SOURCE: Naxos of America, Inc.

Naxos of America, Inc.

May 05, 2010 13:20 ET

German Label Audite Joins the Naxos Family of Distributed Labels

FRANKLIN, TN and DETMOLD, GERMANY--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -  Beginning on May 1, 2010, Naxos of America will begin distribution of the renowned German label Audite in the United States and Canada.

Founded 37 years ago, the German label Audite -- whose name in Latin is the plural imperative for "Listen" -- features a distinguished catalog of more than 175 recordings. Its "Legendary Recording" series highlights some of the most important artists of the last century, including Wilhelm Furtwängler, Rafael Kubelik, Friedrich Gulda, Géza Anda, Ferenc Fricsay, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, and others. The label also produces many new recordings, including rediscovered works by composers such as Eduard Franck, viola works of the violin virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps, and a set of the Complete Shostakovich String Quartets with the Mandelring Quartet.

New releases for May include SACD hybrid recordings of Saint-Saëns Piano Concertos with Anna Malikova, piano, Thomas Sanderling, conductor, and the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln; a recording of organ works by J.S. Bach, Georg Böhm, and Dieterich Buxtehude performed by Martin Neu; and a piano recital disc featuring Hideyo Harada. Additionally, the label will release six recordings on its renowned "Legendary Recording" series, featuring performances by conductors Rafael Kubelik (Mahler: Symphony No. 8) and Karl Böhm (Strauss: Don Juan and Eine Alpensinfonie), as well as four recordings by the iconic baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau dating from 1951-1989 (Mahler lieder; Brahms lieder; Schumann/Beethoven/Mahler; and Reger/Sutermeister/Hindemith).

Naxos of America specializes in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion. Strategically located in Nashville, TN, Naxos of America distributes more than 20,000 SKUs to traditional brick and mortar retail, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 25,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide. Naxos of America offers marketing, e-marketing, publicity, e-publicity, physical and digital e-commerce services, licensing opportunities, streaming services, sales and customer service for all new releases and active catalog titles of Naxos Records and the labels physically and/or digitally distributed.

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