Newsletter 153  
April 2009  

Naxos Classical Spotlights are fascinating podcasts about our artists and albums presented by Raymond Bisha, Naxos Radio Promotions Manager for North America. Our Podcasts are FREE and are available in several different ways—you will find all the information you need to subscribe and/or listen to our podcasts anyway you like on the Naxos Blog Podcast page. During April, the following Naxos Classical Spotlights are scheduled:
      7 April – An Interview with Conductor JoAnn Falletta
      14 April – Daron Hagen’s Opera Shining Brow
      21 April – An Interview with Composer Mark Grey
      28 April – Telemann Fantasies for Solo Violin
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Our Album of the Month is Janáček Operatic Orchestral Suites Volume 2. Volume 1, which presented Peter Breiner’s wonderful Operatic Orchestral Suites from Jenůfa and The Excursions of Mr Brouček, is also available on Naxos 8.570555.

Album of the Month

8.570556 JANÁČEK Operatic Orchestral Suites Vol 2 (arr. Breiner)—Kat'a Kabanová, The Makropulos Affair
Vesa-Matti Leppänen, violin • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra • Peter Breiner, conductor

Following the release of their stunning recording of Janáček’s Operatic Orchestral Suites Vol 1 (Jenůfa, The Excursions of Mr Brouček) on 8.570555 Peter Breiner conducts his insightful suites from two popular Janáček operas—Kát’a Kabanová and The Makropulos Affair—with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen again playing a featured role. Czechoslovakian-born Breiner is ideally placed to interpret the music of his innovative compatriot.

Most Streamed Tracks March 2009 & Recommended Listening


SCHUBERT Symphony ‘Death and the Maiden’—Allegro
From the album SCHUBERT Symphony ‘Death and the Maiden’, Symphony No 8 ‘Unfinished’
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Falleta



  You may also enjoy:
SCHUBERT Lied Edition 31—Sturm und Drang Poets
Eisenlohr, Melzer, Wolff


From the album JOSQUIN Missa L'homme arme, Ave Maria,
Absalon fili mi
Oxford Camerata, Summerly



  You may also enjoy:
JENKINS Fantasia-Suites
Hamburger Ratsmusik, Eckert


JOSQUIN Missa 'La sol fa re mi'—Kyrie
From the album Oh Flanders Free: Music of the Flemish Renaissance
Capilla Flamenca



  You may also enjoy:
DOWLAND Lute Music Vol 4—The Queen's Galliard
Nigel North


MARTUCCI Symphony No 1—Allegro
From the album MARTUCCI Orchestral Music Vol 1
Rome Symphony Orchestra, La Vecchia



  You may also enjoy:
MARTUCCI Orchestral Music Vol 2—Symphony No 2, Theme and Variations, Tarantella, Gavotta
Rome Symphony Orchestra, La Vecchia


JOSQUIN Guillaume se va chaufer
From the album Oh Flanders Free: Music of the Flemish Renaissance
Capilla Flamenca



  You may also enjoy:
Discover Choral Music
Various Artists


SERMISY Tant que vivrai
From the album French Chansons
Scholars of London, Czidra



  You may also enjoy:
SCHÜTZ Lukas-Passion (St Luke Passion)
Jespersen, Linderoth, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Hillier   DACAPO 8.226019


LASSUS La nuit froide
From the album French Chansons
Scholars of London, Czidra



  You may also enjoy:
Art & Music: Bruegel—Music of His Time
Various Artists


SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 11—The Palace Square
From the album SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Vol 1—Symphony No 11 ‘The Year 1905’
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Petrenko



  You may also enjoy:
ARENSKY Piano Concerto, Ryabinin Fantasia,
To the Memory of Suvorov, Symphonic Scherzo

Scherbakov, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Yablonsky


MONTEVERDI Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena
From the album MONTEVERDI Madrigals Book 6
Delitiae Musicae, Longhini



  You may also enjoy:
MONTEVERDI Madrigals Book 7 ‘Concerto’
Delitiae Musicae, Longhini


ARCADELT Margot, labourez les vignes
From the album French Chansons
Scholars of London, Czidra



  You may also enjoy:
Discover Early Music
Various Artists


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