June marks the official kickoff of summer, and what better way to kick it off than with new music? This month, Navona and Ravello Records are offering a world of experiences, from field recordings taken on cross-country adventures to spellbinding string quartets from one of Britain’s top contemporary composers, and more.
JUNE RELEASES OUT NOW
Jamaican-born British composer Eleanor Alberga stuns listeners with her spellbinding Navona Records debut: STRING QUARTETS 1, 2 AND 3, a carefully thought out yet naturally flowing example of Alberga’s creative genius, performed by the unmatched Ensemble Arcadiana.
Mira J. Spektor
Prolific composer Mira J. Spektor makes her Navona Records debut with SUMMER AND WINTER SONGS, a collection of works for voice that bring together family and friends, history and culture, and loss and love.
Allow composer Richard Carr to lead you through his tremendous global traveling experiences in his Ravello Records album PLACES I’VE WALKED. In each track, Carr interprets his adventures through composition and includes sonic elements of his travels to show listeners what these intriguing places are really like.
Works for piano duet are all too often deemed an entertainment relic from a time when one had to make music to hear some. Daniel Ott’s Navona Records debut FALLING PIECES does away with this preconception in two piano duets that are as energetic as they are technically demanding.
Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi
With a broad vision, minimalistic sound, and painstaking attention to detail, Norwegian composer Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi makes her Ravello Records debut with TACIT-CITAT-ION, utilizing sounds that might normally be disregarded in the music creation process.
COMING JUNE 28
PIANO QUARTETS 1 & 2
The Crossing; Donald Nally
Joseph T. Spaniola