Quality of recordings on Arte Nova label?
September 29, 2009 10:07 PM   Subscribe

Classical music fans: What's your opinion of the quality of the artists and recordings on the ultra-cheap Arte Nova label? I like a lot of the budget Naxos releases but have been seeing very cheap Arte Nova cds around and was wondering what that label's reputation is among folks who listen to a lot of classical music. Are they adequate, terrible, surprisingly good for the price or what? I'm a relative novice to the stuff, if that matters.
posted by mediareport to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
 
If they are so cheap, why not buy a few that look intriguing and see if you like them? Trust your own judgment.
posted by Spacelegoman at 11:41 PM on September 29, 2009


The Zinman/Tonhalle Zurich Beethoven cycle was very well reviewed by nearly everyone. The rest of their catalogue, I have no idea.
posted by clorox at 11:48 PM on September 29, 2009


If they are so cheap, why not buy a few that look intriguing and see if you like them? Trust your own judgment.

Ordinarily I would (and in fact just ordered this Stravinsky and this Mahler/Shoenberg for myself), but I'm also ordering for a store and would like more informed opinions before spending someone else's money.
posted by mediareport at 5:31 AM on September 30, 2009


Thanks, clorox, that helps.
posted by mediareport at 8:06 PM on September 30, 2009


Very good:
Bach / Wangenheim: Six Cello Suites Transcribed For Guitar/Von Wangenheim

Excellent (but possibly out of print):
1. Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas/Perl, Alfredo
2. Assorted Haydn Piano Sonatas/Piazzini, Carmen

You could also sample recordings at: www.last.fm/label/Arte+Nova+Classics
posted by Napoleonic Terrier at 12:58 AM on October 1, 2009


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