Newsletter No.85
July 5, 2004
  Naxos News
 

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Naxos clinches new DVD label, EuroArts

Naxos Global Distribution has recently added a new DVD label to its roster: EuroArts Music International GmbH, a subsidiary of EuroArts Medien AG. EuroArts launches its label in the UK on 28th June 2004 with three new DVD releases. The deal also includes Europe plus North and South America through the entire Naxos Group, arguably the most effective worldwide distribution network for classical music.

EuroArts was the first producer in the classical DVD domain and has always offered high quality productions using top-end technology, thereby setting high standards across the sector. Programmes are presented in a 16:9 wide screen format with dts and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound in addition to the standard sound format PCM stereo. Their projected 30 releases per year will feature opera, ballet, concerts and documentaries and will build on the company's global reputation as a producer of audiovisual entertainment.

"I am delighted with the new cooperation between EuroArts and the Naxos distribution network. EuroArts has long been respected for its quality cultural programme-making and Naxos is particularly excited to have the opportunity to deliver and promote these DVDs to the market."
Anthony Anderson, Executive Director, Naxos

  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.

  July 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
Music for Solo Harp
Etude, Op. 25, No. 1 (arr. W. Posse) • Etude No. 2 • Etude No. 7 • Fantasie, Op. 35 • Harp Solo from Lucia di Lammermoor (arr. A. Heinrich Zabel) • Impromptu, Op. 28, No. 3 and others
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Cat. 8.555791
Available only in the United States.
SIBELIUS: Piano Music, Vol. 5
5 Characteristic Impressions, Op. 103 • 5 Esquisses, Op. 114 • 5 Romantic Pieces, Op. 101 • 6 Bagatelles, Op. 97 • 8 Little Pieces, Op. 99
Hĺvard Gimse, piano
Cat. 8.555853
TISHCHENKO: Symphony No. 7, Op. 119
Symphony No. 7, Op. 119
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557013
PAISIELLO: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 / Proserpine Overture
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor • Proserpine Overture in D major • Sinfonia d'Opera: Allegro vivace
Francesco Nicolosi, piano / Collegium Philarmonicum Chamber Orchestra / Gennaro Cappabianca, conductor
Cat. 8.557031
BRIDGE: Sea (The) / Enter Spring / Summer
Enter Spring • Summer • The Sea (Suite) • Two Poems
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 8.557167
BALADA: Guernica / Symphony No. 4 / Zapata
Guernica • Homage to Casals • Homage to Sarasate • Symphony No. 4, "Lausanne" • Zapata: Images for Orchestra
Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra / Salvador Mas Conde, conductor
Cat. 8.557342
Ballades for Saxophone and Orchestra
Ballade for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra • Ballade for Saxophone and Orchestra • Ballade for Saxophone and Strings • Czárdás (orch. J. Iturralde) • Pičce en forme de Habanera (arr. A. Hoerre) • Tango Suite (arr. T. Kerkezos)
Theodore Kerkezos, saxophone / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Roberto Minczuk, conductor
Cat. 8.557454
AVISON: 12 Concertos, Op. 6
Concerto No. 1 in G minor • Concerto No. 10 in C major • Concerto No. 11 in G minor • Concerto No. 12 in A major • Concerto No. 2 in B flat major • Concerto No. 3 in E minor and others
Avison Ensemble / Pavlo Beznosiuk, conductor
Cat. 8.557553-54
  Naxos Opera
ROSSINI: Signor Bruschino (Il)
Il Signor Bruschino
Massimiliano Barbolini, tenor / Alessandro Codeluppi, tenor / Clara Giangaspero, mezzo-soprano / Dario Giorgelč, bass / Maurizio Leoni, baritone / Italian Virtuosi / Claudio Desderi, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660128
  Naxos American Classics
JOPLIN: Piano Rags
Bethena: A Concert Waltz • Country Club Rag • Elite Syncopations • Fig Leaf: A High-Class Rag • Heliotrope Bouquet: A Slow Drag Two-Step • Maple Leaf Rag and others
Alexander Peskanov, piano
Cat. 8.559114
