Newsletter No.101
October 5, 2005
  Naxos News

NAXOS WINS LABEL OF THE YEAR AWARD AT
CLASSIC FM/GRAMOPHONE AWARDS

"Naxos has combined imaginative A&R with its philosophy of offering great music at affordable prices. Which all makes for a winning combination - classical music enthusiasts can't really go wrong!" - Gramophone

"Why pay £15 for a classical CD when you can get a better one for a third of the cost from the budget label Naxos?"- The Guardian

On Thursday 29 September Naxos was delighted to accept the coveted Label of the Year Award at The Classic FM/Gramophone Awards ceremony.  The Award was presented to the Managing Director of Naxos UK, Anthony Anderson, at London’s Dorchester Hotel. On receiving the Award Anthony Anderson said: “This Award is, above all, a welcome recognition of Naxos’ unique achievement in facilitating consumer access to an ever-increasing range of classical repertoire.” 

The Classic FM/Gramophone Label of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the past 12 months, imaginative A & R and an impressive commitment to expanding the record catalogue. It also acknowledges a dedication to offering value for money and a visionary approach to digital distribution and music education. 

It is not difficult to see why the judges on the Classic FM/Gramophone panel chose Naxos for this cherished award. Not only is Naxos highly committed to British and American music but it has developed several series that push back the boundaries of the recorded catalogue. Such series include the 21st Century Classics, bringing music of our day to a wider public; the Japanese Classics - a ground-breaking survey of foremost 20th century composers from Japan; an 18th Century Concert/Symphony series seeking to make known many of the neglected gems from the time of Haydn to Mozart as well as the Organ Encyclopedia which combines the best of today’s organists with the main organ repertoire and top instruments. This astonishing array of repertoire remains readily accessible to the public through Naxos’ consumer-friendly price. 

James Jolly, editor of The Gramophone, saluted Naxos and its “visionary zeal”:

“Few record companies have redefined the experience of buying CDs as dramatically as Naxos. In the company's 18-year history, it has united countless people with a quite staggering breadth of music. This year was a particularly rich one for Naxos garnering more Editor's Choices than ever before and filling in corners of the repertoire that other companies leave untouched. Its electronic and online presence with Naxos Web Radio and the Naxos Music Library show that the label's visionary zeal remains as acute as ever. Naxos has won many friends among music lovers down the years and The Gramophone is delighted to add itself to list of the company's many admirers.”

Naxos’ forward-looking approach to digital distribution has meant it has remained at the forefront of the digital revolution. Being the first classical record label to digitise its complete catalogue, the label was not only ready for the advent of digital distribution but was also able to create the Naxos Music Library, a subscription service by which users can stream an enormous range of music on their computer. The Naxos Music Library now encompasses over 100,000 tracks drawn not only from the Naxos catalogue but also from other leading independent labels.  It is primarily aimed at educational institutions and so far subscriptions have been sold to over 100 universities, schools and libraries throughout the UK.  These institutions include Oxford, Cambridge and Durham Universities plus schools both from the independent and state sectors (Eton, Harrow, Charterhouse, Yehudi Menuhin, Purcell). 

Naxos Web Radio - which can be found on the website www.naxosradio.com  - is another example of Naxos’ creative approach to digital distribution. It offers over 60 channels of continuous music which can be streamed to the consumer for a small annual subscription fee. Naxos recordings can also readily be found on the main music download sites. In the UK these already include iTunes, Napster, HMV and Virgin with more to follow in the months to come.

From the outset Naxos has been dedicated to music education. The Chairman of Naxos, Klaus Heymann, recognised the importance of introducing new people to classical music and thus building the audience of tomorrow. Recent educational initiatives have included The A to Z of Classical Music and A to Z of Opera (mini musical dictionaries + 2CDs); the Life and Works series (4CD audio documentaries narration + music); the Instruments of the Orchestra (a 7CD introduction to the orchestra) and Opera Explained (a series of single CDs which put the most famous operas into their historical and musical context).


Two Awards for Naxos AudioBooks at
The Spoken Word Awards
London 2005

Naxos AudioBooks won two awards at the annual award ceremony run by the UK's Audio Publishing Association. For the second time in four years, it scooped one of the key awards - Publisher of the Year - and Aled Jones, the charismatic reader of The Story of Classical Music won The Radio Times Readers' Choice Award.

