This week, the Audio Department features the upcoming release CROSS CONNECTION.
CROSS CONNECTION features the works of Henry Wolking and James Scott Balentine, with featured soloists Robert Walzel (clarinet) and Eric Wolf Stomberg (bassoon). This quartet of great musical minds, coupled with PARMA’s production team, collaborated closely to create an inspired, top-notch representation of the composers’ music.
Wolking and Balentine’s works perfectly complement each other through musical studies of crossed paths and human togetherness. Both composers’s works consider the meaning of life, love, and music, and the relationship between each: Gone Playin’, a spirited musical riff on epitaphs and their connection of life and death; The Old Gypsy, a Hungarian-influenced piece for string quartet that reflects on the perpetuity of musical themes and influences; and Dùn Èideann Blogh, a recollection of times past with friends and family.
CROSS CONNECTION also features performances by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and Moravian Philharmonic String Players (Petr Vronskÿ, conductor). The album will be released in March 2013 by Navona Records. We hope you enjoy the sneak peek below: