Newsletter No.77
  The World's Leading Classical Music Label March 3, 2004
Naxos News New Reviews March New Releases Classical Music Quiz Book of the Month
Naxos News

Naxos Presents First Classical Album By Tony Banks, Founding Member of Genesis

Naxos is delighted to announce the release of Seven, A Suite for Orchestra, written by Tony Banks, keyboard player and composer for the progressive rock band Genesis. Seven was recorded in the Summer of 2002 at Air Lyndhurst, a huge Victorian studio complex in Hampstead. It is performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Mike Dixon (also known as the musical supervisor of the hugely successful hit musical 'We will rock you'). Simon Hale worked alongside Tony Banks as musical arranger and Nick Davis (who worked on the last two Genesis albums) took on the task of engineer/producer par excellence. For release dates and other information, visit

"Ask the Artist" - The Nashville Symphony readers have an entire symphony at their disposal to answer questions this month. With two exciting, new recordings available--Beethoven's monumental Missa Solemnis and Elliott Carter's challenging Piano Concerto--the symphony has an exciting spring ahead of it. Submit your questions for a player, a section, or the symphony as a whole to

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.
March 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.
HANDEL: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76
Dorothee Mields, soprano / Mark Wilde, tenor / Alsfelder Vocal Ensemble / Concerto Polacco / Wolfgang Helbich, conductor
Cat. 8.554752
Flute Concertos (Romantic)
Berceuse, Op. 16 • Concertante in F major • Concertino in D major • Fantaisie, Op. 79 • Le merle blanc, Op. 161 • Morceau de concours and others
Marc Grauwels, flute / Joris van den Hauwe, oboe / Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra / Andre Vandernoot, conductor
Cat. 8.555977
LISZT: Etudes
Ab irato, grande etude de perfectionnement, S. 142/R4b • Etude en douze exercices, S. 136/R1 • Mazeppa, S. 136/R2c • Morceau de salon, etude de perfectionnement, S. 142/R4a • Trois etudes de concert, S. 144/R5 • Zwei Konzert-Etuden, S. 145/R6
William Wolfram, piano
Cat. 8.557014
LEHMANN: The Daisy Chain / Bird Songs
Bird Songs • Cherry Ripe • Dusk in the Valley • Endymion • Evensong • Four Cautionary Tales and a Moral and others
Steuart Bedford, piano / Neal Davies, baritone / Toby Spence, tenor / Janice Watson, soprano / Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano
Cat. 8.557118
ELGAR: Wand of Youth / Nursery Suite
Dream Children, Op. 43 • Nursery Suite • The Wand of Youth - Suite No. 1, Op. 1a • The Wand of Youth - Suite No. 2, Op. 1b
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 8.557166
HUMMEL: Missa Solemnis / Te Deum
Missa Solemnis in C major • Te Deum
David Griffiths, bass / Zan McKendree-Wright, alto / Patrick Power, tenor / Patricia Wright, soprano / TOWER Voices New Zealand / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Uwe Grodd, conductor
Cat. 8.557193
BRITTEN: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo / Winter Words
If it's ever Spring again • Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22 • The Children and Sir Nameless • The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35 • Winter Words, Op. 52
Steuart Bedford, piano / Philip Langridge, tenor
Cat. 8.557201
VALI: Flute Concerto / Deylaman / Folk Songs (Set No. 10)
Deylaman • Flute Concerto • Folk Songs, Set No. 10
Alberto Almarza, flute / Janna Baty, soprano / Boston Modern Orchestra Project / Gil Rose, conductor
Cat. 8.557224
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 7, 'Leningrad'
Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, "Leningrad"
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557256
Naxos Opera
FALLA: Vida breve (La)
La vida breve
Enrique Baquerizo, tenor / Manuel Cid, tenor / Alfonso Echeverria, bass / Alicia Nafe, mezzo-soprano / Ana Maria Sanchez, soprano / Pedro Sanz, tenor / Maria Jose Suarez, soprano / Vincente Ombuena Valls, tenor / Prince of Asturias Foundation Choir / Asturias Symphony Orchestra / Maximiano Valdes, conductor
Cat. 8.660155
Naxos American Classics
ROCHBERG: Violin Concerto
Violin Concerto
Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin / Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra / Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor
Cat. 8.559129
GRIFFES: Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan / The White Peacock
Bacchanale • Clouds • Poem for Flute and Orchestra • The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan • The White Peacock • Three Poems of Fiona McLeod and others
Barbara Quintiliani, soprano / Carol Wincenc, flute / Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra / JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Cat. 8.559164
