SOURCE: Naxos of America, Inc.
February 28, 2011 13:57 ET
Naxos of America Launches Distribution of Fleur De Son Classics in March
FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - Naxos of America welcomes Fleur De Son Classics to its family of distributed labels during the month of March 2011. Founded by classical guitarists Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio, Fleur De Son Classics has been presenting world premiere or rarely-recorded repertoire since 1996. To achieve this goal, Fleur De Son Classics constantly seeks exciting projects through which classical musicians and classical composers may express themselves in chamber music, symphonic music, early music and solo repertoire.
One such recording is the label's March release, Three Cabinets of Wonder, featuring The London Symphony Orchestra, guitarist and Fleur De Son Classics co-founder Michael Andriaccio, violinist Anastasia Khitruk, and conductor Ira Levin. The recording celebrates the music of three-time Grammy-winning composer Michael Colina including his "Three Cabinets of Wonder" (Concerto for Violin), "Goyescana" (Concerto for Guitar) and "Los Caprichos."
Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the United States. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 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. http://blog.naxosusa.com
FLEUR DE SON CLASSICS, Ltd. was founded in 1996, and is owned and operated by classical guitarists, Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio, one of the foremost classical guitar duos in the world today. They felt that classical musicians and classical composers of international merit needed a record label that was sympathetic to the needs of today's classical recording artists. Today, the Fleur De Son Classics catalog consists of over fifty-five chamber music titles from their distinguished roster of world class recording artists. To-date, three FDS titles have been named "Best of the Year" by Fanfare and American Record Guide. In 1998 and 1999, Fleur De Son Classics had 35 titles in the running for Grammy Nominations in various categories classical music categories and most titles were regularly featured in classical music broadcast programming throughout the world. http://www.fleurdeson.com/index.html