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20th Century Classics - Solo Instrument

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American Classics - Adams: Violin Concerto, etc / Hanslip
American Classics - Adams: Violin Concerto, etc / Hanslip

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-09-26

Works: John Corigliano: The Red Violin, chaconne for violin & orchestra; George Enescu: Roumanian Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra in A major, Op. 11/1; Franz Waxman: Tristan und Isolde Fantasie; John Adams: Co...
Performers: Hanslip, Chloe [Violin]; Owen, Charles
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The works on this disc offer a broad survey of American violin music. John Corigliano's 'Chaconne' is a set of variations based on his music...continue...
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Bartók: Violin Sonatas 1 & 2, Contrasts / Pauk, Jandó
Bartók: Violin Sonatas 1 & 2, Contrasts / Pauk, Jandó

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1994-04-12

Works: Béla Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76; Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111
Performers: Berkes, Kálmán; Jandó, Jenö; Pauk, György
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Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, 44 Duos / Pauk, Sawa
Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, 44 Duos / Pauk, Sawa

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-04-04

Works: Béla Bartók: Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117; Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98
Performers: Pauk, Gyorgy; Sawa, Kazuki

"He's [Pauk] cold steel, threatening the listener with a craggy first movement studded with protruding rocks and jagged geometric shapes. His white-hot intensity burns its...continue...
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Bartók: Violin Concertos no 1 & 2 / Pauk, Wit, et al
Bartók: Violin Concertos no 1 & 2 / Pauk, Wit, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-11-01

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36; Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117
Performers: Pauk, Gyorgy
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bartok's two Violin Concertos are among the 20th century's masterpieces for the instrument. Completed when he was a youthful 27, the first is a tender...continue...
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Bax: Violin Sonatas no 1 & 3 / Jackson, Wass
Bax: Violin Sonatas no 1 & 3 / Jackson, Wass

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

Works: Arnold Bax: Sonata for violin & piano no 1; Sonata for violin & piano no 3
Performers: Jackson, Laurence; Wass, Ashley

"A glance at Graham Parlett's invaluable catalogue of Bax's music (OUP: 1999) reveals that the first of the composer's three numbered violin sonatas (a passionate...continue...
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Bax: Violin Sonatas, Vol 2 / Jackson, Wass
Bax: Violin Sonatas, Vol 2 / Jackson, Wass

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

Works: Arnold Bax: Sonata for violin & piano no 2; Ballad, for violin & piano; Legend, for violin & piano; Sonata for violin & piano in G minor; Sonata for violin & piano in F major
Performers: Jackson, Laurence; Wass, Ashley

A far cry from the heart-on-sleeve romanticism of his 'First Violin Sonata', Bax’s 'Second Violin Sonata' reflects the composer’s concerns regarding the First World War....continue...
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Berg: Violin Concerto, Lyric Suite, etc / E. Klas, R. Hirsch
Berg: Violin Concerto, Lyric Suite, etc / E. Klas, R. Hirsch

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-10-01

Works: Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Lyric Suite, for orchestra (arr. from Nos.2-4 of string quartet version); Pieces (3) for orchestra, Op. 6
Performers: Hirsch, Rebecca
Conductors: Klas, Eri
Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Symphony

"This performance has tight, clear structure and plenty of drama. It lacks the patent leather polish and dynamic range of my favorite recording by the...continue...
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American Classics - Bernstein: Serenade, etc / Alsop, et al
American Classics - Bernstein: Serenade, etc / Alsop, et al

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

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra "after Plato's Symposium"; Facsimile; Divertimento for Orchestra
Performers: Quint, Philippe; Walden, Timothy
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein protg Marin Alsop leads the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in some of the American legends most intriguing works. Bernstein described his Serenade, inspired by Platos...continue...
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English Viola - Bliss, Delius, Bridge
English Viola - Bliss, Delius, Bridge

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-11-17

Works: Arthur Bliss: Sonata for viola & piano, Op. 52, F. 91; Frederick Delius: Sonata for violin & piano no 3, RT viii/10; Frank Bridge: Allegro Appassionato, for viola & piano in B minor, H. 82; Serenade ...
Performers: Imai, Tadashi [Piano]; Magyar, Eniko [Viola]

