Newsletter 164 
October 2009  

Naxos’s recording of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony and The Voyevoda has won the Gramophone Award for Best Orchestral Recording 2009.

We congratulate the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and their charismatic conductor Vasily Petrenko for this outstanding achievement.

October brings you some marvellous music from Naxos, including a new recording of John Adams’ path-breaking opera Nixon in China, conducted by Marin Alsop, the eagerly-awaited boxed set of John Dowland’s Complete Lute Music played by Nigel North,
Peter Maxwell Davies’s Complete Naxos Quartets performed by the Maggini Quartet,
and many more exciting releases.

We are delighted to announce that JAZZ ICONS SERIES 4 is now available. This collection of 8 DVDs (including a Bonus DVD otherwise unavailable) continues to present outstanding performances by the legends of jazz. Individual DVDs are also available:
     Anita O’Day Live in ’63 & ’70 (2.119015)
     Woody Herman Live in ’64 (2.119016)
     Art Blakey Live in ’65 (2.119017)
     Jimmy Smith Live in ’69 (2.119018)
     Art Farmer Live in ’64 (2.119019)
     Coleman Hawkins Live in ’62 & ’64 (2.119020)
     Erroll Garner Live in ’63 & ’64 (2.119021)

     Bonus disc:
     Coleman Hawkins Live in England 1966,
     with Louis Bellson and Benny Carter
     Erroll Garner Live in Holland 1962
     Jimmy Smith Live in Denmark 1969

                          Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Live in '58 (DVWW-JIAB)
                          Buddy Rich Live in '78 (DVWW-JIBR)
                          Chet Baker Live in '64 and '79 (DVWW-JICHB)
                          Count Basie Live in '62 (DVWW-JICOB)
                          Dizzy Gillespie Live in '58 and '70 (DVWW-JIDG)
                          Ella Fitzgerald Live in '57 and '63 (DVWW-JIEF)
                          Louis Armstrong Live in '59 (DVWW-JILA)
                          Quincy Jones Live in '60 (DVWW-JIQJ)
                          Thelonius Monk Live in '66 (DVWW-JITM)
                          Jazz Icons Series 1 is not available in Japan.

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8.669022-24 ADAMS Nixon in China
Robert Orth (Richard Nixon) • Maria Kanyova (Pat Nixon)
Thomas Hammons
(Henry Kissinger)  • Marc Heller (Mao Tse-tung)
Tracy Dahl (Madame Mao [Chiang Ch’ing]) • Chen-Ye Yuan (Chou En-lai) Melissa Malde (1st Secretary [Nancy T’ang]) • Julie Simson (2nd Secretary) Jennifer DeDominici (3rd Secretary) • Opera Colorado Chorus
Colorado Symphony Orchestra • Marin Alsop, conductor

A longtime collaborator of John Adams and champion of his music, Marin Alsop directs this live recording of Opera Colorado’s 25th Anniversary Celebration production of Nixon in China, presented at Denver’s new Ellie Caulkins Opera House during the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention, and featuring an internationally recognized cast. Alice Goodman’s epic libretto and John Adams’s distinctive music weave together a colorful fabric of actual events from President Nixon’s historic visit to the People’s Republic of China with intimate examinations of the opera’s real life characters. The spectacle, drama, humor and pathos of this masterpiece remain as compelling today as when the opera was premiered in 1987.

8.571262 BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas Vol 6 -
Nos 4, 8 & 27 (Biret Beethoven Edition Vol 12)

Idil Biret, piano

‘Biret grasps the size of Beethoven’s style. The polyphony is laid out in a relaxed way with little indulgence in point making. She keeps the big line and yet is thankfully sparing in her use of fortissimos. The piano tone is sumptuous. Biret’s gentle and almost sensuous sonorities are really captivating. One is reminded that her mentor has been Wilhelm Kempff.’ (Gramophone)
‘Idil Biret gives an impressive performance. A supreme mastery of tempi, sonorities, polyphony and technique permits Biret - a disciple of Alfred Cortot - to embrace all the moods of Beethoven and gives her playing a symphonic depth rarely heard until now.’ (Le Nouvel Observateur)

8.504016 DOWLAND Complete Lute Music
Nigel North, lute

Arguably the finest recordings of Dowland’s much-loved lute music, Nigel North’s Dowland Lute Edition has gained him a garland of critical accolades: ‘A collector’s item’ The Times on Vol 1, (8.557586), ‘a remarkable performance of wonderful music’ (American Record Guide on Vol 2, 8.557862), ‘North’s sweet-toned playing is both unfailingly musical and highly imaginative’ (Gramophone on Vol 3, 8.570449), ‘Nigel North’s Dowland cycle sets a new benchmark’ (5 STARS, BBC Music Magazine), ‘Everything comes together for perfection.’ (MusicWeb International on Vol 4, 8.570284). Nigel North is one of the most highly respected lutenists today.

8.572213 HINDEMITH Quartet for Clarinet and Piano Trio,
Clarinet Sonata, 3 Leichte Stucke, Clarinet Quintet

Spectrum Concerts Berlin

The chamber music pieces on this disc show how richly satisfying Hindemith’s music can be. By turns passionate, deeply moving and humorous, each work which features the clarinet explores the wind instrument’s expressive potential, whether through lyrically arching melodies, passages of lilting innocence or fiery spirit. In the Three Easy Pieces for Cello and Piano Hindemith demonstrates mastery through restraint. Spectrum Concerts Berlin has also recorded two acclaimed discs of music by Hindemith’s contemporary and fellow exile Ernst Toch for Naxos (8.559324 and 8.559282).

8.559653 HUANG Drama Theater Nos 2-4,
String Quartet No 1 ‘The 3 Tenses’

Future In REverse (FIRE) • Min Xiao-fen, pipa & vocals
Huang Ruo, conductor

The release by Naxos of Huang Ruo’s Chamber Concertos Nos. 1–4
(8.559322) was hailed as ‘a bold debut’ (Gramophone) which ‘shows a major compositional voice emerging’ (The Juilliard Journal Online). This disc, also conducted by the composer, presents three of his Drama Theaters for various combinations of Eastern and Western instruments – including 18 beer bottles – the elusive subtitle of each strikingly suggesting a musical/cultural/philosophical idea. Similarly, The Three Tenses explores a paradoxically integrated notion of time, where past, present and future create ‘a seamless entity called timelessness’. Huang Ruo won the 2008 International Composition Prize of the Luxembourg Society for Contemporary Music and has been cited by the New Yorker as ‘one of the most intriguing of the new crop of Asian-American composers.’

