Newsletter 163  
September 2009  

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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. Among the fascinating forthcoming Naxos Classical Spotlights, you may enjoy listening to these:

  • Sep 8: Romantic Violin Concertos
    Dacapo 6.220562

  • Aug 26: Open Crossings, the Music of Andy Teirstein
    Naxos 8.559617

  • Aug 25: Leonard Bernstein’s Mass,
    with Marin Alsop and the
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

    Naxos 8.559622-23
  • Aug 19: Michael Daugherty’s Fire and Blood
    Naxos 8.559372

  • Aug18: Music for Kings and Queens -
    the Choral Music of Hubert Parry

    Naxos 8.572104

Several Naxos Classical Music Spotlights for September 2009 are also available on the Naxos Blog.

The Naxos 200 Essential Recordings are a splendid selection of classics drawn from the heart of Naxos’s extensive catalogue. Ask your local retailer about these delightful albums. Read more

Christmas Stocking Ideas from Naxos Watch out for a wide-ranging selection of gift ideas for mom, dad, the kids, other family members, friends and – yourself! Coming in October.

Albums of the Month

8.559635 DAUGHERTY Metropolis Symphony,
Deus ex Machina

Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, violin • Erik Gratton, flute
Ann Richards, flute/piccolo • Terrence Wilson, piano
Nashville Symphony • Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of Superman’s first appearance in the comics, Metropolis Symphony has been performed by orchestras all over the world. Hailed by the London Times as a “Symphonie Fantastique for our times,” Metropolis Symphony is a musical response to the myth of Superman, expressing the energies, ambiguities, paradoxes, and wit of American popular culture. Deus ex Machina is a piano concerto inspired by trains of the future and past: Fast Forward re-creates the machine-like rhythms of modern trains admired by the Italian futurists; Train of Tears recalls Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train; Night Steam evokes O. Winston Link’s historic photographs of steam locomotives rumbling and whistling their way into extinction.
       DAUGHERTY Fire and Blood,
       MotorCity Triptych, Raise the Roof
       (Kavafian, B. Jones,Detroit Symphony, N. Jarvi)        8.559372

8.572078 HUBAY Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2,
Scenes de la Csarda Nos 3 & 4

Chloe Hanslip, violin • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Andrew Mogrelia, conductor

Lauded as ‘the most charismatic violinist the UK has produced in recent years’, Chloe Hanslip has delighted music lovers with her Naxos recordings of virtuosic 19th century music by Bazzini (8.570800) and Godard (8.570554), as well as the Violin Concerto by John Adams (8.559302). Hubay’s first two Violin Concertos not only make full use of the violin’s singing qualities, especially in the gorgeous slow movements, but require considerable virtuosity in performance. With their Hungarian folk-dance elements the Scènes de la Csárda are among Hubay’s most famous works.
      ADAMS Violin Concerto / CORIGLIANO Chaconne       from The Red Violin 8.559302
      BAZZINI Virtuoso Works for Violin and Piano       (Hanslip) 8.570800
      GODARD Violin Concerto No 2, Concerto romantique,       Scenes poetiques 8.570554

Naxos Digital Releases

Alongside our unparalleled range of monthly new CD and DVD releases, Naxos also releases a marvellous selection of digital albums. For more information about this month’s digital titles and to purchase them from ClassicsOnline, please click on the album covers or titles below.
See more digital releases on ClassicsOnline.

8.572309 BACH Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue,
Partita No 4, English Suite No 3

Lisa Goode Crawford, harpsichord

8.570943 BEETHOVEN Piano Trios Vol 4
- Clarinet Trios (Piano Trios Nos 4 & 8)
Ib Hausmann, clarinet • Maria Kliegel, cello • Nina Tichman, piano

8.572220 BLANCAFORT Piano Music Vol 5
– Nocturnes, Hommage a Faure, 3 consejos de Turina,
Peces petites per a mans menudes

Miquel Villalba, piano

8.572244 Moviebrass - Brass Quintet Arrangements of music by BERNSTEIN, BARBER, WILLIAMS/GOLDSMITH/ARNOLD,

Gomalan Brass Quintet

8.570994 BRUCH Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Weimar Staatskapelle • Michael Halasz, conductor

8.572308 COUPERIN Pieces de clavecin Book 2
8th Ordre and Book 4 24th Ordre

Lisa Goode Crawford, harpsichord

8.559606 FETLER 3 Poems by Walt Whitman,
Capriccio, Violin Concerto No 2

Thomas Blaske • Aaron Berofsky
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra • Arie Lipsky

