Listening & viewing options available to you, via your Western Identity username + password:
NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY
Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 52,677 CDs with more than 756,740 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented. NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the new iPhone / iPod Touch App / Android App subscribers can also access the service on the go.
SMITHSONIAN GLOBAL SOUND for Libraries [electronic resource]
Smithsonian Global Sound is a network of international cultural institutions working to preserve and distribute music from archives worldwide, and to foster appreciation for traditional roots music.
OPERA IN VIDEO [electronic resource]
A streaming video database that will contain approximately 250 important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's leading performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon.
Other FREE online listening options include:
CBC Radio 2's "Concerts on Demand" service
CBC Radio 3's extensive collection of podcasts
The Canadian Music Centre's CENTRESTREAMS project
CHOOSE any of the musical genres shown beneath the CENTRESTREAMS logo to listen to random selections.
You may use the username: WESTERN and the password: MUSIC to log-in,
OR, you can create your own login to access this site.
You may also SEARCH the CMC's online catalogue for specific titles. These streamed recordings are from the Ann Southam Recordings Archive, and formerly required a CMC site-visit to listen to them. "Streaming access to the CMC's Ann Southam Audio Archive is made possible through the generous support of the AV Preservation Trust, the Department of Canadian Heritage and CBC Radio."
The Boston Symphony Orchestra's podcasts
"Presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society and Classic FM and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Hear Here! has encouraged people to take a more active approach to listening to music and to experience new aspects of music you may never have noticed before."
Additional FREE VIDEO sources include:
The ubiquitous YouTube - where you just might find a video of elusive repertoire (all genres).
The National Film Board of Canada offers a selection of FREE films for your viewing pleasure.