"The Publisher of the Year award is one of the toughest to win - especially for an independent company like Naxos AudioBooks," said founder and MD Nicolas Soames. "We are up against all the big labels with their considerable resources in terms of books and distribution, and in the best tradition of the indies we have to be inventive and light on our toes."

He added: I was particularly pleased because this was the second time in only four years that we have been selected for this award - we were also Publisher of the Year in 2001. This year was, I am sure, recognition of some important recent recordings, including the unabridged Ulysses, read by Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan, The Story of Classical Music by Darren Henley read by Aled Jones for UK release, and The Tempest starring Ian McKellen, directed by John Tydeman.

The awards were unveiled at the Curzon Cinema, Mayfair and presented by the veteran BBC TV reporter John Sergeant. The judging panel drew on a strong core of audiobook people, including retailers, reviewers and many others closely involved in the industry.

Introducing the Publisher of the Year, Sergeant acknowledged the qualities of innovation and consistent high standards that Naxos AudioBooks exhibited in many of its recordings.

"We try to look at each recording with fresh eyes,"said Soames. "Sometimes we can add extra dimensions with the careful, judicious use of music; sometimes it is about adding a CD-ROM element, as with Ulysses and The Story of Classical Music in particular; but sometimes it is just getting the basics right - good, imaginative readers presenting great classic texts in good sound, with elegant packaging and accompanying notes."

Naxos AudioBooks has led the way in recent months with the new element of extras on CD-ROM. This, as well as affirmation by reviewers in newspapers and on radio, has helped to build a loyal audience.

Success in The Radio Times Readers' Choice Award came as a bit of a surprise. The Radio Times - the leading UK TV and radio listings magazine – ran a full page of twenty audiobooks, and the readers were asked to vote by phone for their choice. Aled Jones and The Story of Classical Music, a 4-CD set presenting music from Gregorian chant to the present day, has proved one of the most popular releases in the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue. Yet it was still up against strong BBC opposition such as Michael Palin and Alan Bennett, and the fact that the Radio Times readers chose Aled says much for the recording and his own popularity.

"Reading The Story of Classical Music was a real challenge for me," said Aled. "In recent years I have done a lot of broadcasting and I have learned of the power of the voice itself, presented without music. When it is just your voice, without music or a backing track, you have to produce all the colour, the energy and the passion - and that was what I was trying to do with this recording. And I was helped by the script and the subject matter!"

The Award augurs well for Aled’s latest Naxos AudioBooks recording, Famous Composers, written by Darren Henley, which tells in even more detail and with more illustrative music, the lives of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak and Shostakovich. It is a 2-CD set that is released in October and also has an innovative CD-ROM.

Aled also has another recording out in September – Moses and other stories from the Old Testament, a 2-CD set in the Junior Classics series.

www.NaxosAudioBooks.com


Historical, Nostalgia and Jazz Legends Recordings Not Available for Audio Streaming to Subscribers in the United States

We regret to inform you that all Historical, Nostalgia and Jazz Legends recordings will no longer be available for audio streaming to subscribers in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions. Thank you for your understanding.

  New Reviews
 

We invite you to read what critics are saying about Naxos in the Reviews section of Naxos.com.


  October New Releases
  Please note that not all releases are immediately available in all territories. If you are unable to find a particular title, please check with the distributor or sales representative for your country.
 
