Monday, July 18, 2016

Label in the Spotlight: ATMA Classique

This sophisticated and stylish French-Canadian label has recordings ranging from core masterpieces such as Liszt’s B minor Sonata to intriguing, less familiar repertoire such as the choral music by the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, sung by the vibrant Canadian ensemble Musica Intima.

Founded in 1994 by Johanne Goyette, ATMA has established a sterling reputation around the world for recordings with superb sound quality, featuring distinctive programs performed by some of the world’s finest musicians.

Distributed in 25 countries and present on all digital platforms, the ATMA catalog now comprises 450 titles in genres ranging from medieval to contemporary music, and including tango, traditional, and baroque music. ATMA recordings are notable for their high standards, and original, creative programs, which have garnered praise and numerous awards and prizes over the years.

To hear the ATMA Classique sampler, access NML as usual, go to the Playlists section, and select the Label in the Spotlight folder under the Themed Playlists tab. You can also access it via the rotating banners. If you are on your institution's premises, you may also be able to access it if you CLICK HERE.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Q2 2016 MARC .XML Records Now Available

MARC .XML records covering titles added to NML and NML-Jazz over the second quarter of 2016 are now available! You can download only the latest set of records, or you can obtain the complete set combined by the month or year. As always, they are in .XML format, allowing you the freedom to process them to fit your system best.

Here are the links:

If you have any questions about these records, don't hesitate to contact us.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Opening Notes: July 2016 - New Release Playlist

We've sifted through all the new releases for July 2016, and we're highlighting our favorites. Some of these are obscure works that may be unknown to you, while others are fresh takes on standard repertoire. If you're like us and are constantly craving something new to enjoy, take a spin through these tracks to get a taste of what is now available to you in NML. And if you hear something you love, click on the cover art in the player window to be taken directly to the full album!

To hear the playlist, access NML as usual, go to the Playlists section, and select the Opening Notes folder under the Themed Playlists tab. If you are on your institution's premises, you may also be able to access it if you CLICK HERE.

David Lang
the national anthems: our common fate
Los Angeles Master Chorale; Calder Quartet
Cantaloupe - CA-21119
Grażyna Bacewica
Violin Concerto No. 1: III. Vivace
Piotr Plawner; Berlin Chamber Symphony
Naxos - 8.573496
Friedrich Gernsheim
Symphony No. 4: I. Allegro
Mainz Philharmonic State Orch.; Hermann Baumer
CPO - 777848-2
Michael Torke
Bright Blue Music
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Naxos - 8.559782
Gioachino Rossini
Stabat Mater: Duettino: O quam tristis et affl icta
Poznań Camerata Bach Choir; Wurttemberg Phil.
Naxos - 8.573531
Georgy Catoire
Elegy in D Minor
Laurence Kayaleh; Stéphane Lemelin
Naxos - 8.573345
Erik Satie
3 Gnossiennes: Gnossienne No. 1
Noriko Ogawa
BIS - BIS-2215
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 4, "Italian": IV. Saltarello: Presto
Irish Chamber Orchestra; Jörg Widmann
Orfeo - C914161A
P.I. Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4: IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco
Arctic Philharmonic; Christian Lindberg
BIS - BIS-8007
Claude Debussy
Le diable dans le beffroi: Bonjour Jeannette
Göttingen Symphony; Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Grand Piano - GP692
Sergey Prokofiev
Piano Sonata No. 6: IV. Vivace
Peter Donohoe
Somm - SOMMCD259
Charles-Marie Widor
Organ Symphony No. 5: V. Toccata
David Rumsey
Oehms Classics - OC1841
Giuseppe Tartini
Violin Sonata, "The Devil's Trill": III. Sogni dellautore
Crtomir Šiškovič
Dynamic - CDS7744
Hector Berlioz
Roméo et Juliette: Air du Père Laurence
London Symphony Orchestra; Valery Gergiev
LSO - LSO0762
J.S. Bach
St. John Passion: Herr, unser Herscher
Maulbronn Chamber Choir; Ensemble Il Capriccio
K&K Verlagstanstalt - KuK124
James Macmillan
Since It Was the Day...: Conclusion
Hebrides Ensemble; William Conway
Delphian - DCD34168

Asprilio Pacelli
Gaudent in Caelis
The Sixteen; Eamonn Dougan
Coro - COR16141
John Tavener
The Lord's Prayer
Wells Cathedral Choir; Matthew Owens
Signum Classics - SIGCD442

Michael Finnissy
Beat Generation Ballads: II. naked original skin...
Philip Thomas
Huddersfield Contemporary - HCR11CD
Colin Matthews
Violin Concerto: II. --
Leila Josefowicz; BBC Symphony; Oliver Knussen

Ross Harris
Symphony No. 5: V. Scherzo 2
Auckland Philharmonia; Eckehard Stier
Naxos - 8.573532
Sergey Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 2: II. Allegro molto
Royal Concertgebouw; Mariss Jansons
RCO - RCO16004

Sergey Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No. 1: II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo
Vadim Gluzman; Estonian National; Neeme Järvi
BISs - BIS-2142
Fryderyk Chopin
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor
Imogen Cooper
Chandos - CHAN10902

Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a new release playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.89 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that has become available to you just this month. Let it kickstart discovery!