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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

MOZART Flute Concerto No 1, Oboe Concerto, Symphony No 32
Irena Grafenauer, flute • Günter Wand, conductor (Flute Concerto)
François Leleux, oboe • Sir Colin Davis, conductor

(Oboe Concerto & Symphony) • Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
BR Klassik 900710

Irena Grafenauer and François Leleux are two internationally renowned woodwind soloists, who emerged from the ranks of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. The 1981 recording of the Flute Concerto K313 with the Slovenian soloist Irena Grafenauer is an item of very special value in the Symphonieorchester’s discography, because it is one of the few recordings with the great Günter Wand on the conductor’s podium. François Leleux ranks today as one of the most sought-after oboe soloists in the world. This CD presents him in 2001 with Mozart’s Oboe Concerto accompanied by ‘his’ orchestra, in which he held the position of principal oboist until 2005, with Sir Colin Davis, the long-standing Chief Conductor of the orchestra. The live recording of the short, one-movement Symphony K. 318, which conjures up the atmosphere of an Italian opera in the concert hall, was made during Colin Davis’s early years as Chief Conductor of the orchestra.

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The Circle of Robert Schumann
ROBERT SCHUMANN Violin Sonatas in D minor Op 121, in A minor Op 105, in A minor WoO 2; Three Romances Op 94
CLARA SCHUMANN Three Romances Op 22
WOLDEMAR BARGIEL Violin Sonata in F minor Op 10
Gudrun Schaumann, violin • Christoph Hammer, fortepiano
Capriccio C5040 (2 SACDs)

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Schumann’s birth, his new CD The Circle of Robert Schumann reveals a carefully chosen sampling of works by Robert Schumann, his wife Clara, her half-brother Halbbruder Woldemar Bargiel and the famous violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim, including some real rarities. Violinist Gudrun Schaumann is an outstanding interpreter, who is particularly interested in historically-informed performances spanning the 17th to 19th Centuries. She plays a marvellous Stradivarius violin from 1731. In partnership with Christoph Hammer, playing a Johann Baptist Streicher fortepiano from 1836, these fascinating pieces come vividly to life for the modern listener.

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CD Accord

Sinfonia Iuventus and its Soloists Vol 1
DEBUSSY Première Rhapsodie, La Mer
R STRAUSS Duett Concertino for clarinet, bassoon & string orchestra
FRANÇAIX Tema con Variazioni for clarinet & string orchestra
Waldemar Żarów, clarinet • Alicja Kieruzalska, bassoon • The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra • Gabriel Chmura, conductor

The idea of the CD collection Sinfonia Iuventus and its Soloists arose during a series of concerts featuring the Orchestra’s musicians as soloists. Apart from solo works, each CD will also contain one orchestral piece, and all the compositions will be selected by the soloists themselves. These young musicians are the Orchestra’s ‘pillars’ and will leave at the age of thirty, in accordance with the Orchestra’s statute. The eminent conductors invited to collaborate will support the young musicians with their experience and abilities, and help them create wonderful music together. Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss and Jean Françaix are the major 20th century composers whose works have been selected for the first CD in interpretations presented by the talented instrumentalist of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, Waldemar Żarów. In one of the compositions, he is accompanied by the Orchestra’s bassoonist, Alicja Kieruzalska. Gabriel Chmura bestows a unique character on the first project in this exciting series.

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RIISAGER Orchestral Music
Fool’s Paradise Suites Nos 1 & 2, Tolv med posten,
Concertino for Trumpet and Strings, Darduse
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet • Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

DACAPO 6.220584 (May 2010 release)

Knudåge Riisager (1897-1974) studied in Paris in the 1920s and became a pioneer of the Neo-Classicist style in Danish music. Lively and inventive, the music on this disc spans the years 1933-1940 and shows Riisager both as a composer inspired by the Neo-Baroque and as an exponent of a decidedly Danish sound. Previously released on CD, this acclaimed recording has now been given new life in outstanding SACD sound quality. ‘A most welcome release. The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra plays brilliantly for Thomas Dausgaard.’ (American Record Guide)

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JS BACH Partitas for Solo Violin (arr. for guitar by Timo Korhonen)
Timo Korhonen, guitar

While many guitarists carry single movements in their repertoire, such as the famous Ciaccona from Partita No. 2, Timo Korhonen's acclaimed project herewith covers the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. His  transcriptions remain very faithful to the original violin score, as he states in the CD liner notes: "My aim was to execute the musical content, as if Bach had actually written it for six-string guitar back in 1720. Timo Korhonen has a loyal fan base at major festivals and concert venues around the globe. His imaginative and innovative performances of contemporary and less known works continue to create much excitement. Concerto appearances feature him along with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Sakari Oramo. His acclaimed recordings for Ondine include Leo Brouwer's Helsinki Concerto, dedicated to him by the composer, which won a Cannes Classical Award in 2003 (ODE979-2).

Ondine New Releases:
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Vienna Philharmonic

HAYDN Symphonies Nos 12, 22, 26, 93, 98, 103 & 104
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra • Pierre Boulez, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta and Franz Welser-Möst, conductors
Vienna Philharmonic WPH-L-H-2009

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn, the Vienna Philharmonic has published under its own auspices a special edition of selected symphonies which includes outstanding interpretations conducted by Pierre Boulez, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta and Franz Welser-Möst. Other recordings of this great orchestra will be issued on the Vienna Philharmonic label.

