It’s a new month, and our artists have been busy creating new music that is finally ready to be heard. From orchestral to chamber, vocal to instrumental, this month has it all. Discover who’s making new sounds this month, and what’s new from Navona Records.
Dive in and discover new music from Yuan-Chen Li, Peter Dayton, Hans Bakker, Navid Bargrizan, Charles Corey, Anthony Brandt, Mike Fansler, Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble, and the Apollo Chamber Players.
NEW MUSIC OUT NOW
Yuan-Chen Li; Peter Dayton; Hans Bakker; Navid Bargrizan; Charles Corey
FIGMENTS 2, which follows the success of 2016’s FIGMENTS, is a compendium of chamber music that sparks the imagination. The album features the works of innovative composers who draw inspiration from the world around them, be it the tribal dances of indigenous peoples, art history, 16th-century keyboard music, the science of acoustics, or the idiosyncrasies of language.
Navona Records’ MATERNITY / ULYSSES, HOME is comprised of two highly distinctive works from composer Anthony Brandt. Both pieces were inspired by written works: Maternity is based on a 2010 short story, “The Founding Mothers,” and Ulysses, Home finds its inspiration in Homer’s Odyssey. The music on the album, performed by a chamber orchestra and a string quartet, supports its striking narrative and vocal performances.
Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble; Mike Fansler
THE RIVER OF TIME, Navona Records’ latest release, is a captivating double-disc tour de force by conductor Mike Fansler and the Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble. Fansler’s commitment to excellence is revealed in his ensemble’s performance; marked by careful attention to detail and impeccable execution, THE RIVER OF TIME will no doubt echo through speakers and headphones for ages to come.
The Apollo Chamber Players
On WITHIN EARTH, Houston string quartet Apollo Chamber Players and Navona Records present an album demonstrating the contemporary possibilities in string music. This new release features four diverse, newly-commissioned works by multicultural creators.
Discover these new albums and more on our curated Classical Hear and Now playlist:
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