We are proud to announce the release of our October 2012 albums on Navona and Ravello! KLEEMATION, CAUSAL DUALISM, OF BIRDS AND LEMONS, NEW YORK MOMENTS, LAWS OF THE PIPE, IN PARADISUM, FROM MOOG TO MAC, and IMAGINARY FRIENDS are now available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and many others. Click “Read More” for more information on each release.
Navona Records NV5884
Debut Navona release from Rockport-based composer Elizabeth Vercoe, featuring six of the composer’s works for small ensemble and solo instruments. The title piece, Kleemation for flute and piano, draws its inspiration from five drawings by Swiss artist Paul Klee. Through her expertly crafted music, Vercoe effectively captures the moods and styles of the visual elements from which she works, ranging from wry humor to anxiety about the state of our world.
Navona Records NV5886
A celebration of dichotomy and relationships between all things. Duality
, for soprano, saxophone, bass trombone, and string quartet, explores the interaction and relationships of the ensemble; Causality
represents the string orchestra’s journey of expression and highlights the action and reaction that permeates through all events; Flame of Attention
, for soprano saxophone, presents the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the composer and Gottfried Stoger.
OF BIRDS AND LEMONS
Navona Records NV5887
Diverse orchestral works of two composers united by their affinity for energetic, stylistic, and rhythmic composition. José Elizondo and David Tanner, whose respective works simultaneously complement and challenge those of the other, share their varied backgrounds and experiences to create a glorious whole with international appeal. Stellar performances from the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra throughout the disc further highlight the album’s dichotomy, illustrating each composer’s similar styles and subtle differences.
NEW YORK MOMENTS
The Tapestry Ensemble
Navona Records NV5888
Oboist Richard Kravchak, clarinetist Julia Heinen, cellist Ovidiu Marinescu, and pianist Dmitry Rachmanov bring their varied experiences to the table to create a dynamic and versatile group whose collaboration led to the creation of a new subgenre of chamber music. On this album, the ensemble performs commissioned works from composers William Toutant, Liviu Marinescu, Daniel Kessner, Dan Hosken, and Gernot Wolfgang.
LAWS OF THE PIPE
Navona Records NV5889
Collection of works by Curt Cacioppo celebrating and lamenting the history of the Native American peoples. Composed and performed with impeccable attention to detail and historical accuracy, these vibrant and emotional tone poems urge the listener to consider the vibrancy and plight of Native American culture as they guide us through musical narratives of the past.
Ravello Records RR7854
Second Navona release from Coro Allegro, Boston’s chorus for members and friends of the LGBT community. This album features two works from acclaimed composer Patricia Van Ness: Requiem, a personal, intimate ritual of consolation reinforcing the presence of divine love; and The Voice of the Tenth Muse, a large, dramatic work based on the texts of Sappho.
FROM MOOG TO MAC
Ravello Records RR78546
Collection of Herbert Deutsch’s compositions for and performances on the Moog synthesizer spanning the last 30 years, from works written using the original “portable electronic music studio” to those written on the modern variations. This historic release features developmental tracks tracking the genesis and improvements on the synthesizers, in which Deutsch frequently pushes the boundaries of both musical content and technological innovation.
Ravello Records RR7861
The works of Andrew May nearly defy classification, seamlessly blending the personal expressiveness of traditional classical performance with the alien landscape of ambient computer music. On IMAGINARY FRIENDS, his debut release, May invites the listener to experience the drama of people and machines making intimate chamber music together, blurring the lines between human and inhuman, and traditional and experimental.
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