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Qunihico Hashimoto: Symphony no 2; Three Wasan; Scherzo con sentimento / Akiya Fukushima, baritone
Qunihico Hashimoto: Symphony no 2; Three Wasan; Scherzo con sentimento / Akiya Fukushima, baritone

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-07-31

Works: Qunihico Hashimoto: Symphony no 2; Three Wasan, for voice & orchestra; Scherzo con sentimento, for orchestra
Performers: Fukushima, Akiya
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: ; Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia

Qunihico Hashimoto was one of the leading Japanese composers in the first half of the twentieth century. His synthesis of Japanese and European musical forms...continue...
Recording information: Sogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan (02/20/2011-02/21/2011)....continue...
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Teizo Matsumura: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; To the Night of Gethsemane / Ikuyo Kamiya, piano
Teizo Matsumura: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; To the Night of Gethsemane / Ikuyo Kamiya, piano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-08-30

Works: Teizo Matsumura: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2, for piano & orchestra; To the Night of Gethsemane, for chamber orchestra
Performers: Kamiya, Ikuya
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: RTE National Symphony Orchestra

A contemporary of Toru Takemitsu, Teizo Matsumura combined European influences with Asian musical traditions. His tautly-constructed Symphony No. 1, a work of genuine power and...continue...
Recording information: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland (09/18/2006-09/19/2006)....continue...
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Sonic Rebellion - An Alternative Classical Collection [B&N exclusive]
Sonic Rebellion - An Alternative Classical Collection [B&N exclusive]

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-08-25

Works: John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Philip Glass: Concerto for Violin; Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"); George Antheil:...
Performers: Anthony, Adele; Berman, Boris; Crawford, Peter; Jones, Angharad Gruffydd; Kilanowisz, Zofia; Mikkola, Laura; Nowacki, Piotr; Rehlis, Agnieszka; Zdunikowski, Adam
Conductors: Alsop, Marin; Yuasa, Takuo; Wit, Antoni; Spalding, Daniel; Edison, Noel; Summerly, Jeremy; ; Milanov, Rossen
Ensemble: ; Amici Ensemble; Forestare
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The Silence of Being - The Music of Arvo Pärt
The Silence of Being - The Music of Arvo Pärt

6 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-03-25

Works: Arvo Pärt: Fratres; Festina lente; Fratres, for cello & piano; Summa, for string orchestra; Fratres, for wind octet & percussion; Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bel...
Performers: Ambrus, Karoly; Anderson, Mark; Arato, Peter; Banhegyi, Geza; Berman, Boris; Castets, Maryse; Domonkos, Judit Kis; Eisrich, Antal; Eros, Jozsef; Faludi, Judit; Falvay, Sandor; Fodor, Agnes; Gunn, Nat...
Conductors: Benedek, Tamás; Yuasa, Takuo; ; Edison, Noel; Alsop, Marin; Wit, Antoni; Zender, Hans; Hillier, Paul; Lyndon-Gee, Christopher; Kent, Fuat; Lintu, Hannu
Ensemble: ; Albert Schweitzer Quintet; Art Nouveau Ensemble; Continuum; Tonus Peregrinus

An elegant 6 CD package containing the complete Naxos recordings of Arvo Part including: Fratres, Tabula Rasa, Collage uber Bach, Symphony No. 3, Berliner Messe,...continue...
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Of Beauty & Light - The Music of Philip Glass
Of Beauty & Light - The Music of Philip Glass

4 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-03-25

Works: Philip Glass: The Light; Heroes Symphony; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 2; Company; Concerto for Violin; Akhnaten; Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima; Conlon Nancarrow: Toccata ...
Performers: Anthony, Adele; Berman, Boris; Castets, Maryse; Gunn, Nathan; Isherwood, Nicholas; Kliegel, Maria; Mikkola, Laura; Moser, Elsbeth; Plaetner, Jorgen; Rabus, Kathrin; Shorr, Aaron; Skaerved, Peter Shep...
Conductors: Alsop, Marin; Yuasa, Takuo; Wit, Antoni; ; Zender, Hans; Hillier, Paul; Lyndon-Gee, Christopher; Kent, Fuat; Lintu, Hannu; Benedek, Tamás
Ensemble: ; Albert Schweitzer Quintet; Art Nouveau Ensemble; Continuum

