I enjoy immensly your DVD set of Musical Journey.
Is there any way I can get a complete list of the titles including
the cities/places that are shown in the DVD.
please let me know thank you,
December 28, 2004
I'm a great admirer of your phonographical production. I also think
that your priority is to provide us with high quality recordings
by the lowest prices possible.
I've been accessing your website for a long time. Actually, I'm enchanted
with the variety of titles in your catalogue. I love all kinds of
classic music and you seem to be for me a high-quality alternative
to buy CD's
December 21, 2004
Dear Sir / Madam,
First of all THANK YOU! for your excellent service I think the
ability to listen to most Naxos tracks for $20 for a year has to
be the one of the best bargains ever
Many thanks in advance.
December 18, 2004
Thank you for lovely music.
December 08, 2004
Congratulations for your splendid label.
I´d like to receive your new releases of every month.
Thanks a lot.
Your products represent excellent and unrivalled value. I am very keen
to obtain the new release below
December 01, 2004
Yay! It's working! Woo hoo! Thank you so much! I am so relieved that
you were able to get it to work. Naxos.com definitely adds to my
quality of life at my otherwise boring day job. Thanks!
November 19, 2004
Many thanks for your dedication and service - a recommendation I will
pass on to friends and anyone else interested in music.
Thank you again,
November 18, 2004
I am a loyal Naxos fan, and I just have to thank you for all the wonderful
things you do. I enjoy finding out about the new releases from the
newsletter each month, and I love trying out new composers and works.
Thanks also for providing a helpful, organized website. I appreciate
being able to find those releases that don't make it to my local
store. I will continue to support Naxos for many years to come.
November 10, 2004
First, let me congratulate you on the magnificent work that you are doing.
I have been listening to classical music since the age of ten (that's
nearly 50 years!) and I have always been especially interested in
exploring the lesser-known composers. Rare works were not so easy
to come by in those early days - occasionally an LP came out with
the first recording of some forgotten masterpiece or other, but
most releases were yet another Beethoven or Brahms symphony cycle,
when there were already dozens of excellent ones to choose from!
In the 1970s, some smaller labels, such as Vox, started to specialise
in unusual repertoire, and then along came Marco Polo. I realised
that Klaus Heymann was a man after my own heart - his musical interest
seems to be virtually identical to mine, judging from the releases
that flooded out every month. I felt like being trapped in a chocolate
factory, with as much wonderful sustenance as I could ever want.
But things got even better! Naxos, which began be releasing the standard
repertoire for almost give-away prices, seems now to have taken
over from Marco Polo as the world's leading label for unusual repertoire
(with many re-issues of Marco Polo now included in its listings).
The recordings are simply outstanding, and I buy them by the armful.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd ever be able to get recordings
of the works of George Templeton Strong (well known as a music critic),
the lesser-known choral and orchestral works of Rodrigo, Moeran's
early E flat string quartet, Wagner's lesser-known orchestral works
and all those other rarities. And not only does Naxos provide them,
but in outstanding performances, brilliant recording quality and
at an unbelievable price too!
This brings me to my one disappointment, though it's a very positive
one, I think! To may very great regret, I see that several Naxos
releases are restricted to certain countries - mostly the USA. I
simply cannot understand the logic of this. For example, the wonderful
Macdowell Piano Concertos and Orchestral Suites were released in
the UK, but the excellent set of piano works by the late James Barbagallo
(re-issued from Marco Polo) were not! Would it make sense to restrict
Beethoven releases to Germany, Elgar to the UK and Debussy to France?
My greatest frustration concerns the new Jewish American Music releases
- another major coup for Naxos. I almost salivated at the list of
recordings just issued - but then found that many of them will be
beyond my immediate reach as they are restricted to the USA. OK,
I can order them over the Internet - but why can't they be made
available here in the UK too?
November 06, 2004
Thank you for your quick response and your suggested solution. It worked!
November 03, 2004
Our library is currently having a trial to the Naxos Music Library via
the Michigan Library Consortium. I was so impressed that I decided
to subscribe to your $19.95 service.
October 13, 2004
Wonderful music listening site, and very reasonably priced.
October 12, 2004
I'd like to start by saying how pleased I am with the music I can listen
to as a subscriber. Simply great material and such an unparallel
variety and quantity of recordings as well.
