June 2006 Music Newsletter
Newsletter No.109
June 9, 2006
  June New Releases
  Please note that some releases may not be immediately available in your country / territory. If you cannot find a particular title, please contact our distributor in your country / territory. For a complete list of new releases available in the United States, click here.

An Old Fashioned Sing-Along Medley • Eileen: The Irish Have a Great Day Tonight • Irish Rhapsody • Irish Suite (arr. L. Anderson) • Irish Tune from Country Derry • Macnamara's Band (arr. R. Hayman) and others
Richard Hayman Orchestra / Richard Hayman, conductor
Cat. 8.555016
MONTEVERDI: Madrigals, Book 5 (Il Quinto Libro de' Madrigali, 1605)
Ahi, come a un vago sol (Alas, as if toward a graceful, lovely sun) • Amor, se giusto sei (Love, if you are just) • Ch'io t'ami (If, cruel girl) • Che dar piu vi poss'io? (What more can I give you?) • Cruda Amarilli (Cruel Amaryllis) • E cosi, a poco a poco (And thus, little by little) and others
Delitiae Musicae / Marco Longhini, conductor
Cat. 8.555311
Abdelazer, Z. 570: Hornpipe in D minor, Z. T684, "Round O" (Pride and Prejudice) • Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176: Introduction (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) • An der schonen blauen Donau (Blue Danube Waltz), Op. 314 (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers) • Canon and Gigue in D major (The Upside of Anger) • Capriccio espanol, Op. 34 (Brokeback Mountain) • Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Dido's Lament (The Downfall - Der Untergang) and others
Kym Amps, soprano / Terence R. Charlston, harpsichord / Marina Mescheriakova, soprano / Vincenzo la Scola, tenor / Red Army Choir / Eder Quartet / Scholars Baroque Ensemble / Red Army BandBBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Hungarian State Opera Orchestra / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra / Victor Fedorov, conductor / Michael Halasz, conductor / George Hurst, conductor / Zdenek Kosler, conductor / Adrian Leaper, conductor and others
Cat. 8.556833
PRIMROSE: Viola Transcriptions
5 Lieder, Op. 105: No. 1. Wie Melodien zieht es mir (arr. W. Primrose) • 6 Romances, Op. 6: No. 6. None but the Lonely Heart (arr. W. Primrose) • Bachianas brasileiras No. 5: I. Aria: Cantilena (arr. W. Primrose) • Huella, Op. 49 (arr. W. Primrose) • L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: III. Adagietto (arr. W. Primrose) • Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen, D. 343 (arr. W. Primrose) and others
Roberto Diaz, viola / Robert Koenig, piano
Cat. 8.557391
BUXTEHUDE: Organ Works, Vol. 5
Canzonetta in G major, BuxWV 172 • Fugue in B flat major, BuxWV 176 • Fugue in G major, BuxWV 175 • Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BuxWV 196 • Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 201 • Mensch, willst du leben seliglich, BuxWV 206 and others
Julia Brown, organ
Cat. 8.557555
VIVALDI: Bassoon Concertos, Vol. 3
Bassoon Concerto in A minor, RV 500 • Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, RV 502 • Bassoon Concerto in C major, RV 472 • Bassoon Concerto in C major, RV 474 • Bassoon Concerto in E flat major, RV 483 • Bassoon Concerto in G minor, RV 495
Tamas Benkocs, bassoon / Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia / Bela Drahos, conductor
Cat. 8.557556
DOWLAND: Lute Music, Vol. 1
7 Fantasies (excerpts) • 7 Fantasies: No. 1. A Fantasie, P. 1 • 7 Fantasies: No. 2. Forlorn Hope Fancy, P. 2 • 7 Fantasies: No. 5. A Fancy, P. 5 • 7 Fantasies: No. 6. A Fancy, P. 6 • 7 Fantasies: No. 7. A Fancy, P. 7 and others
Nigel North, lute
Cat. 8.557586
BACH, J.S. / HOFFMANN / TELEMANN: Alto and Tenor Cantatas, BWV 35, 55, 160, 189
Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 • Ich armer Mensch, ich Sundenknecht, BWV 55 • Ich weiss, dass mein Erloser lebt, TWV 1:875 (formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, BWV 160) • Meine Seele ruhmt und preist (formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, BWV 189)
Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano / Markus Schafer, tenor / Cologne Bach Choir / Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor
Cat. 8.557615
LOEWE, C: Suhnopfer des neuen Bundes (Das), "Passion Oratorio"
Das Suhnopfer des neuen Bundes (The Expiatory Sacrifice of the New Covenant), "Passion Oratorio"
Edwin Crossley-Mercer, bass / Jacky da Cunha, tenor / Nathalie Gaudefroy, soprano / Henk Neven, bass / Christianne Stotjin, contralto / Heures Romantiques Vocal Ensemble / Heures Romantiques Instrumental Ensemble / Udo Reinemann, conductor
Cat. 8.557635-36
MOZART: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 6
6 Variations in G minor on Helas, j'ai perdu mon amant, K. 360 • Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K. 570 (version for violin and piano) • Violin Sonata No. 29 in A major, K. 402 (completed by M. Stadler) • Violin Sonata No. 30 in C major, K. 403 (completed by M. Stadler)
Benjamin Loeb, piano / Takako Nishizaki, violin
Cat. 8.557665
KROMMER: Oboe Quartet No. 3 / Oboe Quintets Nos. 1-2
Oboe Quartet No. 3 in F major • Oboe Quintet No. 1 in C major • Oboe Quintet No. 2 in E flat major
Nancy Ambrose King, oboe / Joseph Ho-Pang Kam, viola / Natalia Khoma, cello / Solomia Soroka, violin / Eva Stern, viola
Cat. 8.557669
Limited availability in some territories
TCHAIKOVSKY / BALAKIREV / GLAZUNOV: Arrangements for 2 Pianos 8 Hands
Capriccio italien, Op. 45 (arr. 2 Pianos, 8-Hands) • Les (The Forest), Op. 19 (arr. 2 Pianos, 8-Hands) • More (The Sea), Op. 28 (arr. 2 Pianos, 8-Hands) • Tamara (arr. 2 Pianos, 8-Hands)
Aurora Quartet
Cat. 8.557717
Limited availability in some territories
HENZE: Violin Concerto Nos. 1 and 3 / 5 Night-Pieces
5 Night-Pieces • Violin Concerto No. 1 • Violin Concerto No. 3
Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin / Aaron Shorr, piano / Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra / Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor
Cat. 8.557738
English String Miniatures, Vol. 5
A Downland Suite (completed by G. Bush) • Folksong and Fiddle Dance • Giocoso • Renaissance Suite • Suite for Timothy • Suite Navarraise and others
Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Cat. 8.557752
IRELAND: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / The Holy Boy
4 Preludes: No. 3. The Holy Boy (arr. string quartet) • String Quartet No. 1 in D minor • String Quartet No. 2 in C minor
Maggini Quartet
Cat. 8.557777
STRAUSS, R.: Alpensinfonie (Eine) (An Alpine Symphony)
Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony), Op. 64, TrV 233
Weimar Staatskapelle / Antoni Wit, conductor
Cat. 8.557811
BACH / PURCELL / HANDEL: Stokowski Transcriptions
2 Ancient Liturgical Melodies (arr. L. Stokowski) • Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4: Jesus Christus Gottes Sohn (arr. L. Stokowski) • Clavierubung III: Wir glauben all' an einem Gott, BWV 680 (arr. L. Stokowski) • Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: When I am laid in earth, "Dido's Lament" (arr. L. Stokowski) • Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue" (arr. L. Stokowski) • Komm susser Tod, BWV 478 (arr. L. Stokowski) and others
Timothy Walden, cello / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Jose Serebrier, conductor
Cat. 8.557883
GRIEG: Music for String Orchestra
2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: No. 1. Hjertesar (The Wounded Heart) • 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: No. 2. Varen (Last Spring) • 2 Lyric Pieces, Op. 68: No. 2. Badnlat (At the Cradle) • 2 Nordic Melodies, Op. 63 • Holberg Suite, Op. 40 (From Holberg's Time: Suite in the Olden Style) • Melodies, Op. 53 and others
Oslo Camerata / Stephan Barratt-Due, conductor
Cat. 8.557890
VILLA-LOBOS: Piano Music, Vol. 5 (Guia pratico I-IX)
Guia pratico I • Guia pratico II • Guia pratico III • Guia pratico IV • Guia pratico IX • Guia pratico V and others
