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John Adams: Shaker Loops, etc / Alsop, Gunn, et al
John Adams: Shaker Loops, etc / Alsop, Gunn, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-10-19

Works: John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; The Wound-Dresser; Berceuse élégiaque, arrangement for small orchestra of Busoni original; Shaker Loops
Performers: Gunn, Nathan
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

"Alsop's workmanlike performances are certainly up to the Naxos standard, and Gunn's tender interpretations of Walt Whitman's words in 'The Wounded-Dresser' are truly lovely. For...continue...
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American Opera Classics - Adams: I Was Looking... / Simon
American Opera Classics - Adams: I Was Looking... / Simon

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

Works: John Adams: I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky; Recorded Sound: Sound Effects
Performers: Friedrich, Jeannette; Gardell, Lilith; Haas, Darius de; Holst, Jonas; Muhlpointner, Martina; Neisser, Markus Alexander; Trotman, Kimako Xavier
Conductors: Simon, Klaus
Ensemble: Holst Sinfonietta; Young Opera Company Freiburg

The two act song play I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky is the third collaboration between Adams and Peter...continue...
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John Adams: Nixon in China / Robert Orth
John Adams: Nixon in China / Robert Orth

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

Works: John Adams: Nixon in China
Performers: Dahl, Tracy [Soprano]; DeDominici, Jennifer; Hammons, Thomas; Heller, Mark; Kanyova, Maria; Malde, Melissa; Orth, Robert; Simson, Julie; Yuan, Chen-Ye
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Colorado Symphony Orchestra

A longtime collaborator of John Adams and champion of his music, Marin Alsop directs this live recording of Opera Colorado's 25th Anniversary Celebration production of...continue...

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American Classics - Barber: Choral Music
American Classics - Barber: Choral Music

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

Works: Samuel Barber: A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, for male chorus & 3 tympani, Op. 15; Vanessa, Op. 32; Twelfth Night, for 4 voices. Op. 42/1; To Be Sung on the Water, for 4 voices, Op. 42/2; Hermit So...
Performers: Dickson, Ben; Kayser, Deborah; McDonald, Grantley; Vorster, Len
Conductors: Lawrence, Douglas
Ensemble: Ormond College Choir

"It's nice to have a Samuel Barber choral anthology, because he wrote exceptionally well for the voice, and everything here deserves to be heard. Naxos...continue...
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American Opera Classics - Barber: Vanessa / Rose, et al
American Opera Classics - Barber: Vanessa / Rose, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-11-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Vanessa, Op. 32
Performers: Bauwens, Ray; Chickering, Ellen; Conrad, Richard; Dry, Marion; Lima, Philip; Matthews, Andrea
Conductors: Rose, Gil
Ensemble: Ukrainian National Capella "Dumka"

"Barber's music is full-blown romanticism, easy on the ear, but not especially character or situation specific - but effective enough and memorable." - Parsons, ARG...continue...
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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin, etc / Alsop, Bournemouth SO
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin, etc / Alsop, Bournemouth SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-04-19

Works: Béla Bartók: Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73; Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77; Hungarian Sketches, for orchestra, Sz. 97
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

The incomparable Marin Alsop conducts her Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Bartok's 'The Miraculous Mandarin'. The work, which is today among the composer's most...continue...
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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin (Complete); Concerto for Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin (Complete); Concerto for Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-03-27

Works: Béla Bartók: Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73; Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

With its bizarre story of moral corruption and violence, Béla Bartók's final stage work, The Miraculous Mandarin, was banned after the first performance in 1926....continue...
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Bartók: Blue Beard's Castle / Alsop, Meláth, et al
Bartók: Blue Beard's Castle / Alsop, Meláth, et al

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

Works: Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48
Performers: Belacek, Gustav; Melath, Andrea
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

A modern version of the old European folk-tale about the cruel, blue-bearded prince and his many disappearing wives, Bartok's opera 'Bluebeard's Castle' is a metaphor...continue...
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Berg: Wozzeck / Segerstam, Falkman, Dalayman, Qvale
Berg: Wozzeck / Segerstam, Falkman, Dalayman, Qvale

