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Naïve Classique | Recent Awards from the British press 1822-1890

Sonata for violin and piano in A major

Claude Debussy


Francis Poulenc


Sonata for cello and piano in D minor

1 CD | naïve

Sonata for cello and piano

Item # V5260

Anne Gastinel CELLO Claire Désert PIANO

Franz Liszt


Années de Pèlerinage PIANO


Harold en Italie, opus 16 ** Les Nuits d’été, opus 7 * Le roi de Thulé

Anne Sofie von Otter MEZZO-SOPRANO* Antoine Tamestit VIOLA** Les Musiciens du Louvre • Grenoble Marc Minkowski

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Violin concerto in D major op.35


Laurent Korcia


Liège Royal Philharmonic Jean-Jacques Kantorow

Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky


Symphony no.5

Dmitri Shostakovich

Item # V5280

1897-1957 1945

1 CD | naïve

Violin concerto in D major op.35


Festive Overture op.96

1 CD | naïve

Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse Tugan Sokhiev

Item # V5252

Hector Berlioz

1 CD + 76-page booklet | naïve Item # V5266

3-CD set | naïve

Bertrand Chamayou

Item # V5259

César Franck


MASSENET: Don Quichotte José Van-Dam Silvia Tro Santafé Werner Van Mechelen Marc Minkowski Directed by Laurent Pelly Comédie-héroïque in 5 acts Libretto by Henri Cain, from Le Chevalier de la longue figure by Jacques Le Lorrain - 1904, from Miguel de Cervantes Premiere: 19.02.1910, Opéra de Monte-Carlo

Label: NAÏVE File Under: Classical/Opera & Vocal Catalogue No: DR2147 Barcode: 822186021477 NORMAL Price Format: 1 DVD Packaging: DIGIPACK José Van-Dam [Don Quichotte] Silvia Tro Santafé [Dulcinée] Werner Van Mechelen [Sancho Panza] Orchestre symphonique et choeurs de La Monnaie / Marc Minkowski

This production of one of the late masterpieces of Massenet, 'Don Quichotte', in May 2010 from La Monnaie, was the last great role performed by the feted Belgian baritone, José van Dam. This very special context generates a real intensity, enhanced by the stage direction of Laurent Pelly and the expertise of Marc Minkowski in French opera repertoire, following numerous productions by Massenet, Debussy, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Auber, Boieldieu, Gounod… > The DVD includes a touching documentary on this production. José van Dam was born in Brussels. As a guest in the world’s leading opera houses, he has sung the title roles of countless operas but has become synonymous with Philip [Don Carlos] and Don Quichotte in particular. He has contributed to the success of many opera productions at La Monnaie, where he has also appeared in concerts and recitals. He also performs a vast concert, oratorio and song repertoire and has made many recordings. His cinema appearances include the title role in Gérard Corbiau’s 'Le Maître de musique' (The Music Teacher) and a brilliant Leporello in Joseph Losey’s 'Don Giovanni'. His interpretations have earned him numerous awards. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Montreal; the City of Berlin awarded him the honorary title of ‘Kammersänger’; the French Government has appointed him Commandeur des Arts et Lettres; and he has been ennobled by King Albert II of Belgium.


Le Triomphe de L'Amour Sandrine Piau GRETRY Je romps la chaîne qui m’engage [L’amant jaloux 1778] Overture [Le Tableau parlant 1769] LULLY Enfin, j’ai dissipé la crainte [Acis et Galatée 1686] RAMEAU L’Amour est le dieu de la paix [Anacréon 1757], Sarabande [Les Fêtes de Ramire, sc. 7 1745] Je vole, amour [Les Paladins 1757] Viens, hymen [Les Indes galantes 1735] REBEL+FRANCOEUR Overture, Tout est prêt [Scanderberg 1735] CAMPRA Espoir des malheureux [Idoménée 1712], CHARPENTIER A-t-on jamais souffert [David et Jonathas 1688] FAVART Pauvre nise! [La Bohémienne 1755] SACCHINI Que l’Eclat de la victoire se répande sur vos jours [Renaud 1783]

