Newsletter No.92
January 5, 2005
  New Reviews

Every day we add new reviews of our recordings to We present a weekly sampling of these under the heading 'Reviews' and invite you to read what the critics are saying about Naxos.

  January 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.
REICHA: Wind Quintets, Op. 88, No. 5 and Op. 91, No. 1
Wind Quintet in B flat major, Op. 88, No. 5 • Wind Quintet in C major, Op. 91, No. 1
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Cat. 8.554227
Chiapanecas (arr. R. Hayman) • Chiquita Banana • Cielito Lindo (arr. R. Hayman) • El sol que tu eres • Gitaneiras • Granada and others
Richard Hayman Orchestra / Richard Hayman, conductor
Cat. 8.555026
4 Pieces pour la guitare • 5 Bagatelles • 5 Impromptus • Elegy • Farewell to Stromness (arr. T. Walker) • Sonatina, Op. 52 and others
Graham Anthony Devine, guitar
Cat. 8.557040
Alle furf (All five) • Aus tiefer Not (Out of the depths) • Basse Danse, "La gatta" • Basse Danse, "La Magdalena" • Canto dei lanzi allegri (Song of the Merry Lansquenets) • Der gestreifft Dantz - Gassenhauer (The Strummed Dance - Popular Melody) and others
Harmut Hein, baritone / Martin Hummel, baritone / Hedos Ensemble / Il Curioso / Bernhard Bohm, conductor
Cat. 8.557138
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony / Temporal Variations / Suite on English Folk Tunes
A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41 (arr. C. Matthews) • Lachrymae, Op. 48a • Simple Symphony, Op. 4 • Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90, "A time there was..." • Temporal Variations (orch. C. Matthews)
Nicholas Daniel, oboe / Philip Dukes, viola / Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano / Northern Sinfonia / Steuart Bedford, conductor
Cat. 8.557205
BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Jeno Jando, piano
Cat. 8.557268
RODRIGO: Piano Music, Vol. 1
2 Berceuses (2 Lullabies) • 4 Estampas andaluzas (4 Andalusian Pictures) • 4 Piano Pieces • 5 Piezas del siglo XVI (5 Pieces of the 16th Century) • A l’ombre de Torre Bermeja (In the Shadow of the Crimson Tower) • Air de ballet sur le nom d'une jeune fille (Ballet Theme on a Young Girl’s Name) and others
Artur Pizarro, piano
Cat. 8.557272
ALFVEN: Symphony No. 4, Op. 39 / Festival Overture, Op. 52
Festival Overture, Op. 52 • Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 39, "From the Outermost Skerries"
Sigrun Edvaldsdottir, violin / Arndis Halla, soprano / Kristjan Stephensen, cor anglais / Richard Talkowsky, cello / Johann Valdimarsson, tenor / Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Niklas Willen, conductor
Cat. 8.557284
WEBERN: Symphony, Op. 21 / Six Pieces, Op. 6 / Concerto for Nine Instruments, Op. 24
3 Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11 • 3 Songs, Op. 18 • 3 Volkstexte (Traditional Rhymes), Op. 17 • 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7 • 5 Canons on Latin Texts, Op. 16 • 6 Pieces, Op. 6 (revised version) and others
David Fedele, flute / Jennifer Frautschi, violin / Christopher Gekker, trumpet / Daniel Goble, tenor saxophone / Stephen Gosling, piano / Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble / Philharmonia Orchestra / Robert Craft, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557530
BOCCHERINI: Cello Concertos, Nos. 9-12
Cello Concerto No. 10 in D major, G. 483 • Cello Concerto No. 11 in C major, G. 573 • Cello Concerto No. 12 in E flat major, G. deest • Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, G. 482
Raphael Wallfisch, cello / Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Ward, conductor
Cat. 8.557589
Bach for Meditation