This beautifully designed 4 CD package contains the complete Naxos recordings of the work of Philip Glass including: The Light, Heroes Symphony, Symphonies 2 &...continue...
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Rejoice - A Vision of Christ through Music / Fasolis, Summerley, Pitts, Brown, et al
Rejoice - A Vision of Christ through Music / Fasolis, Summerley, Pitts, Brown, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-03-18

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe des morts a 4 voix et symphonie, H 10; Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Antony Pitts: Hark, my soul!; Anonymous: De ...
Performers: Bailey, Simon; Balconi, Roberto; Balducci, Antonella; Cecchetti, Mario; Fasolis, Diego; Faulner, Julia; Gilchrist, James; Gonda, Anna; Invernizzi, Roberta; Labusch, Dorothee; Rausch, Ulrich; Thomas, ...
Conductors: ; Fasolis, Diego; Niquet, Hervé; Halász, Michael; Pitts, Antony; Schermerhorn, Kenneth; Summerly, Jeremy; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Edison, Noel; Brown, Timothy; Donath, Klaus; Yu...
Ensemble: Amici; Budapest Camerata; Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne; City of London Sinfonia; Clare College Choir; Cologne Cathedral Boys Choir; Cologne Chamber Orchestra; Dresden Chamber Cho...
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Yamada: Nagauta Symphony, etc / Miyata, Ajimi, Yuasa, et al
Yamada: Nagauta Symphony, etc / Miyata, Ajimi, Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-08-28

Works: Kosaku Yamada: Nagauta Symphony "Tsurukame"; Inno Meiji, symphonic poem; Choreographic Symphony "Maria Magdalena"
Performers: Ajimi, Jun; Ajimi, Toru; Minoda, Shiro; Miyata, Keizo; Miyata, Tetsuo; Miyata, Yutaka; Mizoiri, Yumiko; Muraji, Toshimitsu; Sakamoto, Gojiro; Takahashi, Takehisa; Yamaguchi, Taro
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Touon

Kóscak Yamada was the first great composer to emerge from Japan after it had begun to accept western classical music. After studies with Max Bruch,...continue...
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Ohki: Symphony no 5
Ohki: Symphony no 5 "Hiroshima" / Yuasa, New Japan PO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-10-31

Works: Masao Ohki: Japanese Rhapsody, for orchestra; Symphony no 5 ("Hiroshima")
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

"The Hiroshima Symphony is in mostly atonal language without the influence of folk music, though there is a spiritual element from the Japanese Noh plays....continue...
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British Piano Concertos - Harty / Donohoe, Yuasa, et al
British Piano Concertos - Harty / Donohoe, Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-02-21

Works: Hamilton Harty: A Comedy Overture, for orchestra; Fantasy Scenes (from an Eastern Romance), for orchestra; Concerto for Piano in B minor
Performers: Donohoe, Peter
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Many of Sir Hamilton Harty's works, such as An Irish Symphony and With the Wild Geese, recorded on Naxos 8554732 are overtly Celtic in character,...continue...
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Mayuzumi: Bugaku, Mandala Symphony / Yuasa, New Zealand SO
Mayuzumi: Bugaku, Mandala Symphony / Yuasa, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-12-13

Works: Toshiro Mayuzumi: Symphonic Mood, for orchestra; Bugaku, ballet in 2 parts (Court Dance Music); Mandala Symphony; Rumba Rhapsody, for orchestra
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

"Despite all the references to other composers, I never got the feeling that Mayuzumi was copying other composers; rather, he absorbed a broad array of...continue...
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American Classics - Levy: Symphony no 3, etc / Yuasa
American Classics - Levy: Symphony no 3, etc / Yuasa

