The PARMA Album of the Day: PERCIPIENCE

The history of setting literary text in music is a considerable one, from Schubert's Lieder to Benjamin Britten's Serenade to art songs of the 21st century. Composer Michael Murray presents four song cycles on his Navona Records releases┬áPERCIPIENCE, all of which emphasize the deep connection between poetry and music as varying means of expression that... Continue Reading →

PARMA Album of the Day: STRING QUARTETS

Michael Matthews's┬áRavello Records release STRING QUARTETS is inspired by the worlds of literature and nature, which follows in the tradition of such 20th-century composers as Webern and Shostakovich, using his expressive musical language to explore existential and humanistic discourses about society, nature, and our place as individuals in the world. Matthews said that he "[wants]... Continue Reading →

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