8.559370 IVES Holidays Symphony (excerpts),
The General Slocum, Overture in G minor

Malmö Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus • James Sinclair, conductor

When asked to define a masterpiece in music, Stravinsky chose Ives’s Decoration Day, a tone poem that Ives later made the second movement of his Holidays Symphony (its first movement, Washington’s Birthday, is available on Naxos 8.559087). The remaining movements also celebrate key American holidays with characteristic verve. The General Slocum movingly commemorates a 1904 boating disaster in which more than a thousand people lost their lives. The Overture and Postlude are early works that nonetheless display Ives’s originality, while Yale- Princeton Football Game exuberantly depicts a legendary 1897 match.

8.570991 JOACHIM Violin Concerto Op 11 ‘In the Hungarian Style’, Violin Concerto in G minor Op 3
Suyoen Kim, violin • Staatskapelle Weimar • Michael Halasz, conductor

A colleague of Mendelssohn, the Schumanns and Brahms, the virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim was himself a composer of note. His exuberant single-movement Opus 3 Violin Concerto from around 1851 was dedicated to Liszt, from whom he subsequently distanced himself. It is a tour de force by a highly gifted twenty year old. The Opus 11 Violin Concerto followed six years later, its Classical three movements frequently coloured by Hungarian inflections, most strikingly in the ‘gypsy finale’ which calls for astonishing technical control, immense stamina and fiery abandon from the soloist. Suyoen Kim is the Winner of the 2006 Hannover International Violin Competition.

8.559304 LAURIDSEN Choral Works
Elora Festival Singers • Leslie De’Ath, piano • Noel Edison, conductor

Morten Lauridsen is America’s preeminent composer of choral music. Characterized by long, arching and highly expressive lines, his works are enjoyed by performers and audiences worldwide. O nata lux, perhaps Lauridsen’s most popular work, is a serene evocation of heavenly light, while the searingly intense and technically demanding Madrigali inhabit a more feverish and earthy realm. The refined Les Chansons des Roses employ a design reminiscent of the formal gardens, filled with roses, found in the grounds of the great French châteaux. The unforgettable final movement is the now-famous Dirait-on. The Mid-Winter Songs for chorus and piano are a stunning example of compositional virtuosity. O magnum mysterium, for a cappella chorus, is a setting of a Christmas text that has inspired composers from Victoria to Poulenc.

8.505225 MAXWELL DAVIES Naxos Quartets Nos 1-10 (5-CD Box Set)
Maggini Quartet

Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time, and is currently Master of the Queen’s Music. His musical idiom has been described by The New York Times as a combination of ‘medieval mysticism, modernist rigour and happy accessibility’. Maxwell Davies’s 10-quartet cycle commissioned by Naxos is now collected in this 5-CD boxed set. The composer has written of Quartet No 10, ‘in no way must this be a last quartet. I needed to leave the door open: I had enjoyed writing the Naxos Quartets so much, and perhaps even learned a thing or two, that more could, in theory, eventually flourish’.‘The Maggini perform with the no-holds-barred commitment and jaw-dropping technical acumen we have come to expect from them throughout this massive project.’ (Gramophone) ‘Peter Maxwell Davies’s Naxos Quartet cycle, now complete on disc, make a hugely varied sequence in mood, manner, scale and inspiration’
(The Guardian)

8.572161 MENDELSSOHN Magnificat / BACH Magnificat BWV 243
Yale Schola Cantorum • Yale Voxtet • Yale Collegium Players
Simon Carrington, conductor

J.S. Bach’s famous Magnificat and that of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel were the templates for the teenage Mendelssohn’s first major work for soloists, chorus and full orchestra, a brilliant setting of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s song of praise, composed in 1822, floridly Baroque in conception and similar in scale to the Bach settings. His Ave Maria of 1830 again evokes Baroque splendour, but also points towards his later oratorios, Paulus and Elijah.

8.572174 MESSIAEN Poemes pour Mi,
Les offrandes Oubliees, Un sourire

Anne Schwanewilms, soprano • Orchestre National de Lyon
Jun Maerkl, conductor

Love and faith, mortality and eternity are the abiding themes of these three important and beautifully shimmering works by one of the 20th century’s most innovative composers. Les offrandes oubliees, Messiaen’s first published orchestral work, is a symphonic meditation on Christ’s loving sacrifice to redeem the sin of humanity. Poemes pour Mi sets nine mystical texts which were written as highly personal love songs to his first wife, Claire Delbos, while Un sourire pays homage to what he saw as Mozart’s ever-smiling attitude to life’s many hardships.

8.572298 MILHAUD Alissa, L'Amour Chante, Poemes Juifs
Carole Farley, soprano • John Constable, piano

One of Milhaud’s finest and most expressive later scores, L’Amour chante sets poems on the subject of love by various poets, making of each a ‘novel within a sigh’. In the Poemes juifs, whose anonymous texts Milhaud read in a magazine, the vocal line threads its way through myriad keys, creating subtle effects reminiscent of Faure or Debussy. Alissa, based on a novel by Andre Gide, completes this survey of the cream of Milhaud’s output for voice and piano.

8.570948 OHANA Guitar Music - Tiento,
Si le jour parait…, Cadran lunaire

Graham Anthony Devine, guitar

The guitar music of North African composer Maurice Ohana, though indebted to Spanish culture, is far removed from any stereotypical Iberian aspects and, with the exception of Tiento, was written for the ten-string guitar as played by Narciso Yepes. Inspired by the possibilities of this newly developed instrument, Ohana’s imagination created a unique, complex and highly inventive musical language which makes immense demands on both player and listener. The enigmatic Si le jour parait… is a seven-movement suite influenced by Debussy’s piano Preludes. Cadran lunaire (‘moon-dial’) juxtaposes ideas from classical antiquity, flamenco and traditional guitar music, conveyed through a rich variety of contrasts and moods.