The viola, with its plangent tone, subtle sonority and lyrical qualities, is often overshadowed by its more brilliant-sounding sibling, the violin. An accomplished violist himself,...continue...
Recording information: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)....continue...
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Britten: Cello Suites no 1-3 / Timothy Hugh
Britten: Cello Suites no 1-3 / Timothy Hugh

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-08-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Suite for solo cello no 1, Op. 72; Suite for solo cello no 2, Op. 80; Suite for solo cello no 3, Op. 87
Performers: Hugh, Timothy

"Britten's suites for solo cello are his response to Rostropovich's performance of JS Bach's...The innocuously named Tim Hugh does not just play these works, he...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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Britten: Violin Concerto, etc / McAslan, Bedford, et al
Britten: Violin Concerto, etc / McAslan, Bedford, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-09-20

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 19; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Benjamin Britten / Lennox Berkeley: Mont Juic, suite of Catalan dances for orchestra
Performers: McAslan, Lorraine
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Moore, Lloyd
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

"These performances were originally published in different pairings by Collins in 1990. All three works are from early in Britten's career. McAslan is heard in...continue...
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Laureate Guitar Series: Andras Csaki
Laureate Guitar Series: Andras Csaki

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-08-31

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a; Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70; John W. Duarte: Variations on a Catalan Folk Song ("Canco Del Llabre...
Performers: Csaki, Andras [Guitar]

Currently an assistant professor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, from which he graduated in 2007, Andras Csaki has given recitals throughout...continue...
Recording information: St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (04/15/2010-04/18/2010)....continue...
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Alfredo Casella: Notte di Maggio
Alfredo Casella: Notte di Maggio

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-10-26

Works: Alfredo Casella: Notte di maggio (A Night in May), for voice & orchestra, Op. 20; Concerto for Cello, Op. 58; Scarlattiana for piano & chamber orchestra, Op. 44
Performers: Andreini, Olivia; Noferini, Andrea; You, Sun Hee [Piano]
Conductors: Vecchia, Francesco La

From mysterious moonlit night to joyous sunlit day, this recording runs the gamut of Alfredo Casella's huge stylistic range. 'Notte di maggio' ('A Night in...continue...
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Aldridge, Copland: Clarinet Concertos
Aldridge, Copland: Clarinet Concertos

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-07-27

Works: Robert Aldridge: Concerto for Clarinet; Samba, for clarinet & string quartet; Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet
Performers: Singer, David; Singer, David [Clarinet]

Aaron Copland's popular Clarinet Concerto, with its tender and poignant opening, highly virtuosic central cadenza and brilliantly jazzy final movement, is preceded by Robert L....continue...
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Dankworth: Picture of Jeannie, Suite for Emma, etc / Johnson, Lenehan
Dankworth: Picture of Jeannie, Suite for Emma, etc / Johnson, Lenehan

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

Works: John Dankworth: Suite for Emma, for clarinet & piano; Picture of Jeannie, for clarinet & piano (after Foster's Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair); Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano; Aar...
Performers: Johnson, Emma [Clarinet]; Lenehan, John [Piano]

Sir John Dankworth was inspired by Benny Goodman's playing to study clarinet at the Royal Academy: his delightful 'Suite for Emma' was composed for Emma...continue...
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American Classics - Corigliano: Music for Violin and Piano / Bieler, Tichman
American Classics - Corigliano: Music for Violin and Piano / Bieler, Tichman

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

Works: John Corigliano: Sonata for violin & piano; The Red Violin, chaconne for violin & piano; Fantasia on an Ostinato, for piano; The Red Violin Caprices for Violin solo
Performers: Biehler, Ida; Tichman, Nina

One of America's finest and most widely recognized composers, John Corigliano has won several Grammy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize and dozens of other honors. His...continue...
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American Classics - Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices, etc;  Thomson: Three Portraits, etc / Quint, Wolfram
American Classics - Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices, etc; Thomson: Three Portraits, etc / Quint, Wolfram

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-05-27

Works: John Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices for Violin solo; Sonata for violin & piano; Virgil Thomson: Three Portraits, for violin & piano (transcribed by Samuel Dushkin); Five Ladies, portraits (5) fo...
Performers: Quint, Philippe; Wolfram, William

John Corigliano has revisited his score for the 1997 film 'The Red Violin' several times. In 'The Red Violin Caprices', content is allied to a...continue...
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John Corigliano: Violin Concerto; Phantasmagori
John Corigliano: Violin Concerto; Phantasmagori

