I really want to praise the latest release in the Lutoslawski series:
Twenty Polish Christmas Carols. The music and sound quality is wonderful.
Antoni Wit is really the best conductor for Lutoslawski's music.
Congratulations to Naxos for another magnificent release!
December 17, 2005
I stumbled upon Naxos recently and purchased more than a dozen recordings
that are simply amazing. Your ancient music collection is phenomenal
and the quality of the performances in addition to the recordings
is top-notch. Thank you so much for sharing your passion.
December 15, 2005
I Love your CD's. I love to collect chamber music. Naxos is my favorite
label because you have the courage to explore a range of music that
would not otherwise be recorded.
December 15, 2005
I have really enjoyed listening to the podcasts (www.naxos.com/podcasts/podcastslist.asp).
They are of very high quality. Keep them coming.
December 14, 2005
Your podcasts (www.naxos.com/podcasts/podcastslist.asp)
are an excellent marketing tool. I would not have thought to look
around for an album collection of Bolcom's piano four hand music. I'm
off to listen to the new podcast about Villa-Lobos.
November 29, 2005
For at least thirty years I've been trying to find a recording up in here
in Canada of Marion Bauer's music. You've done it again and happily
fulfilled my search and wishes. Her music is much much better than
I conceived it would be after all that I'd read about it over forty
years. Her music is absolutely wonderful. The Ambache artists are
truly top-notch as well as their performances. The sound is exciting...honest
and very live. This is a very convincing collection of a Wonderful
American composer. Thank You Naxos for sharing her with us. Marion
Bauer is as excellent as I hoped she would be after all these years.
Enjoyable, nay, wonderfully creative music, played with dedication
and excellent sound on your recording. Thanks Naxos.
November 14, 2005
I came across Naxos Web Radio (www.naxosradio.com) in a review of a
CD at Amazon.com, and immediately checked it out and signed up. It
is fantastic!! Where have you been all my life?
November 11, 2005
I am a subscriber to Naxos Web Radio (www.NaxosRadio.com)
and I can't thank you enough for offering this service. I have been
stimulated to purchase several of the CD's that you feature. The
Historical section is an absolute revelation.
September 28, 2005
I thoroughly enjoy listening to the music at naxos.com. Thank you for
making such a great service available to the general public. Best
wishes to everyone there and keep up the great work.
September 28, 2005
I have just purchased a copy of the Moroi 3rd symphony (8.557162) which I enjoyed very
much. I hope this means that NAXOS will be recording more of his large
orchestral works. The symphony no. 2 is especially wonderful and I
hope you might record that on CD along with the first symphony and
some of his concerti. It would be wonderful to have more of Saburo
Moroi's works on CD.
Thank you again for recording such interesting music and at such an affordable
price. It keeps CD collectors like myself waiting to see what each
month will bring. Now that I am retired, and on a fixed income,
it is even more meaningful to be able to add new music to my collection.
Sincerely and gratefully,
Tucson, Arizona, USA
September 7, 2005
I have been a subscriber of www.NaxosRadio.com for several months, and
would like to say thank you to all the Naxos personnel who bring this
wonderful music to the internet. I like your service so much that
I also subscribed to www.NaxosSpokenWordRadio.com and www.Naxos.com.
There is hardly a day that goes by without my listening to the numerous
great channels of music you provide. I will recommend Naxos Radio
to all my acquaintances.
September 6, 2005
Thank you for all the wonderful recordings Naxos has produced. I am always
pleased with each CD I buy, and at such a good price!
One CD in particular has some fine violin playing; 'The Lark Ascending'
- 'Violin Showpieces' (8.553509). My favourite track is track 4
- 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' by Saint-Saens. Dong-Suk
Kang's wonderful performance has prompted me to buy other Naxos
recordings with him playing.
September 5, 2005
Thank you, Naxos, for a lot of things! For instance, for a number of years
now Naxos Historical has been the most interesting of historical labels.
August 29, 2005
I am writing to express my gratitude to Naxos Radio (www.naxosradio.com)
for providing a treasury of music as wonderful as it is diverse.
Today I discovered the Jazz and Blues Legends channel. I felt like a little
kid on Christmas - one Wow after another. It has been there all
this time and I only spotted it today. I am glad that I did. I don't
know where I would be able to find a library as comprehensive as
Wishing you continued success.
