Newsletter No.86
July 19, 2004
  Naxos News

Naxos Celebrates 100 Editor's Choices

This month's issue of Gramophone Magazine sees yet another Editor's Choice awarded to a Naxos disc, marking a major landmark in the Naxos catalogue - 100 Editor's Choices to date.

Perhaps the best known and one of the most well respected of accolades in the classical music industry, the Gramophone Editor's Choice is an award that marks a disc out as outstanding in terms of performance, repertoire and recorded sound.

Our 100th Editor's Choice was awarded to a July release: Elgar's Sacred Choral Music (8.557288).
"With fine organ playing from Jonathan Vaughn and excellent recorded sound (producer, Andrew Walton), the disc ranks among the best choral issues of recent times."
John Steane, Gramophone

  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.

  August 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.


VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 / Children's Carnival
A Fiandeira (The Spinner) • Bachianas brasileiras No. 4 • Carnaval das Criancas (Children's Carnival) • Francette et Pia • Poema singelo (Simple Song) • Simples Coletanea (Simple Collection) and others
Tatjana Rankovich, piano / Sonia Rubinsky, piano
Cat. 8.555717

WAGNER: Scenes from Tristan und Isolde and Gotterdammerung
Gotterdammerung: Act 3, Scene 3 • Tristan und Isolde: Act 2, Scenes 1 and 2
Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano / John Horton Murray, tenor / Margaret Jane Wray, soprano / Russian State Symphony Orchestra / John McGlinn, conductor
Cat. 8.555789

Imperial Fanfares
2e Air du combat de lance d’Amadis • Allemande • Bruit de Guerre • Bruit de trompettes • Ceremonial Procession • Chaconne du Palais Royal and others
Art of Trumpet, Vienna / Leonhard Leeb, conductor
Cat. 8.555879
Available only in Austria, Germany, and the U.S.

HONEGGER: Symphony No. 3, 'Liturgique' / Pacific 231 / Rugby
Pacific 231 (Symphonic Movement No. 1): Modere • Pastorale d'ete: Calme • Rugby (Symphonic Movement No. 2): Allegro • Symphonic Movement No. 3: Allegro marcato • Symphony No. 3, "Liturgique"
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Cat. 8.555974

Chill with Debussy
Arabesque No. 1 • Children's Corner (orch. Andre Caplet) • Danse profane • Estampes (orch. Andre Caplet) • Images II • La plus que lente and others
Ellen Sejersted Bodtker, harp / Berit Cardas, violin / Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano / Kodaly Quartet / Vertavo String Quartet / Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra / Leif Segerstam, conductor
Cat. 8.556788

Chill with Ravel
Daphnis et Chloe • Jeux d'eau • Le tombeau de Couperin • Ma mere l'oye • Menuet sur le nom de Haydn • Miroirs and others
Janos Balint, flute / Nora Mercz, harp / Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano / Kodaly Quartet / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Jean, conductor / Antoni Wit, conductor
Cat. 8.556789

Faire is the Heaven: Hymns and Anthems
Abide with me • Ave verum corpus • Fair in face • Faire is the heaven • Gloria Deo per immensa saecula • I beheld her and others
Noel Edison, choirmaster / Paul Halley, organ / St. John's Choir, Elora
Cat. 8.557037

SCHUBERT: Lied Edition 17 - Austrian Contemporaries, Vol. 2
Abschied (Leb wohl, du schone Erde), D. 829 • An die Geliebte, D. 303 • Das Heimweh, D. 851 • Der Flug der Zeit, D. 515 • Der Sanger am Felsen, D. 482 • Der Ungluckliche, D. 713 and others
Ulrich Eisenlohr, piano / Detlef Roth, baritone
Cat. 8.557172

GAUBERT: Works for Flute, Vol. 2
Flute Sonata No. 1 • Flute Sonata No. 2 • Flute Sonata No. 3 • Sonatine Quasi Fantasia
Sally Pinkas, piano / Fenwick Smith, flute
Cat. 8.557306

SAINT-GEORGES: Violin Concertos No. 1, Op. 3 and Nos. 2 and 10
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 3, No. 1 • Violin Concerto in D major, Op. post., No. 2 • Violin Concerto No. 10 in G major
Qian Zhou, violin / Toronto Camerata / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 8.557322

