Newsletter No.89
October 5, 2004
  Naxos News
Naxos Film Music Classics disc receives German Record Critic's Award

Naxos' recently released disc of Shostakovich: Hamlet (8.557446) has been awarded the prestigious German Record Critic's Award. The jurors of this prestigious prize, which is awarded quarterly, judged the CD to be an artistically oustanding new release and have thus included it in their Quarterly Critics' Choice.

Inaugurated in 1963 in order to set the "most rigorous standards for supreme achievement" in the field of recording, the award's jury comprises 114 music critics, writers and editors in the German-speaking countries who are actively involved in the assessment of CDs and DVDs. The aim of the jury's work is to provide lovers of all types of music and audio-books with what, to the best of their knowledge and belief, is an honest guide to new releases of true artistic significance.

With its Quarterly Critics' Choice ("Bestenliste") the German Record Critics' Award recommends new releases which merit special attention either for the quality of interpretation or creativity, or for their value to the repertoire. These lists provide a candid picture of new releases which, in the jury's opinion, are of outstanding importance when judged on purely artistic grounds.
  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.

  October 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.
STANFORD: Requiem / The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan
Requiem, Op. 63 • The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan (excerpts)
Mark Duley, choirmaster / Peter Kerr, tenor / Virginia Kerr, soprano / Nigel Leeson-Williams, bass / Frances Lucey, soprano / Colette McGahon, mezzo-soprano / RTE Philharmonic Choir / Ireland National Symphony Orchestra / Adrian Leaper, conductor / Colman Pearce, conductor
Cat. 8.555201-02
KOEHNE: Orchestral Works
Elevator Music • Inflight Entertainment • Powerhouse • Unchained Melody
Diana Doherty, oboe / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Cat. 8.555847
All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, "Vespers"
Eugen Antoni, tenor / Raisa Palmu, soprano / Erja Wimeri, contralto / Finnish National Opera Chorus / Eric-Olof Soderstrom, conductor
Cat. 8.555908
SCHEIDEMANN: Organ Works, Vol. 5
Angelus ad pastores ait (after Lassus) • Confitemini Domino primo (after Lassus) • Fuga in D minor • Kyrie dominicale • Magnificat IV Toni • Magnificat VIII Toni (second version) and others
Julia Brown, organ
Cat. 8.557054
HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 37-40
Symphony No. 37 in C major • Symphony No. 38 in C major • Symphony No. 39 in G minor • Symphony No. 40 in F major
Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor
Cat. 8.557093
BOMTEMPO: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
Symphony No. 1, Op. 11 • Symphony No. 2
Algarve Orchestra / Álvaro Cassuto, conductor
Cat. 8.557163
DONOSTIA: Piano Music
Andante para una sonata vasca: alla classica (Andante for a Basque Sonata) • Errimina - Nostalgie (Nostalgia) • Euskal Preludioak (Basque Preludes) • Homenaje a Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga • Menuet Basque • Priere plaintive a Notre-Dame de Socorri (Heartfelt Prayer to Our Lady of Socorri) and others
Jordi Maso, piano
Cat. 8.557228
Night at the Opera (A)
Ariadne auf Naxos: Seien wir wieder gut! • Don Carlo: O Carlo, ascolta, la madre t'aspetta • Don Carlo: Son io, mio Carlo • Don Giovanni: La ci darem la mano • Faust: Alerte, alerte! • Faust: Quel trouble inconnu me penetre? and others
Kristine Jepson, mezzo-soprano / Mariusz Kwiecien, baritone / Matthew Polenzani, tenor / Valerian Ruminski, bass / Indra Thomas, soprano / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Rosenkrans, conductor
Cat. 8.557309
MOZART / CRUSELL / BACH, J.C.: Music for Oboe and Strings
Divertimento in C major, Op. 9 • Oboe Quartet in B flat major, B. 60 • Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370 • Oboe Quintet in C minor, K. 406 (K. 388)
Max Artved, oboe / Elise Batnes, violin / Dimitri Golovanov, viola / Lars Holm Johansen, cello / Tue Lautrup, viola / Tue Lautrup, violin
Cat. 8.557361
SCULTHORPE: Earth Cry / Piano Concerto / Kakadu
Earth Cry • From Oceania • Kakadu • Memento Mori • Piano Concerto