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-04-01

Works: Alban Berg: Wozzeck, opera, Op. 7
Performers: Dalayman, Katarina; Eklof, Marianne; Eliasson, Ola; Falkman, Carl Johan; Hedlund, Klas; Quale, Ulrik; Stregard, Lennart; Wahlund, Sten
Conductors: Segerstam, Leif
Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra

Perhaps the only atonal opera to keep a place in regular repertiore, Berg's 'Wozzeck' is a remarkable study of victimization, despair and madness. Immensely powerful...continue...
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American Classics - Bernstein: West Side Story/ Schermerhorn
American Classics - Bernstein: West Side Story/ Schermerhorn

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

Works: Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story
Performers: Chozen, Joanna; Cooke, Marianne; Dean, Robert; Eldred, Mike; Morrison, Betsi; Prentice, Michelle; San Giovanni, Michael
Conductors: Schermerhorn, Kenneth
Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra

"The release of super-budget-price recordings of musicals is rare enough to warrant a welcome. This one of 'West Side Story', not from Broadway but from...continue...
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American Classics - Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, etc
American Classics - Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, etc

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

Works: Leonard Bernstein: On the Waterfront; Chichester Psalms; Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra
Performers: Budd, Jeremy [Vocals]; Charrier, Paul; Franklin-Kitchen, Elisabeth; Kelly, Thomas
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Chorus; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

"Alsop displays a special sympathy for this score's intimate undertow, investing softer music with a tingling atmosphere and lyrical poetry that consistently ignite the imagination,...continue...
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American Classics - Bernstein: Dybbuk, Fancy Free
American Classics - Bernstein: Dybbuk, Fancy Free

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-11-21

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Dybbuk, ballet; Fancy Free, ballet
Performers: Bacco, Sam; Burke, Abby; Kummer, Steve; Risinger, Mark; Ulrich, Mel
Conductors: Mogrelia, Andrew
Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra

"Yet another superb issue from Naxos. I compared both to Bernstein's own recordings. These are so close in interpretation, orchestral excellence, and sonics, that, in...continue...
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American Classics - Bernstein: Mass / Marin Alsop, Jubilant Sykes, Baltimore SO
American Classics - Bernstein: Mass / Marin Alsop, Jubilant Sykes, Baltimore SO

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

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Alleluia
Performers: Berry, Sarah Uriate; Boehler, Matt; Derry, Susan; Finkelshteyn, Ilya; Henderson, Celisse; Horowitz, Len; Justman, Amy; Langel, Jodie; Leung, Telly; McCarthy, Theresa; McGowan, Mike; Micciche, Dan; Mo...
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Morgan State University Choir

When Leonard Bernstein was asked by Jackie O to compose the inaugural work for the opening of the J.F. Kennedy Center for performing arts in...continue...
Leonard Bernstein's Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers was given a mixed reception upon its premiere as the inaugural production at the opera house of the John F. Kennedy Center fo...continue...

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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, etc / Ronald Corp, et al
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, etc / Ronald Corp, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1995-07-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: A New Year Carol; Sweet was the Song, carol for SSAA chorus; King Herod and the Cock, for unison chorus & piano; The Oxen, carol for female chorus & piano; Fancie; The Birds, for me...
Performers: Attree, Emily; Hopper, Catherine; Kanga, Skaila [Harp]; Osmond, Cecilia; Wells, Alexander
Conductors: Corp, Ronald [Composer]
Ensemble: New London Children's Choir
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Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb / Choir of St. John's College
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb / Choir of St. John's College

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-06-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; Te Deum in C major; Jubilate Deo; Antiphon, Op. 56b; Hymn to the Virgin; Festival Te Deum in...
Performers: Bungard, Jonathan; Farrington, Iain; Giles, Benedict; Goldring, William; Green, Malcolm; Harrison, Ben; Lepage-Dean, Oliver; Thomas, Reuben; Wall, Simon

Britten's large catalog of choral works spans the whole of his compositional career, much of his music in this genre employing sacred texts that were...continue...
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Britten: Serenade for Tenor, etc / Bedford, et al
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, etc / Bedford, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-02-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Nocturne, Op. 60; Phaedra, Op. 93
Performers: Fearon, Alan; Francomb, Peter; Haslam, David; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Frank [horn]; Murray, Ann; Plane, Robert; Reay, Stephen; Rhys, Christina
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia

This second volume of Britten orchestral songs features his two arguably best-known works in the genre, together with a major vocal work from the very...continue...
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English Song Series 7 - Britten / Langridge, Bedford
English Song Series 7 - Britten / Langridge, Bedford

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-03-16

Works: Benjamin Britten: Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Winter Words, Op. 52; If it's ever spring again, song for soprano or tenor & piano; Child...
Performers: Bedford, Steuart; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]

"Langridge has become the leading Britten tenor in recent years and has recorded much of Britten's music. He has a quite individual sound, pointed, a...continue...
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The English Song Series 9 - Britten
The English Song Series 9 - Britten

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; The Heart of the Matter, for tenor, narrator, horn & piano; Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain"; Canticle IV; Canticle V
Performers: Bedford, Steuart; Ellis, Osian; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Frank [horn]; Ragin, Derek Lee

Britten's five 'Canticles' are marvelously vivid, intensely dramatic works. Although they were not designed to be performed together - they span virtually his whole career,...continue...
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English Choral Music - Britten: St. Nicolas, etc / Bedford
English Choral Music - Britten: St. Nicolas, etc / Bedford

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-11-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42; Christ's Nativity, Christmas suite for chorus; Psalm 150, for children's chorus & instruments, Op. 67
Performers: Cullen, Joseph [Choral Conductor/Organ]; Feaviour, Margaret; Harris, Judith; Hind, Rolf; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Norris, David Owen
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: New London Children's Choir

"Performances here are simply glorious. Langridge is a most distinguished interpreter of Britten's music, fully identifying with the music and text." - Parsons, ARG...continue...
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Britten, Berkeley: Auden Songs / Jones, Langridge, et al
Britten, Berkeley: Auden Songs / Jones, Langridge, et al

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

Works: Lennox Berkeley: Poems (5) of W. H. Auden, for high voice & piano, Op. 53; Night covers up the rigid land, for voice & piano, Op. 14/2; Lay your sleeping head my love, for high voice & piano, Op. 14/...
Performers: Bedford, Steuart; Jones, Della; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]

"Langridge has become the Britten tenor par excellence. He has a unique individual sound though perhaps not the most beautiful voice - it is nasal,...continue...
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Britten: Simple Symphony, etc / Bedford, et al
Britten: Simple Symphony, etc / Bedford, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Temporal Variations, for oboe & piano; A Charm of Lullabies, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano, Op. 41; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Do...
Performers: Daniel, Nicholas; Dukes, Philip; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Randolph, Thomas; Philip, John; Greene, Robert; Burns, Robert
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

The works on this recording cover the entire span of Britten's published output - from the 'Simple Symphony' of 1934, to the string orchestral arrangement...continue...

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Britten: The Complete Orchestral Song Cycles Vol 1/ Bedford
Britten: The Complete Orchestral Song Cycles Vol 1/ Bedford

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

Works: Benjamin Britten: Chansons Françaises (4), for voice & orchestra; Our Hunting Fathers, song cycle for high voice & orchestra, Op. 8; Les Illuminations
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

"Lott is still in fine vocal shape, and again she sings in a precise, pointed way, full of arch humor. In 'Our Hunting Fathers' Bryn-Julson...continue...
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English Song Series 13 - Britten - Folksong Arrangements 2
English Song Series 13 - Britten - Folksong Arrangements 2

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-07-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp; The Holly and the Ivy, folksong arrangement for chorus; King Herod and the Cock, for unison chorus & piano; The Twelve Apostles, f...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Ellis, Osian; Feaviour, Margaret; Harris, Judith; Kirk, Vernon; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Norris, David Owen; Titus, Graham
Conductors: Joly, Simon; Barnett, Christopher; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: ; Northern Sinfonia

