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In addition to its own wide-reaching monthly new releases (see, Naxos also distributes several leading labels in many countries around the world. Here is a choice selection of recent releases from some of these distributed labels.

Selected CDs

BR Klassik

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 60th Anniversary Boxed Set - The Orchestra and its Chief Conductors
CD 1: Eugen Jochum conducts Furtwängler Symphony No 2 (2 CDs)
CD 2: Rafael Kubelík conducts Bruckner Symphony No 8
CD 3: Kyrill Kondrashin conducts Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture & Franck Symphony in D minor
CD 4: Sir Colin Davis conducts Elgar Enigma Variations & Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6
CD 5: Lorin Maazel conducts Stravinsky L’oiseau de feu & Le sacre du printemps
CD 6: Mariss Jansons conducts Strauss Rosenkavalier-Suite, Till Eulenspiegel & Four Last Songs (Anja Harteros, soprano)
BR Klassik 900708

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the renowned Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, BR Klassik releases this 7-CD Anniversary Box, which honours each of the orchestras chief conductors of the past decades with especially memorable recording of their work. Each conductor shaped the orchestra in his own way – together they guided the orchestra to international fame. This was recently confirmed by a survey by the music magazine Gramophone, which selected the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra as one of the six best orchestra in the world.

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Mathias Hedegaard, tenor • Tove Lønskov, piano
DACAPO 8.226141

Love songs by three masters of Danish Romanticism: Weyse, Heise and Lange-Müller. Their songs with piano have made an indelible mark on a genre of Danish music where small is beautiful and expresses a world of yearning and joy. The young lyric tenor Mathias Hedegaard has an outstanding feel for the style, and offers masterly renderings of the sweetness and beauty of the Danish Romantic universe.

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SCHUMANN Introduction & Allegro appassionato Op 92, Geistervariationen for piano solo, Introduction & Concert-Allegro Op 134, Six Etudes in Canonic Form Op 56 (arr. for two pianos by Debussy)
Tzimon Barto, piano • NDR Sinfonieorchester • Christoph Eschenbach, conductor & piano

Marking the 200th birthday of Robert Schumann in 2010, this CD contains a unique coupling of the great German Romantic composer's late piano works. It also pays tribute to Christoph Eschenbach who celebrated his own 70th birthday on 20 February 2010. He is featured here both as pianist and as conductor, with his long-time musical protégé and close friend, pianist Tzimon Barto. Together, they perform a ‘piano concerto arrangement’ of three Schumann works, the concertante rarities Op. 92 and Op. 134 and the "Geistervariationen" for piano solo, which acts like a slow middle movement. As an encore to this program, Christoph Eschenbach and Tzimon Barto recorded the arrangement for two pianos by Claude Debussy of Six Etudes in Canonic Form, written by Schumann originally for pedal piano (or organ). In the two Concert Pieces, Christoph Eschenbach conducts the renowned NDR Sinfonieorchester, which he led as Chief Conductor from 1998-2004.

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OUR Recordings

Melodies - Violin and Guitar Recital
Yi Chen, violin • Lars Hannibal, guitar
OUR Recordings 6.220602

The music selected by Tina Chen and Hannibal for this recital is the soundtrack for a day dream, or the twilight accompaniment for a romantic dinner. The emphasis is on Melody –beautiful, finely arched musical lines that reach beyond the pressures of everyday life and transport you, to a quiet realm of song, warmly and realistically recorded in SACD, Super Audio Sound! This recording also marks the CD debut of the charismatic, young concert violinist , Chen Yi, was the Gold Medal winner at the China International Violin competition (2008). As part of the Mendelssohn Bicentennial Celebrations, Ms. Chen was invited to perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in Beijing’s new National Center for the Performing Arts. In 2010 she will perform the Nielsen Violin Concerto as part of the Danish Gala Concert in EXPO in Shanghai. This major event marks artistic dialogue between Denmark and China.

