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  • richardmitnick 10:48 AM on October 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Naxos: “New releases from Classical Independent Labels” 

    From Naxos

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    DONIZETTI, G.: Messa da Requiem
    Remigio • Amarù • Gatell • Concetti • Montanari • Donizetti Opera Choir and Orchestra • Rovaris
    Dynamic CDS7813

    Composed in 1835 to mark the death of Vincenzo Bellini, Donizetti’s Requiem received this 2017 performance to mark the 220th anniversary of the composer’s birth. It is the only modern recording currently available and was made at the 2017 Donizetti Festival in a production by Italy’s Fondazione Donizetti. This release, conducted by Corrado Rovaris, was recorded in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, where Donizetti is now buried. The whole cast received very positive reviews, especially tenor Juan Francisco Gatell who sung the famous Ingemisco aria with an excellent use of mezzevoci and coloratura.

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    Inspired by Classics – BRAHMS, J. • SARASATE, P. • LISZT, F. • BARTÓK, B. • KODALY, Z.
    Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble
    ArcoDiva UP0208

    The Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble originated from a group of orchestra members who share passion for traditional music. The ensemble explores and presents the unique approach of every composer and fuses it with new ideas. This recording includes the ensemble’s arrangements of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies, Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, and Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen. Apart from the exquisite performance of technically demanding compositions, the most appealing element of the Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble is their deep understanding of folk music and its specific energy which stems out from the very substance of human existence.

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    TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Iolanta [Opera] • The Nutcracker [Ballet] (Paris National Opera and Ballet, 2016)
    Yoncheva • Rutkowski • Barbeau • Bullion • Paris National Opera Ballet and Orchestra • Altinoglu
    BelAir Classiques BAC145

    Bringing together again, for the first time since their premiere, Tchaikovsky’s opera Iolanta and ballet The Nutcracker, was the audacious challenge that Russian stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov accepted for the Palais Garnier in Paris in March 2016: a revolutionary production, which was to become one of the key events of the Paris Opera season. Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva delivers a flamboyant interpretation of the blind princess Iolanta and shares the stage with Polish tenor Arnold Rutkowski and Ukrainian bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk. The internationally renowned French conductor Alain Altinoglu joins forces with the Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus, while the Paris Opera Ballet revives the most popular ballet of all time.

    Much more on the full article.

    See the full article here .

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    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

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  • richardmitnick 12:06 PM on September 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Naxos: “Artist of the Month – Benjamin Schmid, violin” 

    From Naxos

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    Benjamin Schmid © Lienbacher

    Benjamin Schmid, a native of Vienna, has won a number of awards including the 1992 Carl Flesch Competition in London, where he also won the Mozart, Beethoven and audience prizes. Since then he has been a guest soloist in the world’s most renowned concert halls with such prestigious orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Philharmonia Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Houston Symphony and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. His qualities as a soloist and his improvisatory abilities in jazz make him a violinist with a unique profile, whose repertoire comprises both well-known works and concertos by Wolf Ferrari, Gulda, Korngold, Muthspiel, Weill, Weinberg and Reger.

    A number of his 50-plus CDs have won the German Record Critics’ Award (the only violinist to do so in both categories of classical and jazz), the ECHO Klassik, the Gramophone Editor’s Choice and the Strad Selection. Together with his numerous concert video recordings and TV artist portraits, his achievements document an impressive and multi-faceted 30-year concert career.

    On September 13, Benjamin Schmid celebrated his 50th birthday with a gala concert at the Great Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation. He joined forces with Lars Anders Tomter, Clemens Hagen, Ariane Haering, Wolfgang Mutspiel and Florian Eggner, presenting an impressive programme that included works from solo to orchestral by Biber, Schnittke, Mendelssohn and Berger, as well as jazz improvisations.

    See the full article here .

