Newsletter No.82
May 17, 2004
  Naxos News
  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.

  June Forthcoming 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.


BRAHMS: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 11
String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 67 (arr. for piano, 4 hands) • String Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op. 88 (arr. for piano, 4 hands)
Christian Köhn, piano / Silke-Thora Matthies, piano
Cat. 8.554272

Oboe Trio in C major • Oboe Trio in C major, Op. 87 • Variations in C major on Là ci darema la mano from Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni', WoO 28
John Abberger, oboe / Marc Schachman, oboe / Lani Spahr, cor anglais
Cat. 8.554550

Cinema Classics 2004
1812 Overture, Op. 49 (Down With Love) • Carmen: Habanera (Runaway Jury) • Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 12: First Movement (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Cruise of Black Pearl) • Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 (X-2) • Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis: excerpt (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) • Lakmé: Flower Duet (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) and others
Graciela Alperyn, mezzo-soprano / Jeno Jando, piano / Adriana Kohutkova, soprano / Betsi Morrison, soprano / Denisa Slepkovska, mezzo-soprano / Bolshoi Opera Chorus / Slovak Philharmonic Chorus / Tallis Chamber Choir / Capella Istropolitana / Nashville Symphony Orchestra / National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Royal Academy Consort / Russian State Symphony Orchestra / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Zagreb Festival Orchestra / Michael Halasz, conductor / James Judd, conductor / Jozef Kopelman, conductor / Theodore Kuchar, conductor / John McGlinn, conductor / Alexander Rahbari, conductor / Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor / Wolfgang Sebotka, conductor / Jeremy Summerly, conductor / Johannes Wildner, conductor
Cat. 8.556813

BAYER: Fairy Doll (The) (Complete Ballet)
Die Puppenfee (The Fairy Doll) • Sonne und Erde (Sun and Earth)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Mogrelia, conductor
Cat. 8.557098

Soprano Arias (Marina Mescheriakova)
Don Carlo, Act V: Tu che le vanità • Ernani, Act I: Surta e la notte... Ernani, involami • Eugene Onegin, Act I: Tatiana's Letter Scene • Francesca da Rimini, Act I: Francesca's Aria • La Vestale, Act II: O nume tutelar • Luisa Miller, Act II: Tu puniscimi, O Signore and others
Marina Mescheriakova, soprano / Slovak Philharmonic Chorus / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Michael Halasz, conductor
Cat. 8.557109

GRANADOS: Sentimental Waltzes / 6 Expressive Studies
6 Estudios expresivios en froma de piezas faciles, DLR IV:5.1 • 7 Estudios, DLR IV:4 • A la Antigua: Bourre, DLR III:19 • Bocetos: Coleccion de Obras faciles, DLR IV:10 • Cartas de amor: Valses intimos, DLR VII:6 • Exquise...! Vals tzigane, DLR VII:7 and others
Douglas Riva, piano
Cat. 8.557141

HANDEL: Gideon Oratorio
Gideon (arr. J. C. Smith)
David Cordier, counter-tenor / Barbara Hannigan, soprano / Stephan MacLeod, bass / Linda Perillo, soprano / Knut Schoch, tenor / Nicola Wemyss, soprano / Junge Kantorei / Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra / Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor
Cat. 8.557312-13

CHEN / HE: Butterfly Lovers / BREINER: Songs and Dances from the Silk Road
Songs and Dances from the Silk Road • The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Takako Nishizaki, violin / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 8.557348

ISASI: Symphony No. 2, Op. 23 / Suite No. 2, Op. 21
Suite No. 2 in E major, Op. 21 • Symphony No. 2 in G minor, Op. 23
Bilbao Symphony Orchestra / Juan José Mena, conductor
Cat. 8.557584

Naxos American Classics

DIAMOND: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4
Symphony No. 2 • Symphony No. 4
Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559154

EBERHARD: Piano Concerto,
Piano Concerto, "Shadow of the Swan" • Prometheus Wept
Halida Dinova, piano / Peter Migunov, bass / St. Petersburg Cappella Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Tchernoushenko, conductor
Cat. 8.559176

