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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!


Grammy® Award Winners 2011


8.559635
DAUGHERTY Metropolis Symphony, Deus Ex Machina
8.572436-37
MESSIAEN Livre du Saint-Sacrement
8.559620
DORMAN Concertos For Mandolin, Piccolo & Piano, and Concerto Grosso
8.570781
LIGETI String Quartets Nos 1 & 2
Dorian Sono Luminus DSL-90911
Quincy PORTER Complete Viola Works
Dorian Sono Luminus DSL-92113
CHAMBERS The Old Burying Ground

ICMA Award 2011


8.572392
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 8

Gramophone Editor's Choice


8.572270
BIZET Clovis et Clotilde, Te Dem

Naxos DVDs


2.110279
Lauro ROSSI Cleopatra

Naxos CDs


8.111381
Alfred Cortot Recordings 1929-1937
8.556846
The Best of Josef Strauss
8.556848
The Best of Carl Michael Ziehrer
8.559630
PISTON String Quartets
Nos. 1, 3 & 5
8.570965
SCHULHOFF String Quartets
Nos 1 & 2, Five Pieces
8.572089
WITT Symphony in C major 'Jena', Flute Concerto in G major, Symphony in A major
8.572103
WHITBOURN Choral Works
- Luminosity, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, He carried me away in the spirit
8.572112
DVORAK Symphonies Nos 7 & 8
8.572119
SCHMIDT Symphony No 3, Chaconne
8.572121
HAYDN Stabat Mater
8.572123
HAYDN Masses Vol 3
- Nikolaimesse & Nelsonmesse
8.572124
HAYDN Masses Vol 4
- Mariazellermesse & Paukenmesse
8.572135
ROUSSEL Symphony No 4, Rapsodie Flamande,
Petite Suite, Sinfonietta
8.572141
TURINA Piano Music Vol 6
- Ritmos, Fantasia italiana, Fantasia sobre 5 notas, Fantasia cinematografica
8.572155
MARKEVITCH Complete Orchestral Music Vol 5
- Lorenzo il Magnifico, Psaume
8.572159
DVORAK Piano Quartets
Nos 1 and 2
8.572160
BEETHOVEN Piano Variations
8.572167
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies
Vol 2 - Symphonies Nos 5 & 9
8.572174
MESSIAEN Poemes pour Mi, Les offrandes oubliees, Un sourire
8.572186
STENHAMMAR Serenade,
Florez och Blanzeflor,
Ithaka, Prelude and Bourree
8.572197
HANDEL Keyboard Suites
Vol 1 - Nos 1-4
8.572204
RIES Piano Sonatas and Sonatinas Vol 3 - Op 9 No 2 &
Op 26 'L'infortunee',
The Dream Op 49
8.572208
English Viola Sonatas
- JACOB, IRELAND, ARNOLD, DELIUS, L BERKELEY
8.572219
WEISS Lute Sonatas Vol 10
- Nos 28 & 40, Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy
8.572221
BEETHOVEN String Quintets
Opp 29 & 104, Fugue Op 137
8.572233
ARENSKY Piano Music
- 6 Pieces Op 53, Etudes
Opp 41 & 74, Pres de la mer
8.572236
TYBERG Symphony No 3,
Piano Trio
8.572241
LISZT Bellini Operas (Liszt Complete Piano Music Vol 31)
8.572250
REVUELTAS La Coronela, Caminos (Itinerarios), Colorines
8.572256
A Yiddish Winterreise
8.572262
GRANADOS Piano Trio,
Piano Quintet
8.572271
PIAZZOLLA Sinfonia Buenos Aires, Aconcagua, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
8.572278
MILHAUD Suite, Scaramouche, Violin Sonata No 2
8.572284
The Bottesini Collection Vol 5
8.572288
L BERKELEY Horn Trio,
Flute Sonatina, Viola Sonata, Piano Quintet
8.572289
FERGUSON Piano Sonata, Discovery, 5 Bagatelles, Partita
8.572290
SCOTT Violin Sonatas Nos 1 & 3, Sonata Melodica
8.572296
DEBUSSY Orchestral Works Vol 3 - Images, Sarabande, Danse, Marche écossaisecossaise, La plus que lente
8.572303
DOHNANYI Variations on a Nursery Song, Symphonic Minutes, Suite
8.572514
VENABLES On the Wings of Love, Venetian Songs (English Song Vol 21)

