March 2019 Staff Picks

2019-03-01T12:25:46-05:00March 1st, 2019|Blog|

March 2019 Staff Picks Check out these albums and playlists we’ve been listening this month! Each featured release has been handpicked by our staff along with a brief quote. Want to listen to the featured release? Simply click “Listen Now” in each review section. Happy listening! [...]

5 Questions With Blossom Street Choir

2019-02-25T17:03:26-05:00February 21st, 2019|Blog|

5 Questions with Blossom Street Choir Blossom Street is a versatile, vibrant chamber choir comprising some of the UK’s best young singers, performing regularly on TV and radio as well as on the concert stage. Directed by Hilary Campbell, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, the group was formed [...]

Musical Q&A with Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin

2019-02-22T10:51:39-05:00February 19th, 2019|Blog|

Musical Q&A with Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin Crowned on September 10th, 2018, Nia Franklin was awarded the title Miss America 2019. She persevered through a rigorous competition cycle and impressed audiences all over the world with her rendition of "Quando m'em Vo" from Puccini's La Boheme. Franklin's musical prowess doesn't come as a surprise: she [...]

5 Questions with ORBI

2019-02-05T15:11:03-05:00February 4th, 2019|Blog|

5 Questions with ORBI The Oscillating Revenge of the Background Instruments (abbreviated 'ORBI') was formed with a unique mission: to rebel against the notion that bassoon, bass, drums, and Hammond organ are 'background' instruments. This is described with greater detail in the opening of the liner notes: "I'm writing [...]

New Year, New Staff Picks!

2019-02-01T14:10:30-05:00February 1st, 2019|Blog|

New Year, New Staff Picks: February 2019 We're kicking off the new year with our first staff picks edition of 2019, featuring albums and playlists we've been listening to so far this year. Each featured release has been handpicked by our staff along with a brief quote. Want to listen to [...]

5 Questions with Peter Breiner

2019-01-23T16:28:42-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Blog|

5 Questions with Peter Breiner Peter Breiner is one of the world’s most recorded classical musicians, collectively releasing over 200 albums as a conductor, pianist, arranger, and composer. Originally from Slovakia, Breiner has found musical success all over the world, conducting award-winning ensembles such as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, [...]

5 Questions with Elisa Netzer

2018-12-13T12:57:20-05:00December 6th, 2018|Blog|

5 Questions with Elisa Netzer Elisa Netzer is one of Switzerland’s leading young harpists. After making her debut at the prestigious Lucerne Festival in 2017 with a solo recital, she represented Switzerland at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong. She has given recitals in Hungary, Russia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, [...]

2018 Holiday Staff Picks

2018-11-30T11:22:29-05:00November 27th, 2018|Blog|

2018 Holiday Staff Picks For this edition of staff picks, we asked Naxos of America staff members about their favorite holiday albums and playlists! Want to listen to the featured release? Simply click “Listen Now” in each review section. Happy listening! "Listen [...]

5 Questions With Alessandro Marangoni

2018-11-08T10:04:51-05:00November 6th, 2018|Blog|

5 Questions with Alessandro Marangoni Alessandro Marangoni is an award-winning pianist from Novara, Italy who first burst onto the international concert stage when he won the prestigious “Amici di Milano” International Prize for Music in 2007. Since then, Alessandro has performed solo and orchestral concerts all over the world, appearing at Festival [...]