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Meyerbeer: Overtures and Entr'actes from the French Operas / New Zealand SO, Darrell Ang
Meyerbeer: Overtures and Entr'actes from the French Operas / New Zealand SO, Darrell Ang

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-05-27

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable; L' Étoile du Nord; Les Huguenots; L' Africaine; Dinorah (Le Pardon de Ploërmel); Le Prophète
Performers: Douglas, Bridget
Conductors: Ang, Darrell
Ensemble: ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

This is the sequel to the recently released Ballet Music from the Operas [Naxos 8.573076]....continue...
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Jack Body (b.1944): Poems of Love and War / David Greco, baritone & countertenor; Budi Surasa Putra, Javanes vocalist; Robert Easting, narrator
Jack Body (b.1944): Poems of Love and War / David Greco, baritone & countertenor; Budi Surasa Putra, Javanes vocalist; Robert Easting, narrator

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-03-25

Works: Jack Body: Arias (3) from "Alley," for baritone, countertenor & orchestra; My Name is Mok Bhon, for voice & orchestra; Palaran; Meditations on Michelangelo, for violin & string orchestra; Poems of So...
Performers: Greco, David; Ouk, Somara [Vocals]; Pati, Amitai [Tenor (Vocal)]; Putra, Budi Surasa [Vocals]; Riseley, Martin
Conductors: Young, Kenneth
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Jack Body is one of New Zealand's leading composers. His fascination with Asian traditional music has had a profound impact on music which often tells...continue...
Recording information: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (04/28/2011-04/30/2011)....continue...
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Lyell Cresswell: Landscapes of the Soul; Concerto for piano; Concerto for Orchestra & String Quartet / Stephen De Pledge, piano
Lyell Cresswell: Landscapes of the Soul; Concerto for piano; Concerto for Orchestra & String Quartet / Stephen De Pledge, piano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-02-25

Works: Lyell Cresswell: Concerto for piano & orchestra; Passacagli, for ensemble; Concerto for orchestra & string quartet
Performers: de Pledge, Stephen
Conductors: McKeich, Hamish
Ensemble: ; New Zealand String Quartet; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The second Naxos recording of music by Lyell Cresswell, one of New Zealand's most distinguished composers. Pianist Stephen De Pledge, the New Zealand String Quartet...continue...
Recording information: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (06/25/2012-06/27/2012)....continue...
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Bruckner: The Complete Symphonies / Georg Tintner [12 CDs]
Bruckner: The Complete Symphonies / Georg Tintner [12 CDs]

12 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-01-28

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101; Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103; Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102; Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"; Symphony no 5 in B flat maj...
Performers: Tintner, Georg [Conductor]
Conductors: Tintner, Georg
Ensemble: ; National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Peter Breiner); Songs and Dances of Death; The Nursery
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Peter Breiner); Songs and Dances of Death; The Nursery

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-11-19

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition; Songs & Dances of Death (Pesni y plyaski smerti; 4), song cycle for voice & piano, edited by Rimsky-; The nursery
Conductors: Breiner, Peter
Ensemble: ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Originally written as a set of piano pieces, Mussorgsky's splendid Pictures at an Exhibition translates the artistry of the composer's friend Victor Hartmann into unforgettable...continue...
Recording information: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)....continue...
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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Songs and Dances of Death; The Nursery (orchestrated by Peter Breiner) / New Zealand SO [Blu-Ray Audio]
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Songs and Dances of Death; The Nursery (orchestrated by Peter Breiner) / New Zealand SO [Blu-Ray Audio]

1 CD / Naxos Blu-Ray / 2013-11-19

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition; Songs & Dances of Death (Pesni y plyaski smerti; 4), song cycle for voice & piano, edited by Rimsky-; The nursery
Conductors: Breiner, Peter
Ensemble: ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Originally written as a set of piano pieces, Mussorgsky's splendid Pictures at an Exhibition translates the artistry of the composer's friend Victor Hartmann into unforgettable...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: The Queen Of Spades Suite; Voyevoda Suite (Arr. Peter Breiner) / New Zealand SO
Tchaikovsky: The Queen Of Spades Suite; Voyevoda Suite (Arr. Peter Breiner) / New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-05-28

