Naxos Children’s CDs are the ideal springboard to a lifelong appreciation of classical music.
My First Mozart Album Various Artists NAXOS | 8578204 | CD | 747313820474 | RRP$14.95 RRP$9.95
Includes excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro, Symphony No 40, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Rondo alla turca, Clarinet Quintet, and The Magic Flute.
My First Piano Album Various Artists NAXOS | 8578207 | CD | 747313820771 | RRP$14.95 RRP$9.95
Includes excerpts from Schubert March Militaire, Grieg March of the Trolls, Rimsy-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee, Joplin Maple Leaf Rag, Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, Mozart Rondo all turca, and Chopin Minute Waltz.
My First Violin Album Various Artists NAXOS | 8578215 | CD | 747313821570 | RRP$14.95 RRP$9.95
Includes Paganini Caprice No 24, Elgar Salut d'amour, Massenet Meditation, Sarasate Carmen Fantasy, highlights from Mozart Violin concerto No 3, Mendelssohn Violin concerto, Williams Schindler's List, and more.
My First Ballet Album Various Artists NAXOS | 8578205 | CD | 747313820573 | RRP$14.95 RRP$9.95
Includes highlights from Tchaikovsky Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Stravinsky The Firebird, Schubert Rosamunde, Prokofiev Cinderella, Delibes Sylvia, and more.
My First Lullaby Album Various Artists NAXOS | 8578213 | CD | 747313821372 | RRP$14.95 RRP$9.95
Includes Brahms Lullaby, Schuman Scenes from Childhood - Dreaming, Faure Berceuse, Elgar Chanson du nuit, Debussy Clair de Lune, Tchaikovsky Album for the Young - Sweet Dreams, Mendelssohn Songs Without Words - Lullaby, Chopin Berceuse, and more.
My First Classical Music Album Various Artists NAXOS | 8578203 | CD | 747313820375 | RRP$14.95 RRP$9.95
Includes excerpts from Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Beethoven Symphony No 5, Grieg Peer Gynt, Saint-Saens The Carnival of the Animals, Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, Mozart The Magic Flute.
My First Beethoven Album Various Artists NAXOS | 8578206 | CD | 747313820672 | RRP$14.95 RRP$9.95
Includes excerpts from Symphony No 5, Fur Elise, Fidelio, Moonlight Sonata, Spring Violin Sonata, Pastoral Symphony, and more.
My First Tchaikovsky Album Various Artists NAXOS | 8578214 | CD | 747313821471 | RRP$14.95 RRP$9.95
Includes highlights from The Nutcracker, Piano Concerto No 1, Swan Lake, Symphony No 6, The Seasons, The Sleeping Beauty, and more.
Grimm's Fairy Tales Read by Laura Paton 200512 | 9789626340059 | CD2 | RRP$24.95 RRP$19.95
Here are some of the most enchanting fairy stories of all time. The brothers Grimm conjure up a world of fantasy, hope and good fortune where the princess meets and marries the right prince (even if he was once a frog), and where the cruel witch, the arrogant wife and the greedy wolf get their come-uppance.
The world of Hans Christian Andersen is seen through the eyes of children. There is the everyday wonder of an ugly duckling being transformed into a swan, the puffed-up Emperor being fooled by his own importance, the tender tragedy of a little match girl, and the upright honesty of John being rewarded by his travelling companion.
Thumbelina and other Fairy Tales Read by The Times Voice of the Year competition finalists 233512 | 9789626343357 | CD2 | RRP$24.95 RRP$19.95
This delightful selection of stories by one of the classic masters of the genre includes some well-known and lesser known tales, presented in lively Naxos AudioBooks style with music and sound effects.
Classic Fairy Stories Read by Bernard Cribbins 222212 | 9789626342220 | CD2 | RRP$24.95 RRP$19.95
A delightful collection of famous fairy stories. How does the brave little tailor become a king? How can the defenceless little pig keep the hungry fox at bay? And what happens when Jack climbs his beanstalk and encounters a giant singing Fee Fi Fo Fum? These stories have enchanted generations of children, and retain their magic even in the twenty-first century.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Vol 2 Read by Laura Paton 230312 | 9789626343036 | CD2 | RRP$24.95 RRP$19.95
Filled with fantasy, magic, and talking animals, these enchanting tales for children often teach a lesson about moral values, and right from wrong. Reader Laura Paton’s warmth and flair for characters, paired with bright and exciting classical music, results in a memorable production that younger listeners will enjoy again and again. This AudioBook contains fourteen delightful tales.
