SOURCE: Naxos of America, Inc.

Naxos of America, Inc.

August 22, 2011 15:36 ET

Naxos Music Library Subscribers Will Soon Have Access to the Recordings of EMI Classics, Virgin Classics and Blue Note Records

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2011) - Naxos Music Library (http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com) is proud to announce the addition of the EMI Classical and Jazz catalog to its streaming audio collection. This vast catalog of recordings includes EMI Classics (http://www.emiclassics.com), Virgin Classics (http://virginclassics.com/index.php) and Blue Note Records (http://www.bluenote.com/). On August 19th, more than 200 albums will be available to subscribers with the remainder of the 7,200 album catalog available by the end of 2011. New releases will be added as they occur.

The legacy of the catalogs of these labels is made apparent by the ensembles, instrumentalists, vocalists and conductors that appear on their decades of recordings, including the likes of Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Evgeny Kissin, Sir Simon Rattle, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Maria Callas, Wilhelm Furtwängler, the Berliner Philharmoniker, Bill Charlap, Lionel Loueke, Joe Lovano, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, and countless others. The documentation of great past performers as well as new releases on all three labels will serve as an invaluable educational tool to NML subscribers.

Naxos Music Library is a streaming audio resource that features over 55,000 albums from 400 prestigious record labels, including BIS, Chandos, Delos, Haenssler Classics, Hungaroton, Nettwerk Music Group, PentaTone, Sun Records, and many others. With more than 800,000 tracks of music and powerful tools for music education and research, NML continues to set the industry standard in streaming classical music. NML is available for institutional and professional subscriptions currently being enjoyed by over 1,200 universities, performing arts organizations, and public libraries in the United States and Canada.

EMI Classics is one of the top global classical music companies. Its two labels, the London-based EMI Classics and Paris-based Virgin Classics, record exclusively with the finest musicians around the world, including Sir Simon Rattle, Antonio Pappano, Angela Gheorghiu, Joyce DiDonato, Emmanuel Pahud and Natalie Dessay amongst others, and with distinguished organizations including the Berliner Philharmoniker. The company has an unrivalled catalogue of recordings with international superstars, including Plácido Domingo, Nigel Kennedy, Kiri Te Kanawa, Itzhak Perlman, André Previn, Daniel Barenboim and Riccardo Muti, and the historic recordings of Maria Callas, Mstislav Rostropovich, Victoria de los Ángeles, Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Jacqueline du Pré, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Sir Adrian Boult and Sir John Barbirolli, as well as the longest-serving artist in the history of the record industry, the violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin.

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