Newsletter No.90
November 1, 2004
  Naxos News
  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.

  November 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
SALAZAR: Complete Vespers of Our Lady
Ave maris stella (Himno) • Batalla del sexto tono • Benedicamus Domino • Da pacem, Domine (instrumental trans.) • Deus in adjutorium meum - Domine ad adjuvandum me (Invitatorio) • Dixit Dominus (Salmo 109) and others
Javier Sarasua, organ / Capilla Penaflorida / Ministriles de Marsias / Josep Cabre, conductor
Cat. 8.555907
BRITTEN: Canticles Nos. 1-5 / The Heart of the Matter
Canticle I, Op. 40: My Beloved is mine • Canticle II, Op. 51: Abraham and Isaac • Canticle IV, Op. 86: Journey of the Magi • Canticle V, Op. 89: The Death of Saint Narcissus • The Heart of the Matter (rev. P. Pears, 1983)
Steuart Bedford, piano / Judi Dench, narrator / Osian Ellis, harp / Gerald Finley, baritone / Philip Langridge, tenor / and others
Cat. 8.557202
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 4 / Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 / Flos Campi
Flos Campi • Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E minor • Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Neville Creed, choirmaster / Stuart Green, viola / Paul Silverthorne, viola / Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Paul Daniel, conductor
Cat. 8.557276
DVORAK: String Quartets No. 1, Op. 2 and No. 6, Op. 12
String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 2 • String Quartet No. 6 in A minor, Op. 12
Vlach Quartet Prague
Cat. 8.557357
PENDERECKI: Polish Requiem (A)
A Polish Requiem
Izabela Klosinska, soprano / Ryszard Minkiewicz, tenor / Piotr Nowacki, bass / Jadwiga Rappe, alto / Henryk Wojnarowski, choirmaster / Warsaw Philharmonic Choir / Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra / Antoni Wit, conductor
Cat. 8.557386-87
BLISS: Clarinet Quintet / String Quartet No. 2
Clarinet Quintet • String Quartet No. 2
David Campbell, clarinet / Maggini Quartet
Cat. 8.557394
Available only in UK/English speaking territories.
This recording will be released internationally in the near future.
Vienna Horn (The Art of the)
Adagio and Allegro in A flat major for Horn and Piano, Op. 70 • Auf dem Strom, D. 943 (Op. post. 119) • Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17 • Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40
Madoka Inui, piano / Genia Kuehmeier, soprano / Johannes Tomboeck, violin / Wolfgang Tomboeck, horn
Cat. 8.557471
Available only in Germany and Austria.
This recording will be released internationally in the near future.
CANTELOUBE: Chants d'Auvergne (Selection)
Chants d’Auvergne (Selection)
Veronique Gens, soprano / Lille National Orchestre / Jean-Claude Casadesus, conductor
Cat. 8.557491
Available only in France.
This recording will be released internationally in the near future.
DONIZETTI: Double Concerto / Flute Concertino / Clarinet Concertino
Clarinet Concertino in B flat major (recon. R. Meylan) • Concertino for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in D minor (recon. J. Wojciechowski) • Cor Anglais Concertino in G major: Andante con variazioni • Flute Sonata (Concertino) in C minor: Largo - Allegro (orch. W. Hoffmann) • Oboe Sonata (Concertino) in F major (orch. W. Hoffmann) • Sinfonia a soli instrumenti di fiato in G minor: Andante (recon. B. Pauler) and others
Pal Bakor, bassoon / Jozsef Balogh, clarinet / Istvan Borza, horn / Judit Kiss Domonkos, cello / Agnes Girgas, cor anglais / Budapest Camerata / Laszlo Kovacs, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557492
STRAVINSKY: Oedipus Rex / Les Noces
Les Noces • Oedipus Rex
Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano / Joseph Cornwell, tenor / Alan Ewing, bass / Edward Fox, narrator / Andrew Greenan, bass / Simon Joly Male Chorus / Simon Joly Chorale / Tristan Fry Percussion Ensemble / International Piano Quartet / Philharmonia Orchestra / Robert Kraft, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557499
SCHOENBERG: Gurre-Lieder
Gurre-Lieder
Melanie Diener, soprano / Ernst Haefliger, narrator / Martyn Hill, tenor / Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano / Stephen O'Mara, tenor / David Wilson-Johnson, bass / Simon Joly Chorale / Philharmonia Orchestra / Robert Kraft, conductor
Cat. 8.557518-19
Bethlehem Down
A Babe is born • A maiden most gentle (arr. A. Carter) • Balulalow • Bethlehem Down • Corpus Christi Carol • De Virgin Mary had a baby boy (arr. T. Slessor) and others
Rachel Caccia, treble / Olivia Clarke, treble / Ashley Cooper, treble / Sam Davis, treble / Rachel Dinham, treble / Finchley Children's Music Group / Grace Rossiter, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557581
Available only in UK/English speaking territories.