Aesop’s Fables Read by Anton Lesser 120712 | 9789626342077 | CD2 | RRP$24.95 RRP$19.95
"Like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths, and after serving up a story he adds to it the advice to do a thing or not to do it." Philostratus. Hear Anton Lesser narrate a collection of these enduring tales for chidren and adults, with entertaining music and sound effects.
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Once Upon A Time Various Artists 855795354 | 747313295326 | CD2
Fairytales have often inspired classical composers and this collection brings together many of the most famous of those works alongside some delightful and memorable rarities.
My First Classical Music Book Genevieve Helsby NAXOS BOOKS | ISBN9781843791188 | Book+CD | RRP$24.95
A child’s love for reading and music starts young. My First Classical Music Book is a delightfully colourful introduction to classical music, designed to fire the imagination of children aged 5-7 years.
Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra Genevieve Helsby with Evelyn Glennie NAXOS BOOKS | ISBN9781843791126 | Book+CD-ROM | RRP$24.95
This colourful large format book is ideal for the musically curious youngster aged 8-15.
Music – food for the soul
The Greatest Ever Wellness Collection Various Artists Union Square | GTSTCD059 | 698458415929 | CD3 | RRP$24.95
Featuring well known chilled songs, inspiring themes and some of the most restful classical music ever recorded, Greatest Ever Wellness will take the strain off busy lives and give a much needed boost to leave you feeling your very best. Includes songs from Groove Armada, Kylie Minogue and Faithless; themes from Avatar, Twilight and American Beauty as well as classical greats from Debussy, Handel and Beethoven.
2110523 | 747313552351 | DVD
Chill out with some of the world’s most beautiful classical music as you travel through Europe. From the romance of Venice to the natural serenity of the Swiss valleys; from an idyllic French port village to the wonder of Ludwig II’s Bavarian castle; these beautiful sites are the perfect relaxing accompaniment to these wonderful melodies from Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Chopin, and more.
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Latin America Coloring Book PUTCB3002 | Coloring Book | RRP $14.95 RRP$9.95
Captions, a map and a glossary help budding artists identify the images as they color and learn about Latin culture.
Africa Coloring Book PUTCB3001 | Coloring Book | RRP $14.95 RRP$9.95
Captions, a map and a glossary help budding artists identify the images as they color and learn about African culture.
Europe Coloring Book
PUTCB3003 | Coloring Book | RRP$14.95 RRP$9.95
Twenty oversized coloring pages invite children to discover the people, animals and musical instruments of Europe.
The World Playground Activity Kit contains music and activities that will help children learn about other countries. The kit includes information about the cultures and music of fourteen countries (Senegal, Bolivia, Chile, Jamaica, Australia, Canada, Greece, France, Democratic Republic of Congo, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Israel, Ethiopia and the US) with art and musical activity associated with each. All kits feature a full-length CD, sing-a-long lyrics and translations, more than 50 hands-on activities, reproducible pages, "cut, color and paste" artwork and a Children's Passport Journal. Recommended ages: 4-12 years.
The Latin Playground Activity Kit journeys to Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Cuba, Uruguay, Venezuela and the USA. The kit features fun and educational multicultural activities in English and Spanish for children and families. All kits feature a full-length CD, sing-a-long lyrics and translations, more than 50 hands-on activities, reproducible pages, "cut, color and paste" artwork and a Children's Passport Journal. Recommended ages: 4-12 years.
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French Cafe Various Artists PUT219 | 790248021928 | CD | RRP $24.95 RRP$19.95
Legends of French chanson join exquisite new voices for an enchanting musical sojourn to the cafes of Paris. French Cafe includes performances by renowned icons such as Serge Gainsbourg, Georges Brassens, Brigitte Bardot, and Jane Birkin.