Marco Polo
SAINT-SAENS: Javotte / Parysatis
Javotte • Parysatis
Queensland Orchestra / Andrew Mogrelia, conductor
Cat. 8.223612
Naxos DVD Audio
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 7, 'Leningrad'
Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 60, "Leningrad"
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 5.110020
Naxos SACD
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 7, 'Leningrad'
Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 60, "Leningrad"
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 6.110020
Marco Polo DVD Audio
KORNGOLD: Adventures of Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Moscow Symphony Orchestra / William Stromberg, conductor
Cat. 5.220501
Naxos Historical Recordings
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci (Bjorling / Angeles) (1953)
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano / Jussi Bjorling, tenor / George Cehanovsky, baritone / Paul Franke, tenor / Robert Merrill, baritone / Leonard Warren, baritone / Richard Wright, tenor / Columbus Boychoir / Robert Shaw Chorale / RCA Victor Orchestra / Renato Cellini, conductor
Cat. 8.110258
Not available in the United States.
Gigli, Beniamino: Camden / New York Recordings (1926-1927)
Addio a Napoli • I milioni d' Arlecchino, Act I: Notturno d' amore • La boheme, Act IV: O Mimi, tu piu non torni • La forza del destino, Act III: Solenne in quest'ora • La gioconda, Act I: Enzo Grimaldo, Principe di Santafior! • Manon Lescaut, Act I: Donna non vidi mai and others
Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Giuseppe de Luca, baritone / Titta Ruffo, baritone / Josef Pasternak Orchestra / Nathaniel Shilkret Orchestra / Studio Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon, conductor / Josef A. Pasternack, conductor / Nathaniel Shilkret, conductor
Cat. 8.110265
Italian Popular Songs, Vol. 1 (1930-1950)
A vuchella • Anema e core • Anima mia • Canta pe' me! • Carmela • Chi se nne scorda cchiu and others
Jussi Bjorling, tenor / Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Jan Kiepura, tenor / Mario del Monaco, tenor / Aureliano Pertile, tenor / Tito Schipa, tenor / Joseph Schmidt, tenor / Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor / Ferruccio Tagliavini, tenor / Alessandro Ziliani, tenor
Cat. 8.110768
Not available in the United States.
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / MOZART (Toscanini) (1937 - 1938)
Die Zauberflote: Overture • Invitation to the Dance • La Scala di seta: Overture • Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral" • Tragic Overture
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Arturo Toscanini, conductor
Cat. 8.110877
Not available in the United States.
Naxos Nostalgia
LAUDER, Harry: Roamin' in the Gloamin' (1926-1930)
A Wee Deoch an' Doris • Breakfast in Bed on Sunday Morning • Doughie the Baker (It's Nicer When You Make It Up Again) • I Love a Lassie (My Scotch Blue Bell) • I Love to Be a Sailor • It's Nice to Get Up in the Morning (But It's Nicer to Lie in Bed) and others
Harry Lauder, vocals / George Byng Orchestra / Ray Noble Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon, conductor / George W. Byng, conductor / Ray Noble, conductor
Cat. 8.120751
Naxos Jazz Legends
ELLINGTON, Duke: Tootin' Through the Roof (1939-40)
A Lonely Co-Ed • Blues • Bouncing Bouyancy • Doin' the Voom Voom • Grievin' • I Never Felt This Way Before and others
Ivie Anderson, vocals / Jimmy Blanton, bass / Duke Ellington, piano / Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cat. 8.120729
Not available in the United States.
MILLER, Glenn: Glen Island Special (1938-42)
A String of Pearls • Adios • American Patrol (arr. J. Gray) • Anvil Chorus (arr. J. Gray) • By the Waters of Minnetonka - Parts 1 & 2 • Glen Island Special and others
Glenn Miller Orchestra / Glenn Miller, conductor
Cat. 8.120746
Not available in the United States.
Naxos Educational Products
Klimt - Music of His Time
Das Lied von der Erde • Der Rosenkavalier: Waltz Sequence I • Die Fledermaus: Overture • Hungarian Dance No. 1 • King Roger: Roxana's Song • Passacaglia, Op. 1 and others
Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano / Thomas Harper, tenor / Peter Hill, piano / Barbara Zagorzanka, soprano / Evgeny Zarafiants, piano / Budapest Symphony Orchestra / National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra (Katowice) / Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra / Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice / Ulster Orch / Istvan Bogar, conductor / Michael Halasz, conductor / Zdenek Kosler, conductor / Edgar Seipenbusch, conductor / Karol Stryja, conductor / Alfred Walter, conductor / Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Cat. 8.558146
Naxos CD Box Set
MOZART: Complete Symphonies

