Record Labels Archives: Naxos

satanella

Victorian Demonic Opera–Balfe’s Satanella

Please let me make clear that the words “light opera” usually make me cringe, but from the finely orchestrated three-minute ov...
RavelSlat

Slatkin Does Not-Quite-Ravel’s Pictures

This disc of "Ravel's" orchestral music (Volume 3 in the series) consists entirely of transcriptions of originals by other compose...

Ives: Three Orchestral Sets, No. 3 a World Premiere

Of all the composers on whom modern musicology is inflicting its current "completion mania", the cause of Ives makes more sense th...

Ives: Three Holidays and a Football Game

James Sinclair is always an excellent guide to this music, even through Ives' most complex textural thickets. The Fourth of July h...

Reference Recording: Sinclair’s Ives First, Critical Edition

The Emerson Concerto, a reconstruction by David G. Porter from Ives' "developed draft", gets top billing here, but it's the First ...
Ives3Sinc

Reference Recording: Ives’ Third and a March (or Two)

James Sinclair is the world's foremost authority on the music of Charles Ives, but that doesn't guarantee success as an interprete...
HerbertCello

Victor Herbert’s Fine Cello Concertos

There's a tendency to consider all of Victor Herbert's concert works in the same category as his operettas: "light" music, amiable...
Granados2

Filling In The Gaps: Granados Orchestral Music II, A Mixed Bag

You want to love this worthy project, but Granados doesn't always make the job easier. There are five pieces on this second volume...
Gioelli

Unnecessary Gioielli/Respectable Performance

Composer of a bunch of chamber music as well as 15 operas, most of which are comic, the half-German, half-Italian Ermanno Wolf-Fer...
rutterpsalmfest

Rutter’s Joyful Psalmfest

Composer John Rutter knows how to do "joy"; and his Psalmfest, a set of nine Psalms written over a period of 20 years and organize...