December 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 Records.


“Stephen Yip’s splendid ear and sophisticated technique stand him in good stead…”

Gramophone on WHISPERING FRAGRANCE


“This is successful risk-taking music!”

The Whole Note on SONGS WITHOUT WORDS


“In the hands of Minju Choi, one may overlook the difficulty of these often virtuosic vehicles which she has so perfectly mastered here…. It is a highly-recommended release.”

Cinemusical on BOUNDLESS


“This debut album by J.A. Kawarsky — with admittedly one of the most attention-grabbing titles in recent memory — offers three orchestral works teeming with wit and humour, as well as a fourth with a more potent, timely message.”

Winnipeg Free Press on SPOON HANGING FROM MY NOSE


“It would be hard to imagine anyone not being wholly charmed by music of such genuine character.”

Textura on GENTLE WINDS


“Vercoe has an excellent sense of dramatic shape that comes through in each of these works…”

Cinemusical on BUTTERFLY EFFECTS


“[TABLEAU TEMPEST & TANGO] presents one of the finest pianists of his generation in interesting repertory that shows off his considerable skill and artistry as a consummate musician. Highest recommendation.”

Fanfare Magazine on TABLEAU TEMPEST & TANGO


“…repertoire choices for this [album] prove well balanced – the more energetic pieces contrasting well with the more reflective works. All are splendidly performed by the versatile Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and its conductor Petr Vronský.”

Music Trust on REASON & REVERENCE


To read more about our latest reviews, check out our previous New Review Blogs!

Previous Reviews:
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018

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