The Inside Story: Garth Baxter and RESISTANCE

Composer Garth Baxter is noted for his modern traditionalist style of writing. This style combines the traditions of form and clear melodic writing with the use of contemporary approaches to harmonies and other elements. He is recognized as one of the preeminent composers of art songs and has been described as an unabashed lyrical tonal... Continue Reading →

Visionary String Quartets

Four bows, sixteen strings, one cohesive performance. The sound of the string quartet is instantly recognizable, with the tight harmonies and warm timbre of each instrument inviting audiences to lean in and listen closely. In Visionary String Quartets, we have gathered a selection of the many string quartet highlights in our catalog. From classical repertoire and contemporary... Continue Reading →

“Letters from the Road” – The China Tours

PARMA Recordings' first tour of China kicked off this summer, with artists packing their bags for the upcoming opportunities abroad. Over the past couple months, we've watched from afar with pride as ensembles made their way through debut tours across China - a nation eager to welcome and experience Western culture and music. Axiom Quartet... Continue Reading →

Dot Your I’s and Quarter Notes

Why do people write music? If you explore the motives of today’s composers, you will probably uncover a sizable sampling of answers. Some composers write primarily to sell, some chart new paths with technically innovative compositions, and others compose to commemorate a person or event in history. And, there are composers like Samuel “Skip” Livingston,... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: GILGAMESH & ENKIDU

Minnesota-based composer and sound designer Ted Moore presents his debut Ravello Records release GILGAMESH & ENKIDU, a six-movement interpretation of the ancient Mesopotamian epic poem scored for string quartet and laptop. Reviewer Daniel Barbiero of Avant Music News says the album is "significant thematic material." Find GILGAMESH & ENKIDU on Amazon, iTunes, and ArkivMusic. https://open.spotify.com/album/4zHk1szah9jBUmsCPeF2u4

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