Newsletter No.106
March 14, 2006
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  March 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
TCHAIKOVSKY: Dances and Overtures
Charodeyka (The Enchantress), Act I (excerpts) • Cherevichki (The Fancy Slippers), Act III (excerpts) • Fatum (Fate), Op. 77 • Mazeppa, Act I: Gopak • Oprichnik (The Guardsman), Act IV: Danses • Orleanskaya deva (The Maid of Orleans) (excerpts) and others
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra / Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Cat. 8.554845
GAUBERT: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 3
2 Esquisses (2 Sketches) • Ballade • Berceuse: Moderato quasi allegretto • Fantaisie: Moderato, quasi fantasia - Vif • Gavotte en rondeau (based on Lully’s Les ballets du roi) • Impromptu No. 3 (based on Schubert’s Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 90, D. 899) and others
Sally Pinkas, piano / Fenwick Smith, flute
Cat. 8.557307
MAXWELL DAVIES: Naxos Quartets Nos. 5 & 6
Naxos Quartet No. 5, "Lighthouses of Orkney and Shetland" • Naxos Quartet No. 6
Maggini Quartet
Cat. 8.557398
ARNOLD: 6 Overtures, Op. 8 / Macbeth [Incidental Music]
Macbeth [Incidental Music] • Overture in B flat major, Op. 8, No. 1 • Overture in D major, Op. 8, No. 2 • Overture in D major, Op. 8, No. 4 • Overture in D major, Op. 8, No. 6 • Overture in F major, Op. 8, No. 3 and others
Toronto Camerata / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 8.557484
SCHUBERT: Lied Edition 21 - Poets of Sensibility, Vol. 4
Abendlied, D. 276 • Am ersten Maimorgen, D. 344 • Am Grabe Anselmos, D. 504 • An den Mond, D. 468 • An die Nachtigall (Er liegt und schlaft), D. 497 • An die Nachtigall (Geuss nicht so laut), D. 196 and others
Ulrich Eisenlohr, fortepiano / Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone / Birgid Steinberger, soprano
Cat. 8.557569
HAYDN: Jahreszeiten (Die) (The Seasons)
Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Hob.XXI:3
Andreas Karasiak, tenor / Stephan MacLeod, bass / Sibylla Rubens, soprano / Gewandhaus Chamber Choir / Leipzig Chamber Orchestra / Morten Schuldt-Jensen, conductor
Cat. 8.557600-01
BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Yosemeh Adjei, alto / Lothar Blum, tenor / Locky Chung, bass / Claudia Couwenbergh, soprano / Dominique Engler, soprano / Dresden Chamber Choir / Cologne Cathedral Boys Choir / Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557617-19
BYZANTIUM TO ANDALUSIA (FROM)
Adon Haselihot (Traditional Sephardic, pre-1492) • De la crudel morte de Cristo (Laudario di Cortona (Ms. 91, Biblioteca Comunale di Cortona)) • Ey Derviccsler (Yunus Emre (Ilahileri), Turkey, 13th century) • Fa mi cantar l’amor di la beata (Laudario di Cortona (Ms. 91, Biblioteca Comunale di Cortona)) • Galeas, mis galeas (Traditional Sephardic, pre-1492) • Jalla man (Traditional Andalusian School) and others
Oni Wytars Ensemble
Cat. 8.557637
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 3 and 6
Piano Sonata No. 2 in C major, D. 279 • Piano Sonata No. 3 in E major, D. 459 • Piano Sonata No. 6 in E minor, D. 566
Gottlieb Wallisch, piano
Cat. 8.557639
SOLER, A: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 11
Keyboard Sonata in C major • Keyboard Sonata No. 127 in D major • Keyboard Sonata No. 128 in E minor • Keyboard Sonata No. 22 in D flat major • Keyboard Sonata No. 23 in D flat major • Keyboard Sonata No. 45 in C major, "Por la Princesa de Asturias" and others
Gilbert Rowland, harpsichord
Cat. 8.557640
GUITAR MUSIC OF ARGENTINA, VOL. 2
5 Estudios criollos: No. 4. Mal ando (Badly Off) • Cielo abierto (Open Sky) • Contramarea (Opposing Tide) • Dona Carmen • El arte de cebar (The Art of Serving Mate) (excerpts) • El Felipe and others
Victor Villadangos, guitar
Cat. 8.557658
KABALEVSKY: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
Piano Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 9 • Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 23
In-Ju Bang, piano / Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557683
BRAHMS: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 15
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 (arr. piano 4-hands) • Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 (arr. piano 4-hands)
Christian Kohn, piano / Silke-Thora Matthies, piano
Cat. 8.557685
BALADA: Symphony No. 5 / Prague Sinfonietta / Divertimentos
3 Divertimentos • Prague Sinfonietta • Quasi un pasodoble • Symphony No. 5, "American"
Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra / Eduardo Alonso-Crespo, conductor
Cat. 8.557749
FOERSTER: Symphony No. 4 / Festival Overture / My Youth
Festive Overture, Op. 70 • Me mladi (My Youth), Op. 44 • Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 54, "Velika noc" (Easter)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Lance Friedel, conductor
Cat. 8.557776
SHOSTAKOVICH: Execution of Stepan Razin (The) / October / 5 Fragments, Op. 42
5 Fragments, Op. 42 • October, Op. 131 • The Execution of Stepan Razin, Op. 119
Charles Robert Austin, bass-baritone / Abraham Kaplan, choirmaster / Seattle Symphony Chorale / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.557812
TAVENER: Lament for Jerusalem
Lament for Jerusalem
Peter Crawford, counter-tenor / Angharad Gruffydd Jones, soprano / Choir of London / Choir of London Orchestra / Jeremy Summerly, conductor
Cat. 8.557826
  Naxos Opera
WAGNER, R.: Rheingold (Das) (Ring Cycle 1)
Das Rheingold
Roland Bracht, bass / Mette Ejsing, contralto / Phillip Ens, bass / Helga Ros Indridadottir, mezzo-soprano / Margarete Joswig, mezzo-soprano / Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra / Lothar Zagrosek, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660170-71
  Naxos American Classics
HARRIS, R: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4
Symphony No. 3 • Symphony No. 4, "Folksong Symphony"
Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus / Colorado Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, conductor
Cat. 8.559227
BABBITT: Soli e Duettini
Around the Horn • Beaten Paths • Homily • Melismata • None but the Lonely Flute • Play it Again, Sam and others
Charles Abramovic, piano / Peter Jarvis, snare drum / Thomas Kolor, marimba / Curtis Macomber, violin / Lois Martin, viola / and others
Cat. 8.559259
  Naxos American Jewish Music
WEINBERG: Piano Concerto No. 2 / String Quartet Op. 55 / Shabbat Ba'aretz
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Major • Shabbat Ba'aretz (Sabbath in the Holy Land Service), Op. 41 (excerpts) • String Quartet, Op. 55
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ / Patrick Mason, baritone / Jorge Federico Osorio, piano / BBC Singers / Bingham Quartet / Barcelona Symphony-National Orchestra of Catalonia / Kenneth Kiesler, conductor / Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor
Cat. 8.559457
  Marco Polo
STRAUSS I, J.: Edition - Vol. 8
Ballnacht-Galopp, Op. 86 • Cotillons nach beliebten Motiven aus der Oper Der Zweykampf, op. 72 • Der Frohsinn, mein Ziel, Walzer, Op. 63 • Elisabethen-Walzer, Op. 71 • Gitana-Galopp, Op. 108 • Marianka-Polka, Op. 173 and others
Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina / Christian Pollack, conductor
Cat. 8.225284
  Great Singers
LEHMANN, Lotte: Lieder Recordings, Vol. 1 (1935-1937)
12 Songs, Op. 5: No. 7. Gute Nacht • 3 Songs, Op. 31: No. 2. Die Kartenlegerin • 4 Songs, Op. 96: No. 1. Der Tod das ist die kuhle Nacht • 5 Songs, Op. 11: No. 5. Gretel • 6 Songs, Op. 1: No. 1. Lehn’ deine Wang’ an meine Wang’ • 6 Songs, Op. 10: No. 1. Fur Musik and others
Erno Balogh, piano / Lotte Lehmann, soprano
Cat. 8.111093
Not available in the United States
  Great Opera Recordings
STRAUSS, R: Ariadne auf Naxos (Schwarzkopf, Streich, Karajan) (1954)
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228a • Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279 (excerpts)
Hugues Cuenod, tenor / Karl Donch, baritone / Anny Felbermayer, soprano / Grace Hoffman, contralto / Otakar Kraus, baritone / Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan, conductor / Otto Ackermann, conductor and others
Cat. 8.111033-34
Not available in the United States
  Naxos Historical Recordings
SEGOVIA, Andreas: 1944 American Recordings (The)
10 Canciones populares catalanas: No. 8. El Noi de la Mare / No. 5. El testament de Amelia • 12 Danzas espanolas, Op. 37: No. 10. Melancolica, "Danza triste" • 12 Danzas espanolas, Op. 37: No. 5. Andaluza, "Playera" (arr. A. Segovia) • 12 Piezas caracteristicas, Op. 92: No. 12. Torre Bermeja • 15 Tonadillas al estilo antiguo: No. 7. La maja de Goya (arr. A. Segovia) • 3 Pavanas (arr. G. Sanz) and others
Andres Segovia, guitar
Cat. 8.111087
Not available in the United States
BACH / ENESCU / PIZZETTI: Violin Sonatas (Menuhin) (1929, 1936, 1938)
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major • Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 25, "dans le caractere populaire roumain" • Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano / Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Cat. 8.111127