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Naxos Blu-ray Audio


NBD0010
DVORAK Symphonies Nos 7 & 8

Naxos Audiobooks


NA0022
HEYER The Convenient Marriage (abridged)
NA613312
WOOLF Mrs Dalloway (Unabridged)
NA712912
McNEILE Bulldog Drummond (Unabridged)
NA898812
PROUST The Essential Remembrance of Things Past

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Artek


AR-0041-2
MAHLER Symphonies Nos 1 & 9
AR-0053-2
BARTOK String Quartets
Nos 2, 4 & 6
AR-0051-2
BRAHMS Cello Sonatas
Nos 1 & 2, Hungarian Dances
AR-0052-2
MAHLER Symphony No 4

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BR Klassik


900707
STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, 4 Last Songs
900108
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 9
900105
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5, Francesca da Rimini
900705
ELGAR Enigma Variations / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No 6

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Cantaloupe Music


CA-21065
SO PERCUSSION / MATMOS Treasure State
CA-21066
ASPHALT ORCHESTRA

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Carpe Diem


CD-16282
Nymphidia - The Court of Faerie
CD-16274
Tre Bassi
CD-16276
Si me llaman
CD-16281
Fortune My Foe

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CD Accord


CDAccordACD161
LUTOSLAWSKI
Symphonies Nos 2 & 4
CDAccordACD163
Back to Melody - Polish Chamber Music by KILAR, MALECKI, CZARNECKI

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Cedille


CDR90000-120
Russian Music for Cello and Piano
CDR7003
VIVALDI Oboe Concertos
CDR7004
FERRIS Corridors of Light, Gloria, Ed E Subito Sera,
Bristol Hills
CDR90000-121
Fantaisie - Flute Music by FAURE, GAUBERT, HUE, DOPPLER, TAFFANEL, BORNE

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Dacapo


6.220535
LANGGAARD Music of the Spheres
8.226562
HOLMEN Oort Cloud
8.226105-06
WEYSE The Key Masterpieces
8.207001
HOLBOE
Complete String Quartets

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Newton Classics


NC8802028
PAGANINI Violin Concerto No 1 /TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade melancolique, Valse-Scherzo
NC8802010
BRAHMS Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2, Scherzo, 4 Ballades, 8 Piano Pieces Op 76
NC8802018
BERG Violin Concerto, 3 Stucke
NC8802019
GRIEG/ SCHUMANN Piano Concertos

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Ondine


ODE1147-2
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto,
The Bard, The Wood Nymph
ODE1151-5
RACHMANINOV The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
ODE1165-2
RESPIGHI Concerto in modo misolidio, Fontane di Roma
ODE1167-2D
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake
ODE1171-2
The Irresistible Karita Mattila
- WAGNER, DVORAK, VERDI, PUCCINI, SIBELIUS & MARTENSON
ODE251-2D
Vocal Recital: Isokoski, Soile - STRAUSS, R. / MELARTIN, E. / HANNIKAINEN, I. / KASKI, H. / PACIUS, F.

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OUR Recordings


6.220603
Recorder Concertos: Petri, Michala - TANG, Jianping / SHENG, Bright / MA, Shui-Long / CHEN, Yi (Chinese Recorder Concertos)

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Solo Musica


SM138
SCHUBERT Sonata for Piano 4 Hands 'Grand Duo', Rondo 'Grand Rondeau'
SM130
Encores and More - POLYAKIN, LISZT, VECSEY, BARTOK, HUBAY

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TwoPianists


TP1039053
BEETHOVEN Cello Sonatas
TP1039015
VIVALDI The Four Seasons / PIAZZOLLA Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas

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