The PARMA Album of the Day: ICE & FIRE

ICE & FIRE, the debut Navona Records album by Stephen Scott released in 2013, showcases a variety of works for bowed piano. The album features The Bowed Piano Ensemble, an experimental piano group based at Colorado College in Colorado Springs that was founded by Scott. The album, which consistently grows in online streaming, was hand-picked by... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: PIANO CONCERTO

American Prize-winning composer Lee Actor's most recent release on Navona Records PIANO CONCERTO, presents three orchestral works, performed by conductor Kirk Trevor and the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, that are engaging and tonal yet dramatic and modern. Kathodik says, "Lee Actor, born in 1952, was torn between career electronic and that of musician engineer, before turning... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: HALFLIGHT

  Kim Halliday, a British composer and pianist, released his second PARMA album HALFLIGHT on Ravello Records in 2015. In this second album release, Halliday is portrayed as a composer of our time by bringing together progressive rock, electronic ambient, and film music.  Sputnik Music says, "The utterly compelling new album from Kim Halliday showcases a beautifully... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: STREAMS

With STREAMS, the follow-up to his 2012 Navona Records release SUMMER CIRCLE, composer Martin Schlumpf presents three concertos that are representative of a creative period in his career marked by the influence of minimalism and jazz, new tonal concepts, a strong emphasis on rhythm, and clear-cut formal designs. Find the album on Amazon, Naxos Music... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: RHAPSODY ON A RIFF

Classical guitarist Matthew Marshall released his debut PARMA album RHAPSODY ON A RIFF on Ravello Records in June of 2015. The album of original works for solo guitar written by New Zealand composer Michael Calvert,  display the versatility, dynamic range, and earthy timbre of the instrument, while developing a unique musical language influenced by serialism, New Zealand... Continue Reading →

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