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If you haven't already got it, I recommend Tintner's Bruckner and get his Delius as well.


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And also Jando's playing of les Années de pèlerinage.


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There are also several early Rubinstein recordings on Naxos worth having. SQ is often historic, but the playing is definitely worth it.

 

For example:

 

https://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/chopin-concertos-pour-piano-arthur-rubinstein/0747313329625

 

https://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/chopin-mazurkas-1938-1939-arthur-rubinstein/0636943165621

 

 

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From eClassical.com in my inbox this morning. I did some spot checks, and indeed the prices are compelling. 

 

Let's use this thread to highlight albums that you know and like, and would highly recommend.

 


 

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Dear friends,
this week we present a new deal we made with our friends from Naxos. All highres, also new releases are 50% off during May.

https://www.eclassical.com/pages/naxos_highres_campaign.html

We won't sit still.  We make it happen!

 

 

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In 1987 a classical recording label was started in Hong Kong by German entrepreneur Klaus Heymann with the intention of producing reliable digital recordings of the classics at a price everyone could afford. Naxos grew at a remarkable pace, expanding into opera, early music and specialist repertoire so that it became appreciated by discerning collectors as well as the general music lover. More than thirty years later, Naxos Records is known for having one of the largest and fastest-growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire (including over 1000 recording in Hi-Res audio) with state-of-the-art sound and consumer-friendly prices.

 

 
 

Happy listening
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I'll start the ball rolling with 2 albums I already own that I highly recommend. Both are on sale for under $8!

 

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There were great Bruckner symphonies recordings by Georg Tintner on Naxos. However, I see only 6 and 9 available now...

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On 3/28/2020 at 7:45 AM, Musicophile said:

There are also several early Rubinstein recordings on Naxos worth having. SQ is often historic, but the playing is definitely worth it.

 

I especially love the Chopin Nocturnes he recorded in 1936.  Compared to his dreamy but staid 1965 stereo recording, the 1936 is brisker, with lots of rubato and drama.

 

Rubinstein's recordings from the 1920s to 1940s were made for EMI, so the same performances are available on both EMI and Naxos, mastered from different archives.  I have the EMI version of the Nocturnes, and they sound surprisingly good.


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Naxos' remastering of Caruso sounds vastly better than those from RCA.  

 

If anyone has not heard Caruso and is curious why he's famous, try one of the later recordings.


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Britten's string quartets by the Maggini Quartet on Naxos are excellent.


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Also check and see if your Library gets you access. I have access to the entire Naxos streaming service for free with my library card. 

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eClassical is selling all Naxos hi-res downloads for half-price.  As always on eClassical, the price is directly proportional to the exact duration of the album, but it's about $5 per album.  Also, you can buy individual tracks for the same price per minute.

 

Featured albums:

https://www.eclassical.com/pages/naxos_highres_campaign.html

 

All 3000+ albums, of which 1/3 are hi-res:

https://www.eclassical.com/labels/naxos/


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Is there an easy way to search eClassical, with the following filters:

  • label = Naxos
  • 24-bit?

I'm not able to do this on Roon either. I want to sample the Naxos 24-bit catalog on Qobuz prior to buying.

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only shows a few recordings

 

This may work though: go to Naxos own webbsite, look for New Releases (you can choose any month you like) and then go back to eClassical and check if the recording is available there. New releases should be 24 bit I guess. A bit inconvenient maybe but it could work.

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Please continue to post any good finds here!

 

I've been listening to a bunch of Naxos discs on Qobuz, looking for ones where at least one of sound quality and performance is outstanding, and the other at least good. With those criteria in mind, here's another handful I've found:

 

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The first 2 above are 16/44.1 only, and all 3 are not available on eClassical for some reason - any idea why, @bissie? - but are about $7 for CD and $9 for Hi-Res on Qobuz US.

 

The Berlioz is most notable for including an alternative version of the "Un Bal" movement, where the cornet plays a more prominent role. Love it!

 

 

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Too many to paste in all the jpegs, but here are some long-time keepers:

 

Borodin/Schwarz - Syms 1-3

Dvorak/Suk/Capella Istropolitana - Serenades

Liszt/Scherbakov - Beethoven transcriptions

Liszt/Cohen - various transcriptions

Rachmaninov/Grohovski et al - Piano Trios

Schumann/Brahms/Jando - Quintets

Shostakovich/Petrenko - Syms 4 & 7 (2xHD)

Tchaikovsky/New Haydn Quartet - String Quartets

 

and Naxos also imports others.  Don't have time to look into that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks! Yes, I see quite a collection of Shostakovich albums with Vasily Petrenko. Now I just need to find a way to appreciate Shostakovich symphonies more. :) 

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18 hours ago, austinpop said:

Thanks! Yes, I see quite a collection of Shostakovich albums with Vasily Petrenko. Now I just need to find a way to appreciate Shostakovich symphonies more. :) 

 

As you know, and IMO, #5 is probably the most popular and accessible, followed by #10.  In this catalog I like #7 because of the history.  Admittedly some are hard to hear, and I don't even have any after #11.

 

For mellower symphonies in this catalog, Kees Bakels did a good job with the Vaughan-Williams (maybe #7 Antartica not so mellow at Ye Ice Falls!).

 

Marin Alsop also did a  nice job with some of the Dvorak.  I bought the 24/96 download with #6 just for the beautiful Nocturne.

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