Newsletter No.94
March 1, 2005
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  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.

  March 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
WEISS: Lute Sonatas Nos. 7, 23, and 45
Lute Sonata No. 23 in B flat major • Lute Sonata No. 45 in A major • Lute Sonata No. 7 in C minor
Robert Barto, lute
Cat. 8.555722
KOEHNE: Inflight Entertainment / Powerhouse / Elevator Music
Elevator Music • Inflight Entertainment • Powerhouse • Unchained Melody
Diana Doherty, oboe / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Cat. 8.555847
GRANADOS: Album of Melodies / Cardboard Soldiers / The Mermaid
Album de melodias, Paris 1888, DLR III:2 • Carezza, Vals (Caress, Waltz), DLR VII:3 • Clotilde, DLR III:3 • Dans le bois (In the Forest), DLR III:11 • Dolora, DLR III:7 • Elvira, DLR III:2 and others
Douglas Riva, piano
Cat. 8.557142
BRITTEN: Folk Song Arrangements
At the mid hour of night • Avenging and bright • Bonny at Morn • Ca' the yowes • Come you not from Newcastle? • Dear Harp of my Country! and others
Carlos Bonell, guitar / Graham Johnson, piano / Christopher van Kampen, cello / Philip Langridge, tenor / Felicity Lott, soprano
Cat. 8.557220-21
ELGAR: Marches
Caractacus, Op. 35: Triumphal March • Coronation March, Op. 65 • Empire March • Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42, No. 2: Funeral March • Military Marches, Op. 39, Nos. 1-5, "Pomp and Circumstance" • Polonia, Op. 76 and others
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 8.557273
BERLIOZ: Nuits d'ete (Les) / CHAUSSON: Poeme de l’amour et de la mer / DUKAS: La peri
La peri (The Fairy) • Les nuits d'ete (The Nights of Summer), Op. 7 • Poeme de l’amour et de la mer (Poem of Love and of the Sea), Op. 19
Elsa Maurus, mezzo-soprano / Lille National Orchestra / Jean-Claude Casadesus, conductor
Cat. 8.557274
BRIDGE: Phantasy / String Quartets Nos. 2 and 4
Phantasy, Piano Quartet in F sharp minor • String Quartet No. 2 in G minor • String Quartet No. 4
Martin Roscoe, piano / Maggini Quartet
Cat. 8.557283
POULENC: Flute Sonata / MESSIAEN: Le Merle Noir / BOULEZ: Sonatine
Chant de Linos • Flute Sonata • Le merle noir • Sonatine
Patrick Gallois, flute / Lydia Wong, piano
Cat. 8.557328
CARISSIMI: Jephte / Jonas
Dai piu riposti abissi (From the Most Hidden Abysses) • Historia di Ionas (The Story of Jonas) • Historia di Jephte (The Story of Jephthah)
Consortium Carissimi / Vittorio Zanon, conductor
Cat. 8.557390
BUXTEHUDE: Harpsichord Works
Air with Two Variations in A minor, BuxWV 249 • Canzonetta in G major, BuxWV 171 • Chorale Partita, “Auf meinen lieben Gott”, BuxWV 179 • La Capricciosa: 32 Variations on the “Bergamasca”, BuxWV 250 • Prelude in G major, BuxWV 162 • Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 163 and others
Glen Wilson, harpsichord
Cat. 8.557413
BACH, J. S.: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano / Sunhae Im, soprano / Hanno Muller-Brachmann, bass-baritone / Markus Schafer, tenor / Dresden Chamber Choir / Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor
Cat. 8.557448-49
VANHAL: Symphonies, Vol. 3
Symphony in A flat major, Bryan Ab1 • Symphony in C minor, Bryan c2 • Symphony in D major, Bryan D2 • Symphony in G major, Bryan G6
Toronto Camerata / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 8.557483
STRAVINSKY: Firebird (The) / Petrushka
