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In addition to its own wide-reaching monthly new releases (see http://www.naxos.com/newreleases.asp), Naxos also distributes several leading labels in many countries around the world. Here is a choice selection of recent releases from some of these distributed labels.





Selected CDs


BR Klassik


BEETHOVEN Symphony No 9
Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano • Lioba Braun, alto • Michael Schade, tenor
Michael Volle, baritone • Bavarian Radio & Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, conductor

BR Klassik 900108

On 27 October 2007, in the presence of the Pope in the Vatican, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks played Beethoven’s Ninth. The recording of this memorable concert is now being released in the highest audiophile recording quality as a multi-channel SACD (hybrid). For an artist like Mariss Jansons, the doubt and profound hope embodied in the text of Friedrich Schiller’s Ode An die Freude must be fully encompassed in Beethoven’s musical setting. So, in Jansons’s recording of the Ninth Symphony, the choral finale does not degenerate into a merely superficial orgy of jubilation, but rather becomes a delicately balanced, wisely developed drama.

BR Klassik New Releases:
January 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010

BR Klassik catalogue on naxos.com


Carpe Diem


Fortune My Foe - Harpsichord Works by Merulo, Sweelinck & Bull
Alina Rotaru, harpsichord
Carpe Diem CD-16281

Fortune my foe is the debut solo recording by Rumanian harpsichord virtuoso Alina Rotaru on Carpe Diem. It is a brilliantly virtuosic but also very personal approach to the music of the great Flemish composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1626). The record embarks upon an inner journey through life of the judicious and cosmopolitan Flemish organ and harpsichord player, presenting Sweelinck's harpsichord repertoire.

Carpe Diem New Releases:
July 2010
November 2010

Carpe Diem catalogue on naxos.com


Dacapo


BUXTEHUDE Scandinavian Cantatas
Theatre of Voices • Theatre of Voices Band • Bine Katrine Bryndorf, organ
Paul Hillier, conductor

Dacapo 6.220534

This recording offers an unusual selection of Dietrich Buxtehude's vocal music performed by the Grammy®-winning ensemble Theatre of Voices conducted by Paul Hillier. Among these rarely heard works with texts in Swedish and Latin, we find cantatas in the form of virtuoso concertos, as well as arias and chorale settings and Buxtehude's only work in the stile antico, the Missa alla brevis. ‘Theatre of Voices breathe new life into this stimulating but neglected 17th-century repertoire. Highly recommended.’ - The Observer

DACAPO New Releases:
January 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010

DACAPO catalogue on naxos.com


Music Agents Red Label


Debussy meets Brahms
BRAHMS Clarinet Sonatas Nos 1 & 2 (arr. for flute), DEBUSSY Syrinx
Martin Gonschorek, flute • Stefan Matthewes, piano
Music Agents Red Label MA509

‘Are you the Frenchman who wrote me a letter and then called at my house twice? This time I will forgive you. But never do it again!’ This is how Johannes Brahms greeted a then-unknown Claude Debussy, a 25 year-old composer from Paris, in the Vienna of 1887. Debussy and Brahms met one another. Not personally in Vienna, that is true, but in a musical sense: they met at a point where the Late Romantic style opens the door towards a new direction, for the tone colours of Impressionism. Pianist Stefan Matthewes enjoys a long-standing partnership in the studio and concert hall with flautist Martin Gonschorek.


Newton Classics


DEBUSSY Preludes Book 1 and 2 (excerpts)
Jorge Bolet, piano
Newton Classics NC8802026

Jorge Bolet made this superbly languid and delicate recording of 16 Préludes by Debussy less than two years before his untimely death in 1990 at the age of 75. The Cuban-born pianist's reputation was largely founded on his mercurial, blockbusting performances and recordings of Rachmaninov and Liszt, but this disc shows a true pianist’s lightness of touch, as well as some superbly sensitive engineering and technical preparation of his beloved Baldwin SD-10 instrument, chosen by Bolet in preference to the far more popular Steinways. ‘Bolet’s performances, with their inimitable beauty of line and shimmering sonority (very much the product of an unobtrusive but subtle virtuoso pedal technique), their poetic freedom within a basic pulse, were like some serene and final distillation of all he had learnt and known, the massive and legendary virtuosity of earlier days directed into an ever-increasing concern with more durable musical truths.’ - Gramophone, 1991

Newton Classics New Releases:
July 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010

Newton Classics catalogue on naxos.com


Ondine


TIENSUU Vie, Missa, False Memories I-III
Kari Kriikku, clarinet • Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgards , conductor