  Naxos
VIVALDI (THE VERY BEST OF)
12 Concerti grossi, Op. 3, "L'estro armonico": No. 10 in B minor, RV 580 • 12 Violin Concertos, Op. 4, "La stravaganza": No. 5 in A major, RV 347 • 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 2 in A major, RV 31 • 6 Flute Concertos, Op. 10: No. 1 in F major, RV 433, "La tempesta di mare" (The Storm at Sea) • 6 Flute Concertos, Op. 10: No. 2 in G minor, RV 439, "La notte" (The Night) • Bassoon Concerto in A minor, RV 498 and others
Cat. 8.552101-02
BACH (THE VERY BEST OF)
Anna Magdalena Notenbuch: Minuet in G major, BWV Anh 114 • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: III. Allegro • Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049: I. Allegro • Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: III. Allegro • Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (excerpts) • Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Jauchzet, frohlocket and others
Cat. 8.552103-04
BEETHOVEN (THE VERY BEST OF)
Andante in F major, WoO 57, "Andante favori" • Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, "Fur Elise" • Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69: III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace • Egmont, Op. 84: Overture • Fidelio, Op. 72, Act I: No. 9 Abscheulicher! wo eilst du hin? • Mass in D major, Op. 123, "Missa Solemnis": Benedictus and others
Cat. 8.552105-06
CHOPIN (THE VERY BEST OF)
12 Etudes, Op. 10: No. 12 in C minor, "Revolutionary" • 12 Etudes, Op. 10: No. 3 in E major, "Tristesse" (Sadness) • 24 Preludes, Op. 28: No. 15 in D flat major • Andante spianato in G major, Op. 22: II. Grande polonaise brilliante • Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47 • Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60 and others
Cat. 8.552107-08
HANDEL (THE VERY BEST OF)
6 Recorder Sonatas, Op. 1: No. 4 in A minor, HWV 362: II. Allegro • Concerto a due cori No. 3 in F major, HWV 334: III. A tempo ordinario • Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318, "Alexander’s Feast": III. Allegro • Concerto grosso No. 12 in B minor, HWV 330 (Op. 6): III. Larghetto, e piano - Variatio • Concerto grosso No. 3 in G major, HWV 317 (Op. 3): II. Allegro • Concerto grosso No. 6 in D major, HWV 317 (Op. 3): I. Vivace and others
Cat. 8.552109-10
MOZART (THE VERY BEST OF)
3 German Dances, K. 605: No. 3 in C major, "Die Schlittenfahrt" (Sleigh Ride) • Ave verum corpus in D major, K. 618 • Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: II. Adagio • Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581: II. Larghetto • Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299: II. Andantino • Cosi fan tutte, K. 588, Act I: Soave sia il vento and others
Cat. 8.552111-12
RACHMANINOV (THE VERY BEST OF)
10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 2 in B flat major • 10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor: Alla marcia • 13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 12 in G sharp minor: Allegro • 5 Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 1 Elegie in E flat minor • 5 Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2 Prelude in C sharp minor • 6 Moments musicaux, Op. 16: No. 3 Andante cantabile and others
Cat. 8.552113-14
STRAUSS II, J (THE VERY BEST OF)
An der schonen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz, Op. 314 • Annen-Polka, Op. 117 • Champagner-Polka (Champagne Polka), Op. 211 • Das Spitzentuch der Konigin: Rosen aus dem Suden (Roses from the South), waltz, Op. 388 • Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gipsy Baron), Act I: Overture • Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gipsy Baron), Act II: Wer uns getraut and others
Cat. 8.552115-16
TCHAIKOVSKY (THE VERY BEST OF)
12 morceaux, Op. 40: No. 2. Chanson triste in G minor • 1812 Overture, Op. 49 • 6 morceaux, Op. 19: No. 4. Nocturne in C sharp minor (arr. for cello and orchestra) • Eugene Onegin, Op. 24, Act II Scene 2: Where, o where have you gone?, "Lensky's Aria" • Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 41: The Cherubic Hymn • None but the lonely heart, Op. 6, No. 6 and others
Cat. 8.552117-18
PUCCINI (THE VERY BEST OF)
Crisantemi (version for string orchestra) • Edgar, Act III: Prelude • Gianni Schicchi: Firenze e come un albero (Rinuccio) • Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro (Lauretta) • La Boheme (excerpts) • La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), Act III: Ch'ella mi creda (Johnson) and others
Cat. 8.552119-20
ROMANTIC HARP (THE)
And then at night I paint the stars: III. Scintillation • Ballade, Op. 28 • Fantasy on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 31 • Impromptu, Op. 86 • Impromptu-Caprice, Op. 9 • La vida breve, Act I: Danse espagnole No. 1 and others
Judy Loman, harp
Cat. 8.554561
LUTOSLAWSKI: 20 Polish Christmas Carols / Lacrimosa / 5 Songs
20 Polish Christmas Carols • 5 Songs • Lacrimosa
Olga Pasichnyk, soprano / Jadwiga Rappe, alto / Polish Radio Chorus, Kracow / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Antoni Wit, conductor