Label: NAÏVE File Under: Classical/Opera & Vocal Catalogue No: OP30532 Barcode: 709861305322 NORMAL Price Format: 1 CD Packaging: digipack Sandrine Piau Les Paladins / Jerome Correas

"The French music of the 17th and 18th centuries has changed my life both literally and metaphorically: having trained as a harpist, I never imagined I might one day embark on a singing career. Nevertheless, in an incredibly fertile profusion of music, a series of encounters led me into this Baroque adventure where imagination and rigour call the tune, and permanently influenced my approach to all kinds of music. The triumph of Love... Beyond that slightly pompous formula lies a less optimistic reality. The god of love, mischievous and implacable by turns, holds humanity in his snares. His triumph is rarely that of his victims. My friend and musical partner Jerome and I delighted in exploring together this territory which, if not entirely virgin land, is always surprising, where the hegemony of mere vocalism is banished, where the apparent antagonism between declamation and music is resolved in a perfect balance. How much Lully's Atys has in common with Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande! With this album, I was keen to return to a repertoire that, like Pandora's Box, opened up every conceivable possibility for me." Sandrine Piau, June 2011 Soprano Sandrine Piau's new project is dedicated to French baroque repertoire, offering a wide range of beautiful arias by Rameau, Lully, Campra etc in a 100-year journey that mixes very famous music with little-known pieces, such as arias by Grétry or Sacchini. Sandrine Piau and Jérôme Correas, a former singer, founder and music director of Les Paladins, have worked together on a regular basis since their early careers, especially with William Christie. This new release is the 10th recital of Sandrine Piau on Naïve and 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of their collaboration. LAUNCH CONCERT: WIGMORE HALL 11TH April


Ladies sing Baroque Marie-Nicole Lemieux Patricia Petibon Sandrine Piau Sonia Prina Lucy Crowe Nathalie Stutzmann Karina Gauvin

Label: NAÏVE File Under: Classical/Opera & Vocal Catalogue No: V5294 Barcode: 822186052945 2 CDs for 1 Format: 2 CD Packaging: digipack Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Patricia Petibon Magdalena Kozena, Sandrine Piau Sara Mingardo, Anna Caterina Antonacci Sonia Prina, Julia Lezhneva Veronica Cangemi, Lucy Crowe Nathalie Stutzmann, Karina Gauvin Ann Hallenberg

The baroque woman was confined to a strictly domestic role. She was either saintly (mother of Christ and the subject of religious allegory as in Handel’s Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno), a diva, a queen (Poppea, Cleopatra) or the inevitable victim in classical tragedies like Semiramis, Berenice, Rodelinda and Agrippina. 'Ladies sing Baroque' is shaped as a nod to those ladies who have enchanted jazz, but composed of music from two centuries earlier: hymns to emotion, the tunes that disturb for eternity! Monteverdi's invention of opera, Vivaldi's music for the Pieta, Pergolesi and Bach bring the drama and emotion found in temples and churches. Highlights include the final duet from 'L'Incorronazione di Poppea' and Bach's sublime 'Erbarme dich' whilst two Canadians with strong characters, Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Karina Gauvin, successfully evoke the legendary association of Marilyn Horne and Montserrat Caballé.


