Newsletter No.91
December 6, 2004
  Naxos News

Breaking News
The Norwegian Sibelius Society has awarded pianist Håvard Gimse with its Sibelius Prize. Included in Mr. Gimse's discography are 5 internationally acclaimed volumes of Jean Sibelius: Complete Piano Works.
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NAXOS CDs AND DVDs WIN 2004 CLASSICAL INTERNET AWARDS,, and announced their Classical Internet Awards earlier this month and selected a number of discs distributed by Naxos as among the best of the year, including releases from Naxos, CPO, Naïve, and Analekta. The Naxos award winners, organized by category are:

Symphony No. 5; Black Sounds; Transcendental Variations
Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra; Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Der Sieger (The Victor)
Beate Koepp (alto); WDR Symphony Orchestra and Choir (Cologne); Michail Jurowski
CPO 999 898-2
Concerto de Québec; ADDINSELL, Warsaw Concerto; GERSHWIN, Concerto in F
Alain Lefèvre (piano); Orchestre symphonique de Québec; Yoav Talmi
AN 2 9814
St. Luke Passion
Izabella Klosinska (soprano); Adam Kruszewski (baritone); Romuald Tesarowicz (bass); Krzysztof Kolberger (Evangelist); Warsaw Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit
Complete Solo Piano Music
Stefan Veselka (piano)
21 songs set to poems by the composer's Austrian contemporaries
Detlef Roth (baritone); Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)
Arias, madrigals, and cantatas by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel, etc.
Sara Mingardo (alto); Monica Bacelli (mezzo-soprano, in "Vorrei baciarti"), Concerto Italiano; Rinaldo Alessandrini
Naïve OP 30395
Complete Organ Works
Friedhelm Flamme (organ)
CPO 777 042-2 (SACD)
BERLIOZ: Les Troyens
Gardiner; Graham, Kunde, Antonacci; Théâtre Châtelet
BBC Opus Arte DVD
OA 0900D
RAMEAU: Platée
Agnew; Delunsch; Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble; Marc Minkowski
  December 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.
SCARLATTI, D.: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 7
Sonata in A major, K.114/L.344/P.141 • Sonata in A major, K.320/L.341/P.335 • Sonata in A major, K.500/L.492/P.358 • Sonata in B flat major, K.360/L.400/P.520 • Sonata in C major, K.422/L.451/P.511 • Sonata in C major, K464/L.151/P.460 and others
Konstantin Scherbakov, piano
Cat. 8.554842
TURINA: Danzas fantasticas / Danzas gitanas / Danzas andaluzas
2 Danzas sobre temas populares espanoles (2 Dances on Traditional Spanish Themes), Op. 41 • 3 Danzas andaluzas (3 Andalusian Dances), Op. 8 • Bailete (Suite of Nineteenth-Century Dances), Op. 79 • Danzas fantasticas (Fantastic Dances), Op. 22 • Danzas gitanas (Gypsy Dances), Op. 55 • Danzas gitanas (Gypsy Dances), Op. 84
Jordi Maso, piano
Cat. 8.557150
CORELLI: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-6, Op. 5
Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 5 • Violin Sonata No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 5 • Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 5 • Violin Sonata No. 4 in F major, Op. 5 • Violin Sonata No. 5 in G minor, Op. 5 • Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 5
Bob van Asperen, harpsichord / Bob van Asperen, organ / Lucy van Dael, violin
Cat. 8.557165
BRITTEN: Serenade, Op. 31 / Nocturne, Op. 60 / Phaedra, Op. 93
Nocturne, Op. 60 • Phaedra, Op. 93 • Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31
Philip Langridge, tenor / Frank Lloyd, horn / Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano / Northern Sinfonia / English Chamber Orchestra / Steuart Bedford, conductor
Cat. 8.557199
DVORAK: American Suite / Silent Woods / Prague Waltzes
