New on Naxos | Issue: June 2024

The June New On Naxos spotlights Malipiero's Violin Concertos, Puccini's La Bohème from Norwegian National Opera, Boris Lyatoshynsky’s Complete Symphonies and Johannes Brahms’ complete works for piano four-hands and piano duet in an enormous 18-cd boxed set. Open and start reading right away!

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Marin Alsop © Nancy Horowitz

Click to listen to Rhapsody, Concerto for Orchestra: III. Dance LISTEN

8.559933 Release Date: 14 Jun 2024


Margaret BROUWER (b. 1940) Rhapsodies The Art of Sailing at Dawn Rhapsody, Concerto for Orchestra Symphony No. 1 “Lake Voices” Path at Sunrise, Masses of Flowers Pluto ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop

About Marin Alsop, Conductor One of the foremost conductors of our time, Marin Alsop represents a powerful and inspiring voice. The 2023/24 season marks her fifth as chief conductor of the ORF Vienna RSO ; her first as artistic director and chief conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony; and her first as principal guest conductor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra. She will begin a new position as principal guest conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra in the 2024/25 season. A full decade after becoming the first female conductor of the Last Night of the Proms, Alsop made history again in September 2023, as both the first woman and the first American to guest conduct three Last Nights.

Margaret Brouwer is a composer renowned for her music’s lyricism, imagery and emotional power. The five premiere recordings on this album span 24 years. Brouwer grew up in a Dutch/American community and her Symphony No. 1 “Lake Voices” encodes both a recurring Dutch hymn-like melody and the rhapsodic, sparkling sonorities of a lake vista. Rhapsody, Concerto for Orchestra provides dazzling sounds and virtuosic challenges, while Pluto , written during a period of loss, offers destructive but also restorative moments. Elsewhere, Brouwer evokes the beauties of nature and sailing at dawn.

Key Features: •

Margaret Brouwer ’s music has been admired as ‘Devoid of slickness...true to a vision’ and for ‘inhabiting its own peculiarly bewitching harmonic world’ ( The New York Times ). ‘A marvellous example of musical imagery’ ( American Record Guide ).

• Brouwer’s honours include an Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Guggenheim Fellowship, Cleveland Prize, and many grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, etc. She is continually in demand for new works, and commissions have come from the Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, American Pianists Association, CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, and the American Composer’s Orchestra. • ‘The American composer has the expressive skills to evoke the passions she sets out to describe – love, ecology, racism, even being trapped in telephone hell… Brouwer’s musical language – tonal with deft sprinklings of harmonic spice – draws the instruments into ardent and wistful conversations’ ( Gramophone on 8.559904).

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Companion Titles – Marin Alsop, Conductor

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Margaret Brouwer, Composer

8.559904 8.559763 8.559250



Royal Danish Orchestra © Camilla Winther

Carl NIELSEN (1865–1931) The Symphonies Recordings 1965–2022 The Royal Danish Orchestra Thomas Søndergård, Alexander Vedernikov, Leonard Bernstein, Simon Rattle, Michael Boder, Paavo Berglund, Michael Schønwandt, Conductors

The Royal Danish Orchestra’s performing history stretches back to 1448, making it the oldest orchestra in the world, with Carl Nielsen counted amongst its distinguished former members. His 16 years of experience as one of the orchestra’s second violinists helped shape him as a composer, and it was this ensemble that introduced his symphonies to the world. From the ‘imminent storm of genius’ of the First Symphony to the disarming outlandishness of the Sixth , Nielsen’s symphonies are recognised as among the greatest in their genre, heard here in recordings made with a league of conductors whose bond with Denmark and Nielsen’s music is second to none.

8.574650-53 [4-Disc Boxed Set] Release Date: 28 Jun 2024


Companion Titles – Carl Nielsen, Composer

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8.574412 Release Date: 7 Jun 2024


Fabio Mechetti © André Fossati

Click to listen to Symphony No. 2 ‘O Caçador de Esmeraldas’: IV. Allegro mosso e agitato LISTEN

