November 2018 Album Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the great pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on to hear a selection of what the press had to say this month about releases from Navona and Ravello Records. [Above: Performers on TWO CELLS... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Mark Lieb and JOHANNES BRAHMS / ELLIOTT CARTER: CLARINET QUINTETS

Clarinetist Mark Lieb is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Phoenix Ensemble. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, where he studied clarinet performance with Robert Marcellus, former Principal clarinet with the Cleveland Orchestra, and David Shifrin, clarinet soloist and former Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Scott Perkins and WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH

Connecticut native Scott Perkins enjoys a multifaceted career as an international prize-winning composer, a versatile performer, an award-winning scholar, and a music professor at California State University, Sacramento. Praised by critics from publications including the Washington Post (“dramatic,” “colorful”) and the Washington Times (“perfectly orchestrated,” “haunting,” “a remarkable and welcome musical surprise”), his work has been commissioned... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Debra Nagy and SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

Praised for her “dazzling technique and soulful expressiveness,” (Rocky Mountain News), and a musical approach that’s “distinctly sensual…pliant, warm, and sweet,” (New York Times), Debra Nagy is one of North America’s leading performers on the Baroque oboe. A dedicated chamber musician, Debra is the founder of Les Délices and indulges her love of late-medieval music... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Ryan Jesperson and SPECTRA VOL. 2

Ryan Jesperson is a composer whose music is steeped in the modern practice of blurring genres and skewing expectations. Ryan holds degrees from Washington State University and The Hartt School and earned his doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he was a Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellow and recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Dissertation Award.... Continue Reading →

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