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-12-13

Works: Frank Ezra Lévy: A Summer Overture, for orchestra; Concerto for Cello no 2, for cello & orchestra; Rondo Tarantella, for orchestra; Symphony no 3
Performers: Ballantyne, Scott
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

The son of the distinguished Swiss composer, Ernst Levy, Frank Ezra Levy is both a professional cellist and a composer of several large-scale works. The...continue...
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Discover - Music of the 20th Century
Discover - Music of the 20th Century

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-11-01

Works: Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Arnold Schoenberg: Pieces (5) for piano, Op. 23; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Anton Webern: Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 1...
Performers: Aitken, Robert [Flute]; Berman, Boris; Biret, Idil [Piano]; Heaton, Roger; Hill, Peter; Hirsch, Rebecca; Kilanowisz, Zofia; Kormendi, Klara
Conductors: Rahbari, Alexander; Klas, Eri; Yuasa, Takuo; Craft, Robert; Sanderling, Stefan; Bakels, Kees; Lenárd, Ondrej; Mogrelia, Andrew; Slovák, Ladislav; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Bateman, Paul; S...
Ensemble: ; Amici Ensemble

Discover Music of the 20th Century is a comprehensive and easily digestible guide, leading us through the diverse, innovative and controversial music of this era....continue...
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Rubbra: Violin Concerto, etc / Yuasa, Osostowicz, et al
Rubbra: Violin Concerto, etc / Yuasa, Osostowicz, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-10-18

Works: Edmund Rubbra: Improvisation for violin & orchestra, Op. 89; Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby for orchestra, Op 50; Concerto for Violin, Op 103
Performers: Osostowicz, Krysia
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo

Highlighting this disc is Rubbras 1959 Violin Concerto, which unfolds characteristically in large, seamless spans that prepare the listener for a deeply reflective and emotive...continue...
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Moroi: Symphony no 3, etc / Yuasa, Ireland National SO
Moroi: Symphony no 3, etc / Yuasa, Ireland National SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-08-16

Works: Saburo Moroi: Sinfonietta in B flat major ("For Children"), Op. 24; Symphonic Movements (2), Op. 22; Symphony no 3, Op. 25
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

"One wonders why the music of Saburo Moroi (1903-1977) isn't better known, especially outside of his native Japan. It's not a matter of quality; perhaps...continue...
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The Story of American Classical Music / Scherer, et al
The Story of American Classical Music / Scherer, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-06-21

Works: William Henry Fry: Overture to Macbeth; Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Symphony no 1; Edward MacDowell: Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23; Arthur Foote: Quartet for Piano and Strings in C major, O...
Performers: Andjaparidze, Eteri; Anthony, Adele; Barbagallo, James; Berman, Boris; Currie, Colin; Eldred, Mike; Feinberg, Alan [Piano]; Gauvin, Karina; Goff, Scott [Flute]; Lewin, Michael; Morrison, Betsi; Peska...
Conductors: Rowe, Tony; Rosenberg, Richard; Fagen, Arthur; ; Schermerhorn, Kenneth; Williams, John McLaughlin; Sinclair, James; Brion, Keith; Judd, James; Spalding, Daniel; Schwarz, Gerard; Serebrier, José;...
Ensemble: ; Da Vinci Quartet; Eaken Piano Trio

Think 'American Classical Music and what names spring to mind? Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein? Joplin, Foster Sousa? These great composers are deservedly famous, but from Colonial...continue...
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Arvo Pärt - A Portrait
Arvo Pärt - A Portrait

