Record Labels Archives: Naxos

Under The Radar: Really Fine Copland From Falletta/Buffalo

Although it's played and recorded frequently, there is a genuine difference between a decent performance of Rodeo and a really exc...
ManhattanIntermezzo

Concertante Works by Sedaka, Emerson, Ellington, and Gershwin–Really!

What a delightful project this turns out to be! The main work here is the Keith Emerson (of Emerson, Lake and Palmer fame) Piano C...
Sierra

Sierra’s Entertaining “Salsa” Symphony

Roberto Sierra has taken a lot of guff for his exploitation of Puerto Rican and Latino popular music idioms in "classical" concert...
HoneggerYu

Under The Radar: Powerful Honnegger from New Zealand

This is a very impressive collection of Honegger goodies, well played and very well recorded. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra t...
WagnerReiner

Historical Gems: Legendary Tristan with Flagstad, Melchoir & Reiner

Sonically speaking, there's little to choose between the Naxos edition of Reiner's gripping 1936 Covent Garden Tristan and VAI's 1...
montenegrinbach

Two Guitars Play English Suites

Guitarists have been transcribing Bach's music for their instrument practically since there were guitarists and music by Bach, and...
Schmitt

Major Discoveries: Schmitt’s Decadent Antoine et Cléopâtre

It may be pseudo-oriental fluff, but it's opulent, decadent pseudo-oriental fluff. Schmitt's two suites from Anthony and Cleopatra...
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Major Discoveries: Martucci’s Unjustly Obscure Piano Trios

In an era when Italian composers tended to gravitate toward opera, the works of Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909) are thoroughly marke...
MozartHummel

Hummel’s Mozart Symphony Arrangements II

Hummel's Mozart symphony arrangements for flute, violin, cello, and piano are, as you might expect, expertly made. Only the promin...
SibSeg

A 2015 Top Ten Selection: Rare and Familiar Sibelius, Great Performances from Segerstam

The complete incidental music to Pelléas et Mélisande isn't so different from the familiar suite--there's a song for Mélisande,...