Cat. 8.501107
DVORAK: Complete Published Orchestral Works

Cat. 8.501701
BEETHOVEN: Complete Symphonies and Piano Concertos

Cat. 8.508007
PROKOFIEV: Complete Symphonies and Concertos

Cat. 8.509001
Naxos AudioBooks
GRIMM: Fairy Tales, Vol. 2
Brother and Sister • Master Cobbler's Awl • Old Rinkrank • The Boots of Buffalo-Leather • The Drummer • The Grave Mound and others
Laura Paton, reader
Cat. NA230312
CHAUCER: Canterbury Tales, Vol. 3
The Friar's Tale • The Lawyer's Tale • The Manciple's Tale • The Physician's Tale • The Prioress's Tale • The Seaman's Tale and others
Sean Barrett, reader / Charles Kay, reader / Michael Maloney, reader / Tim Pigott-Smith, reader / Rosalind Shanks / Stephen Tompkinson, reader / Timothy West, reader
Cat. NA330412
Dancer's Dream: La Bayadere
The Great Ballets of Rudolf Nureyev: La Bayadere
Isabel Guerin, dancer / Laurent Hilaire, dancer / Elisabeth Platel, dancer / Paris National Opera Ballet
Not available in North and South America.
PETERSON: Easter Suite
Easter Suite
Martin Drew, drumset / Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass / Oscar Peterson, piano
Not available in North and South America.
Michelangeli plays Beethoven / Schubert / Brahms
Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Not available in North and South America.
Waldbuhne Concert 2002: A Night of Encores
Summer Concert 2002 from the Berlin Waldbuhne
Vadim Repin, violin / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons, conductor
Not available in North and South America.
Arthaus Musik DVD
PROKOFIEV: War and Peace
War and Peace
Kirov Opera Chorus / Valery Gergiev, conductor
Cat. 100370
Not available in North and South America.
ALVIN AILEY: An Evening with the American Dance Theater
Cry • Divining • Revelations • The Stack-Up
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Cat. 100452
Not available in North and South America.
BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem (NTSC only)
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Barbara Bonney, soprano / Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone / Eric Ericson Chamber Choir / Swedish Radio Choir / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Claudio Abbado, conductor
Cat. 101047
BBC/Opus Arte DVD
STRAUSS II: Die Fledermaus
Die Fledermaus
Thomas Allen, baritone / Pamela Armstrong, soprano / Hakan Hagegard, baritone / Ragnar Ulfung, tenor / Glyndebourne Festival Chorus / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Cat. OA0889D

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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. For whom were Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo written?
  2. How many symphonies did Shostakovich write?
  3. Which key participant in the English Song Series conducted the world premiere of Britten's Death in Venice?
  4. In which country was Franz Liszt born?
  5. What does the Italian term 'piano' mean in musical context?

Note: all answers can be found on

Book of the Month

Congratulations to D. B. (USA), E. L. (Australia) and K. U. (Germany) who have won copies of Classical Music Without Fear: A Guide for General Audiences by Marianne Williams Tobias. The answer to our question ("Which work did Wagner write as a birthday present to his wife, Cosima?") was 'Siegfried Idyll'. We thank all of our contestants for participating.
This month's book is The Song of Names: A Novel by Norman Lebrecht. Just visit for contest details.
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