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NOVEMBER NEWS 2021

NEW ON NAXOS

NEW ON NAXOS in November presents conductor Marin Alsop and the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra performing Paul Hindemith’s Symphony ‘Mathis der Maler’, one-act opera Sancta Susanna, and Nusch-Nuschi-Tänze (Suite). Internationally known for her innovative approach to programming, Alsop has an extensive Naxos discography including acclaimed cycles of Brahms, Dvorák, and Prokofiev symphonies. Her Bernstein recordings on Naxos received universal critical acclaim, with Gramophone commenting: ‘Alsop, whether she’s in Bournemouth, Baltimore or São Paulo, always there’s that sense of enthusiastic authority, never overbearing which works in the music’s favour’.

Other highlights include
• Gabriel Schwabe’s new recording of Edward Elgar’s iconic Cello Concerto, and Frank Bridge’s rarely heard Oration (Concerto elegiaco), accompanied by the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christopher Ward. A leading cellist of his generation, Schwabe was praised for his ‘beautifully smooth and sweet tone’ (Fanfare on Brahms Cello Sonatas and Songs).

• African-American composer Florence Beatrice Price’s Symphony No. 3, again recorded by the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under John Jeter. This follows Jeter and Fort Smith Symphony's First and Fourth Symphonies, and one of ‘The Best Classical Recordings’ by WQXR (New York) in 2019.

• GRAMMY-nominated conductor Darrell Ang presenting Gabriel Pierné’s suites from Ramuntcho and Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied, with the Orchestre National de Lille. Their recording of Dutilleux’s Second Symphony ‘Le Double’ was a MuiscWeb International ‘Recording of the Year’ and considered ‘some of the most exciting and vibrant accounts this music has yet received.’

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Image Elgar & Bridge: Cello Concertos
Release 26th of November

These two masterpieces are shadowed by the events of the First World War. Elgar’s Cello Concerto, an intensely poignant, reflective and individual musical statement, has enjoyed unflagging popularity among musicians and listeners for over 100 years. By contrast, Frank Bridge’s Oration (Concerto elegiaco) remained unperformed for decades after its early hearings. Yet it shares spiritual affinities with Elgar’s work and serves as a funeral address of huge solemnity and narrative power in its outcry against the futility of war. Gabriel Schwabe has established himself among the leading cellists of his generation. He is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions, including the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann and the Concours Rostropovich in Paris. In 2009 he won the prestigious Pierre Fournier Award in London. As a soloist, he has worked with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin the Malmö and Norrköping Symphony Orchestras and Royal Northern Sinfonia with conductors including Marek Janowski, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Dennis Russell Davies, Cornelius Meister, Marc Soustrot, Lars Vogt and Michael Sanderling.

kr. 80,00
Image Orchestral Works
Release 26th of November

Florence Price was one of the most versatile and accomplished American musicians of her generation whose unstoppable creativity and earliest successes were set against the backdrop of 1930s economic depression. The Third Symphony expresses aspects of Price’s cultural heritage in a symphonic framework. Avoiding direct references to existing folk songs and dances, it creates highly distinctive African spiritual moods and uses the syncopated rhythms of the Juba in its jazzy third movement. This world premiere recording of Ethiopia’s Shadow in America traces the American experience of enslaved Africans, while The Mississippi River suite quotes several famous spirituals, capturing the struggles of Black migration across the United States.

kr. 80,00
Image Complete Piano Music (13 CD)
Release 26th of November

Rossini drew a line under his hugely successful operatic career at the age of 37 and wrote little until his final years in Paris, where he became renowned for his musical salons. For these he wrote numerous short piano pieces which he jokingly called Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age): sometimes experimental miniatures that can raise a smile or touch the heart, blurring boundaries between the irreverent and the serious. Rossini’s publisher Antonio Pacini considered the composer’s late works as his most illustrious period: ‘what he composes daily is a series of masterpieces that seems as though it will never end.’ Including songs and fascinating novelties, this acclaimed complete edition contains a myriad of rarities and numerous world premiere recordings.