Italian Cafe Various Artists PUT238 | 790248023823 | CD | RRP $24.95 RRP$19.95
Classic and contemporary Italian songs that will transport you to the romantic cafes of Rome, Milan and Venice.
Brazilian Cafe Various Artists PUT292 | 790248029221 | CD | RRP $24.95 RRP$19.95
Sensuous samba, bossa nova and jazz from Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador and beyond.
Acoustic Cafe Various Artists PUT313 | 790248031323 | CD | RRP $24.95 RRP$19.95
A captivating collection of singer/songwriters from the US, Canada, South Africa and Australia (The Waifs).
Women of Jazz Various Artists PUT284 | 790248028422 | CD | RRP $24.95 RRP$19.95
Jazz meets acoustic pop on this collection featuring exceptional female vocalists from the US and Canada. Women of Jazz includes performances from long-established divas like Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux, Cassandra Wilson, and Etta Jones.
naxos historical audiobooks
A History of the Olympics John Goodbody (author) Barry Davies (reader) NAXOS AUDIOBOOKS | NA487012 | 9789626348703 | CD5 | RRP$39.95
John Goodbody, for many years chief sports news writer for The Times, has covered every Olympics since 1964. In this entertaining and informative account, he recounts the highlights of each of the modern Olympic Games.
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Goin' Home Paul Robeson BYD77055 | 5024952770557 | CD | RRP$9.95
Robeson brought to his audiences not only a melodious baritone voice and a grand presence, but magnificent performances on stage and screen.
Vintage Charleston Various Artists BYD77072 | 5024952770724 | CD | RRP$9.95
The atmosphere of the twenties is fully explored through a wonderful mix of American and British recordings.
The Andrews Sisters and Friends The Andrews Sisters BYD77013 | 5024952770137 | CD | RRP$9.95
The Andrews Sisters were the most successful female vocal group of the first half of the 20th century in the U.S. This compilation revisits their biggest hits.
Favourite Ballads and Movie Songs Kathryn Grayson BYD77003 | 5024952770038 | CD | RRP$9.95
Kathryn Grayson was a coloratura soprano who made her mark in lavish movie musicals such as Kiss Me Kate and Show Boat. This CD is a unique collection of original recordings by one of the greatest stars of the Hollywood musicals, also containing non-movie recordings of her favourite ballads.
At The Movies Mario Lanza BYD77059 | 5024952770595 | CD | RRP$9.95
Dubbed by Arturo Toscanini "the greatest voice of the 20th century," Mario Lanza was one of America's most successful singers and movie stars in the years immediately following World War II. At the Movies includes original recordings covering the decade from 1949-1959.
Divas Of The Silver Screen Various Artists BYD77009 | 5024952770090 | CD
Songs from the heroines of the golden age of cinema. Featuring artists such as Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Grace Moore, Marlene Dietrich, Sophie Tucker, and many others…
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Debussy Clair de Lune, piano favourites Various Artists 8555800 | 747313580026 | CD | RRP $14.95 RRP$9.95
It is difficult to hear Clair de lune with new ears, so familiar did it become, even in Debussy's lifetime. As a composer Debussy must be regarded as one of the most important and influential figures of the earlier twentieth century. His musical language suggested new paths to be further explored, while his poetic and sensitive use of the orchestra and of keyboard textures was revolutionary.
Holst The Planets Royal Scottish National Orchestra 8555776 | 747313577620 | CD | RRP $14.95 RRP$9.95
Holst’s reputation depends very largely on The Planets: few composers have achieved such success with a single work. As a result, the rest of his music has been overshadowed, and The Planets is often regarded as if it came from nowhere. Yet the music fits naturally into Holst’s output, a logical development from his earlier works, and a pointer to much that he was to achieve subsequently.
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker – Swan Lake Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra 8550050 | 4891030500501 | CD | RRP $14.95 RRP$9.95
Tchaikovsky wrote some of the most famous ballet music ever composed. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score and The Nutcracker his last. These recordings have brought the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra a growing international reputation and praise from the critics of leading international publications.
Mozart Requiem Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus 8550235 | 4891030502352 | CD | RRP $14.95 RRP$9.95
Mozart’s Requiem is one of the most enigmatic pieces of music ever composed, mostly because of the myths and controversies surrounding it, especially around how much of the piece was completed by Mozart before his death.
