Record Labels Archives: Naïve

F.J. Haydn: Piano sonatas/Fazil Say

Next to his horrific, effects-mongering 2005 Beethoven release (type Q9410 in Search Reviews), Fazil Say mostly behaves himself wi...

BOYVivaldi: Griselda

This opera shares a plot with Scarlatti's work of the same name, and I advise readers to see my review of that opera for a complet...

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10/Sanderling

This live performance from 1978 is remarkable for how Kurt Sanderling gets this very French orchestra to play Shostakovich with su...

ANNA CATERINA ANTONACCI: ERA LA NOTTE

Anna Antonacci may not have the most alluring voice you've ever heard, but it's a good one and her flair for the dramatic makes he...

W.A. Mozart: Mass in C minor/Accentus

Emmanuel Krivine leads a crisply articulated, rhythmically taut, tonally vibrant performance of Mozart's unfinished Mass, vividly ...

Vivaldi: Tito Manlio

Most of Vivaldi's operas were composed for Venice, but between 1718 and 1720 he was in the employ of the Austrian governor of Mant...

SUOMI/FINLAND

One of today's foremost champions of a cappella singing--and one who has influenced countless conductors and composers--Eric Erics...

HANDEL–OPERA SERIA

This arguably is the best Handel aria recording ever made by a soprano, and that's acknowledging the fine efforts of singers such ...

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5/Masur

Like other conductors before him (most notably Karajan), Kurt Masur plays the introduction to Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 as if i...

Beethoven: Quartets Nos. 5 & 6/Mosaiques

Continuing along the path set by its very good recording of Beethoven's Op. 18 Nos. 1 and 4, Quatuor Mosaïques offers even finer ...