Newsletter No.80
  The World's Leading Classical Music Label April 16, 2004
Naxos News New Reviews May Forthcoming Releases Classical Music Quiz Book of the Month
Naxos News

Ask the Artist: Gerard Schwarz

Don't forget to submit your questions for Gerard Schwarz, conductor and Music Director for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Current highlights for the Maestro include the Seattle Symphony's Carnegie Hall debut and Centennial Season this year, as well as the ongoing success of the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music, for which Schwarz is an adviser. Send your questions for Gerard Schwarz to customer.service@naxos.com before April 20th.

Music for May

Prepare your music wishlists, for Naxos has some classical treats coming in May. A perennial piano favourite, the Grieg Piano Concerto will be making an appearance on CD, DVD-A, and SACD. Film music buffs will be delighted to find Shostakovich's original film score for Hamlet on CD and SACD. Fans who have been following Havergal Brian's symphonies on Marco Polo soon may obtain his Symphony No. 1 at the Naxos price, with the reissue of the work on the Naxos label. Other highlights for May include tenor arias, guitar works, and Wagner overtures.

New Reviews
Every day we add new reviews of our recordings to Naxos.com. We present a weekly sampling of these under the heading 'Recent Reviews' and invite you to read what the critics are saying about Naxos.
May Forthcoming 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
BUSONI: Serenata / Little Suite / Finnish Variations
Adagio con variazioni • Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 (trans. F. Busoni) • Kleine Suite (Little Suite), Op. 23 (Kind. 215) • Kultaselle: Ten Variations on a Finnish Folk Song, Kind. 237 • Serenata, Op. 34 (Kind. 196) • Valse oubliée (trans F. Busoni)
Duo Pepicelli
Cat. 8.555691
SCHUTZ: German Requiem / Seven Last Words of Christ
Die mit Tranen saen, SWV 378 • Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz, SWV 478 • Musicalisches Exequien (German Requiem), SWV 279-281 • So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ, SWV 379
Ralf Grobe, bass / Henning Kaiser, tenor / Jan Kobow, tenor / Ulrich Maier, bass / Bettian Pahn, soprano / Beate Röllecke, organ / Henning Voss, counter-tenor / Veronika Winter, soprano / Alsfelder Vocal Ensemble / I Febiarmonici / Wolfgang Helbich, conductor
Cat. 8.555705
WAGNER: Overtures
A Faust Overture • Christoph Columbus • Das Liebesverbot • Die Feen • König Enzio • Rienzi
Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra / Alexander Rahbari, conductor
Cat. 8.557055
Tenor Arias (Marcello Giordani)
Carmen: Le fleur que tu m'avais jetee • Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino e generoso • Guillaume Tell: Asile hereditaire • I Lombardi alla prima crociata: La mia letizia infondere • Il pirata: Nel furor delle tempeste • Il pirata: Per te di vane lagrime and others
Maria Arghiracopulos, mezzo-soprano / Marcello Giordani, tenor / Giovanni Guagliardo, baritone / Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Chorus / Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra / Steven Mercurio, conductor
Cat. 8.557269
GRIEG: Piano Concerto / Symphonic Dances / In Autumn
In Autumn, Op. 11 • Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 • Symphonic Dances, Op. 64
Havard Gimse, piano / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Cat. 8.557279
BLANCAFORT: Country Games and Dances / Intimate Songs I
6 Peces breus • 8 Peces per a piano • Cants intims I • Jocs i danses al camp
Miquel Villalba, piano
Cat. 8.557333
LLOBET: Complete Guitar Works
13 Catalan Folksongs • 4 Folksongs • 5 Preludes • Estudio Capricho • Mazurka • Mazurka for Federico Bufaletti and others
Lorenzo Micheli, guitar
Cat. 8.557351
BRIAN: Symphony No. 1, "The Gothic"
Symphony No. 1 in D minor, "The Gothic"
Vladimir Dolezal, tenor / Eva Jenisova, soprano / Peter Mikulas, bass / Dagmar Peckova, alto / Pavol Prochazka, choirmaster / Bratislava Children's Choir / Bratislava City Chorus / Lucnica Chorus / Slovak Folk Ensemble Chorus / Slovak National Opera Chorus / Slovak Philharmonic Choir / Youth Echo Choir / Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Cat. 8.557418-19
SHOSTAKOVICH: Hamlet, Op. 116 / 116a
Hamlet, Op. 116 / 116a
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557446