Oscar LORENZO FERNANDEZ (1897–1948) Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 Reisado do Pastoreio Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra Fabio Mechetti Restless and dynamic by nature, Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez was a key figure in the cultural life of Rio de Janeiro, founding numerous influential musical institutions both journalistic and educational. He gained international fame for the primordial power of Batuque , the final dance movement of his Afro-Brazilian influenced Reisado do Pastoreio suite. Without ever abandoning his Brazilian roots, in his later career Lorenzo Fernandez moved away from explicit nationalism towards a more universalist idiom as can be heard in the vigorously themed and atmospheric First Symphony of 1945 and the programmatic Second Symphony , inspired by the life and death of the heroic 17th-century explorer Fernão Dias Paes Leme. Key Features: • Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez gained international fame with Batuque , a piece championed by conductors such as Toscanini, Koussevitsky, Bernstein and Chávez. This became something of a stand-alone hit, but here it is heard in the context of the less commonly represented entire Reisado do Pastoreio suite. Fernandez’s two symphonies suffered neglect after the composer’s untimely death at the age of 50 and both of these recordings are premieres, with a world premiere release of the powerful First Symphony , and the first modern studio recording of the programmatic Second Symphony , both representative of post-war creative energy and optimism. • Founded in 2008, the award-winning Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra has become one of Brazil’s most successful cultural organisations. The Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra has appeared on several releases in The Music of Brazil series, including Almeida Prado’s First Piano Concerto and other works (8.574225), described in BBC Music Magazine as a recording that ‘showcases the composer’s startling musical imagination and is performed with mastery and poise by Brazilian pianist Sonia Rubinsky and the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra’.

About Fabio Mechetti, Conductor Fabio Mechetti has been artistic director and principal conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra since its foundation. Under his leadership, the orchestra has received numerous awards, recorded nine albums, including several for Naxos, and undertaken a tour of South America. In 2014, he became the first Brazilian music director of an Asian orchestra when he was appointed principal conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. In the US, Mechetti conducted the Jacksonville Symphony for 14 years and is now its conductor emeritus.



Bruce BROUGHTON (b. 1945) And on the Sixth Day * String Theory Concerto for Horn and Orchestra ** Olivier Stankiewicz, Oboe * • William VerMeulen, Horn ** London Symphony Orchestra Jonathan Bloxham


Although Bruce Broughton is best known for his many film and television scores, over the past five decades he has composed scores for a diverse array of projects from film and TV to concert music and even theme parks. His work has been recognized with an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score for the film Silverado (1985) and a record ten Emmy Awards for his musical compositions in television. This album presents a small selection of his concert works including String Theory for string orchestra, his oboe concerto And on the Sixth Day performed by Olivier Stankiewicz, principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra, and his brilliant Horn Concerto , written for William VerMeulen, principal horn of the Houston Symphony, who is the soloist on this recording. Key Features: • Olivier Stankiewicz has been principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra since 2015. Sought after as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, he has performed widely in Europe, Japan and the US. He has performed concertos with conductors François-Xavier Roth, Paavo Järvi and Tugan Sokhiev, and takes a particular interest in premiering newly written pieces. • International horn virtuoso William VerMeulen has been at the forefront of his generation for four decades. Enjoying a diversified career, he is equally at home as a soloist, orchestral principal horn, chamber musician, pedagogue and music publisher. Principal horn of the Houston Symphony since 1990, he has also performed as a guest principal horn with the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

8.559950 Release Date: 14 Jun 2024 Companion Titles – Works for horn and oboe



Click to listen to Prologue: In the Beginning




Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756–1791) Complete Masses, Vol. 3 Mass No. 7 ‘Missa in honorem Sanctissimae Trinitatis’ Missa Brevis in D major 1 Missa Brevis in B flat major 2 Carolina Ullrich, Soprano 1, 2 • Elvira Bill, Alto 1, 2 Patrick Grahl, Tenor 1, 2 • Dominik Köninger, Bass 1, 2 WDR Radio Choir • Cologne Chamber Orchestra Christoph Poppen


The third volume of Mozart’s Masses focuses on works written in Salzburg when the composer was in his late teens and early twenties. The Missa in honorem Sanctissimae Trinitatis , a bright celebratory work, is the only Mass setting without soloists that Mozart composed. The Missa Brevis in D major is a compact, economic setting conforming to the Archbishop’s dictates for shorter works. Its companion, the Missa Brevis in B flat major , though keenly responsive and beautiful, upset church musicians because it utilised a Parisian gavotte in the ‘Dona nobis pacem’ and ended Mozart’s employment on a provocative note. Volume 1 in the series is on 8.574270, Volume 2 is on 8.574417.