This recording will be released internationally in the near future.
Christmas Choral Spectacular (A) (arr. Peter Breiner)
Coventry Carol • Deck the Hall • Ding Dong! Merrily on High • Gloucester Wassail • Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep • O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum) and others
Cecily Atkinson, alto / Lynton Atkinson, tenor / Margaret Burdett, soprano / Nigel Perrin, choirmaster / Jonathan Prentice, bass / Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Peter Breiner, conductor
Cat. 8.557585
HALFFTER: Dom Lindo de Almeria / La madrugada del panadero
Dom Lindo de Almeria, Op. 7b • La madrugada del panadero (The Baker's Dawn), Op. 12a • Obertura concertante, Op. 5 • Obertura festiva, Op. 21 • Paquiliztli, Op. 46
Maria Elena Barrientos, piano / Madrid Community Orchestra / Jose Ramon Encinar, conductor
Cat. 8.557623

SCHUMANN: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 / Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 • Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Bernd Glemser, piano
Cat. 8.557673

 

PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet (English narration)
Cat. 8.557675
Sound of Music (The): Enchanting Melodies of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Carousel (Selection) • Do I Hear a Waltz?: Do I Hear a Waltz? • No Strings: The Sweetest Sounds • Oklahoma (Selection) • South Pacific (Selection) • State Fair: It's a Grand Night for Singing and others
Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra / Richard Hayman, conductor
Cat. 8.555024
  Naxos 21st Century Classics
PETITGIRARD: Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man
Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man
Yves Blanchard, baritone / Robert Breault, tenor / Nicolas Courjal, bass / Christophe Crapez, tenor / Marie Devellereau, soprano / French Opera Chorus / Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra / Laurent Petitgirard, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557608-09
  Naxos American Classics
FOSTER: Foster for Brass
Beautiful Dreamer (arr. J. Krush) • Bronze Bob Tail Horse Quick Step (arr. T.L. Cornett) • California Quick Step (arr. J. Krush) • Camptown Quick Step (arr. J. Krush) • Colonel Meeker's Quick Step (arr. T.L. Cornett) • Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming (arr. B. Barrie) and others
Chestnut Brass Company
Cat. 8.559124
BARBER: Capricorn Concerto / A Hand of Bridge / Canzonetta
A Hand of Bridge • Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings • Capricorn Concerto, Op. 21 • Fadograph of a Yestern Scene, Op. 44 • Mutations from Bach • Vanessa, Op. 32: Intermezzo
John Gracie, trumpet / Karen Jones, flute / Stephane Rancourt, oboe / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Marin Alsop, conductor
Cat. 8.559135
GLASS: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3
Symphony No. 2 • Symphony No. 3
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, conductor
Cat. 8.559202
  Naxos American Jewish Music
WEILL: The Eternal Road (Highlights)
The Eternal Road (highlights)
Sigurd Brauns, choirmaster / Ted Christopher, baritone / Ian DeNolfo, tenor / Karl Dent, tenor / Constance Hauman, soprano / Berlin Radio Children's Choir / Ernst Senff Chor / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559402
Klezmer Concertos
Canzonetta • Hassidic Dance • K'li Zemer • Klezmer Rondos • Rocketeyka • The Maypole
Scott Goff, flute / David Krakauer, clarinet / Alberto Mizrahi, cantor / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Barcelona Symphony Orchestra / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559403
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Naomi and Ruth
Memorial Service for the Departed (excerpts) • Naomi and Ruth, Op. 27 • Prayers My Grandfather Wrote (excerpts) • Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122
Ted Christopher, baritone / Jeremy Cohen, tenor / Barbara Harbach, organ / Rodney Mariner, reader / Ana Maria Martinez, soprano / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus / London Chorus / New York Cantorial Choir / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields / Ronald Corp, conductor / Sir Neville Marriner, conductor / Neil Levin, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559404
ELLSTEIN: Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage, Vol. 1
Abi Gezunt • Der Alter Tsigayner • Der Dishvasher • Der Nayer Sher • Di Grine Kuzine • Du Shaynst Vi Di Zun and others
