Record Labels Archives: Naxos

An Elora Choral Christmas

Along a bend in the Grand River lies Elora, billed as "Ontario's most beautiful village..."--and if you've ever visited there, you...

Ross Harris Symphony No. 4: Well-Intentioned but…

New Zealand composer Ross Harris' Symphony No. 4 was commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. It is subtitled "To the ...

Major Discoveries: Ries’ Delightful Concerto Pastoral (and Rondo)

Ries’ Concerto Pastoral is delightful, from the woodwind warbling with which it opens, to the breezy “hunting” finale (shade...

Under the Radar: Harris’ Neglected Piano Works

There are some world-premiere recordings here, the most interesting of which is a three-minute piece marked “Untitled” from 19...

Major Discoveries: Schulhoff Quartets

Erwin Schulhoff's three major works for string quartet fit neatly onto a single, rather short (51 minutes here) CD. They consist o...

Marvelous New Dvorák Requiem from Wit

Dvorák's Requiem seems to be making a comeback, with new recordings by Järvi, Jansons, and best of all, this one by Antoni Wit, ...

Naxos’ Fibich Series Continues Impressively

Fibich's Second Symphony reveals a deeper concern with classical tradition than we find in the First. The orchestration, though st...

Classy Dukas from Tingaud and RTÉ

Dukas' three major orchestral works make a logical and satisfying single program, and they are very well performed and recorded on...

CD From Hell: Strauss Was No Beethoven Conductor

It was a cute idea: for the centenary of the death of Germany's greatest dead composer, record the nine symphonies and include a f...

CD From Hell: Pfitzner’s Oleaginous Beethoven 1 & 6

Hans Pfitzner's Beethoven Symphony recordings, to put it charitably, are not among the 78 era's great milestones. When the curmudg...