Petrushka (1947 version) • The Firebird (complete original version)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Robert Craft, conductor
Cat. 8.557500
GUARNIERI: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3
Piano Concerto No. 1 • Piano Concerto No. 2 • Piano Concerto No. 3
Max Barros, piano / Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Conlin, conductor
Cat. 8.557666
CELLO (THE ART OF THE)
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65 • Grand Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano, Op. 104 • Trio in G major for Flute, Cello and Piano, Hob.XV:15
Franz Bartolomey, cello / Monika Guca, flute / Madoka Inui, piano
Cat. 8.557708
ESCUDERO: Illeta
Gaubela (Wake) • Eliza Bidean (Procession to the Church) • Illeta (Funeral) • Kanposantu Bidean (Procession to the Cemetery) • Eorzketa eta Azken Agurra (Burial and Final Farewell)
Ricardo Salaberria, baritone / Coral Andra Mari / Bilbao Symphony Orchestra / Juan Jose Mena, conductor
Cat. 8.557629
OHZAWA: Piano Concerto No.3, 'Kamikaze' / Symphony No.3
Piano Concerto No. 3 in A flat major, "Kamikaze" • Symphony No. 3, "Symphony of the Founding of Japan"
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557416
  Naxos Opera
GLUCK: Orphee et Euridice
Orphee et Euridice (1774 Paris Version)
Catherine Dubosc, soprano / Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, tenor / Suzie Le Blanc, soprano / Opera Lafayette Chorus / Opera Lafayette Orchestra / Ryan Brown, conductor
Cat. 8.660185-86
  Naxos American Classics
GRANT STILL: In Memoriam / Africa / Symphony No. 1, 'Afro-American'
Africa • In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy • Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American"
Fort Smith Symphony / John Jeter, conductor
Cat. 8.559174
IVES: Three Quarter-Tone Pieces / Five Take-Offs / Hallowe'en / Sunrise
3 Quarter-Tone Pieces • Aeschylus and Sophocles • Five Take-offs • Hallowe’en • In Re Con Moto et al, Op. 20 • On the Antipodes and others
Rachel Evans, viola / Eva Gruesser, violin / Beverly Lauridsen, cello / Joel Sachs, drum / Joel Sachs, piano / Continuum and others
Cat. 8.559194
BRUBECK: Songs
All My Love • Day After Day • Don't Forget Me • Dream Dust / Hold Fast to Dreams • Final Curve / Search • Hold Fast to Dreams and others
Dave Brubeck, piano / John De Haan, tenor / Jane Giering De Haan, soprano / Cliff Jackson, piano
Cat. 8.559220
  Naxos American Jewish Music
ADLER: Symphony No. 5 / Nuptial Scene / The Binding
Ahavat Olam • Bar'khu • El Melekh Yoshev • Five Sephardic Choruses • Hashkivenu • Nuptial Scene and others
Roslyn Jhunever Barak, cantor / Margaret Bishop Kohler, mezzo-soprano / Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano / Mary Ellen Callahan, soprano / Ted Christopher, baritone / Rochester Singers / Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir / Eastman Players / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Samuel Adler, conductor / Patrick Gardner, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559415
Available only in North America.
TOCH: Cantata of the Bitter Herbs / Jephta
Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, Op. 65 • Jephta (Symphony No. 5)
Theodore Bikel, narrator / Ted Christopher, baritone / Richard Clement, tenor / Carol Meyer, soprano / Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo-soprano / Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559417
Available only in North America.
