Dallas Symphony announces new Naxos deal

Posted on: February 16, 2012

Wednesday (2/15) on the Dallas Morning News website, Scott Cantrell writes, “Recordings of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be distributed internationally by the Naxos label, one of the world’s largest sources of classical CDs and DVDs. A three-year partnership was announced at a meeting Wednesday at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Naxos will distribute CDs of DSO recordings on the orchestra’s own DSO Live label, and make them available for download. Releases so far, all led by music director Jaap van Zweden, include Beethoven’s Fifth and Seventh symphonies and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, Capriccio italien and Mozartiana Suite. A recording of the DSO’s world premiere of Steven Stucky’s August 4, 1964, with soloists and the Dallas Symphony Chorus, is scheduled for later this month. Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony and Rococo Variations will be recorded in concerts this week and in May. … With the fragmentation of the recorded-music market, what used to be major record labels now issue far fewer orchestral recordings than in glory days 50 years ago. … The DSO released numerous recordings on the independent Delos label during Andrew Litton’s tenure as music director, but that relationship ended with Litton’s 2006 resignation.”

Posted February 16, 2012