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    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 8:30 AM on September 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Naxos: New and exciting 

    From Naxos

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    Jean SIBELIUS (1865–1957)
    Incidental Music
    Pajala • Katajala • Torikka • Söderlund • Eklundh • Palmu • B. Goldstein • Ruottinen • Catheralis Aboensis Choir • Turku Philharmonic Orchestra • Segerstam

    Parallel to his great sequence of symphonic masterpieces and tone poems, Jean Sibelius wrote a significant body of music for the theatre. It was with King Christian II and Kuolema that he established his fame throughout Europe while some of his most hauntingly beautiful writing for the stage can be found in Belshazzar’s Feast. The tragic pantomime Scaramouche is Sibelius’s only continuous dramatic score, the atmospheric and dramatic Pelléas et Mélisande is one of his most popular works and the rarely performed Jedermann is recognised as a hidden masterpiece. Gramophone wrote of these performances: ‘Leif Segerstam masterminds a characteristically unhurried, atmospheric display. What an absorbing journey of discovery this series has proved to be; congratulations to everyone involved.’

    Buy/Watch

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    Gioachino ROSSINI (1792–1868)
    Aureliano in Palmira
    Dalla Benetta • Viotti • Pitts • Gatell • Camerata Bach Choir, Poznań • Virtuosi Brunensis • Pérez-Sierra

    Aureliano in Palmira is unique in Rossini’s oeuvre for its inclusion of the only role, Arsace, that Rossini wrote for the castrato voice. Its tale of tragic defeat and the ultimate nobility and triumph of love in seemingly impossible circumstances is a refined and highly innovative example of his style. Set amidst turbulent times in the Roman Empire, Aureliano in Palmira is packed with sublime arias, duets of haunting beauty (notably the three given to Arsace and Zenobia) and excellent choruses, Rossini himself considering this work as ‘divine music’. Even after initial success he re-used many of its melodies in later operas, most famously in Il barbiere di Siviglia.

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    Henri DUTILLEUX (1916–2013)
    Symphony No. 1
    Métaboles • Les Citations *
    Ciabaud * • Tomczak-Feltrin * • M. Petit * • Robine * • Orchestre National de Lille • Casadesus

    A fiercely independent composer, Henri Dutilleux wrote music that is refined, colourful and scrupulously crafted. Symphony No. 1, his first purely orchestral score, established his international reputation. Structurally unconventional – it opens, unusually, with a passacaglia – it illustrates his principle of ‘progressive growth’ through its sustained lyricism and towering, chorale-like statements. Métaboles was inspired by the virtuosity of the woodwind section of George Szell’s Cleveland Orchestra. Distinctive instrumentation for each movement allows for deep expression, jazzy rhythms and moments of irony. The enigmatic diptych Les Citations quotes from fellow composers Benjamin Britten and Jehan Alain.

    Buy/stream

    More at the full article.

    See the full article here .

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    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 2:06 PM on April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Naxos: “NEW ON NAXOS April 2018” 

    Naxos

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    SAINT-SAËNS, C.: Piano Concertos, Vol. 3 – Nos. 4 and 5 (Descharmes, Malmö Symphony, Soustrot)

    Saint-Saëns’s mature creative genius shines throughout these last two piano concertos, looking back over a glorious musical ancestry while at the same time opening the door to new worlds. The Fourth Piano Concerto is prescient of both his great Organ Symphony and the concertos of Rachmaninov, revealing Saint-Saëns at his most inspired and innovative. The Fifth was composed in the Egyptian temple town of Luxor, and displays a rich tapestry of exotic cultural influences from Javanese, Spanish and Middle Eastern music, as well as portrayals of chirping Nile crickets and croaking frogs, and the composer’s representation of ‘the joy of a sea crossing’. Volumes 1 and 2 can be heard on 8.573476 and 77.

