NAXOS IS THE Label!

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NAXOS IS THE Label!

Post by Ralph » Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:50 pm

I went to J&R today for their NAXOS sale, all discs $5.99. I picked up some interesting items but all pale before

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What a wonderful performance.Three of the Great Dittersdorf's beautiful sinfonias, brilliantly offered by one of the world's greatest Dittersdorf orchestras.

Listen to this amazing disc and you'll see where Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Tschaikovsky, Bruckner, Mahler, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Copland got their ideas and inspiration.
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Post by Haydnseek » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:17 pm

I didn't know Lisbon, Iowa had an orchestra. Good for them!
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Re: NAXOS IS THE Label!

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:18 pm

Ralph wrote: Listen to this amazing disc and you'll see where Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Tschaikovsky, Bruckner, Mahler, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Copland got their ideas and inspiration.
Yeah, they got their ideas that they could do so much better and were inspired to prove they could be cuts above mediocre. :D
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Re: NAXOS IS THE Label!

Post by Ralph » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:37 pm

johnQpublic wrote:
Ralph wrote: Listen to this amazing disc and you'll see where Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Tschaikovsky, Bruckner, Mahler, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Copland got their ideas and inspiration.
Yeah, they got their ideas that they could do so much better and were inspired to prove they could be cuts above mediocre. :D
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Re: NAXOS IS THE Label!

Post by Gary » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:38 pm

Ralph wrote: Listen to this amazing disc and you'll see where Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Tschaikovsky, Bruckner, Mahler, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Copland got their ideas and inspiration.
However, I see that ole Dittersdorf had no influence on Stravinsky. :)

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Post by Ralph » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:04 pm

Gary wrote:
Ralph wrote: Listen to this amazing disc and you'll see where Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Tschaikovsky, Bruckner, Mahler, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Copland got their ideas and inspiration.
However, I see that ole Dittersdorf had no influence on Stravinsky. :)

Stravinsky was in awe of Dittersdorf and felt himself inadequate to learning from the master.
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Re: NAXOS IS THE Label!

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:49 pm

Ralph wrote: One day you'll be sorry for your impudence.
Dittersdorf put the PU in impudence. :twisted:
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Post by Ralph » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:06 am

johnQpublic wrote:
Ralph wrote: One day you'll be sorry for your impudence.
Dittersdorf put the PU in impudence. :twisted:
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Post by Nashvillebill » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:34 pm

NAXOS IS THE Label
I would have to agree Ralph! Glad you enjoyed the sale.

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Post by Ralph » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:38 pm

Nashvillebill wrote:
NAXOS IS THE Label
I would have to agree Ralph! Glad you enjoyed the sale.
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Yeah, let's have more!
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Post by Stonebraker » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:55 pm

more like dittersdork... I'm sorry I've been drinking, as is the norm at midnight on a school night.

seriously though, Naxos is an amazing label. Not only have I been able to discover composers who aren't in the mainstream, but I you can buy CD's at amazing prices. However, the one drawback I've found is on a few of the CDs the recording quality isn't great; I'm wondering if this is the norm, or if I just happened to get a few recordings where the engineer happened to be smoking PCP to make himself immune to his own terrible recording.
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Post by Ralph » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:02 am

Stonebraker wrote:more like dittersdork... I'm sorry I've been drinking, as is the norm at midnight on a school night.

seriously though, Naxos is an amazing label. Not only have I been able to discover composers who aren't in the mainstream, but I you can buy CD's at amazing prices. However, the one drawback I've found is on a few of the CDs the recording quality isn't great; I'm wondering if this is the norm, or if I just happened to get a few recordings where the engineer happened to be smoking PCP to make himself immune to his own terrible recording.
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Some of the early NAXOS discs didn't have the best recording qualities. That virtually disappeared years ago and I've been very satisfied with almost all my NAXOS discs from a technical standpoint (and I have a lot).
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Post by Lance » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:05 pm

Indeed, Naxos is an incredible label. I have a mere 475 titles in their line, which I am sure is only a tiny fraction of what Ralph has. They have been very carefully selected, mostly with odd and otherwise unavailable repertoire. I'm only sorry that their historical line is no longer distributed in the USA. Among their top flight contemporary artists, IMHO, is cellist Maria Kliegel, who also, as they say, has the complete "package. What a beauty is she!"
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Post by karlhenning » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:39 pm

Lance wrote:Indeed, Naxos is an incredible label. I have a mere 475 titles in their line, which I am sure is only a tiny fraction of what Ralph has."
A fraction, certainly. But no, no, not a tiny fraction! 8)
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Post by Nashvillebill » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:09 pm

Ralp,
Our sales rep in NY is excellent about setting up sales and promotions with people like J&R, Borders, B&N, etc. I'll keep you updated as to when specials like this occure.

As far as the recording quality, things have vastly improved from the past. This is due to both better technology and better engineers/ post production being brought on through the years. I personally feel the quality of most or our recent recordings can be on par with all the Majors.

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Post by Brendan » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:42 pm

And don't forget the NAXOS remasters of Casals, Rubinstein, Toscanini (sp) and others classic recordings. Ward Marston and Co deserve much applause for the fine sound quality they glean from old tapes.

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Post by Ralph » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:23 pm

Nashvillebill wrote:Ralp,
Our sales rep in NY is excellent about setting up sales and promotions with people like J&R, Borders, B&N, etc. I'll keep you updated as to when specials like this occure.

As far as the recording quality, things have vastly improved from the past. This is due to both better technology and better engineers/ post production being brought on through the years. I personally feel the quality of most or our recent recordings can be on par with all the Majors.
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Thanks much. With the demise of Tower J&R is now the main venue for new classical and oepra releases.
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Re: NAXOS IS THE Label!

Post by burnitdown » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:11 pm

Ralph wrote:I went to J&R today for their NAXOS sale, all discs $5.99.
Wow, I wish I lived near there. Naxos is an excellent way to try out new classical artists.

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Re: NAXOS IS THE Label!

Post by Ralph » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:37 pm

burnitdown wrote:
Ralph wrote:I went to J&R today for their NAXOS sale, all discs $5.99.
Wow, I wish I lived near there. Naxos is an excellent way to try out new classical artists.
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CD Universe has decent prices on NAXOS discs.
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Post by walboi » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:20 am

Last count in my collection round and about 1600 Naxos cd's.
Not one of them is bad, neither in recording quality or performance.
Brilliant however is also doing a good job. Not only by licensing from majors, but also new recordings of high quality.
Latest was the Boccherini box.

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