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Naxos Launches Classics Online

NAXOS has unveiled CLASSICSONLINE, which offers extremely high-quality audio, a carefully curated catalog, and an exceptional search engine into one platform designed for classical music fans.

“NAXOS has always been a leader in new musical platforms,” NAXOS Founder and head KLAUS HEYMANN said. “We introduced music streaming on in 1996 and in 2002, long before subscription streaming services became fashionable.”

With CLASSICSONLINE, users can stream in CD or High-Resolution sound quality ranging from 16-bit, 44.1 kHz all the way up to 24-bit, 192 kHz depending on the recording. CLASSICSONLINE utilizes a proprietary music player and codec that allows quality playback even when the bandwidth is fluctuating.

Boasting a growing catalog of over 80,000 albums from labels such as NAXOS, SONY, CHANDOS, BIS, HARMONIA MUNDI and many more, CLASSICSONLINE’s advanced search allows users to look for all recordings in their favorite boutique label’s catalogue, or every piece by a Poutuguese composer.

“Our search engine is constructed by classical music experts, who understand that classical music requires more than just the name of a band or album name,” CLASSICSONLINE GM STEVEN SINGER said. “Along with the wonderful audio quality, this capability sets our platform apart. Classical music listeners can find what they want, or discover new music without needing to know the complete information in advance.”