Newsletter No.87
August 2, 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

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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.

  August 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.
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
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
AKUTAGAWA: Trinita Sinfonica
Ellora Symphony • Rhapsody • Trinita Sinfonica
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Cat. 8.555975
Available only in Japan.
Chill with Debussy
Arabesque No. 1 • Children's Corner (orch. Andre Caplet) • Danse profane • Estampes: Pagodes (orch. Andre Caplet) • Images II: Poissons d'or • 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: Sunrise • Jeux d'eau • Le tombeau de Couperin: Menuet • Ma mere l'oye • Menuet sur le nom de Haydn • Miroirs: Une barque sur l'ocean 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 / Duke Quartet and others
Cat. 8.557559-60
Guitar Recital: Pablo Sainz Villegas
5 Anecdotas • Castillos de Espana: Torija - Siguenza • En los trigales • Fantasia: Interlude in Cantares • Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy • Hommage a Tarrega, Op. 69 and others
Pablo Sainz, guitar
Cat. 8.557596
  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 / Slovak Philharmonic Choir / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Richard Bonynge, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660105-06
Available only in Australia.
  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 / Luton Choral Society / Royal Philharmonic Chorus / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Beecham, conductor and others
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
  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 Educational Products
Opera Explained: ROSSINI - Tancredi (Simillie)
Opera Explained: ROSSINI - Tancredi
David Timson, narrator
Cat. 8.558121
  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 / and others
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: Symphony No. 5 / Piano Concerto No. 3
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)
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
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
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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