William Barton, didgeridoo / Maria Anna Cislovska, piano / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 8.557382
BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 / Serenade, Op. 75
Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 • Serenade in A minor, Op. 75
Maxim Fedotov, violin / Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557395
MAXWELL DAVIES: Naxos Quartets Nos. 1 and 2
Naxos Quartet No. 1 • Naxos Quartet No. 2
Maggini Quartet
Cat. 8.557396
VIVALDI: Dixit Dominus, RV 595 / Gloria, RV 588
Dixit Dominus, RV 595 • Jubilate, o amoeni chori, RV 639 - Gloria, RV 588 • Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630
Jane Archibald, soprano / Michele de Boer, soprano / Nils Brown, tenor / Anita Krause, mezzo-soprano / Peter Mahon, counter-tenor / Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone / Aradia Chorus / Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 8.557445
Viola (The Art of the)
Duo for Viola and Cello in E flat major, "With Two Eyeglasses", WoO 32 • Harpsichord Suite No. 7 in G minor: Passacaglia (arr. J. Halvorsen) • Lachrymae, Op. 48 • Marchenerzahlungen, Op. 132 • Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4
Madoka Inui, piano / Milan Karanovic, cello / Alexandra Koll, violin / Heinrich Koll, viola / Peter Schmidl, clarinet
Cat. 8.557606
  Naxos Opera
WEINBERGER: Svanda Dudak
Svanda Dudak (Svanda the Bagpiper)
Ivan Choupenitch, tenor / Vicenc Esteve, tenor / Larisa Kostyuk, mezzo-soprano / Pavel Kozel, baritone / Lubomir Matl, choirmaster / Wexford Festival Opera Chorus / Belarussian National Philharmonic Orchestra / Julian Reynolds, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660146-47
ROSSINI: Maometto Secondo
Maometto secondo (1822 Venice version)
Massimiliano Barbolini, tenor / Anna Rita Gemmabella, contralto / Antonio de Gobbi, bass / Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade, soprano / Jan Ocetek, choirmaster / Cesare Ruta, tenor / Denis Sedov, bass / Czech Philharmonic Choir, Brno / Czech Chamber Soloists, Brno / Brad Cohen, conductor
Cat. 8.660149-51
  Naxos 21st Century Classics
LEFANU: Catena / String Quartet No. 2 / Clarinet Concertino
Cancion de la Luna • Catena for Eleven Solo Strings • Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra • String Quartet No. 2
Nicholas Clapton, counter-tenor / Fiona Cross, clarinet / Goldberg Ensemble / Malcolm Layfield, conductor
Cat. 8.557389
  Naxos American Classics
ADAMS: Shaker Loops / Wound Dresser / Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Berceuse elegiaque • Shaker Loops • Short Ride in a Fast Machine • The Wound-Dresser
Nathan Gunn, baritone / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, conductor
Cat. 8.559031
TATUM: Improvisations
Aunt Hagar’s Blues • Cherokee • Elegy • Emaline • Get Happy • Hallelujah and others
Steven Mayer, piano
Cat. 8.559130
BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Songs of Experience, Volume I • Songs of Experience, Volume II • Songs of Innocence
Christine Brewer, soprano / Measha Brueggergosman, soprano / Ilana Davidson, soprano / Nmon Ford, baritone / Nathan Lee Graham, narrator / Michigan State University Children's Choir / Michigan University Chamber Choir / Michigan University Choir / Michigan University Musical Society Choral Union / Michigan University Orpheus Singers / Contemporary Directions Ensemble / Michigan University Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559216-18
  Marco Polo
STRAUSS I, J.: Edition - Vol. 5
Bayaderen-Galoppe, Op. 52 (Lieblings-Galoppe, No. 36) • Benefice-Walzer, Op. 33 • Contratanze, Op. 54 • Contredanses, Op. 44 • Das Fest der Handwerker (Galopp) • Der Raub der Sabinerinnen, Charakteristisches Tongemalde, Op. 43 and others
Slovak Sinfonietta / Christian Pollack, conductor
Cat. 8.225281
  Naxos DVD Audio
VIVALDI: Dixit Dominus / Nulla in mundo pax (Sacred Choral Music, Vol. 1)
Dixit Dominus • Gloria - Jubilate • Nulla in mundo pax in E major, RV 630
Aradia Chorus / Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 5.110064
  Naxos SACD
VIVALDI: Dixit Dominus / Nulla in mundo pax (Sacred Choral Music, Vol. 1)
Dixit Dominus • Gloria - Jubilate • Nulla in mundo pax in E major, RV 630
Aradia Chorus / Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon, conductor