'Jesu bleibet meine Freude', from Cantata, BWV 147 (arr. M. Hess) • Ave Maria • Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Prelude • Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Sinfonia • Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV 1043: Largo ma non tanto • Concerto in D minor (after the Oboe Concerto by A. Marcello), BWV 974: Adagio (arr. E. Voorhorst) and others
Petri Alanko, flute / Eteri Andjaparidze, piano / Joseph Banowetz, piano / Hae Won Chang, piano / Nicholas Goluses, guitar / Budapest Strings / Camerata Cassovia / Capella Istropolitana / Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Budapest / Oliver Dohnanyi, conductor / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor / Geza Oberfrank, conductor / Robert Stankovsky, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557650
Mozart for Meditation
Adagio in E major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 261 • Andante in C major, K. 315 (arr. N. Mercz) • Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618 • Divertimento No. 15 in B flat major, K. 287: Adagio • Divertimento No. 2 in D major, K. 131: Adagio • Flute and Harp Concerto, K. 299: II. Andantino and others
Janos Balint, flute / Priti Coles, soprano / Jean Claude Gerard, flute / Jeno Jando, piano / Nora Mercz, harp / Kosice Teachers' Choir / Villa Musica Ensemble / German Wind Soloists / Camerata Cassovia / Capella Istropolitana / Concentus Hungaricus / Matyas Antal, conductor / Richard Edlinger, conductor / Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor / Andras Ligeti, conductor / Harald Nerat, conductor / Johannes Wildner, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557651
Early Music for Meditation
Belle qui tiens ma vie • Carmina Burana: Axe Phebus aureo • Carmina Burana: Katerine collaudemus • Fantasia sexta • Guardame les vacas • L'Orfeo, Act III: Possente spirto (excerpt) and others
Anna Caterina Antonacci, mezzo-soprano / Carmen Cano, mezzo-soprano / Alessandro Carmignani, tenor / Joseph Payne, organ / Shirley Rumsey, guitar / The Scholars of London / Accentus Ensemble / Oni Wytars Ensemble / Unicorn Ensemble / Rose Consort of Viols / San Petronio Cappella Musicale Soloists / San Petronio Cappella Musicale Orchestra / Sergio Vartolo, conductor / Thomas Wimmer, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557652
Gregorian Chant for Meditation
Communiones: Circuibo • Communiones: Dicit Dominus: Implete hydrias • Communiones: Dominus firmamentum meum • Communiones: Gustate et videte (Psalmus 33) • Communiones: Qui manducat • Gradualia: Dirigatur and others
Nova Schola Gregoriana / Alberto Turco, conductor
Cat. 8.557653
NAZARETH: Tangos, Waltzes and Polkas
Ameno Reseda • Apanhei-te Cavaquinho (I Have Grabbed You, Cavaquinho!) • Brejeiro (Mischievous) • Confidencias (Confidences) • Eponina • Escorregando (Going Down Well) and others
Iara Behs, piano
Cat. 8.557687
  Naxos Opera
KALMAN: Csardasfurstin (Die) (The Gypsy Princess)
Das Hollandweibchen: Lockend soll ertonen Dir ein feurig Lied • Der Teufelsreiter: Grand Palotas de la Reine • Der Zigeunerprimas: Dorfkinder • Der Zigeunerprimas: Vive le roi • Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess) • Die Faschingsfee: Hollaho, hollaho, wir kommen zurecht
Karl-Michael Ebner, tenor / Mojca Erdmann, soprano / Heinz Holecek, bass / 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
MCKAY: Violin Concerto / Sinfonietta No. 4 / Song Over the Great Plains
Sinfonietta No. 4 • Song Over the Great Plains • Suite on Sixteenth Century Hymn Tunes • Violin Concerto
Ludmilla Kovaleva, piano / Brian Reagin, violin / Ukraine National Radio Symphony Orchestra / John McLaughlin Williams, conductor
Cat. 8.559225
  Naxos American Jewish Music
BRUBECK: Gates of Justice (The)
The Gates of Justice
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone / Tom Hall, choirmaster / Alberto Mizrahi, cantor / Baltimore Choral Arts Society / Dave Brubeck Trio / Russell Gloyd, conductor
Cat. 8.559414
Available only in North America.
