Newsletter No.73
  The World's Leading Classical Music Label January 5, 2004
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Ask the Artist

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New Reviews
Every day 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.
January 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 3
Ch'io non t'ami, cor mio? • Io pur verro la dove sete • La giovinetta pianta • La tra'l sangue • Lumi, miei cari lumi • Ma dove, oh lasso me! and others
Delitiae Musicae / Marco Longhini, conductor
Cat. 8.555309
Tango Argentino
71 Milonga • Coming Back • Farewell Nonino • For the tilingos • Jacinto Chiclana • Kite-flying Dream and others
Victor Villadangos, guitar
Cat. 8.555721
SEVERAC: Cerdana / En Languedoc
Cerdana (Cinq etudes pittoresques pour le piano) • En Languedoc (In Languedoc)
Jordi Maso, piano
Cat. 8.555855
YSAYE: Solo Violin Sonatas, Op. 27
Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27 • Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 27 • Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 27, "Ballade" • Sonata No. 4 in E minor, Op. 27 • Sonata No. 5 in G major, Op. 27 • Sonata No. 6 in E major, Op. 27
Ilya Kaler, violin
Cat. 8.555996
Norwegian Classical Favourites
Entry of the Boyars • Fantasy Pieces, Op. 45: Summer Song • Festive Polonaise, Op. 12 • Forest Clearing, Op. 15 • Funeral March, Op. 41 • Liti Kersti Suite: Bjorgulv the Fiddler and others
Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Cat. 8.557017
Salon Orchestra Favourites, Vol. 3
A Waltz Dream: Leise, ganz leise klingt's durch den Raum • Chanson de matin • Chanson de nuit • Die Csardasfurstin: Potpourri • Die Libelle (The Dragon Fly), Polka Mazurka • Florentiner Marsch and others
Schwanen Salon Orchestra / Georg Huber, conductor
Cat. 8.557048
BRAHMS: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 10
String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 • String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Christian Kohn, piano / Silke-Thora Matthies, piano
Cat. 8.557056
BLISS: Piano Concerto / Piano Sonata
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major • Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra • Sonata for Piano
Peter Donohoe, piano / Martin Roscoe, piano / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Cat. 8.557146
SCHUBERT: Lied Edition 15 - Friends, Vol. 2
Am See, D. 746 • Auf einen Kirchhof (Im Kirchhofe), D. 151 • Der Knabe in der Wiege, D. 579 • Des Frauleins Liebeslauschen, D. 698 • Ilmerine from Diego Manazares, D. 458 • Im Haine, D. 738 and others
Ulrich Eisenlohr, piano / Brigitte Geller, soprano
Cat. 8.557171
RHEINBERGER: Works for Organ, Vol. 5
Seven Trios for Organ, Op. 189, Nos. 6-12 • Sonata No. 12 in D flat major, Op. 154 • Sonata No. 13 in E flat major, Op. 161
Wolfgang Rubsam, organ
Cat. 8.557184
ORBON: Symphonic Dances
Concerto Grosso • Symphonic Dances (Danzas Sinfonicas) • Three Symphonic Versions (Tres Versiones Sinfonicas)
Hector Corpus Aguilar, violin / Vladimir Atapin, cello / Oleg Lev, viola / Alexandre Vassiliev, violin / Asturias Symphony Orchestra / Maximiano Valdes, conductor
Cat. 8.557368
Naxos Opera
PUCCINI: Gianni Schicchi
Gianni Schicchi
Felipe Bou, bass / Sara Galli, soprano / Gerardo Lopez Gamez, tenor / José García-Quijada, baritone / Tatiana Lisnic, soprano / Claudia Marchi, mezzo-soprano / Antonio Torres Merino, bass / Mabel Perelstein, contralto / Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra / Alexander Rahbari, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660111
Naxos American Classics
SOUSA: Music for Wind Band, Vol. 4
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. • Bride Elect Selections • Coeds of Michigan • Nobles of the Mystic Shrine • Pathfinder of Panama • Riders for the Flag and others
Royal Artillery Band / Keith Brion, conductor
Cat. 8.559093
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 1 / Concerto for Orchestra
Concerto for Orchestra, "Jubilee Games" • Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah"
Nathan Gunn, baritone / Helen Medlyn, mezzo-soprano / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 8.559100
Marco Polo
MARKEVITCH: The Musical Offering
II. Tema e Variazioni • III. Sonata • IV. Fuga (Ricercar) a 6 Voci • The Musical Offering: I. Ricercare a 3 Voci (Orch. Igor Markevitch)
