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Media at the Drew Library: Streaming Audio options

Drew Library makes video and audio available in several formats, for use by students, faculty and staff. This Guide explains the options.

Streaming audio services

The Library subscribes to the following streaming audio services: 

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 135,740 CDs with more than 2,092,600 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 650 record labels, with more labels joining every month. Along with classical music, jazz, world, and pop/rock are also represented.

NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the iPhone/iPod and Android mobile apps, subscribers can also access the service on the go, and the HTLM5 player can stream music though the standard internet connection of the most phones and tablets.

The contents can be searched by composer, work, genre and label; by keyword search; and by a sophisticated advanced search engine with up to 11 combined search criteria. In addition to allowing subscribers to listen to recordings, NML provides liner notes for many recordings. Listeners can create personalized playlists or use predefined Naxos Music Library playlists. For student around the world the library also offers playlists for graded music exams (ABRSM, Trinity/Guildhall) in various categories and grades.

Furthermore, a vast array of background information is available. Resources include:

  • Audio book transcriptions about the history of classical music and opera with listening examples.
  • Libretti and synopses of over 700 operas.
  • pronunciation guide for composer and artist names.
  • glossary.
  • An overview of important musical terms.
  • Work analyses
  • Work details with instrumentation, publishers, duration, other information and available recordings.
  • Classical music podcasts

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