Naxos Opera
MOZART: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Michelle Breedt, soprano / Renato Girolami, bass / Judith Halasz, soprano / Alexander Klinger, tenor / Peter Koves, bass / Marina Mescheriakova, soprano / Janusz Monarcha, bass / Michael Roider, tenor / Orsolya Safar, soprano / Gabriele Sima, contralto / Bo Skovhus, baritone / Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia / Michael Halasz, conductor
Cat. 8.660102-04
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio (Opera Plus)
Cat. 8.660901-03
MOZART: The Magic Flute (Opera Plus)
Cat. 8.660904-06
PUCCINI: La Boheme (Opera Plus)
Cat. 8.660907-09
PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly (Opera Plus)
Cat. 8.660910-12
STRAUSS, J. JR: Die Fledermaus (Opera Plus)
Cat. 8.660913-15
VERDI: Aida (Opera Plus)
Cat. 8.660916-18
WAGNER: Der Fliegende Hollander (Opera Plus)
Cat. 8.660919-21
VERDI: La Traviata (Opera Plus)
Cat. 8.660922-24
Naxos American Classics
IVES: Piano Sonata No. 2 / The Celestial Railroad
Four Transcriptions from 'Emerson', No. 1 • Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord, Mass: 1840-60" • The Celestial Railroad • Varied Air and Variations
Steven Mayer, piano
Cat. 8.559127
HOVHANESS: Symphony No. 22 / Cello Concerto
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 17 • Symphony No. 22, Op. 236, "City of Light"
Janos Starker, cello / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Dennis Russell Davies, conductor / Alan Hovhaness, conductor
Cat. 8.559158
Marco Polo
STRAUSS I, J.: Edition - Vol. 4
Bajaderen-Walzer, Op. 53 • Charmant-Polka • Cotillons nach beliebten Motiven aus der Oper Die Unbekannte, Op. 50 • Das Leben ein Tanz oder Der Tanz ein Leben! Walzer, Op. 49 • Fortuna-Galopp, Op. 69 • Galopp No. 1 aus Die Stumme von Portici and others
Slovak Sinfonietta / Ernst Märzendorfer, conductor
Cat. 8.225254
Naxos DVD Audio
MOZART: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Highlights)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Michelle Breedt, soprano / Renato Girolami, bass / Judith Halasz, soprano / Alexander Klinger, tenor / Peter Koves, bass / Marina Mescheriakova, soprano / Janusz Monarcha, bass / Michael Roider, tenor / Orsolya Safar, soprano / Gabriele Sima, contralto / Bo Skovhus, baritone / Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia / Michael Halasz, conductor
Cat. 5.110014
GRIEG: Piano Concerto / Symphonic Dances / In Autumn
In Autumn, Op. 11 • Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 • Symphonic Dances, Op. 64
Havard Gimse, piano / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Cat. 5.110060
Naxos SACD
MOZART: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Highlights)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Michelle Breedt, soprano / Renato Girolami, bass / Judith Halasz, soprano / Alexander Klinger, tenor / Peter Koves, bass / Marina Mescheriakova, soprano / Janusz Monarcha, bass / Michael Roider, tenor / Orsolya Safar, soprano / Gabriele Sima, contralto / Bo Skovhus, baritone / Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia / Michael Halasz, conductor
Cat. 6.110014
GRIEG: Piano Concerto / Symphonic Dances / In Autumn
In Autumn, Op. 11 • Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 • Symphonic Dances, Op. 64
Havard Gimse, piano / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Cat. 6.110060
SHOSTAKOVICH: Hamlet, Op 116 / 116a
Hamlet, Op. 116 / 116a
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 6.110062
Naxos Historical Recordings
GILBERT and SULLIVAN: Yeomen of the Guard (D'Oyly Carte) (1950)
Iolanthe: Entrance and March of the Peers • Iolanthe: March - Finale Act I • Ruddigore: Hornpipe • The Gondoliers: Dance a Cachucha • The Gondoliers: Gavotte • The Gondoliers: March - With ducal pomp and others
Darrell Fancourt, tenor / Martyn Green, baritone / Neville Griffiths, tenor / Ella Halman, mezzo-soprano / Muriel Harding, soprano / Donald Harris, bass / Leonard Osborn, tenor / Geoffrey Sanders, baritone / Diedree Thurlow, soprano / Richard Watson, bass / D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus / British Light Orchestra / D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra / New Promenade Orchestra / Isidore Godfrey, conductor / Stephen S. Moore, conductor
Cat. 8.110293-94
US Availability Pending
Welte-Mignon Piano Rolls, Vol. 3 (1905-1926)
‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ Fantasia • Elfenspiel, Etude in E major • German Waltz • La Campanella, Etude No. 3 • Mignon's Song • Polish Dance, Op. 3, No. 1 and others
Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler, piano / Ferruccio Busoni, piano / Fanny Davies, piano / Rudolph Ganz, piano / Josef Hofmann, piano / W. Krowsky, piano / Yolanda Mero, piano / Olga Samaroff, piano / Wera Schapira, piano / Xaver Scharwenka, piano / Carl Schmidt, piano / Artur Schnabel, piano
Cat. 8.110679
BEETHOVEN / SCHUBERT: Sonatas (Menuhin) (1934-1938)
Rondo in B minor, Op. 70 • Rondo in G, WoO 41 • Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 • Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano / Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Cat. 8.110775
Melba, Nellie: London and Middlesex Recordings (1921-1926)
Address by Lord Stanley of Alderley • Annie Laurie • Away on the Hills There Runs a Stream • By the Waters of Minnetonka • Clair de lune, Op. 83, No. 1 • Dame Nellie Melba's Farewell Speech and others
John Brownlee, baritone / Frederic Collier, bass / Edouard Cotreuil, bass / Harold Craxton, piano / Nellie Melba, piano / Nellie Melba, soprano / Browning Mummery, tenor / Aurora Rettore, soprano / Landon Ronald, piano / Landon Ronald Orchestra / Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden / Vincenzo Bellezza, conductor / Landon Ronald, conductor
Cat. 8.110780
Naxos Nostalgia
BUTI, Carlo: Bella Ragazza (1934-1949)
'O balcone 'e Napule • Bella regazza dalle trecce bionde • Carioca, Carioca...! • Chitarrata a chi sente • Dove sta Zaza? • Due chitarre and others
Carlo Buti, tenor / Stefano Ferruzzi Chorus / Dino Olivieri Orchestra / Gian Mario Guarino Orchestra / Mario Consiglio Orchestra / Stefano Ferruzzi Orchestra
Cat. 8.120596
Naxos Jazz Legends
REINHARDT, Django: H. C. Q. Strut (1938-1939)
Echoes of Spain • H. C. Q. Strut • Hungaria • I'll See You in My Dreams • I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm • Improvisation and others
Pierre Feret, guitar / Stephane Grappelli, piano / Stephane Grappelli, violin / Roger Grasset, double bass / Django Reinhardt, guitar / Joseph Reinhardt, guitar / Emmanuel Soudieux, double bass / Eugene Vees, guitar
Cat. 8.120707
Naxos Gospel Legends
THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET: Gospel Train (1937-1942)
Anyhow • Blind Barnabas • Didn't it Rain • Dip Your Fingers in the Water • Gabriel Blows His Horn • Golden Gate Gospel Train and others
The Golden Gate Quartet
Cat. 8.120731
Not available in the United States.
Naxos AudioBooks
JOYCE: Ulysses (unabridged)
Ulysses
Jim Norton, reader / Marcella Riordan, reader
Cat. NAX30912
JOYCE: Dubliners
Dubliners
Jim Norton, reader
Cat. NAX31312
Dacapo
HOLMBOE: Sinfonia I-IV
Sinfonia I, Op. 73a • Sinfonia II, Op. 73b • Sinfonia III, Op. 73c • Sinfonia IV, Op. 73d
Soren Elbaek, violin / Troels Svane, cello / Danish Radio Sinfonietta / Hannu Koivula, conductor
Cat. 8.226017
TDK DVD
MINKUS: La Bayadere
La Bayadere
Altynai Asylmuratova, dancer / Darcey Bussell, dancer / Anthony Dowell, dancer / David Drew, dancer / Tetsuya Kumakawa, dancer / Natalia Makarova, choreographer / Irek Mukhamedov, dancer / Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden / John Lanchbery, conductor
Cat. DV-BLLB
Not available in North and South America.
Paco de Lucia & Group
Alcazar de Sevilla • Buana, Buana, King Kong • El Pañuelo • Mi Niño Curro • Playa del Carmen • Zyryab
Paco de Lucia, guitar / Paco de Lucia Group
Cat. DV-JPDLG
Not available in North and South America.
Voices of our Time: Barbara Bonney
From the Théatre du Chatelet: Barbara Bonney in Recital
Barbara Bonney, soprano / Malcolm Martineau, piano
Cat. DV-VTBB-EUR
Not available in North and South America.
Voices of our Time: Thomas Hampson
From the Théatre du Chatelet: Thomas Hampson in Recital
Thomas Hampson, baritone / Wolfram Rieger, piano
Cat. DV-VTTH-EUR
Not available in North and South America.
BBC/Opus Arte DVD
RAMEAU: Les Boreades
Les Boreades
Barbara Bonney, soprano / William Christie, conductor
Cat. OA0899D
MOZART: Don Giovanni (La Scala)
Don Giovanni
Thomas Allen, baritone / Edita Gruberova, soprano
Cat. OALS3001D
Not available in North and South America.
ROSSINI: Wiliam Tell (La Scala)
William Tell
Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Cat. OALS3002D
Not available in North and South America.

