First complete take of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor for 8.572050 Stokowksi Transcriptions, Vol. 2. Performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by José Serebrier. Recorded on 17 April 2008 at The Lighthouse Arts Center, Poole, UK.
Session recording of Debussy's Piano Preludes , arranged for orchestra by Colin Matthews. The recording was made at Royal Concert Hall Glasgow by Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl, in June 2011. This is the 8th and final volume of the complete Debussy's complete orchestral works, and it is scheduled for release with catalogue number 8.572584.
The Ulster Orchestra entered into an exciting new relationship with Naxos in October with the recording of a CD of lesser-known music by Gustav Holst. Under its new principal conductor JoAnn Falletta, the orchestra has committed to a multi-year recording relationship with Naxos.
Prize-winning French composer Laurent Petitgirard has written accomplished music in many forms, notably symphonic and music for film and television, but it is as an operatic composer that he has received perhaps the greatest acclaim. His opera on the subject of Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man was hailed as "a compelling and moving score - the composer's melodic gift is very much his own" (Sunday Telegraph). Guru , completed in 2009, is a work of similar stature. Ostensibly it concerns mass suicides in a cult, reminiscent of the 1978 Jonestown suicides, but Petitgirar's pleas for humanity, and against manipulation, are expressed with tremendous, very personal power, and compelling theatrical immediacy.
Between 30 August and 3 September 2010 acclaimed young Chinese violinist Tianwa Yang joined Sinfonia Finladia Jyväskylä conducted by Patrick Gallois at Hankasalmi church in Finland to record Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto D Minor, Violin Concerto E Minor and selected Songs Without Words for release on Naxos 8.572662.
Between 26-29 October 2009 in the Karjaa Church, Finland, Pauliina Fred (flauto traverso), Aapo Häkkinen (harpsichord) and Heidi Peltoniemi (cello) recorded Franz Xaver Richter's Sonate da camera IV, V and VI for release on Naxos 8.572030.
The Basel Sinfonietta, conducted by Mark Fitz-Gerald, has recorded Shostakovich's 1928 score for Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg's silent black-and-white film New Babylon at the Volkshaus in the orchestra's home town. The recording, which took place between 1st and 3rd May 2011 and was produced by Andreas Werner, was made between a run of live performances in Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Session recording of ballet excerpts from Verdi's I vespri siciliani . The recording was made at the Poole Arts Centre by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jose Serebrier, in 15-18 May 2011. Released with catalogue number 8.572818-19.