Newsletter No.95
April 1, 2005
  Naxos News
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  • Key American Literature
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Musical Biographies
  • Cultural Histories
  • Opera Explained
  • English and American Poetry
  • Biography
  • Popular Classics
  • Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes
  • Women Writers
  • Junior Classics
  • Children's Favourites
  • Children's Classics
  • Shakespeare Plays
  • Classic History Texts
  • Great Epics and Great Tales
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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.

  April 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
VINTAGE BROADWAY: Orchestral Selections
Can-Can (selections) • Finian's Rainbow (selections) • Flower Drum Song (selections) • Funny Girl (selections) • Kiss Me, Kate (selections) • Me and Juliet (selections) and others
Richard Hayman Orchestra / Richard Hayman, conductor
Cat. 8.555025
SCHUMANN, R.:
Belsazar, Op. 57 • Der arme Peter, Op. 53, No. 3 • Dichterliebe, Op. 48 • Liederkreis, Op. 24
Thomas Bauer, baritone / Uta Hielscher, piano
Cat. 8.557075
REGER: Organ Sonata No. 2
12 Organ Pieces, Op. 65, Nos. 7-12 • Chorale Fantasia on 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme', Op. 52, No. 2 • Organ Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 60
Stefan Frank, organ
Cat. 8.557186
BRITTEN:
Johnson Over Jordan (Suite) (arr. P. Hindmarsh) • Paul Bunyan, Op. 17: Overture (arr. C. Matthews) • Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13 • Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13: III. Recitative and Aria (original third movement)
Joanna MacGregor, piano / London Symphony Orchestra / English Chamber Orchestra / Steuart Bedford, conductor
Cat. 8.557197
BUXTEHUDE: 7 Sonatas, Op. 1
John Holloway, violin / Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba / Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord
Cat. 8.557248
LISZT:
2 Polonaises, S223/R44 • 3 morceaux suisses, S156a/R8 • Album d'un voyageur, S156/R8: Au bord d’une source • Ballade No. 1 in D flat major, S170/R15, "Le chant du croise" • Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S171/R16
Jean Dube, piano
Cat. 8.557364
HAYDN:
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2
Max Ciolek, choirmaster / Sunhae Im, soprano / Jan Kobow, tenor / Hanno Muller-Brachmann, bass-baritone / Christine Wehler, alto / Cologne Vocal Ensemble / Capella Augustina / Andreas Spering, conductor
Cat. 8.557380-81
MAXWELL DAVIES:
Naxos Quartet No. 3 • Naxos Quartet No. 4, "Children's Games"
Maggini Quartet
Cat. 8.557397
BARTOK:
Dance Suite, Sz 77 • Hungarian Pictures, Sz 97 • The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz 73 (Op. 19)
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, conductor
Cat. 8.557433
GURIDI:
Amaya, Act II: Espatadantza (Sword Dance) • Sinfonia pirenaica (Pyrenean Symphony)
Gorka Sierra, choirmaster / Bilbao Choral Society / Bilbao Symphony Orchestra / Theo Alcantara, conductor / Juan Jose Mena, conductor
Cat. 8.557631
FROBERGER: Toccatas and Partitas / Meditation / Lamentation on the Death of Ferdinand III
Sergio Vartolo, harpsichord
Cat. 8.557472-73
QUILTER: Folk-Song Arrangements / Part-Songs for Women's Voices (Complete)
Philip Langridge, tenor / David Owen Norris, piano / Amanda Pitt, soprano / Joanne Thomas, mezzo-soprano / David Wilson-Johnson, bass-baritone
Cat. 8.557495
SCHUMANN, C.:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7 • Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Rodolfo Bonucci, violin / Francesco Nicolosi, piano / Andrea Noferini, cello / Alma Mahler Sinfonietta / Stefania Rinaldi, conductor
Cat. 8.557552
  Naxos American Classics
TATUM: Improvisations
Aunt Hagar’s Blues • Cherokee • Elegy • Emaline • Get Happy • Hallelujah and others
Steven Mayer, piano
Cat. 8.559130
KIRCHNER:
Duo for Violin and Piano • Lily: Flutings • Piano Sonata • Piano Trio • Triptych
Maria Kitsopoulos, cello / Beverly Lauridsen, cello / Geoffrey Michaels, violin / Elizabeth Perry, violin / Jayn Rosenfeld, flute / Continuum and others
Cat. 8.559195
CHADWICK:
