May 2006 Music Newsletter
Newsletter No.108
May 10, 2006
  May 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
KRAUS: Complete German Songs
An - als ihm die - starb (To - when he learned of the death of), VB 74 • An das Klavier (To the Clavier), VB 94 • An den Wind I (To the Wind I), VB 79 • An den Wind II (To the Wind II), VB 80 • An eine Quelle (To a Spring), VB 75 • An mein Madchen (To My Girl), VB 87 and others
Martin Hummel, baritone / Birgid Steinberger, soprano / Glen Wilson, piano
Cat. 8.557452
HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 14-17
Symphony No. 14 in A major, Hob.I:14 • Symphony No. 15 in D major, Hob.I:15 • Symphony No. 16 in B flat major, Hob.I:16 • Symphony No. 17 in F major, Hob.I:17
Toronto Camerata / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 8.557656
BERIO: Sequenzas I-XIV (Complete)
Sequenza I • Sequenza II • Sequenza III • Sequenza IV • Sequenza IXa • Sequenza IXb and others
Darrett Adkins, cello / Tony Arnold, soprano / Boris Berman, piano / Steven Dann, viola / Guy Few, trumpet / and others
Cat. 8.557661-63
PARTITURBUCH (DAS) - Instrumental Music at the Courts of 17th Century Germany
Ciaconna a 3 in C major • Ciaconna in A major • Ciaconna in C major • Ciaconna in D major • Sonata a 2 in A minor • Sonata a 2 in C major and others
Echo du Danube Ensemble
Cat. 8.557679
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Konzertstuck / Romance, Op. 42
Konzertstuck in F sharp minor, Op. 84 • Romance in A minor, Op. 42 • Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Maxim Fedotov, violin / Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557689
BAX: Clarinet Sonatas / Piano Trio / Trio in One Movement
Clarinet Sonata in D major • Clarinet Sonata in E major • Folk-Tale • Piano Trio in B flat major • Romance • Trio
Benjamin Frith, piano / Alice Neary, cello / Robert Plane, clarinet / Gould Piano Trio
Cat. 8.557698
WILLAN: In the Heavenly Kingdom
Anthem on O quanta qualia, Op. 394 • Anthem on Picardy, Op. 405 • Anthem on Ye watchers and ye holy ones, Op. 403 • Christ hath a garden, Op. 352 • How they so softly rest, Op. 302 • I looked, and behold a white cloud, Op. 344 and others
Matthew Larkin, organ / Joseph Schnurr, tenor / Elora Festival Singers / Noel Edison, conductor
Cat. 8.557734
SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Babalik Ka Rin (Return to Me) • Binasuan (Dance of the Glass Wine) • Bituing Marikit (Beautiful Star) • Hating gabi (Midnight) • Hibik Ng Diwa (My Soul's Lament) • Kapilas Na Giting and others
Ric Ickard, guitar
Cat. 8.557759
Limited Edition. Limited availability in some territories.

BACH, J.S.: Kunst der Fuge (Die) (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080a
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080a
Sebastien Guillot, harpsichord
Cat. 8.557796
WEISS: Lute Sonatas, Vol. 7
Lute Sonata No. 15 in B flat major • Lute Sonata No. 48 in F sharp minor
Robert Barto, lute
Cat. 8.557806
FRANKEL: Curse of the Werewolf / The Prisoner / So Long at the Fair Medley
Curse of the Werewolf • So Long at the Fair Medley • The Net: Love Theme • The Prisoner
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Carl Davis, conductor
Cat. 8.557850
VIVALDI: Sacred Music, Vol. 2
Canta in prato, ride in monte, RV 623 • Clarae stellae, scintillate, RV 625 • Laudate pueri Dominum, RV 600 • Stabat Mater, RV 621
Tracy Smith Bessette, soprano / Marion Newman, contralto / Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 8.557852
FINZI: Intimations of Immortality / For St Cecilia
For St Cecilia, Op. 30 • Intimations of Immortality, Op. 29
Greg Beardsell, choirmaster / James Gilchrist, tenor / Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / David Hill, conductor
Cat. 8.557863
IBERIAN AND AFRICAN-BRAZILIAN MUSIC OF THE 17TH CENTURY
Arromba Quarto Tom • Ay De Ti Pobre Cuidado • Ay Verdades Que En Amor • Canario • Caozinho De Sofala • Cubanco Setimo Tom and others
Banza Ensemble
Cat. 8.557969
Limited Edition. Limited availability in some territories.

