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Naxos Music Library
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Naxos Music Library
The Naxos Music Library is an on-line library from the catalog of Naxos, a classical music label, and selected additional labels. Naxos Music Library also includes world music, jazz, and national anthems. In addition, Naxos offers a number of text resources including overviews of music history, program notes for recordings, and the complete libretti of operas available.
Naxos Music Library Tutorials
Guided Tours in Naxos Music Library
These tours give an introduction and list key composers and their music with samples of streaming music.
The Baroque Era 1600-1750
The Baroque era, generally described as the period from around 1600 to the death of Johann Sebastian Bach in 1750, saw many changes – in musical style, technique, notation and performance practice.
The Classical Era c.1730-1830
Our understanding of the Classical era is closely bound up with the development of form, and especially sonata form (a particular kind of musical structure, within which one or more themes are developed and the relationship between keys is very important).
Romantic Era c.1810-1910
The Romantics were champions of the individual. Beethoven – the brilliant, troubled, fiercely idiosyncratic genius – was seen by his followers as the embodiment of greatness. Composers began to break down the boundaries between different genres and forms.
Nationalism in the Romantic Era c.1810-1910
A sense of national identity became more evident in European music, with composers becoming acutely aware of their roots
Twentieth Century Music. 1900-1999
We left the twentieth century behind so recently that it is difficult to look back on it with historical perspective. For some, it initiated the slow decline in popularity and possible eventual collapse of classical music; for others, it was a time of huge creativity and opportunity, opening up countless new artistic avenues, as composers sought to redefine what music was.
Composer's Work Analyses
Naxos Music Library has some work analyses of selected works. This includes basic information on the work, work analysis, and available streaming recordings.
Provides work information, work analysis, and available recordings for various works.
Here are a few examples of work analyses.
Playlist User Guide
Playlists allows all users to create playlists for personal use, and professors and other authorized personnel can create playlists for use in the classroom, in homework, and for extracurricular listening. Provides information about personal accounts, folders, creating and editing playlists.
Graded Music Exam Playlists
These playlists of repertoire for many of the graded instrumental exams set by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music give students the chance to hear the pieces they are learning performed by some of the world's finest musicians.
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Aural Training Exercises
Listen! is designed as an aid for those involved in teaching aural perception skills, either to school classes or individual students.
Browse by category of music: orchestral, concerto, opera, instrumental, chamber music, vocal, choral, ballet, operetta, band, film, contemporary, world, pop, and Chinese.
A guide to the pronunciation of artists, composers and musical terms.
List of operas by composer and the text of the opera.
Alphabetical list of operas with a list of the characters and summary of the plot.
Includes alphabetical lists of composers and artists. Works of each are listed by title and album it which it appears.
A guide to the pronunciation of composers and performers and musical terms
Click on the loudspeaker symbol to hear the correct pronunciation.
This section provides resources for children, including The Story of Classical Music, Music for Children, Instruments of the Orchestra, Stories and Universal Children's Audio.
Story of Classical Music
Students can listen to an audiobook, or enter interactive program on composers, instruments, and reading music.
Music for Children
Includes songs to sing, music for dancing, music from planet earth, and guided tours.
Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra
The following are spoken texts from audiobook releases about music. They are primarily designed to be read aloud or heard, hence their conversational style; but each is full of carefully presented information ready to be absorbed by the eyes as well as the ears...
Childrens' stories with music including Peter and the Wolf and Swan Lake.
Universal Children's Audio
UCA recordings are developed with the assistance of teaching professionals to achieve specific learning outcomes; just as effective at home as at school. Boost your children's learning through music.
This guide was created by Vandy Evermon. If you have questions, contact me.