  Marco Polo
STRAUSS I, J.: Edition - Vol. 6
Alexandra-Walzer (Alexandra Waltz), Op. 56 • Carnevals-Spende, Walzer (Carnival Contribution, Waltz), Op. 60 • Die vier Temperamente, Walzer (The Four Temperaments, Waltz), Op. 59 • Fra Diavolo Cotillons, Op. 41 • Jager-Polka (Huntsman Polka) • Mein schonster Tag in Baden, Walzer (My Fairest Day in Baden, Waltz), Op. 58 and others
Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina / Christian Pollack, conductor
Cat. 8.225282
  Naxos DVD Audio
BACH, J. S.: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano / Sunhae Im, soprano / Hanno Muller-Brachmann, bass-baritone / Markus Schafer, tenor / Dresden Chamber Choir / Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor
Cat. 5.110102-03
  Naxos SACD
STRAVINSKY: Vol. II (Robert Craft Collection)
Cat. 6.110081
BACH, J. S.: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano / Sunhae Im, soprano / Hanno Muller-Brachmann, bass-baritone / Markus Schafer, tenor / Dresden Chamber Choir / Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor
Cat. 6.110102-03
SHOSTAKOVICH: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 - 2 / The Bolt / Tahiti Trot
Jazz Suite No. 1 • Jazz Suite No. 2 • Tahiti Trot, Op. 16, "Tea for Two" • The Bolt (Ballet Suite), Op. 27a
Russian State Symphony Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 6.110104
  Naxos Historical Recordings
WAGNER: Lohengrin (Windgassen, Steber, Keilberth) (1953)
Lohengrin
Theo Adam, bass / Hans Braun, baritone / Josef Greindl, bass / Alfons Herwig, baritone / Josef Janko, tenor / Bayreuth Festival Chorus / Bayreuth Festival Orchestra / Joseph Keilberth, conductor and others
Cat. 8.110308-10
MCCORMACK, John: Acoustic Recordings (The) (1910-1911)
An Evening Song • Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms • Dear Little Shamrock • Faust: All'erta! All'erta • I Hear You Calling Me • Il Barbiere di Siviglia: O il meglio mi scordavo... Numero guindici and others
Emmy Destinn, soprano / John McCormack, tenor / Nellie Melba, soprano / Mario Sammarco, baritone / Edna Thornton, contralto / Victor Orchestra / Studio Orchestra / New Symphony Orchestra / Landon Ronald, conductor / Percy Pitt, conductor
Cat. 8.110329
DELIUS: Orchestral Works, Vol. 4 (Beecham) (1946-1952)
Brigg Fair (An English Rhapsody) • Dance Rhapsody No. 1 • Marche Caprice • North Country Sketches • On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring • Over the Hills and Far Away
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Beecham, conductor
Cat. 8.110984
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / FRANCK: Violin Sonatas (Heifetz) (1937-1951)
Violin Sonata in A major • Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 • Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"
Jascha Heifetz, violin / William Kapell, piano / Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano / Artur Rubinstein, piano
Cat. 8.110990
LEHAR: Merry Widow (The) (Schwartzkopf, Kunz, Gedda) (1953)
Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Nicolai Gedda, tenor / Otakar Kraus, baritone / Erich Kunz, baritone / Emmy Loose, soprano / Anton Niessner, baritone / Joseph Schmidinger, bass / Elisabeth Schwartzkopf, soprano / Philharmonia Chorus / Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Ackermann, conductor
Cat. 8.111007
  Naxos Jazz Legends
MONK, Thelonious: Let's Cool One (1950-1952)
Ask Me Now • Bemsha Swing • Bye-Ya • Carolina Moon • Criss Cross • Eronel and others
Milt Jackson, vibraphone / Thelonious Monk, piano / Charlie Parker, alto saxophone / Thelonious Monk Sextet / Thelonious Monk Quintet / Thelonious Monk Quartet / Thelonious Monk Trio / Charlie Parker Orchestra
Cat. 8.120673
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational
Art & Music: Vermeer - Music of His Time
Ach Liebste lass uns eilen • Allemande grave in F major • Allemande in C major • Consort Set a 5 in C major • Laudate pueri, H. 149 • Mass for Four Voices: Kyrie and others
Various artists
Cat. 8.558159