“The chorus and soloists are first rate.” The Penguin Guide of Recorded Classical Music
Beethoven Symphony No 9 Nicolaus Esterhazy Orchestra and Chorus 8553478 | 730099447829 | CD | RRP $14.95 RRP$9.95
The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is the final complete symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works of the Western classical repertoire. Among critics, it is universally considered to be among Beethoven's greatest works, and is considered by some to be the greatest piece of music ever written.
Strauss Most Famous Waltzes Strauss Festival Orchestra 8550152 | 4891030501522 | CD | RRP $14.95 RRP$9.95
Included on this disc are 9 of Johann Strauss' most famous works played by the Strauss Festival Orchestra conducted by Ondrej Lenard: Emperor Waltz, Voices of Spring, Treasure Waltz from Gypsy Baron, Blue Danube Waltz, Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), Wine Women and Song, Tales From The Vienna Woods, Artist's Life Waltz and Roses From The South.
Whether you are an insatiable Bach cello suite "nut" who cannot resist new quality additions to the catalogue or a neophyte embarking on a new musical odyssey, this recording holds something special for you.
Rachmaninov Piano Concerti Nos 2-3 Glemser Piano PNRSO/WIT 8550810 | 730099581028 | CD | RRP $14.95 RRP$9.95
Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 was composed over two years at the turn of the twentieth century, 1900-1901. This work made the composer famous and is one of Rachmaninov’s most enduringly popular works. The Piano Concerto No. 3, infamously known as Rach 3, is regarded as one of the most technically and musically challenging works in the standard classical repertoire.
A romantic tragedy set in Japan, Madame Butterfly is an opera in three acts that is a staple of the standard operatic repertoire and one of the top ten most-performed operas worldwide.
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Simply Dean Martin Dean Martin SIMPLYCD243 | 698458024329 | CD2 | RRP$9.95
Dean Martin was one of the first recording artists to epitomise cool. His suave good looks, smooth baritone voice and likeable character ensured his popularity as a singer, actor and comedian. This superb collection features timeless songs from his golden years - the mid 40s to the mid 50s - with love songs, duets, standards and favourites.
Simply Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald SIMPLYCD226 | 698458022622 | CD2 | RRP$9.95
‘Lady Ella’ is, quite rightly, known as the first lady of jazz. With a voice spanning three octaves, a stunning improvisational ability and a purity of tone that was second to none, she was one of the supreme interpreters of the Great American Songbook.
Simply Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra SIMPLYCD232 | 698458023223 | CD2 | RRP$9.95
Frank Sinatra was hailed by many as one of the greatest performers of all time and was undoubtedly one of the finest interpreters of popular song. This 2CD collection focuses on his early recording years, tracing his rise to fame and showcasing many of the songs that became signature tunes during his illustrious career.
Billie Holiday’s life, style and voice made her the undisputed Queen of song, and one of the greatest jazz musicians of her time. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalised their songs.
Simply Ray Charles Ray Charles SIMPLYCD238 | 698458023827 | CD2 | RRP$9.95
Ray Charles was a pioneer of what became known as soul music, essentially an infectious cocktail that imaginatively fused gospel with rhythm and blues. This 2CD set features 40 of the songs that perfectly illustrate how Charles, overcoming a tough childhood, went on to become a legend in his own lifetime.
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Jane Austen’s Life AR125D | DVD | 5025684561253 | RRP$9.95
Jane Austen's Life takes us to the family's home in Chawton, and also introduces viewers to some of the crucial people in Austen's life, including her brother who assisted in the publication of her six novels and her sister Cassandra, a lifelong friend and confidant.
Jane Austen’s Works AR126D | DVD | 5025684561260 | RRP$9.95
In her short life Jane Austen wrote six novels. These well-loved English classics may have once been regarded as the province of the literature student, but due to recent film and television productions they have gained mass following on both sides of the Atlantic.
Jane Austen’s Society AR127D | DVD | 5025684561277 | RRP$9.95
Although Austen’s novels are more concerned with the manners of courtship, marriage and money than the social change and political intrigue of the time, there is a background steeped in Regency atmosphere.
