Newsletter No.96
May 1, 2005
  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.

  May 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
FALLA:
El amor brujo (Love, the Magician; 1924 version) • El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) • La vida breve, Act II: Danza
Asturias Symphony Orchestra / Maximiano Valdes, conductor
Cat. 8.557800
BRAHMS: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 14
5 Waltzes, Op. 39 (arr. 2 pianos) • Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26 (arr. piano 4-hands)
Christian Kohn, piano / Silke-Thora Matthies, piano
Cat. 8.554821
REGONDI: Airs Varies / Reverie, Op. 19 / MERTZ: Bardenklange, Op. 13
Ricardo Gallen, guitar
Cat. 8.555285
BARTOK: For Children, Sz. 42
Jeno Jando, piano
Cat. 8.555998
HANDEL:
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55
Barbara Hannigan, soprano / Stephan MacLeod, bass / Linda Perillo, soprano / Knut Schoch, tenor / Junge Kantorei / Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra / Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor
Cat. 8.557057-58
BRITTEN:
Four Sea Interludes, Op. 33a • Gloriana, Op. 53a (Symphonic Suite) • Passacaglia, Op. 33b • Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Osian Ellis, harp / Keiron Moore, oboe / Alexander Taylor, viola / London Symphony Orchestra / Steuart Bedford, conductor
Cat. 8.557196
BOYCE: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2
Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 8.557278
STRAVINSKY:
Agon • Apollo (1947 revision) • Orpheus
London Symphony Orchestra / St. Luke's Orchestra / Robert Craft, conductor
Cat. 8.557502
BARTOK: String Quartets (Complete)
Vermeer Quartet
Cat. 8.557543-44
BACH, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006
Jaap Schroder, violin
Cat. 8.557563-64
BAX: Piano Sonatas Nos. 3 and 4 / Water Music / Winter Waters
Ashley Wass, piano
Cat. 8.557592
STAINER:
The Crucifixion
Simon Bailey, bass / Stephen Farr, organ / James Gilchrist, tenor / Clare College Choir, Cambridge / Tim Brown, conductor
Cat. 8.557624
FINZI: I Said to Love / Let Us Garlands Bring / Before and After Summer
Iain Burnside, piano / Roderick Williams, baritone
Cat. 8.557644
DYSON: Symphony in G Major / Concerto da Chiesa / At the Tabard Inn
Helen Cox, violin / Stuart Green, viola / Duncan Riddell, violin / Timothy Walden, cello / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Cat. 8.557720
BRIAN: Symphony No. 18 / Violin Concerto / The Jolly Miller
Marat Bisengaliev, violin / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Lionel Friend, conductor
Cat. 8.557775
AKUTAGAWA: Ellora Symphony / Trinita Sinfonica / Rhapsody
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Cat. 8.555975
SCHUBERT: Lied Edition 18 - Schiller, Vols. 3 and 4
Der Jungling am Bache, D. 30 (1st setting) • Das Geheimnis, D. 250 (1st setting) • Leichenfantasie, D. 7 • Der Graf von Habsburg, D. 990 • Der Jungling am Bache, D. 192 (2nd setting) • Die Erwartung, D. 159 and others
Maya Boog, soprano / Ulrich Eisenlohr, piano / Lothar Odinius, tenor
Cat. 8.557369-70
IBERT: Macbeth / Golgotha / Don Quichotte
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Adriano
Cat. 8.557607
  Naxos American Classics
COPLAND: Piano Sonata / Piano Fantasy / Piano Variations
Benjamin Pasternack, piano
Cat. 8.559184
SCHUMAN: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 9 / Circus Overture / Orchestra Song
Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559254
  Naxos American Jewish Music
ADOLPHE: Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering / Mikhoels the Wise (Excerpt)
John Aler, tenor / Eliot Fisk, guitar / David Jolley, horn / Erie Mills, soprano / Phyllis Pancella, mezzo-soprano / Lucy Shelton, soprano / Nathaniel Watson, baritone / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony / Gerard Schwarz, conductor / Rodney Winther, conductor
Cat. 8.559413
WYNER: Mirror (The) / Passover Offering / Tants un Maysele
Judi Brown Kirchner, mezzo-soprano / Bruce Creditor, clarinet / James Guttmann, double bass / Matthew Kirchner, tenor / Richard Lalli, baritone / and others
Cat. 8.559423
SPIRO, Simon: Traditional Cantorial and Concert Favorites
Amy Goldstein, soprano / Simon Spiro, cantor / New York Cantorial Choir / Schola Hebraeica / Coro Hebraeico / Ne’imah Singers / Neil Levin, conductor
Cat. 8.559460
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  Naxos DVD Audio
FALLA: Amor Brujo (El) / El Sombrero de Tres Picos
Maria Jose Martos, mezzo-soprano / Alicia Nafe, mezzo-soprano / Asturias Symphony Orchestra / Maximiano Valdes, conductor
Cat. 5.110018
  Naxos SACD
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony"
Christopher Maltman, baritone / Joan Rodgers, soprano / Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Paul Daniel, conductor
Cat. 6.110016
FALLA: Amor Brujo (El) / El Sombrero de Tres Picos
Maria Jose Martos, mezzo-soprano / Alicia Nafe, mezzo-soprano / Asturias Symphony Orchestra / Maximiano Valdes, conductor
Cat. 6.110018
  Naxos Historical Recordings
GIGLI, Beniamino: Berlin, Milan and London Recordings (1936-1938)
Agnus Dei • Aida, Act I: Se quel guerrier io fossi... Celeste Aida • Anima mia • Ave Maria • Giovinezza • Il fior di loto (Die Lotosblume), Op. 25, No. 7 and others
Maria Caniglia, soprano / Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Vittore Veneziani, choirmaster / Milan La Scala Chorus / Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Milan La Scala Orchestra / Studio Orchestra / Walter Goehr, conductor / Dino Olivieri, conductor / Bruno Seidler-Winkler, conductor / Alois Melichar, conductor / Nino Antonicelli, conductor
Cat. 8.110270
BEETHOVEN:
15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E flat major, Op. 35, “Eroica” • 6 Variations on an Original Theme in F major, Op. 34 • 7 Bagatelles, Op. 33 • Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, “Fur Elise” • Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77 • Minuet in E flat major, WoO 82 and others
Artur Schnabel, piano
Cat. 8.110764
BORODIN: Prince Igor
George Baklanoff, baritone / Veronica Borisenko, mezzo-soprano / Feodor Chaliapin, bass / Boris Christoff, bass / Charles Friant, tenor / Bolshoi Theatre Chorus / Berlin State Opera Orchestra and others
Cat. 8.111071-73
CALLAS, Maria: Portrait (A) (1949-1954)
I Puritani, Act I: Son vergin vezzosa • I Puritani, Act II: O rendetemi la speme - Qui la voce sua soave • La Gioconda, Act II: O madre mia - Act III: Suicidio! • La Traviata, Act I: E' strano! E' strano! - Ah, fors'e lui • La Traviata, Act I: Libiamo ne' lieti calici • Lucia di Lammermoor, Act III: Ardon gli incensi; splendon le sacre faci and others
Maria Callas, soprano and others
Cat. 8.111082
MENDELSSOHN / BRUCH: Violin Concertos (1951-1952)
Violin Concerto in D minor • Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 • Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Cat. 8.110991