Naxos SACD

GROFE: Grand Canyon Suite / Mississippi Suite / Niagara Falls
Grand Canyon Suite • Mississippi Suite • Niagara Falls
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / William Stromberg, conductor
Cat. 6.110002

Naxos Historical Recordings

MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godunov
Boris Godunov
Andrzej Bielecki, tenor / Kim Borg, bass / Boris Christoff, bass / Nicolai Gedda, tenor / Eugenia Zareska, mezzo-soprano / Russian Chorus of Paris / French National Radio Orchestra / Issay Dobrowen, conductor
Cat. 8.110242-44
Not available in the United States.

MENDELSSOHN: Songs Without Words (Friedman) (1930-1931)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor, S. 244 • Songs Without Words • Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"
Ignaz Friedman, piano / Bronislaw Huberman, violin
Cat. 8.110736
Not available in the United States.

Tauber, Richard: Operetta Arias (1921-1932)
Der Opernball: Im chambre séparée • Der Rastelbinder: Wenn zwei sich lieben • Der Zigeunerbaron: Entreelied des Barinkay - Als flotter Geist • Die Fledermaus: Act II, Part 1, Finale - Genug damit, genug • Die Fledermaus: Act II, Part 1, Finale - Herr Chevalier • Die Fledermaus: Dieser Anstand so manierlich and others
Karin Branzell, mezzo-soprano / Lotte Lehmann, soprano / Grete Merrem-Nikisch, soprano / Vera Schwarz, soprano / Waldemar Stägamann, bass / Richard Tauber, tenor / Carlotta Vanconti, soprano / Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Studio Orchestra / Ernst Hauke, conductor / Erich Wolfgang Korngold, conductor / Anton Paulik, conductor / Herman Weigert, conductor / Frieder Weissmann, conductor
Cat. 8.110779
Not available in the United States.

Naxos Nostalgia

TAUBER, Richard: Love's Serenade (1939-1947)
Annie Get Your Gun: They Say It's Wonderful • Au revoir (J'attendrai) • Begin the Beguine • Der Obersteiger: Don't Be Cross • Indian Summer • Jealousy and others
Richard Tauber, tenor / Studio Chorus / Studio Orchestra / Henry Geehl, conductor / Phil Green, conductor / Eddie Griffiths, conductor / George Melachrino, conductor
Cat. 8.120752

Naxos Jazz Legends

KING COLE TRIO: Transcriptions and Early Recordings, Vol. 6 (1941-1943)
All for You • Beautiful Moons Ago • F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet and Tasty) • Fudge Wudge • Gone with the Draft • Got a Penny and others
Nat King Cole, vocals / King Cole Trio
Cat. 8.120727
Not available in the United States.

Naxos Folk Legends

SEEGER, Pete: If I Had a Hammer (1944-1950)
"T" for Texas • Banjo Pieces (My Blues-Eyed Gal / Cripple Creek / Old Joe Clark / Ida Red) • Banks of Marble • Casey Jones • Cindy • Come All Fair Maids and others
Ronnie Gilbert, vocals / Woody Guthrie, guitar / Bess Hawes, vocals / Butch Hawes, vocals / Lee Hays, vocals / Fred Hellerman, guitar / Fred Hellerman, vocals / Burl Ives, guitar / Burl Ives, vocals / Lou Kleinman, vocals / Dock Reese, vocals / Pete Seeger, banjo / Pete Seeger, vocals / Holly Wood, vocals / Studio Chorus / The Weavers / Union Boys
Cat. 8.120737

Naxos World

ARMENIA Duduk - The Sound of Armenia
Dzenet khahtzir ounis - Ari indz angadj kal • Erzroumi shoror • Es me gharib blbuli pes • Gyoumrva parer • Hayots akhchikner • Hol ara ezo and others
Eduard Beglaryan, vocals / Norair Davtyan, kamancha / Robert Durunts, dhol / Armen Gazaryan, duduk / Armen Grigoryan, duduk / Artur Grigoryan, blul / Avetis Khachatryan, oud / Laura Mamyan, vocals / Shushanik Sagatelyan, qanun
Cat. 76042-2

