Newsletter No.98
July 4, 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.

  July 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.
BECK: Six Symphonies, Op. 1
Sinfonia No. 1 in G minor • Sinfonia No. 2 in F major • Sinfonia No. 3 in A major • Sinfonia No. 4 in E flat major • Sinfonia No. 5 in G major • Sinfonia No. 6 in C major
New Zealand Chamber Orchestra / Donald Armstrong, conductor
Cat. 8.554071
BERWALD: Tone Poems
Drottningen av Golconda (The Queen of Golconda): Overture • Elfenspiel (Play of the Elves) • Ernste und heitere Grillen (Serious and Joyful Fancies) • Konzertstuck for Bassoon and Orchestra • Reminiscence of the Norwegian Mountains • Wettlauf (Foot-Race)
Patrik Hakansson, bassoon / Gavle Symphony Orchestra / Petri Sakari, conductor
Cat. 8.555370
GIULIANI: Guitar Music, Vol. 2
(Gran) Sonata Eroica in A major, Op. 150 • 6 Variations on "I bin a kohlbauern Bub", Op. 49 • Fughetta, Op. 113 • Grand Potpourri No. 3, Op. 31 • Potpourri No. 1, Op. 26 • Potpourri No. 2, Op. 28 and others
Marco Tamayo, guitar
Cat. 8.555850
SCHUMANN: 12 Gedichte aus "Liebesfruhling", Op. 37 / Minnespiel, Op. 101
Thomas Bauer, baritone / Susanne Bernhard, soprano / Uta Hielscher, piano
Cat. 8.557074
BRITTEN: Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 2
8 Folk Song Arrangements • Come you not from Newcastle? • Eho! Eho! • Fileuse • King Herod and the Cock • La belle est un jardin d’amour and others
Thomas Allen, baritone / Osian Ellis, harp / Margaret Feaviour, soprano / Judith Harris, mezzo-soprano / Vernon Kirk, tenor / BBC Singers / Wenhaston Boys Choir / Northern Sinfonia / Steuart Bedford, conductor / Christopher Barnett, conductor / Simon Joly, conductor and others
Cat. 8.557222
LEONIN / PEROTIN: Sacred Music from Notre-Dame Cathedral
Tonus Peregrinus / Antony Pitts, conductor
Cat. 8.557340
Derby Overture Overture • Piano Concerto No. 2 • Piano Conerto No. 1 • Sonata alla toccata
Peter Donohoe, piano / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / James Judd, conductor
Cat. 8.557590
BAX: Symphonic Poems
November Woods • The Garden of Fand • The Happy Forest • The Tale the Pine Trees Knew • Tintagel
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Cat. 8.557599
Alexander Peter, timpani / Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra / Alexander Peter, conductor
Cat. 8.557610
GURIDI: Piano Works
3 Piezas breves (3 Short Pieces): Amanecer (Dawn) / Nostalgia • 8 Apuntes para piano (8 Sketches for Piano) • Cantos populares vascos (Basque Folk-Songs) • Danzas viejas (Ancient dances) • Lamento e imprecacion e Agar (Hagar's Lament and Curse) • Mirentxu: Vals (Mirentxu: Waltz) and others
Victoria Aja, piano
Cat. 8.557633
Piano Recital: Kotaro Fukuma
3 Fantasiestucke, Op. 111 • Abegg Variations, Op. 1 • Novelletten, Op. 21

