Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

Keyword Search

Explore the American soundscape through these selected albums from Naxos' acclaimed American Classics series, all of which received the top 10/10 rating from  From Barber to Bolcom, Copland to Corigliano; these American Classics titles offer diverse and exciting works with one thing in common: the highest quality in sound and performance. Featuring outstanding artists such as Marin Alsop, JoAnn Falletta, Neeme Järvi, José Serebrier and Leonard Slatkin; many of these recordings also received other prestigious accolades, including GRAMMY® Awards, Gramophone CD of the Month awards, and Penguin Guide rosettes.

John ADAMS Nixon in China
Orth • Kanyova • Hammons • Heller • Dahl • Yuan
Opera Colorado Chorus • Colorado Symphony • Marin Alsop

ClassicFM CD of the Month, Dec 2009
Leroy ANDERSON Orchestral Music, Vol 1
Piano Concerto • The Golden Years • Fiddle-Faddle
Jeffrey Biegel, piano • BBC Concert Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin


ANTHEIL Ballet Mécanique
Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra • Daniel Spalding

(November 2001)
BARBER Orchestral Works, Vol 1
Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Royal Scottish National Orchestra • Marin Alsop

(June 2000)

BOLCOM Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Soloists • Choirs and Orchestra of the University of Michigan • Leonard Slatkin

48th GRAMMY® Award:
Best Classical Album, Best Choral Performance and
Best Classical Contemporary Composition

BOLCOM Violin Sonatas
Solomia Soroka, violin • Arthur Greene, piano
John CAGE Music for Prepared Piano, Vol 2
Boris Berman, piano

COATES String Quartets Nos 1, 5 & 6
Kreutzer Quartet

COPLAND Rodeo (Four Dance Episodes)
The Red Pony (Suite) • Prairie Journal • Letter from Home
Buffalo Philharmonic • JoAnn Falletta

COPLAND Appalachian Spring (Suite) • Clarinet Concerto • Quiet City
Laura Ardan, clarinet • Nashville Chamber Orchestra • Paul Gambill
CORIGLIANO Violin Concerto ‘The Red Violin’ • Phantasmagoria
Michael Ludwig, violin • Buffalo Philharmonic • JoAnn Falletta
DAUGHERTY Fire and Blood • MotorCity Triptych • Raise the Roof
Ida Kavafian, violin • Detroit Symphony • Neeme Järvi
DAUGHERTY Metropolis SymphonyDeus ex Machina
Terrence Wilson, piano • Nashville Symphony • Giancarlo Guerrero

53th GRAMMY® Award:
Best Orchestral Performance and
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Gabriela Lena FRANK Hilos (Threads)
Danza de los Saqsampillos • Adagio para Amantaní • Quijotadas
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble • Gabriela Lena Frank, piano
Philip GLASS Violin Concerto
Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten • Company
Adele Anthony, violin • Ulster Orchestra • Takuo Yuasa

Ned ROREM Three Symphonies
Bournemouth Symphony • José Serebrier
Joan TOWER Made in America • Tambor • Concerto for Orchestra
Nashville Symphony • Leonard Slatkin

50th GRAMMY® Award:
Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance and Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Eric WHITACRE Choral Music
Elora Festival Singers • Noel Edison

(Septemper 2010)

View our special weekly features:
View all Features »


Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group