VIVALDI: Concerti per violino IV 'L’imperatore' Concerto RV331 Concerto RV171 per S.M.C.C Concerto RV391 Op. 9 No. 12 Concerto RV271 'L’amoroso’ Concerto RV327 Concerto RV263a Concerto RV181

Ricardo Minasi La Pomme d'Or

Label: NAÏVE File Under: Classical/Instrumental Catalogue No: OP30533 Barcode: 709861305339 NORMAL Price Format: 1 CD Packaging: digipack Riccardo Minasi [violin, direction] Il Pomo d’Oro

This is the 46th title in the Vivaldi Edition and the 4th volume, out of approximately 12, of the series dedicated to the violin concertos whose manuscripts are held in the National Library of Turin. All the concertos selected here were composed for, dedicated to or performed in front of Charles VI (1685-1740), sovereign of the Habsburg Empire, renowned as patron and passionate lover of music. This series of 7 concertos is an overview of the complete art of Vivaldi as a composer and violinist: large-scale music, invention, expression, energy, power of evocation, played with considerable virtuosity. Riccardo Minasi, 33, is one of the leading Italian baroque violinists and also has a career as a conductor Il Pomo d'Oro is a new baroque orchestra that gathers excellent musicians from several high-level baroque orchestras including Il Complesso Barocco.

CONCERT: May 12 LONDON with Jordi Savall, Bruno Cocset, Luca Pianca


VIVALDI: Sonate Da Camera A Tre Op. 1 L'Estravagante In 1705, Giuseppe Sala published in Venice the Suonote do camera a tre, due violini o violone o cembalo op.1 of Antonio Vivaldi. This set of trio sonatas marked the official 'debut' of a composer who was already more than a mere youth (the 'Prete Rosso' was then 27-years old), and probably contains the earliest works of his that have come down to us. It is very likely, though, as Michael Talbot has pointed out, that the copy of 1705 is in fact a reprint of a now lost first edition published in 1703. However that may be, this collection dedicated to the Brescian nobleman Count Annibale Gambara displays a balance - at times, inevitably, somewhat precarious - between reference to codified formulas and models, on the one hand, and the definition of an original expressive voice on the other. In terms of scoring, his Op.1 adopts the recently created Italian format of the trio sonata, the output of which was dominated by the Arcadian reform of Arcangelo Corelli: even in Venice, where a renowned instrumental tradition already existed, Corelli's Opp.1-4 enjoyed almost immediate diffusion and were reprinted by the aforementioned Sala just a few years after the Roman first editions (in 1684, 1686, 1691 and 1695 respectively).

Label: NAĂ?VE File Under: Classical/Instrumental Catalogue No: OP30535 Barcode: 709861305353 NORMAL Price Format: 1 CD Packaging: DIGIPACK L'Estravagante: Stefano Montanari, Stefano Rossi [violins] Francesco Galligioni [cello] Maurizio Salerno [clavicembalo e organo] wt Franco Pavan [tiorba e chitarra barocca] Pietro Pasquini [organ]


RAVEL: Pavane pour une infante defunte, Miroirs Gaspard de la nuit Anna Vinnitskaya Following a first solo recital (2008) and a successful Ravel-Prokofiev concerto recording (2010), this is the third recording of Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya for Naive. The recording presents two of the heights of Ravel's piano repertoire, 'Gaspard de la Nuit' and 'Miroirs', performed many times in recital before this recording. In both works, as well as in the mysterious 'Pavane pour une infant défunte', Anna Vinnitskaya displays the whole range of her skills: intense delicacy, amazing legato and control of dynamics, supple and a strong personal style. Anna Vinnitskaya, aged 29, is developing an intense concert career in Germany, Belgium and the UK. She won First Prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in 2007 and an Echo Klassik award (Germany) in 2011 for her latest recording.

Label: NAÏVE File Under: Classical/Instrumental Catalogue No: V5284 Barcode: 822186052846 NORMAL Price Format: 1 CD Packaging: digipack Anna Vinnitskaya, piano

