Two splendid opera recordings headline naïve’s releases for October 2007

For the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi’s opera, L’Orfeo, first produced in Mantua, Italy in 1607 and recognized as the earliest opera still performed today, naïve celebrates in suitably grand style with a new and lavishly packaged recording of the landmark … Read More →

Naxos Releases Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Featuring Acclaimed Conductor Marin Alsop And The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

On October 30, Naxos releases Bartók’s one-act masterpiece Bluebeard’s Castle, featuring Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Marin Alsop leading the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and soloists Gustáv Belácek (bass) and Andrea Meláth (mezzo-soprano). Bluebeard’s Castle, which premiered in 1918 at … Read More →


Podcast: The Works of Respighi Conducted by JoAnn Falletta

Raymond Bisha discusses Respighi’s Church Windows – An Interview with JoAnn Falletta. Album details… Catalogue No.: 8.557711 Podcast: Download (Duration: 20:00 — 18.3MB)


Podcast: Bela Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Raymond Bisha discusses Bela Bartok’s creepy yet magnificent opera Bluebeard’s Castle performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Album details… Catalogue No.: 8.660928 Podcast: Download (18.3MB)


Podcast: Wagner – Stokowski Transcriptions

Raymond Bisha discusses Stokowski’s transcriptions of the works of Richard Wagner. Album details… Catalogue No.: 8.570293 Podcast: Download (Duration: 20:00 — 18.3MB)