The PARMA Album of the Day: SEPARATION

Composer Paula Diehl's released her double-album SEPARATION on Navona Records in June of last year. On this release,  Deihl represents the unique characteristics of each instrument featured to shine through in explorations of harmonic content and structure in a rich catalog of works for both small and large ensembles. Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review says "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: RIPPLES

The Navona Records compilation album RIPPLES, featuring works from Mathew Fuerst, Heath Mathews, Bill Pfaff, Sally Reid, and William Thomas McKinley was released in March of last year. RIPPLES, while showcasing works for percussion, also features either a pianist, saxophonist, and chamber ensemble in accompaniment, exploring the textures and tonal colors possible within each instrument... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: TURBULENT SKY

TURBULENT SKY, released on Navona Records in November of 2015, presents works by composers Fred Broer, William Coble, and Stephen Yip that explore and celebrate the dramatic fanfare, intricate textures, and variety of timbres possible with the orchestra. The album, which features Stephen Yip's "The Luminous Mystery" was hailed by Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review as "finely crafted,... Continue Reading →

PARMA Album of the Day: MOTO CONTINUO

MOTO CONTINUO, a compilation album featuring works by Osias Wilenski Nicholas Anthony Ascioti, Diane Jones, John A. Carollo, Robert Fleisher, Brian Noyes, and performed by Trio Casals with Sylvia Ahramjian on the violin, Ovidiu Marinescu on cello, and Anna Kislitsyna on piano, was released on Navona Records in July of 2015. The album is a collection of six contemporary solo cello and piano... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: TE DEUM

Debut PARMA artist Nicolas Kaviani released his Navona Records album TE DEUM in July of last year. TE DEUM, performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Janáček Opera Choir, conducted by Petr Vronský, is a secular work which uses the original Latin text of the Christian hymn of praise and presents it through the... Continue Reading →

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