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades; Voyevoda
Performers: Joyce, Andrew; Leppanen, Vesa-Matti
Conductors: Breiner, Peter
Ensemble: ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Slovak-born composer and conductor Peter Breiner has received considerable inter-national acclaim for his adaptations, and his Tchaikovsky arrangements are particularly impressive examples of his art....continue...
Recording information: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (02/09/2012-02/10/2012)....continue...
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Moross: Frankie & Johnny; Biguine; Flute Concerto; A Tall Story for Orchestra / Alexa Still, flute; JoAnn Falletta
Moross: Frankie & Johnny; Biguine; Flute Concerto; A Tall Story for Orchestra / Alexa Still, flute; JoAnn Falletta

1 CD / Albany Records / 2013-03-12

Works: Jerome Moross: Frankie and Johnny, ballet; Biguine, for orchestra; A Tall Story for orchestra; Concerto for flute & string orchestra
Performers: Allen, Ursula; Still, Alexa; Thomson, Wendy [Vocals]; Winfield, Amanda
Conductors: Falletta, JoAnn
Ensemble: ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

2013 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jerome Moross, an American original. Best known for his outstanding motion picture scores, he considered himself...continue...
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Ferdinand Ries: Piano Concertos, Vol. 5 - Concertos Opp. 42 & 177; Introduction et Rondeau Brillant / Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Ferdinand Ries: Piano Concertos, Vol. 5 - Concertos Opp. 42 & 177; Introduction et Rondeau Brillant / Christopher Hinterhuber, piano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-11-13

Works: Ferdinand Ries: Concerto for Piano in E flat major, Op. 42; Introduction et Rondeau brillant, for piano & orchestra, WoO 54; Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 177
Performers: Hinterhuber, Christopher
Conductors: Grodd, Uwe
Ensemble: ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The fourteen works for piano and orchestra of Ferdinand Ries stand alongside those of Hummel as the finest and most important of their kind from...continue...
Recording information: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (09/12/2011-09/14/2011)....continue...
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The Butterfly Lovers & The Yellow River Piano Concertos / Chen Jie, piano
The Butterfly Lovers & The Yellow River Piano Concertos / Chen Jie, piano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-10-30

Works: Yellow River Composers' Committee: Yellow River Piano Concerto; He Zhan Hao: Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Performers: Jie, Chen [Piano]
Conductors: Kuan, Carolyn
Ensemble: ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The Yellow River Concerto is one of the most popular of all Chinese works, a richly melodic exploration of scenic variety, and a forceful expression...continue...
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Gung-Ho: Virtuoso Works for Trombone / David Bremner, Sarah Watkins, Leonard Sakofsky
Gung-Ho: Virtuoso Works for Trombone / David Bremner, Sarah Watkins, Leonard Sakofsky

1 CD / Atoll / 2012-09-11

Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

With a mix of standard trombone repertoire, transcriptions, and premiers by leading New Zealand composers, this CD has something for everyone....continue...
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Anthony Ritchie
Anthony Ritchie "A Bugle Will Do" - Symphony no 3

1 CD / Atoll / 2012-09-11

Conductors: Evans, Tecwyn
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
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A Royal Fanfare: Music for Coronations & Royal Ceremonial
A Royal Fanfare: Music for Coronations & Royal Ceremonial

1 CD / Gift of Music / 2012-03-27

Works: Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39; The British Empire March, for orchestra; Coronation March, for orchestra, Op. 65; Elgar Howarth: English Dances, for brass ensemble; Matthew L...
Conductors: Judd, James; ; Kingston, Geoffrey A.; Robinson, Christopher
Ensemble: ; Choir of St John's College Cambridge; Malmö Brass Ensemble ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Stockholm Philharmonic Brass Ensemble

Grand music for coronations, for ceremonial occasions, for matters of state and for formal dancing is brought together in this special album. 400 years of...continue...
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SIbelius: Symphony No. 2; Karelia Suite
SIbelius: Symphony No. 2; Karelia Suite

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-04-26

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Conductors: Inkinen, Pietari
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The Guardian has praised Pietari Inkinen as "a conductor of bold, sure-footed intelligence" and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as "a fine, responsive unit." This...continue...
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Janácek: Orchestral Suites from the Operas Vol 3 / Peter Breiner, New Zealand SO
Janácek: Orchestral Suites from the Operas Vol 3 / Peter Breiner, New Zealand SO

