Dario Salvi, the Scottish-Italian conductor, musicologist and researcher who specialises in the restoration and performance of rare works, was recently awarded the “Riccardo Drigo” Music for Ballet Prize
Klaus Heymann, founder and Chairman of the Naxos Music Group, has been awarded the medal of Commander of the Order of Rio Branco by the Brazilian government for his contribution to Brazil’s classical music heritage through the award-winning ‘Music of Brazil’ series on Naxos.
All at Naxos were saddened to learn of the passing of Barry Humphries, the highly popular entertainer who connected globally with audiences via a range of artistic platforms that included music, drama and comedy.
Naxos artist and internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop features in The Conductor, an engaging new documentary directed by Bernadette Wegenstein that is currently being screened in cinemas across the US and in Canada.
Naxos sends its congratulations to Catalan composer Leonardo Balada, who has won this year’s XVIII SGAE Prize for Ibero-American Music ‘Tomás Luis de Victoria’. Organised by the SGAE Foundation, the award recognises Balada’s substantial contribution to the enrichment of the musical heritage of Ibero-American communities through his creative work and “for the universality of his musical language.”
Naxos is pleased to relate the announcement that Marin Alsop, one of the label’s major recording artists, has been named Classical Woman of the Year by Performance Today, the popular American classical music radio programme.
On 6 December 2013, artists, engineers and composers from the Naxos distribution family were honoured with 7 GRAMMY nominations for recordings across four labels—Naxos, Dacapo, Dorian Sono Luminus and Ondine.
On January 10, Naxos releases the 4th and final recording in a series of orchestral transcriptions by Leopold Stokowski led by Stokowski’s protégé, the GRAMMY award-winning conductor and composer José Serebrier, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
American composer, conductor, and music administrator, Dr. Kenneth Fuchs has received numerous awards and honors for his music, including the Charles E. Ives Scholarship from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, grants from Meet The Composer, the ASCAP Foundation, the American Bandmasters Association, and residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.
Naxos’ recording of Elliott Carter’s String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5 (8.559362), featuring the Pacifica Quartet, is currently the most downloaded classical album on eMusic and tops the eMusic classical music chart.