Symphonic Sketches • Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 21
Ukrainian National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Cat. 8.559213
BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Christine Brewer, soprano / Measha Brueggergosman, soprano / Ilana Davidson, soprano / Nmon Ford, baritone / Nathan Lee Graham, vocals / Michigan University Choir / Michigan University Chamber Choir / Michigan University Musical Society Choral Union / Michigan State University Children's Choir / Michigan University Orpheus Singers / Contemporary Directions Ensemble / Michigan University Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559216-18
  Naxos American Jewish Music
DIAMOND: Ahava / Music for Prayer
Ahava - Brotherhood • Hamma'ariv aravim • Mi khamokha • Mizmor L'David: Music for Prayer • Vay'khullu
Theodore Bikel, narrator / Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ / Elaine Close, soprano / Karl Dent, tenor / Margery Dodds, organ / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus / Carolina Chamber Chorale / Rochester Singers / Texas Tech University Choir / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor / Joseph Cullen, conductor / Samuel Adler, conductor / Timothy Koch, conductor / Kenneth Davis, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559412
BEN-AMOTS: Celestial Dialogues / Hashkivenu / Shtetl Songs
Celestial Dialogues • Hashkivenu - Song of the Angels • Psalm 81 • Shtetl Songs
Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev, soprano / Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ / Petr Hladik, percussion / David Krakauer, clarinet / Rostislav Mikeska, percussion / Alberto Mizrahi, cantor / John Musto, piano / BBC Singers / Permonik Children's Choir / Barcelona Symphony-National Orchestra of Catalonia / Kenneth Kiesler, conductor / Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor / Eva Seinerova, conductor
Cat. 8.559421
  Marco Polo
SPOHR:
String Quartet No. 24 in G major, Op. 82, No. 2 • String Quartet No. 25 in A minor, Op. 82, No. 3
Moscow Philharmonic Concertino Quartet
Cat. 8.225306
  Naxos DVD Audio
BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Christine Brewer, soprano / Measha Brueggergosman, soprano / Ilana Davidson, soprano / Nmon Ford, baritone / Nathan Lee Graham, vocals / Michigan University Choir / Michigan University Chamber Choir / Michigan University Musical Society Choral Union / Michigan State University Children's Choir / Michigan University Orpheus Singers / Contemporary Directions Ensemble / Michigan University Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin, conductor and others
Cat. 5.110083-85
BARTOK:
Dance Suite, Sz 77 • Hungarian Pictures, Sz 97 • The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz 73 (Op. 19)
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, conductor
Cat. 5.110088
  Naxos SACD
HAYDN:
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2
Max Ciolek, choirmaster / Sunhae Im, soprano / Jan Kobow, tenor / Hanno Muller-Brachmann, bass-baritone / Christine Wehler, alto / Cologne Vocal Ensemble / Capella Augustina / Andreas Spering, conductor
Cat. 6.110073-74
BARTOK:
Dance Suite, Sz 77 • Hungarian Pictures, Sz 97 • The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz 73 (Op. 19)
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, conductor
Cat. 6.110088
  Naxos Historical Recordings
BJORLING, Jussi: Lieder and Songs (1939-1952)
Adelaide, Op. 46 • An die Leier, D. 737 • An Sylvia, D. 891 • Cacilie, Op. 27, No. 2 • Die Allmacht, D. 852 • Die Forelle, D. 550 and others
Jussi Bjorling, tenor / Harry Ebert, piano / Frederick Schauwecker, piano
Cat. 8.110789
BACH, J.S. / TARTINI: Violin Concertos (Szigeti) (1937-1954)
TARTINI (ed. Pente; arr. Szigeti): Violin Concerto in D minor • BACH (arr. Szigeti):Arioso (Largo from Clavier Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056) • BACH: Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra, BWV 1043 With Carl Flesch, Violin • BACH: Violin Concerto in D minor (Restored by Reitz from Clavier Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052) • BACH: Violin Concerto in G minor (Restored by G. Schreck from Clavier Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056; ed. Szigeti)