August 26, 2005
Leave it to Naxos to show the majors how to conduct business - or are you
not in fact the major player now? As a classical music collector I
have been won over by the SACD format, both because of its potential
in terms of getting closer to the music, but also because of its ergonomic
simplicity and lack of gimmicks. I therefore encourage you to continue
to issue SACDs, while realizing that not all releases can realistically
be hi-def, as you have also committed to DVD-Audio. I am most likely
to purchase interpretations that have garnered critical acclaim, especially
if they also fill holes in my SACD repertoire. I am hoping that you
will one day be able to record in true DSD, but appreciate any increase
August 22, 2005
I want to thank you for the immense please you've given me over the
years acquiring loads of rare music for a more than reasonable price.
I wish Naxos all success in the future.
August 15, 2005
I wish to congratulate you on the exceptional Naxos.com website, undoubtedly
the best classical music website.
M. del Vaglio
July 28, 2005
I have been an enthusiastic collector of Naxos releases for some time
and probably now hold in my library of about 5,000 CDs more items
on your label than on any other single label including the major ones
like Decca, Philips, DG and EMI.
This has come about because your label releases much repertoire, including
rarities, which is not readily available on any other label, constantly
attracting positive responses from the critics, and all available
at a good retail price which your competitors seem unable to match.
Your monthly newsletters play a valuable role in informing me about
your new releases.
So, thanks to Naxos for its good work. I hope this will continue for
a long time.
With best wishes,
July 18, 2005
Bravo for a terrific release. Schumann fans must be very happy. I certainly
am. It's great to have the Seattle Symphony back on side with this
fresh new release. There is great build in the Fourth Symphony and
it does come out well in this recording. The C Major conclusion is
definitive Schumann. Love it. The Ninth Symphony, for me, is one of
Schumanns toughest to get inside. Repeated hearings are required.
Seattle plays it well with plenty of controlled raw edge where necessary
and do their best to bring it off. I think they do. There are some
quite intimate (not necessarily quiet or soft) late Schumann moments
in this symphony. Naxos gets a medal for tackling this very granite
uncompromising composition in the first of your projected new Schumann
series. However, it's the super exciting "Circus Overture"
that steals the show. Eight minutes of sheer delight. It just flies!
and at the conclusion you just want to stand up and start cheering!....Schumann
at his 1940's best!!!! Keep going on the Schumann cycle, you are doing
a great service to American music by making superb music available
to all from a truly first rate, yet needlessly neglected composer.
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Absolutely first rate music service! Thanks for making it available. I love it
and have told many of my friends!
May 31, 2005
I just want to tell you how pleased I am with Naxos. In the early
1990's I was a curious young man, searching for "alternative"
music. I remember Bach's Easter Oratorio was the first classical
CD I bought (not on Naxos). After a couple of playings I was thrilled.
What lively, energetic music! A few more classical CD's became a
part of my CD-collection (which until then mainly consisted of rock
and pop music). My curiosity for classical music then faded away.
But a few years ago I rediscovered this wonderful music, thanks
to Naxos' huge assortment of CDs to affordable prices. I started
to explore unknown landscapes of music. Almost every time I came
home and put my new CDs in the player I was pleased.
Now I've built up a small collection of 350 classical CD's (most of
them on Naxos), and it grows every month. Classical music has become
an important part of my life. I have also made a database, consisting
of over 1100 composers that have been released on Naxos. If it hasn't
been for Naxos I probably wouldn't be interested in classical music
at all today. My parents didn't listen to it. My friends didn't
either. So thank you again, Naxos!
I hope we will get to know more works from the renaissance- and baroque
composers. The "Early Music"-collection is just great!
The Carmina Burana CD by Ensemble Unicorn was a fantastic experience.
I also hope that "unfamiliar" works of the great masters
will be recorded in the near future.
May 26, 2005
May I congratulate the Naxos label for giving me hours of pleasure listening
to good classical music.
May 26, 2005
I am a (very happy!) customer of your online subscription service, which
is extraordinary. Probably the best bargain there is in the realm
of music; I've spent many happy hours exploring the wide, wonderful
world of Romantic music and making schoolwork more enjoyable with
May 23, 2005
I'm a new customer and thought you might like to hear how I came across
Naxos. I was searching for clothes on the Web and found a few fabrics
I was unfamiliar with that said they were by a company named Naxos.
