December 2019 New Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on for a selection of what the press had to say about the latest releases from Navona, Ravello, Big Round, and Ansonica Records. [Featured Image: Paul Green]... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Sophya Polevaya and ELECTRIC SCENT

For her debut release on Ravello Records, ELECTRIC SCENT, composer and saxophonist Sophya Polevaya presents a series of electroacoustic miniatures. Its inspiration: floriography and perfume. Sophya’s journey as a musician began with classical training on several instruments. She then became immersed in more experimental forms of performance, in particular electroacoustic improvisation, with an interest in... Continue Reading →

In Memory: Marie Nelson Bennett

The opening movement of Marie Nelson Bennett’s English horn concerto Excursions (2004) is an almost perfect microcosm for her extraordinary musical accomplishments. Stately and confident, the movement’s initial brass fanfare is decidedly mid-century in style, reflecting Bennett’s early instruction with Paul Hindemith at Yale University in the 1950s. As this introduction unfolds, we discover two... Continue Reading →

October 2019 New Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on for a selection of what the press had to say about the latest releases from Navona, Ravello, and Big Round Records. [Featured Image: Mika Stoltzman of... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Andrea Cheeseman and SOMEWHERE

Andrea Cheeseman is a clarinetist and teacher living in Columbia SC. Throughout her career, she has been committed to playing good music and collaborating with inspiring people who challenge her. A versatile performer, Andrea frequently performs as a soloist and chamber musician. Although she regularly performs traditional repertoire, she is an advocate of new music... Continue Reading →

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