Sonia Rubinsky, piano
Cat. 8.570008
GURIDI: El caserio (The Homestead)
Vincente Sardinero, baritone / Ana Rodrigo, soprano / Emilio Sanchez, tenor / Felipe Nieto, tenor / Fernando Latorre, tenor / Maria Jose Suarez, soprano
Bilbao Choral Society
Gorka Sierra, choirmaster
Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
Juan Jose Mena, conductor
Cat. 8.557632
TIOMKIN: Red River
Main Title • Dunson Heads South • Red River Camp • The Red Menace Strikes • The Lone Survivor • Birth of Red River D and others
Moscow Symphony Chorus
Moscow Symphony Orchestra
William Stromberg, conductor
Cat. 8.557699
KORNGOLD: Captain Blood / STEINER: The Three Musketeers / YOUNG: Scaramouche
The King's Thief (reconstructed by C. Palmer) • Scaramouche (reconstructed by W. Stromberg) • Captain Blood (reconstructed by J. Morgan) • The Three Musketeers (arranged by J. Morgan)
Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Cat. 8.557704
PACHELBEL Canon o WAGNER Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin o CLARKE Trumpet Voluntary o HANDEL Royal Fireworks Music - Overture o MUSSORGSKY Promenade o HANDEL Fireworks Music - Le rejouissance o HANDEL Arrival of the Queen of Sheba o BACH Suite No. 2 - Badinerie o VIVALDI The Four Seasons - Spring and others
Various Artists
Cat. 8.570227-28
Only Available in the UK
  Naxos Opera
MEYERBEER: Semiramide
Filippo Adami, tenor / Marco Bellei, harpsichord / Wojtek Gierlach, bass / Fiona Janes, mezzo-soprano / Hans-Jorg Kalmbach, choirmaster / Altensteig Rossini Choir / Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra / Richard Bonynge, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660205-06
  Naxos Educational
MAXWELL DAVIES: Peter Maxwell Davies - A Portrait (DUNNETT)
Trumpet Sonata: I. Allegro moderato • O Magnum Mysterium (excerpts) • Fantasia on a Ground and 2 Pavans after Purcell (excerpts) and others
Various Artists
Cat. 8.558191-92
  Naxos 21st Century Classics
GAO: Shuo Shu Ren / Distant Voices / Cello Sonata No. 2
2 Soviet Love Songs • Cello Sonata No. 2, "Departure" • Distant Voices • Shuo Shu Ren (The Storyteller)
Anita Jehli, cello / Gao Ping, piano / Gao Ping, vocals / Pyramide Ensemble
Cat. 8.557678
Limited availability in some territories
  Naxos American Classics
CRUMB: Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death / Quest
Quest • Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death
Ensemble New Art / Fuat Kent, conductor
Cat. 8.559290
FLAGELLO: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Dante's Farewell / Concerto Sinfonico
Concerto Sinfonico • Dante's Farewell (orch. A. Sbordini) • Piano Concerto No. 1
Susan Gonzalez, soprano / Tatjana Rankovich, piano / New Hudson Saxophone Quartet / Ukraine National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Rutgers Symphony Orchestra / John McLaughlin Williams, conductor / Kynan Johns, conductor
Cat. 8.559296
  Naxos Historical
LEHMANN, Lotte: Lieder Recordings, Vol. 2 (1937-1940)
12 Gedichte aus F. Ruckerts Liebesfruhling, Op. 37: No. 12. So wahr die Sonne scheinet • 12 Gedichte, Op. 35: No. 12. Alte Laute • 4 Duette, Op. 34 (excerpts) • 4 Duette, Op. 78: No. 2. Er und Sie • 4 Duette, Op. 78: No. 3. Ich denke dein • 49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33: No. 25. Mein Madel hat einen Rosenmund and others
Erno Balogh, piano / Lotte Lehmann, soprano / Lauritz Melchior, tenor / Paul Ulanowsky, piano / Studio orchestra / Bruno Reibold, conductor
Cat. 8.111094
  Naxos American Classics
DAVIDSON: Singing of Angels (A) / And David Danced Before the Lord
. And David Danced Before the Lord • A Singing of Angels • Baroque Suite (excerpts)
Amy Goldstein, soprano / Douglas Webster, baritone / Finchley Children's Music Group / Buffalo Vocal Ensemble / Finchley Children's Music Group Chamber Choir / Jewish Heritage Youth Chorus / Ramon Ricker Jazz Quintet / Brad Lubman, conductor / Nicholas Wilks, conductor
Cat. 8.559436
Available only in North America.