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Selected DVDs


VERDI La traviata
Live from La Scala, 2007
Violetta Valéry - ANGELA GHEORGHIU
Alfredo Germont - RAMÓN VARGAS
Giorgio Germont - ROBERTO FRONTALI
Conducted by LORIN MAAZEL
Arthaus 101342 Blu-ray
  • Complete Opera Recording
  • Bonus Feature: Over 1 hour of highlights from 26 critically acclaimed Opera, Ballet & Documentary productions on Blu-ray Disc!
  • Blu-ray Catalogue

Arthaus New Releases:
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010

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C Major

VERDI Otello
DVD 701408
Blu-ray 701504
Aleksandrs Antonenko • Marina Poplavskaya • Carlos Alvarez • Barbara Di Castri • Stephen
Costello • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra • Ricardo Muti • Stephen Langridge, stage director
C Major 701408 (DVD) & C Major 701504 (Blu-ray)
  • Subtitles in Italian, German, French, English & Spanish
  • Bonus: Talking Otello (20 minutes)

Shot in full HD, this is a live-production from the Salzburg Festival the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ricardo Muti, one of the best Verdi conductors, and featuring the young singers Marina Poplavskaya und Stephen Costello, who received rave reviews! Marina Poplavskaya was clearly‚ the queen of this operatic performance‘, as the eminent critic Joachim Kaiser put it in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, and perhaps the most dazzling discovery of this Salzburg Festival production of Verdi's Otello. This is a new production from Stephen Langridge who did productions in London´s Royal Festival Hall, Tokyo, Bregenz, and elsewhere.

C Major New Releases:
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010

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Christopher Nupen

Everything is Present - The wonder and the grace of Alice Sommer Herz
BEETHOVEN ‘Moonlight' Sonata (1st movement)
SCHUBERT Impromptu No 2 in A flat major D935
Alice Sommer Herz, piano
Allegro Films A11CND

‘Life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature and music are beautiful. Everything is a present.’ - Alice Sommer Herz
Alice Sommer Herz is thought of with affection by hundreds of thousands of people in the world as both a sage and a saint. Her wisdom is evident in almost everything that she says. Her saintliness is seen in her almost unique tolerance and her compassion. At 106, she is the second oldest person in London, lives entirely alone in a small flat and practices the piano for two and a half hours every day. She was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp for two years with her six-year-old son and remembers her inability to feed her child and to answer his questions, as an indescribable nightmare. She remembers also playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. She is in no doubt that music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others. She elaborates on this theme in this new film.

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BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.1 in D Minor
Piano Quartet No.1 in G Minor (arr. Schoenberg)

Daniel Barenboim, piano
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor*
Directed by Bob Coles · Produced by Paul Smaczny
*Sir Simon Rattle appears by courtesy of EMI Classics.
EuroArts 2020108

BONUS FILM: The European Concert in Olympic Athens

Recorded live at the ancient Herodes Atticus Odeon in Athens 2004, this was the first European Concert that Sir Simon Rattle conducted in his new post as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert also represents the first musical encounter between Rattle and world-famous pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. This all-Brahms programme features the impressive First Piano Concerto with the romantic Adagio which Brahms wrote as a portrait of Clara Schumann, and Schoenberg’s successful arrangement of the First Piano Quartet for orchestra. Showing overwhelming views of the nearby Acropolis and spectacular scenery, this state-of-the-art recording brings home a true European musical highlight and includes a behind-the-scenes bonus feature.

EuroArts New Releases:
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010

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Opus Arte

MacMILLAN Mayerling
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary: Edward Watson
Baroness Mary Vetsera: Mara Galeazzi
Princess Stephanie: Iohna Loots
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary: William Tuckett
Empress Elisabeth: Cindy Jourdain
Countess Marie Larisch: Sarah Lamb
Baroness Helene Vetsera: Elizabeth McGorian
Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Opus Arte OA1028D (DVD) & OABD7061D (Blu-ray)

Edward Watson takes the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's compelling ballet which lives out the final eight years of Rudolf’s life with its relentless downward spiral of political intrigue, drugs and murder. It culminates with the suicide pact at the hunting lodge - known as Mayerling - between Rudolf and his 17-year-old mistress, Mary Vetsera (Mara Galeazzi). Filmed in high definition and recorded in true surround sound. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, October 2009.  

Opus Arte New Releases:
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010

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