Cantor Benzion Miller Sings Cantorial Concert Masterpieces
Der Khazn un der Gabe • Ezrat • Hammavdil • Hashir Shehalviyyim • Havdala • Hayyom T’amtzeinu and others
Benzion Miller, cantor / Vienna Boys Choir / Chorus Viennensis / Vienna Chamber Orchestra / Barcelona Symphony-National Orchestra of Catalonia / Oxford Philomusica / Elli Jaffe, conductor / Marios Papadopoulos, conductor / Gerard Wirth, conductor / Jorge Mester, conductor
Cat. 8.559416
Available only in North America.
  Naxos DVD Audio
SHOSTAKOVICH: Hamlet, Op. 116
Hamlet, Op. 116 (Suite, Op. 116a; arr. L. Atovmian)
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 5.110062
  Naxos SACD
KALMAN: Csardasfurstin (Die) (The Gypsy Princess)
Das Hollandweibchen: Lockend soll ertonen Dir ein feurig Lied • Der Teufelsreiter: Grand Palotas de la Reine • Der Zigeunerprimas: Dorfkinder • Der Zigeunerprimas: Vive le roi • Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess) • Die Faschingsfee: Hollaho, hollaho, wir kommen zurecht
Karl-Michael Ebner, tenor / Mojca Erdmann, soprano / Heinz Holecek, bass / Yvonne Kalman / Marko Kathol, tenor / Slovak Philharmonic Choir / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Richard Bonynge, conductor and others
Cat. 6.110075-76
  Great Opera Recordings
BELLINI: Norma (Callas, Filippeschi) (1953)
Norma • Norma, Act I Scene 1: Ite sul colle, o Druidi! • Norma, Act I Scene 1: Meco all'altar di Venice - Me protegge! • Norma, Act I Scene 1: Sediziose voci - Casta diva - Ah! bello a me ritorna • Norma, Act I Scene 1: Sgombra e la sacra selva • Norma, Act II Scene 1: Mira, o Norma and others
Giovanni Breviaro, tenor / Maria Callas, soprano / Paolo Caroli, tenor / Rina Cavallari, soprano / Gina Cigna, soprano / New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus / Milan La Scala Chorus / Turin E.I.A.R. Chorus / New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Milan La Scala Orchestra / Studio Orchestra / Turin E.I.A.R. Orchestra / Tullio Serafin, conductor / Giulio Setti, conductor / Carlo Sabajno, conductor / Vittorio Gui, conductor and others
Cat. 8.110325-27
  Naxos Historical Recordings
GIGLI, Beniamino: Milan, London and Berlin Recordings (1933-1935)
Addio, bel sogno • Andrea Chenier, Act III: Si, fu soldato • Carmen, Act II: La fleur que tu m'avais jetee • Cavalleria rusticana: Mamma, quel vino e generoso • Elegie • L'elisir d'amore, Act II: Una furtiva lagrima and others
Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Iva Pacetti, soprano / Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Milan La Scala Orchestra / John Barbirolli Orchestra / John Barbirolli, conductor / Dino Olivieri, conductor / Franco Ghione, conductor / Carlo Sabajno, conductor / Alois Melichar, conductor
Cat. 8.110269
VERDI: Traviata (La) (Callas, Albanese, Savarese) (1953)
La traviata
Francesco Albanese, tenor / Alberto Albertini, baritone / Gino Bianchi, baritone / Maria Callas, soprano / Mariano Caruso, tenor / CETRA Chorus / Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Turin / Gabriele Santini, conductor and others
Cat. 8.110300-01
SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet, Op. 44 / BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 2 (Curzon, Budapest Quartet) (1951-1952)
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26 • Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
Clifford Curzon, piano / Budapest String Quartet
Cat. 8.110306
VIVALDI: 12 Violin Concertos, Op. 8 / The Four Seasons (Kaufman) (1947, 1950)
Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring)• Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer) • Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn) • Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter) • Violin Concerto in E flat major, Op. 8, No. 5, RV 253, "La tempesta di mare" and more
Anthony Casuccio, Restoration Engineer
Cat. 8.110297-98
HAYDN: Symphony No. 88 / MOZART: Symphony No. 40 (Toscanini) (1938-1939)
Symphony No. 88 in G major • Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 • String Quartet in F major, Op. 135 (orchestral arr.) • Moto Perpetuo, Op. 11 (arr. A. Toscanini) • William Tell Overture
NBC Symphony Orchestra / Arturo Toscanini, conductor / Mark Obert-Thorn, producer and audio restoration engineer
Cat. 8.110895
  Naxos Nostalgia
PINZA, Ezio: Some Enchanted Evening (1949-1954)
All The Things You Are • Bali Ha'i • Everything I Have Is Yours • I Still See Elisa • I'll See You In My Dreams • Just A Kiss Apart and others
Ezio Pinza, bass / The Sons of the Pioneers / Guadalajara Trio / Johnny Green Orchestra / Lehman Engel Orchestra / Norman Leyden Orchestra / Donald Voorhees Orchestra / Salvatore dell'Isola Orchestra / Donald Voorhees, conductor / Johnny Green, conductor / Lehman Engel, conductor / Salvatore dell'Isola, conductor / Norman Leyden, conductor
Cat. 8.120643
Not available in the United States.