8.570965 SCHULHOFF String Quartets Nos 1 & 2, 5 Pieces
Aviv Quartet

8.572247 Preservation of the Heritage
- Forgotten Russian-Soviet Viola Music of the 20th Century
(Igor Fedotov Viola Recital)

Igor Fedotov, viola • Leonid Vechkhayzer, piano
Gary Hammond, piano

8.572256 A Yiddish Winterreise
(Mark Glanville Vocal Recital)

Mark Glanville, bass-baritone • Alexander Knapp, piano

Most Streamed Tracks August 2009 & Recommended Listening


ALBENIZ Iberia Book 1 - El Puerto
From the album ALBENIZ Piano Music Vol 1
– Iberia, Suites Espanolas Nos 1 & 2          
Guillermo Gonzalez


  You may also enjoy:
LISZT Soirees italiennes, Paganini Etudes,
Impromptu brillant sur des themes de Rossini et Spontini (Liszt Complete Piano Music Vol 30)

Gianluca Luisi


BERNSTEIN Devotions before Mass
- Antiphon: Kyrie eleison

from the album BERNSTEIN Mass
Sykes, Wulfman, Morgan State University Choir,
Peabody Children's Chorus, Baltimore Symphony, Alsop



  You may also enjoy:
DAUGHERTY Metropolis Symphony, Deus ex Machina
Gratton, Osdale, Richards, Wilson,
Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Guerrero



DVORAK Piano Quartet No 1 - Allegro moderato
from the album DVORAK Piano Quartets Nos 1 & 2
Sucharova-Weiser, members of Vlach Quartet


  You may also enjoy:
THUILLE Sextet, Piano Quintet
Luisi, Chantily Quintet, Gigli Quartet


SVENDSEN Romeo og Julie
(Romeo and Juliet) Op 18

from the album SVENDSEN Norwegian Rhapsodies Nos 1-4,
Romeo and Juliet, Zorahayda
South Jutland Symphony, Engeset


  You may also enjoy:
SINDING Violin and Piano Music Vol 1
Kraggerud, Hadland


JANACEK The Cunning Little Vixen Suite
(arr. Breiner) Modra vazka (The Blue Dragonfly)

from the album JANACEK Operatic Orchestral Suites Vol 3
- The Cunning Little Vixen, From the House of the Dead
Leppanen, Douglas, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,



  You may also enjoy:
JANACEK Operatic Orchestral Suites Vol 2 -
Kat'a Kabanova, The Makropulos Affair

Leppanen, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,



HAMPTON I'm In The Mood For Swing
HAMPTON In The Mood For Swing (1937-1940)  
Hampton, Lionel Hampton Orchestra


  You may also enjoy:
Freddy Gardner Original Recordings 1939-1950
Browne, Gardner, Norman, Simmons,
Peter Yorke Concert Orchestra



BERNSTEIN West Side Story - Tonight
from the album BERNSTEIN
West Side Story, The Original Score
Cooke, Dean, Eldred, Morrison, San Giovanni,
Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Schermerhorn



  You may also enjoy:
GERMAN Tom Jones
Staykov, Morrison, Shipp,
National Festival Orchestra, Hulme



RODE Caprice en Forme d’Etude No 1 in C major
from the album RODE 24 Caprices en Formes d'Etudes
Axel Strauss


  You may also enjoy:
HUBAY Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2,
Scenes de la Csarda Nos 3 & 4

Hanslip, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,



BRITTEN The Young Person's Guide
to the Orchestra - Theme

from the album BRITTEN
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra,
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
English Chamber Orchestra,
London Symphony Orchestra, Steuart



  You may also enjoy:
WISEMAN Different Voices
Fry, Westenra,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiseman



PAVLOVA Symphony No 6 - I.
from the album PAVLOVA Symphony No 6,
Thumbelina Suite
Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony, Baton


  You may also enjoy:
PAVLOVA Symphonies Nos 2 & 4
Khachikyan, Krasnikov,
Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Fedoseyev


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