  Great Pianists
BRAHMS: Solo Piano Works (Backhaus) (1932-1936)
16 Waltzes, Op. 39 (excerpts) • 3 Intermezzos, Op. 117 (excerpts) • 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 119 (excerpts) • 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 119: No. 1. Intermezzo in B minor • 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118 (excerpts) • 7 Fantasies, Op. 116 (excerpts) and others
Wilhelm Backhaus, piano
Cat. 8.111041
Not available in the United States.
  Great Opera Recordings
Verdi: Aida (Milanov, Bjorling, Perlea) (1955)
Aida • Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) (excerpts)
Marian Anderson, contralto / Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano / Jussi Bjorling, tenor / Mario Carlin, tenor / Boris Christoff, bass / Rome Opera Chorus / New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Rome Opera Orchestra / Jonel Perlea, conductor / Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor and others
Cat. 8.111042-44
Not available in the United States.
  Great Conductors
DVORAK: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 (Czech PO, Talich) (1938, 1935)
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 • Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Vaclav Talich, conductor
Cat. 8.111045
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
MORTON, Jelly-Roll: Mr. Jelly Lord (1924-1930)
Black Bottom Stomp • Burnin' The Iceberg • Dead Man Blues • Deep Creek - Blues • Doctor Jazz - Stomp • Freakish and others
Ferdinand Jelly Roll Morton, narrator / Ferdinand Jelly Roll Morton, piano / Ferdinand Jelly Roll Morton, vocals / Johnny St. Cyr, narrator / Jelly-Roll Morton Red Hot Peppers / Jelly-Roll Morton Trio
Cat. 8.120824
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Musicals
STYNE: Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1949) / High Button Shoes (1947) (Original Broadway Cast)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes • High Button Shoes
Yvonne Adair, vocals / Eric Brotherson, vocals / Carol Channing, vocals / Mark Dawson, vocals / Rex Evans, vocals / Original Broadway Cast Chorus / Original Broadway Cast Orchestra / Milton Rosenstock, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120793
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 / TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique" (NTSC)
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique" • Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Georg Solti, conductor
Cat. 100302
Rooster • Silence is the End of Our Song • Swansong
Christopher Bruce, choreographer / Royal Danish Ballet / Geneva Ballet / English National Ballet
Cat. 100426
JOSE CARRERAS COLLECTION, Vol. 1: Vienna Comeback Recital (1988) (NTSC)
Cat. 101401
MOZART: Zauberflote (Die) (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1989) (NTSC)
Die Zauberflote, K. 620 (NTSC)
Ann-Christine Biel, soprano / Stefan Dahlberg, tenor / Birgit Louise Frandsen, soprano / Laszlo Polgar, bass / Mikael Samuelsson, bass / Drottningholm Theatre Chorus / Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra / Arnold Ostman, conductor
Cat. 102013
  EuroArts DVD
El firulete • El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) • La Mer • Notations I-IV
Elisabete Matos, soprano / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Cat. 2050136
Available only in North America.
BACH, J.S.: Musical Offering (NTSC)
Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (NTSC)
Kuijken Ensemble
Cat. 2050366
Available only in North America.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 / BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 (NTSC)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 • Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Alfred Brendel, piano / Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Claudio Abbado, conductor
Cat. 2054649
Available only in North America.
VERDI: Ballo in Maschera (Un) (Leipzig Opera, 2005) (NTSC)
Un ballo in maschera (NTSC)
Metodie Bujor, bass / Annamaria Chiuri, mezzo-soprano / Seung-hyun Kim, tenor / Massimiliano Pisapia, tenor / Tuomas Pursio, bass / Leipzig Opera Chorus / Leipzig Ballet / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly, conductor and others
Cat. 2055108
Available only in North America.
Clarinet Concerto, K. 622 • Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture • Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, "Prague"
Sharon Kam, clarinet / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Manfred Honeck, conductor
Cat. 2055158
Available only in North America.
MOZART: 6 Violin Sonatas, K. 301-306 (NTSC)
Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major, K. 301 • Violin Sonata No. 19 in E flat major, K. 302 • Violin Sonata No. 20 in C major, K. 303 • Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K. 304 • Violin Sonata No. 22 in A major, K. 305 • Violin Sonata No. 23 in D major, K. 306
Gil Shaham, violin / Orli Shaham, piano
Cat. 2055188
Available only in North America.
