Newsletter No.105
February 8, 2006
  February New Releases
  Please note that some releases may not be immediately available in your country / territory. If you cannot find a particular title, please contact our distributor in your country / territory. For a complete list of new releases available in the United States, click here.
 
  Naxos
CHILL WITH BEETHOVEN
Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, "Fur Elise" • Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso • Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto • Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": II. Adagio cantabile • Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 11, "Gassenhauer": II. Adagio • Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50 and others
Madoka Inui, piano / Jeno Jando, piano / Dong-Suk Kang, violin / Maria Kliegel, cello / Teodora Miteva, cello / Capella Istropolitana / Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra / Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia / Bela Drahos, conductor / Kenneth Jean, conductor / Barry Wordsworth, conductor and others
Cat. 8.556790
CHILL WITH SCHUBERT
Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821: II. Adagio • Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 90, D. 899 • Nacht und Traume (Night and Dreams), D. 827 • Octet in F major, D. 803: II. Adagio • Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (The Trout): IV. Theme and Variations • Schwanengesang, D. 957: No. 4. Standchen (Serenade) and others
Ulrich Eisenlohr, piano / Brigitte Geller, soprano / Jeno Jando, piano / Maria Kliegel, cello / Kristin Merscher, piano / Villa Musica Ensemble / Kodaly Quartet / Budapest Schubert Ensemble / Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Budapest / Peter Breiner, conductor / Michael Halasz, conductor and others
Cat. 8.556791
CLEMENTI: Piano Sonatas, Op. 50/1, Op. 34/2 and Op. 41
2 Piano Sonatas, Op. 34: No. 2 in G minor • 3 Piano Sonatas, Op. 51: No. 1 in A major • Piano Sonata in E flat major, Op. 41
Tanya Bannister, piano
Cat. 8.557453
PLEYEL: String Quartets, Op. 2, Nos. 4-6
String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 2, No. 5 • String Quartet in D major, Op. 2, No. 6 • String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 2, No. 4
Enso Quartet
Cat. 8.557497
RAMIREZ: Misa Criolla / Navidad Nuestra / Missa Luba
Misa Criolla (arr. J. G. Segade) • Missa Luba (arr. G. Haazen) • Navidad Nuestra (Our Nativity)
Michael Bard, guitar / Carlos Boltes, charango / Gonzalo Cortes, quena / Gonzalo Cortes, siku / Ricardo Diaz, charango / Washington Choral Arts Society / Joseph Holt, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557542
PAGANINI: Guitar Music
24 Caprices, Op. 1 (excerpts) (arr. for guitar) • 43 Ghiribizzi (excerpts) • Grand Sonata in A major • Guitar Sonata No. 14 in F major: Minuet - Waltz: Allegretto • Guitar Sonata No. 30 in A major: Minuet - Allegro • Guitar Sonata No. 4 in D major: Minuet - Rondoncino and others
Marco Tamayo, guitar
Cat. 8.557598
GUILMANT: Organ Works
Christmas Carols, Book I: Noel languedocien, Communion No. 2 in F minor, Op. 60 • Grand Chorus in G minor, Op. 84 • L’organiste pratique, Book IX: Scherzo Symphonique in C major, Op 55, No. 2 • Lamentation in D minor, Op 45, No. 1 • March on a Theme by Handel, Op. 15, No. 2 • Offertoire sur O filii pour la fete de Paques, Op. 49, No. 2 and others
Robert Delcamp, organ
Cat. 8.557614
SACRED AND SECULAR MUSIC FROM RENAISSANCE GERMANY
Alma chorus / O du arme Judas • Dies est laetitiae • Een vroylic wesen • Fanfare Wer ich eyn falck • Fille, vous avez mal garde • Gaude, virgo, mater Jesu Christe and others
Mahan Esfahani, organ / Ciaramella
Cat. 8.557627
ALWYN: Symphony No. 4 / Sinfonietta
Sinfonietta • Symphony No. 4
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Cat. 8.557649
MOZART: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 5
Variations in G major, K. 359, "La bergere Celimene" • Violin Sonata No. 35 in A major, K. 526 • Violin Sonata No. 36 in F major, K. 547
Benjamin Loeb, piano / Takako Nishizaki, violin
Cat. 8.557664
PAVLOVA: Monolog / The Old New York Nostalgia / Sulamith (Suite)
