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Naxos of America Featured AUDIOPHILE Releases - July 8, 2014

HAROLD IN ITALY

COMPOSER: Hector Berlioz

ARTIST: Orchestre National de Lyon • Leonard Slatkin (conductor) • Lise Berthaud (viola) • Giovanni Radivo (violin)

NBD0042 | 730099004268

1 BluRay Audio Disc | US SRP $19.99

8573297 | 747313329779

1 CD | US SRP $9.99

 

Drawing on the adventures of Byron’s Childe Harold and the composer’s own Italian experiences as a Prix de Rome winner, Harold en Italie was intended for the great violinist Paganini who, having initially rejected the work, later repented, giving it his highest praise. The brilliant concert overtures, Benvenuto Cellini and Le carnaval romain, are among Berlioz’s most popular works. Quickly taken up by several celebrated violinists of the time, the elegant Rêverie et Caprice is his only work for solo violin and orchestra. Leonard Slatkin’s Lyon recording of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique (8.572886) was described as “quite simply one of the best on disc” by MusicWeb International.

 

SUPER AUDIO COLLECTION, VOL. 7

COMPOSER: J.S. Bach • Berlioz • Chopin • Mozart • Corelli •

Haydn • Brahms • Rossi • Lawes • Parsons • Rouse • MacLean • Duncan • Berlin • Barker

ARTIST: Dunedin Consort • Scottish Chamber Orchestra • Ingrid Fliter • Avison Ensemble • Sivan Magen • Ensemble Marsyas • Profetti della Quinta • Phantasm • Magnificat • Royal Scottish National Orchestra • Amy Duncan • Claire Martin • Richard R. Bennett • Emily Barker

AKP459 | 691062045926

1 Hybrid SACD | US SRP $12.99

The seventh volume in the Linn Collection series features a selection of tracks from its award-winning catalog.

•      Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett celebrated Irving Berlin on Say It Isn’t So, a Telegraph “10 Best Album of 2013.”

•      Dunedin Consort’s John Passion was named a 2013 “Critic’s Choice” by BBC Radio 3.

•      Scottish newcomer Amy Duncan and folk stalwart Dougie MacLean teamed with the RSNO for Dougie’s Linn debut.

•      Pianist Ingrid Fliter’s Linn debut was critically acclaimed.

 

 

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