Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?  
Keyword Search
 in   
  Classical Music Home > UK


Select Music named as Best Distribution Company 2010 and 2011
by Independent Classical Specialists
FEBRUARY 2018

Naxos Featured CDs


BERNSTEIN, L.: Orchestral Music (Complete Naxos Recordings) (8-CD Box Set)
8.508018
[8 CDs + 1 Bonus DVD Boxed set]



Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918–1990)
The Complete Naxos Recordings

Various Artists
Marin Alsop
Listen to CD 7 TRACK 15:
Bernstein Birthday Bouquet


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 premiere recordings, and an insightful documentary DVD in which colleagues and family sum up this boundlessly brilliant and charismatic musical giant of the 20th century.

Watch video trailer
BUY ONLINE FROM NAXOSDIRECT.CO.UK


BACH, J.S.: St. John Passion (1749 version, with additional movements from 1725 version)
8.573817-18



Johann Sebastian BACH (1685–1750)
St John Passion, BWV 245
(1749 version)

Julia Kleiter, Soprano • Gerhild Romberger, Alto
Georg Poplutz and Daniel Sans, Tenors
Yorck Felix Speer and Matthias Winckhler, Basses
Bachchor Mainz • Bachorchester Mainz • Ralf Otto
Listen to CD2 TRACK 19:
St John Passion, BWV 245 (1725 version):
Christe, du Lamm Gottes


Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion is, along with the St Matthew Passion, without doubt one of the most important works he ever composed. It established a new tradition for Good Friday vespers in Leipzig, and with sublime skill Bach managed to retain a spirit of church worship while creating an almost operatic narrative that movingly depicts Christ’s trial, death, and ultimate apotheosis. Bach’s numerous revisions always demand a certain amount of scholarly decision-making, and this recording of the St John Passion uses the final 1749 version that not only draws on and reinforces the best of Bach’s original concept, but incorporates the additional movements of the 1725 version.

BUY ONLINE FROM NAXOSDIRECT.CO.UK


LASSO, O. de: St Matthew Passion
8.573840


Orlandus LASSUS (1532–1594)
St Matthew Passion

Musica Ficta • Bo Holten
Listen to TRACK 52:
LASSUS, O.: St Matthew Passion: Good Friday:
Mors tua, mors Christi – Motet


Orlandus Lassus was one of the greatest and most celebrated musicians of his day, and a teacher whose influence extended into the Baroque period and beyond. Although the St Matthew Passion is almost always associated with J.S. Bach’s towering masterpiece, earlier settings developed from plainchant into polyphony throughout the 16th century. Lassus composed four Passions of which this is the most elaborate. His sublimely interwoven polyphonic settings are here placed alongside a traditional Roman Catholic Passion chant through which the roles of Jesus and the Evangelist unfold in a seemingly timeless meditation. Certain key moments in the otherwise austere Passion story are further illuminated in this recording by the inclusion of motets and a spiritual madrigal.

BUY ONLINE FROM NAXOSDIRECT.CO.UK


SAINT-SAËNS, C.: Suite algérienne / Suite in D Major, Op. 49 / Suite in D Minor, Op. 16bis / Sérénade
8.573732


Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921)
Orchestral Works
Suite algérienne • Suite in D major
Suite for cello and orchestra in D minor*
Serenade in E flat major

Guillermo Pastrana, Cello* • Basque National Orchestra • Jun Märkl
Listen to TRACK 2:
Suite algérienne, Op. 60: II. Rhapsodie mauresque


Saint-Saëns’ travels often resulted in geographically themed works, such as the Suite algérienne: this exotic musical picture postcard – full of perfumed sensuality and the brazen confidence of march themes – reflects the composer’s visits to colonial North Africa. The two suites on this recording are both structured around dance movements and were originally scored for different forces – the Suite in D major, Op. 49 for harmonium, the Suite in D minor, Op. 16 for cello and piano. The engaging Serenade, Op. 15, rarely performed with its original, exotic scoring, is heard here in an orchestral transcription.

BUY ONLINE FROM NAXOSDIRECT.CO.UK

 

 





Gift Ideas from Naxos
Complete Symphonies Box Sets
The Very Best Of...
Chill With
Meditation
Naxos Highlights

February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015

Naxos
Marco Polo
Naxos Historical
Naxos World
Naxos Jazz
Naxos Jazz Legends
Nostalgia
Naxos Audiobooks
Naxos / Marco Polo DVD
Arthaus

Artists
Composers
Labels
Series
Education
News
Reviews
Contact Us
Music Licensing
Buy Online

 

Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group