Introducing… 'My First' Album Series
The ‘My First’ album series from Naxos is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.
My First Classical Music Album
Naxos 8.578203
‘Da-da-da-DAAAAH, Da-da-da-DAAAAH’: listen to track 7 and see if you recognise that music! It’s one of the most famous pieces of classical music ever written. There are some animals here, too – an elephant and a swan. And right at the end, guess which boy wizard joins the party… Come and join it too!

Vivaldi The Four Seasons Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Grieg Peer Gynt Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Mozart The Magic Flute Rossini William Tell …and many more!

My First Mozart Album
Naxos 8.578204
If you listen carefully to this CD, you will get to know one of best the composers in the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived 250 years ago but he carries on being famous – so he must have been special. He giggled a lot. He was also good at playing the piano and the violin. And he wrote this amazing music, which people still love hearing today. See if you love hearing it too!

The Marriage of Figaro Symphony No. 40
Eine kleine Nachtmusik Rondo alla turca
Clarinet Quintet The Magic Flute A Musical Joke
…and many more!

My First Beethoven Album
Naxos 8.578206
Beethoven was a musical giant. He wasn’t taller or fatter than everyone else, but his music is big and his name is important. Beethoven is like the Olympic champion of classical music. Some of the music he wrote is strong and serious, and some of it is very gentle. Listen here to orchestras, pianos, violins and other instruments playing some of the most famous pieces of all.

Symphony No. 5 Für Elise Fidelio
‘Moonlight’ Sonata ‘Spring’ Sonata
‘Pastoral’ Symphony Violin Concerto
…and many more!

My First Piano Album
Naxos 8.578207
Listen to the piano turn into a bumblebee, a donkey, trolls, a bird, a horse and a butterfly! Sometimes it isn’t anything except a piano, but the music coming out of it is exciting and beautiful. Can you spot Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star? Mozart makes it twinkle in all kinds of different ways. There are so many things to enjoy here, and all from the most amazing musical instrument: the piano.

Schubert Marche militaire Grieg March of the Trolls
Rimsky Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Beethoven ‘Moonlight’ Sonata Mozart Rondo alla turca
Chopin ‘Minute’ Waltz Debussy Golliwog’s Cakewalk …and many more!

Learn more about some of the outstanding musicians who have helped to make Naxos the world’s leading classical music label.

Mark Fitz-Gerald
Described as ‘one of the indispensable Shostakovich interpreters of our time’, Mark Fitz-Gerald has performed the Trauberg/Shostakovich classic New Babylon (1929) to great critical acclaim, and also restored another Trauberg/Shostakovich film Odna (1929), which he premiered with enormous success and recorded for Naxos.

Read The Sound of Silents – Mark Fitz-Gerald talks to Jeremy Siepmann on naxos.com

Just Released! ClassicsToday.com
10/10 Top Rating
‘a job well done all around’
– The Times

Naxos Podcasts

Naxos Classical Spotlights are fascinating podcasts about our artists and albums presented
by Raymond Bisha, Naxos Radio Promotions Manager for North America.

Please visit the Naxos Blog for more information and to listen to these podcasts.

The latest podcasts include:

Please click on the links in the list above for more information about each artist, composer or album.

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!

2011 Gramophone Award Winner
Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Nov 2011
Fanfare Want List 2011
‘profound and passionate’
– Gramophone

‘certainly one of the best’
– Fanfare
‘stylish exploration that shows yet again
that our concert halls should be
programming more Stanford.’
– Gramophone
‘Jun Märkl’s outstanding Debussy series
makes every piece sound like one of the
most cherishable masterworks in the repertoire.’
– Classic FM

ClassicsOnline presents you with a wealth of fantastic new releases, and lots more, every month. Download tens of thousands of albums from many outstanding labels. Read reviews, take advantage of Special Offers, enjoy ClassicsOnline Exclusives, download Samplers and Complimentary Tracks each month!

It’s a varied bunch for November: we have four new releases for you this month, so you can indulge in some winter listening as the days get darker!

The author of several other popular non-fiction works for Naxos AudioBooks, Peter Whitfield’s The History of Western Art explores the art of ancient civilisations right up to the twentieth century, which makes for enriching listening. Secondly, we are releasing an abridged version of H. Rider Haggard’s She, a 19th-century adventure classic. We are also releasing a box set of Mervyn Peake’s phenomenal Gormenghast Trilogy, along with Titus Awakes, which was written by his widow Maeve Gilmore, from a fragment by Peake. Finally, critically acclaimed Dickens reader Anton Lesser reads the unabridged Hard Times for us, in anticipation of the 200th anniversary of Dickens’s birth in 2012.

Naxos has transformed the classical market place in the last decade. As the world’s leading classical music label, we can offer you an unparalleled range of repertoire for licensing.

See the Naxos Licensing Showcase for some examples of movies, TV shows, games and commercials that use music licensed from Naxos.

EMI Classics, Virgin Classics & Blue Note now available on NML! Naxos Music Library [NML] is an invaluable resource for music professionals and collectors. NML brings you a wide range of standard and specialist repertoire in first-class performances and with excellent sound. There are comprehensive liner notes for recordings of Naxos Labels, as well as opera synopses and libretti, composer and artist biographies and other essential information.

Naxos Music Library Jazz offers a selection of jazz legends
and contemporary jazz.

Naxos Spoken Word Library contains the world's greatest literature - many classic novels, plays and poetry, from medieval times to the twenty-first century under various categories, such as Children’s Classics, Classic Fiction, Shakespeare’s Plays. New titles are added every month.
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Naxos, the world's leading Performing Arts DVD distributor, brings Educational Institutions the Naxos Video Library, an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand! Once you subscribe, stream any video in the library from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Naxos Video Library is currently available to Educational Institutions. It will be made available to individual subscribers at a later date. More information is available in the Naxos Video Library brochure Educational Institutions, for more information and a free trial arrangement, please see the contact page in the brochure.

Naxos Web Radio is the premier streaming service from Naxos, offering over 80 channels of quality music in pre-programmed playlists. The channels cover a range of genres from Classical Music to Jazz/Blues, from World/Folk to New Age; categories that run the gamut from Early Music to 21st Century Classics, American Classics to Chinese Classics, Film/TV Music to Wedding Music, plus more. All streamed directly to you 24 hours a day, commercial-free.

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