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-06-21

Works: Arvo Pärt: Für Alina; Symphony no 1 ("Polyphonic"), Op. 9; Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell; Passio, for tenor, bass, vocal quartet, chorus, oboe, bassoon, ...
Performers: Bowyer, Kevin; Davis, Peter R.; Eisrich, Antal; Falvay, Sandor; Hatfield, Lesley; Helmerson, Frans [Cello]; Hirsch, Rebecca; Hope, Daniel [Violin]; Kovacs, Miklos; Lubimov, Alexei [Piano]; Mulligan, ...
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme; Benedek, Tamás; Pitts, Antony; Edison, Noel; Yuasa, Takuo; Cox, Neil
Ensemble: ; Choir of Lancing College; Elora Festival Orchestra; Elora Festival Singers; Strings of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (St; Tonus Peregrinus; Ulster Orchestra

This absorbing, two-CD anthology combines quality performances . . . Certainly, there is no more contextual way of getting to know the composer than this...continue...
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Akutagawa: Ellora Symphony, etc / Yuasa, New Zealand SO
Akutagawa: Ellora Symphony, etc / Yuasa, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-05-17

Works: Yasushi Akutagawa: Rapsodia for orchestra; Ellora Symphony; Trinita Sinfonica
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Yasushi Akutagawa was a leading figure not only in Japanese music but general culture. His compositions embraced many genres and fields, from his earlier Soviet-influenced...continue...
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Koehne: Inflight Entertainment / Doherty, Yuasa
Koehne: Inflight Entertainment / Doherty, Yuasa

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-03-22

Works: Graeme Koehne: Elevator Music, for orchestra; Inflight Entertainment, for amplified oboe & orchestra; Unchained Melody, for orchestra; Powerhouse, rhumba for orchestra
Performers: Doherty, Diana
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Australian composer Graeme Koehne's idiom is essentially 'retro' post-modernism. The infectious rhythms and tunes to be found in 'Unchained Melody', 'Powerhouse', and 'Elevator Music' reflect...continue...
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Honegger: Symphony no 3, etc / Yuasa, New Zealand SO
Honegger: Symphony no 3, etc / Yuasa, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-09-21

Works: Arthur Honegger: Symphony no 3 ("Liturgique"), H. 186; Rugby, tone poem for orchestra (Mouvement symphonique no 2), H. 67; Mouvement symphonique no 3, for orchestra, H. 83; Pacific 231, symphonic mov...
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

"Most enjoyable of all is the charming Pastorale d'ete, performed here with tender delicacy." - Ivan Hewitt, The Times of London...continue...
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Klimt - Music of His Time
Klimt - Music of His Time

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-05-01

Works: Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1; Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Das Lied von der Erde; Alexander Scriabin: Prelude in ...
Performers: Donose, Ruxandra; Harper, Thomas [Tenor Vocal]; Hill, Peter; Zagorzanka, Barbara; Zarafiants, Evgeny
Conductors: Bogár, István; Walter, Alfred; Halász, Michael; Seipenbusch, Edgar; Yuasa, Takuo; Kosler, Zdenek; Stryja, Karol
Ensemble: ; Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak State Symphony Orchestra, Kosice; Ulster Orchestra
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John Tavener - A Portrait
John Tavener - A Portrait

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-04-01

Works: John Tavener: In alium, for high soprano, strings, piano, grand organ, Hammond organ, bells, gongs & four-track ta; To a Child Dancing in the Wind, for soprano, flute, harp & viola; The Lamb "Little ...
Performers: Bjork; Bowyer, Kevin; Fleezanis, Jorja; Hulse, Eileen; Kliegel, Maria; Murphy, Heidi Grant; Myers, Thalia; Richards, Jonathan; Rozario, Patricia [Soprano Vocals]; Shaw, Ian [Organ]; Varcoe, Stephen [...
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo; ; Christophers, Harry; Friend, Lionel; Goodwin, Paul
Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Aureole Trio; Members of the Duke Quartet (Members); Minnesota Chorale; The Sixteen (Choir); Ulster Orchestra

Sir John Tavener has been a unique, controversial and ever evolving figure on the contemporary music scene since the late sixties. These CDs encompass a...continue...
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Yamada: Symphony in F
Yamada: Symphony in F "Triumph & Peace," etc / Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-03-01

