It has been less than a week since Beth Levin released her third solo album with PARMA titled BRIGHT CIRCLE on Navona Records. Since the release, the album, which navigates the romantic masterpieces of Schubert and Brahms, and their very new counterpart –David Del Tredici, has gained a lot of positive exposure including from Classical Music Discoveries and Spotify.
For the second release month in a row, a PARMA artist has been featured on the Spotify curated playlist “Classical New Releases.” This month, Beth Levin’s performance of Ode To Music, composed by Del Tredici, is on that playlist, which is followed by over 164,000 listeners.
Long-time PARMA artist Beth Levin, a concert pianist based in Brooklyn, New York, has been praised for her “boldly inflected readings” (Jeremy Eichler, New York Times), “powerful technique” (Allan Kozinn, New York Times), and “purely pianistic panache” (Richard Dyer, Boston Globe). Levin began her career at twelve-years-old when she debuted as a child prodigy with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Throughout her career she has studied under acclaimed pianists Rudolf Serkin (1903-1991), Leonard Shure, and Dorothy Taubman (1917-2013), and appeared as the solo concert pianist with the Boston Pops and Seattle Symphony Orchestra, to name a couple. Additionally, her solo performances and albums have received airplay on networks such as NPR, WGBH, and WQXR.
PERSONAE, Levin’s last solo album before the release of BRIGHT CIRCLE, received a lot of press and praise, including from World Music Report saying, “Beth Levin is a fresh voice whose ingenious pianism and genuine musicality warrants placement in the top tier of classical music.”
This continuing success for Levin comes as no surprise, however, we are still excited to see what’s to come for our long-time artist and friend. In addition to BRIGHT CIRCLE and PERSONAE, you can find Levin on A SINGLE BREATH and CELLO MUSIC FROM HUNGARY. And, to get an ‘inside’ look at Levin, check out “The Inside Story: Beth Levin” published earlier this month.