Newsletter No.88
September 8, 2004
  Naxos News
  New Reviews
 

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  September 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
BRAHMS: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 12
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (arr. piano 4-hands) • String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111 (arr. piano 4-hands)
Christian Kohn, piano / Silke-Thora Matthies, piano
Cat. 8.554412
Music for Ondes Martenot
Euplotes 2 • Fantaisie • Feuillet inedit No. 4 • Formule • Kyriades • Lude 9.6 and others
Brian Abrahams, drumset / Susan Belling, vocals / Thomas Bloch, cristal Baschet / Thomas Bloch, ondes martenot / Dean Brodrick, keyboards / Pomerian Quartet / Paderewski Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Bloch Waves Orchestra / Fernand Quattrocchi, conductor and others
Cat. 8.555779
BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonatas Nos. 4 and 5, Op. 102
12 Variations on "See here the conqu'ring hero comes" from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45 • Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1 • Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2 • Duet in A flat major for Viola and Cello, WoO 32
Maria Kliegel, cello / Nina Tichman, piano / Tabea Zimmermann, viola
Cat. 8.555787
BUXTEHUDE: Sacred Cantatas
In te, Domine, speravi, BuxWV 53 • Jesu, meine Freud und Lust, BuxWV 59 • Jubilate Domino, BuxWV 64 • Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161 (arr. K. Mallon) • Sicut Moses, BuxWV 97 • Was frag' ich nach de Welt, BuxWV 104 and others
Paul Grindlay, bass-baritone / Katherine Hill, soprano / Matthew White, counter-tenor / Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 8.557041
Dialogue for Two Organs
4 Sonatas • Finale for two organs from Verdi's Aida • Pastorale for two organs • Sonata for two organs
Luigi Celeghin, organ / Bianka Pezic, organ
Cat. 8.557131
BRITTEN: Illuminations (Les) / Our Hunting Fathers / Chansons Francaises
4 Chansons Francaises, Op. posth. • Les Illuminations, Op. 18 • Our Hunting Fathers, Op. 8
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano / Felicity Lott, soprano / English Chamber Orchestra / Steuart Bedford, conductor
Cat. 8.557206
SHOSTAKOVICH: Ballet Suites Nos. 1-4
Ballet Suite No. 1 (ed. Lev Atovmyan) • Ballet Suite No. 2 (ed. Lev Atovmyan) • Ballet Suite No. 3 (ed. Lev Atovmyan) • Ballet Suite No. 4 (ed. Lev Atovmyan)
Oleg Tokathev, trumpet / Dmitry Yablonsky, cello / Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557208
DUPARC: Songs
Chanson triste • Elegie • Extase • L’invitation au voyage • La fuite • La vague et la cloche and others
Paul Groves, tenor / Emily Pulley, soprano / Roger Vignoles, piano
Cat. 8.557219
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto / SINDING: Violin Concerto No. 1
Romance in D major, Op. 100 • Serenade in G minor, Op. 69b, No. 2: Lento assai • Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 • Violin Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 45
Henning Kraggerud, violin / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Cat. 8.557266
PART: Berliner Messe / Magnificat / Summa
Berliner Messe • Cantate Domine Canticum Novum • De Profundis • Magnificat • Summa • The Beatitudes
Elora Festival Singers / Elora Festival Orchestra / Noel Edison, conductor
Cat. 8.557299
BAX: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Dream in Exile / Nereid
Burlesque • Dream in Exile: Intermezzo • In a Vodka Shop • Nereid • Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor • Piano Sonata No. 2 in G major
Ashley Wass, piano
Cat. 8.557439
STEINER: Adventures of Mark Twain (The)
The Adventrues of Mark Twain
Moscow Symphony Chorus / Moscow Symphony Orchestra / William Stromberg, conductor
Cat. 8.557470
  Naxos Opera
WEBER / MAHLER: Drei Pintos (Die)
Die drei Pintos (completed by Gustav Mahler)