Cat. 8.555994
PITFIELD: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Xylophone Sonata
Arietta and Finale • Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor • Piano Concerto No. 2, "The Student" • Studies on an English Dance Tune • Toccata • Xylophone Sonata
Peter Donohoe, piano / Peter Donohoe, xylophone / Anthony Goldstone, piano / Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra / Andrew Penny, conductor
Cat. 8.557291
REGER: 6 Trios, Op. 47 / Introduction, Variations and Fugue, Op. 73
6 Trios, Op. 47 • Choral Fantasia on Alle Menschen mussen sterben, Op. 52, No. 1 • Introduction, Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme, Op. 73
Martin Welzel, organ
Cat. 8.557338
DUNSTABLE: Quam pulchra es / Veni Sancte Spiritus / Mass Movements
Agnus Dei, JD 14 • Credo (Da gaudiorum premia), JD 17 • Credo (Jesu Christe Fili Dei), JD 16 • Credo a 4, JD 12 • Gloria (Jesu Christe Fili Dei), JD 15 • Gloria a 4, JD 11 and others
Tonus Peregrinus / Antony Pitts, conductor
Cat. 8.557341
TURINA: Romantic Sonata on a Spanish theme / Fantasy Sonata / Magical Corner
Concierto sin orquesta (Concerto without Orchestra), Op. 88 • Rincon magico - Desfile en forma de Sonata (Magical Corner - Parade in Sonata Form), Op. 97 • Sonata fantasia (Fantasy Sonata), Op. 59 • Sonata romantica sobre un tema espanol (Romantic Sonata on a Spanish theme), Op. 3
Jordi Maso, piano
Cat. 8.557438
MARTINU: Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano
2 Ballads to Folk Texts, H. 228 • 2 Dances from the ballet Spalicek, H. 214c: I. Waltz • 2 Dances from the ballet Spalicek, H. 214c: II. Polka • 2 Songs, H. 213b • 3 Christmas Songs, H. 184b: Le poulet / Le petit chat • 3 Songs to poems by G. Apollinaire, H. 197: Saltimbanques (Acrobats) and others
Jitka Cechova, piano / Olga Cerna, mezzo-soprano
Cat. 8.557494
THE ITALIAN DRAMATIC LAMENT
Al fonte al prato (To the spring, to the meadow) • Amarilli mia bella (Amarilli my beautiful) • Amor ch'attendi (Love what are you waiting for) • Ancor che col partire - Variations on a madrigal by Cipriano de Rore • Lamento d'Arianna (Lament of Arianna) • Libro IV d'intavolatura di chitarrone (excerpts) and others
Michael Leopold, theorbo / Catherine Webster, soprano / Catacoustic Consort
Cat. 8.557538
PAVLOVA: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4
Symphony No. 2, "For the New Millennium" • Symphony No. 4
Georgy Khachikyan, organ / Yaroslav Krasnikov, violin / Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor
Cat. 8.557566
HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 1-5
Symphony No. 1 in D major • Symphony No. 2 in C major • Symphony No. 3 in G major • Symphony No. 4 in D major • Symphony No. 5 in A major
Irina Zahharenkova, harpsichord / Sinfonia Finlandia / Patrick Gallois, conductor
Cat. 8.557571
ABIDE WITH ME AND OTHER FAVOURITE HYMNS
Abide with me • All my hope on God is founded • All people that on earth do dwell • Alleluya, sing to Jesus! • And did those feet in ancient time (Jerusalem) • Christ is made the sure foundation and others
St. George’s Chapel Choir, Windsor / Marlowe Brass Ensemble / Tim Byram-Wigfield, conductor
Cat. 8.557578
IFUKUBE: Sinfonia Tapkaara / Ritmica Ostinata / Symphonic Fantasia No.1
Ritmica Ostinata • Sinfonia Tapkaara • Symphonic Fantasia No. 1
Ekaterina Saranceva, piano / Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557587
RUBBRA: Violin Concerto, Op. 103 / Improvisations, Op. 89
Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 89 • Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby, Op. 50 • Violin Concerto, Op. 103
Krysia Osostowicz, violin / Ulster Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Cat. 8.557591
HUMMEL: Fantasies (Complete)
Bagatelles, Op. 107: No. 3 in A flat major, "La contemplazione" • Fantasie in E flat major, Op. 18 • Fantasie in G minor, Op. 123 • Fantasina in C major on Non piu andrai, Op. 124 • Recollections of Paganini • Rondo quasi una fantasia in E major, Op. 19
Madoka Inui, piano
Cat. 8.557836
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Songs of Travel / The House of Life
4 Poems by Fredegond Shove • Linden Lea • Songs of Travel • The House of Life
Iain Burnside, piano / Roderick Williams, baritone
Cat. 8.557643
Guitar Recital: Goran Krivokapic
Guitar Sonata No. 2 • Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.208/L.238.P.315 (trans. C. Marchione) • Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.209/L.428/P.209 (trans. C. Marchione) • Keyboard Sonata in A major, Op. 17 (trans. F. Pfeifer) • Keyboard Sonata in E major, K.162/L.21/P.162 (trans. C. Marchione) • Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 (trans. G. Krivokapic)
Goran Krivokapic, guitar
Cat. 8.557809
RESPIGHI: Suite in E major / Symphonic Variations / Burlesca
Burlesca • Carnival Overture • Prelude, Chorale and Fugue • Suite in E major • Symphonic Variations
Ferdinand Klinda, organ / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Adriano, conductor
Cat. 8.557820
   
