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Music Libraries from Naxos and the Alexander Street Press

The Recorded Sound Reference Center now offers listeners five comprehensive databases with music of all genres. Researchers can listen to over 100,000 tracks in the Naxos Music Library and five separate collections of recordings from the Alexander Street Press music libraries. The Alexander Street Press databases include the Classical Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound, Contemporary World Music, African-American Song, and American Song.

Researchers can access all 325, 000 tracks on a walk-in basis in Room LM113 of the Library's Madison Building. No appointment is necessary. In addition to audio tracks, the databases include liner notes and other information for many of the selections. Among the record labels represented in the databases are Naxos, Marco Polo, Wergo, Bridge Records, DaCapo, EMI, Hyperion, Smithsonian Folkways, Document, Rounder and many others. Researchers can browse by genre, title, composer, performer, record label and search by a variety of methods. Listeners can also compile playlists of material.


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  July 30, 2008
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