    Saint-Saëns, Camille
    [Show Details] Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 44
    1. I. Allegro moderato 00:12:27
    2. II. Allegro vivace 00:14:00
    [Show Details] Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, Op. 103, “Egyptian”
    3. I. Allegro animato 00:11:21
    4. II. Andante 00:10:59
    5. III. Molto allegro 00:06:20

    Total Playing Time: 00:55:07

    Composer(s):
    Saint-Saëns, Camille
    Conductor(s):
    Soustrot, Marc
    Orchestra(s):
    Malmö Symphony Orchestra
    Artist(s):
    Descharmes, Romain
    Label: Naxos
    Genre: Concerto
    Period: Romantic
    Catalogue No: 8.573478
    Barcode: 747313347872
    Physical Release: 04/2018

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    KOŽELUCH, L.: Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II, “Hail to the Monarch” (Vylíčilová, Kořínek, Moravec, Martinů Voices, Prague Symphony, Štilec)

    The coronation of Leopold II in Prague in 1791 came at a difficult time for European monarchs, although Leopold himself enjoyed a reputation as an enlightened ruler. Two musical works were commissioned for the occasion: Mozart’s opera La clemenza di Tito and Koželuch’s cantata Heil dem Monarchen. The cantata, by turns celebratory, serene and darkly dramatic, was well received and enhanced Koželuch’s reputation in royal circles. It almost certainly played a part in his appointment in 1792 to the court of Leopold’s son and successor, the last Holy Roman Emperor Franz II.

    Koželuch, Leopold
    Meissner, August Gottlieb, lyricist(s)
    [Show Details] Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II, P. XIX:6, “Heil dem Monarchen”
    1. Introduzione 00:05:43
    2. Heil dem Monarchen (Chorus) 00:03:18
    3. Recitative: Vielfach ist der Fürsten Los (Tenor II) 00:02:54
    4. Willkommen mit dem Blute (Tenor II, Chorus) 00:05:12
    5. Recitative: Glänzend Bild (Soprano) 00:03:23
    6. Aria: Du, des Himmels schönste Tochter (Soprano) 00:06:32
    7. Recitative: Ach! Ein neuer Pfad! (Tenor I) 00:04:21
    8. Aria: Doch mit ungebleichten Wangen (Tenor I) 00:04:35
    9. Recitative: Welch ein Schauspiel (Soprano) 00:03:30
    10. Aria: Die in der Fürsten Krone (Soprano) 00:05:26
    11. Recitative: Ist es Täuschung (Tenor I) 00:03:52
    12. Daß wir noch am schwanken Stabe (Chorus) 00:04:04
    13. Recitative: Doch warum (Tenor II) 00:01:43
    14. Aria: Ist es Glück (Tenor II) 00:03:52
    15. Recitative: Aus den Fluten (Soprano) 00:04:38
    16. Trio: Da erschien er (Soprano, Tenor I, II) 00:03:24
    17. Recitative: Sieh, um deine Stirne (Tenor I) 00:02:14
    18. Unseres Volkes (Chorus) 00:02:04

    Total Playing Time: 01:10:45

    Many many more here.

    See the full article here .

    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 3:41 PM on April 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From NAXOS: “Grammy-winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux” 

    Naxos

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    Jason Performs Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto with the Nashville Symphony and
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    Two performances to be recorded live for Naxos Records

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8pm
    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8pm
    Schermerhorn Symphony Center
    1 Symphony Place | Nashville, TN

    Tickets starting at $26 available at http://www.nashvillesymphony.org or 615.687.6400

    “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” – NPR

    http://www.jasonvieaux.com

    Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto with the Nashville Symphony under the direction of Giancarlo Guerrero in two performances on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8pm and Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8pm at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Place). The program also features Latin-inspired works including Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole and Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes, plus Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin. Vieaux’s performances of Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto will be recorded live for 2019 release on Naxos Records.

    Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto is a virtuoso display that draws on both classical Spanish and Brazilian guitar traditions and the composer’s own Jewish spirituality. Leshnoff admits, “I don’t play the guitar myself, and it’s notoriously difficult, almost impossible, to write for the instrument unless you play it.” When taking on the challenge to compose this concerto, Leshnoff immersed himself in studying the literature – above all the concertos of Heitor Villa-Lobos and the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo.

    The spiritual aspect is particularly evident in the second movement, which relies on a metaphorical connection between the music and a concept from Jewish thought symbolized by the sixth letter in the Hebrew alphabet, Vav (ו), which is associated with the Hebrew word ‘hod’ and the related concepts of humility and appreciation. “These Hebrew letters are coming more often in what I do,” says Leshnoff. “It is very important to the work, and to me.”

