Friday, August 19, 2011

Guest Post: Playlists From Naxos

It's my great pleasure and honor to introduce you Collin from the prominent Naxos label, who created some excellent playlists with Naxos and some of their distributed labels' contents, and would like to share on here with classical fans and Spotify users. Naxos has always been a pioneer in both expanding the recorded repertoire, and experimenting with new distribution tools - one year ago they were among the first classical labels to offer free sampler album on Amazon MP3 Store, and of course, they are also the first leading classical label to embrace Spotify. Hope you enjoy these playlists as much as I do, and stayed tuned for more awesome Naxos playlists to come.


Simply Ballet (150 tracks, total time: 7 hours)
Just a small selection of what Naxos has to offer in the realm of music for ballet. Of course some very well-known works here as well as some not so known gems.



Medieval Sounds (100 tracks, total time: 5 hours)
An excellent selection drawn from the Naxos "Early Music/Alte Musik" collection. A nice introduction to this period of music.



The New American Classics (127 tracks, total time: 17 hours)
Drawn from the Naxos American Classics series this playlist could really be ENDLESS however I just decided to focus on the really key releases. This shows there that are many different sounds and styles coming out of the current American Classical Music scene. This list is very fluid and will continue to grow and to morph in coming months.




Monster Music: Classic Horror Film Music
(146 tracks, total time: 6 hours)
As the title implies this is music drawn from the Naxos Film Music series and features scores from some wonderful Hollywood films plus one Hammer studios film and of course Beauty and the Beast.


1 comment:

  1. The Naxos American Classics series has helped me discover a huge amount of music I had never heard of before. It's a great initiative. I'll check some of the stuff in your playlist to find more, as there are a huge number of CDs in that series, far too many to buy.

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