|By Marketwired .||
|July 2, 2014 04:03 PM EDT||
FRANKLIN, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 -- Independence Day sees the continent's #1 classical music distributor welcoming two new labels to its list of partners. Both labels, Learning from the Legends and Allentown Band, are U.S.-based and their July new releases feature American artists and ensembles.
Learning from the Legends (www.learningfromthelegends.com) enables students around the world to reach their highest potential for artistic excellence by providing access to exceptional instructional materials from preeminent teachers and performers while simultaneously providing teachers and performers with a unique opportunity to influence an entire generation of artistic minds.
The label's aim is to produce the first-ever line of instructional videos that encompass the most essential band, orchestral and choral audition repertoire.
In July, Learning from the Legends will release two videos both instructed by acclaimed violinist Lara St. John featuring the Mendelssohn and Bruch Violin Concertos.
A prominent feature of 19th-century musical Americana is the concert band, and the Allentown Band (www.allentownband.com) has, for almost 200 years, kept that tradition alive. It is the oldest civilian concert band in the United States, having been in continuous existence since its first documented performance on July 4, 1828, although its origins may trace back to as early as 1822. Drawn from within a 50-mile radius of the Lehigh Valley, the band's musicians, as different as their backgrounds may be, share one common goal: to create and preserve concert band music at a level of excellence rarely heard from a community band.
The Allentown Band label will launch its distribution through Naxos of America with three new releases including Americans We, featuring 17 of the most-recognizable patriotic tunes.
In addition to being an award-winning classical label, Naxos of America is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 50,000 titles on CD and DVD 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 50,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide.
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