8.660224 REBEL/FRANCOEUR Zelindor Roi des Sylphes,
Le Trophee Suite

The Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus • Ryan Brown, conductor

First performed at Versailles in 1745, the opera ballet Zelindor is a delightful rococo pastorale which found favour with Louis XV’s mistress, Madame de Pompadour, no doubt because its story about a king who loves a commoner reflected her own situation. Opera Lafayette’s 2007 revival was hailed as ‘brilliant’ by The Washington Post, which praised the soloists, headed by Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, and chamber chorus who ‘sang with a gusto matched by the orchestra’s rhythmic pungency’. This is the work’s world premiere recording with full orchestra and chorus.

8.572317 RUTTI Requiem
Olivia Robinson, soprano • Edward Price, baritone • The Bach Choir
Southern Sinfonia • Jane Watts, organ • David Hill, conductor

Carl Rutti’s choral music is ‘sensuous and exuberant by turns, combining dazzling rhythms and soaring melodies with distinctively lush harmonies’ (Choir & Organ magazine). Of his Requiem, immense in scale yet often intimate in tone, the composer writes that ‘no words are strong enough to express the feelings of the bereaved, nor sufficient to explain what will await us after death. Music may be the most appropriate language’. Scored for soprano, baritone, double choir, strings, harp and organ, Rutti’s Requiem ultimately affirms life’s precious fragility.

8.572191 SARASATE Violin and Orchestra Music Vol 1
Tianwa Yang, violin • Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra
Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, conductor

Her recordings of Sarasate’s music for violin and piano (8.557767, 8.570192) have earned the young violinist Tianwa Yang praise for her ‘great polish and confidence’, American Record Guide describing her playing as ‘perfect’. This disc is her first volume of the Spanish virtuoso-composer’s music for violin and orchestra, a delightful survey of some of his most bewitching and demanding creations. Albert Spalding’s description of Sarasate’s playing could well apply to Tianwa Yang’s interpretations: ‘His violin sang like a thrush, and his incomparable ease tossed aside difficulties’.

8.572167 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Vol 2 - Symphonies Nos 5 & 9
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra • Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Following their electrifying account of Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony (8.572082), Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra explore the profound ambivalences of the composer’s most performed symphony, the Fifth, written in 1937 at a time when he was under intense personal and political pressure from the authorities. The jaunty, neo-classical character of the Ninth Symphony (1945) prompted Shostakovich to remark that ‘musicians will like to play it, and critics will delight in blasting it’. Shostakovich’s startlingly different original draft for the opening of the Ninth’s first movement is available on 8.572138.

8.559603 STILL Symphonies Nos 4 ‘Autochthonous’
& 5 ‘Western Hemisphere’, Poem

Fort Smith Symphony • John Jeter, conductor

Often referred to as the ‘dean of African-American composers’, William Grant Still received many honours for his pioneering music for the concert platform, film and television. Still’s most distinctive works use African-American forms such as the blues, spirituals and jazz within a neo-romantic idiom. He declared that his Fourth Symphony was ‘intended to represent the spirit of the American people’, an idée fixe unifying its four contrasting movements into an appealing whole. His triumphant Fifth Symphony celebrates ‘the sharing of resources and achievements’ which the composer saw as the key to America’s greatness.

8.570895 STRAUSS Symphonia Domestica, Metamorphosen
Staatskapelle Weimar • Antoni Wit, conductor

Richard Strauss’s orchestral music includes several works with autobiographical significance, including Ein Heldenleben (Naxos 8.554417). Scored for large symphony orchestra, the Symphonia domestica depicts the delights and vicissitudes of married life with Strauss, his wife, child and other family members deftly portrayed in a variety of situations, including a ‘cheerful quarrel’ in which the father has the last word! In contrast, Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings is Strauss’s heartbreaking meditation on the destruction of German culture during World War II.

8.557804 TANEYEV Violin Sonata, Piano Music
Ivan Peshkov, violin • Olga Solovieva, piano

Somewhat unusually for a pianist-composer of his calibre, Taneyev wrote few works for that instrument alone, although each establishes its own memorable mood. The Violin Sonata, subtitled ‘Of medium difficulty’, belongs to his mature compositional period and is notable for its blend of technical virtuosity and meditative inwardness. The Theme and Variations pays tribute to Taneyev’s teacher and colleague Tchaikovsky. Several of the solo piano pieces here receive their world premiere recordings.

8.570497 TIPPETT String Quartets Vol 2 - Nos 3 & 5
The Tippett Quartet

Completing their acclaimed survey of Tippett’s string quartets, the young British quartet which has taken his name as their own here presents the composer’s Third and Fifth String Quartets. Both are infused with Tippett’s abiding fascination with Beethoven; the former work brimming with passionate counterpoint that recalls Beethoven’s late string quartets and piano sonatas, the latter harking back to Tippett’s earlier preoccupation with dramatic sonata principles. By turns dazzling, dynamic and lyrical, these are pivotal works of 20th-century chamber music. Volume 1 is available on 8.570496.

8.572265 SEIZED BY SWEET DESIRE - Singing Nuns and Ladies,
From the Cathedral to the Bed Chamber

Musica Ficta • Bo Holten, conductor

Until recently the role of women as composers and performers of both sacred and secular music during the Middle Ages has been seriously underestimated. This disc, sung by the all-female group Musica Ficta, reveals how well suited to women’s voices are music from Notre-Dame in Paris and the songs of many trouveres (the northern counterparts of the troubadours of Languedoc). The latter songs, for instance, often feature female protagonists and present different perspectives on love and life to those by their male counterparts.

8.570977 YSAYE String Trio ‘Le Chimay’,
Sonata for 2 Violins, Cello Sonata

Henning Kraggerud and Bard Monsen, violins • Lars Anders Tomter, viola
Ole-Eirik Ree, cello

While Ysaye’s Six Solo Violin Sonatas (Naxos 8.555996) remain his best known works, the Belgian virtuoso also composed other pieces which translate his thorough knowledge of the violin’s capabilities into thrilling music. The performance here of his Sonata for Two Violins is based on the composer’s autograph and that of the String Trio draws on the original hand-written parts. For the recording of the Cello Sonata the artist referred to Ysaye’s own fingering and bowing instructions. All three works display the composer’s dazzling mastery of technique and instrumental colour.