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Other recordings featuring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Other recordings featuring:
Pierre Boulez
Christoph von Dohnányi
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Zubin Mehta
Franz Welser-Möst

Selected DVDs


ROSSINI Moïse et Pharaon
Ildar Abdrazakov (Moïse) • Erwin Schrott (Pharaon)
Sonia Ganassi (Sinaïde) • Barbara Frittoli (Anaï)
Giuseppe Filianoti (Aménophis) • Teatro alla Scala Milan
Riccardo Muri, conductor

Arthaus 107149

Live recording from the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan, 2003. Arthaus presents an impressive staging of one of Rossini’s opera masterpieces. This production, staged by La Scala Milan is conducted by Riccardo Muti. Moïse et Pharaon – Rossini’s adaptation of the story of Moses in Egypt – emphasizes the dramatic moments of the biblical account beautifully and also demonstrates the composer‘s mastery of the French tradition: solos and choral work are superb compositions, the duets are expressive and touching. Including an extensive ballet scene at the beginning of Act III and featuring a preeminent international cast of singer-actors – Erwin Schrott, Barbara Frittoli, Sonia Ganassi – this recording brings a Rossini experience of the highest rank onto the screen.

Also available in June 2010:

Callas Assoluta
A film by Philippe Kohly with scenes from her life, photos and amateur movies being shown for the first time ever!
Arthaus 101476
CILEA Adriana Lecouvreur
Michaela Carosi, Marcelo Álvarez, Marianne Cornetti,
Teatro Regio Torino, Conducted by Renato Palumbo

Arthaus 101497 (DVD)
Arthaus 101498 (Blu-ray)

Arthaus New Releases:
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C Major

Kevin Short (Il Re) • Iano Tamar (Amneris) • Tatiana Serjan (Aïda)
Rubens Peizzari (Radames) • Tigran Martirossian (Ramfis)
Iaian Paterson (Amonasro) • Ronald Samm (Un messaggero)
Elisabetta Martorana (Una sacerdotessa) • Camerata Silesia
Polish Radio Choir Krakow • Bregenz Festival Choir
Vienna Symphony Orchestra • Carlo Rizzi, conductor

C Major 702308

Recorded live at the Bregenz Festival, Seebühne, 2009.  Stage Director Graham Vick and set designer Paul Brown conjure up an ‘open-air spectacle of superlatives’ (Dei Zeit) that links ancient Egypt with modern-day America. The stage effects are stunning: ruins of the Statue of Liberty pieced together with the help of giant cranes, boats bearing priestesses and prisoners – parts of the opera even taking place in the lake itself! Under Carlo Rizzi, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra brilliantly supports the chorus and soloists, prominent among whom is Iano Tamar as Amneris and Tatiana Serjan as Aïda.

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts Stravinsky, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 3
STRAVINSKY Le Sacre du printemps
Yefim Bronfman, piano • Berlin Philharmonic • Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
EuroArts 2057754 (Blu-ray)

Recorded live at Waldbühne Berlin on 21 June 2009. The famous yearly Berliner Philharmoniker Open-Air concert at the Berlin Waldbühne attended by more than 20,000 people. The atmosphere is unique and unconventionally relaxed. People bring champagne, salmon and caviar, making the Waldbühne a giant picnic area. Candles are lit, transforming the area into an atmospheric venue for some of the most popular pieces of classical music. The 2009 program has three popular pieces from the core repertoire, among the most popular ones. Yefim Bronfman, artist of international reputation, and specialist of the Russian repertoire, achieves a brilliant performance of this 3rd Concerto of Rachmaninov. Romantic and relaxed, this is a superb summer night in Berlin - not only for fans of classical music. This is the first Blu-ray Disc of Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker on EuroArts.

Also available in June 2010:

BACH The Well-tempered Clavier I & II
Andrei Gavrilov, Joanna McGregor, Nikolai Demidenko
& Angela Hewitt, piano

EuroArts 2050308

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Opus Arte

Teodor Ilincai (Rodolfo) • Hibla Gerzmava (Mimì)
Gabriele Viviani (Marcello) • Inna Dukach (Musetta)
Kostas Smoriginas (Colline) • Jacques Imbrailo (Schaunard)
Jeremy White (Benoit) • Donald Maxwell (Alcindoro) • Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House • Andris Nelsons, conductor        
Opus Arte OA1027D (DVD)
Opus Arte OABD7060D (Blu-ray)

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, in December 2009. John Copley’s enduring production of one of the most famously melodious and popular of all operas is a classic of the Royal Opera repertory. With historically accurate designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman and an excellent cast headed by Hibla Gerzmava and Teodor Ilincai, this 2009 revival, in which conductor Andris Nelsons makes a distinguished Royal Opera House debut, does full justice to Puccini’s masterpiece. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

Also available in June 2010:

Nadja Michael, Michaela Schuster, Thomas Moser,
Joseph Kaiser, Michael Volle,
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House,
Philippe Jordan, conductor

Opus Arte OABD7069D (Blu-ray)
Opus Arte OA0996D (DVD)

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