Britten was throughout his life drawn to folk song, possessing a special gift for word-setting and vocal writing. This release, and the first volume (8.557220),...continue...
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English Song Series Vol. 22 - Britten: Songs; Proverbs of William Blake; Tit for Tat; Folk Songs / Roderick Williams, baritone; Iain Burnside, piano
English Song Series Vol. 22 - Britten: Songs; Proverbs of William Blake; Tit for Tat; Folk Songs / Roderick Williams, baritone; Iain Burnside, piano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-05-29

Works: Benjamin Britten: Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74; Tit for Tat; The Plough Boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3); Folksongs (7), Volume 3; Tom B...
Performers: Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]

Britten wrote his Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op. 74 for the German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in 1965. The singer admired the 'concentration and...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (01/04/2011-01/06/2011)....continue...
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Britten: Complete Scottish Songs / Mark Wilde, tenro; Lucy Wakeford, harp; David Norris, piano
Britten: Complete Scottish Songs / Mark Wilde, tenro; Lucy Wakeford, harp; David Norris, piano

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

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Birthday Hansel, song cycle for tenor & harp, Op. 92; Who are these Children?, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 84; Cradle Song; Beware!; Ca' the yowes, for voice & piano (Folk S...
Performers: Norris, David Owen; Wakeford, Lucy; Wilde, Mark

Steeped in an atmosphere of ancient Scottish musical tradition, Benjamin Britten's setting of texts by Robert Burns in A Birthday Hansel was his final song-cycle....continue...
Recording information: Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton University (09/17/2009-09/19/2009)....continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony
Britten: War Requiem / Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-07-16

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: McPhee, George; Randle, Thomas [Tenor Vocals]; Russell, Lynda; Volle, Michael
Conductors: Boddice, Nigel; Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
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Britten: Folk Song Arrangements / Lott, Langridge, Johnson
Britten: Folk Song Arrangements / Lott, Langridge, Johnson

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

Works: Benjamin Britten: Folksongs (7), Volume 1; Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano; Folksong Arrangements, Vol. III "British Isles", for voice & piano; Folksong Arrangements, Vol. ...
Performers: Bonell, Carlos [Guitar]; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Kampen, Christopher van; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]

"For the complete folk-song arrangements, this is the only game in town, so it's enough to note the much-reduced price of the reissue from Collins,...continue...
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Opera Classics - Britten: Albert Herring / Bedford, et al
Opera Classics - Britten: Albert Herring / Bedford, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-03-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Barstow, Josephine; Bonner, Yvette; Bowling, Temime; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gillett, Christopher; Gritton, Susan; Jones, Della; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice];...
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

"The musicians of the Northern Sinfonia treat the score very much as extended chamber music, with the instruments almost as characters in their own right....continue...
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Opera Classics - Britten: Turn of the Screw / Bedford, et al
Opera Classics - Britten: Turn of the Screw / Bedford, et al

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

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54
Performers: Cannan, Phyllis; Hulse, Eileen; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Pay, Sam; Secunde, Nadine
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra

"The orchestral playing is truly impressive - aggressive, wildly coloful with finesse and musicianship. Pay is simply heartbreaking in his final line, 'Peter Quint, you...continue...
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American Classics - Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man, Three Hallucinations / Falletta, Plitman, Buffalo PO
American Classics - Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man, Three Hallucinations / Falletta, Plitman, Buffalo PO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man; Three Hallucinations, for orchestra (based on the film score "Altered States")
Performers: Orchestre Philharmonique De Berlin; Plitmann, Hila
Conductors: Falletta, JoAnn
Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

"A colleague suggested that I look into the poetry of the songs of Bob Dylan. Having not yet listened to the songs, I decided to...continue...
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American Classics - Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy / Slatkin, Allen, Tessier, Jackson, Nashville SO, et al
American Classics - Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy / Slatkin, Allen, Tessier, Jackson, Nashville SO, et al

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

Works: John Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Tessier, John
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra

"'Fern Hill' is a blithe poem, yet touched by darkness; time finally holds the poet "green and dying"... 'Poem in October' begins in Thomas' seafront...continue...
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American Classics - American Choral Music
American Classics - American Choral Music