Remy Baudet, violin / Hans van Loenen, flute / Dirk Luijmes, harpsichord / Jeroen Reuling, cello / Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra / Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor
Cat. 8.225120
Naxos SACD
HOLST: The Planets / Mystic Trumpeter
Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18: Scena for Soprano and Orchestra • The Planets
Clare Rutter, soprano / RSNO Ladies Chorus / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Cat. 6.110004
Naxos Historical Recordings
Franco Calabrese, bass / Maria Callas, soprano / Dario Caselli, bass / Alvaro Cordova, tenor / Tito Gobbi, baritone / Melchiorre Luise, bass / Angelo Mercuriali, tenor / Guiseppe di Stefano, tenor / Milan La Scala Chorus / Milan La Scala Orchestra / Victor De Sabata, conductor
Cat. 8.110256-57
BELLINI: I Puritani
I Puritani
Maria Callas, soprano / Aurora Cattelani, soprano / Carlo Forti, bass / Angelo Mercuriali, tenor / Rolando Panerai, baritone / Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, bass / Guiseppe di Stefano, tenor / Milan La Scala Chorus / Milan La Scala Orchestra / Tullio Serafin, conductor
Cat. 8.110259-60
The Gigli Edition, Vol. 3: Recordings 1923-25
Canto del cogno • Come, love with me • Funiculi, funicula • Good-bye, Marie • L' Africana, Act 4: O paradiso • L'elisir d'amore, Act 1: Quanto e bella and others
Lucrezia Bori, soprano / Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Pongoni Chorus / Studio Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon, conductor / Nathaniel 'Nat' Shilkret, conductor
Cat. 8.110264
La Gioconda
Maria Amandini, contralto / Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano / Armando Benzi, tenor / Maria Callas, soprano / Giulio Neri, bass / Gianni Poggi, tenor / Piero Poldi, bass / Paolo Silveri, baritone / CETRA Chorus / Turin Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Antonino Votto, conductor
Cat. 8.110302-04
Welte-Mignon Piano Rolls, Vol. 2
Berceuse • Butterfly, Op. 43, No. 1 • Etude in G major, Op. 10, No. 5 • Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 15, No. 2 • Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 • Rondo Brilliante in E flat major, Op. 62 and others
Tosta di Benici, piano / Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler, piano / Edvard Grieg, piano / Josef Hofmann, piano / Frederic Lamond, piano / Johanna Lohr, piano / Ignacy Jan Paderewski, piano / Gertrude Peppercorn, piano / and others
Cat. 8.110678
KETELBEY: Tangled Tunes / Men of England / In Holiday Mood
A Sunday Afternoon Reverie • Canzonetta • Christmas (Medley Fox Trot) • In a Monastery Garden • In Holiday Mood • Knights of the King (Grand Processional March) and others
Edgar Coyle, baritone / Albert W. Ketelbey, piano / Jean Schwiller, cello / Nellie Walker, contralto / A. W. Ketelbey Concert Chorus / Studio Chorus / A. W. Ketelbey Concert Orchestra / Casino Orchestra / Columbia Studio Orchestra / Edison Bell Dance Orchestra / Grand Orchestra / Odeon Symphony Orchestra of Paris / Regal Orchestra / Regimental Band of H. M. Royal Horseguards / Westminster Light Symphony Orchestra / Gustave Cloez, conductor / W. J. Dunn, conductor / Claude Ivy, conductor / Albert Ketelbey, conductor / Louis Voss, conductor / Harry Wood, conductor
Cat. 8.110870
Naxos Nostalgia
COWARD, Noel: Vol. 4, I Wonder What Happened to Him
Ace of Clubs: Josephine • Ace of Clubs: Sail Away • Bright Was the Day • Don't Make Fun of the Fair • I Wonder What Happened to Him • Loch Lomond and others
Noel Coward, voice / Norman Hackforth, piano / Cafe de Paris Orchestra / Cambridge Theatre Orchestra / Piccadilly Theatre Orchestra / Studio Orchestra / Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, conductor
Cat. 8.120721
IVES, Burl: Troubador
Baby Did You Hear • Ballanderie • Bonnie Wee Lassie • Colorado Trail • Cotton-Eyed Joe • Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo) and others
Bob Haggart, bass / Burl Ives, guitar / Burl Ives, vocals / Toots Mondello, flute / Tony Mottola, guitar / Paul Ricci, clarinet
Cat. 8.120728
Naxos Jazz Legends
Bob Crosby's Bob Cats: Palesteena
Big Foot Jump • Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind • Call Me a Taxi • Coquette • Do You Ever Think of Me? • Five Point Blues and others
Bob Crosby, vocals / Nappy Lamare, vocals / Marion Mann, vocals / Bob Cats / Bob Crosby, conductor
Cat. 8.120681
REINHARDT, Django: Vol. 4, Swingin' with Django