Robert Abelson, baritone / Bruce Adler / Robert Bloch, tenor / Joanne Borts, mezzo-soprano / Amy Goldstein, soprano / Vienna Chamber Orchestra / Barcelona Symphony Orchestra / Elli Jaffe, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559405
Introducing the World of American Jewish Music
Adon Olam • Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, Op. 65 • El Melekh Yoshev • Etudes on Liturgical Themes • Gates of Justice • Hashkiveinu and others
Bruce Adler / Robert Bloch, tenor / Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor / Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ / Richard Clement, tenor / New London Children's Choir / Ernst Senff Chor / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus / Baltimore Choral Arts Society / Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Juilliard Quartet / Dave Brubeck Trio / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vienna Chamber Orchestra / Barcelona Symphony Orchestra / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Oxford Philomusica / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields / Gerard Schwarz, conductor / Neil Levin, conductor / Elli Jaffe, conductor / Russell Gloyd, conductor / Avner Ital, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559406
BERNSTEIN: A Jewish Legacy
Four Sabras • Halil • Hashkiveinu • Invocation and Trance (from Dybbuk) • Israelite Chorus • Oif Mayn Khas'ne (At My Wedding) and others
Jean Barr, piano / Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor / Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ / Bonita Boyd, flute / Patrick Gnage, baritone / BBC Singers / Rochester Singers / Samuel Adler, conductor / Avner Itai, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559407
ACHRON: Violin Concerto No. 1 / The Golem / Two Tableaux
The Golem (Suite) • Two Tableaux from the Theatre Music to Belshazzar • Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 60
Elmar Oliveira, violin / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Barcelona Symphony Orchestra / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor / Joseph Silverstein, conductor
Cat. 8.559408
MILHAUD: Service Sacre
Service Sacre
Rodney Mariner, reader / Jaron Windmueller, baritone / Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559409
A Hanukka Celebration
Adonai Z'kharanu • Aspects of a Great Miracle • B'rakhot L'hanukka (Candlelighting benedictions) • Di Khanike Likht • Hannerot Hallalu • Hanukka Madrigal (Mi y'mallel?) and others
Abba Bogin, piano / Moshe Haschel, cantor / Zhou Jin, piano / Benzion Miller, cantor / Simon Spiro, cantor / New London Children's Choir / Schola Hebraeica / Coro Hebraeico / University of Southern Mississippi Chorale / Carolina Chamber Chorale / Rochester Singers / Cincinnati University CCM Wind Symphony / Ronald Corp, conductor / Neil Levin, conductor / Samuel Adler, conductor / Tim Koch, conductor / Rodney Winther, conductor
Cat. 8.559410
Jewish Music in Colonial America
Barukh Habba (Psalm 118:26-29) • Evening Kinot: Chants and Elegies for Tisha B'av • Kabbalat Shabbat and Sabbath Evening Liturgy • Morning Kinot • Shira Hadasha (Morning Liturgy) • Torah Reading: Parashat Emor
Donald Barnum, choirmaster / Ira L. Rohde, cantor / Schola Hebraeica
Cat. 8.559411
  Marco Polo
HOMS: Piano Sonata No. 2 / Presences / 9 Sketches
3 Sardanes • 9 Apunts (9 Sketches) • Diptych II • Piano Sonata No. 2 • Presencies (Presences) • Record del mar (Memory of the Sea) and others
Jordi Maso, piano / Miquel Villalba, piano
Cat. 8.225294
  Naxos DVD Audio
Christmas Choral Spectacular (A) (arr. Peter Breiner)
Coventry Carol • Deck the Hall • Ding Dong! Merrily on High • Gloucester Wassail • Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep • O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum) and others
Cecily Atkinson, alto / Lynton Atkinson, tenor / Margaret Burdett, soprano / Nigel Perrin, choirmaster / Jonathan Prentice, bass / Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Peter Breiner, conductor
Cat. 5.110095
CHARPENTIER: Messe de Minuit pour Noel / Te Deum
Te Deum, H. 146 • Dixit Dominus, H. 204 • Gloria • Credo • Noel: Laissez paitre vos betes • Sanctus and Benedictus • Agnus Dei and others
Colin Ainsworth, tenor / Jane Archibald, soprano / Michele de Boer, soprano / Estaban Cambre, bass / Anne L'Esperance, soprano / James McLennan, tenor / Marion Newman, alto / David Nortman, tenor / Nancy Reynolds, alto / Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone Aradia Ensemble Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 5.110054
