Record Labels Archives: Naxos

Max Reger’s (not so) Easy Pieces

Take these work titles with a grain of salt, for Reger’s Op. 67 Chorale Preludes and Op. 56 Preludes and Fugues are not all that...

Major Discoveries: Karayev Ballet Suites

Kara Karayev's ballet music isn't quite as unknown as the rest of his output. This exact coupling was released previously on Melod...

Falletta and Buffalo Define Glière’s Epic Third Symphony

This is an important recording for several reasons. First, it contains the finest version yet recorded of Glière's epic Third Sym...

CD From Hell: Koussevitzky Drools All Over Sibelius

These boring, indifferently played, soggily recorded performances haven't held up well at all (if indeed they ever did when first ...

Finally, Another Bloch Symphony in C-sharp Minor

Bloch's epic Symphony in C-sharp minor emerged in 1900, when the composer was just 20. Conductor Dalia Atlas considers it to be th...

Slatkin’s Dull Ravel, Volume 2

The outstanding item on this otherwise unremarkable program is Marius Constant's wholly convincing 1990 orchestration of Gaspard d...

Filling In The Gaps: Wagner’s Patriotic Potboilers

For the Wagnerite who wants everything the Meister wrote, this disc is just the ticket. Polonia and Rule Britannia are two early p...

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...

More Moeran From Naxos And Falletta

E.J. Moeran really was a good composer. His style sounds a bit like a mixture of Vaughan Williams and Walton: the folk-influence o...

A New Zemlinsky Quartet Cycle Begins

Founded in 2005, the New York-based Escher String Quartet makes an auspicious Naxos debut with the first of two volumes devoted to...