Monday, October 3, 2016

Opening Notes: October 2016 - New Release Playlist

We've sifted through all the new releases for this month, 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.

Alexandra Vrebalov
The Sea Ranch Songs: Elements II
Kronos Quartet
Cantaloupe - CA-21122
Michael Daugherty
American Gothic: III. Pitchfork
Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero
Naxos - 8.559798

Hans Rott
Symphony No. 1 in E Major: III. Frisch und lebhaft
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra; Constantin Trinks
Profil - PH15051
Felix Mendelssohn 
Symphony No. 4, "Italian": I. Allegro vivaceLondon Symphony Orchestra; John Eliot Gardiner
LSO - LSO0769
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D: III. Allegro vivacissimo
Jennifer Koh; Odense Symphony
Cedille - CDR90000-166
Antonin Dvořák
String Quartet No. 12, "American": IV. Vivace
Jupiter String Quartet
Azica - Azica71311
Aaron Copland
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: The Chorus Girls' First Dance
Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Naxos - 8.559806
Bruno Bavota
Warm Embrace
J. Freivogel; Michael Nicolas; Bruno Bavota
Dorian Sono Luminus - DSL-92206
Silvestrov Valentin
4 Postludes for Piano & Strings: No. 1. Larghetto - Andante
Elisaveta Blumina; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Grand Piano - GP678
Ange Flégier
La Poésie
Jared Schwartz; Thomas Demer; Mary Dibbern
Toccata Classics - TOCC0306
Ralph Vaughan Williams
3 Nocturnes: No. 1. Smile O Voluptuous Cool-Breath'd Earth
Roderick Williams; Jennifer Johnston; BBC Sym.
Albion Records - ALBCD028
Jules Massenet
Thaïs, Act II: Méditation
Arabella Steinbacher; Monte-Carlo Philharmonic
PentaTone - PTC5186536
P.I. Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 2: III. Allegro con fuoco
Eldar Nebolsin; New Zealand Symphony
Naxos - 8.573462
Felix Mendelssohn
String Quartet No. 5: IV. Molto allegro
Parker Quartet
Nimbus - NI6327

Antonin Dvořák
Rusalka, Act I: Lieblicher Mond
Emalie Savoy; Frankfurt Brandenburg State Orch.
Genuin - GEN16436
Gaetano Donizetti
L'elisir d'amore, Act II: Una furtiva lagrima
Lawrence Brownlee; Kaunas State Choir & Sym.
Delos - DE3515

Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas: Thy Hand, Belinda
Anna Prohaska; Il Giardino Armonico
Alpha - ALPHA250
Georg Philipp Telemann
12 Fantaisies, No. 9 in B Minor: II. Vivace
Fabio Biondi
Glossa - GCD923406

Philip Glass
Etudes, Book 1: Etude No. 9
Bruce Levingston
Dorian Sono Luminus - DSL-92205
Michael Nyman
The Man Who Mistook His Wife...: Scene 5
Nashville Opera; Dean Williamson
Naxos - 8.660398

Enrique Granados
Suite oriental, "Suite árabe": IV. Dos danzas
Barcelona Symphony & Catalonia National Orch.
Naxos - 8.573265
Aaron Copland
Symphony for Organ & Orchestra: II. Scherzo
Jonathan Scott; BBC Philharmonic; John Wilson
Chandos - CHSA5171
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 3: III. Moderato - Allegro (ma non tanto)
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
BIS - BIS-2006
Gabriel Fauré
Nocturne No. 4 in E-Flat Major
Louis Lortie
Chandos - CHAN10915

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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