September 25, 200
Please add my name to your growing list of satisfied customers, though
"satisfied" is a gross understatement. I have been a classical music
lover and collector for over 30 years and I must say that I think
you have found the answer to a collector's dream: world-class musicians,
excellent recording quality and what every consumer wants, affordable
prices. There are a few artists (Philippe Herreveghe, Anner Bylsma,
Andrew Manze and Zigiswald Kuijken among them) for which I am willing
to pay the exorbitant prices charged by conventional recording companies,
but with musicians like Lucy van Dael, Cecile Licad, Garrick Ohlsson
and Alexander Rudin in your camp, that list is getting smaller and
smaller. I have especially enjoyed listening to your Laureate Series
cello interpreters, Vytautas Sondeckis and Hai-Ye Ni.
Thanks again for a great job,
Laguna Niguel, California
September 8, 2004
I'd just like to say how pleased I am with the Naxos label. I've
been collecting now for a good six or seven years, and have had
very little to complain about in all that time. I'd like to commend
you particularly for your work in bringing neglected composers,
such as Thalberg, to the attention of a wider audience through the
I am particularly pleased with the Rodrigo edition you are currently
recording. I normally can't stand the music of the 20th century,
being too abrasive and experimental as it is, but Rodrigo is truly
a genial composer. I have been thrilled by each disc so far, and
eagerly await the ninth volume. Do you have any idea of when this
will be released?
Another job well done is in the area of Classical Music (the period,
not the generic). Such composers as Carl Stamitz, Franz Krommer,
Albrechtsberger and Mozart senior have a lot of good work in their
catalogues, and I am delighted to see it being recorded here. The
Krommer disc of clarinet concertos was truly magnificent, and I
hope you plan to record more works by this fantastically underrated
composer in the future. I am also pleased with the steady stream
of Hummel discs being released V probably the only rival to Beethoven
in his day, and yet, comparatively very few recordings have been
I admit that I was initially sceptical of Naxos Opera. I had had
bad past experiences with budget labels recording works where thick,
heavy central-European accents rendered Italianate works a mush
of nonsense. It was with some trepidation that I bought Die Zauberflote,
but I was so pleased I listened to the whole thing through twice.
Since then, I have looked forward to these releases. I reserve special
praise for Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, released in January of this
year. I had never heard the work before, and sat spellbound for
the whole 50 minutes, not just by the music but the quality of the
production. I had always thought operas should be bought on the
big-name labels, but here was a budget-priced production that was
infinitely better than anything from Deutsche Grammophon or Philips.
Can we expect the rest of Il trittico this year? And what of Verdi's
early works? These massively underrepresented operas deserve to
be heard by more than just those who have the inclination to buy
the Philips editions.
I am particularly interested in obscure repertoire from the classical
and romantic periods, and I am delighted to see that Naxos are making
their way into highlighting this increasingly. I mentioned Thalberg
earlier, a tremendously intelligent composer of piano potpourris
and the like; but I must also thank you for discs of music by Vieuxtemps,
Spohr and Svendsen. These too-often neglected composers are finally
being heard by everyone. And deservedly so.
Once again, thank you Naxos.
August 7, 2004
I recently returned from a month long vacation in Michigan. One
of the highlights, probably the highlight, was shopping at the Borders
stores in Travis City and Ann Arbor where they offered a 20% discount
on Naxos label. I bought 18 discs to take advantage of the sale
and take advantage of the fact that we don't have Naxos dealer nearby
Following the Michigan leg of our summer journey, I spent ten
days in St. Louis with family and again found myself buying more
music. I added another six or seven discs from the Borders store
in Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Adding that music to my collection of CD's was one of the most
enjoyable activities of my trip. Thanks for many hours of wonderful
music. ( The Meredith Wilson 1st and 2nd Symphony CD is a gem. "
The Missions" is simply exquisite! Bet you not one in a thousand
is familiar with that piece.)
The American Music series has become very special to me. The idea
for the series was a master stroke. I have now nearly three quarters
of the American discs.
And finally, the new web site is nifty. In addition to the new
selections featured, the composer bio file and the glossary are
especially useful. Great idea to include these. Just shows what
classical music folks know about their customers.
Thanks Naxos. Great label! Great music!