kr. 339,95
Image Orchestral Works
Release 26th of November

With orchestral works at the core of his output, the supreme melodic gift that distinguishes the music of Eric Coates earned him a reputation as the ‘uncrowned king of light music’. It was the London Suite that made Coates a household name, with the Cockney exuberance of its third movement, Knightsbridge, capturing the nation’s imagination as a BBC theme tune, as did the rousing march Calling All Workers. Cinderella and The Selfish Giant were inspired by his son’s bedtime stories, the latter absorbing the jazzy dance rhythms of the day. The Dambusters March was one of Coates’ last pieces, and remains one of the most iconic movie themes ever written.

kr. 80,00
Image Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano and Suite No. 2 for
Release 26th of November

Recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Pulitzer Prize, and a GRAMMY Award, William Bolcom is one of America’s most senior and internationally acclaimed composers. Commissioned to expand upon the under-represented horn trio repertoire, Bolcom has written a modern counterpart to Brahms’ Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40, in which he incorporates multiple styles into a substantial composition. The Suite No. 2 for Solo Violin is by turns frenzied, melancholic and light-hearted. Bolcom states, “Both works are performed beautifully and well recorded. Bravi tutti!”

kr. 80,00
Image Complete Piano Music, Vol. 59 - Schubert Transcrip
Release 26th of November

As a boy during the years 1822–23 Liszt studied in Vienna with Czerny and Salieri, at the same time as Schubert was winning his reputation as a leading composer in the city. Many years later Liszt did much to introduce Schubert’s music to a wider audience, not least through his prodigious transcriptions. In the case of the Three Marches and Mélodies hongroises, Liszt selected music originally written for piano duet, but in Soirées de Vienne, a set of nine pieces of which some were to remain prominent in Liszt’s concert repertoire, he fashioned a sequence of truly memorable valse-caprices.

kr. 80,00
Image Complete Lieder, Vol. 4
Release 26th of November

The foundations of Hans Pfitzner’s Romantic musical idiom can be found in his earliest compositions. Almost all of the songs in this program date from Pfitzner’s school and student days, with the young composer tapping into a particularly rich vein of creativity. From rediscovered manuscripts such as the surprisingly assured Ständchen to the earliest settings of his favorite lyric poet, Joseph von Eichendorff, these songs display all of the intimacy and atmosphere that would make Pfitzner a key figure of early 20th-century music. Volumes 1–3 can be heard on 8.572602, 8.572603 and 8.573082.

kr. 80,00
Image Folk Music of China, Vol. 19: Folk Songs of the La
Release 12th of November

China’s rich and diverse musical heritage has been recorded and documented in a stunning, original collection. With twenty albums in the pipeline, this is a highly specialized series with the appeal of perhaps being the closest thing to the ‘complete works’ of traditional Chinese music.Each album features a different region of the vast territory; an historical snapshot of China’s heritage. Due to the cultural privacy China mandates, these are in fact rare, musical gems. This is volume nineteen of a twenty album series, exploring China’s rich and diverse musical heritage. It includes ballads and love songs of the Lahu, featuring the gourd mouth organ and Jew’s harp; the most famous working song of the Jingpo people, the husking rice tune Yue Lu; mountain and hunting songs of the Jino peoples, played on bamboo ideophones; and excerpts from the Achang opera of spring lantern.

kr. 139,95
Image Folk Music of China, Vol. 20: Folk Songs of the Hu
Release 12th of November

China’s rich and diverse musical heritage has been recorded and documented in a stunning, original collection. With a total of twenty albums, this is a highly specialized series with the appeal of perhaps being the closest thing to the ‘complete works’ of traditional Chinese music. Each album features a different region of the vast territory; an historical snapshot of China’s heritage. Due to the cultural privacy China mandates, these are in fact rare, musical gems. This is the concluding volume of a twenty album series, exploring China’s rich and diverse musical heritage. It features banquet and hua’ersongs of the Hui; folk songs of the Manchu, featuring the Ba jiao gu (octagonal drum); dingba tunes of the Xibe, accompanied by the feite kena; lyrical songs of the Korean peoples, including songs from Arirang tune group; and sea songs of the Gin peoples accompanied by the duxianqin.

kr. 139,95
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