    Of the piece, Vieaux says, “I am very pleased to have encountered this very challenging piece of music. It is quite beautiful, and is even helping to develop some new wrinkles in my chops along the way! I am confident that this will be a major addition to the guitar concerto repertoire.” Leshnoff echoes, “I am thrilled to have such a fine artist as Jason Vieaux sharing my dear Guitar Concerto with the Nashville community. This is a work that I put a lot of my soul into, and I know Jason has the technique and musicality to pull it off beautifully.”

    Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto was commissioned and premiered in January 2014 by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with guitarist Manuel Barrueco and co-commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, the Nashville Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic.

    About Jason Vieaux:
    Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

    Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of performing, teaching, and recording commitments is distinguished throughout the U.S. and abroad.

    Recent highlights include performances at Caramoor Festival as Artist-in-Residence, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, New York’s 92Y, and Ravinia Festival. He collaborates in recitals this season with Escher Quartet; Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; violinists Anne Akiko Meyers, Kristin Lee, and Tessa Lark; acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis; and will tour the US with accordion/bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro. Vieaux’s passion for new music has fostered premieres of works by Avner Dorman, Dan Visconti, Vivian Fung, Keith Fitch, Kinan Abou-Afach, David Ludwig, Jerod Tate, Eric Sessler, José Luis Merlin, Jeff Beal, Gary Schocker, and more. He has performed as concerto soloist with over 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Houston, Toronto, San Diego, Fort Worth, Buffalo, Arkansas, Edmonton, Illinois, Richmond, Fort Wayne, IRIS Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

    Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well. Vieaux has upcoming releases on Azica, BIS, and Naxos, and recent recordings include Infusion (Azica) with accordionist/bandoneonist Julien Labro; Ginastera’s Guitar Sonata, which is featured on Ginastera: One Hundred (Oberlin Music) produced by harpist Yolanda Kondonassis; and Together (Azica), a duo album with Kondonassis. In addition to his Grammy-winning 2015 solo release Play, his previous albums include a recording of Astor Piazzolla’s music with Julien Labro and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, Bach: Works for Lute, Vol. 1, Images of Metheny, and Sevilla: The Music of Isaac Albeniz. Vieaux was the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s popular Tiny Desk series.

    In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an unprecedented technological interface that provides one-on-one online study with Vieaux for guitar students around the world. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at the Curtis Institute of Music, and in 2015 was invited to inaugurate the guitar program at the Eastern Music Festival. Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1997, heading the guitar department since 2001.

    Vieaux is affiliated with Philadelphia’s Astral Artists. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious GFA International Guitar Competition First Prize, the event’s youngest winner ever. He is also honored with a Naumburg Foundation top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Distinguished Alumni Award, and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant.

    Jason Vieaux is represented by Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd and plays a 2013 Gernot Wagner guitar with Augustine strings.

    For more information, visit http://www.jasonvieaux.com.

    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

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    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 1:46 PM on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From NAXOS: “Matthias Goerne awarded the Prix Bayreuth” 

    Naxos

    1
    Matthias Goerne

    Matthias Goerne awarded the Prix Bayreuth

    Congratulations to Matthias Goerne on receiving this year’s Prix Bayreuth from the Académie du Disque Lyrique. This was for his role as Wotan on the Naxos recording of Richard Wagner’s opera Die Walküre (8.660394-97), released in November 2016 and adjudged by the Academy ‘The Best Performance on a Wagner Recording’. The release, featuring an exceptional global cast, was the second instalment of the ongoing Ring Cycle recording project by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its Music Director Jaap van Zweden. Its final instalment, Die Götterdämmerung, is expected to be released in November 2018.

    Goerne attracted glowing reviews for his performance, including this comment from Opera News:

    “Goerne is a revelation. His beauty of tone and vivid projection of text will be no surprise to listeners who know his work in lieder; what’s astonishing is his ability to sustain these virtues throughout the long role, even in its most strenuous passages.”