Works: Kosaku Yamada: Overture for orchestra in D major; Symphony in F major ("Kachidoki to heiwa" (Triumph and Peace)); Kurai tobira (The Dark Gate), symphonic poem; Madara no Hana, symphonic poem
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

"Naxos continues an extensive exploration of the fringes of the repertoire with a well-recorded account of the first symphony by a Japanese composer." - Hansen,...continue...
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Lalo: Symphonie espagnole;  Ravel, et al / Howard Zhang, etc
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; Ravel, et al / Howard Zhang, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-09-01

Works: Edouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, for violin & orchestra in D minor, Op. 21; Maurice Ravel: Tzigane; Camille Saint-Saëns: Havanaise, for violin & piano (or orchestra) in E major, Op. 83; Pablo ...
Performers: Zhang, Howard
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia

"Howard Zhang, born in Shanghai and brought up in the US, was only 16 or 17 when this CD was recorded a couple of years...continue...
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Romantic Violin Concertos - Vieuxtemps: Violin Concertos
Romantic Violin Concertos - Vieuxtemps: Violin Concertos

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-08-01

Works: Henri Vieuxtemps: Concerto for Violin no 5 in A minor, Op. 37 "Grétry"; Concerto for Violin no 6 in G major, Op. 47 (Op. posth. 1); Concerto for Violin no 7 in A minor, Op. 49 (Op. posth. 3)
Performers: Keylin, Misha
Conductors: Mogrelia, Andrew; Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

"The sound is excellent, clean and clear, with good balance between soloist and orchestra. This completes Naxos's survey of the composer's violin concertos, all played...continue...
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British Piano Concertos - Rawsthorne: Piano Concertos
British Piano Concertos - Rawsthorne: Piano Concertos

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-05-01

Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Concerto for Piano no 1; Improvisations on a theme by Constant Lambert, for orchestra; Concerto for Piano no 2
Performers: Donohoe, Peter
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"This is their tenth disc of his music, as far as I know. It is also part of an ongoing project of the Brittish Piano...continue...
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Yashiro: Piano Concerto, Symphony / Yuasa, Okada, et al
Yashiro: Piano Concerto, Symphony / Yuasa, Okada, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-01-01

Works: Akio Yashiro: Piano Concerto; Symphony
Performers: Okada, Hiromi
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"Pianist Hiromi Okada marries cutglass precision to pyrotechnic dazzle, and the Ulster Orchestra under Takuo Yuasa plays with inspired abandon. To top everything off there's...continue...
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The Instruments of the Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann
The Instruments of the Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann

7 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-11-01

Works: Jeremy Siepmann: The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts; Anonymous, Troubadour: Domna, pos vos ay chausida; Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1; Con...
Performers: Andresen, Ivar; Banks, Kevin; Banowetz, Joseph; Biret, Idil [Piano]; Bisengaliev, Marat; Bloch, Thomas; Bostridge, Ian; Burashko, Andrew; Cano, Carmen; Castets, Maryse; Chapelle, Corinne; Clynes, Man...
Conductors: Elmendorff, Karl; Posch, Michael; Bogár, István; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Ward, Nicholas; Wildner, Johannes; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Studt, Richard; Mogrelia, Andrew; Clark, Keith...
Ensemble: ; Accentus; Accentus Austria (Early Music); Almanac Singers; Aradia Ensemble; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra; Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmoni...

Not just a cursory overview of the instruments, this is a set of portraits in depth, featuring individual instruments in many contexts (orchestral, chamber, folk,...continue...
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Classical Chill
Classical Chill

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-05-01

Works: Einojuhani Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra), for orchestra & taped bird songs, Op. 61; Arthur Bliss: Adam Zero, ballet in one scene, Op. 67, F. 1a; E.J. Moeran: Trio for s...
Performers: Alanko, Petri; Anthony, Adele; Bakels, Kees; Bloch, Thomas; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Camerata, Oxford; CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Breiner; Edison, Noel; Edlinger, Richard; Europea...
Conductors: Lintu, Hannu; Lloyd-Jones, David; ; Yuasa, Takuo; Griffiths, Howard; Panula, Jorma; Penny, Andrew; Kamu, , Okko; Bakels, Kees; Robinson, Christopher; Wit, Antoni; Summerly, Jeremy; Edison, Noel; Good...
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice; Elora Festival Singers; English Northern Philharmonia; European Union Baroque Orchestra; Ge...