Naxos Educational Products

Listen, Learn and Grow (BACH)
Listen, Learn and Grow (Bach)
Cat. 8.557579-80

Naxos AudioBooks

The Voice of the Buddha
Other Key Stories and Texts (compiled by Manjusura) • The Dhammapada - The Way of Truth (compiled by Manjusura) • The Three Jewels (compiled by Manjusura) • Two Suttas (compiled by Manjusura)
Sean Barrett, reader / Kulananda, reader / Anton Lesser, reader
Cat. NA330712

HENLEY: The Story of Classical Music
The Story of Classical Music
Cat. NA331012

Naxos Historical CD Box Set

Introducing Bing Crosby
Cat. 8.103005

Introducing Mario Lanza
Cat. 8.103006

Introducing Louis Armstrong
Cat. 8.103007

Introducing Duke Ellington
Cat. 8.103008

Introducing Ella Fitzgerald
Cat. 8.103009


BUXTEHUDE: Organ Works, Vol. 2
Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BuxWV 178 • Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BuxWV • Mensch, wiltu leben seliglich, BuxWV 206 • Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, BuxWV 214 • Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, BuxWV 215 14 • Praeludium in A major, BuxWV 151 and others
Bine Katrine Bryndorf, organ
Cat. 8.226008


TCHAIKOVSKY: Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev)
Dancer's Dream, Rudolf Nureyev - Sleeping Beauty
Manuel Legris, dancer / Elisabeth Platel, dancer / Nathalie Riqué, dancer / Clotilde Vayer, dancer / Paris National Opera Ballet / Paris National Opera Orchestra / Vello Pähn, conductor
Not yet available in North and South America.

Ahmad Jamal Trio Live
Ahmad Jamal Trio Live
John Heard, bass / Yaron Israel, drumset / Ahmad Jamal, piano / Ahmad Jamal Trio
Not available in North and South America.

OFFENBACH: Les Contes D'Hoffmann
Les Contes D'Hoffmann
Not yet available in North and South America.

WAGNER: Gotterdammerung

KORNGOLD: Voices of our Time - Anne Sofie von Otter
Four Shakespeare Songs Op. 31 • In meine innige Nacht Op. 18, No.1 • Lieder des Abscheids • Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and piano in E major. Op.15 • Suite for Two Violins, Cello and Piano Op. 23
Bengt Forsberg, piano / Ulf Forsberg, violin / Mats Lidstrom, cello / Kjell Lysell, violin / Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano / Nils-Erik Sparf, viola
Not yet available in North and South America.

Arthaus Musik DVD

MOZART: Symphonies in C major
Symphonies in C major
Cat. 100081

MOZART: Cosi Fan Tutte
Cose fan Tutte
Cat. 101081

MOZART: Die Zauberflote
Die Zauberflöte
Cat. 101085

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  May Quiz Winners

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.

Here are the 10 winners of our May Classical Music Quiz:

  1. V. W. (Australia)
  2. T. K. (UK)
  3. R. M. (Canada)
  4. N. C. (UK)
  5. L. D. (Brazil)
  6. J. K. (USA)
  7. J. M. (Spain)
  8. E. G. (Chile)
  9. D. M. (Canada)
  10. C. C. (Spain)


  1. Which late-nineteenth century Italian composer's father was a recognised clarinet virtuoso?
  2. From which town was composer Manuel Blancafort?
  3. With similar roots to the London Philharmonic, for what purpose was the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra formed?
  4. What does the acronym SACD mean?
  5. What was the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's original name when the ensemble was formed in 1891?


  1. Busoni
  2. La Garriga
  3. Recording
  4. Super Audio Compact Disc (or Super Audio CD)
  5. Scottish Orchestra

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