Record Labels Archives: Naxos

Beck’s Bounteous Op. 4 Symphonies

As the excellently written notes to this release point out, Beck probably would be far more highly regarded today had he not give ...

Alsop Finds Her Footing in Prokofiev’s Second

Marin Alsop's Prokofiev cycle with the São Paulo Symphony began disappointingly with the Fifth, improved dramatically with the Fo...

Petrenko’s Magnificent, Harrowing “Babi Yar”

Vasily Petrenko's generally sensational Shostakovich cycle concludes with this powerful and gripping performance of the Thirteenth...

Filling In The Gaps: Smart Bartók From Falletta

Here's a fine way to plug a hole in your Bartók collection. Kossuth is a big, fat Straussian symphonic poem (eight horns and all ...

Super Soler

The fourth installment in Naxos’ Soler keyboard sonata cycle introduces 25-year-old pianist Mateusz Borowiak, who has begun to m...

Major Discoveries: Dohnányi’s Delicious String Trio and Sextet

Ernö Dohnányi's music slowly has been getting the discographic attention it deserves, and these exemplary readings of his marvel...

Filling in the Gaps: Poulenc Ballets On Piano

Although there are some issues both with the interpretations and the music itself, this is an interesting disc in several respects...

More Rzewski from Ralph van Raat

Following up his Naxos recording of Frederic Rzewski’s monumental 1975 variation set The People United Will Never Be Defeated!, ...

Howells’ Stabat Mater

Its length--nearly 50 minutes--and size of performing forces--tenor soloist, choir, and orchestra--certainly qualify Herbert Howel...

Mercadante’s Enjoyable Orchestral Works, Finally

Let's hope this disc represents the start of a series. Mercadante wrote a lot of orchestral music: concertos, fantasias, and whole...