5 Prague Waltzes, B. 99 • 7 Interludes for Small Orchestra, B. 15 • Mazurka for Violin and Orchestra, B. 90 (Op. 49) • Nocturne in B major, B. 48 (Op. 40) • Polka in B flat major, B. 114 (Op. 53a/1), "For Prague Students" • Polonaise in E flat major, B. 100 and others
Alexander Trostianski, violin / Dmitry Yablonsky, cello / Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557352
SCULTHORPE: Earth Cry / Piano Concerto / Kakadu
Earth Cry • From Oceania • Kakadu • Memento Mori • Piano Concerto
William Barton, didgeridoo / Tamara Anna Cislovska, piano / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 8.557382
RHEINBERGER: Six Pieces, Op. 150 / Suite for Violin and Organ, Op. 166
6 Pieces for Violin and Organ, Op. 150 • Suite for Violin and Organ, Op. 166
Line Most, violin / Marie Ziener, organ
Cat. 8.557383
SAMMARTINI: Pianto degli Angeli della Pace (Il) / Symphony in E Flat Major
Il pianto degli Angeli della Pace (The Tears of the Angles of Peace), J-C 119 • Symphony in E flat major, J-C 26
Silvia Mapelli, soprano / Filippo Ravizza, harpsichord / Ainhoa Soraluze, mezzo-soprano / Giorgoi Tiboni, tenor / Capriccio Italiano Ensemble / Daniele Ferrari, conductor
Cat. 8.557432
HONEGGER: Miserables (Les) (1934)
Les Miserables (Complete Film Score, 1934)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Adriano, conductor
Cat. 8.557486
SCHOENBERG: Concerto for String Quartet / The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15
A Conversation with Arnold Schoenberg (July 1949) • Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra in B flat major (after Handel's Concerto Grosso, Op. 6/7) • Das Buch der hangenden Garten, Op. 15 • Lied der Waldtaube from Gurre-Lieder (1923 chamber ensemble version) • Suite for Piano, Op. 25
Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano / Christopher Oldfather, piano / Arnold Schoenberg, narrator / Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble / Fred Sherry Quartet / Robert Craft, conductor
Cat. 8.557520
BALAKAUSKAS: Requiem in Memoriam Stasys Lozoraitis
Requiem in Memoriam Stasys Lozoraitis
Vaclovas Augustinas, choirmaster / Judita Leitate, mezzo-soprano / Vilnius Municipal Choir "Jauna Muzika" / Christopher Chamber Orchestra / Donatas Katkus, conductor
Cat. 8.557604
WAGNER, R.: Opera Choruses
Lohengrin, Act II Scene 4: The Bridal Procession • Parsifal, Act I: The Journey to Montsalvat (The Castle of the Guardians of the Grail) • Rienzi, Act II: Chorus of the Messengers of Peace • Tannhauser, Act II Scene 4: The Guests' Procession into the Hall of Song in the Wartburg • The Flying Dutchman, Act III: Chorus of Norwegian Sailors and Girls • The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Act III: Finale (excerpts)
Folke Alin, choirmaster / Lars Cleveman, tenor / John Erik Eleby, bass / Goran Eliasson, tenor / Lennart Forsen, bass / Marianne Hellgren Staykov, soprano / Christina Hornell, choirmaster / Royal Swedish Opera Chorus / Royal Swedish Orchestra / Leif Segerstam, conductor
Cat. 8.557714
MATSUDAIRA: Bugaku Dance Suite / Theme and Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Theme and Variations for Piano and Orchestra • Danza Rituale e Finale (Enbou) • Sa-Mai (Left Dance) • U-Mai (Right Dance) • Danza Rituale e Finale (Chogeishi)
Osaka Century Orchestra / Ken Takaseki, conductor
Cat. 8.555882
  Naxos American Classics
HELPS: Shall We Dance / Piano Quartet / Postlude / Nocturne
Nocturne for String Quartet • Piano Quartet • Postlude for Horn, Violin and Piano • Shall We Dance • The Darkened Valley
Robert Helps, piano / Spectrum Concerts, Berlin
Cat. 8.559199
  Naxos DVD Audio