Naxos jumps onto the downbeat/chillout bandwagon with Classical Chill, a two-disc collection that shoehorns selected pieces from the classical canon into a package that might hook a few young listener...continue...
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Webern: Passacaglia, Symphony, etc / Yuasa, Ulster Orchestra
Webern: Passacaglia, Symphony, etc / Yuasa, Ulster Orchestra

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-01-01

Works: Anton Webern: Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1; Movements (5) for string quartet, Op. 5; Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6; Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 10; Symphony, Op. 21; Variations for orchestra,...
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"If you're new to the music of Anton Webern, this superb budget CD is just the introduction you need... Yuasa's account of the Op. 1...continue...
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Ferrero: La Nueva España / Takuo Yuasa, Ukraine National SO
Ferrero: La Nueva España / Takuo Yuasa, Ukraine National SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-02-01

Works: Lorenzo Ferrero: La Nueva España, for orchestra
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra

One of Italy's leading contemporary composers, Ferrero has had numerous works performed at major festivals and institutions. Although his predominant interest is the theatre, he...continue...
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American Classics - MacDowell: Suites, Hamlet & Ophelia
American Classics - MacDowell: Suites, Hamlet & Ophelia

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-02-01

Works: Edward MacDowell: Suite no 1 for orchestra in D minor, Op. 42; Suite no 2 for orchestra ("Indian"), Op. 48; Hamlet and Ophelia, Op. 22
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

A contemporary of Mahler, pupil of Raff and protege of Liszt, the American-born MacDowell received his main musical education in France and Germany during the...continue...
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Pärt: Tabula Rasa, Symphony no 3, Collage / Yuasa, et al
Pärt: Tabula Rasa, Symphony no 3, Collage / Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-01-01

Works: Arvo Pärt: Tabula rasa, concerto for 2 violins (or violin & viola), prepared piano & string orchestra; Collage sur B-A-C-H for Strings, Oboe, Harpsichord and Piano; Symphony no 3
Performers: Hatfield, Lesley; Hirsch, Rebecca
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

For any seasoned collector who already knows these great works by Arvo Part, these splendid performances merit a duplication in your collection. And for those...continue...
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A-Z of Classical Music
A-Z of Classical Music

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-10-01

Works: Gregorian Chant: De profundis clamavi, offertory in mode 2 (Liber Usualis no 1076; GR 388); Hildegard von Bingen: O virga mediatrix; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Gloria; William Byrd: Pavan and ...
Performers: Anthony, Adele; Biret, Idil [Piano]; Jandó, Jenö [Conductor/Piano]; Kejmar, Miroslav; Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Nishizaki, Takako [Violin]; Ottensamer, Ernst; Szkolay, Ba...
Conductors: Summerly, Jeremy; Bychkov, Semyon; Edlinger, Richard; Krcek, Jaroslav; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Skvor, Petr; Dvorak, Jaroslav; ; Wordsworth, Barry; Grodd, Uwe; Sobotka, Wolfgang; Wildner, Johannes; Mor...
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra; Camerata Budapest; Capella Istropolitana; Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Czecho-Slovak State Philharmoni...
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Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Chamber Symphony, etc / Yuasa
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Chamber Symphony, etc / Yuasa

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-09-01

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony no 2, Op. 38; Incidental Music to a Motion Picture Scene, Op. 34; Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg is best known for the twelve tone technique he developed which changed the course of composition. However, in his younger years, he produced...continue...
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American Classics - Glass: Violin Concerto, etc / Anthony
American Classics - Glass: Violin Concerto, etc / Anthony