MACHE / OHANA: Music for Two Pianos
Areg for 2 Pianos • Lethe for 2 Pianos, 8-Hands • Mesarthim for 2 Pianos • Nocturne for Piano and Tape • Soron-Ngo for 2 Pianos • Styx for 2 Pianos, 8-Hands
Helene Bellanger, piano / Christine Chareyron, piano / Leonor Lopez Cossani, piano / Clotilde Ovigne, piano / Martine Vialatte, piano
Cat. 8.557988
Limited Edition. Limited availability in some territories.

KHANDOSHKIN: 3 Violin Sonatas, Op. 3 / 6 Russian Songs
6 Old Russian Songs • Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 3, No. 3 • Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 3, No. 2 • Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 3, No. 1
Anastasia Khitruk, violin / Dimitry Yakubovski, viola / Kirill Yevtushenko, cello
Cat. 8.570028
GIANNINI: Symphony No. 3 / Dedication Overture / Variations and Fugue
Dedication Overture • Fantasia • Praeludium and Allegro • Symphony No. 3 • Variations and Fugue
University of Houston Wind Ensemble / Tom Bennett, conductor
Cat. 8.570130
Limited Edition. Limited availability in some territories.

DORMAN: Piano Sonatas 1-3 / Moments Musicaux / Azerbaijani Dance
2 Moments Musicaux • Azerbaijani Dance • Piano Sonata No. 1, "Classical" • Piano Sonata No. 2 • Piano Sonata No. 3, "Dance Suite" • Prelude No. 1
Eliran Avni, piano
Cat. 8.579001
Limited Edition. Limited availability in some territories.