    2
    Matthias Goerne with Petra Lang and Jaap van Zweden at the concert performance
    © Cheung Chi Wai HK Phil

    4

    “Van Zweden’s thrillingly vivid concert recording. A first rate cast.”
    The Guardian

    See the full article here .

    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    For new music by living composers

    John Schaefer

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz

    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00AM-2:00PM featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Fridays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00PM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

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  • richardmitnick 1:42 PM on March 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Naxos: ” NEW ON NAXOS March 2018″ 

    Naxos

    1

    DAUGHERTY, M.: Dreamachine / Trail of Tears / Reflections on the Mississippi (Glennie, A. Porter, Jantsch, Albany Symphony, D.A. Miller)

    GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty explores the relationships between machines, humanity and nature in three unique concertos. Dreamachine for solo percussion and orchestra is a colourful tribute to the imagination of inventors who dreamed of new machines, both real and surreal. The flute concerto Trail of Tears dramatizes the tragic governmental forced relocation of Native Americans in 1838 and meditates on how the human spirit discovers ways to deal with adversity. Reflections on the Mississippi for tuba and orchestra is a musical voyage down the legendary Mississippi River from Iowa to Louisiana. The Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller, delivers mesmerizing performances by three outstanding women soloists: GRAMMY® Award-winning percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, flutist extraordinaire Amy Porter, and Carol Jantsch, the remarkable principal tuba of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

    Trail of Tears
    1. I. Where the wind blew free 00:10:00
    2. II. Incantation 00:06:06
    3. III. Sun dance 00:06:45
    [Show Details] Dreamachine
    4. I. Da Vinci’s Wings 00:09:26
    5. II. Rube Goldberg’s Variations 00:04:56
    6. III. Electric Eel 00:10:32
    7. IV. Vulcan’s Forge 00:09:01
    [Show Details] Reflections on the Mississippi
    8. I. Mist 00:05:33
    9. II. Fury 00:03:43
    10. III. Prayer 00:06:43
    11. IV. Steamboat 00:04:39

    Total Playing Time: 01:17:24

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    PROKOFIEV, S.: Romeo and Juliet [Ballet] (Baltimore Symphony, Alsop)

    Based on Shakespeare’s most famous romantic play, Prokofiev’s realisation of Romeo and Juliet as a full-length narrative ballet was audacious in its day. It was written during a period of artistic turmoil under a Soviet regime in which arguments raged over such fundamental aspects as the choice between a happy or a tragic ending. Famous movements such as the Dance of the Knights have helped maintain Romeo and Juliet as Prokofiev’s best-loved stage work. Marin Alsop’s acclaimed cycle of Prokofiev’s Symphonies has been described as ‘an outstanding achievement’ by BBC Music Magazine.

    Disc 1

    Prokofiev, Sergey
    [Show Details] Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
    1. Act I: Introduction 00:02:39
    2. Act I: Romeo 00:01:35
    3. Act I: The Street Wakens 00:01:33
    4. Act I: Morning Dance 00:02:12
    5. Act I: The Quarrel 00:01:43
    6. Act I: The Fight 00:03:43
    7. Act I: The Duke’s Command 00:01:21
    8. Act I: Interlude 00:01:54
    9. Act I: At the Capulets’ (Preparations for the Ball) 00:02:24
    10. Act I: The Young Juliet 00:03:18
    11. Act I: Arrival of the Guests 00:04:01
    12. Act I: Masks 00:02:53
    13. Act I: Dance of the Knights (Montagues and Capulets) 00:05:32
    14. Act I: Juliet’s Variation 00:02:47
    15. Act I: Mercutio 00:02:18
    16. Act I: Madrigal 00:03:21
    17. Act I: Tybalt Recognizes Romeo 00:01:59
    18. Act I: Gavotte 00:03:28
    19. Act I: Balcony Scene 00:03:19
    20. Act I: Romeo’s Variation 00:01:24
    21. Act I: Love Dance 00:05:48
    22. Act II: Folk Dance 00:03:42
    23. Act II: Romeo and Mercutio 00:02:17
    24. Act II: Dance of the Five Couples 00:03:56
    25. Act II: Dance with Mandolins 00:02:02
    26. Act II: Nurse 00:02:11
    27. Act II: The Nurse and Romeo 00:00:56

