23 Aug 2007
Naxos Now on MusicGiants; PentaTone to Come
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
MusicGiants–which offers high-quality, WMA-format lossless downloads–is now selling the Naxos catalogue . The online music store will also carry PentaTone, the Dutch-based label distributed by Naxos of America that releases the majority of its recordings as SACDs, as part of its collection of so-called Super HD downloads in 5.1 (”surround”) sound. Both Naxos and PentaTone will be available DRM-free.