  Naxos Opera
BERLIOZ: Damnation de Faust (La) (The Damnation of Faust)
La damnation de Faust (The Damnation of Faust), Op. 24
Philippe Gerard, cor anglais / Michael Myers, tenor / Jan Rozehnal, choirmaster / Rene Schirrer, bass / Marie-Ange Todorovitch, mezzo-soprano / Alain Vernhes, baritone / Slovak Philharmonic Choir / Lille National Orchestra / Jean-Claude Casadesus, conductor
Cat. 8.660116-17
  Naxos American Classics
SESSIONS: String Quintet / String Quartet No. 1 / Canons (to the memory of Igor Stravinsky)
6 Pieces • Canons (to the memory of Stravinsky) • String Quartet No. 1 in E minor • String Quintet
Joshua Gordon, cello / Group for Contemporary Music
Cat. 8.559261
ROREM: Violin Concerto / Flute Concerto / Pilgrims
Flute Concerto • Pilgrims • Violin Concerto
Jeffrey Khaner, flute / Philippe Quint, violin / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Jose Serebrier, conductor
Cat. 8.559278
  Naxos American Jewish Music
ZAIMONT: Sacred Service for the Sabbath Evening (excerpts) / A Tale of Abram and Isaac
A Tale of Abram and Isaac • A Woman of Valor (eshet hayil) • Meditations at the Time of the New Year • Sacred Service for the Sabbath Evening (excerpts)
John Aler, tenor / Timm Boatman, tubular bells / Sigurd Brauns, choirmaster / Martha Cowan, soprano / Theresa Diamond, glockenspiel / Ernst Senff Choir / Laudibus / Southern California Choral Society / Everest Quartet / Ruskin Ensemble / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor / Samuel Adler, conductor / Michael Brewer, conductor / Nick Strimple, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559444
  Naxos Historical Recordings
SEGOVIA, Andres: 1946 New York and the 1949 London Recordings (The)
12 Etudes (excerpts) • Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: III. Courante (arr. for guitar) • Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012: V. Gavotte (arr. for guitar) • Fandanguillo, Op. 36 • Fugue in G minor, BWV 1000 (arr. for guitar) • Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 99 and others
Andres Segovia, guitar / New London Orchestra / Alec Sherman, conductor
Cat. 8.111088
Not available in the United States.
GIGLI, Beniamino: London Recordings (1947-1949)
4 miniature siciliane, "Carrettieri": No. 3. Tango notturno • Atalanta, HWV 35, Act I: Care selve, ombre beate • Cangia, cangia tue voglie • Caro mio ben, credimi almen • Come raggio di sol • Das Veilchen, K. 476 and others
Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Studio orchestra / Rainaldo Zamboni, conductor / Vito Carnevali, conductor
Cat. 8.111102
Not available in the United States.
WOMEN AT THE PIANO - AN ANTHOLOGY OF HISTORIC PERFORMANCES, Vol. 1 (1926-1952)
10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor • 12 Etudes d'execution transcendante, S139/R2b: No. 5 in B major, Feux follets • 2 Lunaires, Op. 33: No. 2. La danza di Olaf • 24 Characteristic Pieces, Op. 36: No. 13. Etude de Concert in F sharp major • 3 Pieces, Op. 5: No. 3. Menuetto scherzando • 4 Pieces espagnoles: IV. Andaluza and others
Aline Isabelle van Barentzen, piano / Jeanne Behrend, piano / Sari Biro, piano / Una Mabel Bourne, piano / Emma Boynet, piano / and others
Cat. 8.111120
Not available in the United States.
WAGNER: Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Die) (Schoeffler, Gueden, VPO, Knappertsbusch) (1950-1951)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)
Franz Bierbach, bass / Anton Dermota, tenor / Karl Donch, baritone / Otto Edelmann, bass / Wilhelm Felden, bass / Vienna State Opera Chorus / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Hans Knappertsbusch, conductor and others
Cat. 8.111128-31
Not available in the United States.
  Great Conductors
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 (1949) / BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto (Menuhin) (1947) (Furtwangler)
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 • Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Yehudi Menuhin, violin / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwangler, conductor
Cat. 8.110996
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
TEAGARDEN, Jack: It's Time for T (1929-1953)
After You've Gone • Basin Street Blues • Beale Street Blues • Body And Soul • Dark Eyes • Diane and others
Jack Teagarden, trombone / Jack Teagarden, vocals / Jack Teagarden Big Eight / Red Nichols 5 Pennies / Kentucky Grasshoppers / Jack Teagarden Band / Duke Wilson Ten Black Berries / Eddie Condon Windy City Seven / Ben Pollack Pick-a-Rib Boys / Benny Goodman Orchestra / Jack Teagarden Orchestra / Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra / Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti All Star Orchestra / Gil Rodin Orchestra
Cat. 8.120825
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Nostalgia
BERLIN, Irving: Say It Isn't So - Songs of Irving Berlin (1919-1950)
Alexander's Ragtime Band • All Alone • Always • Annie Get Your Gun: I've Got the Sun In The Morning • Annie Get Your Gun: There's No Business like Show Business • As Thousands Cheer: Easter Parade and others
Fred Astaire, vocals / Mildred Bailey, vocals / Irving Berlin, vocals / Louis Calhern, vocals / Bing Crosby, vocals / Studio chorus / Ken Darby Singers / Mel Torm Mel-Tones / Cliff Edwards Hot CombinationLeo Reisman Orchestra / Tommy Dorsey Orchestra / John Scott Trotter Orchestra / Artie Shaw Orchestra / Studio orchestra / Nathaniel Shilkret, conductor / Josef A. Pasternack, conductor / Adolph Deutsch, conductor / George Olsen, conductor / Earl Burtnett, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120829
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos DVD
Florence
Cat. 2.110513
Norway
Cat. 2.110515
Salzburg
Cat. 2.110517
Scotland
Cat. 2.110519
  Naxos AudioBooks
MILTON: Paradise Regained (unabridged)
Paradise Regained
Anton Lesser, reader
Cat. NA239912
GLANVILLE: History of the World Cup (The) - 1930-2002
The History of the World Cup • World Cup Reminiscences
Bobby Charlton, reader / Bob Wilson, reader
Cat. NA440412
OUR ISLAND STORY Vol. 3
from James I and Guy Fawkes to Queen Victoria
Anna Bentinck, reader / Daniel Philpott, reader
Cat. NA441112
KAFKA ON THE SHORE
(unabridged)

