V-J Kiss

When the last shot has been fired

Depictions of life and strife have been central to a number of our recent releases: Weinberg’s expansive Symphony No. 8 Polish Flowers (Naxos 8.572873) with its roots in World War II, for example, and Mohammed Fairouz’ chamber-scale commentary on a … Read More →


VILLA-LOBOS The Piano Music

Podcast: Sonia Rubinsky and the Piano Music of Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos was one of the most prolific composers in Brazilian history … in fact, one of the most prolific composers period. His music, with its influences of Johann Sebastian Bach, Brazilian folk music, and the urban music he heard … Read More →


Artists from Naxos of America Family of Distributed Labels Nominated for Three Latin Grammy Awards

September 18, 2009. Nominations for the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards were announced yesterday at a press conference at the Conga Room at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. The Awards will be announced on November 5 at the Mandalay … Read More →


Villa-Lobos The Complete String Quartets

Podcast: Heartbeat of Brazil – The String Quartets of Villa Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos was one of the most prolific composers of all time. Along the way he wrote 17 string quartets. This podcast is an introduction to these quartets, and to a Dorian box set featuring the complete string quartets with … Read More →


VLM: VILLA-LOBOS, H. – Cirandas

A review from Villa Lobos Magazine by Dean Frey on Naxos Music Library Joseph Battista’s 1953 recording of the Cirandas for MGM, showed up today in the great Naxos Music Library… … Joseph Battista is an American pianist and scholar … Read More →