R. W. G.
Long Beach, Mississippi
July 29, 2004
Once again Naxos has risen high above other CD companies with
it's recording of the Hummel Missa Solemnis. Thank you so very much
for all the wonderful recordings that would not be available if
not for Naxos.
July 28, 2004
Your variety of CDs is excellent. I own 8 Naxos Piano Concertos
CDs: Franck, Bliss, Glazunov, D'Albert, Beach, Moszkowski, Barber,
Rawsthorne and enjoy them thoroughly.
I love the opportunity to listen to them on the website, to see
the cover and to read the reviews and about the recording before
to buy them....
I think your new website is a big improvement over the old one.
I usually am interested in historical CDs and mostly vocal things.
You have organized them now by composer which makes it much easier
Thank you for the great work you do with Ward Marston and others
to make those old recordings the very best. I have most of them,
especially Marston, even though it requires me to twist the arms
of my European friends to send the discs along.
Best wishes. J. J.
Having only recently discovered your website, I must convey to
you how greatly I admire your company's recording of Johan Helmich
Roman's Drottningholm Music (8.553733).
This has been recorded several times before, never very well ...
, so to have it so well played by Anthony Halstead and his Uppsala
ensemble is a privilege, especially given the recording's modest
cost. While I nearly always cherish Naxos CDs anyhow, this one is
R. J. S., Melbourne, Australia
June 10, 2004
Thank you very much for your American Classics Series! Especially
the Barber discs and the other discs in the series - Diamond, Hanson,
Hadley. Keep up the good work and give us more wonderful American music.
May 18, 2004
It is no wonder you are the world's leading classical label! I
have several Naxos CD's and I listen to them frequently. With your
skill in providing the best classical music in North America, I
would enjoy seeing some releases of my favourite composer, Dr. Thomas
Augustine Arne, such as Artaxerxes or Alfred. I hope you will continue
to provide beautiful classical music for years to come. Thanks for all you've done.
May 15, 2004
You've got the right answer to the "classical records crisis"
: SACDs which are hybrid, stereo and multi-channel, and, cheaper
than most of basic CDs of the other labels!
Though the anti-copy system of SACD is the only right one, the
price range and the sound quality of your SACDs would make the copying
The hybrid technology allows us to get, at once, a product for
today and tomorrow with no extra expense!
In an interview, Klaus Heymann said that he likes DVD-A because
there are more and more american cars DVD equipped. I would like
to say that hybrid SACD can be played on CD players and DVD players
as well but there's no way to listen a DVD-A with a CD player (which
means in the great majority of cars which are just CD equipped).
On the top of that, we can as well play a hybrid SACD on a "walkman"
or a "ghetto-blaster" while a DVD-A can only be played on a DVD
player and, even so, it can be a real hassle to play a DVD-A the
right way with most of the DVD players. Actually, you're fair to
propose both "Hi-rez" format each time.
Anyway, I already greatly appreciate Naxos for the musical quality,
the innovative policy and, of course, the prices policy!
May 15, 2004
I have just puchased the new Marcello Giordani tenor arias disc
which is a new release ( to add to my other 3000 cds!!!!!) and I
would like to say being a very critical listener of these discs
( I am also a professional tenor myself) this is a masterpiece!!!!!!
Marcello is the world's best kept secret an incredible vocal instrument
also all credit to your wonderfull production and superb engineering
on this project this disc could easily warrant being charged three
times the price! congratulations and very well done!!!
May 14, 2004
I am a big fan of your label and I have written before but I must
congratulate you once again! I bought the Elliot Carter disc of
the Holiday Overture, Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto; what a
fantastic disc this is! I must have played it at least 25 times
in the last two weeks and it was a chance buy as I didn't know any
of his works. I do try with contemporary music and many times I
am shocked at how much I enjoy it and the aforementioned is proof
Your new releases get my mouth watering each month and I feel
like buying the whole lot!
Upper Tean, Staffs., UK
May 4, 2004
"I feel compelled to restate my liking of the Naxos classical
music library, due to your support of extremely talented musicians
who are barely known (and sometimes playing barely known composers,
at least to me) . It seems odd to me that shops such as Borders
and Barnes & Noble, which [now] carry a reasonable but not extensive
selection of your line, had no knowledge of your catalogue when
I moved here (Albany, NY) from Canada a few years ago. I hope that
your line continues to grow and support musicians who have spent
their lives practising and playing, yet do not have the recognition
May 4, 2004
The Naxos label is the greatest thing since CDs, [because of] the
opening of repertoire that has [rarely] or never been heard. Douglas
Lilburn is a find, [although] many people do not know of him. Having
heard his music on vinyl, I am familiar with his work, but here
are so many new works and old works that I am only recently discovering.
