October 11, 2019: New Releases from Navona and Ravello Records

We’ve rounded the corner into the final quarter of 2019 – can you believe it? It’s no secret that, as the days become cooler and the sun meets the horizon earlier each evening, it can become more challenging to press on and bring the goals of 2019 to completion. While we’re enjoying the beauty and change that autumn brings, we’re also pushing forward to make these final months the most fruitful yet, with fresh new releases from Navona and Ravello Records.

Dive in and discover the latest from the Jazz Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Harmonija Disonance ensemble, Mira J. Spektor, John A. Carollo, Erich Stem, Bill Whitley, Brian T Field, Mark Francis, Jan Järvlepp, and Maija Hynninen.


HARMONY OF DISSONANCE

Jazz Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Zagreb; Harmonija Disonance ensemble

Navona Records’ HARMONY OF DISSONANCE mingles the traditional folk music of Dalmatia with recently composed miniatures by Zoran Ščekić. The album is a display of the unique musical synergy that can be created by juxtaposing traditional music with modern experiments.

 


DAYTIME & NIGHT SONGS

Mira J. Spektor

The poetry and music explored on Mira J. Spektor’s DAYTIME & NIGHT SONGS are as crucial to the full album as the cycles of nature are to time. Full of passion and imagery, the lyrics and music of each piece paint a spectacular image in Spektor’s latest album.

 


SYMPHONY NO. 3

John A. Carollo

John A. Carollo strives to dazzle with his newest symphonic work, Navona Records’ SYMPHONY NO. 3 – impeccably, splendidly performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Composed in reference to the beauty of nature, this work constitutes massively instrumentalized expression.

 


DIMENSIONS VOL. 2

Erich Stem; Bill Whitley; Brian T Field; Mark Francis; Jan Järvlepp

Navona Records’ DIMENSIONS VOL. 2 is an album of contrasts: Five unique voices by five different composers, five heterogeneous musical subjects, and five different instrumental set-ups. Yet, all come together in a cohesive and memorable collection of contemporary orchestral compositions.

 


DAWN BREAKS

Maija Hynninen

Maija Hynninen’s Ravello Records album DAWN BREAKS presents a unique perspective on the music we associate with morning-time. The aesthetic, with experimental electronics and instrumentation, doesn’t signify the calm serenity of a brand new day, but rather captures the fragility of each morning.

 


Discover these new albums and more on our curated Classical Hear and Now playlist:


COMING OCTOBER 25

WITHIN MY SOUL

Akemi Naito


FLUX

Society of Composers, Inc.


ALONE & UNALONE

James O’Callaghan


HOMMAGE TO WOMEN COMPOSERS

Iris Graffman Wenglin & Ruth Lomon

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