Monolog • Old New York Nostalgia • Sulamith Suite
Andrey Chernishov, percussion / Artiom Grinko, trumpet / Yaroslav Krasnikov, violin / Leonid Makarevich, piano / Georgy Pleskatch, trumpet / Michail Poroshin, saxophone / Aleksey Volkov, saxophone / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Rossen Milanov, conductor
Cat. 8.557674
HARTY: Comedy Overture (A) / Piano Concerto / Fantasy Scenes
A Comedy Overture • Fantasy Scenes on an Eastern Romance • Piano Concerto in B minor
Peter Donohoe, piano / Ulster Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Cat. 8.557731
BAX: Piano Works, Vol. 3
2 Russian Tone Poems • A Hill Tune • A Mountain Mood • Lullaby • Mediterranean • Paean and others
Ashley Wass, piano
Cat. 8.557769
BELLINI: Songs
3 Ariette • 6 Ariette (excerpts) • L’abbandono (Abandonment) • L’allegro marinaro • La farfalletta (The Butterfly) • La ricordanza (Memory) and others
Dennis O'Neill, tenor / Ingrid Surgenor, piano
Cat. 8.557779
LINDE: Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto
Cello Concerto, Op. 29 • Violin Concerto, Op. 18
Karen Gomyo, violin / Maria Kliegel, cello / Gavle Symphony Orchestra / Petter Sundkvist, conductor
Cat. 8.557855
AVISION: 6 Concertos, Op. 3 / 8 Concertos, Op. 4
Concerto in A major, Op. 4, No. 2 • Concerto in B flat major, Op. 3, No. 4 • Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4, No. 5 • Concerto in C minor, Op. 4, No. 8 • Concerto in D major, Op. 3, No. 1 • Concerto in D major, Op. 3, No. 5 and others
Pavlo Beznosiuk, violin / Avison Ensemble / Pavlo Beznosiuk, conductor
Cat. 8.557905-06
YUN: Chamber Symphony I / Tapis / Gong-Hu
Chamber Symphony I • Gong-Hu • Tapis (version for string orchestra)
Rana Park, harp / Korean Chamber Ensemble / Piotr Borkowski, conductor
Cat. 8.557938
FARNABY: Harpsichord Fantasias (Complete)
Ay me, poor heart (arr. G. Wilson) • Construe my meaning (arr. G. Wilson) • Fantasia (10 / 313) • Fantasia (12 / 343) • Fantasia (13 / 347) • Fantasia (4 / 489) and others
Glen Wilson, harpsichord
Cat. 8.570025
FUKAI: Chantes de Java / Creation / Quatre Mouvements Parodiques
4 Mouvements Parodiques • Creation • Image Symphonique, "Chantes de Java"
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557688
   
  Naxos Opera
HANDEL: Rinaldo
Rinaldo, HWV 7a
Catherine Affleck, soprano / Kimberley Barber, mezzo-soprano / Nicole Bower, soprano / Melinda Delorme, mezzo-soprano / Barbara Hannigan, soprano / Opera in Concert / Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660165-67
  Naxos Light Classics
SUMMERTIME - MUSIC FOR CLARINET QUARTET
3 Preludes (arr. W. Schlei) • Black and White Rag (arr. J. McLeod) • City Scenes • George White's Scandals of 1924: Somebody Loves Me (arr. A. Marshall) • Jazz Suite • Lady, Be Good!: Oh, Lady Be Good! (arr. A. Marshall) and others
Jean-Michel Charlier, clarinet / Guy Gerard, bass clarinet / Massimo Ricci, clarinet in E flat / Ronald van Spaendonck, clarinet
Cat. 8.557407
  Naxos American Classics
BOLCOM: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-4
Violin Sonata No. 1 • Violin Sonata No. 2 • Violin Sonata No. 3, "Sonata Stramba" • Violin Sonata No. 4
Arthur Greene, piano / Solomia Soroka, violin
Cat. 8.559150
WUORINEN: 6 Trios
Double Solo • Horn Trio • Horn Trio Continued • Piano Trio • Trio for Bass Instruments • Trombone Trio
Ronald Borror, trombone / David Braynard, tuba / Daniel Druckman, marimba / Daniel Druckman, vibraphone / Alan Feinberg, piano / and others
Cat. 8.559264
MORAVEC: Time Gallery (The) / Protean Fantasy / Ariel Fantasy
Ariel Fantasy • Protean Fantasy • The Time Gallery
Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin / Aaron Shorr, piano / Eighth Blackbird
Cat. 8.559267
  Milken Archive
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish" / Chichester Psalms
Chichester Psalms • Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish"
Yvonne Kenny, soprano / Michael Small, treble / Ian Tracey, choirmaster / Willard White, narrator / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir / Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir / Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559456
Available only in the UK and North America.