English Song
A Long Time Ago (Hilliard's Shanty) • A Sad Song • A Soft Day • Among the rocks • Ann's Cradle Song • As I Lay in the Early Sun and others
Eugene Asti, piano / Steuart Bedford, piano / John Constable, piano / Neal Davies, baritone / Richard Edgar-Wilson, tenor / Bernadette Greevy, mezzo-soprano / Susan Gritton, soprano / Nik Hancock-Child, baritone / Rosemary Hancock-Child, piano / Martyn Hill, tenor / Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor / Graham Johnson, piano / Della Jones, mezzo-soprano / Simon Keenlyside, baritone / Philip Langridge, tenor / Felicity Lott, soprano / Christopher Maltman, baritone / Ivan McCready, cello / Lisa / Duke Quartet
Cat. 8.557559-60

Naxos Opera

KALMAN: Gypsy Princess (The)
Das Hollandweibchen: Lockend soll ertonen Dir ein feurig Lied • Der Teufelsreiter: Grand Palotas de la Reine • Der Zigeunerprimas: Vive le roi • Die Faschingsfee: Hollaho, hollaho, wir kommen zurecht • Dorfkinder • The Gypsy Princess
Michael Ebner, tenor / Mojca Erdmann, soprano / Heinz Holecek, baritone / Yvonne Kalman / Marko Kathol, tenor / Yvonne Kenny, soprano / Hellmuth Klumpp / Michael Roider, tenor / Marian Vach, choirmaster / Slovak Philharmonic Choir / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Richard Bonynge, conductor
Cat. 8.660105-06

Naxos American Classics

SOUSA: Music for Wind Band, Vol. 5
Cubaland • George Washington Bicentennial • Our Flirtation • Powhattan's Daughter • Sabre and Spurs • The Atlantic City Pageant and others
Royal Artillery Band / Keith Brion, conductor
Cat. 8.559131

DIAMOND: Symphony No. 3 / Psalm / Kaddish
Kaddish for Cello and Orchestra • Psalm • Symphony No. 3
Janos Starker, cello / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559155
Available only in North America.

Marco Polo

BRAGA SANTOS: Cello Concerto / Divertimentos Nos. 1 and 2
Cello Concerto • Divertimento No. 1 • Divertimento No. 2 • Nocturno for Strings • Staccato Brilhante
John Bastiaan Neven, cello / Algarve Orchestra / Álvaro Cassuto, conductor
Cat. 8.225271

Great Singers

Bjorling, Jussi: Opera Arias and Duets (1945-1951)
Aida: Se quel guerrier io fossi... Celeste Aida • Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetee • Cavalleria rusticana: Mamma!... Quel vino e generoso • Cavalleria rusticana: O Lola • Don Carlo: Io l'ho perduta... Qual pallor... Dio, che nell'alma infondere • Jocelyn: Berceuse and others
Jussi Bjorling, tenor / Emil Markow, bass / Robert Merrill, baritone / RCA Victor Chorus / RCA Victor Orchestra / Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden / Stockholm Concert Association Orchestra / Swedish Radio Orchestra / Renato Cellini, conductor / Nils Grevillius, conductor
Cat. 8.110788

Great Pianists

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Waltzes (Backhaus) (1932-1939)
Ballades, Op. 10, Nos. 1 and 2 • Hungarian Dances, Nos. 6 and 7 • Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 • Waltzes, Op. 39
Wilhelm Backhaus, piano / Saxon State Orchestra / Karl Bohm, conductor
Cat. 8.110766

Naxos Historical Recordings

DELIUS: Village Romeo and Juliet (A) (Beecham) (1946-1952)
A Village Romeo and Juliet • Hassan: Intermezzo and Serenade • Irmelin: Prelude • Koanga: Final Scene • The Song of the High Hills
Dorothy Bond, soprano / Gordon Clinton, baritone / Dennis Dowling, baritone / Lorely Dyer / Gwladys Garside, mezzo-soprano / Freda Hart, soprano / Leslie Jones, tenor / Donald Munro, baritone / Margaret Ritchie, soprano / Frederick Sharp, baritone / Rene Soames, tenor / Luton Choral Society / Royal Philharmonic Chorus / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Beecham, conductor
Cat. 8.110982-83

Casals, Pablo: Encores and Transcriptions, Vol. 3 (1915-1916)
Apres un reve (arr. P. Casals) • Carnival of the Animals: The Swan • Concerto in D minor: Adagio • Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traumerei • Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 • Liebestraum and others
Charles A. Baker, piano / Pablo Casals, cello / Studio Orchestra
Cat. 8.110985

Naxos Nostalgia

KAYE, Danny: Danny Kaye! (1941-1952)
Anatole of Paris • Ballin’ the Jack • Black Strap Molasses • Bloop Bleep • Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo) • Dinah and others
Jimmy Durante, vocals / Johnny Green, piano / Danny Kaye, vocals / Groucho Marx, vocals / Jane Wyman, vocals / Studio Chorus / 4 Hits and a Miss / Andrews Sisters / Harmonaires / Studio Orchestra / Maurice Abravanel, conductor / Sonny Burke, conductor / Johnny Green, conductor / Gordon Jenkins, conductor / Billy May, conductor / Vic Schoen, conductor
Cat. 8.120775
Not available in the United States.

