Newsletter 154 International Edition  
May 2009  

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Naxos Classical Music Spotlights are a great way to learn more about the artists, composers and music on Naxos recordings. A fascinating series of Naxos Classical Music Spotlights is scheduled for May. Eagerly followed by music lovers around the world, these episodes are also invaluable resources for music teachers and students. Read more

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The world’s leading critics acclaim Naxos recordings. See this month’s selection of the most highly praised titles on Naxos and the labels we distribute worldwide. Read more

And, of course, we’re delighted to announce all of this month’s New Releases.

Naxos DVDs | Naxos CDs | Naxos Historical CDs
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  Naxos DVDs


2.110263 GIORDANO Marcella
Serena Daolio (Marcella) • Danilo Formaggia (Giorgio)
Pierluigi Dilengite (Drasco) • Natalizia Carone (Clara)
Angelica Girardi (Raimonda) • Mara D'Antini (Eliana)
Maria Rosa Rondinelli (Lea) • Marcello Rosiello (Vernier)
Giovanni Coletta (Barthélemy) • Graziano De Pace (Flament)
Slovak Chamber Choir • Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia
Manlio Benzi (conductor) • Alessio Pizzech (stage director)

Filmed at the Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, Italy, on 4-6 August 2007 as part of the 33rd Festival of the Valle d'Itria, Italy, this centenary performance of Umberto Giordano’s Marcella was prepared from the composer’s manuscript, the score and parts having been destroyed during World War II. ‘a fine, creditable account of an interesting rarity.’ (MusicWeb International)
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Southern Tyrol and Ticino

Scenes are shown of the Dolomites, the strangely shaped rock formations,
a typical castle and mountain lakes. There are also views of the neighbouring Swiss-Italian canton of Ticino. The music for the tour is by Beethoven,
with his Violin Concerto and one of his two Romances for solo violin and orchestra.
A Musical Tour of Bavaria, its Palaces and Castles

The Road of Romance, in South Bavaria, leads through the countryside to the great castle of Weikersheim. Further exploration of Bavaria and the Bavarian Forest leads finally to Würzburg. Bruch’s first Violin Concerto remains among his most popular works, as does Weber’s music from Der Freischütz, Euryanthe and Oberon.
Paris, Burgundy, Provence, Loire, Brittany, Normandy

This musical tour of France starts in Paris, passes to Burgundy, Provence and thence to the Loire, ending with a visit to Brittany and Normandy, and the great monastery of Mont Saint-Michel. Music for the tour is taken from Fryderyk Chopin's two piano concertos.
Ukraine and Uzbekistan

Starting in St Petersburg, our tour takes us to Ukraine and to Uzbekistan before returning first to Moscow and then to St Petersburg and the famous Marïinsky Theatre, where Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker were first performed.

Toledo and Cordoba

Our visit to Spain centres on the old capital of Castile, Toledo. There are views of Córdoba  and a brief glimpse of the windmills on the plains of La Mancha, buildings Don Quixote once mistook for giants. The French composer Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, written for the great Spanish violinist Pablo Sarasate, evokes the spirit of the country.

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 Naxos CDs

8.572138 SHOSTAKOVICH Podrugi, Rule Britannia, Salute to Spain, Symphony No 9 1945 Fragment
Celia Sheen, solo theremin • Kamil Barczewski, bass • Camerata Silesia
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra • Mark Fitz-Gerald, conductor

This treasure trove of Shostakovich rarities presents four world première recordings. Described by DSCH Journal as ‘one of the indispensable Shostakovich interpreters of our time’, Mark Fitz-Gerald adds to his highly acclaimed reconstruction of Shostakovich’s music for the ‘sound-silent’ film Odna (Alone), released on Naxos 8.570316.

8.570988 KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto, Concerto Rhapsody
Nicolas Koeckert, violin • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
José Serebrier, conductor

Armenia’s greatest composer Aram Khachaturian received both acclaim and criticism from the Soviet regime, including the USSR State Prize for his three Concerto-Rhapsodies. Both works on this disc brim with the full-blooded lyricism of his much-loved ballet Spartacus, Suites Nos. 1–3 of which are available on 8.550801.

