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!
‘Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong PO fuse Solti’s energy, Karajan’s chamber aesthetic, Böhm’s impetuosity, Goodall’s detailed gravitas and Keilberth’s vivid scene-building to forge a freshly minted, standard-setting and sonically beguiling Ring cycle.’ – Gramophone
‘Beyond its exceptional musical ability, the Black Oak Ensemble must be applauded for its decision to dedicate its resources and talent to the presentation of fine music by composers who had their own talents stolen.’ – Limelight
‘The music on this disc stimulates the mind and reminds us how music is a life affirming force.’ – Audiophile Audition
‘There is no faulting this debut album by the Chicago-based Black Oak Ensemble: rhythmically tight and, like the best trio recording, conveying a sense of a fuller ensemble.’ – The Strad
‘In this quartet of contemporary works, you’ll find Haukur Tomasson’s Second Piano Concerto (the best way to hear Vikingur Olafsson on an album this year)’ – The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2019, The New York Times
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