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 Naxos Historical CDs

8.111339 BEETHOVEN Symphonies Nos 1 & 3 (Karajan, 1952-1953)
Philharmonia Orchestra • Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Herbert von Karajan established himself as one of the 20th century’s greatest conductors, both in live performances and on recordings. Taken from the first of Karajan’s four Beethoven symphony cycles, made in the splendid acoustic of London’s Kingsway Hall, these are beautifully polished readings that traverse the decades with ease. The Karajan trademarks of ‘perfection of balance and blend’ can be heard, for example, in the beautifully pointed woodwind chording and weight of the pizzicatos at the opening of Symphony No. 1. No less telling is the opening of Symphony No. 3, which begins at a scorching pace, accents strong yet considered, followed by a broadly-based account of the Marcia funebre second movement which, while retaining Karajan’s exacting approach, does not smooth out dissonance.

8.111342 BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem (1955)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone • Elisabeth Grummer, soprano
Choir of St Hedwig’s Cathedral, Berlin • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Rudolf Kempe, conductor

On its first release, this 1955 recording of Brahms’s A German Requiem was praised as ‘a worthy performance of the work and a well recorded one’ by Gramophone, which also commented that ‘Elisabeth Grummer sings her solo with beautiful tone and deep feeling’ and ‘Fischer-Dieskau gives a[n] expressive and musical account of his part’. The choir and orchestra perform with measures of equal conviction, subtlety and power. Recognised as a ‘musician’s conductor’, Rudolf Kempe was an outstanding interpreter of the German classics, always obtaining beautifully lucid playing allied to clarity of rhythm and sensitive phrasing.

8.112053 Fritz Kreisler Complete Recordings Vol 1 (1904, 1910)
Fritz Kreisler, violin • George Falkenstein, piano • Studio pianist

Fritz Kreisler sold millions of records and gave pleasure to listeners around the world who could never hear him perform live. This disc brings together recordings made in 1904 and 1910 which, despite the recording industry’s infancy and the extraordinary limitations placed on the musicians, are amazingly good in both artistic and technical terms. Alongside several beloved favourites such as Bach’s Air on the G String are several recordings of Kreisler’s own popular compositions, and alternative takes of several musical bon-bons.

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Naxos AudioBooks

NAX27412 JANE AUSTEN The Complete Novels (unabridged)
Read by Juliet Stevenson, Emilia Fox and Anna Bentinck

Naxos AudioBooks has long been dedicated to creating exemplary audiobook recordings of Jane Austen classics, employing the amazing vocal talents of Juliet Stevenson and Emilia Fox. Now, for the first time, the entire collection of these perennially popular novels is available as an audiobook box set – providing over 80 hours of compelling storytelling. This magnificent collection includes Austen’s major novels and recordings of her unfinished novels – Sanditon and The Watsons. Jane Austen – the Complete Novels offers a supremely enjoyable experience of Austen’s novels and is an essential collector’s item. Jane Austen is the doyenne of classic literature, an icon whose novels have exerted massive influence over popular culture and scholarly discussion alike. Her good-humoured, satirical style has proved to be irresistible, and the characters of her imagination – from the odious Mr Collins to the bumbling chatterbox Miss
Bates – are beloved to scores of people across the globe.

NAX98912 DICKENS Dombey and Son
Read by David Timson

Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty and deceit. The novel follows the fortunes of Dombey, a businessman par excellence, who craves a son to inherit his enterprises. His family, and especially his daughter, the sweet and good-natured Florence, bear the brunt of his frustrations. Dombey’s dysfunctional relationships are painted against a backdrop of social unrest in industrialised London, which is populated by a host of fascinating and memorable secondary characters. The complete and unabridged novel is brought spectacularly to life by veteran reader David Timson.
Related titles:
NA899012 Dombey and Son (abridged)
NA844312 Bleak House (abridged)
NAX43112 Bleak House (unabridged)
NA332912 A Christmas Carol (unabridged)
NA889912 Little Dorrit (abridged)
NAX88912 Little Dorrit (unabridged)
Other Charles Dickens AudioBooks
Other Naxos AudioBooks read by David Timson

NA298212 STEVENSON The Body Snatchers and Other Stories
Read by Roy McMillan

A dark night, a graveyard and the suspicion of murder... The Body Snatchers is one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most chilling tales. After many years, a chance encounter between two former medical students forces them to recall their sinister past and foul play that was better left buried. Perfect for long winter nights, these stories have been specially selected to create an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Read by Roy McMillan, with Naxos AudioBooks’s trademark of carefully chosen music.
Related titles:
NA209012 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
NA291112 Chilling Ghost Stories
NA291212 Great Ghost Stories
Other Robert Luis Stevenson CDs & AudioBooks
Other Naxos AudioBooks read by Roy McMillan

NA197412 WILDE The Canterville Ghost
Read by Rupert Degas

A terrifying ghost is haunting the ancient mansion of Canterville Chase, complete with creaking floorboards, clanking chains and gruesome disguises - but the new occupants seem strangely undisturbed by his presence. Deftly contrasting the conventional gothic ghost story with the pragmatism of the modern world, Wilde creates a gently comic fable of the conflict between old and new. Rupert Degas’s hilarious reading brings the absurdity and theatricality of the story to life.
Related Titles:
NA307412 The Picture of Dorian Gray (abridged)
NA799112 The Picture of Dorian Gray (unabridged)
Other Oscar Wilde AudioBooks
Other Naxos AudioBooks read by Rupert Degas

NA399512 NESBIT New Treasure Seekers
read by Teresa Gallagher

Part folklore, part adventure and part fantasy, Alan Garner’s Elidor is a modern children’s classic. When Roland opens a door in a derelict church, he unleashes the wonders of Elidor and the grave challenges that this troubled world presents. Drawing on Welsh, Irish and English mythology, the book chronicles the trials and hardships of a group of young teenagers as they attempt to fulfill a prophecy from another world, and fight a terrible evil.
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Related Titles:
NA232812 The Treasure Seekers (abridged)
NA333612 The Wouldbegoods (abridged)
Other Edith Nesbit AudioBooks
Other Naxos Audiobooks read by Teresa Gallagher

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 Naxos Distributed Labels

DACAPO, OUR Recordings and Phoenix Edition are distributed worldwide by Naxos.  Capriccio is not distributed by Naxos in the UK.    


