Remembering Composer Samuel Pellman

It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to composer Samuel Pellman. Friday morning Pellman lost his life far too soon in a bicycling accident in his home state of New York. Pellman received his undergraduate at Miami University in Ohio and then went to Cornell University where he earned his Masters and... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: ROSE

On his debut Ravello Records release ROSE, composer Michael Laurello offers a personal and refined style marked by a rhythmic invention, visceral directness, and earnest emotional depth. Review Graveyard says, "Rose is an interesting classical album which plunders the rich pool of musical genres from jazz to rock. It's also an album that you can... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: TEXTURES

Trumpeter James Zingara expands the performance repertoire of the trumpet with TEXTURES, his debut release on Ravello Records. Hinged on the 21st-century art music style of composition, the works in this collection by Jeffrey D. Boehm, Valentin Mihai Bogdan, William Price, and Carl Vollrath; strengthen the trumpet’s diversity and adaptability in settings with computer-generated sounds, syncopated... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: ASTRAL TRAVELS

David Arend’s debut PARMA album ASTRAL TRAVELS, released on Navona Records in November of 2015, explores several frontiers, including perceived boundaries between musical genres, earth and outer space, humanity and nature, and perception and reality. One of the music reviewing sites All Music says “the most remarkable aspect of Arend’s work here is not its... Continue Reading →

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