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What do the 53rd Annual Classical Grammy Award Winners and Anna Nicole have in common? They make up the Best News We've Heard All Week. NAXOS OF AMERICA FAMILY OF DISTRIBUTED LABELS HONORED WITH NINE GRAMMY AWARDS On February 13, 2011 The Recording Academy® honored artists from Naxos, Dorian, and CSO Resound, with nine Grammy Awards across eight categories . The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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On February 22, 2011, Naxos of America will begin distribution of ASO Media, the new in-house record label of the Grammy® Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. ASO Media is the latest in a growing list of American orchestras to bring their own labels to Naxos for distribution. Other orchestras include the Cincinnati Symphony and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  The orchestra’s inaugural
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For today's Valentine-themed DeClassified stream, I'll let one of the customer reviews speak to the disc's appeal.       Exciting!! (Feb 5, 2010) Reviewer: C. Briley "This disc is a great compilation of many classic Romeo & Juliet themed orchestral works. With works by Delius, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Kabalevsky, and Svendsen you get more than an hour's worth of passionate and exciting
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By Klaus Heymann The success or failure of a new recording depends, at least to some extent, on whether it gets good or bad reviews, or even whether it gets any reviews at all. Also, the reviews in some media are more effective than others and print media are no longer all-important -- some review websites and blogs have become more influential than traditional print media. Because I am
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By Raymond Bisha Lewis Carroll published “Through the Looking Glass” in December of 1871. It contained, among other things, the poem The Walrus and the Carpenter which is remembered, oddly enough, not for its first verse, but for the famous 11th verse which starts: "The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- ..
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More Information THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Thomas Hardy Read by Anton Lesser Thomas Hardy’s tragic stories seem to feature men and women who fall in love with the wrong person. THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE is no exception. When Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to an itinerant seaman in a fit of drunken bravado, he sets in motion a series of events that play out over the next 20 years.
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Uniko features Grammy winning Kronos Quartet, Finnish accordion adventurer Kimmo Pohjonen and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen. Uniko received its live world première at the Helsinki Festival in 2004, with additional performances in Moscow and Molde (Norway), and three sellout concerts in New York at the 2007 BAM NEXT WAVE Festival. The album was subsequently recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC,
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It's our privilege to bring you great news that you might have missed this week about the amazing albums we distribute and promote. Buy Now Allan Kozinn of the New York Times checked out the CD release show for the record at (Le) Poisson Rouge and he noted that though the release "brings together three 2009 works that touch on potentially fraught subjects, including the partial loss of the
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By Raymond Bisha When I looked up the word “ecstatic”, the dictionary I have said:  “of, pertaining to, or characterized by ecstasy. Subject to a state of ecstasy.” Not very helpful, so I looked up ecstasy which is defined as “rapturous delight, an overpowering emotion or exaltation, a state of sudden intense feeling, a frenzy of poetic inspiration." That seems a much fuller explanation, at
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This week's DeClassified tracks come from composer Leonardo Balada. Enjoy the tracks! Buy Now Caprichos are a collection of compositions in the form of suites. Caprichos No. 2 is a suite of three Latino American dances, presented in a free modernistic manner. Caprichos No. 3 (Homage to the International Brigades) consists of five short pieces that pay homage to the army of volunteers from all
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