The PARMA Album of the Day: BALLADE

Kerry DuWors on violin and Futaba Niekawa on the piano make up duo536, which was founded in 2011. The duo released their debut album BALLADE on Navona Records in May of 2014. The album introduces themes from European folk tunes and exalted Romanticism with violin sonatas by Leoš Janácek, George Enescu, and Edvard Grieg. La Folia, in a... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: INTROSPECTIVE ODYSSEY

The Skyros Quartet, consisting of Sarah Pizzichemi and James Moat on violin,  Justin Kurys on viola, and William Braun on cello, released their debut album INTROSPECTIVE ODYSSEY on Navona Records in 2015. The album presents works by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Joaquín Turina (1882-1949), and Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) with captivating and emotive interpretations, which shows the quartet... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Georges Raillard

Our next “Inside Story” features long-time PARMA artist Georges Raillard, a resident of Switzerland, author; and guitarist, specializing in composition. Enjoy! Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? Towards the end of 1968, at the age of 11, I began listening to a Swiss radio program called “Hit Parade”, broadcasted every Tuesday from 8... Continue Reading →

January 2017 Releases on Navona and Ravello Records!

The first PARMA releases of 2017 are finally here and we're ringing in the new year with a fantastic collection of debut PARMA artists, long-time members of the PARMA family, and re-releases. What better way to start the year than to celebrate music? Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAaSLaU_5b4&t=12s&hd=1 THE STOLEN CHILD Scott Perkins | NV6067 A set of... Continue Reading →

PARMA Album of the Day: CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Libby Larsen is one of America’s most performed living composers. Her Navona Records release CIRCLE OF FRIENDS has been reviewed by Cinemuscial saying, "There really is a bit of something for everyone here who enjoys contemporary chamber music." Larsen's work is also featured on Apollo Chamber Players' BLURRED BOUNDARIES and Fry Street Quartet's THE CROSSROADS PROJECT.... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jane O’Leary

Our next "Inside Story" feature is long-time PARMA artist, Jane O'Leary, a Connecticut native and resident of Ireland since 1972, a founding member of Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists, and artistic director and pianist of Concorde ensemble. Enjoy! Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? I remember when Van Cliburn won the... Continue Reading →

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