Naxos Jazz Legends

REINHARDT, Django: Nuages (1940)
All of Me • At the Jimmy's Bar • Blues • Daphne • Fantaisie sur une danse norvegienne • Festival Swing and others
Django Reinhardt, guitar / Django's Music / Hot Club of France Quintet
Cat. 8.120726
Not available in the United States.

Naxos Folk Legends

GUTHRIE, Woody: Pastures of Plenty (1940-1947)
1913 Massacre • Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done • Blowin' Down this Road • Do Re Mi • Dusty Old Dust (So Long it's Been Good to Know Yuh) • Grand Coulee Dam and others
Woody Guthrie, guitar / Woody Guthrie, vocals / Cisco Houston, guitar / Cisco Houston, vocals / Pete Seeger, banjo
Cat. 8.120742

Naxos AudioBooks

DUMAS: The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
Bill Homewood, narrator
Cat. NA203912

Emma Fielding, cor anglais / Jonathan Keeble, reader / Anton Lesser, reader / Roger May, reader / John McAndrew, reader / Alison Pettit, reader / Hugh Quarshie, reader / Roy Spencer, reader / Stephen Thorne, reader / David Timson, reader / Patience Tomlinson, reader / Simon Weir, reader / Peter Yapp, reader
Cat. NA320612

DOYLE: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, V
The Adventures of the Beryl Coronet • The Boscombe Valley Mystery • The Reigate Squire • The Yellow Face
David Timson, reader
Cat. NA326612

Naxos CD Box Set

DVORAK: Complete Solo Piano Music
Cat. 8.505205


KOPPEL: Orchestral Works, Vol. 4
Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 45 • Prelude to a Symphony, Op. 105 • Symphony No. 5, Op. 60
Nina Kavtaradze, piano / Aalborg Symphony Orchestra / Moshe Atzmon, conductor
Cat. 8.226027


STRAUSS, RICHARD: Ariadne auf Naxos (Munich Festival 1965) (PAL)
Ariadne auf Naxos
Reri Grist, soprano / Hildegard Hillebrecht, soprano / Jess Thomas, tenor / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Karl Bohm, conductor
Not available in North and South America.

Herbie Hancock Special with Bobby McFerrin and Michael Brecker (PAL)
Herbie Hancock Special with Bobby McFerrin and Michael Brecker
Michael Brecker, saxophone / Al Foster, drumset / Herbie Hancock, piano / Bobby McFerrin, vocals
Not available in North and South America.

Voices of Our Time: Grace Bumbry (PAL)
Voices of Our Time: Grace Bumbry
Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano / Helmut Deutsch, piano
Not available in North and South America.

Arthaus Musik DVD

MOZART: Symphonies
Symphony in D major, K 504, "“Prague”" • Symphony in E flat major, K 543
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Gerd Albrecht, conductor / David Zinman, conductor
Cat. 100083

MOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro
Le Nozze di Figaro
Nucci Condo, mezzo-soprano / Ileana Cotrubas, soprano / Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano / Benjamin Luxon, baritone / Marius Rintzler, baritone / Knut Skram, baritone / Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano / Glyndebourne Festival Chorus / London Philharmonic Orchestra / John Pritchard, conductor
Cat. 101089

EuroArts DVD

J. S. BACH: The Art of Fugue
Cello Suites No. 1 and No. 5 • The Art of Fugue
Anner Bylsma, cello / Keller Quartet
Cat. 2050759
Available only in North America.

Abbado in Lurcerne
La Mer • Suite from “Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien”
Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Claudio Abbado, conductor
Cat. 2053469
Available only in North America.

BBC/Opus Arte DVD

Jacqueline Dupre in Portrait (A Christopher Nupen Film)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 • Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70, No. 1
Daniel Barenboim, piano / Jacqueline Dupre, cello / Pinchas Zukerman, violin / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Cat. OACN0902D

MOZART: Cosi fan tutte
Cosi fan tutte
Alessandro Corbelli, bass-baritone / Claudio Desderi, bass / Daniela Dessi, soprano / Jozef Kundlak, tenor / Adelina Scarabelli, soprano / Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano / Scala Theatre Chorus / Scala Theatre Orchestra / Ricardo Muti, conductor
Cat. OALS3006D

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