Newsletter 147 
January 2009  
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January at
With holiday season now behind us, 2009 is set to be a great year for music lovers and Naxos has plenty of marvellous music scheduled for release.
See all our New Releases for January

Our website has some great new features:

“If music be the food of love..."

This Valentine's Day (14 February) give someone dear a gift of music that will last the whole year through In addition to Naxos's extraordinary range of new releases, why not consider one of these?

  • Easy Listening Piano Classics - EXCLUSIVE TO CLASSICSONLINE - The world’s greatest keyboard music programmed for creating relaxing and romantic moods.
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Composer Index

  • you can now search by Country or Period, and select Classical, Non-classical, Lyricist, Arranger and Author.
  • when you click on ‘Country’, you’ll see an alphabetical list based on modern national borders
  • when you click on ‘Period’, you’ll see a chronological list of musical periods from Medieval to Contemporary
  • where there is a large number of composers whose surnames begin with the same letter, you can navigate using the convenient links to each page

Labels Index

We’ve redesigned this section to make it easier for you to browse through the Naxos CD and DVD catalogues, as well as catalogues of the labels we distribute

The homepage also provides a wealth of helpful information, including:

  • Banner Features – updated each month
  • New CD Releases
  • New DVD Releases
  • Upcoming Releases for next month
  • News
  • Reviews of our most acclaimed releases
  • Composer of the Week
  • Top Album Pick
  • Artist of the Week
  • Other links & Special Offers  in the right-hand columns subscribers can play tracks online. Below you can see our most popular tracks from last month and explore other albums that we recommend. is a living, and ever-growing, resource that many find simply indispensable. We’re proud of the unrivalled range of music we release and distribute, and encourage you to take a moment to explore our website.

Album of the Month

Bach-Stokowski: Transcriptions, Vol 2

8.572050 Bach-Stokowski: Transcriptions, Vol 2 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra • José Serebrier

Leopold Stokowski arranged nearly 40 works from Bach’s catalogue for the modern symphony orchestra, and José Serebrier’s second volume of Bach-Stokowski Transcriptions is as colourful and wide-ranging as the first (8.557883). In response to popular and critical demand the present selection begins with the most famous Bach orchestration of all, the celebrated Toccata and Fugue in D minor. This reached its widest public in Walt Disney’s Fantasia and here introduces a programme of sumptuous arrangements, including other music from the pre- and postbaroque periods.
– The Leopold Stokowski Society

See video clip of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Most Streamed Tracks & Recommended Listening – December 2008

Try these great Naxos titles, many of which have received excellent reviews, and all of which deserve pride of place in your collection. Click on each link below to view the full album information.



ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
From the album ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride and Other Holiday Favourites
Available in North America only
BBC Concert Orchestra & Other Artists




You may also enjoy:
SOUSA: At the Symphony 8.559013
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra, Brion



BRUCKNER: Gemassigt
BRUCKNER: Gemassigt
From the album BRUCKNER: String Quintet, String Quartet
Sharon, Fine Arts Quartet



You may also enjoy:
REGER: String Trios 8.570785

Aperto Piano Quartet & Other Artists


REGER: String Trios



CHRISTMAS CHILL - The Ultimate Collection
The Huron Carol, "Jesous ahatonhia" (arr. for choir)
From the album CHRISTMAS CHILL - The Ultimate Collection
Various Artists




You may also enjoy:
Eternal Tallis 8.572081

Smith, Oxford Camerata, Summerly & Other Artists



ANDERSON: Horse and Buggy

ANDERSON: Horse and Buggy
From the album ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride and Other Holiday Favourites
Available in North America only
BBC Concert Orchestra & Other Artists



You may also enjoy:
GOTTSCHALK: Orchestral Works 8.559320

Various Artists

GOTTSCHALK: Orchestral Works



ANDERSON: Song of the Bells
ANDERSON: Song of the Bells
From the album ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride and Other Holiday Favourites
Available in North America only
BBC Concert Orchestra & Other Artists



You may also enjoy:
HERBERT: Columbus Suite 8.559027

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Brion

HERBERT: Columbus Suite



HAYDN: Allegro moderato
HAYDN: Allegro moderato
From the album HAYDN: Keyboard Concertos
Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Muller-Bruhl & Other Artists



You may also enjoy:
RIES: Piano Concertos, Vol 2 8.557844

Hinterhuber, Gavle Symphony Orchestra, Grodd


RIES: Piano Concertos, Vol 2



Adagio in G minor (attrib. Albinoni)
Adagio in G minor (attrib. Albinoni)
From the album ADAGIO - The Ultimate Collection
Various Artists



You may also enjoy:
Chill With Vivaldi 8.556779

Various Artists

Chill With Vivaldi



VIVALDI: Allegro molto
VIVALDI: Allegro molto
From the album VIVALDI: Bassoon Concertos, Vol 5
Benkocs, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Drahos



You may also enjoy:
Baroque Trumpet Concertos 8.570501

Various Artists

Baroque Trumpet Concertos



TAVENER: Verbum caro

TAVENER: Verbum caro
From the album TAVENER: Ex Maria Virgine
Clare College Choir, Brown & Other Artists



You may also enjoy:
Ultimate Chant 8.578007-08

Various Artists

Ultimate Chant



SIBELIUS: Night Ride and Sunrise, Op. 55

SIBELIUS: Night Ride and Sunrise, Op. 55
From the album SIBELIUS: Night Ride and Sunrise / Belshazzar's Feast Suite / Kuolema
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Inkinen



You may also enjoy:
KARLOWICZ: Symphonic Poems, Vol 2 8.570295

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Wit


Karlowicz: Symphonic Poems, Vol 2


Ask your local retailer today about our January 2009 New Release titles,
or click here for links to the best online music retailers around the world.

Visit ClassicsOnline your classical music download source to purchase these titles,
and many more, as high-quality audio files at 320K and to see Current Special Offers.


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