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-05-25

Works: John Corigliano: Phantasmagoria, suite from "The Ghosts of Versailles," for orchestra; Concerto for Violin & orchestra ("The Red Violin")
Performers: Ludwig, Michael
Conductors: Falletta, JoAnn

With this new recording, JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic continue their revelatory exploration of Corigliano's highly engaging and imaginative symphonic music. Phantasmagoria draws materia...continue...
Recording information: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, Unites States (10/17/2008-10/19/2008)....continue...
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Dvorák: Serenade for Winds;  Janacek, Enescu / Oslo Soloists
Dvorák: Serenade for Winds; Janacek, Enescu / Oslo Soloists

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-04-01

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Serenade for winds & strings in D minor, B. 77 (Op. 44); George Enescu: Decet for 2 flutes, oboe, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons & 2 horns in D major, Op. 14; Leos Jan...
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Ensemble: Wind Soloists of the Oslo Philharmonic (Wind Soloi

Three very different composers who had no personal involvement in the world of wind instruments produced three of the finest works for wind ensemble. Dvorak's...continue...
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Enescu: Sonatas for Cello and Piano Op 26 / Laura Buruiana, Martin Tchiba
Enescu: Sonatas for Cello and Piano Op 26 / Laura Buruiana, Martin Tchiba

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

Works: George Enescu: Sonata for cello & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 26/1; Sonata for cello & piano no 2 in C major, Op. 26/2
Performers: Buruiana, Laura; Tchiba, Martin

Chamber music was a prominent feature of Enescu's music from his earliest years. Though separated by almost four decades, the two 'Cello Sonatas' were not...continue...
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Hindemith: Clarinet Quintet / Spectrum Concerts Berlin
Hindemith: Clarinet Quintet / Spectrum Concerts Berlin

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-10-27

Works: Paul Hindemith: Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello & piano; Sonata for clarinet & piano in B flat major; Pieces (3) for cello & piano, Op. 8; Quintet, for clarinet & string quartet, Op. 30
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Ensemble: Spectrum Concerts Berlin

The chamber music pieces on this disc show how richly satisfying Hindemith's music can be. By turns passionate, deeply moving and humorous, each work that...continue...
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Holst: Beni Mora, Somerset Rhapsody, etc /Lloyd-Jones, et al
Holst: Beni Mora, Somerset Rhapsody, etc /Lloyd-Jones, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-03-09

Works: Gustav Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 no 2/H 87; Beni Mora, oriental suite for orchestra, Op. 29/1, H. 107; Invocation, Op. 19 no 2/H 75; A Fugal Overture, Op. 40 no 1/H 151; Egdon Heath (Homage ...
Performers: Hugh, Timothy
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"This disc, superbly recorded in the Henry Wood Hall in Glasgow, makes a most welcome addition to Naxos's growing collection of English music...Lloyd-Jones chooses the...continue...
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Holst: Double Concerto, etc/ Griffiths, Graham, Ewins, et al
Holst: Double Concerto, etc/ Griffiths, Graham, Ewins, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-04-24

Works: Gustav Holst: Brook Green Suite, for strings, H. 190; A Song of the Night, Op. 19 no 1/H 74; St. Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118; Lyric Movement, for viola & chamber orchestra, H. 191; A ...
Performers: Ewins, Sarah; Graham, Janice; Harmer, Philip; Pyne, Anna; Viytovych, Andriy
Conductors: Griffiths, Howard
Ensemble: English Sinfonia

The English composer Gustav Holst served for many years as director of music at St Paul's Girls' School in London, and it was for the...continue...
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Arthur Honegger: Complete Violin Sonatas
Arthur Honegger: Complete Violin Sonatas

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-12-14

Works: Arthur Honegger: Sonata for violin & piano no 3 in C major, H. vi/3; Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in C sharp minor, H. 17; Sonata for violin & piano no 2 in B major, H. 24; Sonata for solo violin i...
Performers: Kayaleh, Laurence; Stewart, Paul [Piano]

Arthur Honegger is best known for his large-scale oratorios and orchestral works. However, the three Sonatas for Violin and Piano, and the Sonata for Solo...continue...
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American Classics - Ives: Violin Sonatas no 1-4 / Thompson
American Classics - Ives: Violin Sonatas no 1-4 / Thompson