  Naxos Opera
ADAMS: I was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky
I was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky
Jeannette Friedrich, vocals / Lilith Gardell, vocals / Darius de Haas, vocals / Jonas Holst, vocals / Martina Muhlpointner, soprano / Markus Alexander Neisser, tenor / Kimako Xavier Trotman, baritone / Holst Sinfonietta / Klaus Simon, conductor
Cat. 8.669003-04
  Naxos American Classics
BAUER: Orchestral and Chamber Works
A Lament on an African Theme, Op. 20a • American Youth Concerto, Op. 36 • Concertino, Op. 32b • Duo, Op. 25 • Symphonic Suite for Strings, Op. 33 • Trio Sonata No. 1, Op. 40
Diana Ambache, piano / Eli Eban, clarinet / Judith Herbert, cello / Jeremy Polmear, oboe / Jonathan Snowden, flute / Ambache Chamber Orchestra
Cat. 8.559253
SCHUMAN: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 10
Symphony No. 10, "American Muse" • Symphony No. 7
Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559255
  Naxos American Jewish Music
VIENNA CHOIR BOYS: A Jewish Celebration in Song
Psalms of Abraham • The Day of Rest
Shimon Craimer, cantor / Naftali Herstik, cantor / Vienna Boys Choir / Chorus Viennensis / Vienna Chamber Orchestra / Gerard Wirth, conductor
Cat. 8.559419
Available only in North America.
GOTTLIEB: Love Songs for Sabbath / Three Candle Blessings / Psalmistry
Love Songs for Sabbath (excerpts) • Psalmistry (excerpts) (rev. 1999) • Set Me As a Seal • Shalom Aleikhem with Candle Blessing • Shout for Joy • Three Candle Blessings and others
Robert Abelson, cantor / Clinton Barrick, piano / Cheryl Bensman Rowe, soprano / Kirsten Chavez, mezzo-soprano / Kenneth Davis, choirmaster / University of Southern Mississippi Chorale / Carolina Chamber Chorale / Texas Tech University Choir / New York Motet Choir / Metropolitan Brass Ensemble / University of Southern Mississippi Jazz Ensemble and others
Cat. 8.559433
Available only in North America.
  Marco Polo
LUMBYE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 11
Alleenberg Damp Carousellbane Galop (The Alleenberg Steam Carousel Galop) • Borneballet (Children’s Ballet): II. Hopsa Galop • Den unge moders drom (The Dream of the Young Mother) • Ekko fra Danmark (Echo from Denmark), Pas seul • Eugenie Waltz • Hilsen til Stockholm (Greeting to Stockholm), Polka and others
Tivoli Symphony Orchestra / David Riddell, conductor
Cat. 8.225266
FOERSTER: Eva
Eva
Kostyantyn Andreyev, tenor / Elizabeth Batton, mezzo-soprano / Roland Davitt, baritone / Denisa Hamarova, mezzo-soprano / Iveta Jirikova, soprano / Lubomir Matl, choirmaster / Igor Tarasov, baritone / Wexford Festival Opera Chorus / Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra / Jaroslav Kyzlink, conductor
Cat. 8.225308-09
MERCADANTE: Vestale (La)
La vestale
Dante Alcala, tenor / Agata Bienkowska, mezzo-soprano / Davide Damiani, baritone / Mattia Denti, bass / Ladislav Elgr, tenor / Wexford Festival Opera Chorus / Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra / Paolo Arrivabeni, conductor and others
Cat. 8.225310-11
BRAUNFELS: Prinzessin Brambilla
Prinzessin Brambilla
Vicenc Esteve, tenor / Elena Lo Forte, soprano / Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo-soprano / Stewart Kempster, bass / Enrico Marabelli, baritone / Wexford Festival Opera Chorus / Wexford Festival Children’s Chorus / Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniele Belardinelli, conductor and others
Cat. 8.225312-13
  Naxos Historical Recordings
GIGLI, Beniamino: Milan, Berlin and Rome Recordings (1941-1943)
’Na sera ’e maggio • Andrea Chenier, Act I: Un dì all’azzurro spazio • Carmen, Act I: Quels regards!...Parle-moi de ma mere - Votre mere avec moi...Ma mere, je la vois • Cinefollia • Der Feldprediger, Act III: Nur ein traum, flucht’ger schaum aber doch • Dimmi tu, primavera and others
Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Rina Gigli, soprano / Rome Opera Chorus / Milan La Scala Orchestra / Rome Opera Orchestra / Studio orchestra / Prussian State Orchestra / Umberto Berrettoni, conductor / Dino Olivieri, conductor / Bruno Seidler-Winkler, conductor / Luigi Ricci, conductor / Giovanni Militello, conductor
Cat. 8.110272
LANDOWSKA, Wanda: Dances of Ancient Poland (1946, 1951)
Air dans le gout polonais • Bourree d’Auvergne • Chorea Polonica (trans. W. Landowska) • Courante (trans. W. Landowska) • Fantasia in C minor, BWV 919 • Galliard (trans. W. Landowska) and others
Wanda Landowska, harpsichord
Cat. 8.111055
PIATIGORSKY, Gregor: Concertos and Encores (1934-1950)
6 Soirees a Saint-Petersbourg, Op. 44: No. 1, Romance in E flat • Carnival of the Animals: No. 13, The Swan • Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 • Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 • Chanson triste in G minor, Op. 40, No. 2 • Goyescas: Intermezzo and others
Ralph Berkowitz, piano / Gregor Piatigorsky, cello / London Philharmonic Orchestra / RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner, conductor / John Barbirolli, conductor
Cat. 8.111069
MUSSORGSKY: Khovanshchina (Freidkov, Nechayev, Khaikin) (1946)