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

Works: Leos Janácek: Príhody Lisky Bystrousky (The Cunning Little Vixen); From the House of the Dead- Suite
Performers: Douglas, Bridget; Leppanen, Vesa-Matti
Conductors: Breiner, Peter
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

With this disc Naxos completes its acclaimed recordings of Peter Breiner's powerful and evocative orchestral suites from Janacek's operas. In very different ways, 'The Cunning...continue...
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Zemlinsky: The Mermaid
Zemlinsky: The Mermaid

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-07-28

Works: Alexander von Zemlinsky: Sinfonietta, for orchestra, Op. 23; Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid), fantasy for orchestra
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

A Symphony in all but name, Zemlinsky's lavishly scored "symphonic fantasy" 'Die Seejungfrau' (1903) is his most frequently performed large-scale work beside the 'Lyric Symphony'....continue...
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Janácek: Opera Suites Vol 2 / Breiner, Leppanen, New Zealand SO
Janácek: Opera Suites Vol 2 / Breiner, Leppanen, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-04-28

Works: Leos Janácek: Káta Kabanová, opera, JW 1/8; The Makropulos Case (Vec Makropulos), opera, JW 1/10
Performers: Leppanen, Vesa-Matti
Conductors: Breiner, Peter
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Following the release of their stunning recording of Janacek's Operatic Orchestral Suites, Vol. 1, Peter Breiner conducts his insightful suites from two popular Janacek operas...continue...

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Kiri Te Kanawa in Concert [DVD]
Kiri Te Kanawa in Concert [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2009-03-31

Works: Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; Turandot; La Rondine; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino; Traditional: Pokarekare Ana; Home Sweet...
Performers: Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame
Conductors: Hopkins, John; Barlow, Stephen
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Early in 1990, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa made a triumphant return to her native New Zealand to give three concerts, the last of which –...continue...
Run Time: 60 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
Subtitles: English
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Janácek: Opera Suites Vol 1 / Breiner, Leppanen, New Zealand SO
Janácek: Opera Suites Vol 1 / Breiner, Leppanen, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-02-24

Works: Leos Janácek: Jenufa; Vylety páne Brouckovy (The Excursions of Mr. Broucek), opera in 2 parts, JW 1/6 & 1/7
Performers: Leppanen, Vesa-Matti
Conductors: Breiner, Peter
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The operas of Leos Janacek have been gaining their rightful place in major opera houses the world over. First staged in 1904, 'Jenufa', a powerful...continue...

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Weber: Overtures / Wit, New Zealand SO
Weber: Overtures / Wit, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-12-16

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81; Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn, opera, J. 8 (Op. 8) (dialogue lost); Oberon; Der Beherrscher der Geister (The Ruler of the Spirits), overture for orch...
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Carl Maria von Weber composed a number of pioneering works for the operatic stage as well as incidental music whose highly attractive scores combine Classical...continue...
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Sibelius: Nightride and sunrise, Belshazzar's Feast Suite, etc / Inkinen, New Zealand SO
Sibelius: Nightride and sunrise, Belshazzar's Feast Suite, etc / Inkinen, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-12-16

Works: Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22; Pan & Echo (Dance Intermezzo no 3), for orchestra (or piano), Op. 53a; Belshazzar's Feast, Op. 51; Pieces (2) for orchestra, Op. 45; Kuolema; Kuolema (...
Conductors: Inkinen, Pietari
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

While the beloved 'Valse triste' and 'Scene with Cranes' from 'Kuolema' are virtually signature tunes for the great Finnish composer, much of Sibelius' orchestral and...continue...
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Karlowicz: Symphonic Poems Vol 2 / Wit, New Zealand SO
Karlowicz: Symphonic Poems Vol 2 / Wit, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-10-28

Works: Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Returning Waves (Powracajace fale), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 9; Sorrowful Tale (Smutna opowiesc), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 13; Odwieczne piesni (Eternal Songs)...
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Mieczyslaw Karlowicz's six symphonic poems, composed between 1904-09, are the pinnacles of a career tragically ended when he perished in an avalanche during a solitary...continue...
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Antill: Corroboree, Outback Overture / James Judd, New Zealand SO
Antill: Corroboree, Outback Overture / James Judd, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-07-29

