Library Staff Love #5: Naxos

Nigh_view_of_beach_of_Naxos_island,_GreeceWith Easter approaching, what better way to enjoy the bank holiday weekend than taking time out to visit the beautiful Greek island of Naxos? With its picturesque Mediterranean setting, gorgeous food and…

Oh, wait, sorry. Let me start this post again….*

With Easter approaching, what better way to enjoy the bank holiday weekend than taking time to enjoy the fantastic resource that is Naxos Music Library?

Greek Taverna

Naxos Music Library has been nominated by Stephen who describes it as a “resource with a huge variety of classical, world, film and jazz music to listen to” and is available to students (and staff) by logging-in via CityLibrary Search, or our Library Guide for Music.

So why is Stephen such a big fan?

“I use this resource of classical, world, film and jazz music recordings constantly. It is obviously a fantastic study resource (I wish there had been something like it when I was studying music!), but it is equally great for someone like myself who likes exploring different recordings of classical music, or for someone who is new to classical (or other types of) music and can have the opportunity to explore a wide range of different sorts of music within the genres.”

So inspired by Stephen’s enthusiasm for Naxos Music Library, I’ve just done a quick search for ‘Greece Traditional’ and have come across a delightful album called ‘Greek taverna’. With the mellifluous sounds of bouzouki washing over me, and the public domain picture above, all I need now is for a little sunshine and it’ll be just like being on vacation…Bouzouki music on Naxos

Thanks for the suggestion Stephen!

(*We’re sure the island of Naxos is lovely btw., it’s just that it’s not a Library resource, my mistake…)