Acceptér Cookies

Naxos bruger cookies og lokal lagring bl.a. for at huske dine indstillinger og gøre det lettere for dig. Ved at bruge vores hjemmeside accepterer du dette.

Læs mere om vores brug af cookies og persondata HER
Jeg accepterer
Image
JUNE NEWS 2021

NEW ON NAXOS

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of Camille Saint-Saëns, and the June NEW ON NAXOS presents a 3-disc boxed set release of his Complete Symphonies, performed by the Malmö Symphony Orchestra under Marc Soustrot. Each individual release has received critical acclaim, with the third volume described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘honest performances that show off Saint-Saens’ mastery of the orchestra and... an inventiveness that still impresses a century and a half-later.’ Soustrot and his Malmö players have also recorded Saint-Saëns’ concertos for piano, cello and violin with star soloists Romain Descharmes, Gabriel Schwabe and Tianwa Yang.

Other highlights include:
• A dance film Written on Water, by the award-winning choreographer and director Pontus Lidberg, with original music by Stefan Levin. It features dancers Aurélie Dupont, Alexander Jones, Stina Ekblad, Leslie Caron and Lidberg, with piano accompaniment by Magnus Svensson.

• Charles Gounod’s rarely performed opera Mireille, staged by Nicolas Joel for Opéra National de Paris, conducted by Mark Minkowski. The New York Times praised the cast: ‘The role is a triumph for the Albanian soprano Inva Mula … the American tenor Charles Castronovo engages with Ms. Mula appealingly in their duets’.

• The world premiere recording of Johann Simon Mayr’s Elena, performed by the Simon Mayr Chorus and Concerto de Bassus with various soloists under Mayr-specialist Franz Hauk. This latest release is another in a series of ground breaking Mayr recordings by these forces.

Viser 16 varer
Image Complete Symphonies (3CD)
Release 11th of June

Saint-Saens wrote five symphonies between the years 1850 and 1886. The cycle began with the Mozart-influenced Symphony in A but as a precocious composer of 17 he wrote his first numbered symphony, a work much admired by Berlioz and Gounod. He progressed to his most popular piece in the genre, the ground-breaking Symphony No. 3 with its inclusion of organ and piano. This critically admired cycle includes a sequence of atmospheric and dramatic symphonic poems, including Phaeton and the ever-popular Danse macabre.

kr. 149,95
Image Mireille (2DVD)
Release 11th of June

Charles Gounod was enchanted by the young Provençal-born Frédéric Mistral’s epic love poem Mirèio, and enlisted the distinguished Michel Carré to fashion a libretto. Against the grain of prevailing operatic practice in the 1860s, and its promotion of glamour and spectacle, Gounod relished instead the lives of modest country people and their idyllic world. He utilizes folk dances and a shepherd’s lament to chart the story of his tragic heroine whose desire to marry her true love ends in her death. ‘Everything feels true to the opera’s pastoral spirit’ wrote Gramophone about this production, which marked the opera’s first appearance at the Paris Opera.

kr. 189,95
Image Mireille (Bluray)
Release 11th of June

Charles Gounod was enchanted by the young Provençal-born Frédéric Mistral’s epic love poem Mirèio, and enlisted the distinguished Michel Carré to fashion a libretto. Against the grain of prevailing operatic practice in the 1860s, and its promotion of glamour and spectacle, Gounod relished instead the lives of modest country people and their idyllic world. He utilizes folk dances and a shepherd’s lament to chart the story of his tragic heroine whose desire to marry her true love ends in her death. ‘Everything feels true to the opera’s pastoral spirit’ wrote Gramophone about this production, which marked the opera’s first appearance at the Paris Opera.

kr. 189,95
Image Written on Water - A Dance Film by Pontus Lidberg
Release 11th of June