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-11-21

Works: Vincent Persichetti: Flower Songs (Cantata no 6), for mixed chorus & string orchestra , Op. 157; Charles Ives: Psalm 90 "Lord, thou hast been"; John Corigliano: Fern Hill, for mezzo-soprano, chorus &...
Performers: Anderson, Thad; Asbell, Ames; Barber, Elaine; Cho, Seung Won; Cluff, Darlene; Colson, Bruce; Coltman-Smith, Margaret; Dawson, David; Depue, Wallace; Francis, Graeme; Gedigian, Marianne; Gilliam-Valls...
Conductors: Morrow, James
Ensemble: University of Texas Chamber Orchestra; University of Texas Chamber Singers

"The fine Copland performance concludes an excellent disc. The choir is consistently splendid. It's evident that James Morrow has trained them very well indeed. Balance,...continue...
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Enescu: Oedipe Op 23 / Gielen, Pederson, Lipovsek, et al
Enescu: Oedipe Op 23 / Gielen, Pederson, Lipovsek, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-01-17

Works: George Enescu: Oedipe, opera, Op. 23
Performers: Damiani, Davide; Donose, Ruxandra; Fink, Walter; Hopferweiser, Josef; Koves, Peter; Lipovsek, Marjana; Pederson, Monte; Roider, Michael; Silins, Egils; Simic, Goran; Ungureanu, Mihaela
Conductors: Gielen, Michael
Ensemble: Vienna Boys' Choir

The Romanian composer George Enescu was one of the most fascinating and versatile musicians in the first half of the twentieth century. His only opera,...continue...
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Falla: El Amor Brujo, El Retablo de Maese Pedro
Falla: El Amor Brujo, El Retablo de Maese Pedro

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-10-16

Works: Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo; El Retablo de Maese Pedro, puppet opera, G. 65
Performers: Galofre, Jordi; Herrera, Nancy Fabiola; Pons-Tena, Ismael; Valladares, Natacha
Conductors: Dini-Ciacci, Diego
Ensemble: I Cameristi del Teatro alla Scala

"For listeners who know Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo only in its later incarnation as a fully-orchestrated ballet score, the original 1915 version, for...continue...
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Spanish Classics - Falla: Three-Cornered Hat, etc / Valdes
Spanish Classics - Falla: Three-Cornered Hat, etc / Valdes

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

Works: Manuel de Falla: El amor brujo; Canciones populares españolas (7); Dance no 1 (from La vida breve)
Performers: Martos, Maria Jose; Nafe, Alicia
Conductors: Valdes, Maximiano
Ensemble: Principality of Asturias Symphonic Orchestra

Manuel de Falla is widely recognized as the leading figure in 20th century Spanish composition. 'The Three Cornered Hat' is perhaps his best known work,...continue...
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Opera Classics - Falla: La Vida Breve / Valdés, et al
Opera Classics - Falla: La Vida Breve / Valdés, et al

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

Works: Manuel de Falla: Dance no 1 (from La vida breve)
Performers: Baquerizo, Enrique; Cid, Manuel; Echeverria, Alfonso; Nafe, Alicia; Sanchez, Ana Maria; Suarez, Maria Jose
Conductors: Valdes, Maximiano
Ensemble: Prince of Asturias Foundation Choir

"The focus and atmosphere of the orchestral playing sets its tone from the sombre beginning in a resonant, luminous soundscape. Ana Maria Sanchez is a...continue...
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Holst: The Planets, The Mystic Trumpeter / Lloyd-Jones, RSNO
Holst: The Planets, The Mystic Trumpeter / Lloyd-Jones, RSNO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-04-01

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18; Colin Matthews: Pluto, the Renewer
Performers: Rutter, Claire
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Scottish National Orchestra Chorus members

Holst's 'The Planets' received its first public performace in 1919, and with it Holst achieved the first real success of his career. The new eigth...continue...
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English Song Series 6 - Holst: Vedic Hymns, Songs, etc
English Song Series 6 - Holst: Vedic Hymns, Songs, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-11-01

Works: Gustav Holst: Songs (4) for soprano (or tenor) & violin, Op. 35, H. 132; Songs (6) for soprano & piano, Op. 16, H. 69; Hymns from the Rig Veda, for voice & piano, Op. 24, H. 90; Songs (12) for voice ...
Performers: Bedford, Steuart; Fuller, Louisa; Gritton, Susan; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Maltman, Christopher

"Many of these songs show Holst's unique, strangely rarified imagination working at full power. Not only does he write with such lucid sensitivity for both...continue...