    Disc 2

    Prokofiev, Sergey
    [Show Details] Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
    1. Act II: Romeo at Friar Laurence’s 00:02:50
    2. Act II: Juliet at Friar Laurence’s 00:03:16
    3. Act II: Public Merrymaking 00:03:23
    4. Act II: Further Public Festivities 00:02:32
    5. Act II: Meeting of Tybalt and Mercutio 00:01:56
    6. Act II: The Duel 00:01:27
    7. Act II: Death of Mercutio 00:02:31
    8. Act II: Romero Decides to Avenge Mercutio 00:02:07
    9. Act II: Finale 00:02:07
    10. Act III: Introduction 00:01:15
    11. Act III: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet’s Bedroom) 00:01:26
    12. Act III: Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell 00:05:12
    13. Act III: Nurse 00:01:54
    14. Act III: Juliet Refuses to Marry Paris 00:02:34
    15. Act III: Juliet Alone 00:01:40
    16. Act III: Interlude 00:01:25
    17. Act III: At Friar Laurence’s Cell 00:04:48
    18. Act III: Interlude 00:01:41
    19. Act III: Juliet’s Room 00:02:57
    20. Act III: Juliet Alone 00:04:49
    21. Act III: Aubade (Morning Serenade) 00:02:38
    22. Act III: Dance of the Girls with Lilies 00:02:14
    23. Act III: At Juliet’s Bedside 00:02:00
    24. Act IV: Juliet’s Funeral 00:06:00
    25. Act IV: Juliet’s Death 00:04:09

    Total Playing Time: 02:23:07

    3

    KARAYEV, K.: Symphony No. 1 / Violin Concerto (Gandelman, Kiev Virtuosi Symphony, D. Yablonsky)

    Kara Karayev was one of the most prominent figures in the music of 20th-century Azerbaijan, and an inspiration to subsequent generations of Azerbaijani composers. His eloquently expressive and tautly dramatic First Symphony is a significant work in Karayev’s output, reflecting both the harmonies and melodic characteristics of the South Caucasus region and, in its orchestral brilliance, the influence of his mentor Shostakovich. The Violin Concerto shows a notable shift in style, exploring the serial techniques that add astringency and inventive depth to Karayev’s already richly coloured and vividly diverse palette.

    Karayev, Kara
    [Show Details] Symphony No. 1 in B Minor
    1. I. Molto sostenuto. Allegro 00:15:08
    2. II. Lento moderato 00:18:27
    [Show Details] Violin Concerto
    3. I. Allegro moderato 00:09:21
    4. II. Andante 00:04:25
    5. III. Allegro 00:07:06

    Total Playing Time: 00:54:27

    Much much more here.

    See the full article here .

    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    For new music by living composers
    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz
    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm

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  • richardmitnick 3:11 PM on March 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Naxos: “Upcoming Releases” 

    Naxos

    1
    SAINT-SAËNS, C.: Piano Concertos, Vol. 3 – Nos. 4 and 5 (Descharmes, Malmö Symphony, Soustrot)

    Saint-Saëns’s mature creative genius shines throughout these last two piano concertos, looking back over a glorious musical ancestry while at the same time opening the door to new worlds. The Fourth Piano Concerto is prescient of both his great Organ Symphony and the concertos of Rachmaninov, revealing Saint-Saëns at his most inspired and innovative. The Fifth was composed in the Egyptian temple town of Luxor, and displays a rich tapestry of exotic cultural influences from Javanese, Spanish and Middle Eastern music, as well as portrayals of chirping Nile crickets and croaking frogs, and the composer’s representation of ‘the joy of a sea crossing’. Volumes 1 and 2 can be heard on 8.573476 and 77.

