September evokes many feelings – the back-to-school excitement of fresh notebooks and sharpened pencils, the soothing sensation of crisp mornings and cozy evenings, and a refocusing as the summer’s activities wind down. Carried by this newness of energy comes new music from Navona and Ravello Records, including sounds that are evocative, innovative, and so much more.
SEPTEMBER RELEASES OUT NOW
Mark John McEncroe
With Mark John McEncroe’s MUSICAL IMAGES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, the composer proves that an academic background is not a prerequisite for musical excellence. His latest Navona Records release brims with quality and care, guiding listeners on a gracefully tonal yet intricate orchestral experience which reflects upon the varied history of the creator himself.
David William Ross
PARMA artist and performer David William Ross presents Ravello Records’ AMOR FATI, an album of solo guitar works that travel through the varied grounds of Ross’s guitar prowess.
The clarinet and computer might seem like unlikely partners in a musical endeavor. On Ravello Records’ SOMEWHERE, clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman suggests otherwise. With sometimes rhythm-driven and sometimes atmospheric performances, Cheeseman asserts that these two instruments not only can work in harmony, but that they should.
Discover these new albums and more on our curated Classical Hear and Now playlist:
RELEASED PREVIOUSLY THIS MONTH
Sirius Quartet; Ian Erickson; Marga Richter; Jennifer Castellano; Brian Field; Mari Tamaki