8.572048 ZEMLINSKY Lyric Symphony, BERG Lyric Suite
Roman Trekel, baritone • Twyla Robinson, soprano
Houston Symphony • Hans Graf, conductor

Alexander von Zemlinsky’s seductive Lyric Symphony inspired Alban Berg, who quoted its third movement in his own Lyric Suite, three movements of which Berg himself arranged for string orchestra. Zemlinsky’s richly scored symphony recalls both Mahler’s Song of the Earth 8.550933
and Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder 8.557518-19

8.570931 MARTUCCI Piano Concerto No 1, La canzone dei ricordi
Gesualdo Coggi, piano • Silvia Pasini, mezzo-soprano
Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma • Francesco La Vecchia, conductor

This third disc in Naxos’s Martucci Edition, comprising the complete orchestral works, continues with the First Piano Concerto. Song of Remembrance is a rare example of a song cycle for voice and orchestra composed in nineteenth-century Italy. Volumes 1 and 2 of the Naxos Martucci Edition are available on 8.570929 and 8.570930.

8.572111 Great Movie Themes Vol 2
Main Title Themes from Batman, Jurassic Park, The English Patient,
Pirates of the Caribbean, The French Lieutenant's Woman,
Shakespeare in Love, The Pink Panther, Love Story, Romeo and Juliet,
The Godfather; Mission Impossible Suite, Superman: March & Can You Read My Mind ‘Love Theme’, The Deerhunter: Introduction and Cavatina
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra • Carl Davis, conductor

Great Movie Themes Vol 1 (Main Title Themes from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Out of Africa, Spider-Man, Schindler's List, Gladiator, Chariots of Fire, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Dances with Wolves; Champion's Theme & Grand National,
The Lord of the Rings - The 2 Towers Suite, Dr. No: The James Bond Theme, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Harry's Wondrous World)
is also available on Naxos 8.570505.

8.570329 SCHUBERT Overtures Vol 2
Prague Sinfonia • Christian Benda, conductor

Although Schubert’s dream of success as a composer for the stage largely eluded him, some of his theatrical music was performed during his lifetime.
His overtures for Georg von Hofmann’s Die Zwillingsbrüder and for Die Zauberharfe—later transferred to Rosamunde—sadly won little praise,
though the Overture in the Italian Style was appreciated for its ‘youthful fire’, and the Overture in E minor was heard in 1821. Volume 1 is also available on Naxos 8.570328 and Schubert’s Alfonso und Estrella is on Naxos DVD 2.110260.

8.660272-73  STRAVINSKY The Rake's Progress
Jayne West, soprano (Anne Trulove) • Jon Garrison, tenor (Tom Rakewell) Arthur Woodley, baritone (Father Trulove) • John Cheek, bass-baritone
(Nick Shadow) • Shirley Love, mezzo-soprano (Mother Goose)
Wendy White, mezzo-soprano (Baba the Turk) • Melvin Lowery, tenor (Sellem)
Jeffrey Johnson, bass (Keeper) • Gregg Smith Singers (Chorus of Whores and Roaring Boys, Citizens of London, Bedlamites) • Orchestra of St Luke’s
Robert Craft, conductor

Robert Craft first met Stravinsky on the same day that Auden delivered the completed libretto to the composer, and was directly involved in what he describes as “the first step” in the composition of The Rake’s Progress.
This 1993 recording, conducted by Craft, is no less significant than Stravinsky’s 1953 Metropolitan Opera recording, available on Naxos Historical

8.559624 SIERRA Missa Latina  ‘Pro Pace’ 
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano • Nathaniel Webster, baritone
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Andreas Delfs, conductor

Commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington DC, Roberto Sierra ’s Missa Latina “is remarkably organic in its expression: if it is music that sets out to be liked…I can’t imagine anybody who starts listening to the Missa Latina wanting to turn it off before it is over” (The Washington Post).

8.559365 FOOTE Francesca da Rimini, Suite in E,
Four Character Pieces, Air & Gavotte

Seattle Symphony Orchestra • Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Foote’s ‘Symphonic Prologue’ Francesca da Rimini is a thrillingly original musical vision, and offers a fascinating comparison to Tchaikovsky’s
well-known tone poem of the same name. Also featured on this CD are exquisite character pieces inspired by the poetry of the medieval Persian mystic Omar Khayyám.

