February 2013 Brings New Labels to the Naxos of America Distribution Family

Naxos of America welcomes eight labels from different areas of the world to its roster of distributed labels in February 2013.

DUX Recording Producers was founded in 1992 by Malgorzata Polanska and Lech Tolwinski, graduates of the sound engineering department of the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. Dux has hundreds of recordings documenting the achievements of prominent Polish and foreign musicians, including recordings of the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1995, 2000 and 2005 and the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in 2006.

Founded in 2005, Marsyas is a European classical music label that presents music from the 20th and 21st centuries, uniting the European classical tradition with fresh sounds that come out of the Origins of world, jazz or pop music.

Pook Music is the label of performer and composer Jocelyn Pook, who graduated in 1983 from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied the viola. Pook has performed with many pop artists and formed Electra Strings together with Sonia Slany for whom she wrote original material. She has worked extensively with eminent dance companies such as DV8 and Shobana Jeyasingh, and in 2002 she was commissioned by The Proms to write a work for The King's Singers with Andrew Motion.

Created in 2006 by respected Scandinavian musicians Jacob Gurevitsch and Poul Reimann, the music of Quiet Please is inspired by Scandinavia's lightness, pure simplicity and silent atmosphere. Over the past three years, Quiet Please has been developing and testing their music in conjunction with researchers at Harvard University and others, to achieve the desired effect of the soothing power of music.

TYXart strives to produce sensational music recordings with exceptional interpretations of works from previous epochs, to draw the attention of a wide audience to the vitality, beauty and Audacity of new compositions, traditional works, world music and crossover projects.

United Classics has secured licensing deals with a variety of repertoire sources, including unissued material from the Dutch broadcasting archives. Recordings from labels such as Columns Classics. Musica Oscura, all owned by T2 and new exciting external partners will provide United Classics a wealth of repertoire to choose from for its recordings.

Created in 2001 by José Miguel Martínez and Pilar de la Vega, Verso is one of the independent recording industry's major contributions to Spain's culture. With a catalog of more than a hundred discs, focused on lesser-known Spanish baroque, classical, romantic and post-romantic music, Verso also supports the most avant-garde musical works of our time.

Whaling City Sound was founded in 1999, to provide recordings by great musicians to a wide audience. From the beginning, Whaling City Sound aimed for innovative musicianship, impeccable recording quality, and professional packaging that best reflects the feel of each individual recording.

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