Gdye ti, zvyozdochka? (Where are you, little star?) • Gopak (Hopak) • Khovanshchina • Khovanshchina: Act II Scene 2: Sili potayniye, sili velikiye (Marfa) • Khovanshchina: Act III Scene 2: Iskhodila mladyoshen’ka vsye luga i bolota (Marfa) • Khovanshchina: Act III Scene 5: Spit streletskoye gnezdo (Shaklovity) and others
Pavel Andreyev, bass-baritone / Vladimir Atlantov, bass / Feodor Chaliapin, bass / Myers Foggin, piano / Boris Freidkov, bass / Kirov Opera Chorus / Studio orchestra / Kirov Opera Orchestra / Wilfred Pelletier, conductor / Lawrance Collingwood, conductor / Boris Khaikin, conductor and others
Cat. 8.111124-26
  Naxos Nostalgia
LOUGH, Ernest: Wings of a Dove (1927-1938)
Abide with me • Coronach, D. 836 • Drink to me only with thine eyes • Elijah: Hear ye, Israel • Elijah: O come everyone that thirsteth • Hark, hark! the lark (Horch, horch! die Lerch), D. 889 and others
Herbert Dawson, organ / Alfred Capel Dixon, tenor / Eugene Goossens, oboe / Frank Hastwell, bass / Douglas Horton, treble / Temple Church Choir / Studio choir / Studio orchestra / Walter Goehr, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120832
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
HERMAN, Woody: Thundering Herd (The) (1945-1947)
Apple Honey • Back Talk • Bijou (Rhumba a la Jazz) • Blowin’ Up a Storm • Caldonia • Goosey Gander and others
Woody Herman, alto saxophone / Woody Herman, clarinet / Woody Herman, vocals / Woody Herman Woodchoppers / Woody Herman Orchestra
Cat. 8.120739
Not available in the United States.
VAUGHAN, Sarah: Come Rain or Come Shine (1949-1953)
A Blues Serenade • Ave Maria • Bianca • Black Coffee • Can’t Get Out Of This Mood • City Called Heaven and others
Miles Davis, trumpet / Billy Eckstine, vocals / Sarah Vaughan, vocals / Studio vocal group / George Treadwell All-Stars / Paul Weston Orchestra / Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra / Percy Faith Orchestra / Norman Leyden Orchestra / Joe Lippman Orchestra
Cat. 8.120773
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational
Discover Music of the Twentieth Century
5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23: Walzer • 5 Pieces, Op. 10 • Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116: I. Introduzione: Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace • Deserts (excerpts) • Gawain's Journey (excerpts) • Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27 and others
Cat. 8.558168-69
Discover Early Music
Adieu ces bons vins de Lannoys • Alleluya • Antiphonae post Evangelium • Beau le crystal • Cantiga de Santa Maria • D'ung aultre amer and others
Cat. 8.558170-71
Discover Music of the Classical Era
Cello Concerto No. 7 in G major, G. 480: II. Allegro • Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F major: II. Andante moderato • Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: No. 14 - Der Holle Rache (Queen of the Night) • Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: No. 15 - In diesen heil'gen Hallen (Sarastro) • Don Giovanni, K. 527: Act I Scene 20: Finale • Grande Messe des morts (excerpts) and others
Cat. 8.558180-81
  Naxos AudioBooks
HENLEY: Famous Composers (Jones, UK)
Antonin Dvorak (1841–1904) • Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) • Introduction • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) and others
Aled Jones, reader
Cat. NA234712
ANGUS: Moses and other stories from the Old Testament (Jones, UK)
Moses and other stories from the Old Testament
Aled Jones, reader
Cat. NA236412
ANGUS: Moses and other stories from the Old Testament (Shale, USA)
Moses and other stories from the Old Testament
Kerry Shale, reader
Cat. NA236712
HENLEY: Famous Composers (Alsop, USA)
Antonin Dvorak (1841–1904) • Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) • Introduction • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) and others
Marin Alsop, reader
Cat. NA236812
PHILOSOPHY - A Very Short Introduction
Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
Maurice West, reader
Cat. NA334412
CLASSICS - A Very Short Introduction
Classics: A Very Short Introduction
Tim Bentinck, reader
Cat. NA334512
HAGGARD: King Solomon's Mines
King Solomon's Mines
Bill Homewood, reader
Cat. NA335412
  TDK DVD
STRAUSS, R.: CAPRICCIO (NTSC)
Paris National Opera Orchestra / Ulf Schirmer, conductor
Cat. DVWW-OPCAPR
PUCCINI: MANON LESCAUT (NTSC)
Milan La Scala Chorus / Milan La Scala Orchestra / Ricardo Muti, conductor
Cat. DVWW-OPMLES
VERDI: MACBETH (PAL)
Zurich Opera House Chorus / Zurich Opera House Orchestra / Franz Welser-Most, conductor
Cat. DV-OPMAC
VERDI: LA TRAVIATA (PAL)
Fenice Theatre Chorus / Fenice Theatre Orchestra / Lorin Maazel, conductor
Cat. DV-OPLTLF
PROKOFIEV: IVAN THE TERRIBLE (NTSC)
Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 (Ballet adapted from film score) (NTSC)
Paris National Opera Orchestra / Paris National Opera Ballet / Vello Phan, conductor
Cat. DVWW-BLITT
BILLY COBHAM'S GLASS MENAGERIE (NTSC)
Gil Goldstein, piano / Tim Landers, bass guitar / Michal Urbaniak, violin / Michal Urbaniak, saxophone / Mike Stern, guitar / Billy Cobham, drums
Cat. DVWW-JBCGM
DAVE HOLLAND QUINTET - LIVE IN FREIBURG (NTSC)
Dave Holland, bass / Steve Coleman, flute / Robin Eubanks, trombone / Marvin Smith, drums / Kenny Wheeler, trumpet
Cat. DVWW-JDHQ
   
