Newsletter No.97
June 1, 2005
  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.

  June 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.
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Soave sia il vento (Closer) • Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, "Trout": Theme with Variations: Andantino (Spider-Man 2) • Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4 (The Notebook) • Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Sideways) • Rigoletto: La donna e mobile (The Punisher) • String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 33, No. 2, "Joke": Scherzo (National Treasure) and others
Various artists
Cat. 8.556814
5 German Dances and 7 Trios with Coda, D. 90 • String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887, Op. 161
Kodaly Quartet
Cat. 8.557125
America: an Epic Rhapsody • Suite hebraique
Elena Matusova, choirmaster / Hagai Shaham, violin / Lucnica Chorus / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Atlas Camerata Orchestra / Dalia Atlas, conductor
Cat. 8.557151
BUXTEHUDE: Organ Music, Vol. 4
Ach Gott und Herr, BuxWV 177 (version 1) • Ach Gott und Herr, BuxWV 177 (version 2) • Canzonetta in D minor, BuxWV 168 • Canzonetta in E minor, BuxWV 169 • Canzonetta in G major, BuxWV 171 • Danket dem Herrn, BuxWV 181 (version 1) and others
Craig Cramer, organ
Cat. 8.557195
Occasional Overture • Prelude and Fugue, Op. 29 • The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10
London Symphony Orchestra / English Chamber Orchestra / Steuart Bedford, conductor
Cat. 8.557200
L’Homme et son desir, Op. 48 • La Creation du monde, Op. 81 • Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 • Suite provencale, Op. 152b
Bernard Deletre, bass / Tomoko Makuuchi, soprano / Mathias Vidal, tenor / Jian Zhao, mezzo-soprano / Lille National Orchestra / Jean-Claude Casadesus, conductor
Cat. 8.557287
Toccate e Correnti d’Intavolatura d’organo e cembalo
Sergio Vartolo, harpsichord
Cat. 8.557321
3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet • 5 Short Pieces for Piano, Op. 4 • 6 Preludes for Piano, Op. 23 • Andantino for Cello and Piano, Op. 21, No. 2a • Concertino for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 49 • Duo for Cello and Piano, Op. 81, No. 1 and others
David Berlin, cello / Deborah de Graaff, clarinet / Masahide Kurita, flute / Elizabeth Sellars, violin / Len Vorster, piano / Schirmer Ensemble
Cat. 8.557324
ZEMLINSKY: Rustic Dances, Op. 1 / Four Fantasies, Op. 9 / A Ray of Light
Silke Avenhaus, piano
Cat. 8.557331
GANSEBUCH (DAS) (THE GEESE BOOK): German Medieval Chant
Bells of the Church of St. Lorenz • Bicinium and Chorale: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott • Carmen in G major • Ewiger Gott • Fantasia in C major • Ich wird erlost and others
Matthias Ank, organ / Schola Hungarica / Laszlo Dobszay, conductor / Janka Szendrei, conductor
Cat. 8.557412
Domes • Symphony No. 3, "Siege of Vienna" • Symphony No. 4, "Sardis"
Prague Symphony Orchestra / Kamran Ince, conductor
Cat. 8.557588
Organ Concerto No. 1 in F major, Op. 137 • Organ Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 177
Paul Skevington, organ / Amadeus Orchestra / Timothy Rowe, conductor
Cat. 8.557787
PENNY MERRIMENTS: Street Songs of 17th Century England
A Merry Jest of John Thomson and Jakaman His Wife • An Old Song on the Spanish Armada, or Sir Francis Drake • Good Advice to Batchelors, How to Court and Obtain a Young Lass • London Mourning in Ashes • Neptune’s Raging Fury, or The Gallant Seaman's Sufferings • Old England Grown New and others
The City Waites
Cat. 8.557672
TALLIS: Spem in alium / Missa Salve intemerata
Oxford Camerata / Jeremy Summerly, conductor
Cat. 8.557770
  Naxos Opera
WAGNER, R.: Tristan und Isolde
Tristan und Isolde
Martina Dike, mezzo-soprano / John Erik Eleby, bass / Hedwig Fassbender, mezzo-soprano / Lennart Forsen, bass / Magnus Kyhle, tenor / Royal Swedish Opera Chorus / Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra / Leif Segerstam, conductor and others
Cat. 8.660152-54
  Naxos American Classics
NANCARROW: Pieces for Small Orchestra / Tango? / String Quartet No. 1
Rachel Evans, viola / Maria Kitsopoulos, cello / David Krakauer, clarinet / Celeste Marie Roy, bassoon / Joel Sachs, piano / Continuum / Joel Sachs, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559196
Casino Paradise: My Father the Gangster • Casino Paradise: Night Make My Day • Dynamite Tonite: When We Built the Church • Greatshot: You Cannot Have Me Now - or, The Military Orgy • I Will Breathe a Mountain • Mary and others
William Bolcom, piano / Carole Farley, soprano
Cat. 8.559249
  Naxos American Jewish Music
Chelm: Scenes 2-5 • The Dybbuk (excerpts) • The Golem, Act II: Finale
Lauren Allardyce, soprano / Matthew Chellis, tenor / Joseph Evans, tenor / Raphael Frieder, baritone / Michael Gallant, tenor / Chamber Opera Ensemble / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Michigan University Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor / Kenneth Kiesler, conductor / Paul Hostetter, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559424
WEISGALL: T'kiatot / Psalm of the Distant Dove / A Garden Eastward