There are no Capriccio new releases this month. However, several Capriccio titles have recently been added to, including:

BUSONI Piano Transcriptions
Holger Groschopp, piano


BARTOK The Miraculous Mandarin Suite, Dance Suite,
Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra • Neville Marriner, conductor

SCHUTZ Kleiner geistlichen Concerten Part II
Vocal & instrumental soloists • Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, conductor

Musicals for Brass – GERSHWIN Strike Up The Band,
Porgy And Bess / BERNSTEIN West Side Story

HR Brass

TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence, Valse-scherzo,
Serenade melancolique, Pezzo capriccioso, Romance

Bela Banfalvi, violin • Karoly Botvay, cello • Budapest Strings
Karoly Botvay, conductor


Christmas Concertos
Instrumental soloists • New Berlin Chamber Orchestra
Michael Erxleben, conductor


DUSSEK Piano Concertos Opp 49 & 22,
The Sufferings of the Queen of France

Jean-Michel Forest, narrator • Andreas Staier, piano • Concerto Koln

Mitsuko Shirai, mezzo-soprano • Josef Protschka, tenor
Helmut Deutsch, piano • Hartmut Holl, piano


FELIX MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 4 ‘Italian’, Infelice
FANNY MENDELSSOHN Io d'amor oh Dio mi moro

Hellen Kwon, soprano • Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra
Gerd Albrecht, conductor


Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra • Neville Marriner, conductor

MONTEVERDI Vocal Music (Arias and Duets)
Mieke van der Sluis, soprano • Axel Kohler, counter-tenor
Lautten Compagney



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SCHUTZ Weihnachts-Historie (Christmas Story),
Auferstehungs-Historie (Resurrection Story)

Jakob Bloch Jespersen, bass • Johan Linderoth, tenor • Adam Riis, tenor
Else Torp, soprano •
Concerto Copenhagen • Sirius Viols
Ars Nova Copenhagen • Paul Hillier, conductor


Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier here present the second recording in a series devoted to the narrative works (Historia) of Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672). The Danish vocal ensemble thus celebrate Denmark’s proud connection with this German master who was appointed Kapellmeister to King Christian IV and worked at the Danish court for two periods over the course of eleven years. The cover illustrations show reliefs in beaten metal by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976), a member of the Die Bruuecke group founded in 1905 in Dresden – a city with which Schutz himself was closely associated.

RUDERS Four Dances
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group • Oliver Knussen, conductor

Poul Ruders (f. 1949) fully masters a most expressive music which has had a world-wide resonance and makes him one of today's most performed Danish contemporary composers outside Denmark. On this disc three of his pivotal chamber works are in the hands of one of Europe's leading new music ensembles Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Four Dances in One Movement (1983) is an emotional sequence of four pure musical characters. Abysm (2000), which Ruders has written for BCMG, and Nightshade (1987) are two modern tone poems rooted in both dark and moving sound worlds.

MOZART Symphonies Vol 4
Symphonies in G major KV 110 (75a) No 12, in C major KV 96 (111b) No 46, in F major KV 112 No 13, in A major KV 114 No 14
Danish National Chamber Orchestra • Adam Fischer, conductor

This is the fourth SACD in the acclaimed series of the complete symphonies by WA Mozart featuring the Danish National Chamber Orchestra and their renowned chief conductor Adam Fischer.

JPE HARTMANN The Key Masterpieces [2 CDs]
Various Artists

JPE Hartmann (1805-1900) composed music throughout eight decades and was greatly admired by Grieg, and a stylistic inspiration for Nordic national romanticism. Hartmann took centre stage in the wake of the old Danish masters Weyse and Kuhlau and became the prime exponent of Danish ‘national’ music. The finest examples of this can be found in among other works the remarkable piano sonatas, the masterly theatre overtures and the opera Little Kirsten, judged at the time to be the very essence of Danishness.

HAMERIK The Symphonies [4-CD Box Set)
Randi Stene, contralto • Danish National Choir
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra • Thomas Dausgaard, conductor


Asger Hamerik (1843-1923) counts as the most cosmopolitan Danish 19th-century composer and was even celebrated as a pioneering figure in American musical life of his day. Sadly, however, his more than one hundred compositions fell into oblivion, and a revival is long overdue. Hamerik’s crowning efforts were the seven symphonies and a Requiem. Composed during his long tenure as director of the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, this is grand Late Romantic music, and the internationally oriented cycle of symphonies perfectly matches the qualities that characterize Thomas Dausgaard, one of the most remarkable Nordic conductors of today and a passionate champion of great music off the beaten track.

NIELSEN Cantatas
Cantata for the annual university commemoration (1908), Cantata for the Opening Ceremony of the National Exhibition in Aarhus 1909, Music for Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pedersen’s Hommage to Holberg (1923), From the music for Helge Rode’s Prologue to the 1916 Shakespeare Anniversary Festival,
Jens Albinus, recitation • Ditte Hojgaard Andersen, soprano
Mathias Hedegaard, tenor • Palle Knudsen, baritone • Aarhus Cathedral Choir
Chorus of The Danish National Opera • Vox Aros
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra • Bo Holten, conductor


There are still unknown, exciting sides to Denmark’s world-famous composer, Carl Nielsen (1865-1931). On this CD you can hear the premiere recordings of two of his cantatas for choir, soloists and orchestra. The cantatas were written in 1908-09, when Carl Nielsen was in one of his most productive phases. They have been performed several times since, but it is only in connection with the new collected edition of Nielsen’s works that they have appeared in print. The same is true of his genial Homage to Holberg, written in 1923 to celebrate the great 18th-century dramatist to whom Carl Nielsen also paid homage with his opera Maskarade.

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Naxos now distributes the prestigious Finnish label Ondine, whose extensive catalogue includes more than four hundred recordings of leading Finnish and international artists and ensembles. Many have been critically acclaimed, garnering many awards along the way.

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 OUR Recordings

There are no new OUR Recordings this month.