8.570879 MALIPIERO Symphonies Vol 2—Nos 1 & 2,
Sinfonie del silenzio e de la morte

Moscow Symphony Orchestra • Antonio de Almeida, conductor

This second Naxos issue of the cycle of 11 numbered and 6 unnumbered symphonies features the largest and most ambitious of the early “symphonies”, the Symphonies of Silence and Death.
Volume 1 (Nos 3 & 4, Sinfonia del mare) is available on Naxos 8.570878.
8.572019 SAINT-LUBIN Violin Virtuoso Works Vol 1—Grand Duo Concertant, Two Salon Pieces, Potpourri
Anastasia Khitruk, violin • Elizaveta Kopelman, piano

Several of Saint-Lubin’s spectacular violin works are here revived by the talented young American-based Anastasia Khitruk, whose other Naxos recordings have been acclaimed: Khandoshkin Violin Sonatas 8.570028 “Outstanding!” (Classics Today); Rozsa Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante 8.570350 “utterly splendid” (The Strad).
8.570748 BÉRIOT Duo concertants, Six Duos caracteristiques
Christine Sohn, Jon Marcus, violins

Complementing the release of Bériot’s Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 8 & 9 8.555104 and Nos. 2, 3 & 5 8.570360, this disc presents his equally virtuosic Duos concertants and Six Characteristic Duos in which the two violins imitate guitars, romance each other, march together and even dance a fandango and a bolero.

8.570597 RICHTER Twelve Symphonies Vol 2—Nos 7–12
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra • Aapo Häkkinen, conductor

The hallmarks of Franz Xaver Richter’s mature style are already evident in the Six Grandes Symphonies (Sets 1 & 2) published in 1744. These symphonies are the second of a set of twelve, originally published in Paris in two groups of six. The first set of six is available on Naxos 8.557818.

8.553378 DVOŘÁK String Quartet No 3
Vlach Quartet

This volume from the Vlach Quartet Prague’s acclaimed Dvořák String Quartet series presents the symphonically-conceived Third String Quartet of 1869/70, a richly rewarding work. “Vlach magic…this must be among the world’s finest quartets” (Gramophone). Volumes 1–7 are also available.

8.570998 BEETHOVEN Piano Quartets, Woo 36, Nos 1–3
New Zealand Piano Quartet

From the pen of the fifteen-year-old Beethoven, these three piano quartets are among the earliest examples of a chamber music genre that would not reach full maturity until the time of Brahms. With this recording the New Zealand Piano Quartet makes its Naxos début.

8.570402 TURINA Music for violin and piano
Eva León, violin • Jordi Masó, piano

Complementing his highly praised Naxos series of Turina’s piano music Jordi Masó joins Eva León to present Turina’s two violin sonatas. Euterpe conjures up the joyful festivities of the composer’s native city, Seville. The Fantasia is a key work of Spanish chamber music. The Classical Variations dazzlingly transform a sorrowful theme into a Cuban guajira, seguidillas, a tango and virtuoso zapateado.

8.570507 IRELAND Piano Trios
Gould Piano Trio

Naxos’s acclaimed recordings of the music of John Ireland continue with this disc of the three piano trios and music for violin and piano. The shorter pieces for violin and piano equally highlight Ireland’s melodic gifts.

8.572108 STAMP In this hid clearing…
COPLAND Lincoln Portrait / GERSHWIN Catfish Row

Alvin Chea, narrator • Jo Ella Todd, soprano • Derrick Fox, baritone
University of Missouri Wind Ensemble • Thomas O’Neal, conductor

This disc celebrates the quality and variety of the internationally popular American wind band repertoire. Gershwin’s Catfish Row includes several hits as well as music cut from Porgy and Bess. Intricate counterpoint contrasts with brass chorales in Stamp’s In this hid clearing… Copland’s Lincoln Portrait can also be heard in its orchestral guise on Naxos 8.559373–74

8.570412 SCRIABIN Piano Works
Xiayin Wang, piano

Numbered among the musical elect of her generation,
the multi-award-winning Xiayin Wang presents a recital of piano music that virtually spans Scriabin’s career. From his early Waltzes and Polonaise,
with their echoes of Chopin, to the Two Dances, composed shortly before his death.

8.570894 SWEELINCK Harpsichord Works
Glen Wilson

Award-winning American keyboard-player Glen Wilson follows up his acclaimed releases of Buxtehude ’s harpsichord music 8.557413 Couperin’s Tombeau de M. de Blancrocher 8.555936 Farnaby’s Harpsichord Fantasias 8.570025 and other Naxos recordings, with this new disc of rarely-heard music by the “Orpheus of Amsterdam”. An important and fascinating release.

8.572185 FARQUHAR Prospero Dreaming, Suite
LILBURN Pieces for Guitar, Four Canzonas

Gunter Herbig, guitar

This is the first comprehensive recorded survey of the guitar music of Douglas Lilburn and David Farquhar, the two pre-eminent composers who enriched New Zealand’s musical culture. The title piece, Prospero Dreaming,
evokes Shakespeare’s famous line from The Tempest:
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on”.

8.572306 Gabriel Bianco Guitar Recital—MERTZ, BACH, KOSHKIN
Gabriel Bianco, GFA (Competition Winner 2008)

The young French guitarist Gabriel Bianco adds First Prize in the 2008 GFA International Solo Competition to an impressive list of previous awards from international competitions. Gabriel Bianco gave his first concert in Paris when he was fifteen, and is now invited to play throughout the world.

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8.225334 Johann Strauss I Edition Vol 14
Slovak Sinfonietta • Christian Pollack, conductor

This fourteenth volume in Marco Polo’s ongoing Johann Strauss I Edition presents several waltzes from the early 1840s, including Die Tanzmeister, Stadt-und Landleben and one of Strauss’ most popular pieces,
the Beliebte Annen-Polka, written in honour of the Empress Maria Anna.

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 Naxos Historical CDs

8.111336 BARTÓK Violin Concerto No 2,
Violin Sonata No 1 (1947–1953 recordings)

Yehudi Menuhin, violin • Philharmonia Orchestra
Wilhelm Furtwängler, conductor • Adolph Baller, piano

Yehudi Menuhin commissioned and gave the first performance of Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin and was an influential advocate of his music, equalled by Adolph Baller’s virtuosity and perceptive musicianship. This 1953 rendition of the composer’s Second Violin Concerto remains unusually truthful and penetrating.

8.111340 Neapolitan Songs (1953–57 Recordings)
Giuseppe Di Stefano, tenor • Studio Orchestra • Dino Olivieri, conductor

One of the most charismatic stars of the post-war operatic stage, the Italian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano earned a precarious living as a singer of popular songs during World War Two. This experience made him a master of the Neapolitan Song, as may be heard in this collection, made at the peak of his career.

Naxos AudioBooks

NA493712 Favourite Essays—An Anthology
Read by Neville Jason

Immortal essays by Joseph Addison, Francis Bacon, Thomas Carlyle, GK Chesterton, Charles Dickens, Oliver Goldsmith, William Hazlitt, David Hume, Leigh Hunt, Samuel Johnson, Charles Lamb, Michel de Montaigne, John Ruskin, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Richard Steele, Jonathan Swift and William Makepeace Thackeray come vividly to life as Neville Jason presents some of the most pithy and pertinent thoughts by many of the world ’s greatest masters of the essay form.

NA495912 UNGER-HAMILTON Discover Music of the Baroque Era
Read by Sebastian Comberti

For many the Baroque was and remains the Golden Age of music, characterised by fantastic variety, profound utterance and unbounded vitality and inspiration. It saw the first great flowering of opera, the rise of orchestration, the advent of the vocal and instrumental virtuoso, the stile concertato  and the primacy of so-called ‘thorough-bass’ (which not only underpinned the Baroque but played a formative role in the birth of the succeeding Classical style).

NA693612 BULGAKOV The Master & Margarita (Abridged)
Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

Bulgakov ’s The Master and Margarita is a novel that could not have been published when the author was alive; indeed it was pretty remarkable that it got published when it did, some 26 years after his death. In its energy, inventiveness, fantastic imagery, spirituality and belief in the capacity of the human spirit, it was a dangerously liberating book that retains all its hysterical madness and ‘through-the-looking-glass’ mayhem even today—perhaps more so than ever, because the world has hardly grown any saner since …

NA596012 JOYCE Finnegans Wake (Abridged)
Read by Jim Norton with Marcella Riordan

Famously, Finnegan’s Wake begins and ends in mid sentence: ‘Away a lone a last a loved a long the’—leading us back to ‘riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s…’ creating a magical cycle that both closes the novel over itself and opens it onto imaginative infinity. Here we offer about a quarter of the book (in terms of quantity) while still conveying a sense of the complete narrative by retaining as much as possible of what is essential and indispensable.

