Naxos Announces Its First 3 SACD Releases

June 24, in SACD News

This week, the Hong Kong division of Naxos has announced its first three SACD releases. Two of these SACD releases are Stereo SACDs while the third is a Multichannel/Stereo SACD disc.

Naxos is well known as a music label that offers a full range of classical music at a budget price. They also strive to create a diverse catalog of selections by only selling one performance of each musical work.

The initial Naxos SACD releases and the music on each are as follows:

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
David Juritz, Conductor /
London Mozart Players
Multichannel and Stereo SACD
(Naxos Hong Kong 5.110001SACD)

Spring: Concerto in E major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV269
1. Allegro 03:07
2. Largo e pianissimo 02:34
3. Danza pastorale: Allegro 03:43

Summer: Concerto in G minor, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315
4. Allegro 05:10
5. Adagio 02:17
6. Presto 02:40

Autumn: Concerto in F major, Op. 8 No. 3, RV293
7. Allegro 05:03
8. Adagio 02:07
9. La Caccia: Allegro 03:04

Winter: Concerto in F minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV297
10. Allegro non molto 03:09
11. Largo e cantabile 01:40
12. Allegro 03:04

Concerto in D major for violin and double orchestra, RV582
“The Assumption of the Virgin Mary”
13. Allegro 05:04
14. Grave 01:47
15. Allegro 04:52

Concerto in C major for violin and double orchestra, RV581
“The Assumption of the Virgin Mary”
16. Adagio e staccato – Allegro ma poco 04:43
17. Largo 02:39
18. Allegro 04:42

(Album Playing Time: 62:39)

Gustav Holst: The Planets / The Mystic Trumpeter
Claire Rutter, Soprano
Ladies of RSNO Chorus
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones
Stereo SACD
(Naxos Hong Kong 8.555776SACD)

The Planets
1. Mars, The Bringer of War 07:03
2. Venus, The Bringer of Peace 08:32
3. Mercury, The Winged Messenger 03:59
4. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity 08:00
5. Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age 09:21
6. Uranus, The Magician 06:12
7. Neptune, The Mystic 06:53

The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18
8. Scena for Soprano and Orchestra
(ed. Colin Matthews & Imogen Holst) 18:37
(Album Playing Time: 75:18 )

Virtuoso Pieces of Chinese Percussion, Yim Hok Man
Xia Fei-yun, Conductor
The Central Virtuosi China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra
Stereo SACD
(Naxos Hong Kong 8.225936SACD)

1. Poem of Chinese Drum 10:05
2. Duck’s Quarrel (Xi’an Drum Music) 05:23
3. Deep Night (Beijing Opera) 11:13
4. Triumphal Return of Fishing Boats (Gong and Drum Music of Zhoushan Islands) 08:44
5. Flying Dragons and Leaping Tigers (Eastern Zhejiang Gong and Drum Music) 07:24
6. Camel Bells in Tibet (for Percussion Ensemble) 09:20
7. Popular Festivity (for Chaozhou Big Gong and Drum Ensemble) 08:46
8. The Menacing Tiger (Xian Percussion Music) 04:11
(Album Playing Time: 65:06 )

Visit the Naxos Hong Kong web site (see link below) to place your orders for these three upcoming SACD releases.

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