Sean Barrett, reader / Oliver Le Sueur, reader
Cat. NAX40512
  ARTHAUS DVD
SALONEN: Esa-Pekka Salonen in Rehearsal (NTSC)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Cat. 100317
BINTLEY: Hobson's Choice (Birmingham Royal Ballet, 1992) (PAL)
Birmingham Royal Ballet Orchestra
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
Cat. 100442
MOZART: La Clemenza di Tito (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1987) (NTSC)
Stefan Dahlberg, tenor / Anita Soldh, soprano / Lani Poulson, mezzo-soprano / Pia-Marie Nilsson, soprano / Maria Hoglind, mezzo-soprano / Jerker Arvidson, bass
Drottningholm Theatre Chorus
Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra
Arnold Ostman, conductor
Cat. 102009
SHAKESPEARE: Othello (Johannesburg Market Theatre, 1988) (NTSC)
Johannesburg Market Theatre
Cat. 103001
  EUROARTS DVD
MAHLER: Symphony No. 7 (PAL)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Cat. 2054629
ROSSINI: Occasione fa il ladro (L') (Rococo Theatre Schwetzingen, 1992) (NTSC)
Stuart Kale, tenor / Susan Patterson, soprano / Robert Gambill, tenor / Natale de Carolis, bass / Monica Bacelli, soprano / Alessandro Corbelli, bass-baritone
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gianluigi Gelmetti, conductor
Cat. 2054998
VIENNA BOY'S CHOIR: Mozart Celebration (A) (NTSC)
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Bertrand de Billy, conductor
Cat. 2055168
SPIRITS OF MOZART (NTSC)
Benjamin Schmid, violin / Bireli Lagrene, guitar / Georg Breinschmid, double bass / Amira Selim, soprano / Christiane Oelze, soprano / Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals / Edsel Gomez, piano / Ian Anderson, flute / Michael Kreiner, guitar
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ian Anderson Band / Mozart in Egypt
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Cat. 2055178
BACH, J.S.: Mass in B minor (NTSC)
Ruth Holton, soprano / Matthias Rexroth, counter-tenor / Christoph Genz, tenor / Klaus Mertens, baritone
Leipzig Thomanerchor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Georg Christoph Biller, conductor
Cat. 2050356
NAGANO, Kent: Rhythm and Dance (NTSC)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Kent Nagano, conductor
Cat. 2050526
  BBC / OPUS ARTE DVD
VERDI: Traviata (La) (Teatro Real Madrid) (NTSC)
Norah Amsellem, soprano / Jose Bros, tenor / Renato Bruson, baritone / Itxaro Mentxaka, soprano / Maria Espada, soprano / Emilio Sanchez, tenor / David Rubiera, baritone / Marco Moncloa, baritone
Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Cat. OA0934D
WAGNER: Siegfried (DNO, 1999) (NTSC)
Heinz Kruse, tenor / Graham Clark, tenor / John Brocheler, baritone / Carsten Stabell, bass-baritone / Anne Gjevang, alto / Jeannine Altmeyer, soprano / Stefan Pangratz, boy soprano
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Hartmut Haenchen, conductor
Cat. OA0948D
BALANCHINE, George: Jewels (Paris National Opera Ballet, 2000) (NTSC)
George Balanchine, choreographer
Paris National Opera Orchestra
Paris National Opera Ballet
Paul Connelly, conductor
Cat. OA0951D
LA SCALA COLLECTION BOX SET (THE) (NTSC)
Milan La Scala Chorus
Milan La Scala Orchestra
Cat. OALS3000BD
SULLIVAN: HMS Pinafore / Trial by Jury (Opera Australia) (NTSC)
Anthony Warlow, baritone / David Hobson, tenor / Colette Mann, actor / John Bolton Wood, tenor / Tiffany Speight, soprano / Ali McGregor, soprano / Roxane Hislop, mezzo-soprano / Richard Alexander, bass / Andrew Jones, baritone
Opera Australia Melbourne Chorus
Victoria State Orchestra
Andrew Greene, conductor
Cat. OAF4009D
SUTHERLAND, PAVAROTTI, BONYNGE GALA CONCERT (NTSC)
Joan Sutherland, soprano / Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Richard Bonynge, conductor
Cat. OAF4010D
VERDI / GLUCK / MASCAGNI / PUCCINI: Favourite Opera Choruses (NTSC)
Opera Australia Chorus
Cat. OAF4011D
   
  TDK DVD

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 / BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3 (NTSC)
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b • Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, WAB 104, "Romantic"
North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gunter Wand, conductor
Cat. DVWW-COWAND5

MOZART: Clemenza di Tito (La) (Salzburg Festspiele, 2003) (NTSC)
Le clemenza di Tito, K. 621 (NTSC)
Michael Schade, tenor / Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo-soprano / Dorothea Roschmann, soprano / Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano / Barbara Bonney, soprano / Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Cat. DVWW-OPCLETI
ADAM: Giselle / TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker (The) / PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet (PAL)
Giselle (Bolshoi Theatre, 1990) (PAL)
• The Nutcracker (Chatelet, 2000) (PAL) •
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (La Scala, 1999) (PAL)
Various Artists
Cat. DV-BOXBAL3
   
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