This month brings you another bumper crop of great reviews from the leading music magazines, quality dailies and online review sites. There’s no doubt about it: Naxos releases and distributes some of the best music and audiovisual albums!
‘In large-orchestra terms JoAnn Falletta works wonders on behalf of Franz Schreker, sweet-tooth music with cinematic potential, the converse of which is Brahms’s German Requiem (my desert-island choice from this composer)’ – Editor’s Choice, Classicalsource.com
‘Stirring sumptuous performances show of Schreker’s lush scoring and vivid orchestral picture-painting.’ – BBC Music Magazine
‘An intoxicatingly opulent, headily beautiful creation—and JoAnn Falletta does it absolutely proud, drawing some splendidly red-blooded playing.’ – Classical Ear
‘Here’s surely one of the year’s most gorgeous releases…glowingly recorded and delivered with grace and passion by JoAnn Falletta and the Berlin Radio Symphony.’ – Fanfare
‘This is an outstanding recording both in terms of the excellent Naxos engineering and the the quality of the soloists, orchestra and conductor. All music lovers should give this album a try.’ – iClassical
‘This latest Fuchs/Naxos disc, marking 15 years of his recording with conductor Falletta, bears real gems. The animated piano concerto is a delightful flight of fancy.’ – BBC Music Magazine
‘Star talent Boris Giltburg gets Rachmaninov’s beloved concerto to breathe with clarity and heft; great climaxes from piano and orchestra in the big moments. He and the Scottish Orchestra are beautifully cultivated—a gorgeous experience.’ – Best Classical Albums of 2018, Politiken
‘Claus Guth’s staging of Mozart’s youthful Lucio Silla is ablaze with action in this 2017 revival at Madrid’s Teatro Real. The musical energy is high as well, thanks to a terrific cast and the intelligent brio of conductor Ivor Bolton.’ – Opera News
‘Brilliant conducting from Jansons, stupendous playing and singing from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and vocal soloists, and an astonishingly revealing recording add up to an urgent recommendation and a potential Want List candidate.’ – Fanfare
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