Written on Water is a dance feature film about an artist whose happy and comfortable married life is upended when she unexpectedly falls in love with someone else. Featuring Paris Opera Ballet’s Aurélie Dupont, Ballet Zurich principal dancer Alexander Jones, and choreographer, dancer, writer and director Pontus Lidberg, Written on Water conveys the drama of desire and the turmoil of the creative process. Choreographer, filmmaker, dancer and recipient of a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Pontus Lidberg has firmly established himself as a creative and visionary artist, merging dance and film. As a choreographer for the stage, Lidberg has created works for dance companies including Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Semperoper Ballet Dresden, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Acosta Danza, Balletboyz, Beijing Dance Theatre and the Wiener Staatsoper Ballet, as well as for his own concert group, Pontus Lidberg Dance.

kr. 239,50
Image Written on Water - A Dance Film by Pontus Lidberg
Release 11th of June

Written on Water is a dance feature film about an artist whose happy and comfortable married life is upended when she unexpectedly falls in love with someone else. Featuring Paris Opera Ballet’s Aurélie Dupont, Ballet Zurich principal dancer Alexander Jones, and choreographer, dancer, writer and director Pontus Lidberg, Written on Water conveys the drama of desire and the turmoil of the creative process. Choreographer, filmmaker, dancer and recipient of a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Pontus Lidberg has firmly established himself as a creative and visionary artist, merging dance and film. As a choreographer for the stage, Lidberg has created works for dance companies including Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Semperoper Ballet Dresden, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Acosta Danza, Balletboyz, Beijing Dance Theatre and the Wiener Staatsoper Ballet, as well as for his own concert group, Pontus Lidberg Dance.

kr. 239,50
Image Complete Music for String Quartet
Release 11th of June

Penderecki wrote music for string quartet over a period of 56 years. His StringQuartetNo.1was written in the same year that he achieved international success with Threnody (Naxos8.554491), and includes a wide range of playing techniques reflective of the avant-garde. String Quartet No. 2 reveals the influence of Ligeti, while No.3is a personal, even autobiographical work. In No. 4 there are modal or even folk inflections, in writing that is both limpid and abrasive. The eventful Derunterbrochene Gedanke completes Penderecki’s music for quartet, while the String Trio exemplifies his music’s motoric energy.

kr. 80,00
Image Princess Yurievskaya & Sunset
Release 11th of June

John D. Gottsch spent his youth inthe lake country of Florida, which instilled in him a love of nature that has informed his music ever since. His symphonic poem Sunset is almost cinematic in its opulence and in its depiction of both the beauty and fragility of Key West, and the area’s vulnerability to climate change. By contrast, Princess Yurievskaya charts the passionate love of Catherine Dolgorukova and Tsar Alexander II from their first meeting and eventual marriage, to his assassination. This vivid narrative is full of exciting dances and torrid romance, irradiated with evocative orchestral solos.

kr. 80,00
Image Orchestral Works
Release 11th of June

Xiaogang Ye is regarded as one of today’s leading Chinese composers, having won prestigious awards for his concert music and for numerous highly successful film scores. The works on this recording share a deep affection for the beauty and power of nature and landscape in China. Mount E’mei eulogises the great spectacle and cultural significance of the mountain, creating a multi-dimensional picture through the use of traditional instruments. Lamura Cuo and The Silence of Mount Minshan describe mystic atmosphere and melancholy silence, while Scent of Green Mango uses vibrant colors and shading to express gratitude for the fruit’s refreshing fragrance.

kr. 80,00
Image Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle (2CD)
Release 11th of June

Remembered today for the Olympic Anthem, Spyridon Samaras was the most distinguished Greek composer of his day and the first to gain international recognition. By the time Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle was produced, Samaras was a well-established and much-admired opera composer in the Italian Romantic style. The narrative of the opera sees the mischievous plans of the Duke of Richelieu descending into a complex tangle of amorous deceptions, tests of faithfulness and the perils of dueling. The score for this world premiere recording has been painstakingly restored by Byron Fidetzis.

