Classical Music Library

classical music library

“A breakthrough resource”  ‒ Best Reference Database of 2004, Library Journal 

"Highly recommended" ‒ CHOICE

"Academic libraries that support even small music programs should strongly consider subscribing." ‒ Reference Reviews

“Familiar and exotic labels blend in an impressive and remarkable list... Eminently searchable and browseable—this is the key to a good music service.” ‒ Reader’s Choice Award, Charleston Advisor

Classical Music Library is an award-winning, comprehensive streaming audio collection of classical music. It currently provides streaming access to more than 766,000 tracks, including almost 50,000 recordings from EMI, and is growing monthly as new recordings are added.

  • Classical works can be browsed by  discipline, release date, language, label, performer, and more. Unique access points to drive discovery for users.

The Most Comprehensive Audio Collection Available

Classical Music Library provides coverage in breadth and depth for classical music, and is relevant to a broad range of studies, including music history, music appreciation, music performance, analysis, and theory:

  • All major genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas and the avant-garde.
  • Classical works can be browsed by  discipline, release date, language, label, performer, and more. Unique access points to drive discovery for users.
  • More than 400 distinct instrument categories.
  • More than150 distinct classical genres and sub-genres.
  • Data on more than 10,000 individual composers and 100,000s of artists and ensembles.

The Greatest Artists

Here is a sample of the acclaimed performers that feature in our recordings:

  • Artists: Glenn Gould, Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Itzhak Perlman Thomas Hampson, Natalie Dessay, Sarah Chang, Maria Callas, Julian Bream, Dinu Lipatti, Christa Ludwig, Sviatoslav Richter, Kiri Te Kanawa, Maxim Vengerov, Claudio Abbado, Olga Borodina, Ileana Cotrubas, Hilary Hahn, Thomas Hampson, Radu Lupu, Karita Mattila, Margaret Leng Tan, Mitsuko Uchida, Pinchas Zuckerman, and many more
  • Ensembles: The Eroica Trio, Les Arts Florissants, English Consort, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Taverner Choir, Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, The Tallis Scholars, King’s Consort, and many more.

About the Collection
Classical Music Library is available to libraries worldwide for subscription. Available content may differ by region. For more information about your region, please contact sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com. If you are a public library, click here for more information about our related collection, Music Online for Public Libraries.

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