    Saint-Saëns, Camille
    [Show Details] Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 44
    1. I. Allegro moderato 00:12:27
    2. II. Allegro vivace 00:14:00
    [Show Details] Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, Op. 103, “Egyptian”
    3. I. Allegro animato 00:11:21
    4. II. Andante 00:10:59
    5. III. Molto allegro 00:06:20

    Total Playing Time: 00:55:07

    2
    BROUWER, L: Book of Signs (The) / BELLINATI, P.: Concerto Caboclo (Brasil Guitar Duo, Delaware Symphony, Amado)

    These two concertos show the increasing importance of the guitar duo on the world’s concert stages. Leo Brouwer, one of the foremost Latin American composers, has written many admired guitar concertos but The Book of Signs is his first for two guitars, a double concerto of great virtuosity, with a majestic, songful theme in its central movement. A crucial figure in the global promotion of Brazilian rhythms for the guitar, Paulo Bellinati deploys luxurious harmonies and brilliantly effective techniques to pay tribute to the country music of São Paulo State in Concerto Caboclo.

    Brouwer, Leo
    [Show Details] The Book of Signs
    1. I. The Signs of Memory: Theme and Variations 00:15:40
    2. II. Variaciones sobre un tema sentimental 00:13:49
    3. III. Allegro 00:15:21

    Bellinati, Paulo
    [Show Details] Concerto Caboclo
    4. I. Toada: Andante, quasi andantino 00:08:03
    5. II. Moda di Viola: Adagio 00:05:49
    6. III. Ponteado: Vivo 00:05:22

    Total Playing Time: 01:04:04

    3
    KOŽELUCH, L.: Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II, “Hail to the Monarch” (Vylíčilová, Kořínek, Moravec, Martinů Voices, Prague Symphony, Štilec)

    The coronation of Leopold II in Prague in 1791 came at a difficult time for European monarchs, although Leopold himself enjoyed a reputation as an enlightened ruler. Two musical works were commissioned for the occasion: Mozart’s opera La clemenza di Tito and Koželuch’s cantata Heil dem Monarchen. The cantata, by turns celebratory, serene and darkly dramatic, was well received and enhanced Koželuch’s reputation in royal circles. It almost certainly played a part in his appointment in 1792 to the court of Leopold’s son and successor, the last Holy Roman Emperor Franz II.

    Koželuch, Leopold
    Meissner, August Gottlieb, lyricist(s)
    [Show Details] Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II, P. XIX:6, “Heil dem Monarchen”
    1. Introduzione 00:05:43
    2. Heil dem Monarchen (Chorus) 00:03:18
    3. Recitative: Vielfach ist der Fürsten Los (Tenor II) 00:02:54
    4. Willkommen mit dem Blute (Tenor II, Chorus) 00:05:12
    5. Recitative: Glänzend Bild (Soprano) 00:03:23
    6. Aria: Du, des Himmels schönste Tochter (Soprano) 00:06:32
    7. Recitative: Ach! Ein neuer Pfad! (Tenor I) 00:04:21
    8. Aria: Doch mit ungebleichten Wangen (Tenor I) 00:04:35
    9. Recitative: Welch ein Schauspiel (Soprano) 00:03:30
    10. Aria: Die in der Fürsten Krone (Soprano) 00:05:26
    11. Recitative: Ist es Täuschung (Tenor I) 00:03:52
    12. Daß wir noch am schwanken Stabe (Chorus) 00:04:04
    13. Recitative: Doch warum (Tenor II) 00:01:43
    14. Aria: Ist es Glück (Tenor II) 00:03:52
    15. Recitative: Aus den Fluten (Soprano) 00:04:38
    16. Trio: Da erschien er (Soprano, Tenor I, II) 00:03:24
    17. Recitative: Sieh, um deine Stirne (Tenor I) 00:02:14
    18. Unseres Volkes (Chorus) 00:02:04

    Total Playing Time: 01:10:45

    More here.

    See the full article here .