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasias / Norfolk Rhapsody / In the Fen Country / Concerto Grosso
Concerto Grosso • Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis • Fantasia on Greensleeves • In the Fen Country • Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 5.110053
  Naxos SACD
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasias / Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 / In the Fen Country
Concerto Grosso • Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis • Fantasia on Greensleeves • In the Fen Country • Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 6.110053
MOZART: Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Concerto for Flute and Harp, K. 299
Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major, K. 299 • Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313 • Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314
Patrick Gallois, flute / Fabrice Pierre, harp / Roderick Shaw, harpsichord / Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Patrick Gallois, conductor
Cat. 6.110055
  Great Singers
MELBA, Nellie: American Recordings, Vol. 1 (1907)
Faust: Ah! Je ris de mer voir si belle (Air des bijoux) • Good-bye • Hamlet: A vos jeux, mes amis, permettez-moi de grace (Mad Scene, part 1) • Hamlet: Pale et blonde, dort sous l'eau profunde (Mad Scene, part 2) • Il penseroso: Sweet Bird • La boheme: Donde lieta usci al tuo grido d'amore and others
Enrico Caruso, tenor / Charles Gilibert, baritone / Nellie Melba, piano / Nellie Melba, soprano / Charles K. North, flute / Ada Sassoli, harp / Studio Orchestra / Walter B. Rogers, conductor
Cat. 8.110334
  Naxos Historical Recordings
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 27-29 (Schnabel) (1932-1935)
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 • Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 • Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier"
Artur Schnabel, piano
Cat. 8.110762

HUMPERDINCK: Hansel und Gretel(Schwarzkopf, Karajan)(1953)
Hansel und Gretel
Elisabeth Grummer, soprano / Elisabeth Schwartzkopf, soprano / Josef Metternich, baritone / Maria von Ilosvay, contralto / Else Schurhoff, contralto / Anny Felbermayer, soprano
Bancroft's School Choir / Loughton High School for Girls Choir / Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Hansel und Gretel, Act I: Suse, Liebe Suse, was raschelt in Stroh - Bruderchen, komm tanz' mit mir
Conchita Supervia, mezzo-soprano / Ines Maria Ferraris, soprano / Studio Orchestra / A. Albergoni, conductor
Hansel und Gretel, Act I: Ral la la la... heisa Mutter, ich bin da!
Gerhard Husch, baritone / studio soprano, soprano / Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Hanns Udo Muller, conductor
Hansel und Gretel, Act II (excerpts)
Elisabeth Schumann, soprano / Ernest Lush, piano
Hansel und Gretel, Act III: Hurr hopp hopp hopp (orchestral arr.)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Frieder Weissmann, conductor
Hansel und Gretel, Act III: Juchhei! Nun ist die Hexe tot (Witch Waltz)
Meta Seinemeyer, soprano / Helen Jung, mezzo-soprano / Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Frieder Weissmann, conductor
Cat. 8.110897-98

  Naxos Nostalgia
ANDERSON, Marian: Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit (1930-1947)
Ave Maria, D. 839 • De Gospel Train (arr. H.T. Burleigh) • Dere's No Hidin' Place (arr. L. Brown) • Die Forelle, D. 550 • Elegie • Ev'ry Time I Feel De Spirit (arr. L. Brown) and others
Marian Anderson, contralto / William King, piano / William Primrose, viola / Franz Rupp, piano / Kosti Vehanen, piano / Studio Orchestra
Cat. 8.120779
Not available in the United States.
