Newsletter No.100
September 5, 2005
  New Reviews

Everyday we add new reviews of our recordings to We present a weekly sampling of these under the heading 'Recent Reviews' and invite you to read what the critics are saying about Naxos.

  September New Releases
  Please note that not all releases are immediately available in all territories. If you are unable to find a particular title, please check with the distributor or sales representative for your country.
MONTEVERDI: Madrigals, Book 4
A un giro sol de’belli occhi • Ah, dolente partita • Anima del cor mio • Anima dolorosa • Anima mia, perdona • Che se tu se’il cor mio and others
Delitiae Musicae / Marco Longhini, conductor
Cat. 8.555310
WOLF, E.W.: 4 Symphonies
Symphony in C major • Symphony in D major • Symphony in E flat major • Symphony in F major
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra-Weimar / Nicolas Pasquet, conductor
Cat. 8.557132
BRITTEN: Violin Concerto / Canadian Carnival / Mont Juic
Canadian Carnival, Op. 19 • Mont Juic - Suite of Catalan Dances, Op. 9 / Mont Juic, Op. 12 • Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15
Lorraine McAslan, violin / English Chamber Orchestra / Steuart Bedford, conductor
Cat. 8.557198
BRUCH: 8 Pieces, Op. 83 / INDY: Clarinet Trio, Op. 29
8 Pieces, Op. 83 • Clarinet Trio, Op. 29
Amici Ensemble
Cat. 8.557347
RAMEAU: Pigmalion, Platee and Dardanus Ballet Suites
Dardanus: Ballet Suite • Pigmalion (Pygmalion): Ballet Suite • Platee: Ballet Suite
European Union Baroque Orchestra / Roy Goodman, conductor
Cat. 8.557490
STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring (The) / The Nightingale
The Nightingale (Le rossignol) • The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps)
Sally Burgess, alto / Andrew Greenan, baritone / Peter Hall, tenor / Pippa Longworth, soprano / Simon Preece, bass / London Voices / London Symphony Orchestra / Philharmonia Orchestra / Robert Craft, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557501
WAXMAN: Rebecca
Viktor Simcisko, violin / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Adriano, conductor
Cat. 8.557549
ANTONIO JOSE: Sinfonia castellana / Suite ingenua / El mozo de mulas (Suite)
El mozo de mulas (The Muleteer) (Suite) • Evocaciones No. 2 • Marcha para soldados de plomo (March of the Lead Soldiers) (orch. A. Yague) • Sinfonia castellana (Castilean Symphony) • Suite ingenua
Alberto Rosado, piano / Castile and Leon Symphony Orchestra / Alejandro Posada, conductor
Cat. 8.557634
BLISS: Checkmate / Melee Fantasque
Checkmate • Melee Fantasque
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Cat. 8.557641
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition / Boris Godunov (Stokowski Transcriptions)
Boris Godunov: A Symphonic Synthesis (arr. L. Stokowski) • Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 2 (trans. L. Stokowski) • Khovanshchina, Act IV: Entr'acte (arr. L. Stokowski) • Pictures at an Exhibition (trans. L. Stokowski) • Solitude [Again, as before, alone], Op. 73, No. 6 (trans. L. Stokowski) • St. John's Night on Bald Mountain (arr. L. Stokowski) and others
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Jose Serebrier, conductor
Cat. 8.557645
DALLAPICCOLA: Sonatina canonica / Tartiniana seconda
2 Studi • 3 episodi • Musica per 3 pianoforti, "Inni" • Quaderno musicale di Annalibera • Sonatina canonica • Tartiniana seconda
Duccio Ceccanti, violin / Roberto Prosseda, piano
Cat. 8.557676
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trios Nos. 5 and 6 / Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 44
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70/1, "Ghost Trio" • Piano Trio No. 6 in E flat major, Op. 70/2 • Variations on an Original Theme in E flat, Op. 44 (Piano Trio No. 10 in E flat major)
Xyrion Trio
Cat. 8.557723
COUPERIN, F.: Organ Masses
Messe a l'usage ordinaire des paroisses (Mass for the Parishes) • Messe propre pour les convents de religieux et religieuses (Mass for the Convents)
Jean-Baptiste Robin, organ
Cat. 8.557741-42
  Naxos Opera
ROSSINI: Cenerentola (La) (Cinderella)
La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Marco Bellei, harpsichord / Paolo Bordogna, baritone / Martina Borst, mezzo-soprano / Patrizia Cigna, soprano / Joyce di Donato, mezzo-soprano / Prague Chamber Choir / South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra / Alberto Zedda, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660191-92
  Naxos American Classics
ROCHBERG: Symphony No. 2 / Imago Mundi
Imago Mundi • Symphony No. 2
Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra / Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor
Cat. 8.559182
THOMSON, V.: Vocal and Chamber Works
2 by Marianne Moore • 4 Songs to Poems of Thomas Campion • Praises and Prayers • Synthetic Waltzes • Violin Sonata
Rachel Evans, viola / Alyssa Reit, harpist / David Krakauer, clarinet / Ellen Lang, mezzo-soprano / Joel Sachs, piano / Cheryl Seltzer, piano / Mia Wu, violin / Continuum
Cat. 8.559198
STILL: Piano Music
A Deserted Plantation • Africa (arr. for piano) • Lenox Avenue: The Blues • Seven Traceries • Three Visions
Mark Boozer, piano
Cat. 8.559210
ZWILICH: Violin Concerto / Rituals
Rituals for 5 Percussionists and Orchestra • Violin Concerto
Pam Frank, violin / NEXUS / Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra / IRIS Chamber Orchestra / Michael Stern, conductor
Cat. 8.559268
  Naxos American Jewish Music
A freylekhe mishpokhe: Skrip klezmerl, skripe (A Happy Family: Fiddle, Klezmer, Scrape Away) • A ganeydn far tzvey: Ikh bin farlibt (A Paradise for Two: I'm in Love) • A gute heym (A Good Home) • A malke af peysekh (A Queen for Passover) • Der katerinshtshik: Ikh hob dikh tsufil lib (The Organ-Grinder: I Love You Too Much) • Der letster tants: Glik (The Last Dance: Happiness) and others
Robert Abelson, baritone / Bruce Adler, tenor / Robert Bloch, tenor / Joanne Borts, mezzo-soprano / Amy Goldstein, soprano / Vienna Chamber Orchestra / Barcelona Symphony-National Orchestra of Catalonia / Elli Jaffe, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559432
Available only in North America.
Genesis Suite: I. Prelude • Genesis Suite: II. Creation (recon. P. Russ) • Genesis Suite: III. Adam and Eve (recon. P. Russ) • Genesis Suite: IV. Cain and Abel • Genesis Suite: V. The Flood • Genesis Suite: VI. The Covenant (The Rainbow) (recon. P. Russ) and others
Sigurd Brauns, choirmaster / Barbara Feldon, narrator / Tovah Feldshuh, narrator / David Margulies, narrator / Isaiah Sheffer, narrator / Fritz Weaver, narrator / Ernst Senff Choir / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559442
Available only in North America.
BERNSTEIN: Kaddish Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish" / Chichester Psalms
Chichester Psalms • Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish"
Yvonne Kenny, soprano / Michael Small, treble / Ian Tracey, choirmaster / Willard White, narrator / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir / Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir / Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559456
Available only in North America.
  Naxos DVD Audio
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition / Boris Godunov (Stokowski Transcriptions)
A Night on Bare Mountain (arr. L. Stokowski) • Boris Godunov: A Symphonic Synthesis (arr. L. Stokowski) • Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 2 (trans. L. Stokowski) • Khovanshchina, Act IV: Entr'acte (arr. L. Stokowski) • Pictures at an Exhibition (trans. L. Stokowski) • Solitude [Again, as before, alone], Op. 73, No. 6 (trans. L. Stokowski) and others
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Jose Serebrier, conductor
Cat. 5.110101
  Naxos SACD
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition / Boris Godunov (Stokowski Transcriptions)
A Night on Bare Mountain (arr. L. Stokowski) • Boris Godunov: A Symphonic Synthesis (arr. L. Stokowski) • Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 2 (trans. L. Stokowski) • Khovanshchina, Act IV: Entr'acte (arr. L. Stokowski) • Pictures at an Exhibition (trans. L. Stokowski) • Solitude [Again, as before, alone], Op. 73, No. 6 (trans. L. Stokowski) and others
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Jose Serebrier, conductor
Cat. 6.110101
  Naxos Historical Broadcasts
RODGERS: Carousel (Original Broadway Cast) (1945) / Allegro (Original Broadway Cast) (1947)
Allegro • Carousel
John Battles, vocals / Connie Baxter, vocals / Patricia Bybell, vocals / William Ching, vocals / Jan Clayton, vocals / Original Broadway Cast Chorus / Original Broadway Cast Orchestra / Salvatore dell'Isola, conductor / Joseph Littau, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120780
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Historical Recordings
WAGNER, R.: Lohengrin (Melchior, Varnay, Leinsdorf) (1942)
Lohengrin • Lohengrin, Act II Scene 2, "Bridal Chamber Scene"