  Great Singers
BJORLING, Jussi: Erik Odde Pseudonym Recordings and Other Popular Works (The) (1931-1935)
Aj, aj, aj du (Now, now, boy) • Allting som ar vackert (Everything beautiful reminds me of you) • Bachanal (Bacchanale) • Bagdad (Baghdad) • Brinnande gula flod (Flaming golden stream) • Brollopsvalsen (Bryllupsvalsen) and others
Jussi Bjorling, tenor / Erik Odde (pseud. of Jussi Bjorling), tenorHanns Bingang Orchestra / Jens Warny Orchestra / Sune Waldimir Orchestra / Fred Winter Orchestra / Hakan von Eichwald Orchestra / Jens Warny, conductor / Fred Winter, conductor / Hanns Bingang, conductor / Hakan von Eichwald, conductor / Folke Andersson, conductor / Sune Waldimir, conductor / Hjalmar Meissner, conductor and others
Cat. 8.110790
Not available in the United States’
  Great Pianists
CHOPIN: Waltzes Nos. 1-14 (Cortot) (1933-1949)
Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49 • Waltz No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18 • Waltz No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69, No. 2 • Waltz No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70, No. 1 • Waltz No. 12 in F minor, Op. 70, No. 2 • Waltz No. 13 in D flat major, Op. 70, No. 3 and others
Alfred Cortot, piano
Cat. 8.111035
Not available in the United States’
SCHUMANN, R / GRIEG: Piano Concertos / FRANCK: Symphonic Variations (Gieseking) (1932-42)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 • Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 • Symphonic Variations
Walter Gieseking, piano / Berlin State Opera Orchestra / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Dresden Staatskapelle / Henry Wood, conductor / Karl Bohm, conductor / Hans Rosbaud, conductor
Cat. 8.111110
Not available in the United States’
  Great Opera Recordings
PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut (Albanese, Bjorling, Perlea) (1954)
Adriana Lecouvreur, Act IV: Poveri fiori • Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano and Cello Ensemble: I. Aria: Cantilena • Cavalleria Rusticana: Voi lo sapete • La Wally, Act I: Ebben? Ne andro lontana • Louise, Act III: Depuis le jour • Manon Lescaut and others
Licia Albanese, soprano / Jussi Bjorling, tenor / Franco Calabrese, bass / Enrico Campi, bass / Mario Carlin, tenor / Rome Opera Chorus / RCA Victor Orchestra / Rome Opera Orchestra / Studio orchestra / Leopold Stokowski, conductor / Victor Trucco, conductor / Jonel Perlea, conductor and others
Cat. 8.111030-31
Not available in the United States’
  Great Operetta Recordings
SULLIVAN: Princess Ida (Morgan, Round, Godfrey) (1954)
Princess Ida • The Gondoliers (excerpts)
Donald Adams, bass / George Baker, baritone / John Banks, bass / Joan Cross, soprano / Beryl Dixon, mezzo-soprano / D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus / Columbia Light Opera Chorus / New Symphony Orchestra / Columbia Light Opera Orchestra / Isidore Godfrey, conductor / Joseph Batten, conductor and others
Cat. 8.110317-18
Not available in the United States’
  Naxos Jazz Legends
ARMSTRONG, Louis: You Rascal, You (1939-1941)
(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal, You • 2:19 Blues (Mamie’s Blues) • Boog-It • Bye And Bye • Cherry • Coal Cart Blues and others
Louis Armstrong, trumpet / Louis Armstrong, vocals / The Mills Brothers / Louis Armstrong Orchestra
Cat. 8.120816
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Nostalgia
LANE: Finian's Rainbow / LOEWE: Brigadoon (Original Broadway Cast) (1947)
Brigadoon • Brigadoon (Medley) • Finian’s Rainbow
Delbert Anderson, vocals / Marion Bell, vocals / Pamela Britten, vocals / David Brooks, vocals / Lorenzo Fuller, vocals / Studio chorus / Lyn Murray Singers / Studio orchestra / Boston Pops Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler, conductor / Ray Charles, conductor / Franz Allers, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120791
Not available in the United States.