I did a google search to learn more about the fabric and was led to
naxos.com. I was impressed by your site, did a search for Schubert,
found the "Life and Works" set, and ordered the same night
The site looks great and I look forward to ordering more. If they were
ever made available, I'd gladly buy any DVD performances of Schubert's
string and/or piano music. Your collection seems promising.
May 19, 2005
Dear wonderful Naxos-planners!
Today I received the June issue of The Gramophone. Always a very exciting
event - to read about the new releases and the reviews.
But the most exciting moment was to read page 22, the Naxos advertisement.
My wife almost went into shock when I jumped up in an enormous shout
of joy: William Schuman's symphonies are coming! All and every one!
I have been collecting Schuman's works on LP and CD since 1970. But
still many of his works need a "brush up" as many recordings
are more than 40 years old. Even his masterpiece - Symphony No.
8 - has only been recorded once. And many of his symphonic works
are "out of print". Luckily we can enjoy your recording
of his Violin Concerto!
So your enterprise is a unique one for everybody loving this fabulous
versatile composer. And of course I have immediately contacted my
old music friend about the news, and his first remark was: "I
shall buy every single Naxos Schuman release - even if I have some
of the symphonies beforehand". And of course I'll do the same
- dizzy of joy.
Now I'll go and celebrate this greatest of all news of this century
and send you my full homage!!!
May 17, 2005
I am Félix and I listen to the music on your page www.naxos.com
all the time from México. It's really fantastic!
May 9, 2005
I am very much impressed with your efficiency and with your cordial
attitude towards your customers. Thank you very much.
The Open University, Israel
May 9, 2005
Id like to thank you for introducing me to the massive world of classical
music. One day I was at a bookstore and I wanted to try some J.S.
Bach music. I was fortunate to find the St. Matthews Passion
(highlights) CD and the 2 Organ Chorales from the Leipzig
Manuscript CDs. I was so pleased with the music quality
and booklet information that I have been back to the same store
to buy almost all of their Naxos CDs (about 30!) over the
course of the last 4-5 months. Its unfortunate that the store
(Houston Copperfield branch) wont purchase any more
Naxos CDs unless I place special orders (and they even have
a rather large classical music section). Same thing with another
store they wont buy more (even though Im consistently
depleting their stock as well). Ive now started to buy them
from the Amazon and Archiv websites. Thankfully, Archiv seems to
keep an extensive stock. Id much rather buy them personally,
and I wish the retailers were interested in keeping their stock
full! (or at least, not depleted!)
I love the booklet information and the budget prices (however the
quality is not compromised!). I thought Id let you know that
the recent recording of Griegs Piano Concerto is wonderful.
My next goal is to purchase the entire set of Griegs Piano
Your website provides a wealth of information. Its also a great
way to preview music before I buy.
Its also good to see that you continue to develop your product offerings
to the latest technologies (DVD audio, SACD, etc).
I hope that you continue to produce classical music CDs for
years to come. I will support you as long as possible, and Ill
share what Ive discovered with whoever will listen. I hope
you have success for many years to come.
Houston, TX USA
April 6, 2005
I was just sitting at my desk in work (I normally come in about an
hour or so to surf the web, check out Naxos.com / Classicstoday.com
etc), surfing your website and something really thought-provoking
hit my mind.
Naxos IS, quite simply, the most important development the classical music
industry has seen for 15 years.
The quality of your product and your continuous repertoire output does
not correlate at all with your consisently low prices and your excellent
value for money, not to mention the extremely high quality of your
My most recent Naxos purchases have included
Marin Alsop's Glass No. 2 & 3;
her brilliant portrayal of the great Brahms' Symphony No. 1;
Vol 5 and Vol 7 in your recent Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata series
Rodrigo Piano Music Vol. 1 - all of which have been highly recommended on
Classicstoday.com, a website I read daily religiously.
My classical cd collection spans approx. 1,000 discs and I would consider
myself an experienced listener. Of those 1,000 cd's, I would have
to say that 500 or 600 belong to your brilliant label.
Highlights from my Naxos collection include:
Liszt Complete Series, of which I have up to and including Vol. 21 and
I eagerly await Vol. 22, which I recently pre-ordered on Amazon.
