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.
On February 29th, 1979, the last total solar eclipse took over the news and mobilized people to travel from all over the world and cross country to get the perfect view. 38 years later, the past is repeating itself. Walter Cronkite's iconic coverage of the clip is getting played over and over again, NASA is... Continue Reading →
Help kick off the beginning of summer by celebrating new music from Navona and Ravello Records, featuring Les Délices, Sergio Cervetti, Jan Jirásek and JITRO, Allen Brings, and Demetrius Spaneas. Listen now... https://open.spotify.com/user/parma.recordings/playlist/4ve47RuMr6IW7imAZw4YPq Want to know more? Keep reading... AGE OF INDULGENCE | Les Délices Early music ensemble Les Délices presents an exquisite compendium of... Continue Reading →
Described as a composer of “emotionally dense” works by Sonograma, Uruguayan-born Sergio Cervetti, a longtime PARMA friend, and artist, has firmly established himself in the New Music scene, winning several prizes for his compositions and having them performed for international audiences, and in films, including Natural Born Killers. Today Cervetti is our next featured artist in... Continue Reading →
The 2014 PARMA Music Festival consisted of 14 concerts in 12 venues over the course of 4 days. The festival featured a diverse range of events, from concert performances of orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, and jazz groups, to an outdoor presentation of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and panel discussions about music licensing and... Continue Reading →
Time flies when you're having fun! And boy, we're having fun! Check out our June line-up featuring the ever so talented Les Délices, JITRO, Cervetti, and more... AGE OF INDULGENCE | Les Délices Early music ensemble Les Délices presents an exquisite compendium of unique and rare instrumental music from the last generation of French Baroque... Continue Reading →
After yet another exciting release in April with Spotify features, amazing reviews pooling in, and multiple albums hitting more than 10K streams, we're more than excited to bring you another round of releases. Today we not only have staple composers and artists, we also have two new PARMA artists, and the first ever bundle release that... Continue Reading →
May, oh May! Can you believe it's nearly May? After yet another exciting release with Spotify features, amazing reviews pooling in, and multiple albums hitting more than 10K streams, we're more than excited to bring you another round of releases. Coming in May we not only have staple composers and artists, we also have two... Continue Reading →