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 Phoenix Edition

There are no Phoenix Edition new releases this month. However, several Phoenix Edition titles have recently been added to, including:

DALL'ABACO Concerti for Strings Opp 2 & 6
Cappella Coloniensis • Wilfried Boettcher, Gyorgy Fischer,
Hanns-Martin Schneidt, Gunther Wich, conductors


FASCH Orchestral Music
Gunther Holler, flute • Helmut Hucke, oboe • Walter Stiftner, bassoon
Cappella Coloniensis • Hanns-Martin Schneidt, Hans-Martin Wich, Gunther Linde, conductors


HANDEL Apollo e Dafne
Helen Donath, soprano • Peter-Christoph Runge, baritone
Cappella Coloniensis •
Gunther Wich, conductor

MICHAEL HAYDN Concerto for Organ, Viola and Strings P 55, Symphonies P 9, 27 & 33
Franz Lehrndorfer, organ • Ulrich Koch, viola • Cappella Coloniensis
Wilfried Boettcher, conductor


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 Naxos Special Products


BERNSTEIN West Side Story (Original Cast, 1957)
Larry Kert (Tony) • Carol Lawrence (Maria) • Mickey Calin (Riff)
Ken Le Roy (Bernardo) • Chita Rivera (Anita) • Marily Cooper (Rosalia)
Reri Grist (Consuelo) • Eddie Roll (Action) • Carmen Gutierrez (Teresita) Elizabeth Taylor (Francisca) • Grover Dale (Snowboy)  


This CD includes the 1957 Original Cast Recording of Leonard Bernstein’s popular musical. With a book by Arthur Laurents and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the musical’s plot is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Set in New York in the mid-1950s, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Also featured are three excerpts from the 1954 recordings of On the Waterfront, a film which starred Marlon Brando & Eva Marie Saint and which won eight Academy Awards. The soundtrack score for this work is Bernstein’s only original film score not adapted from a stage production with songs.

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto no 2 / BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor
Glenn Gould (piano) • Columbia Symphony Orchestra • Leonard Bernstein Montreal String Quartet

Glenn Gould played Beethoven’s piano concertos from the beginning of his short concert career, this recording being made when he was 24, the same age as the composer when he wrote his Piano Concerto No. 2. Gould’s vitality and enthusiasm in the first movement are particularly notable, as is Bernstein’s highly expressive interpretation of the beautiful Adagio. Despite his temperamental aversion to chamber music and his preference for pre-romantic music, Gould’s account with the Montreal String Quartet of Brahms’ F minor Piano Quintet is clearly articulated, propulsive and highly focussed.

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VIVALDI/PIAZOLLA Acht Jahreszeiten
Tianwa Yang, violine • Ensemble Tianwa Yang

This is what it’s all about: Two programmatic compositions on the same topic, from two completely different epochs and genres, face to face; Vivaldi and Piazolla, Italian Baroque and Tango from Argentina, what a challenge to be explored! Together with her Ensemble the excellent young Chinese violinist Tianwa Yang provides surprising listening experiences and discovers thrilling contrasts. Enthusiasm and verve run through the performance of every single note of this exceptional project, which can also be experienced live on her next tour. The genre-busting repertoire of this CD perfectly suits the abilities of Tianwa Yang since ‘...the young Chinese woman, who has been studying in Germany since 2005, is not only a phenomenal virtuoso with a developed sense of sound, but especially a thoroughly serious musician with an unusually nuanced understanding of the repertoire.’ (The Detroit News)

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Bara vara ledig
Real Group, Vibafemba and other artists

Ensemble song is flourishing in Sweden. Never before have there been so many smaller vocal ensembles performing to such a high standard as there are today. A decisive reason for this is, of course, the popularity of choral singing in Sweden, for it is choirs that have provided the soil from which the groups have largely sprung up. The number of Swedes who regularly sing in choirs has been estimated at some half a million, and singing in smaller ensembles has, for many people, become a natural development of their choral participation. Sveriges Körförbund [Swedish Choral Association], which has been promoting choral and ensemble singing in Sweden since the beginning of the last century, naturally monitors this development very closely. As interest in singing in small groups has developed, the society has increased its activities in this field. The current album is one such aspect of this interest. For several years, Sveriges Körförbund has been engaged in a unique collaboration with Naxos and the current CD is a fruit of this collaboration. The items have been selected with the intention of illustrating the rich flora of vocal groups active in Sweden today.

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Artist Profile - Jeremy Summerly
Oxford Camerata • Jeremy Summerly, conductor

Artist Profile Series featuring Jeremy Summerly, the Oxford Camerata and works by Willaert, Lassus, Tallis, Gesualdo, von Bingen with an exclusive bonus CD with an interview with Jeremy Summerly.

Artist Profile – Ralph van Raat (5-CD box set) 8.505040

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Classical Albums

The Red Piano
by Andre Leblanc
Illustrated by Barroux
ISBN 9780980607017

In September, Australian publisher Wilkins Farago (in association with Amnesty International) releases The Red Piano, a stirring and beautiful picture book based on the amazing real-life experiences of Chinese international concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei.The Red Piano relates the inspiring story of a gifted young girl’s passion for the music of Bach in a time of historic turmoil.
Watch a mini-documentary about the book and CDs on YouTube

Zhu Xiao-Mei’s critically acclaimed Bach and Haydn CDs are available from French boutique label Mirare. Ask your local retailer about these today:

HAYDN Sonatas Nos 38, 53, 60 & 62
Zhu Xiao-Mei, piano

One of the most highly anticipated tributes to Haydn in 2009, the bicentenary of the composer’s birth, this disc has already gained a 10/10 review on Classics Today: ‘Zhu strikes a perfect balance between Classical poise and Romantic abandon. Beyond her crisp articulation in the quick movements, she really knows how to inflect a phrase...this enlivening recital [is] a must-have for fans of classical keyboard music’.

BACH Goldberg Variations
Zhu Xiao-Mei, piano

A definitive recording of the Goldberg Variations, amongst Bach’s most popular and best-loved keyboard works ‘The Art of Zhu Xiao Mei, made up of contemplative concentration and insatiable vigour, tells us, at the highest level of mastery, about the emotion of a life. The interpretation of the Goldbergs that she gives us today [is] dense, serene, but exultant’.