  Opus Arte DVD
WAGNER: Gotterdammerung (DNO, 1999) (NTSC)
Gotterdammerung (NTSC)
Jeannine Altmeyer, soprano / Eva-Maria Bundschuh, soprano / Hebe Dijkstra, mezzo-soprano / Gabriele Fontana, soprano / Anne Gjevang, alto / Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Hartmut Haenchen, conductor and others
Cat. oa0949d
ROSSINI: Gazzetta (La) (Liceu, 2005) (NTSC)
La Gazzetta (NTSC)
Agata Bienkowska, mezzo-soprano / Marc Canturri, baritone / Cinzia Forte, soprano / Marisa Martins, mezzo-soprano / Simon Orfila, bass / Intermezzo Choir / Liceu Grand Theatre Symphony Orchestra / Maurizio Barbacini, conductor and others
Cat. oa0953d
VERDI: Aida (La Monnaie - De Munt, 2004) (NTSC)
Aida (NTSC)
Orlin Anastassov, bass / Marco Berti, tenor / Mark Doss, bass-baritone / Norma Fantini, soprano / Guido Jentjens, bass / Ildiko Komlosi, mezzo-soprano / Brussels La Monnaie - De Munt Opera Choir / Brussels La Monnaie - De Munt Opera Symphony Orchestra / Kazushi Ono, conductor
Cat. oa0954d
SULLIVAN: Patience (Opera Australia) (NTSC)
Patience (NTSC)
Heather Begg, mezzo-soprano / Christine Douglas, soprano / Dennis Olsen, baritone / Anthony Warlow, baritone / Elizabethan Philharmonic Orchestra / David Stanhope, conductor
Cat. oaf4012d
ADAM: Giselle (Australian Ballet) (NTSC)
Giselle (NTSC)
Australian Ballet / Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra / Noel Smith, conductor
Cat. oaf4013d
DONIZETTI: Linda di Chamounix (Zurich Opera, 1996) (PAL)
Linda di Chamounix (PAL)
Edita Gruberova, soprano / Cornelia Kallisch, mezzo-soprano / Laszlo Polgar, bass / Deon van der Walt, tenor / Jacob Will, bass / Zurich Opera House Chorus / Zurich Opera House Orchestra / Adam Fischer, conductor
Cat. dv-opldcm
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 • Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Wilhelm Backhaus, piano / Birgit Nilsson, soprano / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Hans Knappertsbusch, conductor
Cat. dvww-clhk62m
Die Walkure: Act I (NTSC)
Josef Greindl, bass / Fritz Uhl, tenor / Claire Watson, soprano / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Hans Knappertsbusch, conductor
Cat. dvww-clhk63m
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio - Live in Munich (NTSC)
Rubalcaba Trio
Cat. dvww-jgru
MOZART: Cosi fan tutte (Salzburger Festspiele, 1983) (NTSC)
Cosi fan tutte. K. 588 (NTSC)
Francisco Araiza, tenor / Kathleen Battle, soprano / Sesto Bruscantini, baritone / Margaret Marshall, soprano / James Morris, bass / Ann Murray, alto / Vienna State Opera Chorus / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Riccardo Muti, conductor
Cat. dvww-opcftsf
KURTAG: Matchstick Man (The) / EOTVOS: Seventh Door (The) (NTSC)
The Matchstick Man (NTSC) • The Seventh Door (NTSC)
Cat. dvd9ds16
  Naxos AudioBooks
WALPOLE: Castle of Otranto (The)
Neville Jason, reader
Cat. NA237912
CARROLL: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (unabridged)
Sean Barrett, reader / Andrew Branch, reader / Charles Collingwood, reader / Teresa Gallagher, reader / Steve Hodson, reader / and others
Cat. NA338412
BOCCACCIO: Decameron (The) (selections)
Teresa Gallagher, reader / James Goode, reader / Polly Hayes, reader / Jonathan Keeble, reader / Siri O'Neal, reader / and others
Cat. na438012
DOYLE: Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (His Last Bow) (unabridged)
David Timson, reader
Cat. NA640712
MURAKAMI: Elephant Vanishes (The) (unabridged)
The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women
Various Artists
Cat. NA840612
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