Record Labels Archives: Naxos

AzerbPcs

Major Discoveries: Azerbaijani Piano Concertos (More or Less)

This is fun. Fikret Amirov and Elmira Nazirova’s concerto is based on Arabic themes, and while it...
Brian6

Major Discoveries: A Quartet of Brian Symphonies

Brian's Sixth Symphony, subtitled "Sinfonia Tragica," makes an idea introduction to his music. It's full of evocative sounds and u...
8.573397 bk Handel vol 3_EU.indd

Handel’s “Eight Great” Vol. 2–At Last

These keyboard pieces are just so agreeably written, the notes falling so easily under the fingers, the lines flowing so naturally...
saintsaens2nax

Soustrot Plays A Mean Organ

This second volume in Naxos' ongoing Saint-Saëns symphony cycle is as good as the first. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised in th...
ComedyOvertures

Filling in the Gaps: A Great Disc of Great Comedy Overtures

They don't write 'em like this anymore. This splendid program of comedy overtures spans more than a century, from Cimarosa's Il ma...
570034bk Hasse

Competent Couperin, So-So Sound

These four suites--or ordres--have been recorded several times in part or all together, by some very distinguished ensemb...
BoccheriniFandango

Boccherini’s Wonderful Guitar Quintets, The Old Fashioned Way

If you missed these three discs on their original release (as I did), you may want to pause and giv...
elorapoulenc

Resonant, Resplendent Poulenc Motets, Mass, Chansons

One thing choirs who've sung Francis Poulenc's choral works know is that he wasn't concerned about making it easy for singers. Yet...
Brian

Brian’s Enigmatic and Uplifting Symphonies 22-24

Havergal Brian may be a "cult composer", but he's surely one of the better ones. His music, even from its early days, was always s...
Paine2

Paine’s Second from Ulster and Falletta: Modified Rapture

Paine's Second Symphony, subtitled "In the Spring", is a more ambitious work than his First, and it's less successful. Despite a s...