BACH Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2
Zhu Xiao-Mei, piano

Shanghai-born Zhu Xiao-Mei left China in 1979 and rapidly established a reputation in the West, particularly for her interpretations of Bach. Now a French citizen, she teaches at the National Conservatorium in Paris and performs around the world, including Australia.

Other featured classical albums this month include:

Within A Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox
Vaughan Williams, Delius, Britten, Grainger, Arnold, Holst,
Mendelssohn, Menotti, Hummel, Beethoven
Various orchestras • Richard Hickox, conductor

The premature death of Richard Hickox on 23 November 2008, aged sixty, deprived the musical world of one of its greatest conductors. The depth and breadth of his musical achievements were astonishing, not least on behalf of British composers. Richard Hickox had a long and deeply fulfilling relationship with Chandos, which enabled him to realise his artistic vision. His recorded legacy remains as a testament to his musical ability and the pieces, movements and other excerpts chosen for this two-disc set demonstrate all aspects of his art. Chandos will donate the profits from the sales of the set (2 CDs for the price of 1) to The Richard Hickox Foundation which has been established to support the causes about which Richard felt passionately, among them support for British composers, young conductors and singers, and performances of British music.

HAYDN Die Schoepfung (The Creation)
Julia Kleiter, soprano • Maximilian Schmitt, tenor • Johannes Weisser, bass RIAS Chamber Choir • Freiburg Baroque Orchestra • Rene Jacobs, conductor

This beautifully packaged 2-CD set, specially priced for Christmas, includes a bonus DVD documentary about the recording and artists. René Jacobs once again gathers a brilliant young cast to perform this cornerstone work for the bicentenary of Haydn’s death, accompanied by period instruments of the incomparable Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Jacobs’ most recent Mozart recording, Idomeneo (HMC90203638), was an acclaimed Gramophone Editor’s Choice.

BACH Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
Alina Ibragimova, violin

The dazzling young virtuoso Alina Ibragimova has enthralled audiences for years with her live Bach performances. Critics have acclaimed her faultless intonation, achingly beautiful tone, superlative technique and a musical wisdom far beyond her years. Now, in this important new recording of Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin, she brings all these qualities and more to create an interpretation that is both excitingly original and profoundly humble. This is music of unfathomable subtlety, astounding virtuosity and great expressive and architectural beauty. Alina Ibragimova performed as Guest Director of The Australian Chamber Orchestra last year, and returns in 2010 for a national tour with Musica Viva.

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Select Digital Albums

Film Music From Around The World
Various Artists

A collection of fiery and energetic songs from around the world, featured on some of the biggest films of the last several years. This album opens with lively Russian folk song Maja galobuschka, featured on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and continues with music from the Caribbean, East Africa, Lebanon, Greece, Fiji and Mexico found on major motion pictures including Burn After Reading, Munich, James Bond - Casino Royale and The Constant Gardener.


TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings–
Limited Edition 2009 Australian Tour
London Philharmonic Orchestra • Vladimir Jurowsky, conductor

This exclusive tour-edition digital album includes the never-before-released recording of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, performed live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with charismatic Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowsky toured Australia from 2 -11 October with performances in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Available only from the Australian iTunes store from the 1 - 31 October 2009.


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MENDELSSOHN Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2,
Symphony No 5 ‘Reformation’

Louis Lortie, piano, conductor • Orchestra symphonique de Quebec
ATMA Classique ACD2 2617

Internationally renowned Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has made more than 30 recordings over the span of his career, and chose an all-Mendelssohn programme for his debut with ATMA Classique. He directs the Orchestre symphonique de Québec from the piano on this recording, released to mark ATMA’s 15th anniversary.

SCHUBERT Complete Works for Violin & Piano Vol 1
Julia Fischer, violin • Martin Helmchen, piano
PentaTone PTC5186347

Julia Fischer is ranked as one of the leading violinists of the day, captivating audiences world-wide with her music. She has won numerous awards and effusive acclaim for both her live performances and recordings, including being named Gramophone Magazine’s youngest ever ‘Artist of the Year’ in 2007. She is joined on this recording by pianist Martin Helmchen in the first volume of works by Franz Schubert.

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MAHLER Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Youth’s Magic Horn)
Diana Damrau, soprano • Ivan Paley, baritone
Stephan Matthias Lademann, piano


World Premiere Recording of version for two singers and piano
Gustav Mahler’s biographical and musical legacy leaves us with the picture of a very sensitive and poetical personality. Preparing this recording of the complete Wunderhorn songs, the two artists on this CD, Diana Damrau and Ivan Paley, tried to accommodate Mahler’s character by sequencing the songs under the following headlines: Children and Youth, Separation and Farewell, From the Nature, Life and Death. This topical structure reflects Mahler’s world and his credo in a meaningful way and brings greater clarity to the listener. Mahler wrote his Wunderhorn songs spontaneously over a period of twelve years, within which he found joy through his love of his wife Alma and grief through the death of his little daughter – incisive events that transformed him as a man as well as a human being. In many of the songs there are two different characters who communicate with each other, therefore Diana Damrau and Ivan Paley chose to set two voices to the music and opted for an intimate chamber music version with piano, keeping in mind the fact that Mahler considered the piano score of the Wunderhorn songs as a work which stood on its own.

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Christian Lindberg The Baroque Trombone
Christian Lindberg, trombone (sackbut)
Members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra


The big, powerful trombone of our time is a creature of wide open spaces and large auditoriums. ‘Trombone’ simply means ‘big trumpet’ and the two are nowadays seen as obvious bedfellows. Not so in the 17th century! The instrument was called sackbut – a soft sounding, gentle thing whose natural partners were the viola and recorder. The sackbuts were much smaller than today’s trombones, with tiny mouthpieces, tubes narrower than the ones on a modern trumpet, and bells that a man’s hand might easily cover. Christian Lindberg bought his first sackbut 30 years ago, and already then dreamed of recording a baroque programme.
Now the opportunity to do so has arrived – largely due to Lindberg’s encounter with the violinist Richard Tognetti and his Australian Chamber Orchestra. On this recording Lindberg and a handful of the ACO players in ‘sweet harmony’ present a programme including sonatas and canzonas by Biber, Frescobaldi and Dario Castello.