Ondine ODE1166-2

This CD features the sensational Kari Kriikku (‘a physically flamboyant player of Olympian virtuosity’ – The New York Times) as soloist in Jukka Tiensuu’s virtuoso clarinet concerto ‘Missa’, written for him in 2007. This world premiere recording follows on the phenomenal success of Tiensuu’s previous first clarinet concerto ‘Puro’ (1989): dedicatee Kari Kriikku has since given a record number of 50 acclaimed performances around the globe. Jukka Tiensuu is regarded as one of the most fascinating Finnish living composer along with Einojuhani Rautavaara, Kaija Saariaho, and Magnus Lindberg. This CD features world première recordings also of his orchestral works Vie (2007) and False Memories I–III (2008). Kari Kriikku, the muse to a number of Finland’s high profile composers, has previously made acclaimed recordings of clarinet concertos by Magnus Lindberg (2006 BBC Music Magazine Award & Classic FM Gramophone Award), Kimmo Hakola, and Jouni Kaipainen, in addition to Jukka Tiensuu. John Storgårds, who leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra as their chief conductor, has made several award-winning recordings of contemporary music.

Ondine New Releases:
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010

Ondine catalogue on naxos.com


Solo Musica


Cello Duello
Pieces and Adaptations for two Violoncellos from Handel, Haydn, Barriére, Offenbach, Paganini and Morricone
Jens Peter Maintz & Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, cellos
Solo Musica SM146

In a highly entertaining and artistically demanding recital, Cello Duello presents original compositions from the Baroque and early Classical eras by various highly Romantic cello virtuosos or mostly cello-playing composers such as David Popper and Jacques Offenbach, to commissioned works by Jan Müller-Wieland, alongside their own arrangements, such as those of Paganini's Moses Fantasy and the famous Passacaglia by Handel-Halvorsen for two cellos. In 2011, Cello Duello will celebrate 20 years on stage. Jens Peter Maintz and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt studied together in the class of Professor David Geringas in Lübeck, Germany.

Solo Musica New Releases
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010

Solo Musica catalogue on naxos.com


Selected DVDs


Arthaus Musik


A Tribute To Maya Plisetskaya
Shchedrin CARMEN SUITE
Maya Plisetskaya, Alexander Godunov, dancers
Bolshoi Theatre Ballet and Orchestra • Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Alberto Alonso, choreographer

Tchaikovsky ROMANTIC ENCOUNTER
Maya Plisetskaya, Anatoly Berdyshev, dancers
Valentin Elisariev, choreographer

Tchaikovsky SLEEPING BEAUTY Act I: Pas d'action ‘Rose Adagio’
Maya Plisetskaya, dancer • Bolshoi Ballet
Mahler LA ROSE MALADE (Adagietto from the Symphony No. 5)
Maya Plisetskaya, Valery Kovtun, dancers • Roland Petit, choreographer
Bach/ Gounod AVE MAYA (Ave maria)
Maya Plisetskaya, dancer • Maurice Béjart, choreographer
Bonus:
- Interview with Maya Plisetskaya
- Maya, a Life in Pictures
Arthaus 101539

Arthaus New Releases:
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010

Arthaus catalogue on naxos.com


C Major


WAGNER Der Ring des Nibelungen
Palau de les Arts ‘Reina Sofia’, 2007-2009 Production
C Major (DVD) 703808
C Major (Blu-ray) 703904

Richard Wagner’s dream of a ‘total work of art’ becomes reality through La Fura dels Baus’ visual fantasy and blending of video technology and props (often formed of human beings): their 3D computer projections and organic structures built of athletic performers that recall Cirque du Soleil are predestined for Wagner’s visionary expressive world. Including such world-class Wagner singers as Kapelmann, Mayer and Salminen as well as promising young talents John Daszak (Loge) and Juha Uusitalo (Wotan), whom the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung hailed as ‘the new Number One among opera gods’.
STUNNING MULTI-AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION: The Ring Cycle –Choc de Classica, German Record Critics’ Award 2010 • Das Rheingold – Diapason d’Or, Diamant Opéra magazine • Echo Klassiks 2010, Die Walküre – German Record Critics’ Award 2010

BONUS: The Making of The Ring

Also available:
WAGNER Der Ring des Nibelungen Highlights
C Major (DVD) 704608
C Major (Blu-ray) 704504

