Record Labels Archives: Naxos

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...

Big Boxes: Prokofiev Symphonies and Concertos from Naxos

This box is a terrific deal. Having had the opportunity to review several of these recordings on initial release, I can say withou...

Major Discoveries: Petrassi’s Neoclassical Works

First the bad news: the sound quality on this release is highly variable. In the Divertimento and Partita the engineering is rich ...

Under the Radar: Ferrara’s Orchestral Works

Franco Ferrara (1911-85) probably was the most renowned conducting teacher before Finland's Jorma Panula. His brilliant early care...

CD From Hell: Harold’s Italian Passport Revoked

What can even a fine conductor do with a bad orchestra in an acoustically lousy room? Leonard Slatkin has had my admiration for de...

Major Discoveries: Hindemith’s Complete Nobilissima

"First recording of complete ballet" this CD tray card proudly proclaims. Sorry guys, that honor goes (at a minimum) to Karl Anton...

Historical Gems: A Thrill-A-Minute Forza

This 1941 recording actually does come under the category of “they’re not making them like this anymore.” Recorded in Italy ...

Horowitz And Beckerman Offer A Fresh Look At Dvorák

The Horowitz here is Joseph, the critic and music historian, not Vladimir, aided and abetted by noted Dvorák scholar Michael Beck...