ALSO AVAILABLE: V5238 Prokofiev, Ravel Concertos International Piano Choice “She is a wholly exceptional artist, the possessor of a fabulous technique… Her playing of the Ravel Concerto is breathtaking…These concertos are very different works, but this young pianist has the measure of them both – in spades.” International Record Review “How does she do it? It’s a complete mystery to me, but I can’t wait to hear some more.” MusicWeb, Recording of the month “One of the finest Prokofiev Seconds on record.” Classic FM Magazine AMB177 Rachmaninov, Gubaidulina, Medtner ***** review & Rising Star of BBC Music Magazine, April 2010 “Anna Vinnitskaya here takes on some of the most technically and musically demanding pieces in the repertoire and emerges triumphant.” International Piano Choice [29 Mar. 12 BIRMINGHAM 30 Mar. 12 MANCHESTER Beethoven: Piano concerto no.4 with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons]


Accentus Best 20

Label: NAÏVE File Under: Classical/Choral Catalogue No: V5290 Barcode: 822186052907 MID Price Format: 1 CD Packaging: digipack Accentus, Laurence Equilbey wt AAM-Berlin, Concerto Köln, Ens Ars Nova, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Latvian Radio Choir, Ens Orchestral de Paris

Fauré Requiem: In Paradisum Barber Agnus Dei (Adagio for strings op.11) Buxtehude Cantata BUXWV15: Hallelujah Poulenc Mass in G min: Sanctus, Figure Humaine: Patience Schumann Heidenröslein op.67 R. Strauss Traumlicht op.123 no.2 Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem op.45: Wie lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen with Brigitte Engerer, Boris Berezovsky pianos, Verlorene Jugend op.104 no.4 Sibelius Sortunut ääni op.18 no.1 Mendelssohn Christus op.97: Ihr Töchter Zions Dusapin Dona Eis: Umbræ Ravel Ronsard à son âme Schoenberg Drei Volksliedsätze: Es gingen zwei Gespielen gut Dvorák Stabat Mater: Eja, Mater, fons amoris Schubert Geist der Liebe D747 Haydn Die sieben letzten worte: Es ist vollbracht Rachmaninov Liturgy of st john chrysostom, op.31: Bless the Lord, O my Soul, Psalm 102 [103]) Vivaldi Le Quattro Stagioni: L’inverno Handel Messiah: Hallelujah Accentus, Laurence Equilbey, and Naïve: a story that goes back a long way, a story of fidelity and diversity. Fidelity in our artistic companionship, since Accentus was one of the first ensembles to join Naïve when the label was created in 1999. Diversity, because our shared artistic trajectory has been shaped by a wide variety of repertoires and projects. First of all there was Pascal Dusapin’s Requiem[s], an ongoing success that has reached far beyond the contemporary sphere; then a magnificent programme of a cappella Poulenc; then the bombshell of 'Transcriptions', which is both the group’s and the label’s bestseller to date. After an excursion into Schoenberg with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the year 2003 was marked by Brahms’s German Requiem in its version with piano. In 2005 came the first recording with orchestra under the direction of Laurence Equilbey (Haydn’s Seven Last Words). Since then, our projects have embraced music of the 20th and 21st centuries, key repertoire works (Fauré Requiem), rarely recorded monuments like Richard Strauss’s masterpieces for a cappella choir, a DVD of the 'Transcriptions', a concert of Christmas music for CD and television in 2009, Rachmaninov, Dvorák, Mendelssohn… Happy Birthday to all the artists who participated in the adventure of the first 20 years and here's to the next 20.


Chantal Akerman films Sonia Wieder-Atherton Avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton Jewish prayer, MONTEVERDI Duo Seraphim, Ritornello, BERIO Les mots sont allés, JANACEK Presto, BRAHMS Sonata in E minor, SCHUBERT Litanei Imogen Cooper [piano], Sarah Iancu, Matthieu Lejeune [cellos] Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher, de Henri Dutilleux A l‘Est with Sonia Wieder-Atherton RACHMANINOV Vespers, DOHNANYI Ruralia hungarica, Song in the remembrance of Schubert, TCHEREPNIN Tatar Dance, KRAWCZYK Folksongs, Jeux d‘enfants after Janacek‘s Moravian folksongs KODALY Magyar Rondo, PROKOFIEV The Field of the Dead, MARTINU Variations on a Slovak Folksong, MAHLER Rückert-Lieder Cyril Dupuy [cembalom], Sinfonia Varsovia / Christophe Mangou

