Classical Music Home
Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 
  Classical Music Home > UK


Select Music named as Best Distribution Company 2010 and 2011
by Independent Classical Specialists
MAY 2016

Naxos Featured CDs


RUTTER, J.: Psalmfest / This is the Day / Lord, Thou hast been our refuge / Psalm 150
8.573394



John RUTTER (b. 1945)
Psalmfest*1
This is the day2
Lord, Thou hast been our refuge3 • Psalm 1504

Elizabeth Cragg, Soprano 1
Pascal Charbonneau, Tenor 1
Mike Allen, Trumpet 3
Tom Winpenny, Organ 3,4
St Albans Cathedral Choir and Abbey Girls Choir 1,2
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1,2,4

Listen to TRACK 4:
Psalmfest: The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23)


*WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING

The psalms of David have been a source of inspiration to composers for centuries, each text forming a poetic shape the equivalent of a gothic arch, and expressing a broad range of timeless emotions. Recorded here for the first time in its complete form, John Rutter’s Psalmfest is a collection of nine settings for full orchestra as rich and varied as the original texts. The remaining psalm settings were written for special occasions, including the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

BUY ONLINE FROM NAXOSDIRECT.CO.UK


RACHMANINOV, S.: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39 / Moments Musicaux
8.573469  


Sergey RACHMANINOV (1873–1943)
Études-tableaux, Op. 39
Moments musicaux, Op. 16

Boris Giltburg, Piano
Listen to TRACK 9:
Étude tableux in D major, Op. 39 No. 9


Pianist Boris Giltburg sees Rachmaninov’s Études-tableaux, Op. 39 as cinematic short stories or colourful tone paintings. In contrast, the unashamedly beautiful Moments musicaux are concentrated explorations of a single idea or mood, from struggle and pain towards light and genuine joy. In these collections, which contain some of the composer’s most affecting music, Rachmaninov shows himself to be a master of the meticulously crafted short-form genre.

BUY ONLINE FROM NAXOSDIRECT.CO.UK


Brass Septet Music, Vol. 4 - GABRIELI, G. da / LASSO, O. di / PALESTRINA, G.P. / VICTORIA, T.L. de
8.573526  


Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 4
VICTORIA: Four Motets
GABRIELI: Three Canzonas and Three Motets
PALESTRINA: Missa Papae Marcelli
LASSUS: Lagrime di San Pietro

Septura –
Alan Thomas, Simon Cox, Trumpets in B-flat
Huw Morgan, Trumpet in E-flat
Mathew Gee, Matthew Knight, Trombones
Dan West, Bass Trombone • Peter Smith, Tuba

Listen to TRACK 12:
PALESTRINA: Missa Papae Marcelli


No brass series would be complete without Giovanni Gabrieli, and his music is the starting point as Septura continue on their counterfactual course, imagining that four titans of the counter-reformation had written for brass. The sacred choral works of these renaissance masters – Victoria, Gabrieli, Palestrina and Lassus – are a perfect fit for the musical and emotional compass of the brass septet, and the result is a stunning survey of the culminations of the Spanish, Venetian, Roman and Franco-Flemish schools.

BUY ONLINE FROM NAXOSDIRECT.CO.UK


THOMPSON, R.: Requiem
8.559789


Randall THOMPSON (1899–1984)
Requiem

The Philadelphia Singers
David Hayes

Listen to TRACK 13:
Part IV: The Garment of Praise


Randall Thompson’s choral works retain the affection of American choral singers and conductors alike. The Requiem is his masterpiece, written in response to the loss of close friends and colleagues. Using a wide-ranging selection of Biblical verses, it takes the form of a dramatic dialogue between two choirs, a ‘chorus of mourners’ and a ‘chorus of the faithful’, concerning eternal life. Recorded here for the first time in its complete form, this Requiem is an emotional and dramatically intense journey of conflict and resolution, and entirely unique within American music history and the requiem tradition as a whole.

BUY ONLINE FROM NAXOSDIRECT.CO.UK

 

 





Gift Ideas from Naxos
Complete Symphonies Box Sets
The Very Best Of...
Chill With
Meditation
Naxos Highlights

May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015

Naxos
Marco Polo
Naxos Historical
Naxos World
Naxos Jazz
Naxos Jazz Legends
Nostalgia
Naxos Audiobooks
Naxos / Marco Polo DVD
Arthaus

Artists
Composers
Labels
Series
Education
News
Reviews
Contact Us
Music Licensing
Buy Online

 


Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
6:30:44 PM, 24 May 2016
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-246-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.