After the sudden death of their son David, Katy and Paul Schneider wanted to honor his memory in a special way.  They have asked that memorial gifts be made to the Louisville Free Public Library Foundation to launch a special project that will honor David’s love of music.

The Louisville Free Public Music Library logo is an Internet music streaming service made up of 1.3 million classical and jazz recordings from all over the world.  The music for this new music library comes from the Naxos Music Library of Nashville and Hong Kong.  The Naxos Music Library was originally created for use in university music departments; the Louisville library is one of the first public libraries in the U.S. to make the collection available to the public for free. 

The new collections are available at home, at school or on the go to anyone with a Louisville Free Public Library card and an Internet connection, whether through a land line, WiFi or a mobile phone connection.  Users of this extensive library of recordings can stream the music over the Internet through a home computer, a laptop, a tablet computer, an iPhone or an Android smart phone.  Louisville library card holders will have access from any location in the world with an Internet connection. 

Listeners can choose any recordings in the vast library to listen to immediately.  They may also customize their own programs of music by choosing favorite recordings from the collection and adding them to a personal playlist.  The library has requested playlists from area musicians and organizations.  Local schools and universities can also create playlists for study by their music students.

The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation is grateful to David Schneider’s parents Katy and Paul and to all the other donors who have honored David Schneider’s memory with the creation of the music library.

Donate to the Library Foundation To make a donation to the David Schneider fund, click here.

To read more about David Schneider’s life, click here.

Last Updated: 3/18/13