August Releases Out Now on Navona and Ravello Records!

AN ORCHESTRAL JOURNEY 

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Brian Wilbur Grundstrom


A composer equally accustomed to writing for orchestra, opera, film, theater, chorus, and chamber ensembles, Brian Wilbur Grundstrom’s voice includes a strong affinity for long melodic lines, distinctive tonal harmonic vocabulary, engaging rhythms, skillfully executed counterpoint, and dramatic imagery, all of which are reflected in the five orchestral works which span fourteen years on his debut release with Navona Records, AN ORCHESTRAL JOURNEY. Read More

MODES
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Karen Keyhani | Robert A. Baker | Nolan Stolz | Arthur Gottschalk | Benjamin D. Whiting | Yip Ho Kwen Austin | Chin Ting Chang



Navona Records proudly presents MODES, the 30th edition of the celebrated Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series and the sixth SCI release on the label. The album features a diverse array of compositions, with influences from around the world and experiences that are new and thrillingly avant-garde. Read More

SPALDING’S BOUNCE
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Ferdinando De Sena



Composer Ferdinando De Sena presents a selection of chamber works offering a mixture of musical elements. De Sena’s distinct musical style draws on all his diverse musical influences including jazz, popular, and classical avant garde. The popular and jazz fingerprints on his music are subtle, but can be found in his instrumentation and instrumental writing. Read More

COLOR STUDIES
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Hakki Cengiz Eren

Turkish composer Hakki Cengiz Eren presents a selection of chamber and solo works on his debut album COLOR STUDIES, released on Ravello Records. Eren’s music epitomizes expressionism in contemporary music, utilizing an enormous range of sounds, forms and textures to create highly evocative and dramatic musical statements. Read More

CONFABULARIO
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Miguel Chuaqui


Chilean-American composer Miguel Chuaqui presents beautifully crafted works for small chamber and solo instruments on his Ravello Records release CONFABULARIO. The American Academy of Arts and Letters says of Chuaqui “His music shows qualities attributable to his Latin-American roots; although he is not a ‘genre’ composer. Read More

96 STRINGS AND 2 WHISTLES
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Scott Brickman | Beth Levin | Eight Strings & a Whistle


Composer Scott Brickman demonstrates the diversity of his inspirations and musical interests on his third full album on Ravello Records, 96 STRINGS AND 2 WHISTLES. Drawing on a sea of influences, from Baroque dance suites, to the compositional methods of Arnold Schoenberg, to punk rock, the mixture of popular and historic references broadly typifies post-modern American music composition. Read More

NEW MUSIC FOR CLARINET … ANOTHER LOOK
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F. Gerard Errante


World-renowned clarinetist F. Gerard Errante’s latest Ravello release NEW MUSIC FOR CLARINET … ANOTHER LOOK is a retrospective compilation of avant-garde works previously recorded by Errante in the LP era. These innovative works of the late 20th century, mostly written for or dedicated to Errante, display his wide-ranging mastery and consummate musicality in an idiom that is challenging as well as engaging and compelling. Read More

EMBRACE THE WIND!
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Robert J. Martin




With his Ravello release EMBRACE THE WIND: A CELEBRATION OF WIND AND WIND MACHINES, composer Robert J. Martin communicates the wonder that humanity has for wind through a cycle of string quartets rooted in images and emotions played out across histories as diverse as ancient Phoenicia and modern wind farms. The cycle uses contrasting sonorities and melodic material that range from thorny to lush to portray the influence of wind on culture and civilization. Read More

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