KAYE, Danny: For Kids (1947-1955)
(All I Want For Christmas Is) My Two Front Teeth • I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat • I’m Late • Popo The Puppet • Santa Claus Looks Like My Daddy • The Court Jester and others
Patty Andrews, vocals / Danny Kaye, vocals / Gordon Jenkins Chorus / Studio chorus / Ken Darby Singers / Jud Conlon Singers / Vic Schoen Chorus / Ken Darby Rhythm Group / Victor Young Orchestra / Vic Schoen Orchestra / Studio orchestra / Gordon Jenkins Orchestra / Dave Terry Orchestra / Victor Young Concert Orchestra / Frank Merriweather Orchestra
Cat. 8.120844
Not available in the United States.
  Arthaus
MOZART: Cosi fan tutte (NTSC)
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588 (NTSC)
Ann-Christine Biel, soprano / Enzo Florimo, baritone / Maria Hoglind, mezzo-soprano / Magnus Linden, bass / Ulla Severin, soprano / Lars Tibell, tenor / Drottningholm Theatre Chorus / Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra / Arnold Ostman, conductor
Cat. 102005
Not available in Japan & Korea
MOZART: Idomeneo (NTSC)
Idomeneo, K. 366 (NTSC)
Ann-Christine Biel, soprano / Stuart Kale, tenor / David Kuebler, tenor / Anita Soldh, soprano / Drottningholm Theatre Chorus / Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra / Arnold Ostman, conductor
Cat. 102011
Not available in Japan & Korea
DVORAK: Rusalka (NTSC)
Rusalka, Op. 114 (NTSC)
Phyllis Cannan, soprano / Eilene Hannan, soprano / Anne Howard, contralto / Rodney Macann, bass-baritone / John Treleaven, tenor / English National Opera Chorus / English National Opera Orchestra / Mark Elder, conductor
Cat. 102019
Available only in Europe & South Africa
BERLIOZ: Requiem (NTSC)
Grande messe des morts (Requiem), Op. 5
Keith Lewis, tenor / Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus / Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Colin Davis, conductor
Cat. 102027
Available only in Europe & South Africa
  EuroArts DVD
VIENNA STATE OPERA GALA (NTSC)
Vienna State Opera Gala (NTSC)
Agnes Baltsa, soprano / Johan Botha, tenor / Placido Domingo, tenor / Ferrucio Furlanetto, bass / Edita Gruberova, soprano / Vienna State Opera Chorus / Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Zubin Mehta, conductor / Franz Welser-Most, conductor / Seiji Ozawa, conductor / Daniele Gatti, conductor / Christian Thielemann, conductor and others
Cat. 2054928
Available only in the UK and North America.
VIENNA STATE OPERA GALA (PAL)
Vienna State Opera Gala (PAL)
Agnes Baltsa, soprano / Johan Botha, tenor / Placido Domingo, tenor / Ferrucio Furlanetto, bass / Edita Gruberova, soprano / Vienna State Opera Chorus / Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Zubin Mehta, conductor / Franz Welser-Most, conductor / Seiji Ozawa, conductor / Daniele Gatti, conductor / Christian Thielemann, conductor and others
Cat. 2054929
Available in Europe, Americas, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Dubai, South Africa & Hong Kong
MAYA PLISETSKAYA - DIVA OF DANCE (NTSC)
Maya Plisetskaya - Diva of Dance (NTSC)
Cat. 2054938
Available in Europe, Americas, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Dubai, South Africa & Hong Kong
ROSSINI: Signor Bruschino (Il) (NTSC)
Il Signor Bruschino (NTSC)
Alessandro Corbelli, baritone / Oslavio di Credico, tenor / Amelia Felle, soprano / Carlos Feller, bass / Vito Gobbi, tenor / David Kuebler, tenor / Alberto Rinaldi, baritone / Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gianluigi Gelmetti, conductor
Cat. 2054988
Available in Europe, Americas, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Dubai, South Africa & Hong Kong
  BBC/Opus Arte DVD
MOZART: Don Giovanni (NTSC)
Don Giovanni, K. 527 (NTSC)