Not available in the United States
  Great Conductors
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 / Coriolan Overture (VPO, BPO, Furtwangler) (1940, 1947, 1949)
Overture for Collin's Coriolan in C minor, Op. 62, "Coriolan Overture" • String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130: V. Cavatina (arr. for orchestra) • Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwangler, conductor
Cat. 8.110995
Not available in the United States
  Naxos Jazz Legends
SHEARING, George: Lullaby of Birdland (1947-1952)
Bebop’s Fables • Bop, Look And Listen • Carnegie Horizons • Cherokee • Consternation • East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) and others
George Shearing, piano / George Shearing Quintet / George Shearing Trio
Cat. 8.120823
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Nostalgia
HITS OF THE 1920s, Vol. 2 (1921-1923)
Ain’t We Got Fun? • April Showers • Barney Google • Hot Lips (He’s Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz) • I’m Just Wild About Harry • It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’ and others
Lucie Bernardo, vocals / Fanny Brice, vocals / Eddie Cantor, vocals / Zez Confrey, piano / Frank Crumit, vocals / Studio orchestra / Paul Whiteman Orchestra / Isham Jones Orchestra / Charles A. Prince Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon Orchestra / Charles Adams Prince, conductor / Rosario Bourdon, conductor / Nathaniel Shilkret, conductor / Paul Whiteman, conductor / Isham Jones, conductor / Zez Confrey, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120841
Not available in the United States.
  Arthaus
HILLIARD ENSEMBLE (The): THY KISS OF A DIVINE NATURE - THE CONTEMPORARY PEROTIN (NTSC)
Alleluia Nativitas • Beata es virgo • Beata Viscera • Benedicamus domino • Descendit de celis • Descendit de celis - Tamquam sponsus and others
Hilliard Ensemble
Cat. 100695
BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette (NTSC)
Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17 (NTSC)
Philip Langridge, tenor / Peter Meven, bass / Hanna Schwarz, alto / Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus / Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Colin Davis, conductor
Cat. 102017
BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis (NTSC)
Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (NTSC)
Monica Groop, alto / Jerry Hadley, tenor / Bozena Harasimowicz, soprano / Franz-Josef Selig, bass / London Philharmonic Choir / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Gilbert Levine, conductor
Cat. 102061
LEAVING HOME : ORCHESTRAL MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY (NTSC)
3 Occasions for Orchestra: 1. Celebration of Some 100 x 150 Notes (excerpt) • 4 letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), Op. posth., TrV 296 (excerpt) • 5 Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 (excerpt) • 5 Pieces for Orchestra (excerpt) • A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46 (excerpt) • A Symphony: New England Holidays: 2. Decoration Day (excerpt) and others
Peter Donohoe, piano / Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor / Gidon Kremer, violin / Rex Lawson / Jeanne Loriod, ondes martenot / City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus / London Sinfonietta Voices / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Simon Rattle, conductor / John Carewe, conductor / Daniel Harding, conductor and others
Cat. 102073
  EuroArts DVD
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 (NTSC)
Symphony No. 8, WAB 108 (NTSC)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Pierre Boulez, conductor
Cat. 2012756
BACH, J.S.: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (NTSC)
St. John Passion, BWV 245
Robin Blaze, counter-tenor / Stephan MacLeod, bass / Midori Suzuki, soprano / Gerd Turk, tenor / Chiyuki Urano, baritone / Bach Collegium Japan Chorus / Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Cat. 2050396
MOZART: Symphony No. 41, 'Jupiter' / Piano Concerto No. 20 / Divertimento, K. 113 (NTSC)
Divertimento in E flat major, K. 113 • Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 • Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter"
Stefan Vladar, piano / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra / Hartmut Haenchen, conductor
Cat. 2055088
ROSSINI: Scala di Seta (La) (Rococo Theatre Schwetzingen, 1990) (NTSC)