 Naxos Distributed Labels
Capriccio, DACAPO, OUR Recordings and Phoenix Edition are distributed worldwide by Naxos.

Linos Ensemble

A legendary event was the ‘extraordinary soirée’ on 27 May1921: four waltzes by Johann Strauss arranged by Anton Webern, Alban Berg and Arnold Schoenberg. The evening was a great success and is celebrated here.

REIMANN Cantus, Ollea, Arietta, Solo for Clarinet, …Ni Una Sombre
Jörg Widmann, clarinet • Moijca Erdmann, soprano • Axel Bauni, piano
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne • Peter Rundel, conductor


Human breath, love, songs in contemplation of death—these are the leitmotivs of the present CD. Moijca Erdmann’s clear soprano voice is perfectly suited for this work.

BUSONI Piano Transcriptions and Paraphrases (4-CD Set)
Holger Groschopp, piano

This 4-CDs set contains almost all of Busoni’s adaptations, as well as compositions by himself based on other’s works. For many years, pianist Holger Groschopp has performed these transcriptions, also finding unknown works that were previously unreleased. 

Sport, Sport, Sport (1970), The Adventures of a Dentist (1977)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra • Frank Strobel, conductor

Between 1961 and 1984 Alfred Schnittke composed as many as 60 soundtracks. The present SACD is the fourth album in a series of soundtracks by Schnittke to be released by Capriccio. 

Capriccio Catalogue


LUNDBY-JÆGER Chamber Music and Songs
Helene Gjerris, mezzo soprano • Danish Chamber Players
DACAPO 8.226533

Bo Lundby-Jæger (b. 1964) finds the germ of his chamber music in poetry and in the individual characteristics of the instruments.

LANGGAARD Messis, In ténebras exteriores (Buried in Hell)
Flemming Dreisig, organ • Vor Frue Kantori
DACAPO 6.220528-29

In the 1930s the Late Romantic outsider Rued Langgaard (1893–1952) concentrated on a single composition: Messis, a visionary organ drama of the end of the world.

HOLMBOE Perspectives I (2-CD)
Prelude: To the Seagulls and the Cormorants Op 174 No 6 (1987),
Chamber Concerto No 2 Op 20 (1940), Nuigen. Piano Trio Op 129 (1976), Sinfonia I Op 73a (1957), Sonata for Solo Cello Op 101 (1969),
String Quartet No 4 Op 63 (1954), Requiem for Nietszche Op 84 (1963-64) Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen • Giordano Bellincampi, conductor
Eva Østergaard, flute • Mikkel Futtrup, violin
The Danish National Chamber Orchestra • Hannu Koivula, conductor
Trio Ondine • Morten Zeuthen, cello • The Kontra Quartet
Helge R ønning, tenor • Johan Reuter, bass
Danish National Symphony Orchestra • Michael Schønwandt, conductor

DACAPO 8.226101-02

Vagn Holmboe (1909–1996) is acknowledged today as one of the great composers of the 20th century. Dacapo celebrates with this collection,
which offers rare insight into the composer's musical world.

RUDERS Concertos
Concerto in Pieces (1994-95) Purcell Variations for Orchestra,
Violin Concerto No 1 (1981), Monodrama (1988)
Erik Heide, violin • Mathias Reumert, percussion
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra • Thomas Søndergård, conductor

DACAPO 8.226034

Poul Ruders is one of the biggest names in contemporary Scandinavian music. His orchestral works in particular have a brilliance and intensity that have made a great impression on audiences around the world.

DACAPO Catalogue

 OUR Recordings

Michala Petri 50th Birthday Concert
Works by Albinoni, Chen Yi, Mozart, Rota, Vassiliev, Vivaldi & Heidrich
Michala Petri, recorder • Kremerata Baltica
OUR Recordings 8.226905

‘For this particular concert, I was grateful to be able to perform with the wonderful Kremerata Baltica—and to share this night with many family members and friends.’ – Michala Petri 

OUR Recordings Catalogue

 Phoenix Edition

JS BACH Reconstructed Solo Concertos
Christine Schornsheim, organ • Karl Suske, violin
Burkhard Glaetzer oboe, oboe d’amore
New Bach Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Max Pommer, conductor


The concertos on this CD attempt to reconstruct lost original versions and to rediscover Bach’s early period—and the result is fascinating. 