Kotaro Fukuma, piano
Cat. 8.557668
  Naxos American Classics
SEEGER: Vocal, Chamber and Instrumental Works
2 Ricercari • 3 Songs • Diaphonic Suite No. 1 for Flute • Diaphonic Suite No. 2 for Bassoon and Cello • Prelude No. 1: Andante • Prelude No. 9: Tranquillo and others
John Craig Barker, clarinet / Erik Charlston, percussion / Daniel Grabois, horn / Susan Heineman, bassoon / Marsha Heller, oboe / Continuum / Joel Sachs, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559197
KIM: Violin Concerto / Dialogues / Cornet
Cecylia Arzewski, violin / Robert Kim, narrator / William Wolfram, piano / Ireland National Symphony Orchestra / Scott Yoo, conductor
Cat. 8.559226
7 Episodes • Conversations • Full Circle • Lament • Soundshots (excerpts) • The Ambient Air and others
Diana Ambache, piano / Judith Herbert, cello / Gabrielle Lester, violin / Martin Outram, viola / Daniel Pailthorpe, flute / Jeremy Polmear, oboe / Paul Sperry, tenor / Ambache Chamber Orchestra / Diana Ambache, conductor
Cat. 8.559236
  Naxos American Jewish Music
AMRAM: Songs of the Soul / Shir L'erev Shabbat / The Final Ingredient
Jesse Blumberg, baritone / Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ / Thomas Glenn, tenor / Mark Kent, bass / Tyler Oliphant, baritone / BBC Singers / Michigan University Opera Chorus / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Michigan University Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Kiesler, conductor / Christopher Wilkins, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559420
FIRST S'LIHOT (THE): The Entire Midnight Service According to Orthodox and Traditional Ritual
Ira Bigeleisen, cantor / Julian Jacobs, cantor / Benzion Miller, cantor / Simon Spiro, cantor / Schola Hebraeica / London Synagogue Singers / Neil Levin, conductor
Cat. 8.559428-29
  Marco Polo
TACONET: Fourteen Songs / Violin Sonata in D minor
Anges (Angels) • Au bord de l’eau (By the water) • Chanson (Song) • Chanson aux eternels murmures (Song to Eternal Murmuring) • Elegie • En regardant passer la vie (While watching life go by) and others
Carlos Cebro, piano / Fanny Clamagirand, violin / Virginie Martineau, piano / Dominique Mea, soprano
Cat. 8.225300
  Naxos Historical Recordings
GIGLI, Beniamino: Milan and London Recordings (1938-1940)
Amarilli mia bella • Aprile • Desiderio • Dir nur gehort mein Herz (Desiderio) • Don Giovanni, Act I: Dalla sua pace • Don Giovanni, Act II: Il mio tesoro and others
Maria Caniglia, soprano / Cloe Elmo, mezzo-soprano / Beniamino Gigli, tenor / Giuseppe Noto, baritone / Studio Orchestra / Studio Chamber Orchestra / Umberto Berrettoni, conductor / Dino Olivieri, conductor / Lawrance Collingwood, conductor / Luigi Ricci, conductor
Cat. 8.110271
BEETHOVEN: Diabelli Variations / Bagatelles, Op. 126 / Rondo a capriccio (Schnabel) (1937)
Artur Schnabel, piano
Cat. 8.110765
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2 / SCHUBERT: Waltzes and Dances (Kapell)(1946-1952)
William Kapell, piano / Edmund Kurtz, cello / NBC Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Golschmann, conductor
Cat. 8.110767
VERDI: Otello (Broadcast 1938)
George Cehanovsky, baritone / Giovanni Martinelli, tenor / Nicholas Massue, tenor / Nicola Moscona, bass / Giovanni Paltrinieri, tenor / New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus / New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Ettore Panizza, conductor and others
Cat. 8.111018-19
  Naxos Nostalgia
KITT, Eartha: C'est Si Bon (1952-1954)
African Lullaby • Angelitos Negros • Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore • Avril au Portugal (The Whisp'ring Serenade) • Bal Petit Bal • C'est Si Bon and others
Robert Clary, vocals / Eartha Kitt, vocals / Henri Rene Chorus / Studio Vocal Group / Male Quartet / Henri Rene Orchestra / Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra / Anton Coppola Orchestra / Abba Bogin Orchestra
Cat. 8.120800
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Jazz Legends
GARNER, Erroll: Erroll Garner Plays Misty (1953-1954)
(All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings • (There Is) No Greater Love • Avalon • Don't Worry 'Bout Me • Exactly Like You • I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and others
Erroll Garner, piano / Fats Heard, drums / Wyatt Ruther, double bass
Cat. 8.120771
Not available in the United States.
FITZGERALD, Ella: Lullaby Of Birdland (1947-1954)
A Man Wrote A Song • A New Shade Of Blues • Angel Eyes • Baby Doll • Because Of Rain • Black Coffee and others
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals / Gordon Jenkins Chorus / Sy Oliver Chorus / The Rhythmaires / Gordon Jenkins Orchestra / Sonny Burke Orchestra / Ray Brown Orchestra / Sy Oliver Orchestra / Illinois Jacquet Orchestra / Bobby Orton Teen-Acers / Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
Cat. 8.120774
Not available in the United States.
  Naxos Educational
Opera Explained: MASSENET - Werther
David Timson, reader
Cat. 8.558173
  Naxos AudioBooks
The Unnamable
Sean Barrett, reader
Cat. NA533712
  Arthaus Musik DVD
MOZART: Don Giovanni (NTSC)
Horiana Branisteanu, soprano / Stafford Dean, bass / Leo Goeke, tenor / Benjamin Luxon, baritone / Rachel Yakar, soprano / Glyndebourne Chorus / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink, conductor
Cat. 101087
PROKOFIEV: Ivan the Terrible (NTSC)
Natalya Bessmertnova, dancer / Yuri Grigorovich, choreographer / Irek Mukhamedov, dancer / Gedminas Taranda, dancer / Bolshoi Theatre Children's Choir / Bolshoi Ballet / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Algis Zhuraitis, conductor
Cat. 101107
CALLAS: Maria Callas - Living and Dying for Art and Love (PAL)
Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano / Judi Dench, narrator / Tito Gobbi, baritone / Antonio Pappano, piano / Placido Domingo, conductor
Not available in North and South America.
Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate
Black Water • Carnavalito • Improvisation • Little Rootie Tootie • March of the Lost Children • Medicine Man and others
Joe Zawinul, synthesizer / Zawinul Syndicate
Not available in North and South America.
Nikolay Baskov, tenor / Maria Gavrilova, soprano / Aik Martirosyan, bass / Vladimir Redkin, baritone / Bolshoi Theatre Chorus / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Mark Ermler, conductor
Not available in North and South America.

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