La scala di seta (NTSC)
Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano / Alessandro Corbelli, bass-baritone / David Griffiths, bass / David Kuebler, tenor / Alberto Rinaldi, baritone / Luciana Serra, soprano / Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gianluigi Gelmetti, conductor
Cat. 2054978
  BBC/Opus Arte DVD
LANG: Amelia (NTSC)
Amelia (NTSC)
Alexandre Castonguay, cello / Simon Claude, violin / Nadine Medawar, vocals / Kong Kie Njo, piano / La La La Human Steps / Kong Kie Njo, conductor
Cat. oa0945d
WAGNER: Rheingold (Das) (DNO) (NTSC)
Das Rheingold (NTSC)
John Brocheler, baritone / Graham Clark, tenor / Jurgen Freier, baritone / Chris Merritt, tenor / Reinhild Runkel, mezzo-soprano / Henk Smit, bass / Residentie Orkest / Hartmut Haenchen, conductor
Cat. oa0946d
SULLIVAN: Mikado (The) (Opera Australia) (NTSC)
The Mikado (NTSC)
Heather Begg, mezzo-soprano / Peter Cousens, vocals / Graeme Ewer, baritone / Anne-Maree McDonald, soprano / Gregory Yurisich, baritone / Opera Australia Chorus / Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra / Andrew Greene, conductor
Cat. oaf4001d
BIZET: Carmen (excerpts) (West Australian Ballet) (NTSC)
Carmen (excerpts) (NTSC)
West Australian Ballet / West Australian Symphony Orchestra / Nicolette Fraillon, conductor
Cat. oaf4002d
CILEA: Adriana Lecouvreur (Opera Australia) (NTSC)
Adriana Lecouvreur (NTSC)
Anson Austin, tenor / Heather Begg, mezzo-soprano / John Shaw, baritone / Joan Sutherland, soprano / Opera Australia Chorus / Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra / Richard Bonynge, conductor
Cat. oaf4003d
PUCCINI: Turandot (Opera Australia) (NTSC)
Turandot (NTSC)
Kenneth Collins, tenor / Donald Shanks, bass / Amanda Thane, soprano / Ealynn Voss, soprano / Opera Australia Chorus / Victoria State Orchestra / Carol Felice Cillario, conductor
Cat. oaf4004d
  TDK DVD
EK, MATS: Appartment (PAL)
Appartement (PAL)
Paris National Opera Ballet / Fleshquartet
Cat. dv-blap
GUNTER WAND EDITION, PART II (NTSC)
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b • Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 • Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, WAB 104, "Romantic" • Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485 • Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107 • Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, "Unfinished" and others
North German Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gunter Wand, conductor
Cat. dvww-cowandbox2
MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (NTSC)
Modern Jazz Quartet 40th Anniversary Tour (NTSC)
Modern Jazz Quartet
Cat. dvww-jmjq40
WORLD OF RHYTHM (NTSC)
World of Rhythm (NTSC)
Ron Carter, double bass / Billy Cobham, drums / Herbie Hancock, piano
Cat. dvww-jwor
ROSSINI: Barbiere di Siviglia (Il) (Opera National de Paris, 2002) (NTSC)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) (NTSC)
Denis Aubry, bass / Carlos Chausson, baritone / Joyce di Donato, mezzo-soprano / Jeannette Fischer, soprano / Nicholas Garrett, bass / Paris National Opera Chorus / Paris National Opera Orchestra / Bruno Campanella, conductor and others
Cat. dvww-opbarb
PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly (Arena di Verona, 2004) (NTSC)
Madama Butterfly (NTSC)
Alessandro Battiato, tenor / Mina Blum, soprano / Carlo Bosi, tenor / Fiorenza Cedolins, soprano / Francesca Franci, mezzo-soprano / Arena of Verona Choir / Arena of Verona Orchestra / Daniel Oren, conductor and others
Cat. dvww-opmbut
  Naxos AudioBooks
BECKETT: Krapp's Last Tape / That Time / Not I / A Piece of Monologue
A Piece of Monologue • Krapp's Last Tape • Not I • That Time
Peter Marinker, reader / John Moffatt, reader / Jim Norton, reader / Juliet Stevenson, reader
Cat. na233212
ANGUS: Story of Jesus (The) (Gallagher, UK)
The Story of Jesus
Teresa Gallagher, reader
Cat. na234812
BECKETT: Waiting for Godot (unabridged)
Waiting for Godot
Nigel Anthony, reader / Sean Barrett, reader / David Burke, reader / Zachary Fox, reader / Terence Rigby, reader
Cat. na240212
ANGUS: Story of Jesus (The) (Shale, USA)
The Story of Jesus
Kerry Shale, reader
Cat. na240812
GARNER: Wierdstone of Brisingamen (The) (unabridged)
The Wierdstone of Brisingamen
Philip Madoc, reader
Cat. na539612
MURAKAMI: Norwegian Wood (unabridged)
Norwegian Wood
John Chancer, reader
Cat. nax39312
Marshall: Our Island Story Vol. 1
Anna Bentinck, reader / Daniel Philpott, reader
Cat. na439512
   
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