Works: John Antill: Outback Overture; Corroboree, ballet
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

"The opening movement's rhythmic ostinato recalls Revueltas (Sensemaya), while the shorter inner movements feature more delicate textures and some sweetly memorable melodic invention. It's all...continue...
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The Best of Vaughan Williams
The Best of Vaughan Williams

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-06-24

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Forty-Ninth Parallel; Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Linden Lea; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); The wasps; House of life; Variants (5) of 'D...
Performers: Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Greed, David; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Maltman, Christopher; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Penny, Andrew; Judd, James; Bakels, Kees; Lloyd-Jones, David; Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra; English Northern Philharmonia; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the leading English composers of his generation, Vaughan Williams went some way towards creating a specifically English musical idiom, influenced by his interest...continue...
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Rautavaara: Symphony no 8 / Inkinen, New Zealand Symphony
Rautavaara: Symphony no 8 / Inkinen, New Zealand Symphony

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

Works: Einojuhani Rautavaara: Apotheosis; Manhattan Trilogy, for orchestra; Symphony no 8 ("The Journey")
Conductors: Inkinen, Pietari
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

During the last decade Einojuhani Rautavaara has become one of the internationally most popular and frequently performed Finnish composers. The 'Eighth Symphony', Rautavaara’s most recent,...continue...
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Sibelius: Scènes historiques 1 and 2, etc / Inkinen, et al
Sibelius: Scènes historiques 1 and 2, etc / Inkinen, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-01-29

Works: Jean Sibelius: Scènes historiques no 1, Op. 25; Scènes Historiques II (3), suite for orchestra, Op. 66; King Christian II, Op. 27
Conductors: Inkinen, Pietari
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius's first set of Scenes historiques forms a suite taken from music for a patriotic pageant, staged in 1899 at a time of increasing Finnish...continue...
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Majestic Journey - Original Works for Euphonium
Majestic Journey - Original Works for Euphonium

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-12-11

Works: Kevin Kaska: Majestic Journey, for euphonium & orchestra; Ballade, for euphonium & orchestra; John Golland: Peace; Vladimir Cosma: Euphonium Concerto; Peter Graham: Brilliante for 2 euphoniums & band...
Performers: Frey, Adam
Conductors: Hangen, Bruce
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The euphonium has a relatively rare place in the symphony orchestra, but has assumed an important role in wind and brass bands. It is an...continue...
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Kraus: Violin Concerto, etc / Nishizaki, Grodd, et al
Kraus: Violin Concerto, etc / Nishizaki, Grodd, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-11-20

Works: Joseph Martin Kraus: Concerto for Violin & orchestra in C, VB 151; Olympia, Incidental music, VB 33; Azire, ballet music, VB 18
Performers: Nishizaki, Takako [Violin]
Conductors: Grodd, Uwe
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

It is known that Kraus played keyboard instruments with a fair degree of proficiency, but his training was first and foremost as a violinist. His...continue...
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The Very Best of Elgar
The Very Best of Elgar

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

Works: Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39; Salut d'amour; Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Concerto for Cello; Quintet for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 84; Sospiri; Son...
Performers: Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Donohoe, Peter; Fryer, Sarah; Jando, Jeno [Conductor/Piano]; Kang, Dong-Suk [Violin]; Kendall, William; Kliegel, Maria; Lamsma, Simone; Miura, Yurie; Nishizaki,...
Conductors: Judd, James; Leaper, Adrian; Halász, Michael; ; Lloyd-Jones, David; Hurst, George; Downes, Edward; Hill, David; Wright, Simon
Ensemble: ; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Mariani String Quartet; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

From raucous marches to private enigmas, the music of Elgar represents, for many, the ultimate symbol of England in the early 20th century, contrasting royal...continue...
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Lilburn: A Song of Islands, etc / Judd, New Zealand SO
Lilburn: A Song of Islands, etc / Judd, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-09-27

Works: Douglas Lilburn: Aotearoa, overture for orchestra; A Birthday Offering, for orchestra; Drysdale Overture, for orchestra; Forest, tone poem for orchestra; A Song of Islands, tone poem for orchestra; F...
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

"While it is clear in practically every note of this disc that the Kiwi composer Douglas Lilburn studied with Ralph Vaughan Williams, that's no bad...continue...