Wojtek Drabowicz, bass-baritone / Veronique Gens, soprano / Anatoly Kocherga, baritone / Marcel Reijans, tenor / Regina Schorg, soprano / Kwangchul Youn, bass / Palau de la Musica Catalana Chamber Choir / Liceu Grand Theatre Symphony Orchestra / Bertrand de Billy, conductor
Cat. oa0921d
MICHELANGELI PLAYS DEBUSSY (NTSC)
Children's Corner • Images, Book 1 • Images, Book 2 • Preludes, Book 2 (excerpts)
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Cat. oa0941d
ROSSINI: Cenerentola (La) (NTSC)
La Cenerentola (NTSC)
Simone Alberghini, bass-baritone / Nathan Berg, baritone / Lucia Cirillo, mezzo-soprano / Ruxandra Donose, soprano / Maxim Mironov, tenor / Luciano di Pasquale, bass / Raquela Sheeran, soprano / Glyndebourne Chorus / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Cat. oa0944d
  TDK DVD
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 / SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 (PAL)
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759, "Unfinished" • Symphony No. 9, WAB 109
North German Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gunter Wand, conductor
Cat. dv-cowand4
DVD SAMPLER 2006 - BALLET and CONCERT (NTSC)
DVD Sampler 2006 - Ballet and Concert (NTSC)
Alessandra Ferri, dancer / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone / Nigel Kennedy, violin / Angelika Kirchschlager, soprano / Manuel Legris, dancer / Vladimir Malakhov, dancer / Claudio Abbado, conductor / Lorin Maazel, conductor / Gunter Wand, conductor / Bobby McFerrin, conductor
Cat. dvww-cosmpl3
BAND FROM UTOPIA (THE) - A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa (NTSC)
The Band from Utopia - A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa
Tommy Mars, keyboards / Tommy Mars, piano / Tommy Mars, vocals / Robert Martin, alto saxophone / Robert Martin, keyboards / and others
Cat. dvww-jtbfu
Available only in Europe & North America
VERDI: Nabucco (NTSC)
Nabucco (NTSC)
Marina Domashenko, mezzo-soprano / Miroslav Dvorsky, tenor / Maria Guleghina, soprano / Leo Nucci, baritone / Giacomo Prestia, bass / Goran Simic, bass / Vienna State Opera Chorus / Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Fabio Luisi, conductor
Cat. dvww-opnab
DVD SAMPLER 2006 - OPERA (NTSC)
DVD Sampler 2006 - Opera (NTSC)
Marcelo Alvarez, tenor / Patrizia Ciofi, soprano / Jose Cura, tenor / Placido Domingo, tenor / Renee Fleming, soprano / Edita Gruberova, soprano / Karita Mattila, soprano / Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor / Ricardo Muti, conductor / Carlos Kleiber, conductor
Cat. dvww-opsmpl3

MASSENET: Manon (PAL)
Manon
From Opéra National de Paris, June 2001
Renée Fleming • Marcelo Àlvarez
Jean-Luc Chaignaud • Michel Sénéchal
Orchestre et Chœurs
de l'Opéra National de Paris
JESUS LOPEZ-COBOS
Cat. DV-OPMANON

  Juxtapositions
BOULEZ: Eclat / Sur Incises (NTSC)
Eclat (NTSC) • Sur Incises (NTSC)
Nieuw Ensemble / Ensemble InterContemporain / Pierre Boulez, conductor / Ed Spanjaard, conductor
Cat. DVD9DS15
  Naxos AudioBooks
PLATO: Symposium (unabridged)
Symposium
Tim Bentinck, reader / Andrew Branch, reader / Daniel Flynn, reader / Gordon Griffin, reader / Hayward Morse, reader / and others
Cat. NA238312
CHAUCER: Canterbury Tales (The) - General Prologue / The Physician's Tale
The Canterbury Tales - The Prologue • The Canterbury Tales - The Prologue (Middle English) • The Physician’s Tale • The Physician’s Tale (Middle English)
Richard Bebb, reader / Philip Madoc, reader / Michael Maloney, reader
Cat. NA240012
TWAIN: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (unabridged)
Garrick Hagon, reader
Cat. NA936012
MELVILLE: BARTLEBY, AND OTHER STORIES (unabridged)
William Roberts, reader
Cat. NA240112
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