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-06-01

Works: Charles Ives: Sonata, for violin & piano no 1, S. 60 (K. 2C4); Sonata, for violin & piano no 2, S. 61 (K. 2C5); Sonata, for violin & piano no 3, S. 62 (K. 2C6); Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 "Chil...
Performers: Thompson, Curt; Waters, Rodney

"Another hole in one from Naxos, perfectly demonstrating this composer's spicy, earthy rawness and appeal, is the set of violin sonatas - at once Romantic...continue...
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Janácek: String Quartets no 1 & 2, etc/ Vlach Quartet, et al
Janácek: String Quartets no 1 & 2, etc/ Vlach Quartet, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1997-11-19

Works: Leos Janácek: Quartet for Strings no 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"; Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Listy duverné," "Intimate Letters"), JW 7/13; Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7; Fairy tale
Performers: Ericsson, Mikael; Maly, Frantisek; Vlachova, Jana

"This is another extraordinary bargain from Naxos: four major works by the unique Moravian composer, Leos Janacek, all in expert and idiomatic performances, and all...continue...
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Lutoslawski: Complete Violin and Piano Music, etc / Yampolsky, Daskalakis
Lutoslawski: Complete Violin and Piano Music, etc / Yampolsky, Daskalakis

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

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Recitativo e arioso, for violin & piano; Subito; Partita, for violin & piano; Karol Szymanowski: Myths (3), Op. 30; Leos Janácek: Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7
Performers: Daskalakis, Ariadne; Yampolsky, Miri

The lives of the three Eastern European composers on this disc spanned almost 150 years (1854–1994), a period of dramatic historical change, political turmoil and...continue...
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Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Concerto Rhapsody
Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Concerto Rhapsody

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-02-23

Works: Aram Khachaturian: Concerto for Cello in E minor; Concert-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
Performers: Yablonsky, Dmitry
Conductors: Fedotov, Maxim

The Naxos series devoted to the orchestral music of Aram Khachaturian continues with his two works for cello and orchestra. The 'Cello Concerto', whose brooding...continue...
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Khachaturian: Concerto-Rhapsody, Violin Concerto / Koeckert, Serebrier, Royal PO
Khachaturian: Concerto-Rhapsody, Violin Concerto / Koeckert, Serebrier, Royal PO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-05-26

Works: Aram Khachaturian: Concerto-Rhapsody for violin & orchestra in B flat minor; Concerto for Violin in D minor
Performers: Koeckert, Nicolas
Conductors: Serebrier, José

Armenia's greatest composer Aram Khachaturian received both acclaim and criticism from the Soviet regime, including the USSR State Prize for his three 'Concerto-Rhapsodies'. "A concerto...continue...
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Kodály: Music for Cello / Maria Kliegel, Jenö Jandó
Kodály: Music for Cello / Maria Kliegel, Jenö Jandó

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-10-18

Works: Zoltán Kodály: Chorale Preludes (3), transcriptions for cello & piano (after Bach's spurious BWV 743, 762, 747); Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8; Sonata for cello & piano, Op. 4
Performers: Jando, Jeno [Conductor/Piano]; Kliegel, Maria

"There is much to marvel at here...Kliegel's account [of the solo sonata] is tremendous from start to finish...Janos Starker's benchmark performance of Op. 4, with...continue...
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Kodály: Music for Cello Vol 2 / Kliegel, Preucil, Jandó
Kodály: Music for Cello Vol 2 / Kliegel, Preucil, Jandó

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

Works: Zoltán Kodály: Chorale Preludes (3), transcriptions for cello & piano (after Bach's spurious BWV 743, 762, 747); Sonatina for cello & piano; Adagio for violin (or viola or cello) & piano; C...
Performers: Jando, Jeno [Conductor/Piano]; Kliegel, Maria; Preucil, William [Violin]
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Korngold, Goldmark: Violin Concertos / Vera Tsu, Yu Long
Korngold, Goldmark: Violin Concertos / Vera Tsu, Yu Long

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1997-06-19

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Karl Goldmark: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A Minor, Op. 28
Performers: Tsu, Vera
Conductors: Long, Yu
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Laureate Series - Violin - Korngold / Lin, Loeb
Laureate Series - Violin - Korngold / Lin, Loeb

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

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing, Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 11; Sonata for violin & piano in G major, Op. 6; Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20; Serenade, for violin & p...
Performers: Lin, Joseph; Loeb, Benjamin