LOESSER: Guys and Dolls (Original 1950 Broadway Cast) / Where's Charley? (Excerpts)
Guys and Dolls • Guys and Dolls: Sue Me (alternative version) • Guys and Dolls: The Three-Cornered Tune (alternative version; arr. from "Fugue for Tinhorns") • Where's Charley?: Baby It's Cold Outside • Where's Charley?: Make a Miracle • Where's Charley?: My Darling, My Darling and others
Robert Alda, vocals / Morey Amsterdam, vocals / Isabel Bigley, vocals / Vivian Blaine, vocals / Ray Bolger, vocals / Original Broadway Cast Chorus / Sy Oliver Chorus / The Starlighters / Norrie Paramor Chorus / Studio Orchestra / Paul Weston Orchestra / Henri Rene Orchestra / Sy Oliver Orchestra / Original Broadway Cast Orchestra / Al Goodman Orchestra / Norrie Paramor Orchestra / Irving Actman, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120786
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
REINHARDT, Django: Americans in Paris (1935-1937)
Avalon • Baby Won't You Please Come Home • Big Boy Blues • Bill Coleman Blues • Bugle Call Rag • Crazy Rhythm and others
Roger Chaput, guitar / Bill Coleman, trumpet / Stephane Grappelli, violin / Coleman Hawkins, saxophone / Wilson Myers, double bass / Hot Club of France Quintet / Coleman Hawkins All Star Jam Band / Garnet Clark Hot Clubs Four / Dicky Wells Orchestra / Bill Coleman Orchestra / Michel Warlop Orchestra / Michel Warlop, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120734
Not available in the United States.
KRUPA, Gene: Let Me Off Uptown (1939-1945)
After You've Gone • Alreet • Boogie Blues • Drum Boogie • Feelin' Fancy • Georgia On My Mind and others
Irene Daye, vocals / Roy Eldridge, vocals / Gene Krupa, drumset / Anita O'Day, vocals / Charlie Ventura, saxophone / Gene Krupa Orchestra
Cat. 8.120749
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational
Art & Music: Goya - Music of His Time
Caprice in A minor, Op. 1, No. 24 • Daphnis et Egle (Suite): Ouverture • Fidelio, Op. 72: Prisoners' Chorus, "O welche Lust" • Guitar Quintet, G. 453: IV. 12 Variations on "La ritirata di Madrid" • Il duca di Foix: Overture • Il re pastore, K. 208: Overture and others
Laurence Cummings, harpsichord / Gyorgy Eder, cello / Ilya Kaler, violin / Norbert Kraft, guitar / Ewa Podles, mezzo-soprano / Gilbert Rowland, harpsichord / Zoltan Tokos, guitar / Capella Brugensis / Radio Svizzera Italiana Choir / Hungarian Radio Chorus / Gruppo Vocale Cantemus / Danubius Quartet / Kodaly Quartet / Capella Istropolitana / Capella Savaria / Collegium Instrumentale Brugense / Radio Svizzera Italiana Orchestra / Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia / Algarve Orchestra / Álvaro Cassuto, conductor / Diego Fasolis, conductor / Michael Halasz, conductor / Barry Wordsworth, conductor / Alberto Zedda, conductor / Mary Terey-Smith, conductor
Cat. 8.558178
  EuroArts DVD
BACH-KUHNAU: Magnificat
Cantata "Meine Seel erhebet den Herrn", BWV 10 • Magnificat in C major • Magnificat in E flat major, BWV 243a
Amsterdam Baroque Choir / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra / Ton Koopman, conductor
Cat. 2053419
HEINZE Hans Werner: L'Upupa
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Markus Stenz, conductor
Cat. 2053929
Brno National Theatre Chorus / Brno National Theatre Corps de Ballet / Brno National Theatre Orchestra / Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Cat. 2054059
A Gershwin Night
An American in Paris
Rhapsody in Blue
Concerto in F

Marcus Roberts, piano / Roland Guerin, bass / Jason Marsalis, drums / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Cat. 2053098
Daniel Barenboim 50 Years on Stage
Jubilee Concert in Buenos Aires / Documentary: "Multiple Identities"
Cat. 2050429
MAHLER: Symphony No.9
Symphony No.9
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra / Claudio Abbado, conductor
Cat. 2054009

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