4 Choral Etudes • A Garden Eastward • Psalm of the Distant Dove • T'kiatot: Rituals for Rosh Hashana
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano / Ana Maria Martinez, soprano / Kristen Okerlund, piano / Steven Ovitsky, shofar / BBC Singers / Barcelona Symphony-National Orchestra of Catalonia / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor / Avner Itai, conductor / Jorge Mester, conductor
Cat. 8.559425
  Marco Polo
Cat. 8.208009
KLEBE: Violin Sonatas / Capriccio for Solo Violin, Op. 128 / Fantasia Incisiana, Op. 137
Eckhardt Fischer, violin / Christian Kohn, piano
Cat. 8.225304
  Naxos DVD Audio
TALLIS: Spem in alium / Missa Salve intemerata
Oxford Camerata / Jeremy Summerly, conductor
Cat. 5.110111
  Naxos SACD
TALLIS: Spem in alium / Missa Salve intemerata
Oxford Camerata / Jeremy Summerly, conductor
Cat. 6.110111
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  Naxos Historical Recordings
BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy / WALTON: Viola Concerto / H. CASADESUS: Viola Concerto in the Style of Handel" (1944-1946)
Harold in Italy, Op. 16 • Viola Concerto in A minor • Viola Concerto in B minor in the Style of Handel
William Primrose, viola / Philharmonia Orchestra / Boston Symphony Orchestra / RCA Victor Orchestra / Serge Koussevitzky, conductor / Frieder Weissmann, conductor / William Walton, conductor
Cat. 8.110316
MELBA, Nellie: American Recordings, Vol. 2 (1909-1910)
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms • D’une prison • Don Cesar de Bazan: A Saville, belles Senoras (Sevillana) • Down in the Forest • En sourdine • Faust: Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song) and others
John Lemmone, flute / Nellie Melba, piano / Nellie Melba, soprano / Studio pianist, piano / Studio Orchestra / Walter B. Rogers, conductor
Cat. 8.110335
BEETHOVEN / FRANCK / LEKEU: Violin Sonatas (Menuhin) (1936-1940)
Yehudi Menuhin, violin / Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Cat. 8.110989
GOUNOD: Faust (1950)
Jussi Björling, Cesare Siepi, Frank Guarrera, Lawrence Davidson, Anne Bollinger, Dorothy Kirsten, Thelma Votipka, Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus, Fausto Cleva
Cat. 8.111083-85
  Naxos Nostalgia
BELAFONTE, Harry: Matilda, Matilda (1949-1954)
Acorn In The Meadow • Delia • Hold 'Em Joe • I'm Just A Country Boy • Jerry (This Timber Got To Roll) • John Henry and others
Harry Belafonte, vocals / Brew Moore, tenor saxophone / Millard Thomas, guitar / Studio Chorus / Henri Rene Chorus / The Belafonte Singers / Studio Vocal Group / Hugo Winterhalter's Chorus / Studio ensemble / Studio Orchestra / Henri Rene Orchestra / Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra / Howard McGhee Orchestra / Pete Rugolo Orchestra / Alan Greene, conductor
Cat. 8.120799
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
CARMICHAEL, Hoagy: Riverboat Shuffle (1927-1938)
Barnacle Bill The Sailor • Bessie Couldn't Help It • Cosmics • Harvey • High And Dry • Jet Black Blues and others
Irving Brodsky, vocals / Hoagy Carmichael, piano / Hoagy Carmichael, vocals / Scrappy Lambert, vocals / Ella Logan, vocals / Carson Robison, vocals / Blind Willie Dunn Gin Bottle Four / Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra / Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra / Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang / Carmichael Collegians / The Cotton Pickers / Perry Botkin Orchestra
Cat. 8.120767
Not available in the United States.
GOODMAN, Benny: Sing, Sing, Sing (1937-1940)
And The Angels Sing • Bach Goes To Town • Bei Mir Bist Du Schon • Benny Rides Again • Boy Meets Goy • Busy As A Bee and others
Mildred Bailey, vocals / Count Basie, piano / Ziggy Elman, trumpet / Helen Forrest, vocals / Benny Goodman, clarinet / Martha Tilton, vocals / Cootie Williams, trumpet / Benny Goodman Sextet / Benny Goodman Quartet / Benny Goodman Orchestra
Cat. 8.120768
Not available in the United States.

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  Naxos Musical
KERN: Showboat (1932, 1946)
Showboat (1932 Studio Album) • Showboat (1946 Broadway Revival)
• Showboat: Ah Still Suits Me (Joe, Queenie) (1936 Studio Recording)

Charles Fredericks, vocals / Jan Clayton, vocals / Kenneth Spencer, vocals / Carol Bruce, vocals / Helen Dowdy, vocals / Colette Lyons, vocals / Show Boat Chorus / Show Boat Orchestra / Edwin MacArthur, conductor
Cat. 8.120789
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational
The Story of American Classical Music
Eteri Andjaparidze, piano / Adele Anthony, violin / James Barbagallo, piano / Boris Berman, piano / Colin Currie, percussion / Da Vinci Quartet / Eaken Piano TrioBournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Ireland National Symphony Orchestra / Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Northern Sinfonia / Keith Brion, conductor / Arthur Fagen, conductor / Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor / Tony Rowe, conductor / Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor and others
Cat. 8.558164-65
  Naxos AudioBooks
Jane Eyre
Emma Fielding, reader
Cat. NAX35712
The Song of Hiawatha
William Hootkins, reader
Cat. NA334012

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