8.574514 Release Date: 28 Jun 2024

Companion Titles – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer







Fernando LOPES-GRAÇA (1906–1994) Canções portuguesas Dos romances viejos • Oito canções da primeira cantata do Natal Três líricas castelhanas de Camões • Três canções corais Coro Casa da Música • Paul Hillier


Fernando Lopes-Graça’s importance to 20th-century Portuguese music cannot be overestimated. His study of native songs and traditions has been compared to that of Bartók, and the soulful melodies of the Três canções corais are an early example of his highly effective integration of folk style into rigorous historically established forms. From the reverence and purity of the Christmas Cantata songs to the harmonic density of the Três líricas castelhanas de Camões , the powerful and often deeply moving combination of Lopes-Graça’s use of classical structure alongside his country’s musical heritage finds its zenith in his writing for voices. Key Features: • Paul Hiller ’s close to 200 recordings, including seven solo song recitals, have earned worldwide acclaim and won numerous prizes – Diapason d’or, GRAMMYs and Danish Radio P2 Prizes. Several have been Editor’s Choice in leading international music magazines, and they have been chosen as reference recordings in music anthologies. His books about Arvo Pärt and Steve Reich, together with numerous anthologies of choral music, are published by Oxford University Press. •

8.574309 Release Date: 14 Jun 2024 Companion Titles – Paul Hillier, Conductor

Coro Casa da Música has performed several world premieres, including works by Francesco Filidei, Michael Gordon, Gregory Rose, Manuel Hidalgo, Carlos Caires and a rediscovered work by Lopes-Graça. Its repertoire includes Portuguese premieres of prominent contemporary composers such as Birtwistle, Manoury, Dillon, Haas and Rihm, as well as other key figures from the 20th and 21st centuries, including Lachenmann, Schoenberg, Stockhausen, Gubaidulina, Ligeti, Distler, Kagel and Cage.

8.574287 8.574281 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Composer





Click to listen to Três canções regionais portuguesas: Passarinha trigueira



Richard DANIELPOUR Songs in Three Languages – Songs of Love and Loss 1 Canti Della Natura 2 • Songs of My Father 3 (b. 1956)


Hila Plitmann, Soprano 1–3 , Tambourine 1 • David Walther, Viola 3 Antonio Lysy, Cello 2 • Inna Faliks, Piano 2 • Marcia Dickstein, Harp 3 The Iranshahr Orchestra 1 • Shahāb Pāranj 1

Richard Danielpour has collaborated frequently with soprano Hila Plitmann, and this album features three recent works, two of which were written specifically for her. The song cycles heard here are sung in three languages central to the composer’s life. Songs of Love and Loss is in Farsi and sets the poetry of Rumi; Canti Della Natura , in Italian, takes sonnets attributed to Vivaldi in The Four Seasons ; while Songs of My Father is set to the English poems of Danielpour’s father. Each cycle features differing instrumentation and reflects Danielpour’s long-admired compositional subtlety and refinement. Key Features: • Richard Danielpour and Hila Plitmann have collaborated on no fewer than five different Naxos albums prior this one: Ancestral Voices on 8.578311-12, Darkness in the Ancient Valley on 8.559707, The Passion of Yeshua on 8.559885-86, Toward a Season of Peace on 8.559772 and String Quartet No. 7 on 8.559845. •

8.559946 Release Date: 14 Jun 2024

Companion Titles – Richard Danielpour’s works featuring Hila Plitmann

Plitmann has sung many prestigious premiere performances under leading conductors. In February 2009, Plitmann was awarded the GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance for her 2009 performance of Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan .

Hila Plitmann



Click to listen to Songs of Love and Loss: No. 2. Misterioso







Toshio HOSOKAWA (b. 1955) Orchestral Works, Vol. 4 Sakura • Trumpet Concerto ‘Im Nebel’ * Violin Concerto ‘Genesis’ ** • Uzu Jeroen Berwaerts, Trumpet * • Paul Huang, Violin ** • Residentie Orkest The Hague • Jun Märkl Toshio Hosokawa is Japan’s leading living composer. This fourth volume in the series of his orchestral works, during which he was present for all recording sessions, contains two concertos and two works for orchestra. The Trumpet Concerto ‘Im Nebel’ , which draws its inspiration from Herman Hesse’s poem, conjures up a vision of man and nature, in which the trumpet slowly and magically melts into the orchestral mist. Inspired by a birth, Violin Concerto ‘Genesis’ again places the soloist as the human protagonist in a universal drama of finding harmony through conflict. Sakura is one of Japan’s best-loved songs, arranged by Hosokawa for orchestra, and Uzu displays unique orchestral sonorities. BUY NOW!