(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock • 5-10-15 Hours • Caldonia • Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee • Good Rockin' Tonight • Hearts Of Stone and others
Bill Black, bass guitar / Jackie Brentson, vocals / Ruth Brown, vocals / Ray Charles, vocals / Fats Domino, piano / Studio ensemble / The Ravens / Louis Jordan Tympany Five / The Orioles / Stick McGhee Buddies / Kansas City Bill Orchestra and others
Cat. 8.120801
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
ELLINGTON, Duke: Jump For Joy (1941-1942)
A Slip Of The Up • Blue Serge • Chelsea Bridge • Chocolate Shake • Dear Old Southland • I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good and others
Ivie Anderson, vocals / Duke Ellington, piano / Herb Jeffries, vocals / Ray Nance, vocals / Billy Strayhorn, piano / Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cat. 8.120743
Not available in the United States.
HAWKINS, Coleman: Bean At The Met (1943-1945)
'S Wonderful • Bean At The Met • Bean Stalking • Beyond The Blue Horizon • Bu-Dee-Daht • Disorder At The Border and others
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone / Teddy Wilson, piano / Coleman Hawkins Quintet / Coleman Hawkins All American 5 / Charlie Shavers All American 5 / Coleman Hawkins Orchestra
Cat. 8.120744
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational
Discover Music of the Romantic Era
Don Carlo: E lui... Dio che nell'alma infondere • Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel), D. 118 • Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2 • Kamarinskaya • La Cenerentola: Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto • Lucia di Lammermoor: Spargi d'amaro pianto and others
Giacomo Aragall, tenor / Joseph Banowetz, piano / Idil Biret, piano / Pascal Devoyon, piano / Peter Hill, piano / Hungarian State Opera Chorus / Kodaly QuartetBBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Hungarian State Opera Orchestra / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / San Diego Symphony Orchestra / Anthony Bramall, conductor / Oliver Dohnanyi, conductor / Bela Drahos, conductor / Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor / Michael Halasz, conductor and others
Cat. 8.558155-56
  Naxos AudioBooks
SARDAR / DAVIES: American Dream, Global Nightmare
American Dream, Global Nightmare
Merryl Wyn Davies, reader
Cat. NA436212
DANTE: The Divine Comedy: Inferno - Purgatory - Paradise
The Divine Comedy: Inferno - Purgatory - Paradise
Cat. NAX31512
CONAN-DOYLE: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vol. I – VI
Read by David Timson
Cat. NAX35312
DANTE: Inferno
Read by Heathcote Williams
Cat. NA431712
DANTE: Purgatory
Read by Heathcote Williams
Cat. NA431612
DANTE: Paradise
Read by Heathcote Williams
Cat. NA431812
BENEDICT FLYNN (repackaged):
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

Read by Sean Bean
Cat. NA213812
MARK TWAIN (repackaged)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Read by Garrick Hagon
Cat. NA207312
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