Bouncin' Around • Chicago • Fiddle's Blues • I've Found a New Baby • Improvisation • Improvisation sur le premier mouvement du Concerto en re mineur de J. S. Bach and others
Paul Cordonnier, bass / Stephane Grappelli, violin / Django Reinhardt, guitar / Eddie South, violin / Hot Club of France Quintet
Cat. 8.120698
Naxos World
Swahili Rumba
Alice • Bomba-Atomic • East Africa • Hasidi Hana Sababu • Kazi Ni Kazi • Maisha and others
Golden Sounds Band
Cat. 76055-2
Naxos AudioBooks
MAUPASSANT: Normandy Stories
Normandy Stories
Oliver Montgomery, reader
Cat. NA231112
Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Liaisons
Freda Dowie, reader / Polly Hayes, reader / Estelle Kohler, reader / Michael Sheen, reader / Claire Skinner, reader / Benjamin Soames, reader / Sarah Woodward, reader
Cat. NA331212
Agnès Letestu, dancer / Paris National Opera Ballet / Paris National Opera Orchestra
Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone, Live
Bento Box • Blue Monk • Kato's Revenge • Laura's Dream • Monk's Dream • Opus Half and others
Gary Burton, vibraphone / Makoto Ozone, piano
BERG: Lulu
Laura Aikin, soprano / Cornelia Kallisch, mezzo-soprano / Peter Keller, tenor / Alfred Muff, baritone / Peter Straka, tenor / Zurich Opera House Chorus / Zurich Opera House Orchestra
VERDI: Simon Boccanegra
Simon Boccanegra
Carlo Guelfi, baritone / Julian Konstantinov, bass / Vincenzo La Scola, tenor / Karita Mattila, soprano / Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Chorus / Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra / Claudio Abbado, conductor
Arthaus Musik DVD
WAGNER: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (PAL)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Robert Allman, baritone / Helena Does / Christopher Doig, tenor / Paul Frey, tenor / Rosemary Gunn, mezzo-soprano / Donald Hanks / Donald McIntyre, bass / John Pringle, baritone / Opera Australia Chorus / Elizabethan Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles MacKerras, conductor
Cat. 100122
A Gala Evening from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales (PAL)
A Gala Evening: In the Presence of HRH The Prince of Wales
Montserrat Caballe, soprano / Felicity Lott, soprano / Benjamon Luxon, baritone / Ruggero Raimondi, bass / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink, conductor
Cat. 100428
Parsifal - The Search for the Grail
Parsifal - The Search for the Grail
Placido Domingo, tenor / Matti Salminen, tenor / Violeta Urmana, mezzo-soprano / St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Choir / Kirov Orchestra / Valery Gergiev, conductor
Cat. 100610
BBC/Opus Arte DVD
Mozart in Turkey, featuring Die Entführung aus dem Serail (PAL)
Mozart in Turkey: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
Paul Groves, tenor / Yelda Kodalli, soprano / Oliver Tobias, narrator / Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Charles MacKerras, conductor
Cat. OA0891D

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Classical Music Quiz

Our Classical Music Quiz is open exclusively to subscribers of our newsletter. If you are not yet a subscriber, please take a moment to Register. Winners will be notified through email and prizes will be sent upon confirmation of their mailing addresses. Winners are entitled to 1 single Naxos CD of their choice.

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  1. Which Chilean conductor, featured on Naxos releases of music by Rodrigo and Orbon, was formerly the Music Director for the Buffalo Philharmonic?
  2. Which Mozart opera's first run was cut short by the death of the Austrian emperor?
  3. What term is used for the traveling composer-poets of Southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries?
  4. What was Jussi Björling's native language?
  5. Who is the writer and opera lover behind Naxos Educational's Opera Explained Series?

Note: all answers can be found on

Book of the Month

Congratulations to D. P. (Brazil), A. G. (UAE) and C. P. (Canada) who have won copies of The Operagoer's Guide: One-hundred Stories and Commentaries by M. Owen Lee. The answer to our question ("Name the four operas included in Wagner's Ring Cycle.") was 'Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, and Gotterdammerung'. We thank all of our contestants for participating.
This month's book is George Enescu: His Life and Music by Noel Malcolm. Just visit for contest details.
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