8.574543 Release Date: 28 Jun 2024

Companion Titles – Previous releases in the series 8.573239 | 8.573276 | 8.573733

Petros PETRIDIS (1892–1977) Saint Paul – A Byzantine oratorio in two parts Symphony No. 1 in G minor ‘Hellenic’ Kleft Dances Martha Arapis, Sophia Kyanidou, Sopranos • Ines Zikou, Mezzo-soprano Yannis Christopoulos, Angelo Simos, Dimitris Sigalos, Tenors • Dimitris Tiliakos, Baritone Christophoros Stamboglis, Pantelis Psychas, Basses Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus • Byron Fidetzis



Petros Petridis was one of the leading composers of the Greek National School. In Saint Paul he sought to combine the polyphonic approach of Byzantine music with the form of the oratorio. The libretto follows the Acts of the Apostles with fourteen chorales forming a connecting arc in the divine drama. Expressive originality – both elegiac and joyful – is a feature of Symphony No. 1 ‘ Hellenic ’, and the Kleft Dances , part of a discarded symphony, show Petridis’s personal stamp. Conductor Byron Fidetzis, whose recording of Petridis’s Requiem (Naxos 8.574354-55) was hailed as ‘a triumph all round’ by Gramophone , has prepared definitive editions of these works based on the original manuscripts. Key Feature:

8.574356-57 Release Date: 28 Jun 2024 Companion Titles – Byron Fidetzis, Conductor

Byron Fidetzis is the recipient of the Spyros Motsenigos Music Award, the Great Music Award and is an honorary member of the Greek Composers’ Association. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the school of philosophy, department for musical studies of the University of Athens.

8.574354-55 | 8.574132 | 8.572451 8.574353 | 8.660508-09 | 8.557970

Click to listen to Stoning of Stephen: Nin imís phonís eyénesth



Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895–1968) Complete String Quartets


Quartetto Adorno – Edoardo Zosi, Violin I • Liù Pelliciari, Violin II • Benedetta Bucci, Viola • Stefano Cerrato, Cello Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco began to focus on chamber music composition during the late 1920s. From this period comes the String Quartet No. 1 in G major , which offers a countryside panorama with rustic serenades and processional themes reminiscent of a village festival. Returning to a much-changed Italy after the Second World War inevitably generated mixed feelings in the composer – the String Quartet No. 2 in F minor reflects these through dissonance and restlessness, though dancing rhythms sound notes of optimism. His final quartet, No. 3 in F major ‘ Casa al Dono ’, is an effortless fantasia, animated and in part ecclesiastical, which was inspired by memories of his homeland and the friendships he had enjoyed.

8.574580 Release Date: 14 Jun 2024

Companion Titles – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Composer 8.570778 | 8.573881 | 8.574246 | 8.574319



Gioachino ROSSINI (1792–1868) Ermione Azione tragica in two acts (1819) Libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola (d. 1831) Various Artists


Numerous myths surround the supposed failure of Ermione , and while Rossini himself feared the subject might be ‘overly tragic’, he was clearly fond of the work, keeping its manuscript until his death. Ermione is set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, with the Greek princess Ermione consumed with jealousy because Pirro has forsaken her and fallen in love with Andromaca, the widow of Hector. This complex web of emotional turmoil explores the calamitous consequences of passion between larger-than-life characters, with Rossini’s captivating lyrical expressiveness and spectacular vocal acrobatics superbly performed in this acclaimed Rossini in Wildbad production. Key Feature: Antonino Fogliani and the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra have previously recorded the 2022 Rossini in Wildbad production for Naxos of Rossini’s Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra (8.660538-39). This was released in February 2024 and, with soprano Serena Farnocchia again in the title role, can now be united with this new Ermione by collectors.

8.660556-57 Release Date: 14 Jun 2024

Companion Titles – Rossini in Wildbad productions conducted by Antonino Fogliani

8.660538-39 | 8.660444-46 8.660407-09 | 8.660403-04

Click to listen to Sinfonia: Troia! qual fosti un dì!



Fabrice BOLLON (b. 1965) The Folly (Tragedy of Erasmus of Rotterdam) Opera in five acts (2021) Libretto by Clemens Bechtel (b. 1964) Various Artists


Drawing on historical texts, Fabrice Bollon’s opera The Folly focuses on Erasmus of Rotterdam, the influential Renaissance reformer, cosmopolitan humanist and intellectual, who, in old age, reflects on the events of his life. Past and present converge as fictional figures from his books or real-life antagonists appear in much the same way as Bollon merges periods through his creative use of several 16th-century compositions. Set in an age of polarised extremism that reflects our own times, Erasmus’s humanism requires vigilance, defence and reinvention.