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  Naxos Nostalgia
MILLS BROTHERS: Swing Is The Thing (1934-1938)
Caravan • Carry Me Back To Old Virginny • Darling Nellie Gray • Flat Foot Floogie • Funiculi Funicula • I've Found A New Baby and others
Bernard Addison, guitar / Louis Armstrong, trumpet / Louis Armstrong, vocals / Norman Brown, guitar / John Mills, guitar / The Mills Brothers / Studio Orchestra
Cat. 8.120680
Not available in the United States.
TRENET, Charles: Le Coeur de Paris (1948-1954)
Berceuse • Bouquet de joie • Dans les pharmacies • Dans les rues de Quebec • En avril a Paris • En ce temps-la and others
Charles Trenet, vocals / Rene St. Paul Chorus / Charles Trenet Ondioline Quartet / Studio Orchestra / Albert Lasry Orchestra / Jo Boyer Orchestra / Hubert Rostaing Orchestra
Cat. 8.120783
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
HAMPTON, Lionel: Air Mail Special (1937-1946)
A Ghost Of A Chance • Air Mail Special • Altitude • Beulah's Boogie • Blue Because Of You • Bouncing At The Beacon and others
Helen Forrest, vocals / Lionel Hampton, piano / Lionel Hampton, vibraphone / Lionel Hampton, vocals / Lionel Hampton, drums / Hampton Rhythm Boys / Lionel Hampton Sextette / Lionel Hampton Orchestra
Cat. 8.120651
Not available in the United States.
VAUGHAN, Sarah: Trouble Is A Man (1946-1948)
Body And Soul • Don't Blame Me • Everything I Have Is Yours • I Can't Get Started • I Cover The Waterfront • I Feel So Smoochie and others
Sarah Vaughan, vocals / Earl Rodgers Choir / Teddy Wilson Octet / Jimmy Jones Quartet / George Treadwell Orchestra / Georgie Auld Orchestra / Ted Dale Orchestra / Richard Maltby Orchestra
Cat. 8.120763
Not available in the United States.
YOUNG, Lester: Lester Leaps Again (1942-1944)
(I Don't Stand A) Ghost Of A Chance • After Theatre Jump • Afternoon Of A Basie-ite • Blue Lester • Body And Soul • Destination K.C. and others
Lester Young, tenor saxophone / Lester Young Trio / Lester Young Quartet / Kansas City Seven / Kansas City Five / Lester Young Quintet
Cat. 8.120764
Not available in the United States.
FITZGERALD, Ella: Ella And Company (1943-1951)
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons • Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own ('Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do) • And Hear Tears Flowed Like Wine • Baby It's Cold Outside • Can Anyone Explain? (No! No! No!) • Cow Cow Boogie and others
Louis Armstrong, trumpet / Louis Armstrong, vocals / Ella Fitzgerald, vocals / The Song Spinners / The Mills Brothers / The Day Dreamers / The Ink Spots / The Delta Rhythm Boys / Studio ensemble / Louis Jordan Tympany Five / Dave Barbour Orchestra / Bob Haggart Orchestra / Sy Oliver Orchestra / Johnny Long Orchestra
Cat. 8.120765
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational
A Portrait: PART
Annum per annum • Berliner Messe: Credo • Berliner Messe: Kyrie • Cantate Domino canticum novum (Psalm 95) • Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten • Cello Concerto, "Pro et Contra" and others
Kevin Bowyer, organ / Peter Davis, organ / Antal Eisrich, percussion / Sandor Falvai, piano / Lesley Hatfield, violin / Elora Festival Singers / Tonus Peregrinus / Lancing College Choir / Elora Festival Orchestra / Ulster Orchestra and others
Cat. 8.558182-83
  Marco Polo
SPOHR: String Quartets Nos. 32 and 34
Moscow Philharmonic Concertino Quartet
Cat. 8.225307
 

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