Label: NAÏVE File Under: Classical/Instrumental Catalogue No: DR2152 Barcode: 822186021521 SPECIAL LOW Price Format: 2 DVD+CD Packaging: digipack

A couch in New York Original soundtrack (excerpts) a film by Chantal Akerman | Music by Sonia Wieder-Atherton* Bruno Fontaine, Laurent Cabasso, Imogen Cooper [piano] This amazing set gathers together the 3 collaborations between film director Chantal Akerman and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton. As an interpreter of an extremely broad repertory that reflects her imaginative world, a designer of projects, and a musician sought after by many contemporary composers, Sonia Wieder-Atherton occupies a place apart on today’s musical scene. She has played as soloist with the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de France, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Liege Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, the Lisbon Gul-benkian Orchestra, the Luxemburg Philharmonic, the Hanover NDR Orchestra . . . Pascal Dusapin, George Aperghis and others have written numerous works for her. She has been invited by many festivals to perform the musical projects that she conceives and stages, in venues such as the Cité de la Musique, the Théâtre de la Ville, the Strasbourg Musica, the Bath Music Festival, Cheltenham, Houston Opera and Dortmund Opera. She has recently signed an exclusive contract with the record company Naïve.


L'Olympiade: the Opera Libretto by Pietro Metastasio 1698-1782 Arias by Vivaldi, Cimarosa, Pergolesi, Leo, Hasse, Cherubini, Galuppi, Sarti, Myslivecek, Perez, Gassman, Caldara, Traetta, Jommelli, Piccinni

Romina Basso Karina Gauvin Venice Baroque Orchestra

Label: NAÏVE File Under: Classical/Opera & Vocal Catalogue No: V5295 Barcode: 822186052952 2 X NORMAL Format: 2 CD Packaging: special Romina Basso - Megacle, Franziska Gottwald - Licida [mezzos] Karina Gauvin - Argene, Ruth Rosique - Aristea [sopranos] Nicholas Phan - Clistene [tenor] Nicholas Spanos - Aminta [countertenor] Venice Baroque Orchestra Markellos Chryssicos [conductor]

In the 18th century, 1,300 years after the last Olympic Games in ancient times, the Olympic theme was highly fashionable. Many composers based operas on the libretto to 'L'Olimpiade' by Metastasio. This recording has been structured to contain all of Metastasio’s original arias; it is a pasticcio in the sense that the music is by 16 different composers amongst the many that set the libretto between 1733 and the end of the century. Venice Baroque Orchestra and its music director Andrea Marcon have a distinguished record of modern-day premieres, including works by Cavalli, Marcello, Handel and Vivaldi. In 2001 they added Cimarosa’s 'L’Olimpiade', and in 2006, Galuppi’s setting of the same Metastasio libretto. Only during research for the Galuppi staging did they become aware that dozens of composers had set the same story, leading to a discussion with Mr. Marcon about creating a 'pasticcio' performance and recording project. The search for manuscripts led to libraries and music conservatories in Milan, Florence, Naples, Venice, Paris, Lisbon, Berlin, New York and Washington DC. Over time, several were found online. The objective, of Venice Baroque, is to help introduce important works by lesser-known composers, encouraging others to continue exploring the enormous body of 18th-century Italian opera. 16 arias in a world premiere recording. The release is to coincide with the London Olympics - 27 July to 12 August 2012 Venice Baroque Orchestra, founded by Andrea Marcon, is one of today's leading baroque orchestras. They have a large discography at Archiv and Deutsche Gramophon and have recorded with artists such Giuliano Carmignola, Patricia Petibon, Magdalena Kozena, Simone Kermes e.a. This programme will be performed in May and June in several major venues in Europe, including London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and Brussels' Bozar. European tour includes: Queen Elizabeth Hall, 28th May

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