Sinead Campbell, soprano / Peter Furlong, tenor / Robert Holzer, bass-baritone / Ales Jenis, baritone / Stewart Kempster, bass / Wexford Festival Opera Chorus / Belarussian National Philharmonic Orchestra / Paolo Arrivabeni, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660142-43
  Naxos American Classics
DAUGHERTY: Philadelphia Stories / UFO
Philadelphia Stories • UFO
Evelyn Glennie, percussion / Colorado Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, conductor
Cat. 8.559165
SCHWANTNER: Sparrows / Music of Amber
Distant Runes and Incantations • Music of Amber • Soaring • Sparrows • Two Poems of Aguedo Pizarro
Klaus Simon, piano / Britta Stallmeister, soprano / Holst Sinfonietta
Cat. 8.559206
  Marco Polo
KLEBE: Poema drammatico / Widmungen / Zornige Lieder ohne Worte
Meine Enkelkinder und ich (My Grandchildren and I), Op. 140 • Poema drammatico, Op. 130 • Soggetto cavato primo, Op. 122 • Soggetto cavato secondo, Op. 129 • Thema und 39 Variationen, Op. 142 • Widmungen (Dedications), Op. 115 and others
Christian Kohn, piano / Silke-Thora Matthies, piano / South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra / Peter Ruzicka, conductor
Cat. 8.225290
GRANADOS: Maria del Carmen
Maria del Carmen
Wexford Festival Opera Chorus / Belarussian National Philharmonic Orchestra / Max Bragado Darman, conductor
Cat. 8.225292-93
  Naxos DVD Audio
PART: Berliner Messe / Stabat Mater / Summa
Berliner Messe • Cantate Domine Canticum Novum • De Profundis • Magnificat • Summa • The Beatitudes
Elora Festival Singers / Elora Festival Orchestra / Noel Edison, conductor
Cat. 5.110052
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto / SINDING: Violin Concerto No. 1
Romance in D major, Op. 100 • Serenade in G minor, Op. 69b, No. 2 • Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 47 • Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Henning Kraggerud, violin / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Cat. 5.110056
STEINER: Adventures of Mark Twain (The)
The Adventrues of Mark Twain
Moscow Symphony Orchestra / William Stromberg, conductor
Cat. 5.110087
  Naxos SACD
PART: Berliner Messe / Stabat Mater / Summa
Berliner Messe • Cantate Domine Canticum Novum • De Profundis • Magnificat • Summa • The Beatitudes
Elora Festival Singers / Elora Festival Orchestra / Noel Edison, conductor
Cat. 6.110052
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto / SINDING: Violin Concerto No. 1
Romance in D major, Op. 100 • Serenade in G minor, Op. 69b, No. 2 • Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 45 • Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Henning Kraggerud, violin / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Cat. 6.110056
STEINER: Adventures of Mark Twain (The)
The Adventrues of Mark Twain
Moscow Symphony Chorus / Moscow Symphony Orchestra / William Stromberg, conductor
Cat. 6.110087
  Great Singers
BRAHMS: Alto Rhapsody / SCHUMANN: Frauenliebe und leben (Ferrier) (1947-1950)
2 Songs, Op. 91 • Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 • Botschaft, Op. 47, No. 1 • Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42 • Sapphische Ode, Op. 94, No. 4 • Vier Ernste Gesange, Op. 121
Kathleen Ferrier, contralto / Max Gilbert, viola / John Newark, piano / Phyllis Spurr, piano / London Philharmonic Male Choir / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Clemens Krauss, conductor
Cat. 8.111009
  Great Pianists
Levitzki, Mischa: Complete Recordings, Vol. 3 (1927-1938)
Arabesque valsante, Op. 6 • Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47 • Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47 • Etude d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini No. 3 in G sharp minor, S. 140, "La Campanella" • Etude in C major, Op. 23 No. 2, "Staccato Etude" • Etude in F sharp major, Op. 10/5, "Black Key" and others
Mischa Levitzki, piano / Ford Symphony Orchestra / Victor Kolar, conductor
Cat. 8.110774
  Naxos Historical Recordings
GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (Winters, Williams, Long) (1951)