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Honegger: Le Roi David / Martin, Fersen, Borst, et al
Honegger: Le Roi David / Martin, Fersen, Borst, et al

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

Works: Arthur Honegger: Le roi David, oratorio (Psaume symphonique) for narrator, 3 solo voices, 2 choruses & chamber orches
Performers: Borst, Danielle; Ragon, Gilles; Todorovitch, Marie-Ange
Conductors: Piquemal, Michel
Ensemble: Orchestre de la Cité

"This new Naxos disc offers the original version with a superb group of French (and Swiss) performers. The narration by...Jacques Martin is warm and dramatically...continue...
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Film Music Classics - Ibert: Macbeth, etc / Adriano
Film Music Classics - Ibert: Macbeth, etc / Adriano

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

Works: Jacques Ibert: Macbeth, suite from the film for orchestra; Golgotha, suite from the film for orchestra; Don Quichotte, film score
Performers: Kiichli, Henry; Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony; Tchamkerten, Jacques
Conductors: Adriano
Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava

This collection of Ibert's inspired film scores is the newest addition to the critically acclaimed Naxos Film Music Classics series. Orson Welles hand-picked Ibert to...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia (1989-1990)....continue...
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American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 1/ Berman, Cabot, Carfizzi, Cavalieri, Gardner, Pittsinger, Plenk, Tarver, Wool, et al
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 1/ Berman, Cabot, Carfizzi, Cavalieri, Gardner, Pittsinger, Plenk, Tarver, Wool, et al

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

Works: Charles Ives: One, Two, Three; Abide with me, song for voice & piano, S. 205 (K. 6B12); Aeschylus and Sophocles, song for voice, piano & string quartet, S. 206 (K. 6B70); Afterglow, song for voice & ...
Performers: Berman, Lielle; Cabot, Jennifer Casey; Carfizzi, Patrick; Cavalieri, Michael; Dickson, Douglas; Gardner, Rob; Garritson, Laura; Howell, Ian; Jakubiak, Sara; Mumford, Tamara; Penna, J.J.; Phillips, Ma...

"What could be a better way of celebrating the Fourth of July than watching a parade, seeing the fireworks, and listening to songs of the...continue...
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American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 2 - December, Evening, etc / Cavalieri, Plenk, Mumford, Trudel, et al
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 2 - December, Evening, etc / Cavalieri, Plenk, Mumford, Trudel, et al

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

Works: Charles Ives: December; Disclosure; Down East; Dreams; The Old Mother; Du bist wie eine Blume; Elegie; The Ending Year; Evening; Evidence; Eyes so Dark; Far from my Heav'nly Home; Far in the Wood; A ...
Performers: Baty, Janna; Berman, Lielle; Buck, Heather; Cabot, Jennifer Casey; Cavalieri, Michael; Dickson, Douglas; Gardner, Rob; Garritson, Laura; Jakubiak, Sara; Kittelberger, Sumi; Mumford, Tamara; Penna, J....
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American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 3 - Harpalus, Hymn, Luck & Work, etc  / Cabot, Berman, Plenk, Cavalieri, Penna, Dickson, et al
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 3 - Harpalus, Hymn, Luck & Work, etc / Cabot, Berman, Plenk, Cavalieri, Penna, Dickson, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-08-26

