Thursday, May 5, 2016

Opening Notes: May 2016 - New Release Playlist

We've sifted through all the new releases for May 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.

Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle
Shuffle Along: Love Will Find A Way 
Ivan Harold Browning; Eubie Blake
Harbinger Records - HCD3204
Aram Khachaturian
Symphony No. 2: IV. Andante mosso
Russian Philharmonic; Dmitry Yablonsky
Naxos - 8.570436
Christopher Rouse
Symphony No. 3: III. Variation 1 
New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
Dacapo - 8.226110
John Orfe
Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson
Cantaloupe - CA-21117
Missy Mazzoli
Michael Mizrahi
New Amsterdam - NWAM075
Anna Þorvaldsdóttir
Michael Nicolas
Dorian Sono Luminus - DSL-92202
Johan Kvandal
Quintet, Hardanger Fiddle & Strings: II. Allegro
Åshild Breie Nyhus
Simax - PSC1333
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
I Gioiella Della Madonna: Aprila, bella
Slovak Radio Symphony and National Opera
Naxos - 8.660386-37
Ethel Smyth
The Boatswain's Mate: Overture
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
Chandos - CHAN10898

Benjamin Godard
Symphonie gothique: V. Allegro non troppo
Munich Radio Orchestra; David Reiland
CPO - 555044-2
Jacques Ibert
Escales: Valencia
Swiss Romande Orchestra; Neeme Järvi
Chandos - CHSA5168

Alfredo Casella
La Donna Serpente Suite No. 2: I. Sinfonia
BBC Philharmonic; Gianandrea Noseda
Isaac Albéniz
Suite Española No. 1: III. Aragón (Fantasia)
BBC Philharmonic; Juanjo Mena
Chandos - CHAN10897

Antonin Dvořák
Slavonic Dances, Series 1: No. 8 in G Minor
Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada
Pentatone - PTC5186575
P.I. Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique": III. Allegro molto vivace
Pittsburgh Symphony; Manfred Honeck
Reference Recordings - FR-720SACD

Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No. 1: I. Molto allegro
Ingrid Fliter; Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Linn - CKD555

Robert Radecke
Symphony in F Major: I. Allegro non troppo
Biel Solothurn Symphony; Kaspar Zahnder
CPO - 777995-2

John Rutter
Psalmfest: VII. O Clap Your Hands
St Albans Cathedral Choirs; Royal Philharmonic
Naxos - 8.573394

Randall Thompson
Requiem: Part V: The Leave-taking: Thou Hast Given Him
Philadelphia Singers; David Hayes
Naxos - 8.559789

Gioseppe Peranda
Historia des Leidens und Sterbens...
Dresden Cappella Sagittariana; Norbert Schuster
Rondeau Production - ROP6121-22

Giacomo Meyerbeer
Dinorah, Act I Scene 6: Trio: Ce tintement
Berlin Deutsche Opera Chorus and Orchestra
CPO - 555014-2

Einojuhani Rautavaara
Rubáiyát: I. Awake!
Gerald Finley; Helsinki Phil; John Storgårds
Ondine - ODE1274-2

Jose Bragato
Graciela y Buenos Aires
Laura Metcalf; Matei Varga
Sono Luminus - DSL-92201

Rebecca Clarke
Viola Sonata: I. Impetuoso
Rúnya Duo; Gabriele Campagna
Aevea Classics - AE16008

Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a new release playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.8 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!

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