INDIVIDUAL OPERAS:
WAGNER Das Rheingold (NTSC) 700508
WAGNER Das Rheingold (Blu-ray, Full-HD) 700604
WAGNER Die Walküre (NTSC) 700708
WAGNER Die Walküre (Blu-ray, Full-HD) 700804
WAGNER Siegfried (NTSC) 700908
WAGNER Siegfried (Blu-ray, Full-HD) 701004
WAGNER  Götterdämmerung (NTSC) 701108
WAGNER Götterdämmerung (Blu-ray, Full-HD) 701204

C Major New Releases:
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010

C Major catalogue on naxos.com


Capriccio


KIENZL Der Evangelimann
Walter Fink (Friedrich Engel) • Alexandra Reinprecht (Martha)
Janina Baechle (Magdalena) • Wolfgang Koch (Johannes Freudhofer)
Jürgen Müller (Mathias Freudhofer)
Wolfgang Gratschmaier (Xaver Zitterbart) • Daniel Behle (Hans)
Josef Forstner (Friedrich Aibler) • Sulie Girardi (Aiblers Frau)
Josef Luftensteiner (Anton Schnappauf) • Lidia Peski (Frau Huber)
Markus Raab (Nachtwächter) • Vienna Volksoper Children's Chorus
Vienna State Opera Orchestra • Vienna Volksoper Chorus and Orchestra
Alfred Eschwé, conductor

Capriccio C93516

Musical Drama in Two Acts. Libretto by Wilhelm Kienzl, based on Aus den Papieren eines Polizeikommissärs (From the Records of a Police Commissioner) by Dr. Leopold Florian Meißner. Der Evangelimann (The Evangelist) was first performed at the Neues Königliches Opernhaus, Berlin on 4 May 1895 and was a triumphant success. Within only a few years most German and Austrian opera houses had the work in their repertory, while famous conductors such as Felix Mottl, Gustav Mahler, Franz Schalk and Richard Strauss gave it their support. This production was recorded live from the Vienna Volksoper, 2005.

Capriccio New Releases:
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
November 2010

Capriccio catalogue on naxos.com


EuroArts


Montserrat Caballé – Beyond Music
A film by Antonio Farré, featuring: Claudio Abbado, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Zubin Mehta, Freddie Mercury, Mstislav Rostropovich, Cheryl Studer, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Joan Sutherland and many more
EuroArts 2053198

A documentary feature film about one of the finest voices of recent time. The film accompanies Montserrat Caballé on a trip through the most significant cities, historical performances and audio recordings of her life. We witness her in conversation, in numerous historic performances and, through the testimonies of friends and fellow musicians, gain a deeper understanding of Montserrat the person and Caballé the artist. Caballé –Beyond Music includes an exclusive selection of legendary audiovisual archives, some of them unpublished, which constitute probably the best operatic moments in existence. This film is a complex and passionate portrait of a woman who can only be described as a myth. Yet the objective is to get the truth which lies beyond the myth of this extraordinary performer – her sensitivity and vitality underscore her uncontested place as one of the greatest communicators of the Twentieth Century.

EuroArts New Releases:
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010

EuroArts catalogue on naxos.com


Idéale Audience


R STRAUSS Metamorphosen, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major

Hélène Grimaud, piano • Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Idéale Audience 3078734

This programme captures the musical encounter between one of the most talented conductors of his generation with arguably the best chamber orchestra musicians. They are joined by worldwide renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud in a programme featuring Strauss and Ravel, a perfect combination of familiar repertoire and works that deserve to be discovered. Vladimir Jurowski surprises the listener by a fresh style and approach. In combination with the charming and incisive Grimaud, he invites us to drift away with this extraordinary performance. Both artists are very thoughtful about the music they make and create a pure enjoyment for ear and eye. The award-winning Hélène Grimaud presents a lively rendition of Ravel’s concerto. Together with the orchestra lyricism and sonorous harmonies are expertly teased out.

Idéale Audience New Releases
July 2010
August 2010
November 2010

Idéale Audience catalogue


Opus Arte


R STRAUSS Elektra
Linda Watson (Elektra) • Jane Henschel (Klytämnestra)
Manuela Uhl (Chrysothemis) •  René Kollo (Aegisth)
Albert Dohmen (Orest ) • Andreas Hörl (Orest's Tutor)
Jörg Schneider (A young servant) • Carsten Sabrowski (An old servant)
Irmgard Vilsmaier (An overseer) • Vienna Philharmonia Chorus
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra • Christian Thielemann, conductor

Opus Arte (DVD) OA1046D
Opus Arte (Blu-ray) OABD7082D

Recorded live at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 29 January, 1 and 4 February 2010.

Opus Arte New Releases:
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010

Opus Arte catalogue on naxos.com

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