To our readers in North and South America: Not all releases are available in the United States. For a complete list of new releases available in your region, please go to www.naxosusa.com.

April Quiz Winners

Our Classical Music Quiz is open exclusively to subscribers of our newsletter. If you are not yet a subscriber, please take a moment to Register.

Here are the 10 winners of our April Classical Music Quiz:

  1. W. W. (Canada)
  2. T. S. (USA)
  3. R. C. (USA)
  4. P. V. (Portugal)
  5. P. A. (Italy)
  6. M. M. (Argentina)
  7. L. O. (France)
  8. J. M. (Canada)
  9. E. B. (USA)
  10. G. G (Italy)

QUESTIONS:

  1. Tony Banks, the composer of Seven, is a founding member of which progressive rock group?
  2. How many violas are used in Spohr's string quintets?
  3. How did composer David Diamond earn a living in New York during World War II?
  4. Who premiered many of Finnish composer Toivo Kuula's songs?
  5. Which of Leoncavallo's operas was eclipsed by Puccini's opera of the same name?

ANSWERS:

  1. Genesis
  2. Two
  3. Working in a soda shop at night
  4. His wife, Alma Kuula
  5. La Boheme

Winners will also be notified through email and prizes will be sent upon confirmation of their mailing addresses. Each winner is entitled to 1 single Naxos CD of his / her choice.

Book of the Month

Please enter our Book of the Month Contest, for a chance to win a copy of Evenings with Horowitz: A Personal Portrait by David Dubal.

To unsubscribe, please send an e-mail message to Customer.Service@Naxos.com with "Unsubscribe" in the Subject heading.

http://www.naxos.com
Level 11, Cyberport 1, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
© Naxos Rights International Ltd. 2004. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions of Use