kr. 149,95
Image Music from the Promised Land
Release 11th of June

This selection of pieces for mandolin and guitar represents the rich variety of music from Israel. Styles range from the diaspora of Babylonian Jewry through European klezmer traditions, and Balkan Ladino songs, to contemporary influences from America. Paul Ben-Haim and Marc Lavry pioneered the use of music originating in the Jewish East, and Jan Freidlin continues the tradition, employing Oriental dance figures in his music. Oren Lok's Ahavais an homage to love, while Ittai Rosenbaum’s Duet offers a vibrant and jazzy conclusion to this wide-ranging conspectus.

kr. 80,00
Image Elena
Release 25th of June

During the 1813–14 carnival season in Naples, Simon Mayr wrote a much-admired opera semiseria called Elena. The post-revolutionary Napoleonic era saw great enthusiasm for the rescue opera genre and Elena is a perfect example, in which a complex plot, based on French models, sees an innocent falsely accused of a capital offence. Mayr’s subtle accommodation of Neapolitan opera and Viennese Classicism ensures a series of choruses and recitatives that drive the action forward, punctuated with arias, romances, ensembles, lyric richness and moments of witty buffo color.

kr. 80,00
Image Goodbye Mr. Chips & The Prince and the Showgirl
Release 25th of June

World-famous for the Warsaw Concerto from the film Dangerous Moonlight, Richard Addinsell was one of Britain’s leading composers for stage and screen. This selection ranges widely over every area of his achievement and includes the theme from his first international film success, Goodbye Mr. Chips, and the overture from Tom Brown’s Schooldays, which contains some of his finest music. The Smokey Mountains, an evocative ‘concerto’ in three movements, is a rare example of the genre, while The Isle of Apples reflects his importance as a composer of music for radio plays.

kr. 59,95
Image The Best of
Release 25th of June

Sir Malcolm Arnold was one of the most gifted British composers of his generation. His music communicates directly with listeners through its rhythmic vitality and brilliant orchestration, with melodies that are eloquent, memorable and catchy. Spanning his long creative life, Arnold’s output has nine symphonies at its heart, but also ranges from the popular overture Tam O’Shanter and the lyrical English Dances, to film scores, deeply personal chamber music, and concertos composed for distinguished musical colleagues. This comprehensive introduction to Arnold’s legacy celebrates his centenary year with a rich selection of acclaimed recordings.

kr. 59,95
Image Waving Farewell
Release 25th of June

Despite her tragically early death at the age of 25, Vítezslava Kaprálová left a portfolio of more than 50 works of the highest craftsmanship and inspiration. this selection of her orchestral music, recorded at the Kaprálová Festival in Michigan, includes the work that won her international esteem in 1938, the Military Sinfonietta. abounding in youthful energy and brilliant colors, the Piano Concerto marries virtuosity with lyricism, while the orchestral songs are both atmospheric and striking.

kr. 80,00
Image Waltzes and Hungarian Marches
Release 25th of June

Count Imre Széchényi of Sárvár-Felsovidék was a highly regarded Austro-Hungarian diplomat and politician who counted Johann strauss as a lifelong friend, and whose dances were popular and much in demand in his day. Széchényi composed waltzes throughout his creative period, but only a few of these have been preserved. His work was of interest to his contemporaries, and among these premiere recordings is Liszt’s own arrangement of the Ungarischer Marsch. These lively and melodious forgotten gems are brought to life on a 1908 Bechstein piano previously owned by Wagner’s grandson, Wolfgang.

kr. 80,00
Image Songs, Vol. 2
Release 25th of June

In his song settings, Korngold pursued the Romantic ideal and lavished considerable care and inventiveness on their composition. His seemingly effortless gift for melody is everywhere ap-parent in this second volume (Vol.1is on 8.572027), whether in the early works or the songs from the 1940s, which would not sound out of place in an operetta or a Broadway musical. Also present, notably in the Drei Gesänge, Op.18, is an exciting, experimental approach to harmony that reflects the music of his most radical opera, Das Wunderder Heliane (8.660410-12).

kr. 80,00
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Min Konto
Min Indkøbskurv: 0 varer