Mozart White Box - wonderful renditions at excellent value for money
Brucker White Box - what can I say that the critics have not already said
Arnold White Box
Shostakovich White Box
Bax complete symphonies
Complete John Field Piano Music
Complete Rachmaninov Piano Music
Complete Chopin Piano Music - where did you guys find Idel Biret?
All of the wonderful Grieg series....to name but a few of my Naxos cd's...
And of course, I am purchasing with continued and increasing satisfaction
your American Classics series.....Rochberg / Glass / Bernstein /
Beach / Barber to name but a few..
And I cannot forget your unforgetable Historical Series.......incredible
re-mastering of unmissable performances....
Particular favourites would include the Rachmaninov 4 Piano Concertos..
I also own the RCA Red Seal Complete Rubenstein edition (92 cd's),
of which I am up to about Vol. 55, which is an investment I decided
to make and I am glad I did, but I have to say, the earlier editions
are really not up to the level at which your brilliant engineers
I am from Ireland and I of course support your recordings with the
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and also recordings made
in our magnificant Dublin Concert Hall.
Please pass on this EMail to the highest management levels within your
I am one very very very happy customer, and I will continue to support
your enterprising label until the day I die.
Thank you so much for allowing me into the unforgettable world of classical
music by providing me with an affordable and top notch recording
label that is Naxos.
April 5, 2005
I'm a medical student from Hong Kong and I must say I'm terribly happy
about what Naxos offers to the musical world. I listen to Naxos
CD's everyday on my computer, and Naxos has led to discover many
amazing and highyl original contemporary composers like Balada,
I must also praise the Lutoslawski and Penderecki Series (I've got
all the whole set). I instantaneously fell in love with Polish contemporary
I'm looking forward to the completion of these two series and also the
new Robert Craft Stravinsky Series!!
Naxos isn't a moneymaker, it's a genuine music educator!!
Thanks so much for all the fine music!!
March 31, 2005
Last week, I needed a copy of Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, and I ended
up with getting the Naxos Hungarian State Orchestra's version from
iTunes. It's the type of performance that always sends me to the
the Naxos bin in any store ... Thanks ! (How does one say thanks
to a whole company ! :)
Today, I went to the Naxos website to see if I could get something like
liner notes :) ... and discovered the other online services. Wow ...
You guys are about to reinvent Music 1 (and a whole lot more !) Mind boggling !
March 29, 2005
I just signed up for web access for your recorded catalog. I love
it. I am a profession classical musician and I know that I will
use your recordings for reference in preparation for my work. I
will also use for my everyday listening enjoyment. I love all the
Opera and Jazz recording that you offer, which are lacking in my
personnel collection. If this is something you continue to offer
I'll always subscribe. I am also going to try to get all my students
to subscribe as it will be invaluable tool to get them turned on
to classical, world, and jazz music.
March 27, 2005
Thank you. It worked. Lovely music!!!
February 22, 2005
I purchased your new recording of Penderecki's Polish Requiem five days.
I have listened to it almost every waking second since then. On my
computer, on my stereo, in the car, on the subway, etc. I have every
one of the discs in your ongoing Penderecki/Antoni Wit series, and
it just keeps getting better and better. I would not have expected
Wit to surpass his Lutoslawski series, but I think he has. I hope
there are many, many more Penderecki discs to come!
New Jersey, USA
February 21, 2005
I visit your site Campion,Thomas,
Thomas very often - it's really cool!
February 01, 2005
Please send me a copy of your 2005 catalog whenever it is available. Thank
you for providing excellent music at a reasonable price
January 30, 2005
Thanks for the prompt reply. This is the second time I have received
such a timely reply from you folks. Impressive work, for which thanks.
I ought also, in my last message, to have thanked you for Naxosradio.
It is a tremendous idea and a tremendous bargain.
January 27, 2005
To whom it may concern,
I'd just like to say how I enjoyed the 4 star Penguin recommended
Naxos CD of English String Miniatures Vol. 4, especially the Suite
by Peter Hope. Looking in your catalogue I could not find any other
entries for this undervalued English composer and wonder if you
have any plans to issue other works by him. Because of your excellent
pricing policies it is possible and affordable to try out works
by little known writers. Please continue to support the lesser known
January 22, 2005
I swear I am in heaven! Thank you SO much . I have signed up for
January 6, 2005