  BBC / Opus Arte DVD
MONTEVERDI: L'ORFEO (PAL)
John Mark Ainsley, tenor / Brigitte Balleys, mezzo-soprano / Michael Chance, counter-tenor / David Cordier, counter-tenor / Mario Luperi, bass / Russell Smythe, baritone Concerto Palatino / Tragicomedia Stephen Stubbs, conductor
Cat. OA0928D
HANDEL: WATER MUSIC - RECREATING A ROYAL SPECTACULAR (PAL)
Water Music, HWV 348-350 (excerpts) (PAL)
Peter Ackroyd, narrator / English Concert / Andrew Manze, conductor
Cat. OA0930D
WAGNER: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (PAL)
Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90
John Treleaven, tenor / Deborah Polaski, soprano / Eric Halfvarson, bass-baritone / Falk Struckmann, baritone / Lioba Braun, mezzo-soprano / Wolfgang Rauch, baritone
Liceu Grand Theatre Chorus
Liceu Grand Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Bertrand de Billy, conductor
Cat. OA0935D
PUCCINI: MADAMA BUTTERFLY (PAL)
Cheryl Barker, soprano / Martin Thompson, tenor / Catherine Keen, mezzo-soprano / Richard Stilwell, baritone / Anneleen Bijnen, mezzo-soprano / Peter Blanchet, tenor
Netherlands Opera Chorus
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Cat. OA0936D
  EuroArt DVD