8.660545-46 Release Date: 28 Jun 2024 Companion Titles – Fabrice Bollon, Conductor 8.574551 | 8.660526-27 8.660410-12 | 8.574498

Franz CLEMENT (1780–1842) Solo Violin Works 12 Caprices • Variations Haoli Lin, Violin



Franz Clement was the first soloist to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto – ‘nature and art vie with each other in making [Clement] a great artist’, wrote Beethoven. Clement was a Viennese-born virtuoso who composed his own influential violin concerto and a sequence of challenging works for solo violin. The Twelve Caprices were composed on the cusp of the Classical and Romantic eras and offer a lexicon of technical demands but also suave lyricism and imaginative writing. Clement brings his own wit and flair to the themes and variations on popular stage works of the time, which are interspersed throughout the programme.

8.574497 Release Date: 14 Jun 2024

Companion Titles – Works for solo violin 8.572267 | 8.573048 | 8.573704 | 8.555996




Carl TEIKE (1864–1922) Marches, Vol. 1 Alte Kameraden Prinz-Albrecht-Marsch The Royal Swedish Navy Band Alexander Hanson

Ausiàs Parejo Guitar Laureate Recital Winner, 2022 ‘Alhambra’ International Guitar Competition BROUWER • ERENA • GUASTAVINO PALOMO • R. PAREJO • PONCE Ausiàs Parejo, Guitar Ausiàs Parejo is the winner of the 2022 ‘Alhambra’ International Guitar Competition. In this programme he includes three cornerstones of the Spanish and Latin American repertoire. Combining idiomatic colour and rhythmic vivacity, Guastavino’s First Guitar Sonata , Ponce’s great tribute to Segovia, and Brouwer’s ingenious sequence of variations offer formidably ambitious technical and interpretative challenges to the performer. Inspired by his youthful brilliance Juan Erena’s Luz del Alba , full of radiant grandeur, is dedicated to Parejo. Ferruccio BUSONI (1866–1924) Piano Music, Vol. 12 Piano Sonatinas Nos. 1, 2 and 4 Prelude and Fugue in C major Nuit de Noël • Drei Albumblätter Wolf Harden, Piano The essence of Ferruccio Busoni’s music lies in its synthesis of emotion and intellect, rooted in his Italian and German ancestry. His Sonatinas typify the stylistic range of his maturity, with the First Sonatina unfolding with the spontaneity of an improvisation. Veering between darting angularity and ominous expectancy, the Second Sonatina is one of his most radical musical statements, while the poise of the Fourth Sonatina marks Busoni’s closest approach to Impressionism. The Drei Albumblätter represent Busoni at his most austere and profound, reflecting the mystical character of his late music.

German composer Carl Teike came into contact with military music at an early age, but with his modest temperament he never achieved a high rank during his time in the army. He resigned from his post after his bandmaster told him to burn Alte Kameraden , a piece that would become one of the most popular marches in the world. Teike’s marches are entirely original and significantly enrich the German concert repertoire with their inventiveness, musical charisma and colourful instrumentation. This programme includes his first march, the Prinz-Albrecht-Marsch , which he dedicated to the Prussian monarch who ‘graciously accepted the dedication’. This is the first of three volumes. Marko Topchii Guitar Laureate Recital Winner, 2023 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) Competition BARRIOS MANGORÉ • BLIOKH DOWLAND • DUMOND GILARDINO • HAND • KOEHNE POULENC • ROUSSEL Marko Topchii , Guitar This recital by Marko Topchii, winner of the 2023 Guitar Foundation of America Competition, ranges widely across the repertoire, from a Renaissance lute masterpiece by John Dowland, through early 20th-century neo-Romanticism, to the technical challenges of the present day. The programme includes the only works for guitar composed by Roussel and Poulenc – both of which are endlessly evocative. Barrios Mangoré’s sublime Un sueño en la floresta , three Studies by Angelo Gilardino, the competition’s set piece by Frederic Hand, and Konstantin Bliokh’s contemporary Sonata No. 6 ‘Kharkiv ’ complete Topchii’s diverse programme.



8.574317 Release Date: 28 Jun 2024

8.574579 Release Date: 28 Jun 2024


Click to listen to Prinz-Albrecht-Marsch LISTEN

Click to listen to Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op. 36, BV. 180: Prelude LISTEN




8.574630 Release Date: 14 Jun 2024

8.574623 Release Date: 28 Jun 2024

Click to listen to GUASTAVINO, C.: Guitar Sonata No. 1: I. Allegro deciso e molto ritmico LISTEN

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