Historic Scenes, New Music, and the MFO: Czech Republic Sessions

In the Czech Republic, old and new stand side by side. Contemporary sculptures stand a few blocks from 1,000-year-old cathedrals. Vehicles wind their way down narrow cobblestone streets. Modern music is recorded by orchestras celebrating over seven decades of performance history. This June, PARMA Recordings CEO Bob Lord and VP of Design and Marketing Brett Picknell took to the streets, restaurants, and recording halls of the Czech Republic for a week of sessions with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (MFO). Between exploring sights from the Žižkov Television Tower to the Prague Castle, the team worked alongside the cast and crew at Reduta Hall to produce new works by PARMA veteran composers: Sergio Cervetti, Michael Cunningham, and Mark Dal Porto.

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: SENSATIONS

Australian composer, music educator, and pianist Margaret Brandman presents her debut Navona Records release SENSATIONS, featuring several of her celebrated compositions, each one presenting a unique musical experience and sensation. Kathodik says "The music of Margaret Brandan is a continuous celebration of life, of nature, and hope for a better future." Find SENSATIONS on Amazon, iTunes,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Andrew Schultz

Andrew Schultz, an Australian composer who is currently teaching music at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, studied music at the Universities of Queensland and Pennsylvania and at King's College London, where he's received awards and fellowships. In addition to Falling Man/Dancing Man, featured on Navona Records' most recent compilation album WINTER'S WARMTH,... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: SCHUMANN | DVOŘÁK

Acclaimed cellist Carmine Miranda presents his second album SCHUMANN|DVOŘÁK: CONCERTI FOR CELLO & ORCHESTRA, on Navona Records. The album features Miranda's interpretations of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor Op. 104 (1895) and Schumann’s Cello Concerto (1850), from several years of historic research and performance experience, which have led him to discover new secrets to be found... 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 →

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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