Record Labels Archives: Naxos

shostyab

Yablonsky’s Edgy Shostakovich Chamber Symphonies

These loving transcriptions of Shostakovich quartets by Rudolf Barshai have become quite popular, and rightly so. They work extrem...
coplandslatkin

Copland Rarities Confidently Presented By Slatkin

Leonard Slatkin has a long history of delivering excellent Copland performances, and this new release is no exception. Hear Ye! He...
haydnbeghin

Virtual Haydn Works For Keyboard: Virtually Fabulous

Tom Beghin is one of the true keyboard geniuses among performers on period instruments. Here he has chosen seven gorgeous-sounding...
serebstoki

Serebrier’s Stokowski Transcriptions: A Fine Selection

José Serebrier's several discs of Stokowski transcriptions for Naxos were very successful, as this well-chosen selection reminds ...
Bacewicz

Major Discoveries: Bacewicz Music for Strings

Grazyna Bacewicz was unquestionably a talented composer, one whose work is well worth getting to know. Stylistically these pieces ...
newzealandbrahms

NZSQ AOK In JB’s SQ 1 & 2

Successful string quartet performance is all about communication, in the purest sense of the word: constant giving and exchanging,...

Alwyn: Orchestral Works and Fun Bits

For a composer no one much cares about and whose music seldom appears on concert programs, William Alwyn has been extremely well t...

Filling in the Gaps: Handel’s 1737 Il Trionfo del Tempo e della Verità

This almost unknown, large scale (almost 3 hour) oratorio, The Triumph of Time and Truth, was composed by Handel in Rome in 1707 a...

Major Discoveries: Fikret Amirov Orchestral Works–Derivative And Fun

Let's face it, Shur sounds suspiciously like the third movement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, and if the opening of the Azerb...

Filling in the Gaps: Alwyn’s Appealing Violin Concerto

William Alwyn was a very intelligent composer. His serious concert music, rewarding though much of it is, tends to work "motivical...