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Naxos Workman Site Makes 525 Musical Examples Available to Consumers of Book; Demonstrates Naxos’ Leadership in Digital Realm

Classical music label Naxos has developed a special web site chock-full of 75 hours of music to accompany the release of book publisher Workman’s new NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music by renowned music critic Ted Libbey.  This new Naxos Workman Web Site, which will allow consumers of the book to access special digital streams of 525 musical examples, further demonstrates Naxos’ commitment to the increased exposure of classical music through digital distribution.

Each copy of the NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music (ISBN 0-7611-2072-6/0-7611-3642-8) includes the web site URL and a special login code that provides access to an overwhelming wealth of musical material to illustrate the works, techniques, terms, and composers that Libbey covers.  To access the Naxos Workman Web Site:

  • Go to
  • Register with login code 0761120726.  Provide an e-mail address and create your own password; subsequent logins will require only your e-mail address and password.
  • Click on the example you wish to hear and listen!

For a review copy of the NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music, please contact Workman publicist Jen Paré at 212-614-7771/ or Naxos publicist Mark Berry at 212-681-4408/

The Naxos Workman Web Site provides an exciting interactive aural component to this indispensable 992-page guide to classical music for the average music listener by Libbey, a former New York Times music critic and author of five books.  The music provided by Naxos helps to bring Libbey’s engaging prose to life.

The Naxos Workman Web Site further demonstrates that Naxos is truly what the Los Angeles Times has called an “industry leader” in the field of digital music distribution.  Naxos is a significant classical music presence on all the major digital service providers and also offers the Naxos Music Library ( streaming service to almost 800 institutional subscribers worldwide.

Since September 2005, Naxos has been offering an ongoing series of podcasts, free 20-minute mini-documentaries available on or iTunes.  Visitors to can register at the site to hear all Naxos CDs online in FM quality (20K) for only $19.95/year or can register to hear samples of all tracks for free.  Naxos also has Naxos Web Radio (, a number of streams of music organized by style.


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