HANDEL Opera Arias & Solo Cantatas (3-CD Set)
Jochen Kowalski, countertenor • Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Axel Köhler, alto • Das Kleine Konzert • Harmann Max, conductor
Handel Festival Orchestra of the Halle Opera House
Howard Arman, conductor

In Rome, Handel took up the Italian cantata in the style of the great Alessandro Scarlatti. On the third CD, Axel Köhler excels with famous opera arias originally wrote for the famous castrato Senesino. 

SCHUBERT Choral Music
Wienner Sängerknaben • Berlin Radio Choir • Regensburg Domspatzen
RIAS Chamber Choir • Carl Maria von Weber Male Choice Berlin


Schubert’s works for male-voice choirs are an important part of his secular choral output. A great rôle was played by quartet movements for mixed and male voices which remain very popular among professional and amateur choirs. 

TCHAIKOVSKY Orchestral Suites (3-CD Set)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields • Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner


In the decade between his fourth and fifth symphonies, Tchaikovsky concentrated on works for orchestra, among these the four Orchestral Suites. In addition, this set includes his Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Francesca da Rimini and Capriccio Italien

Le Ballet Français (French Ballet)
DELIBES Coppélia, CHOPIN (arr. Douglas) Les Sylphides, ADAM Giselle, MASSENET Cendrillon (Cinderalla), DEBUSSY (arr. Caplet) La Boîte de Joujoux (The Toybox), DELIBES Sylvia
Academy of St Martin in the Fields • Sir Neville Marriner
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra • Heinz Fricke


Since the second half of the 19th century, the opera house was Paris’s ‘social watering hole’. The ballet ensemble of the Grand Opéra became bigger and bigger, at times numbering up to 150 members, plus 150 extras.

1001 Nights–Breezes from the Orient
REYER Le Sélam (The Greeting), SZYMANOWSKI Songs of the Lovesick Muezzin, Excerpts from CORNELIUS The Barber of Bagdad,
GLUCK The Pilgrims to Mecca & The Cheated Cadi, HASSE Solimano,
MOZART The Abduction from the Seraglio, WEBER Oberon,
SAINT-SAËNS Samson and Delila, RICHARD STRAUSS Salome;
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Shererezade, RAVEL Shéhérezade
(three poems for voice and orchestra)
Various Artists

The Orient represented the mysterious, marvellous and forbidden, the sensual and the strange, with countless works drawing inspiration from the magical tales and dreamlike vistas of the Orient. 

Phoenix Edition Catalogue

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May 2009 Samplers

May 2009 Samplers
Naxos May 2009 Sampler I

Buy all 8 tracks for only
USD 1.49 / GBP .99 / EUR .99


8.570597  RICHTER Symphony No 27 in G minor
8.570329  SCHUBERT Overture in the Italian Style
8.570931  MARTUCCI Piano Concerto No1—Andante
8.559365  FOOTE Four Character Pieces after the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam—No 4
8.570879  MALIPIERO Symphony No 2 ‘Elegiaca’
8.570988  KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto—Allegro vivace
8.572138  SHOSTAKOVICH Salute to Spain—March of the Officers
8.572111  WILLIAMS Jurassic Park Main Title Theme

May 2009 Samplers

Naxos May 2009 Sampler II

Buy all 13 tracks for only
USD 1.49 / GBP .99 / EUR .99

8.572185  LILBURN 17 Pieces for Guitar—No 1
8.570894  SWEELINCK Pavana Lachrymae
8.553378  DVOŘÁK String Quartet No 3—Andantino
8.570402  TURINA Las musas de Andalucia—No 2 Euterpe, en plena fiesta
8.570412  SCRIABIN Poème Tragique Op 34
8.570507  IRELAND Bercuse
8.570748  BÉRIOT Duo concertants—No 3 Adagio
8.570998  BEETHOVEN Piano Quartet in C major—Rondo
8.572019  SAINT-LUBIN Fantaisie sur un thème de Lucia di Lammermoor
8.572306  BACH Violin Sonata No 3 in C major (arr. for guitar)
8.572108  GRAINGER Blithe Bells (arr. for wind band)
8.559624  SIERRA Missa Latina ‘Pro Pace’—Sanctus
8.660272-73  STRAVINSKY The Rake's Progress—Good people, just a moment


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