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Elgar: Orchestral Minatures / Judd, New Zealand SO
Elgar: Orchestral Minatures / Judd, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-08-29

Works: Edward Elgar: Froissart Overture, Op. 19; May Song; Carissima; Romance, for bassoon & orchestra (also arr. for cello & piano), Op. 62; Characteristic Pieces (3), Op. 10; Minuet, for piano (later orch...
Performers: Tilson, Preman
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

With their engaging, wistful charm and immediate melodic appeal, Elgar's miniatures represent a less familiar side to the composer's music. The early 'Froissart Overture,' inspired...continue...
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Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait
Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-03-21

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Prelude & Fugue for piano no 1 in C major, Op. 87/1; Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5; Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10; The Golden Age (as used in the film "Testimony"); Th...
Performers: Bartholdy, Annette; Berman, Boris; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Houston, Michael; Kaler, Ilya [Violin]; Mikulas, Peter [Bass Vocals]; Scherbakov, Konstantin [Piano]; Shostakovich, Dmitry
Conductors: Slovák, Ladislav; Lyndon-Gee, Christopher; Yablonsky, Dmitry; ; Wit, Antoni; Kuchar, Theodore
Ensemble: ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice; Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Stockholm Arts Trio; Ukrainian National Symphony...

"Is this a CD set with substantially expanded album notes or a book with two accompanying CDs? The booklet contains an excellent monograph by Richard...continue...
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Chen Gang And He Zhan Hao: Butterfly Lovers Concerto & Documentary [DVD]
Chen Gang And He Zhan Hao: Butterfly Lovers Concerto & Documentary [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Marco Polo / 2006-01-17

Works: Chen Gang: Concerto for Violin "Butterfly Lovers"
Performers: Nishizaki, Takako
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Butterfly Lovers is a music and dance film by director Marikki Hakola. A synthesis of the ever-popular Chinese violin concerto Butterfly Lovers and choreography inspired...continue...
Run Time: 70 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC/PAL, Letterbox, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround, LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
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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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Ries: Piano Concertos Vol 1 / Hinterhuber, et al
Ries: Piano Concertos Vol 1 / Hinterhuber, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-11-15

Works: Ferdinand Ries: Concerto for Piano in A flat major "Gruss an den Rhein", Op. 151; Concerto for Piano in C major, Op. 123
Performers: Hinterhuber, Christopher
Conductors: Grodd, Uwe
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The eight Piano Concertos of Beethovens friend and pupil Ferdinand Ries stand beside those of Hummel as the most important works of their kind from...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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Elgar: Marches / Judd, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Elgar: Marches / Judd, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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

Works: Edward Elgar: Coronation March, for orchestra, Op. 65; Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42; Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39; Caractacus, Op 35; The Crown of India, imperial masque in 2 tableaux for ...
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

"James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra have already established their Elgar credentials in their [previous] Naxos disc [NXS 8.557166]... Here, they reinforce that...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Music / Judd, New Zealand SO
Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Music / Judd, New Zealand SO

1 DVD Audio / Naxos (USA) / 2005-02-22

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Norfolk Rhapsody no 1 in E minor; In the Fen Country; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Concerto grosso for strings in 3 groups
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Although he was highly influenced by folk-song, as represented here most clearly in the 'Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1' and in the 'Fantasia on Greensleeves', these...continue...
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Sculthorpe: Earth Cry, Piano Concerto / Judd, Cislowski
Sculthorpe: Earth Cry, Piano Concerto / Judd, Cislowski

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-11-16

Works: Peter Sculthorpe: Earth Cry; Memento Mori; Concerto for piano & orchestra; From Oceania; Kakadu
Performers: Barton, William; Cislowska, Tamara Anna
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
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Corigliano: Pied Piper;  et al / Still, Sedares, et al
Corigliano: Pied Piper; et al / Still, Sedares, et al

1 CD / Koch International / 2004-09-21

Works: Katherine Hoover: Medieval Suite for flute & piano, Op. 18a; John Corigliano: Pied Piper Fantasy, concerto for flute & orchestra; Chen Yi: The Golden Flute, for flute & orchestra
Performers: Still, Alexa
Conductors: Sedares, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

