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A scholarly resource for recordings by American composers and performers. It provides CD quality streaming audio, complete and original liner notes, and essays from independent record labels and sound archives including New World Records, CRI, Albany, innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, and Mutable Music labels.
87,000 tracks for online listening, including Naxos classical, jazz, world-music and historical releases, and Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues. Naxos Historical, Nostalgia, and Jazz Legends recordings are not available in the United States due to the uncertain legal situation regarding pre-1972 sound recordings.
Here are the top 5 reasons you should check out UMD's online audio resources.
Content: audio databases contain hundreds of thousands tracks that supplement the library's CD collection.
On-demand access: start listening immediately from anywhere.
Fun: you can explore new music for personal or academic use.
Academic work: audio resources can help you understand performance trends and music theory in practice.
Presentation aids: music and sound bites can greatly enhance the intrigue of a presentation.