Emmy Bettendorf, soprano / Norman Cordon, bass / Mack Harrell, baritone / Lauritz Melchior, tenor / Alexander Sved, baritone / Kerstin Thorborg, contralto / Astrid Varnay, soprano / New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus / New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Studio orchestra / Erich Leinsdorf, conductor / Frieder Weissmann, conductor
Cat. 8.110235-37
BOCCHERINI / HAYDN / ELGAR: Cello Concertos (Casals) (1938, 1945)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 • Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb:2: I. Allegro moderato - II. Adagio • Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, G. 482 • Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Pablo Casals, cello / BBC Symphony Orchestra / London Symphony Orchestra / Landon Ronald, conductor / Adrian Boult, conductor
Cat. 8.110305
BRAHMS: Piano Quintet (1950) / DVORAK: Piano Quintet, Op. 8 (1953) (Curzon, Budapest Quartet)
Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 • Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Clifford Curzon, piano / Budapest Quartet
Cat. 8.110307
MELBA, Nellie: American Recordings, Vol. 3 (1907-1916)
Annie Laurie (arr. L. Lehmann) • Ave Maria • By the Brook, Op. 33 • Chant venitien • Comin' thro' the rye • Goodbye and others
Jan Kubelik, violin / Gabriel Lapierre, piano / John Lemmone, flute / Nellie Melba, piano / Nellie Melba, soprano / Frank St. Leger, piano / Studio orchestra / Walter B. Rogers, conductor
Cat. 8.110336
  Naxos Nostalgia
KERN: The Song Is You (1925-1945)
Centennial Summer: All Through The Day • Cover Girl: Long Ago (And Far Away) • High, Wide And Handsome: The Folks Who Live On The Hill • Music In The Air: The Song Is You • Roberta (film version): I Won't Dance • Roberta (film version): Lovely To Look At and others
Fred Astaire, vocals / Perry Como, vocals / Bing Crosby, vocals / Dixie Lee Crosby, vocals / Irene Dunne, vocals / Studio vocal group / George Olsen Music / Leo Reisman Orchestra / Russ Case Orchestra / John Scott Trotter Orchestra / Victor Young Orchestra / Artie Shaw Orchestra / Max Steiner, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120827
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
HAMPTON, Lionel: Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (1941-1951)
Blow-Top Blues • Chop-Chop • Chord-A-Re-Bop • Cool Train • Flyin' Home No. 2 • Gates Steps Out and others
Lorene Carter, vocals / Lionel Hampton, drums / Lionel Hampton, piano / Lionel Hampton, vibraphone / Ben Kynard, alto saxophone / Dinah Washington, vocals / The Hamp-Tones / Lionel Hampton Band Vocals / Lionel Hampton Sextet / Lionel Hampton Quartet / Lionel Hampton Orchestra
Cat. 8.120766
Not available in the United States.
LEWIS, Ted: Is Everybody Happy? (1923-1931)
A Good Man Is Hard To Find • A Jazz Holiday • Clarinet Marmalade • Dallas Blues • Dip Your Brush In The Sunshine (And Keep On Painting Away) • Good Night and others
Ruth Etting, vocals / Ted Lewis, alto saxophone / Ted Lewis, clarinet / Ted Lewis, vocals / Sophie Tucker, vocals / Thomas Fats Waller, piano / Thomas Fats Waller, vocals / Ted Lewis Band
Cat. 8.120770
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational
Art & Music: Canaletto - Music of His Time
Alceste, Act I, Scene 5: Recit.: Ove son che ascoltai? / Aria: Ombre, larve, compagne di morte • Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 2 • Concerto in G major for oboe and bassoon, RV 545 • La Stravaganza: Violin Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4, No. 1 • Mitridate, re di Ponto, K. 87: Overture • Oboe Concerto in B flat major, Op. 9, No. 2: II. Adagio and others
Anthony Camden, oboe / Niklas Eklund, trumpet / Joanna Graham, bassoon / Christian Hommel, oboe / Christopher Hooker, oboe / Wasa Baroque Ensemble / Capella Istropolitana / City of London Sinfonia / Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra / Ferenc Erkel Chamber Orchestra / London Baroque / London Virtuosi / John Georgiadis, conductor / Nicholas Kraemer, conductor / Charles Medlam, conductor / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor / Arnold Ostman, conductor and others
Cat. 8.558177
  Naxos AudioBooks
Psalms (The)
The Psalms
Alex Jennings, reader
Cat. na435212
  Naxos World
MALI: Les Escrocs - Mandinka Rap from Mali
CAN 2002 (African Cup of Nations) • Demisenw (Children) • Enseignants (Teachers) • Expulses (The Expelled) • Farafina Mussow (African Women) • Integration africaine (African Unity) and others
Aminata Coulibaly, vocals / Mahamane Diabate, balafon / Samba Diabate, n'goni / Salim Diallo, vocals / Sekou Kante, bass guitar / Les Escrocs and others
Cat. 76060-2

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