Ah, June — Some revel in sunshine and barbecues. But here at PARMA, we soak in the sounds of Havana and the expansive landscapes of Peru. Not planning to travel this summer? You’re in luck. PARMA’s June releases spotlight albums from around the globe, drawing inspiration from Buddhism to Bach “and that moment when the bird sings.”
Dive in and discover new music from Eliane Rodrigues, Moonkyung Lee, Simon Andrews, Thomas Bowes, Monica Houghton, Christopher Keyes, Diego Vega, Ferdinando de Sena, Willem Van Twillert, Andrew Schultz, L Peter Deutsch, Conrado Monier, Adalberto Alvarez, Guido Lopez Gavilan, Jose Antonio Mendez, Electo Rosell, Rafael Hernandez, Cynthia Folio, J. A. Kawarsky, Michael Murray, Meira Warshauer, and more…
JUNE RELEASES OUT NOW
With its blend of religious and cultural influences, CORO DEL MUNDO is proof that different faiths and beliefs can sit together comfortably at the same musical table. Tracks range from sacred to secular, and from delicate to aggressive, while the surprising cohesiveness of the composers’ work is astonishingly beautiful. Recorded in Cuba, Schola Cantorum Coralina and Vocal Luna contribute exquisite vocals to these recordings.
With two critically-lauded releases on Navona Records (NOTTURNO, performing works by Chopin, and a four-CD box set, BEETHOVEN – 8 CONCERTI) pianist Eliane Rodrigues returns with REFLETS showcasing the pianist’s nuanced and thoughtful performances of fifteen works by Claude Debussy.
Combining the virtuosity of two critically acclaimed performers – violinist Moonkyung Lee and pianist Martha Locker – PARTS TO PLAY is an album rich with vibrant energy and lyrical beauty. Lee presents an eclectic program of works by such contemporary composers as Michael Daughtry and Rain Worthington, alongside a seminal work from one of the 20th century’s foremost composers, Prokofiev’s “Sonata for Solo Violin.”
Standing at the intersection of his wide-ranging personal passions and his prolific musical talents, composer Simon Andrews’ debut release focuses on his ‘special delight’ in chamber music, often with solo voices. On and that moment when the bird sings, Andrews presents 10 pieces that together present a thrillingly unique perspective on contemporary classical music.
Inspiration for creators in any of the arts comes from sources as diverse as the art and artists themselves. Composer Monica Houghton cites ancient poetry, the beauty of nature, Tibetan Buddhist paintings, and the music of Beethoven as her inspiration. Performed by solo artists, in duets and trios and with chamber orchestras, the eight pieces on CHAMBER WORKS, her debut for Navona Records, bring to light the depth and breadth of her passions and experiences.
REASON AND REVERENCE is a deeply introspective recording. Each composition derives from a philosophical reflection of the world, revealing meaning and appreciation of the diverse aspects of life.
Thomas Bowes’ SEI SOLO shines the spotlight on six sonatas and partitas composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The stand-alone compositions, while each individually offering insight into Bach’s genius, play together as one epic piece for violins that take you within the music and within yourself.