Record Labels Archives: Naxos

Penderecki’s Best and Less Than Best, Equally Well Played

I vividly remember seeing Penderecki conduct the New York Philharmonic in a particularly wrist-slas...

Pärt: Passio–A Fine Alternative to Hilliard

If your contact with Passion music is Bach’s St. John or St. Matthew, you’re in for a shock. Th...

Major Discoveries: Julián Orbón’s Symphonic Works

What a delightful surprise! Two of these works, the elegantly neo-classical Concerto Grosso and the colorful Three Symphonic Versi...

“Safety First” Schumann from Boris Giltburg

In 2006 I gave a mixed review to Boris Giltburg’s solo debut CD, while indicating my desire to hear the pianist again. My hunch ...

Tianwa Yang’s Enterprising Traversal of Two Neglected Concertos

This recording of Castelnuovo-Tedesco's early (1924) Concerto Italiano purports to be a world premiere, and while you can never re...

Major Discoveries: Geirr Tveitt’s Wedding Suite from Hardanger

The second release in the Naxos Geirr Tveitt survey comprises two orchestral suites drawn from A Hundred Hardanger Tunes Op. 151. ...

Major Discoveries: Tveitt Suites on Hardanger Tunes

Geirr Tveitt composed five orchestral sets of Hardanger tunes, each containing fifteen pieces. Whether or not there were in fact e...

CD From Purgatory: Castelnuovo-Tedesco Gluten-Free Piano Concertos

Castelnuovo-Tedesco wrote a great deal of enjoyable music, and Naxos deserves credit for championing the cause. However, this rele...

Hovhaness Travels to Andromeda (as in the Galaxy)

Alan Hovhaness' Symphony No. 48 is subtitled "Vision of Andromeda", and anyone who has seen the Hubble photos of our neighboring g...

Jenö Jandó’s Bartók cycle continues

Collectors who’ve appreciated Jenö Jandó’s stylish authority throughout the first six volumes of Naxos’ Bartók solo piano...