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This month brings you another bumper crop of great reviews from the leading music magazines, quality dailies and online review sites. There’s no doubt about it: Naxos releases and distributes some of the best CDs and DVDs available!


Naxos Blu-ray Audio


NBD0008
CORIGLIANO Symphony No 3 'Circus Maximus',
Gazebo Dances

Naxos DVDs


2.110263
GIORDANO Marcella
2.110270
ALFANO Cyrano de Bergerac
2.110271
BERLIOZ Benvenuto Cellini
2.110279
ROSSI Cleopatra
2.110613
ADAMO Little Women

Naxos CDs


8.110601
RACHMANINOV
Piano Concertos Nos 2 and 3
(Rachmaninov, 1929, 1940)
8.110602
RACHMANINOV
Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 4
(Rachmaninov, 1939-1941)
8.111357
RACHMANINOV Symphony No 3, The Isle of the Dead, Vocalise
8.112051
GILELS, Emil: Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (1937-1954)
8.504016
DOWLAND Complete Lute Music
8.505228
SCHUMAN
Symphonies [5-CD Set]
8.506021
BARBER
Complete Orchestral Works
8.550811
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
8.556674
The Best of Rimsky-Korsakov
8.557533
SCHOENBERG String Quartets Nos. 3 and 4 / Phantasy
8.557667
GUARNIERI
Piano Concertos Nos 4-6
8.557889
FAURE Cello Sonatas
Nos 1 and 2, Elegie, Romance
8.559134
BARBER Knoxville
Summer of 1915, Essays for Orchestra Nos 2 and 3
8.559302
ADAMS Violin Concerto
CORIGLIANO
Chaconne from The Red Violin
8.559358
American Choral Music
- PERSICHETTI, SCHUMAN, BOLCOM, FINE & FOSS
8.559385
HOVHANESS
Symphonies Nos. 7, 14, 23
8.559603
STILL Symphonies Nos. 4, "Autochthonous" and 5, "Western Hemisphere" / Poem
8.559609
HARRIS Symphonies Nos 5 and 6 'Gettysburg'
8.559626
LENTINI Chamber Music
- Orchestra Hall Suite, El Signo del Angel, 5 Pieces
8.559630
PISTON String Quartets
Nos. 1, 3 and 5
8.559633
ROCHBERG Piano Music, Vol. 3
- Partita-Variations / Nach Bach / Sonata-Fantasia
8.559634
ROCHBERG Piano Music, Vol. 4
- Carnival Music / 4 Short Sonatas / Variations on an Original Theme
8.559636
GLASS String Quartets Nos. 1-4
8.559648
SEREBRIER Symphony No. 1 / Nueve / Violin Concerto, "Winter"
8.559650
Chamber Music with Guitar (American) - KERNIS, A.J. / LIDERMAN, J. / MACKEY, S. (Awakenings)
8.559651
SCHUMAN Symphony No. 8
Night Journey
IVES Variations on America (orch. W. Schuman)
8.559652
GALLAGHER Orchestral Music
- Diversions Overture / Berceuse / Sinfonietta / Symphony in 1 Movement, "Threnody"
8.559656
ZWILICH Millennium Fantasy / Images / Peanuts Gallery
8.559660
MELTZER
Brion / Sindbad / Exiles
8.559663
WOLOSOFF Songs Without Words
8.559664
ROY HARRIS
Complete Piano Music
8.570589
SCHMIDT Symphony No. 2 / Fuga Solemnis
8.572082
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies, Vol. 1 - Symphony No. 11,
"The Year 1905"
8.572392
SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphonies Vol 3
- Symphony No 8
8.559667
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
ALDRIDGE Clarinet Concerto / Samba

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Naxos Audiobooks


NA135812
The Great Poets - Petrarch
NA228712
GRIFFITH
Great Rulers of Ancient Rome
NA435912
HARDYMENT
The Pleasures of the Garden
NA437912
HEYER Venetia (abridged)

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BR Klassik


900105
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
Francesca da Rimini
900709
MOZART Piano Concertos
Nos 22 & 23

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Capriccio


C5045
DALLAPICCOLA Piano Rarities
C5046
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
Piano Concerto No 2, Passatempi, Onde, La sirenetta e il pesce turchino, Alghe, Vitalba e Biancospina
C5049
THUILLE
String Quartets Nos 1 & 2
C7015
BUSONI Piano Transcriptions

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CD Accord


CDAccordACD162
DEBUSSY
Première rapsodie, La mer
R STRAUSS Duett-Concertino
FRANÇAIXema con variazioni

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Cedille


CDR90000-103
String Poetic - HIGDON, HARRISON, ADAMS, RUGGLES
CDR90000-113
Rhapsodic Musings -ZORN, CARTER, SALONEN, THOMAS
CDR90000-114
A German Bouquet - SCHOP, SCHMELZER, MUFFAT, KRIEGER, BUXTEHUDE, BACH, ERLEBACH
CDR90000-116
BIBER, H.I.F. von Chamber Music
CDR90000-117
The Balkan Project
CDR90000-118
The Beethoven Project

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Dacapo


2.110408
HOLTEN
The Visit of the Royal Physician
6.220535
LANGGAARD
Music of the Spheres
6.220572-73
NORGARD The Divine Circus
8.207001
HOLMBOE
Complete String Quartets
8.226057
GADE Waltzes,
Tangos and Cinema Music
8.226093
SCHÜTZ The Seven Last Words, St John Passion

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Dorian Sono Luminus


DSL-90702
SCHUBERT Die Schöne Müllerin
DSL-90904
VILLA-LOBOS
Complete String Quartets
DSL-92103
If I Were a Bird - RAMEAU, HOFMANN, GRIFFES, MACDOWELL, MESSIAEN, GRIEG, GRANADOS
DSL-92106
20th Century Harp Sonatas
- HOUDY, CASELLA, FLAGELLO, HINDEMITH

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Newton Classics


NC8802002
TALLIS pem in alium, Lamentations
NC8802004
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto in F major
NC8802007
Mélodies Françaises
- FAURÉ, POULENC, RAVEL, LEGUERNEY, HAHN, DUPARC, GOUNOD
NC8802008
CHOPIN Piano Concertos, Ballades, Barcarolle, Fantaisie

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Ondine


ODE1101-5
PANUFNIK Sinfonia di sfere, Heroic Overture, Sinfonia sacra
ODE1147-2
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto,
The Bard, The Wood Nymph
ODE1149-2
RAUTAVAARA Before the Icons, A Tapestry of Life
ODE1151-5
RACHMANINOV The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

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OUR Recordings


6.220602
Melodies
6.220603
Chinese Recorder Concertos
- TANG, SHENG, MA, CHEN

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Solo Musica


SM139
Intenso - Music Without Limits - BEETHOVEN, JANACEK, AMMANN String Quartets

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