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-05-01

Works: Philip Glass: Company; Concerto for Violin; Akhnaten
Performers: Anthony, Adele
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Philip Glass is one of the most innovative contemporary composers, and has made a considerable reputation for himself in the field of composition now generally...continue...
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Romantic Violin Concertos - Vieutemps: Concertos no 1 and 4
Romantic Violin Concertos - Vieutemps: Concertos no 1 and 4

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-02-01

Works: Henri Vieuxtemps: Concerto for Violin no 1 in E major, Op. 10; Concerto for Violin no 4 in D minor, Op. 31
Performers: Keylin, Misha
Conductors: Burkh, Dennis; Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra; Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra

"Not even Paganini's most finger-twisting works send the listener's heart pumping like Vieuxtemps' first five concertos. Paganini's works have the vulgar atmosphere of the circus,...continue...
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Britten: Violin Concerto, Cello Symphony / Yuasa, et al
Britten: Violin Concerto, Cello Symphony / Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-06-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Performers: Hirsch, Rebecca; Hugh, Timothy
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Britten was to write music in every genre, from Grand opera to simple folk-song settings, his catalogue of works including concertos for both piano and...continue...
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Tavener: The Protecting Veil, In Alium / Yuasa, et al
Tavener: The Protecting Veil, In Alium / Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-05-01

Works: John Tavener: The Protecting Veil; In alium, for high soprano, strings, piano, grand organ, Hammond organ, bells, gongs & four-track ta
Performers: Hulse, Eileen; Kliegel, Maria
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

The music of John Tavener is at the forefront of the New Spirituality movement in music. Since his conversion to the Eastern Orthodox Church, Tavener's...continue...
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Discover the Classics Volume 3 - The Concerto
Discover the Classics Volume 3 - The Concerto

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-02-26

Works: Arcangelo Corelli: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6; Giuseppe Torelli: Sonata for trumpet, strings & continuo, G. 1; Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo n...
Performers: Bánfalvi, Béla; Banowetz, Joseph; Behringer, Michael; Bisengaliev, Marat; Camden, Anthony; Frith, Benjamin [Piano]; Glemser, Bernd [Piano]; Hill, Robert [Harpsichord, Piano]; Hugh, Timo...
Conductors: Krcek, Jaroslav; Georgiadis, John; Bánfalvi, Béla; Creswick, Bradley; Warchal, Bohdan; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Studt, Richard; Skvor, Peter; Antal, Mátyás; Wildner, Johann...
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Budapest Strings; Capella Istropolitana; English Northern Philharmonia; London Virtuosi; National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; Northern Chamber Orchestra; Northern Sinfon...
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Nyman: The Piano Concerto, Where the Bee Dances / Lenehan
Nyman: The Piano Concerto, Where the Bee Dances / Lenehan

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-07-09

Works: Michael Nyman: Where the Bee Dances, for saxophone & orchestra; The Piano Concerto, for piano & orchestra
Performers: Haram, Simon; Lenehan, John [Piano]
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Michael Nyman was introduced to a wider audience through his movie scores -indeed the one-movement Piano Concerto recorded here, is derived directly from the most...continue...
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The Essential John Tavener on Naxos
The Essential John Tavener on Naxos

5 CD / Naxos (USA) /

Works: John Tavener: The Protecting Veil; In alium, for high soprano, strings, piano, grand organ, Hammond organ, bells, gongs & four-track ta; Zodiacs; Ypakoë, suite for piano; Palin; Mandoodles; Prat...
Performers: Berkieta, Stefan; Colley, Harriet [Soprano Vocal]; Cramer, Eleanor [Vocals]; Crawford, Peter; Hugh, Tim; Hulse, Eileen; Jacobs, Simon; Jones, Angharad Gruffydd; Kingston, Charlotte [Vocals]; Kliegel,...
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo; Summerly, Jeremy; Brown, Timothy; Robinson, Christopher
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