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The Bronte Sisters
AR128D | 5025684561284 | DVD
When the Reverend Patrick Bronte moved with his wife and six small children to the West Yorkshire village of Haworth in 1820, few would have guessed the incredible story that was to unfold in the wild moorlands. This programme tells that story, charting the progress of the Bronte Sisters from their childhood writing collaborations with Bramwell, to their independent literary achievements which are acclaimed the world over.
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Acoustic Guitar For Dummies Arlen Roth 0058 | 571105300558 | DVD | RRP$29.95
This hands-on guitar tutorial covers all of the fundamental techniques needed to start playing guitar including how to tune your instrument, fret and strum properly, understand tablature, play fingerstyle, and play chords.
Electric Guitar For Dummies Arlen Roth 0059 | 5711052005595 | DVD | RRP$29.95
This tutorial covers everything from the basics of your guitar to playing your first songs. Learn how to fret and strum properly, understand tablature, play famous licks, use hammer-ons and pull-offs, and play popular songs by well-known artists.
Rock Guitar For Dummies Arlen Roth 00560 | 5711053005601 | DVD | RRP$29.95
What’s the difference between an acoustic and an electric guitar? Volume! The 32 lessons on this DVD cover everything from tuning your guitar to strumming and fretting properly, playing chords, and using your amplifier. Plus, you can go back and forth in the lessons as you please.
Blues Guitar For Dummies Arlen Roth 00561 | 5711053005618 | DVD | RRP$29.95
Here you will find out how to play blues scales, chords, progressions, licks, and much more. Not only that, the tutorials start at square one with lessons on tuning your guitar, how to fret and strum properly and playing chords.
Country Guitar For Dummies Arlen Roth 00562 | 5711053005625 | DVD | RRP$29.95
Want to learn how to get that country twang? These fun and accessible lessons are tailored for the absolute novice and within 24 tutorials you will go from learning how to strum properly to playing popular country songs by well-known artists. The best part is that with a DVD, you can learn at your own pace.
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Rediscover the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals
Hollywood Singing and Dancing - 1930s
96169 | 5024952961696 | DVD | RRP$14.95
From Busby Berkeley’s earliest dance extravaganzas to Judy Garland’s legendary trip to Oz, the musicals of the 1930s captured the hearts and minds of a nation struggling through the Great Depression. This title celebrates the romance, glamour, and joy of the musical’s infant stage, featuring memorable clips from The Little Princess, Gold Diggers Of 1935, The Wizard Of Oz, and many more. Includes interviews with Debbie Reynolds, Dom Dellouise and Gloria Stuart.
Hollywood Singing and Dancing - 1940s
96170 | 5024952961702 | DVD | RRP$14.95
This programme looks back at the war-torn 1940s, showcasing the best of the decade’s patriotic productions and recalling the stars - including Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Dandridge, and Frank Sinatra - who lit up the screen with their legendary talent. Includes clips from Cover Girl, The Harvey Girls, Meet Me In St. Louis, and many more.
Hollywood Singing and Dancing - 1950s
96171 | 5024952961719 | DVD | RRP$14.95
Featuring clips from An American In Paris, Oklahoma!, Gigi, and many more, this retrospective covers the major studios and stars, including Gene Kelly, Jane Russell, and Marilyn Monroe. Includes interviews with Liza Minelli and Debbie Reynolds.
Hollywood Singing and Dancing - 1960s
96172 | 5024952961726 | DVD | RRP$14.95
This programme explores the lavish productions that triumphed at the box office in the 1960s. As the decade progressed Hollywood musicals began to embrace the rock and roll music and aesthetic of the time. Includes clips from West Side Story, Funny Girl, Oliver and Sweet Charity.
Hollywood Singing and Dancing – 1970s
96173 | 5024952961733 | DVD | RRP$14.95
The musicals of the 1970s reflected a diverse and wildly changing era. Hosted by Academy Award winning stage, screen and television icon, Shirley Jones, this programme puts the spotlight on the major studios and musical stars during one of the most entertaining decades in Hollywood history. Includes clips from Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Grease, and many more.