Works: Charles Ives: Harpalus; He is there!; Her Eyes; Her gown was of vermilion silk; His Exaltation; The Housatonic at Stockbridge; Hymn; Hymn of Trust; Ein Ton; I knew and loved a maid; I travelled among...
Performers: Baty, Janna; Berman, Lielle; Bircher, Daniel Trevor; Cabot, Jennifer Casey; Carfizzi, Patrick; Cavalieri, Michael; Dickson, Douglas; Gardner, Rob; Howell, Ian; Kabaoka, Ayano; Kittelberger, Sumi; Mat...
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American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 4 / Cabot, Berman, Plenk, Cavalieri, Penna, Dickson, et al
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 4 / Cabot, Berman, Plenk, Cavalieri, Penna, Dickson, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: Charles Ives: Majority, for voice & piano, S. 294 (K. 6B65); Maple Leaves; Marie, I see thee, fairest one; Marie (II), song for voice & piano, S. 296/2 (K. 6B23b); Memories; Minnelied, song for voice...
Performers: Berman, Lielle; Cabot, Jennifer Casey; Carfizzi, Patrick; Cavalieri, Michael; Dickson, Douglas; Gardner, Rob; Garritson, Laura; Howell, Ian; Jakubiak, Sara; Kittelberger, Sumi; MacPherson, Ryan; Mumf...
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American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 6 / Berman, Plenk, Phillips, Dickson, et al
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 6 / Berman, Plenk, Phillips, Dickson, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-11-25

Works: Charles Ives: Tarrant Moss, song for voice & piano, S. 367 (K. 6B29c); There is a certain garden, song for voice & piano, S. 369 (K. 6B17); There is a lane; They Are There!, song for voice & piano, S...
Performers: Berman, Lielle; Bircher, Daniel Trevor; Cabot, Jennifer Casey; Carfizzi, Patrick; Cavalieri, Michael; Dickson, Douglas; Gardner, Rob; Garritson, Laura; Ingram, Amanda; Jakubiak, Sara; Kittelberger, S...
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Janacek: Choruses for Male Voices / Moravian Teachers Choir
Janacek: Choruses for Male Voices / Moravian Teachers Choir

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-07-01

Works: Leos Janácek: Orání (Ploughing), folk song for male chorus, JW 4/1; Coz ta nase bríza (Our Birch Tree), song for chorus, JW 4/22; Vínek (The Garland), folk song for male chor...
Performers: Prusa, Karel

Apart from opera, the only other genre that Janacek worked on throughout his life is the one featured on this disc - the unaccompanied chorus....continue...
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Janacek: Danube, etc / Pesek, Valaskova, Husek, Slovak PO
Janacek: Danube, etc / Pesek, Valaskova, Husek, Slovak PO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-02-01

Works: Leos Janácek: Dunaj (The Danube), symphonic poem, JW 9/7 (fragments, completed by O. Chlubna and by M. Stredron &; Schluck und Jau, incidental music, JW 9/11 (unfinished); Moravian Dances (5) fo...
Performers: Husek, Zdenek; Valaskova, Jana
Conductors: Pesek, Libor
Ensemble: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava

Like many of his contemporaries, Janacek was interested in folk music, and the five Moravian Dances are derived from the music of his own homeland,...continue...
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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass;Sinfonietta / Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach
Janacek: Glagolitic Mass;Sinfonietta / Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-11-15

Works: Leos Janácek: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: ; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Leo Janácek's dramatic Glagolitic Mass is set to a ninth century Old Church Slavonic text. With its highly individual synthesis of thunderous brass outbursts, rhythmic...continue...
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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta / Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach [Blu-ray audio]
Janacek: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta / Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach [Blu-ray audio]

1 CD / Naxos Blu-Ray / 2011-11-15

Works: Leos Janácek: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta
Performers: Libor, Christine
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Choir

Leo Janácek's dramatic Glagolitic Mass is set to a ninth century Old Church Slavonic text. With its highly individual synthesis of thunderous brass outbursts, rhythmic...continue...
Recording information: Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland (04/2010/09/2009)....continue...
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Korngold: Songs, Vol. 1
Korngold: Songs, Vol. 1

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

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Lieder (3) for voice & piano, Op. 22; Unvergänglichkeit, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 27; Songs of the Clown, for voice & piano, Op. 29; Lieder (4) (from Shakespear...
Performers: Schenker-Primus, Uwe; Simon, Klaus; Stallmeister, Britta

Korngold followed in the footsteps of the great late romantic composers Strauss, Mahler and Pfitzner, his unwavering commitment to refined melody, ravishing harmony and formal...continue...
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