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HINDEMITH Das Marienleben (1948 Version)
Soile Isokoski, sopranoMarita Viitasalo, piano

Soile Isokoski is hailed as one of the finest singers in the world: ‘Isokoski's lyric soprano is like liquid gold.’  (Fanfare). This recording features the revised 1948 version of Paul Hindemith’s Das Marienleben. The work remains one of Hindemith’s key masterpieces; Glenn Gould called it ‘the greatest song cycle ever written’.

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To Saint Cecilia - Music by Purcell, Handel & Haydn
Lucy Crowe, soprano • Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto
Anders J. Dahlin,  tenor • Richard Croft,  tenor • Lucas Tittoto, bass
Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble • Marc Minkowski, conductor


All three composers celebrate anniversaries in 2009: Purcell was born in 1659, Handel died in 1759 and Haydn died in 1809. Purcell’s Hail! Bright Cecilia is one of his most marvellous odes to the patron saint of music. Handel’s A Song for Saint Cecilia’s Day is based on a superb poem by Dryden. One of Handel’s contemporaries stated that the poem exhibited the very ‘highest flights of poetic fancy’. As Hilary Finch states, ‘His Song for St Cecilia’s Day is a broad diorama of mankind - in love and at war, in life, death and resurrection’. It includes magnificent arias for soprano and for tenor.  Haydn’s St Cecilia Mass (original version) rounds off this delightful 2-CD set. The full color booklet includes 12 paintings and representations of Saint Cecilia by the likes of Raphael, Rubens, Mignard, Lely, De Vouez, Da Cortona and Domenichino...A deluxe edition that enhances this ambitious project.    


Herbert von Karajan - Maestro for the Screen:
A Film by Georg Wübbolt

Herbert von Karajan • Ernest Wild • Gela Marina Runne • Hugo Niebeling Horant Hohlfeld •  Günther Breest • Norio Ohga
ARTHAUS DVD 101459  

The film focuses on one specific facet of Herbert von Karajan’s artistic work: he was the first conductor who was obsessed with the filming of his musical performances in order to preserve a cultural heritage. Also as a film and TV director, he was an aesthete, a perfectionist, and a true pioneer. He once said: ‘Actually, I should have been born in a later era.’ Television engineering was still in the fledgling stages when Karajan started. Still, his visual approach and rigid rules how to film an orchestra and soloists - and of course how to present himself as a conductor – till today have an impact on everybody who produces recordings of concerts and opera for the screen. No wonder that Karajan’s high pretensions demanded a great deal of his entire film crew, and due to strong characters on both sides of the creative fence, once in a while simmering tensions came to head. Herbert von Karajan’s immediate co-operators, like his chief camera man Ernst Wild, the editor Gela Marina Runne, the director Hugo Niebeling, and various TV and record producers like Horant Hohlfeld, Günther Breest and Norio Ohga talk about their experiences with the Maestro.

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My First Ballet Collection
Various Artists
Opus Arte OA1019D             

Featuring some of the world’s most exciting and talented dancers, this sparkling collection brings together some of the best scenes from your favourite ballets—from the graceful elegance and passion of Swan Lake, to the humour and wit of the Clog Dance from La Fille mal gardée and the exuberant liveliness of The Nutcracker, this is a perfect collection for any ballet beginner.

Other Priority DVD Titles include:

Chanel, Chanel
Coco Chanel • Karl Lagerfeld     


Jazz Icons Series 4 Boxed Set with Bonus Disc
Anita O'Day • Woody Herman • Art Blakey • Jimmy Smith • Art Farmer Coleman  Hawkins • Erroll Garner
NAXOS 2.108003


El Sistema - Music to Change Life
A film by Paul Smaczny and Maria Stodtmeier Music by Ravel, Munoz, Gutierrez, Prado, Marguez, Tchaikovsky, Márquez, Ravel, Beethoven, Mendoza, Piazolla, Ginastera, Hernández, Bernstein and Yánez
Jose Antonio Abreu • Gustavo Dudamel
Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra 

EUROARTS 2056958

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Naxos October 2009 Samplers

October New Release Sampler I

Buy all 7 tracks for only
USD 1.49 / GBP .99 / EUR .99

8.559603  STILL Symphony No 4 ‘Autochthonous’ - With a graceful lilt
8.559370  IVES Overture in G minor (realization by D.G. Porter)
8.570895  R STRAUSS Symphonia domestica – Wiegenlied
8.572167  SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 9 – Allegretto
8.572191  SARASATE Airs Espagnols Op 18 (version for violin and orchestra)
8.572174  MESSIAEN Les offrandes Oubliees
8.570991  JOACHIM Violin Concerto in D minor Op 11 ‘In the Hungarian Style’
- Finale alla Zingara: Allegro con spirit

September 2009 Samplers
October New Release Sampler II
Instrumental – Chamber - Choral

Buy all 17 tracks for only
USD 1.49 / GBP .99 / EUR .99

8.557804  TANEYEV Prelude in F major
8.559380  SCHOENFIELD 6 British Folk Songs - No 2 The Basket of Eggs
8.559657  HAGEN Piano Trio No 3 - Wayfaring Stranger
8.570605  MA Spring Dance

8.572265  ANONYMOUS Mors (clausula)
8.559304  LAURIDSEN Madrigali - No 5 Luci serene e chiare
8.660224  FRANCOEUR/REBEL Zelindor roi des Sylphes - Scene 4 Menuet I:
Quel amant sous vos lois s'engage! Menuet II: Vos destins changent leur cours
Scherzo: Assai leggiero vivace

8.570926  MOZART Missa solemnis in C major – Sanctus
8.570948  OHANA Si le jour parait… - Jeu des quatre vents
8.504016  DOWLAND Lachrimae Pavan (from Vol 2 Dowland’s Tears 8.557862)
8.570977  YSAYE Cello Sonata Op 28 - Intermezzo: Poco allegretto e grazioso
8.572173  REGER Clarinet Sonata in A flat major Op 49 No 1 - Prestissimo assai
8.570892  ROBIN 3 Elements d'un Songe - No 2 Souffle
8.570941  RUBINSTEIN Theme and Variations Op 88 - Variation 7: Moderato assai
8.571262  BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat major Op 7 - Allegro
8.572161  BACH Magnificat in D major - Magnificat anima mea
8.572317  RUTTI Requiem - Communio

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