I think Naxos is a God-send to music. I only wish Borders in Attleboro,
Massachusetts would stock more and make more of your offerings available!
April 26, 2004
... I want to thank Naxos because I think it's a good label ...I
wish to complete my collection of Niklas Eklund's CDs ... I have
been fascinated by his amazing sound and his brilliant phrasing.
April 20, 2004
I have just bought the Shostakovich 7 SACD and have been absolutely
blown away by the sound in multi-channel!
April 11, 2004
I am a great admirer of your label. I can't thank you enough for the quality of your recordings and the price.
March 31, 2004
Keep those historical opera recordings coming. What a treasure
trove! The Callas recordings are superb, and at the asking price,
unbeatable. I'm still hanging out for a Welitsch/Reiner Salome
and hoping for the Toscanini Otello in the near future. But
if they don't eventuate I will be immensely satisfied with what
Naxos has given us already.
March 28, 2004
I am an amateur of Baroque guitar and lute music. Naxos has released
some beautiful recordings containing Baroque guitar and solo Baroque
lute music. Thank you for these important contributions to the lute
and Baroque guitar CD repertoire.
March 22, 2004
Thanks so much for paying such close attention to Bruckner, whose
day seems finally to be coming, and especially for recording the
latest edition of the completed Ninth Finale, which is turning out
to be some of the most remarkable music Bruckner ever wrote. I think
Wildner's recording of the completed Finale is the best yet.
March 12, 2004
I am thrilled with your variety of CDs and the opportunity to listen
to them on the website before I buy them. I own 12 Naxos CDs, and
enjoy them thoroughly. In fact, I own all of your CDs by Jean-Baptiste
Lully . . . Keep up the good work!
March 7, 2004
I am a great supporter of Naxos, and have hundreds of your CDs
in my collection - including many of the American series, which
has been of enormous value in opening up this broad, but very neglected, repertoire.
These are not easy times for the recording industry, but your vision and enterprise are valued by many.
February 24, 2004
Just a brief note to let you know how very pleased I am with the
Naxos 'Great Opera Recordings' CD of "I Puritani" with Maria Callas
in the title role. The processing of the originals has been done
excellently, and Callas is simply superb! . . . I look forward buying
the Naxos re-release of Callas in "La Gioconda".
February 19, 2004
It seems to me that Naxos is the most important new classical record
label to emerge in the last few decades. The range of music covered
is quite extraordinary and it is always a pleasure to read the monthly
new release schedules. Keep up the good work!
February 3, 2004
I am so happy to have found Naxos.com! As a cancer patient currently
undergoing chemotherapy, I find having access to the world's beautiful
music a most pleasant feature of being confined to home.
January 30, 2004
Naxos is incredible. For us students it's an inexpensive way to
stock up on the classics and venture into more modern territory
with your surprisingly vast selection of 20th century music. I recently
bought Korngold's Violin Concerto on Naxos and have since convinced
about 7 friends of mine to do the same. Thanks.
New Jersey, USA
January 28, 2004
As a classical musician, librarian, and lover of the often times
obscure musical artwork, I really love your labels! Your historic
recordings are beautifully "cleaned up" and the variety of repertoire
you offer is wonderful. Great prices, too!
Also congratulations on your excellent volume 1 of the Gaubert flute
music with Fenwick Smith. Beautiful sound, superb performances.
January 26, 2004
Thank you so much for your website. I am an elementary school music
teacher and I do not have the money to buy every CD of music that
I want to share with my class. Now that I have found you, I can
use my computer to have the kids listen to the classics and not
have to spend my entire school budget on CDs. Now that I know you
are here I *will* be spending some of my personal money at this
web site. Thank you so much for giving me a resource that will help
me build a new generation of classical music lovers.
January 18, 2004
I wanted to tell you how much I thoroughly enjoy the Naxos label!
You folks might be low-end price-wise, but you are top of the line
in your choices of what to record!! I love the 21st Century Classics
and the American Classics series. Who else does this?! No one! That's
why you are the best!
January 9, 2004