Record Labels Archives: Naxos

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...

Reference Recording: Engeset’s Complete Grieg, and Then Some

Choices, choices! Ole Kristian Ruud's superb Grieg box on BIS was and remains a reference for this music, and it is just a smidgen...

Peter Boyer’s Cinematic First Symphony

Two of the works on this disc appeared previously on Koch's collection of Boyer's orchestral music: Celebration Overture and Three...

A Fine Album Of Grieg Operatic Scenes & Incidental Music

This CD presents more than an hour’s worth of rarely-heard music. The three main works here were inspired by Edvard Grieg and hi...

Sarasate Orchestral Works Vol. 4

This release concludes Tianwa Yang's series of Sarasate's complete orchestral works. The project has been a smart one for the youn...

Luminous Respighi from New York

This recording of the Three Botticelli Pictures has got to be the most texturally detailed, luminous, substantial performance yet ...

Major Discoveries: D’Albert’s Cinderella and Little Mermaid

Eugen D'Albert was a tremendously gifted musician, and even had he not been we would owe him respect for being married six times a...