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20th Century Classics - Special Projects

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Berio: Sequenzas I-XIV
Berio: Sequenzas I-XIV

3 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-05-16

Works: Luciano Berio: Sequenza I, for flute; Sequenza II, for harp; Sequenza III, for voice; Sequenza IV, for piano; Sequenza V, for trombone; Sequenza VI, for viola; Sequenza VII, for oboe; Sequenza VIII, ...
Performers: Adkins, Darrett; Arnold, Tony [Soprano Vocal]; Berman, Boris; Dann, Steven; Few, Guy [Trumpet/Piano]; Goodman, Erica [Harp]; Halladay, Wallace; Munday, Kenneth [Bassoon]; Petric, Joseph; Sarc, Matej;...

"Naxos and all these players are to be wholeheartedly congratulated for this splendid achievement. The only rival (on DG 475 038-2), which I have not...continue...
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Britten: Bridge Variations, etc / Bedford, English CO
Britten: Bridge Variations, etc / Bedford, English CO

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

Works: Benjamin Britten: Occasional Overture, for orchestra in C major, Op. 38 (withdrawn); Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29...
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"These performances of the Frank Bridge Variations and the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Steuart Bedford (taken from the old Collins Classics catalog)...continue...
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Prokofiev: Peter & The Wolf/Dame Edna
Prokofiev: Peter & The Wolf/Dame Edna

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1997-09-12


"...What a fine band the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is! Their brass players in particular are a sterling bunch, whether giving a splendid swagger to Peter's...continue...
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Light Classics - Gershwin for Trumpet / Bartos, Breiner
Light Classics - Gershwin for Trumpet / Bartos, Breiner

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

Works: George Gershwin: Girl Crazy; Shall We Dance; Lady, be Good; Rosalie; Damsel in Distress; Porgy and Bess; Goldwyn Follies; Show is on
Performers: Bartos, Juraj; Breiner, Peter

"Minus the notes, I would never have guessed that these very fine musicians, having a go at the most American of music, are Slovaks. They...continue...
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American Classics - Schuman: Violin Concerto, etc;  Ives
American Classics - Schuman: Violin Concerto, etc; Ives

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-05-01

Works: William Schuman: Concerto for Violin; New England Triptych; Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)
Performers: Quint, Philippe
Conductors: Serebrier, José

"This, the first release in Naxos's "American Classics" series that I have encountered, is a spectacular achievement in every respect. William Schuman was not merely,...continue...
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American Classics - A Continuum Portrait Vol 3 - Ives
American Classics - A Continuum Portrait Vol 3 - Ives

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

Works: Charles Ives: The Housatonic at Stockbridge; Soliloquy; On the Antipodes, song for voice & 2 pianos, S. 319 (K. 6B71); The Gong on the Hook & Ladder or Firemen's Parade on Main Street for strings, pi...
Performers: Evans, Rachel; Gruesser, Eva; Lauridsen, Beverly; Sachs, Joel; Schonbrun, Sheila; Seltzer, Cheryl; Villamil, Victoria; Wu, Mia
Conductors:
Ensemble: Continuum

An heir to New England Transcendentalism, Ives shared its reverence for the beauty and power of the individual. His love for spontaneous, untrained creativity led...continue...
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Ives: Decoration Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgving / James Sinclair
Ives: Decoration Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgving / James Sinclair

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

Works: Charles Ives: New England Holidays Symphony; The General Slocum; Overture in G minor; Yale-Princeton Football Game; Postlude for Orchestra in F major
Conductors: Sinclair, James
Ensemble: Malmö Symphony Orchestra

When asked to define a masterpiece in music Stravinsky chose Ives' 'Decoration Day', a tone poem that Ives later made the second movement of his...continue...

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William Schuman: Symphony No.8; Night Journey
William Schuman: Symphony No.8; Night Journey

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

Works: William Schuman: Symphony no 8; Night Journey, ballet; Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard

Naxos' acclaimed series of William Schuman's symphonies concludes with his powerful and at times playful 'Eighth Symphony', in which the great American composer takes full...continue...

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Ives: Variations on
Ives: Variations on "America", etc / U. S. Marine Band

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

Works: William Schuman: Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives); Charles Ives: Overture and March "1776"; They are there!; Old Home Days (5), suite for band (arranged...

"The American wind band was part of Ives' native musical world, and its accent pervades his musical language. So what would sound more natural than...continue...
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American Classics - Abraham Lincoln Portraits
American Classics - Abraham Lincoln Portraits

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

Works: Charles Ives: Lincoln, the Great Commoner, for chorus & orchestra, S. 184 (K. 5B5); Vincent Persichetti: A Lincoln Address, Op. 124; Roy Harris: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, for mezzo-soprano &...
Performers: LaMarchina, Anthony; Mabry, Sharon; VanOsdale, Mary Kathryn; Wiesmeyer, Roger
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Chorus; Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), sixteenth President of the United States, has inspired many works of literature, art and music. To celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth,...continue...
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Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals, etc / Lenárd, et al
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals, etc / Lenárd, et al

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

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the animals; Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l'oye; Paul Dukas: L'apprenti sorcier
Conductors: Jean, Kenneth
Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava

Camille Saint-Saens' zoological fantasy "Carnival of the Animals" was written in 1886 to celebrate that year's carnival in Paris. This ebullient fantasy piece paints a...continue...
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Stockhausen: Mantra  Pestova-Meyer Piano Trio
Stockhausen: Mantra Pestova-Meyer Piano Trio

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

Works: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Mantra, for 2 pianos with percussion & electronics
Performers: Panis, Jan
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Ensemble: Pestova-Meyer Piano Duo

Mantra, for two pianos with ring modulation, was a watershed in Stockhausen's development. Composed in 1970, it was the work that not only signalled his...continue...
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Stravinsky: Violin Concerto, etc / Frautschi, Craft, et al
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto, etc / Frautschi, Craft, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-07-31

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Concerto for Violin in D major; Le roi des étoiles; Symphonies of Wind Instruments, for 24 wind instruments (1920 version); Le sacre du printemps
Performers: Frautschi, Jennifer
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's; Philharmonia Orchestra; Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble

"A record of the year. No question about it. This is a stupendous collection conducted by the legendary and controversial Robert Craft with the great...continue...
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Wind Band Classics - Bizet-Serebrier: Carmen Symphony, etc
Wind Band Classics - Bizet-Serebrier: Carmen Symphony, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-02-26

Works: José Serebrier: Carmen Symphony (after Bizet); Mexican Dance, for wind ensemble (after Revueltas); Night Cry, for brass ensemble; Alberto Ginastera: Dances from Estancia, dance suite from the ba...
Performers: Barrett, Leslye; Gillispie, Gail; Kadala, Lisa; McFarlane, Christopher
Conductors: Colburn, Michael J.

Having orchestrated Gershwin's piano works (at the request of Gershwin's family), numerous Grieg songs, and more recently a symphonic synthesis of Janacek's 'The Makropulos Case',...continue...
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