HANDEL: AGRIPPINA (NTSC)
Agrippina, HWV 6
Barbara Daniels, soprano / David Kuebler, tenor / Janice Hall, soprano / Gunter von Kannen, bass
London Baroque
Arnold Ostman, conductor
Cat. 2054538

HANDEL: WATER MUSIC - RECREATING A ROYAL SPECTACULAR (PAL)
Water Music, HWV 348-350 (excerpts) (PAL)
Peter Ackroyd, narrator / English Concert / Andrew Manze, conductor
Cat. 2010238
STRAUSS II: DANCE AND DREAM (NTSC)
Lesley Garrett, soprano
Vienna Academy Orchestra
Master's Vienna Waltz Dance Ensemble
David Charles Abell, conductor / Alfred Eschwe, conductor
Cat. 2054248
MENUHIN PLAYS MENDELSSOHN (NTSC)
Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati, conductor
Cat. 2054618
BACH, J.S.: MASS IN B MINOR (NTSC)
Ruth Ziesak, soprano / Anna Larsson, alto / Christoph Genz, tenor / Dietrich Henschel, bass
Gewandhaus Chamber Choir
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Cat. 2054518
MOZART: FAMOUS STRING QUARTETS (NTSC)
String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465, "Dissonance" String Quartet No. 21 in D major, K. 575, "Prussian" String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387 Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
Stefan Adelmann, double bass / Gewandhaus Quartet
Cat. 2054578
  Arthaus DVD

BRAHMS: SYMPHONIES NOS. 3 & 4 (NTSC)
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Cat. 101245

LEAVING HOME: ORCHESTRAL MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY (NTSC)
Verious Artists
Cat. 102039
LEAVING HOME: ORCHESTRAL MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY - Vol. 5: The American Way (NTSC)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor
Cat. 102041
MOZART: COSI FAN TUTTE / DON GIOVANNI (NTSC)
Zurich Opera House Chorus
Zurich Opera House Orchestra
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Cat. 100971
PROKOFIEV: THE STONE FLOWER (NTSC)
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Bolshoi Ballet
Aleksandr Kopilov, conductor
Cat. 101121
TCHAIKOVSKY: THE NUTCRACKER (NTSC)
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Bolshoi Ballet
Aleksandr Kopilov, conductor
Cat. 101119
 

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