Appendix: Highlights from Porgy and Bess • Porgy and Bess
Harrison Cattenhead, tenor / Warren Coleman, baritone / Hubert Dilworth, baritone / Helen Dowdy, soprano / George Fisher, baritone / John Rosamond Johnson Chorus / Robert Shaw Chorale / Lehman Engel Orchestra / RCA Victor Orchestra / Robert Russell Bennett, conductor / Lehman Engel, conductor and others
Cat. 8.110287-88
MOZART / BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonatas (Menuhin) (1929-1947)
Violin Sonata in A major, K. 526 • Violin Sonata in F major, K. 376 • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12/1 • Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96
Hubert Giesen, piano / Hephzibah Menuhin, piano / Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Cat. 8.110988
  Naxos Nostalgia
DIETRICH, Marlene: Naughty Lola (1928-1941)
Allein - in einer grossen Stadt • Blonde Venus: Hot Voodoo • Es liegt in der Luft: Wenn die beste Freundin • Falling in Love Again • Ja, so bin ich • Jonny (take 1) and others
Marlene Dietrich, vocals / Friedrich Hollander, piano / Peter Kreuder, piano / Mischa Spoliansky, piano / studio pianist, piano / Friedrich Hollander Jazz Symphony Orchestra / Mischa Spoliansky Revue Orchestra / Peter Kreuder Orchestra / Studio Orchestra / Victor Young Orchestra / Wal-Berg Orchestra / Peter Kreuder, conductor
Cat. 8.120776
Not available in the United States.
RODGERS: South Pacific (Original Broadway Cast) (1949)
South Pacific • South Pacific Medley: Some Enchanted Evening - A Wonderful Guy - Bali Ha'i - Younger Than Springtime • South Pacific: A Cock-Eyed Optimist • South Pacific: Bali Ha'i • South Pacific: My Girl Back Home • South Pacific: Some Enchanted Evening and others
Sandra Deel, vocals / Dickinson Eastham, vocals / Juanita Hall, vocals / Barbara Luna, vocals / Mary Martin, vocals / Ezio Pinza, bass / William Tabbert, vocals / Guild Choristers / Original Broadway Cast Chorus / Eadie & Rack Piano Duo / Al Goodman Orchestra / Lehman Engel Orchestra / Original Broadway Cast Orchestra / Percy Faith Orchestra / Salvatore Dell'Isola, conductor / Lehman Engel, conductor
Cat. 8.120785
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
TATUM, Art: Fine and Dandy (1937-1944)
(Back Home Again in) Indiana • Begin the Beguine • Boogie • Chlo-e • Cocktails for Two • Danny Boy and others
Art Tatum, piano / Art Tatum Trio
Cat. 8.120730
Not available in the United States.
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Satchel Mouth Swing (1936-1938)
Alexander's Ragtime Band • Cuban Pete • Dipper Mouth Blues • Hurdy-Gurdy Man • I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket • I've Got a Heart Full of Rhythm and others
Louis Armstrong, trumpet / Louis Armstrong, vocals / The Mills Brothers / Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra / Louis Armstrong Orchestra / The Polynesians
Cat. 8.120735
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Light Classics CD
Remembering Duke Ellington
Black and Tan Fantasy • Caravan • Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me • Don't Get Around Much Anymore • I Got it Bad and That Ain't Good • I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart and others
RTE Concert Orchestra / Richard Hayman, conductor
Cat. 8.555017
  Naxos Laureate
Guitar Recital: Jeremy Jouve
Fantasy on Themes from La Traviata • Nocturnal, Op. 70 • Ricercare I • Ricercare LVII • Ricercare XVI • Ricercare XXXVIII and others
Jeremy Jouve, guitar
Cat. 8.557597
  Gigli Edition
Gigli, Beniamino: New York Recordings (1928-1930)
Attila, Act III • Carmela • Il Lombardi, Act III • L'elisir d'amore, Act II: Una furtiva lagrima • La gioconda, Act II: Cielo e mar! • Les pecheurs de perles, Act I and others
Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Ezio Pinza, bass / Elisabeth Rethberg, soprano / Bruno Reibold Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon, conductor / Bruno Reibold, conductor
Cat. 8.110267
 

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