    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    For new music by living composers
    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz
    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm

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  • richardmitnick 2:52 PM on March 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Naxos: ” NEW ON NAXOS February 2018″ 

    Naxos

    1
    Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918–1990)
    The Complete Naxos Recordings
    Alsop • Various Artists
    8.508018 [8 CDs + 1 Bonus DVD Boxed set]

    BERNSTEIN, L.: Orchestral Music (Complete Naxos Recordings) (Baltimore Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Sao Paulo Symphony, Alsop) (8-CD Box Set)

    Leonard Bernstein was without question the greatest musician America ever produced. As an inspirational teacher and renowned conductor he was the nation’s musical ambassador to the world, and his work as a composer bridged gaps and broke down barriers, reaching audiences way beyond the normal boundaries of classical music. This celebration of Bernstein’s centenary brings together all of the acclaimed Naxos recordings of his music conducted by his protégée Marin Alsop as well as new and world première recordings, and an insightful documentary DVD in which colleagues and family sum up this boundlessly brilliant and charismatic musical giant of the 20th century.

    2
    Orchestral Music – RAVEL, M. / STRAUSS, R. / BERLIOZ, H. (Abduraimov, Munich Philharmonic, Gergiev) (BBC Proms, 2016) (NTSC)

    THE 2016 BBC PROMS AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

    Maurice Ravel: Bolero

    Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30

    Galina Ivanovna Ustvolskaya: Symphony No. 3, “Jesus Messiah, Save Us”

    Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59, TrV 227

    Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Hungarian March

    Behzod Abduraimov, piano
    Alexei Petrenko, reciter
    Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
    Valery Gergiev, conductor

    Recorded live during the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, 2016

    More here.

    See the full article here .

    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    For new music by living composers
    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz
    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

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  • richardmitnick 2:32 PM on March 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Naxos: Three Naxos albums in the Best Classical Album cateogry for the 2018 Libera Awards 

    Naxos

    Best of luck to:
    Boris Giltburg for his recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
    JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Vítězslav Novák’s ‘In the Tatra Mountains’
    Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s album featuring Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.
    Thank you, A2IM!

    Press release

    See the full article here .

    Naxos Records is the world’s leading classical music label as measured by the number of new recordings it releases and the depth and breadth of its catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Under his continuing stewardship, Naxos has developed from being known primarily as a budget label focusing on standard repertoire into a global music group comprising a raft of downloading and streaming platforms, a significant catalogue of multimedia products, a vast international logistics network, a recording engineering arm, a publications division, and a licensing department.

    Naxos, the record label, has transformed into a virtual encyclopaedia of classical music with a catalogue of unparalleled depth and breadth. Innovative strategies for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled Naxos Records to develop one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire. Some 9,000 titles are currently available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of- the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. Naxos works with artists of the highest calibre and its recordings have been recognised with numerous Grammy® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.

    Naxos still stays true to its original promise of offering great value. Costs are kept to a minimum by focusing on the music rather than the artist; money is not wasted on expensive artist promotions, and profits are invested into recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue. Naxos recordings include complete cycles or cycles-in- progress of basic repertoire, such as the complete piano works of Liszt or the complete string quartets of Haydn, but the label has also introduced music lovers to many neglected composers, such as Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Ries and Simon Mayr. It has also helped to put contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, John Corigliano and William Bolcom in reach of a much wider audience. Additionally the label continues to add to the numerous world première recordings it already has to its credit.

    Naxos Records also has gained stature by pioneering groundbreaking projects like the American Classics series. Currently numbering about 200 titles, the series is set to be the most comprehensive recording project of American concert music ever attempted. Naxos is also leading the field with the landmark Naxos Historical Series. The releases in this massive restoration project are engineered by leading restoration engineers/artists. The series covers all genres of classical music as well as legends of jazz and pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Other notable Naxos series include Japanese Classics, Spanish Classics, Early Music, Organ Encyclopaedia, the Guitar Collection, and Opera Classics. The catalogue of Naxos World, a pioneering world music label, includes international music of many different cultures and genres, folk, pop and classical alike.

    All this, together with the development of a range of apps and ebooks, demonstrates the Naxos commitment to providing the best possible access to recorded classical music in the world.

    Naxos Records is part of the Naxos Music Group. For a comprehensive presentation of the group’s services and products, please visit http://www.naxosmusicgroup.com.

    For new music by living composers
    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz
    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

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