Naxos Music Library (www.naxosmusiclibrary.com) is proud to announce the addition of the EMI Classical and Jazz catalogue to its streaming audio collection. This vast catalogue of recordings includes EMI Classics (www.emiclassics.com), Virgin Classics (virginclassics.com) and Blue Note Records* (www.bluenote.com). On August 19th, more than 200 albums became available to subscribers with the remainder of the 7,200 album catalogue being added until the end of 2011. New releases will be added as they occur.
The legacy of the catalogue of these labels is made apparent by the ensembles, instrumentalists, vocalists and conductors that appear on their decades of recordings, including legendary performers such as Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, 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 Naxos Music Library subscribers.
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* Access to Blue Note Records requires separate subscription to Naxos Music Library Jazz.