IVES: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-4
First Sonata for Violin and Piano • Fourth Sonata for Violin and Piano, "Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting" • Second Sonata for Violin and Piano • Third Sonata for Violin and Piano
Curt Thompson, violin / Rodney Waters, piano
Cat. 8.559119
Available only in North America.
BEACH: Songs
A Prelude, Op. 71, No. 1 • A Thanksgiving Fable, Op. 75, No. 2 • Ah, Love, But a Day!, Op. 44, No. 2 • Ariette, Op. 1, No. 4 • Baby, Op. 69, No. 1 • Canzonetta, Op. 48, No. 4 and others
Catherine Bringerud, piano / Katherine Kelton, mezzo-soprano
Cat. 8.559191
  Marco Polo
LUMBYE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 10
Bacchus-galop • Bouquet Royal Galop • De uimodstĺelige, Divertissement • El capricho, Pas de deux • Fiskerpigerne, Hornpipe og Reel, Pas de deux • Galop militaire, Pas de deux and others
Tivoli Symphony Orchestra / David Riddell, conductor
Cat. 8.225265
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos SACD
CHEN / HE: Butterfly Lovers Concerto / BREINER: Songs and Dances from the Silk Road
Songs and Dances from the Silk Road • The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Takako Nishizaki, violin / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 6.110082
  Naxos Historical Recordings
WAGNER: Siegfried (Excerpts) (Melchior, Tessmer) (1929-1932)
Siegfried: Act I Scene 1 • Siegfried: Act I Scene 2 • Siegfried: Act I Scene 3 • Siegfried: Act II Scene 1 • Siegfried: Act II Scene 2 • Siegfried: Act II Scene 3 and others
Rudolf Bockelmann, bass-baritone / Florence Easton, soprano / Nora Grubn, soprano / Eduard Habich, bass / Lauritz Melchior, tenor / London Symphony Orchestra / Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden / Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Karl Alwin, conductor / Albert Coates, conductor / Robert Heger, conductor and others
Cat. 8.110091-92
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 22-26 (Schnabel) (1932-1935)
Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54 • Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata" • Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 • Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79 • Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a, "Les Adieux"
Artur Schnabel, piano
Cat. 8.110761
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 / Sonata No. 29 (orch. Weingartner) (1930, 1933)
Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 • Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier" (orch. F. Weingartner) • Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Felix Weingartner, conductor
Cat. 8.110913
  Naxos Nostalgia
MARTIN, Dean: When You're Smiling (1946-1953)
All of Me • Come Back to Sorrento (Torna a Surriento) • I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine • I Feel a Song Coming On • I Got the Sun in the Morning • I'll Always Love You (Day After Day) and others
Peggy Lee, vocals / Jerry Lewis, vocals / Dean Martin, vocals / Helen O'Connell, vocals / Dick Stabile Chorus / Dick Stabile Orchestra / Jerry Jerome All Stars / Nat Brandwynne Orchestra / Paul Weston Orchestra / Studio Orchestra / Nat Brandwynne, conductor / Jerry Jerome, conductor / Dick Stabile, conductor / Paul Weston, conductor
Cat. 8.120761
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
GOODMAN, Benny: Bumblebee Stomp (1937-1939)
Big John Special • Blue Interlude • Bumblebee Stomp • I Want to Be Happy • If Dreams Come True • It's the Dreamer in Me and others
Benny Goodman, clarinet / Martha Tilton, vocals
Cat. 8.120677
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational Products
Life and Works: SCHUBERT (Siepmann)
Life and Works
Cat. 8.558135-38
  Naxos Blues Legends
SMITH, Bessie: Preachin' the Blues (1925-1927)
At the Christmas Ball • Baby Doll • Back-Water Blues • Florida Bound • Golden Rule Blues • Hard Driving Papa and others
Charlie Green, trombone / Fletcher Henderson, piano / James Johnson, piano / Fred Longshaw, piano / Don Redman, clarinet / Bessie Smith Band / Bessie Smith Blue Boys and others
Cat. 8.120702
 

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