Discover Music of the Baroque Era
Concerto grosso in B minor, Op. 6, No. 12: III. Larghetto, e piano - Variatio • Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio • Sonata in D minor, K. 120: Allegrissimo • Cantata, BWV 51: Aria, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen • Miserere mei • La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire and others
Various artists
Cat. 8.558160-61
  Naxos AudioBooks
ANDERSEN: Thumbelina and Other Fairy Tales
The Brave Tin Soldier • The Butterfly • The Flea and the Professor • The Flying Trunk • The Metal Pig • The Nightingale and others
Eleanor Buchan, reader / Richard Cuthbertson, reader / Helen Davies, reader / Michael Head, reader / Julian McDonnell, reader / and others
Cat. NA233512
NESBIT: The Wouldbegoods
The Wouldbegoods
Teresa Gallagher, reader
Cat. NA333612
JEROME: Three Men in a Boat
Three Men in a Boat
Martin Jarvis, reader
Cat. NA635512
CHEKHOV: In the Ravine and other short stories
Oh! the Public • The Chorus Girl • The Trousseau • A Story Without a Title • Children • Misery • Fat and Thin 05:02 • The Beggar 11:55 • Hush! • The Orator • An Actor's End and others
Kenneth Branagh
Cat. NA326112
DICKENS: Great Expectations
An Encounter In The Churchyard • Pip's Theft • The Convict • A Visit To Miss Havisham • Preparation And Parting and others
Anton Lesser
Cat. NA408212
SHAKESPEARE: King Richard III
Michael Maloney / Geraldine McEwan / Nicholas Farrell / Stella Gonet
Cat. NA321712
  TDK DVD
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio (PAL)
Camilla Nylund, soprano / Jonas Kaufmann, tenor / Alfred Muff, baritone / Laszlo Polgar, bass / Elizabeth Rae Magnuson, soprano / Christoph Strehl, tenor / Gunther Groissbock, bass / Boguslaw Bidzinski, tenor / Gabriel Bermudez, baritone
Zurich Opera House Chorus
Zurich Opera House Orchestra
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Cat. DV-OPFID
ABBADO DOCUMENTARY (PAL)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra / Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Cat. DV-DOCABB
GREAT DANCERS OF OUR TIME (PAL)
Vladimir Malakhov, dancer / Lucia Laccara, dancer / Kiyoko Kimura, dancer
Cat. DV-DOCGDT
ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET, PART 2 (PAL)
Archie Shepp, saxophone / Siegfried Kessler, piano / Cameron Brown, bass / Clifford Jarvis, drums
Cat. DV-JASQ2
  Arthaus DVD
KUBELIK: Music is My Country (NTSC)
RAFAEL KUBELIK:
MUSIC IS MY COUNTRY
A Film by Reiner E. Moritz
Cat. 100723
VERDI: Macbeth (NTSC)
Giuseppe VERDI
MACBETH
Kostas Paskalis, James Morris, Josephine Barstow
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus, The Glyndebourne Ballet, John Pritchard
Cat. 101095
ARTHAUS MUSIK DVD SAMPLER III (NTSC)
Featuring artists including Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Claudio Abbado, Montserrat Caballé, Burkard Schliesmann, Philip Langridge, Vesselina Kasarova, Willard White and many more
Cat. 100773
  BBC / Opus Arte DVD
HOLST: The Planets
BBC National Orchestra of Wales / David Atherton
Cat. OA0916D
DAVIS: A Simple Man
Christopher Gable, Moira Shearer, Northern Ballet Theatre, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Carl Davis
Cat. OA0914D
  EuroArts DVD
EUROPA KONZERT 2004 (PAL)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1
Piano Quartet No.1 (orchestration: Arnold Schoenberg)
Daniel Barenboim, piano
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
Cat. 2053659
BACH, J.S: The Well Tempered Clavier (PAL)
Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Joanna McGregor, piano
Nikolai Demidenko, piano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Cat. 2050309
GREAT STARS OF OPERA (NTSC)
Favorite Arias and Scenes by Rossini, Mozart, Bizet, J. Strauss II, Puccini, Cilea, Verdi & Lehar,Agnes Baltsa · Neil Shicoff · Lucia Aliberti
Anna Tomowa-Sintow · Kurt Rydl · Deborah Sasson
Gunther Emmerlich · Sandra Schwarzhaupt
Daniela Barcellona · Vincenzo La Scola Cat. 2054028
 


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