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Indulge your senses with the fabulous sights and sounds of the Naxos DVD collection.

From the world of opera, the Naxos DVD catalogue has assembled a range of outstanding productions for you – from an early masterpiece by Cavalli, through the high romance of Donizetti and the heroics of Verdi, right up to Laurent Petitgirard’s compelling contemporary work, The Elephant Man.

Alternatively, you can capture unique events such as the special performance of Haydn’s Harmoniemesse in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI, celebrate star talents like the great Verdian bass Carlo Colombara, or enhance your upcoming Christmas festivities with choral delights from Winchester College Chapel Choir.

Bursting with acclaimed musicians and remarkable performances, the Naxos DVD catalogue is an ever-growing and richly rewarding source of enjoyment.

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New releases – November 2014


Naxos 2.110353
  Fritz KREISLER (1875–1962)
Kraggerud Plays Kreisler

Henning Kraggerud plays works by Fritz Kreisler
Works arr. by Nils Thore Røsth
Henning Kraggerud, Violin, Oslo Camerata

Playing on Fritz Kreisler’s own ‘Bergonzi’ violin (from c. 1740), the brilliant young violinist Henning Kraggerud presents a programme of Kreisler’s compositions for violin. Filmed in the intimate surroundings of Oslo’s historic ‘Old Lodge’, this is a world première recording of many of these arrangements for violin and orchestra. Kraggerud introduces the works himself, and leads the Oslo Camerata in a sparkling, thrilling concert.

 

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Naxos 2.110357
  LOKUMBE, H.: Can You Hear God Crying? (NTSC)
Chandler-Eteme, Dixon, Holloway, The Celebration Choir, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Brossé

Award-winning composer and trumpet player Hannibal Lokumbe is a leader in expressing the African-American experience through his orchestral and choral music, with a special focus on civil rights leaders. Can You Hear God Crying? is a ‘spiritatorio’ which takes us on a journey from hardship and suffering to healing and celebrations of courage and peace, told through the forced migration aboard a slave ship endured by Lokumbe’s great-grandfather Silas Burgess. Combining jazz, gospel and chamber music together with West African prayers and songs, this is both a moving commemoration and a spectacularly festive event which faces past and present with honesty and deep spiritual understanding.


Other recent releases


Naxos 2.110351
  ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA (THE): Program 7: Music's Emotional Impact / Program 8: Mahler: Love, Sorrow and Transcendence (G. Schwarz) (NTSC)

The All-Star Orchestra gives you a front row seat to the world's greatest music, performed by top players chosen from over 30 great American orchestras, and conducted by Gerard Schwarz. The programs feature complete performances of popular masterpieces and world premieres of new works by leading American composers. Filmed in High-Definition in 19 cameras during a once-a-year 'summit' in New York's historic Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center, the All-Star Orchestra celebrates the symphonic experience in the 21st century.

“The performances are uniformly excellent. The musicianship on display is always good, at times astonishing … every work here is performed with precision and just electrified energy.”
Audiophile Edition

 

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Naxos 2.110284
  NEBOLSIN, Eldar: Live in Concert in St. Petersburg - TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / RACHMANINOV, S. / BEETHOVEN, L. van (NTSC)

Against the backdrop of St Petersburg’s beautiful Court Capella, Eldar Nebolsin performs the piano concertos of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov with a passion and sincerity as palpable on screen as live in the hall. With such evident pleasure and seemingly with ease, he transforms the familiar into something fresh and wonderful. He is seen live with Vladimir Lande and the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. Bonus material shows Nebolsin as soloist in an intimate and equally engaging performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Sonata.

“...the Rachmaninov Second is outstanding, easily among the best I’ve encountered.”
Classical Net

 

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Naxos 2.110283
  YANG, Tianwa: Live in Concert in St Petersburg - TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / BRAHMS, J. / YSAŸE, E. / BACH, J.S. (NTSC)

This is the accomplished and stylish Russian debut of Tianwa Yang – one of the most unusual and energetic violinists of our time. To an enthusiastic audience within the walls of the beautiful Court Capella in St Petersburg, she performs the much-loved concertos of Tchaikovsky and Brahms with the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra under the sensitive direction of Vladimir Lande. The remarkable intensity of her playing is just as apparent in both her encore – Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata No. 3 – and her separate performance of Bach’s solo Partita No. 2.

“[Yang's] strong style, somber and deeply admirable, hits you the moment she starts playing. The video is typical of her strengths (she doesn’t seem to have any weaknesses).”
Taipei Times

 

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Naxos 2.110358
  ALDRIDGE, R.: Parables - An Interfaith Oratorio (Romey) (NTSC)

Although he has composed in a number of genres, it’s Robert Aldridge’s operatic music that has grabbed most headlines; Elmer Gantry (8.669032), released by Naxos in 2011, is the work by which Aldridge is best known internationally. Reflecting on the attack on the World Trade Center in September 2001, his Parables is a cantata based on the theme of reconciliation. Featuring an 80–piece orchestra and 200–voice choir, this DVD presentation is enhanced by the introduction of dancers, giving the performance real visual force — with sets, lighting, costumes and projection — in addition to its distinct musical impact.

“The musicianship of the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra is top notch and the quartet of lead vocalists … turn in superior performances as well. A profound and timely meditation on the enduring presence of religion in our lives.”
Scene Magazine



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