I switched over from Naxos Music Library to Spotify for some time ago and since then tried to get better at finding classical music. I used to use Naxos Music Library, which is a good service, however, it is limited to Naxos productions. There are lots of talented artists that use other labels then Naxos.
I gave Spotify another chance after giving up on several tries. I was blown away by how much classical music has been added for the last 12-18 month.
Here are some useful tips and tricks for searching and filtering. Click on the titles you find interesting and read on.
Albinoni oboe 2will give you Albinoni: Oboe Concerti, Vol 2.
Once you have your search done, you want to filter out the irrelevant.
Here is an example:
Filter the list with: siviglia.
label:naxos year:2012Adding year will limit the list. Good way of looking for the latest releases. Some of the labels with classical content are: EMI, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi, CPO, Mode, virgin classical
"diva divo" artist:didonato year:2011
label:Naxos year:1990-1995 mozart track:sonata 2This narrows down the search to only albums and tracks with sonata no.2 included. Also, If you want to really listen to different recordings from naxos for the same sonata, this is excellent search.
label:Naxos year:1990-1995 track:sonata 2 mozart OR beethovenHere we have extended the search to include Beethoven as well as Mozart. Still the same label and years and sonata 2. You can add as many OR you want.