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Now available - The Naxos Catalogue 2015

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Naxos – an expanding enterprise

Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. After humble beginnings 28 years ago, the label now works with artists, orchestras and opera companies in more than 30 countries around the world, from New Zealand to Norway, Japan and the United States. Many of the world’s leading artists now record for Naxos and the label’s recordings receive the highest critical accolades, among them more than 20 Grammys.

The new 320-page Naxos catalogue now includes nearly 10,000 titles representing more than 10,000 composers. It comprises not only all the issues under the Naxos and Marco Polo labels, but also those from other independent labels that operate under Naxos' purview, including Capriccio, Dynamic, Grand Piano, Idil Biret Archive, Ondine, Prophone, Proprius, and Swedish Society.

Taken together, these resources produce an enviable supply to satisfy the demands of a diverse market. The 2015 Catalogue offers something for everyone – newcomers and collectors alike – be they early music fans, opera buffs or connoisseurs of historical performances.

What’s new on the Naxos label?

Despite the general decline in the music market, Naxos continues to release more new recordings of more new repertoire than any other label in the music industry, independent or major. Since we published our last catalogue, Naxos has invested in and released more than 300 new recordings. Every month, Naxos releases at least 20 new titles as well as DVDs, audio books and multi-media products with classical music.

Last year was a spectacular one with some truly outstanding releases. Among the highlights were Tianwa Yang's complete set of sonatas for solo violin by Eugene Ysaÿe (which received many outstanding reviews) and JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra’s critically acclaimed recording of Glière’s Third Symphony ‘Il’ya Muromets’ on both CD and Blu-ray. Other standouts included the final two instalments of Vasily Petrenko's 11-volume Shostakovich symphony cycle, Dvořák’s Requiem from Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Maria Luigia Borsi’s debut album of Italian soprano arias, and Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber’s recording of Vivaldi’s concertos, arranged for two cellos.

There were also numerous world première recordings, including that of Pinho Vargas’ Requiem; Schola Antiqua of Chicago’s Missa Conceptio Tua, featuring medieval and renaissance music for Advent; the first full production of Milhaud’s L’Orestie d’Eschyle; Kenneth Fuchs' Falling Man; York Bowen’s string quartets; Arnold Cooke’s string sonatas; Donizetti’s cantata Aristea; and many more!


Naxos is famous for its many projects to record either a composer's complete oeuvre, or complete cycles of works from within that output. Among the more significant projects that were completed in 2014 are the cycle of Shostakovich's symphonies with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Vasily Petrenko; Sarasate’s complete works for violin performed by Tianwa Yang, who won a 2014 ECHO Klassik award for her earlier Mendelssohn concerto album; and the complete Rossini overtures on both CD and Blu-ray, featuring the Czech Sinfonia conducted by Christian Benda.

Ongoing cycles include the Prokofiev symphonies from Marin Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP); the Villa-Lobos symphonies, also from OSESP under Isaac Karabtchevsky; and Ravel's orchestral works from Leonard Slatkin and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL).


We began a number of new recording projects in 2014 including a series featuring the orchestral works of Toshio Hosokawa, directed by Jun Märkl; symphonies by Franz Ignaz Beck; the complete Saint-Saëns symphonies from Marc Soustrot and his Malmö orchestra; and the complete flute concertos of 18th-century composer François Devienne with renowned flautist and conductor Patrick Gallois. Naxos has also launched a new series of British music, reissuing some 30 recordings from the existing British Music Society catalogue, with future new recordings appearing under the Naxos label.


Naxos has expanded its DVD collection with the addition of live concert recordings of pianist Eldar Nebolsin and violinists Tianwa Yang and Henning Kraggerud, plus a series of made-for-television performances from Gerard Schwarz and the All-Star Orchestra.
Opera lovers will surely appreciate the addition of Mercadante’s I Briganti and David’s Lalla Roukh (in world première recordings); Erkel’s final masterpiece King Stephen; Verdi’s Otello; Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse and Resurrection; and the newly expanded A-Z of Opera.
Our American Classics series has also grown with new entries that include Peter Boyer’s First Symphony, Jake Heggie’s opera Out of Darkness, and new works by Margaret Brouwer, Richard Danielpour and Carter Pann.

Keyboard enthusiasts, chamber music fans, brass lovers and devotees of song will also find a host of new discoveries that will both surprise and delight.

Our educational platforms – the Naxos Music Library, the Naxos Jazz Library and the Naxos Video Library – all continue to grow and to provide access to an incredible wealth of music, data and other information. We also launched a new high-definition and lossless streaming site, ClassicsOnline HD•LL, which features adaptable bit-rate streaming, another Naxos first. All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

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