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!
‘Given the wonders to be found in so many of the selections and the uniformly outstanding readings by the Norwegian Navy Band, it must have been challenging to decide where to begin.’ – American Record Guide
‘This disc is a triumph for all concerned including Naxos: an exciting discovery that urgently demands to be heard. If I had not already submitted my 2018 Want List, this would be at the top.’ – Fanfare
‘The excellent Berlin Radio Symphony plays like a group that is delighting both in the “new” music it is playing and the conductor leading it. The reading is fiery and as rich as it needs to be.’ – American Record Guide
‘Reto Kuppel and his totally engaged, artistically compatible, and interpretively sympathetic piano partner Wolfgang Manz do exactly what performers of this music were expected to do: they sell it.’ – ClassicsToday.com
‘The character interplay and music used to explore and elucidate these matters is joyous, intelligent, witty and thoroughly delightful—and the singing and playing are simply wonderful to sit back and bask in.’ – Infodad.com
‘[Rachel Barton Pine] is direct and fervent, almost like she is performing for you alone, and that the music is designed by Bach to be communicated in this same, intensely personal manner.’ – Audiophile Audition
‘It’s a great performance, made even finer by exemplary sonics, balancing the solo against the orchestra in an ideally clear perspective. If you have ever questioned this work’s reputation (as I have), then this interpretation might put any qualms to rest.’ – ClassicsToday.com