St. Paul’s Co-educational College

...among others

Notable Orchestras

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

...among others

Notable Universities

Yale University
Harvard University
The Juilliard School
Curtis Institute of Music
Oxford University
Cambridge University
Royal Academy of Music
Royal College of Music
Barenboim-Said Akademie
Toho Kaguen School of Music

...among others