Cat. 6.110064
Vespers, Op. 37
Finnish National Opera Chorus / Eric-Olof Soderstrom, conductor
Cat. 6.110067
  Great Singers
McCormack, John: Acoustic Victor Recordings, Vol. 1 (1910)
Annie Laurie • Carmen: Il fior che avevi a me dato • Come Back to Erin • Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes (Old English Air) • Faust: Salve dimora, casta e pura • Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded? (Old Irish Air) and others
John McCormack, tenor / Mario Sammarco, baritone / Victor Orchestra
Cat. 8.110328
  Great Opera Recordings
Opera Explained: An Introduction to PUCCINI Turandot
Cat. 8.558157
  Liszt Complete Piano Music
LISZT: Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Transcription)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral", piano transcription, S464/R128
Konstantin Scherbakov, piano
Cat. 8.557366
  Naxos Historical Recordings
MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana (Milanov, Bjorling) (1953)
Cavalleria Rusticana
Jussi Bjorling, tenor / Carol Brice, contralto / Robert Merrill, baritone / Zinka Milanov, soprano / Margaret Roggero, mezzo-soprano / Robert Shaw Chorale / RCA Victor Orchestra / Renato Cellini, conductor
Cat. 8.110261
Busoni and His Pupils (1922-1952)
Albumblatt No. 3: In der Art eines Choralvorspiels • Chorale Prelude, "Rejoice, Beloved Christians" (piano trans. F. Busoni) • Ecossaise in E flat major (piano trans. F. Busoni) • Elegy No. 2: All'Italia! In modo napolitano • Etude in E minor, Op. 25, No. 5 • Etude in G flat major, Op. 10, No. 5, "Black Key" and others
Ferruccio Busoni, piano / Egon Petri, piano / Edward Weiss, piano / Michael von Zadora, piano
Cat. 8.110777
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 / WAGNER: Parsifal Prelude (Furtwangler) (1937-1939)
Parsifal: Prelude (Act I) - Good Friday Spell (Act III) • Symphonic Concerto in B minor: Adagio solemne • Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Edwin Fischer, piano / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwangler, conductor
Cat. 8.110879
  Naxos Nostalgia
Children's Favourites, Vol. 2: Original Recordings (1933-1952)
(All I Want For Christmas Is) My Two Front Teeth • Animal Fair • Bozo's Laughing Song • Buckingham Palace • Christopher Robin (Vespers) • Daffy Duck's Rhapsody and others
Mel Blanc, vocals / Rosemary Clooney, vocals / Pinto Colvig, vocals / Billy Costello, vocals / Victor Jory, vocals / BBC Male Choir / Calliope & Sound Effects / The Fontane SistersBilly May Orchestra / Clifford Greenwood Orchestra / Danish Melodi Light Orchestra / Johnny Green Orchestra / Lehman Engel Orchestra / Leon Barzin, conductor / Hubert Clifford, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120777
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
Ellington, Duke: Cotton Tail (1940)
A Portrait of Bert Williams • Across the Track Blues • Bojangles • Chlo-e • Concerto for Cootie (Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me) • Cotton Tail and others
Duke Ellington, piano / Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cat. 8.120738
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Blues Legends
SMITH, Bessie: Empty Bed Blues (1927-1928)
After You've Gone • Alexander's Ragtime Band • Devil's Gonna Get You • Empty Bed Blues • Foolish Man Blues • I Used to Be Your Sweet Mama and others
June Cole, tuba / Demas Dean, trumpet / Ernest Elliott, clarinet / Ernest Elliott, saxophone / Bob Fuller, clarinet / Bessie Smith Band / Bessie Smith Blue Boys and others
Cat. 8.120725
  Naxos Historical CD Box Set
Complete Caruso (The)
Cat. 8.101201
Kathleen Ferrier Sings Mahler
Cat. 8.102003
Yehudi Menuhin Plays the Great Concertos
Cat. 8.104003
On This Planet
Thomas Sandberg, ATHELAS Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Morten Ryelund

Cat. 2.110401
  Naxos World
INDONESIA/CANADA Evergreen Club: Sunda Song
Anjeun (You) (arr. Evergreen Club) • Arang Arang (arr. A. Timar) • Jeruk Bali (Sweet Grapefruit) - Kunang Kunang (Fireflies) (arr. Evergreen Club) • Kalangkang (Illusion) (arr. M. Dugan) • Pengkolan (On the Corner) (arr. B. Parsons) • Samagaha (Solar Eclipse) (arr. Evergeen Club) and others
Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan
Cat. 76061-2

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