Carl Flesch, violin / Joseph Szigeti, violin / Studio Orchestra / Columbia Symphony Orchestra / New Friends of Music Orchestra / George Szell, conductor / Walter Goehr, conductor / Fritz Stiedry, conductor
Cat. 8.110979
CASALS, Pablo: Encores and Transcriptions, Vol. 4 (1916-1920)
HAYDN: Minuet in C major • HAYDN: Adagio from Concerto No. 2 in D major, Op. 101 • BOCCHERINI:Allegro from Sonata in A major, G4 • WAGNER: Abendstern • SCHUMANN: Abendlied • MOZART: Larghetto from Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 • SCHUMANN: Träumerei, Op. 15 • SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan • SCHUMANN: Abendlied • HANDEL: Largo from Xerxes • LISZT: Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat • J.S. BACH: Air from Suite No. 3 in D major and others
Charles Albert Baker, piano / Pablo Casals, cello / Walter Golde, piano / Studio ensemble / Studio Orchestra
Cat. 8.110986
FERRIER, Kathleen: Songs of the British Isles (1949-1952)
A soft day • Blow the wind southerly (arr. W.G. Whittaker) • Ca' the yowes (arr. M. Jacobson) • Come you not from Newcastle (arr. B. Britten) • Down by the Salley Gardens (arr. H. Hughes) • Drink to me only (arr. R. Quilter) and others
Kathleen Ferrier, contralto / John Newmark, piano / Phyllis Spurr, piano / Frederick Stone, piano
Cat. 8.111081
  Naxos Nostalgia
MCCORMACK, John: Remember (1911-1928)
A Dream • Angel's Serenade • Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming • Cradle Song 1915 (Caprice Viennois) • Dear Old Pal Of Mine • Funiculi, Funicula and others
Fritz Kreisler, violin / John McCormack, tenor / Vincent O'Brien, piano / Edwin Schneider, piano / Studio Chorus / Studio Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon Orchestra / Nathaniel Shilkret Orchestra / Josef Pasternack Orchestra / Walter B. Rogers Orchestra
Cat. 8.120782
Not available in the United States.
PORTER: Kiss Me, Kate (Original Broadway Cast) (1949) / Let's Face It (1941)
Kiss Me, Kate • Let's Face It: A Little Rumba Numba • Let's Face It: Ace in the Hole • Let's Face It: Ev'rything I Love • Let's Face It: Everything I Love - You Irritate Me So • Let's Face It: Farming and others
Harry Clark, vocals / Edwin Clay, vocals / Fred Davis, vocals / Jack Diamond, vocals / Alfred Drake, vocals / Studio Chorus / Original Broadway Cast Chorus / Harry Sosnik Orchestra / Johnny Green Orchestra / Original Broadway Cast Orchestra / William Scotty Cotillion Room Orchestra / Max Meth Orchestra / Johnny Green, conductor / Pembroke Davenport, conductor / Max Meth, conductor / Harry Sosnik, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120788
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
DORSEY BROTHERS: Stop, Look And Listen (1932-1935)
(I Can Make Most Anything But) I Can't Make A Man • Annie's Cousin Fannie • Basin Street Blues • By Heck • Dipper Mouth Blues • Heat Wave and others
Mildred Bailey, vocals / Bing Crosby, vocals / Bob Crosby, vocals / Jimmy Dorsey, alto saxophone / Tommy Dorsey, vocals / The Boswell Sisters / Dorsey Brothers Orchestra and others
Cat. 8.120762
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational
Opera Explained:
An Introduction to... DEBUSSY Pelleas et Melisande
David Timson, reader
Cat. 8.558172
  Naxos AudioBooks
NIETZSCHE: Thus spoke Zarathustra
Jon Cartwright, reader / Alex Jennings, reader
Cat. NA432512
DICKENS: Nicholas Nickleby
Anton Lesser, reader
Cat. NA632612
DOYLE: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, III
David Timson, reader
Cat. NA319112
  Naxos World
TRIBUTE TO STESHA (A): EARLY MUSIC OF RUSSIAN GYPSIES
Akh, kogda b ia prezhde znala (Ah, Had I Known Before) (arr. A. Aliabiev) • Akhti, matushka, golova bolit (Ah, Mother, I Have a Headache) • Chaso palo chaso (Hour After Hour) • Chem tebya ia ogorchila? (How Did I Upset You?) (arr. Talisman) • Chernobrovyi, chernookii (A Dark-Eyed Lad) (arr. D. Kashin) • Golubchik (My Little Dove) (arr. I. Rupin) and others
Oleg Timofeyev, seven-string guitar / Talisman / Kolpakov Trio
Cat. 76065-2
 

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