Forget Dog Walkers, Hello Cat Walkers!

A few weeks ago you may remember that we had three big recording sessions going on all at the same time. While CEO Bob Lord and A&R Representative Marina Altschiller were in the Czech Republic, our Sessions Manager Levi Brown, Grammy-winning producer Brad Michel, and our Social Media Specialist Samantha Granville, were in the heart of... Continue Reading →

THE SEA KNOWS Hits #1 on Billboard

Michael Kurek's Navona Records release THE SEA KNOWS charted #1 in the nation on Billboard's Traditional Classical Album list! The album is also featured as #4 on the general Classical Album list alongside Lindsey Sterling, Celtic Women and Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Kurek commented saying... Woo hoo! We have lift-off! The Sea Knows... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Giovanni Piacentini

Guitarist and composer Giovanni Piacentini is debuting his first album of solo compositions, CHIAROSCURO, on Navona Records. Piacentini, a summa cum laude graduate of Berklee, is today's next featured artist in "The Inside Story," a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of our artists. Read on to see what Piacentini can't live without in the... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: PERCIPIENCE

The history of setting literary text in music is a considerable one, from Schubert's Lieder to Benjamin Britten's Serenade to art songs of the 21st century. Composer Michael Murray presents four song cycles on his Navona Records releases PERCIPIENCE, all of which emphasize the deep connection between poetry and music as varying means of expression that... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: EMBRACE THE WIND!

With his 2016 Ravello Records release EMBRACE THE WIND: A CELEBRATION OF WIND AND WIND MACHINES, composer Robert J. Martin communicates the wonder that humanity has for the wind through a cycle of string quartets rooted in images and emotions played out across histories as diverse as ancient Phoenicia and modern wind farms. Musical Routes says,... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: ALL THE WAY BACK

Pianist and composer Vytautas Smetona presents a collection of keyboard repertoire on his debut PARMA album ALL THE WAY BACK, released on Navona Records in April of 2015. The album highlights his enthralling and committed interpretations of some of the great composers' masterworks as well as an example of his faculty as a cultivated and... Continue Reading →

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