"Joseph Lin, first-prize winner at the 2001 Michael Hill World Violin Competition, plays these works with real feeling, adjusting his tone and vibrato to the...continue...
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Korngold: Violin Concerto, Much Ado About Nothing, etc / Philippe Quint, Carlos Miguel Prieto, et al
Korngold: Violin Concerto, Much Ado About Nothing, etc / Philippe Quint, Carlos Miguel Prieto, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-06-30

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Schauspiel Overture for orchestra, Op 4; Much Ado about Nothing, suite from the incidental music for chamber orchestra, Op. 11
Performers: Quint, Philippe
Conductors: Prieto, Carlos Miguel

"Philippe Quint turns in one of the most appealing, least "sticky" performances of Korngold's Violin Concerto yet recorded. If you usually find the piece too...continue...
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György Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
György Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-12-15

Works: György Ligeti: Quartet for Strings no 1 ("Métamorphoses nocturnes"); Quartet for Strings no 2; Movements (2) for string quartet
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Ensemble: Parker Quartet (String Quartet)

Gyorgy Ligeti's choral and orchestral music hit the mainstream when it was featured in the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but his equally remarkable...continue...
Recording information: St. Anne's Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (10/01/2007-10/03/2007)....continue...

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Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Wit, Polish RSO
Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Wit, Polish RSO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-04-23

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Livre pour Orchestre; Concerto for Cello; Novelette, for orchestra; Chain 3, for orchestra
Performers: Bauer, Andrzej
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice

"The complete cycle of the orchestral works of Witold Lutoslawski, of which this is Volume 4, must be one of the jewels in the Naxos...continue...
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Malipiero: Tre Commedie Goldoniane
Malipiero: Tre Commedie Goldoniane

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-01-25

Works: Gian Francesco Malipiero: Tre commedie goldoniane, for orchestra; Stradivario, for orchestra (Ballet in one act); La Cimarosiana, for orchestra; Gabrieliana, for orchestra
Performers: Major, Tamas
Conductors: Benda, Christian

The Italian composer Gian Francesco Malipiero led two very differing lives. He dedicated himself to the creation of complete editions of music by the great...continue...
Recording information: Auditorio della RSI, Lugano, Switzerland (09/26/1997-09/30/1997)....continue...
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Martinu: String Quartets Vol 1 / Martinu Quartet
Martinu: String Quartets Vol 1 / Martinu Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-04-18

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat minor ("French"), H. 117; Quartet for Strings no 2; Tri jezdci (Three Horsemen), for string quartet, H. 1
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Ensemble: Martinu Quartet

"...The Martinu Quartet's performance [Quartet No. 1] has a great sense of advocacy and insight, particularly in the slow movement and finale...the...Quartet gets inside the...continue...
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Martinu: String Quartets no 3 and 6, etc / Martinu Quartet
Martinu: String Quartets no 3 and 6, etc / Martinu Quartet

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

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Quartet for Strings no 3; Quartet for Strings no 6, H. 312; Duo for violin & cello no 1, H. 157; Madrigals (3) for Violin and Viola
Performers: Havlak, Lubomir; Jisa, Jan; Macecek, Peter; Vlasankova, Jitka

The Czech composer Martinu was enormously prolific as a composer. With seven numbered quartets, the string quartet was one of his favorite forms of composition....continue...
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Martinu: String Quartets no 4, 5 & 7 / Martinu Quartet
Martinu: String Quartets no 4, 5 & 7 / Martinu Quartet

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

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Quartet for Strings no 4, H. 256; Quartet for Strings no 5, H. 268; Quartet for Strings no 7 "Concerto da Camera"

"The Martinu Quartet, as one might guess from their name, is confindent and authoritative, whether in the complex whirrings of the finale of 4, the...continue...
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Martinu: La Revue de Cuisine, complete ballet music; Harpsichord Concerto; Les rondes et al. / Robert Hill, harpsichord
Martinu: La Revue de Cuisine, complete ballet music; Harpsichord Concerto; Les rondes et al. / Robert Hill, harpsichord

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-06-26

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Harpsichord Concerto, H. 246; Musique de Chambre no 1 for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, harp & piano, H. 376; Les Rondes, for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, 2 violins & piano, ...
Performers: Hill, Robert [Harpsichord, Piano]; Simon, Klaus
Conductors: Simon, Klaus
Ensemble: ; Holst Sinfonietta

Ranging from 1927 to 1959, the year of Martinu's death, these four works reveal his unceasing versatility in chamber repertoire. La revue de cuisine, heard...continue...
Recording information: SWR Studio, Freiburg, Germany (10/25/2009-10/26/2009)....continue...
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Messiaen: Livre du Saint-Sacrement
Messiaen: Livre du Saint-Sacrement

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-09-28

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Livre du Saint Sacrement
Performers: Jacobs, Paul [Organ]

'Livre du Saint-Sacrement' (The Book of the Blessed Sacrament) is Messiaen's last and longest organ work, a thematic cycle based on the sacrament of Communion...continue...
Recording information: Church of St Mary the Virgin, New York City, USA (01/27/2009-01/30/2009)....continue...
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French Flute Music / Gallois, Wong
French Flute Music / Gallois, Wong

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

Works: Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Olivier Messiaen: Le merle noir, for flute & piano, I/37; Pierre Sancan: Sonatina for flute & piano; André Jolivet: Chant de Linos for flute & piano;...
Performers: Gallois, Patrick [Flute/Conductor]; Wong, Lydia

Since the end of the 17th century French composer have shown a particular skill and deftness of touch in writing for the flute. The instrument...continue...
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Myaskovsky, Vainberg: Violin Concertos / Grubert, et al
Myaskovsky, Vainberg: Violin Concertos / Grubert, et al

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

Works: Nikolay Myaskovsky: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 44; Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 67
Performers: Grubert, Ilya
Conductors: Yablonsky, Dmitry
Ensemble: Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

"Miaskovsky's Violin Concerto is hardly among the front rank of 20th-century works in the medium, but it's an assured and lovable piece that deserves more...continue...
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Penderecki: Violin Sonatas no 1 & 2 / Bieler, Tichman
Penderecki: Violin Sonatas no 1 & 2 / Bieler, Tichman

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

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Sonata for Violin and Piano; Miniatures (3) for violin & piano; Cadenza, for viola solo; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2
Performers: Biehler, Ida; Tichman, Nina

Chamber music has featured only intermittently in the output of Krzysztof Penderecki who, during the last forty years of the 20th century, focused mainly on...continue...
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Penderecki: Works for Cello and Orchestra / Wit, Monighetti, Noras, Kwiatkowski, Warsaw National PO
Penderecki: Works for Cello and Orchestra / Wit, Monighetti, Noras, Kwiatkowski, Warsaw National PO

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

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto Grosso for 3 cellos & orchestra; Largo, for cello & orchestra; Sonata for Cello and Orchestra
Performers: Kwiatkowski, Rafal; Monighetti, Ivan; Noras, Arto
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

Best known for his choral and symphonic works, Krzysztof Penderecki has also written many fascinating concertante pieces. His 'Concerto Grosso No. 1' makes full use...continue...
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Penderecki: Viola Concerto; Cello Concerto
Penderecki: Viola Concerto; Cello Concerto

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-09-27

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto for Viola; Concerto for Cello no 2
Performers: Vassiljeva, Tatjana; Zhislin, Grigori
Conductors: Wit, Antoni

Penderecki's concertos are amongst the most communicative, emotionally charged, and important works of the second half of the twentieth century. The Second Cello Concerto was...continue...
Recording information: Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland (09/02/2008-09/05/2008)....continue...
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Poulenc: Organ Concerto, Concert Champêtre, etc / Lefebvre
Poulenc: Organ Concerto, Concert Champêtre, etc / Lefebvre

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-03-01

Works: Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor; Concerto Champêtre for Harpsichord; Suite française (d'après Claude Gervaise), for winds, percussion & harpsichord...
Performers: Chojnacka, Elisabeth; Lefebvre, Philippe
Conductors: Casadesus, Jean-Claude
Ensemble: Lille National Orchestra

From its mock-serious parody of Bach to its music hall finale, the Concerto is one of Poulenc's most popular works. "The Concerto Champetre" and the...continue...
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French Violin Sonatas / Dong-Suk Kang, Pascal Devoyon
French Violin Sonatas / Dong-Suk Kang, Pascal Devoyon

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1990-03-15

Works: Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor; Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 75; Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major; Francis P...
Performers: Devoyon, Pascal [Piano]; Kang, Dong-Suk [Violin]
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