THE INSIDE STORY: Hans Bakker and LEGENDS & LIGHT

After finishing his studies in piano, church organ, and choral conducting in Utrecht, composer Hans Bakker began teaching piano at music schools in the Netherlands. Apart from his teaching practice, he conducted two choirs and was active in the improvisational music scene. After graduation from the University of Amsterdam, he returned to music, becoming completely... Continue Reading →

Dan Perttu: Bringing Music to Life

We make music. It sounds terrific. But the work is not done once the music is made - in fact, that is only the beginning. Once music is created, it must be spread to listening ears, through albums as well as live performances. Composer Daniel Perttu is doing just that with his overture, To Spring, a... Continue Reading →

August New Music Features Our 500th Release!

Our next round of releases is, as always, a little different than anything that has come before. Today we're releasing Croatian pianist and composer Matej Meštrović's debut album on Navona Records, which is an exciting all-piano take on Vivaldi's Four Seasons.  We've also got composer Bill Whitley's debut album featuring sumptuous chamber music and our... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: PERCEPTIONS

PERCEPTIONS, released on Navona Records, is a compilation album for small ensembles featuring composers Kyle Peter Rotolo, Quinn Dizon, Amelia S. Kaplan, Kevin McCarter, Jason Barabba, and Thomas L. Read. This album presents the listener with music that entrances, enkindles, jars, lingers, connects, and engrosses–perceptions both highly incisive and deeply personal. Find the album on... 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 →

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