  Naxos SACD
CHARPENTIER: Messe de Minuit pour Noel / Te Deum
Dixit Dominus, H. 204 • Messe de Minuit pour Noel, H. 9 • Te Deum, H. 146
Colin Ainsworth, tenor / Jane Archibald, soprano / Michele de Boer, soprano / Estaban Cambre, bass / Anne L'Esperance, soprano / Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon, conductor and others
Cat. 6.110054
Christmas Choral Spectacular (A) (arr. Peter Breiner)
Coventry Carol • Deck the Hall • Ding Dong! Merrily on High • Gloucester Wassail • Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep • O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum) and others
Cecily Atkinson, alto / Lynton Atkinson, tenor / Margaret Burdett, soprano / Nigel Perrin, choirmaster / Jonathan Prentice, bass / Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Peter Breiner, conductor
Cat. 6.110095
  Marco Polo DVD Video
PETITGIRARD: Elephant Man
Cat. 2.220001
  Great Opera Recordings
Opera Explained: An Introduction to VERDI Falstaff
Cat. 8.558158
  Naxos Historical Recordings
SULLIVAN: Ruddigore (D'Oyly Carte) (1950)
Ruddigore
Ann Drummond-Grant, contralto / Darrell Fancourt, bass-baritone / Radley Flynn, bass / Martyn Green, baritone / Neville Griffiths, tenor / D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus / D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra / Isidore Godfrey, conductor and others
Cat. 8.110295
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 (Moiseiwitsch) (1950, 1938)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 • Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor"
Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Philharmonia Orchestra / George Szell, conductor / Malcolm Sargent, conductor
Cat. 8.110776
Powell, Maud: Complete Recordings, Vol. 4 (1904-1917)
Adoration • Au bord d'un ruisseau (At the Brook), Op. 52 • Ave Maria • Bouquet americain, Op. 33: St. Patricks Day • Capriccio Valse, Op. 7 • Divertimento No. 17 in D major, K. 334: Minuet and others
Rosario Bourdon, cello / George Falkenstein, piano / Fruncillo, viola / Francis Lapitino, harp / Arthur Loesser, piano / Studio Orchestra and others
Cat. 8.110993
Gigli, Beniamino: London, New York and Milan Recordings (1931-1932)
A canzone 'e Napule • Addio • Cavaleria rusticana: No, no Turiddu • Cavelleria rusticana: Tu qui, Santuzza? • Eres tu • Faust, Act III: Quel trouble inconnu... Salut, demeure and others
Dusolina Giannini, soprano / Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Milan La Scala Orchestra / Nathaniel Shilkret Orchestra / John Barbirolli Orchestra / Eugene Goossens Orchestra / John Barbirolli, conductor / Eugene Goossens, conductor / Nathaniel Shilkret, conductor / Carlo Sabajno, conductor
Cat. 8.110268
  Naxos Nostalgia
MITCHELL, Guy: The Roving Kind (1950-1953)
A Beggar In Love • A Little Kiss Goodnight • Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle • Feet Up (Pat Him On The Po-Po) • I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) • Marrying For Love and others
Mindy Carson, vocals / Rosemary Clooney, vocals / Doris Day, vocals / Guy Mitchell, vocals / Mitch Miller Chorus / Norman Luboff Children's Choir / Norman Luboff Chorus / Paul Weston Orchestra / Percy Faith Orchestra / Mitch Miller Orchestra / Norman Luboff Orchestra
Cat. 8.120778
Not available in the United States.
This recording will be released internationally in the near future.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
BASIE, Count: Rock-A-Bye Basie (1939-1940)
And The Angels Sing • Baby, Don't Tell On Me • Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea • Blow Top • Dickie's Dream • Easy Does It and others
Count Basie, organ / Helen Humes, vocals / Jimmy Rushing, vocals / Count Basie's Kansas City Seven / Count Basie Orchestra
Cat. 8.120736
Not available in the United States.
This recording will be released internationally in the near future.
HOLIDAY, Billie: You're My Thrill (1944-1949)
'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do • Big Stuff • Crazy He Calls Me • Deep Song • Do Your Duty • Don't Explain and others
Louis Armstrong, vocals / Billie Holiday, vocals / Studio ensemble / Toots Camarata Orchestra / Gordon Jenkins Orchestra / Bob Haggart Orchestra / Sy Oliver Orchestra / Bill Stegmeyer Orchestra / John Simmons Orchestra / Buster Harding Orchestra
Cat. 8.120750
Not available in the United States.
This recording will be released internationally in the near future.
 

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