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Two New Music Databases


    The University of Delaware Library is pleased to announce the availability of two new databases in the field of music, Classical Music Library and Naxos Music Library.

    Access to both databases is enabled by the Henry Newton Lee, Jr. Family Library Music Fund. Access to the databases will be available to students, faculty and staff from classroom, office and residential hall, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Classical Music Library, produced by Alexander Street Press, is an ever-growing, fully searchable classical music resource which is a comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings. It includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings that users can listen to on the Internet.

    Classical Music Library contains music from medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas and the avant-garde and includes multiple versions of works to enable comparative listening by students, a major bonus for academics. Users can listen and learn at any time from any computer, while simultaneously searching and browsing the reference database.

    Further, since the Library subscribes to online reference works such as Grove Music Online and Biography Reference Bank, Classical Music Library will link to these important reference works as well.

    Naxos, the world's leading producer of classical music, produces more new recordings than any other label or corporate entity. Naxos Music Library database provides the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogs as well as jazz and world music, educational products and a growing range of historical recordings featuring the biggest performers in the history of classical music. Naxos is in the process of adding catalogs of other independent labels including Celestial Harmonies, Analekta, BIS, ARC, First Edition and CBC to the Library. Naxos expects to continue to include leading independent labels from around the world. Users browse, search, click and then listen to the music over the Internet through headphones.

The Classical Music Library can be accessed via the link:

The Naxos Music Library can be accessed via the link:

    "I know students, faculty and staff will gain much pleasure from these databases," said Susan Brynteson, The May Morris Director of Libraries. This was also affirmed by James C. Prodan, Chair of the Music Department, who joined Ms. Brynteson in expressing appreciation to Henry Newton Lee, Jr., Associate Professor Emeritus in the Music Department now retired, for his support of this important project.

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