"This is a superb recording. Still plays with flawless technique. In three demanding works, she never loses the clarity and beauty of her tone. She...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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Bridge: The Sea, Enter Spring, Summer / Judd, et al
Bridge: The Sea, Enter Spring, Summer / Judd, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-08-01

Works: Frank Bridge: Enter Spring, rhapsody for orchestra, H. 174; Summer, tone poem for orchestra, H. 116; Poems after Richard Jefferies, for orchestra, H. 118; The Sea, suite for orchestra, H. 100
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Perhaps no other English composer of the first half of the twentieth century reveals a stylistic musical journey as varied as that of Frank Bridge....continue...
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Gang, Zhanhao: The Butterfly Lovers Concerto
Gang, Zhanhao: The Butterfly Lovers Concerto

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-07-01

Works: He Zhan Hao: Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto; Peter Breiner: Songs and Dances from the Silk Road, for violin & orchestra
Performers: Nishizaki, Takako [Violin]
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The 'Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto', scored for solo violin and Western orchestra, is one of the best known of all contemporary Chinese compositions. It has...continue...
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Adagio Chillout
Adagio Chillout

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-07-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Sergey Rachmaninov: Andante semplice [fragment]; Hugo Alfvén: Elegy from Gustav II Adolf; ...
Performers: Alfvén, Hugo [Composer]; Alsop, Marin; Asturias Symphony Orchestra; Beckley, Lisa; Bilbao Symphony Orchestra; Brown, Timothy [Choral Conductor]; BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra; Camerata, Oxford; ...
Conductors: Alsop, Marin; Ligeti, András; Kamu, , Okko; Summerly, Jeremy; Judd, James; Mena, Juan José; Sakari, Petri; Panula, Jorma; Robinson, Christopher; Rahbari, Alexander; Kuchar, Theodore; Valdes...
Ensemble: ; Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra; Clare College Choir; Concentus Hungaricus; Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Oxford Cam...

Personnel: Jenö Jandó (piano)....continue...
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Hummel: Missa Solemnis, etc / Grodd, et al
Hummel: Missa Solemnis, etc / Grodd, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-06-01

Works: Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Te Deum, for chorus & orchestra in D major, WoO 16, S. 70; Missa solemnis for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major, WoO 12, S. 74
Performers: Armstrong, Donald; Griffiths, David; Power, Patrick; Wright, Patricia
Conductors: Grodd, Uwe
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; TOWER Voices New Zealand

Hummel's 'Missa Solemnis', recorded here for the first time, is a worthy successor to the late Haydn Masses but no pale imitation. Its brilliant orchestration,...continue...
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Elgar: The Wand of Youth, Nursery Suite / Judd, New Zealand
Elgar: The Wand of Youth, Nursery Suite / Judd, New Zealand

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

Works: Edward Elgar: Wand of Youth, Suite no 1, for orchestra, Op. 1a; The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b; Dream Children, for small orchestra (or piano), Op. 43; Nursery Suite
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Forty years after writing the tunes for a children's play about age, youth and the escapism of fairyland, for performance in the family with his...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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American Classics - Bernstein: Symphony no 1, etc / Judd
American Classics - Bernstein: Symphony no 1, etc / Judd

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-02-01

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no 1 "Jeremiah"; Concerto for Orchestra (Jubilee Games), for orchestra
Performers: Gunn, Nathan
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

"Anyone who would like to get to know the alpha and omega of Bernstein's orchestral compositions will not be disappointed with this splendid and inexpensive...continue...
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Walton Conducts Walton - The 1964 New Zealand Tour/ Senofsky
Walton Conducts Walton - The 1964 New Zealand Tour/ Senofsky

2 CD / Bridge / 2003-11-01

Works: Anonymous: God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland); William Walton: Concerto for Violin; Partita for Orchestra; Symphony no 1 in B flat minor; Henry V
Performers: Senofsky, Berl
Conductors: Walton, William
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

These historic performances, recorded by The New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, are being released for the first time through an agreement between the NZBC and Bridge...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, etc / Judd, etc
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, etc / Judd, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-07-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Norfolk Rhapsody no 1 in E minor; In the Fen Country; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Concerto grosso for strings in 3 groups
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

"This is a wonderful release. The New Zealand orchestra plays beautifully, sounding everywhere like a first-rate group, while Naxos offers gorgeous, rich, well-balanced sound. Judd...continue...
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