Record Labels Archives: Naxos

greatry

Simple Grétry Charm From Opera Lafayette

Every so often it’s nice to take a break from operas with deep meanings and just feel like a bit of French royalty at Versailles...
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Major Discoveries: Lajtha’s Second Symphony

Now reissued on Naxos, Lajtha's Second Symphony couldn't be more different from the ebullient First. Its outer movements are angui...
Walk

Beauty and Sadness in Van Zweden’s Walküre

A minor caveat first. Listeners will have to adjust to the voice/orchestra balance: the former is highlighted to an irritating deg...
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Major Discoveries: Lajtha Orchestral Works 1

Here's a welcome reissue from Marco Polo, now on the less expensive Naxos line. László Lajtha (1892-1963) was the major 20th cen...
prokalsop

Alsop’s Prokofiev Sixth: Nothing Special

You want to admire this cycle. It's well played and well recorded, and has had some impressive releases. But in the big, more popu...
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Naxos’ Rossini Overture Edition Complete

This volume completes Naxos' very enjoyable four-disc set of the complete Rossini overtures. Think about it: that's a lot of orche...
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Naxos’ Rossini Overtures 3, Still Going Strong

This series continues with an appealing mix of familiar and unfamiliar works, all of which are well worth getting to know. Perhaps...
Rossini

Rossini Overtures: Volume 2 Maintains High Standards

Rossini's overtures are so delightful, and so unlike any other music. Really, is there anything out there that delivers sheer plea...
Rossini

Naxos’ Very Promising Complete Rossini Overtures Series

Up to now, the standard collection of Rossini overtures has been Neville Marriner's correct but somewhat flat-footed series on Phi...

Rossini: A Fine L’Italiana On Naxos

There is no want for recordings of this opera, and several are terrific: Jennifer Larmore/Raul Gimenez (Teldec); Horne/Alva (Opera...