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 →

THE INSIDE STORY: Elizabeth Austin and SPECTRA VOL. 2

Born in Baltimore, Dr. Elizabeth R. Austin received her early musical training at The Peabody Conservatory. When Nadia Boulanger visited Goucher College, she awarded Elizabeth a scholarship to study in Fontainebleau France. Elizabeth's awards have included a Connecticut Commission on the Arts grant, selection by GEDOK (Society of Women Artists in Germany/Austria) in its 70th anniversary exhibition,... Continue Reading →

Recording Sessions with Composer Paul Osterfield and Kathrine Price Feature Pedroia Quartet

Last week PARMA Recordings had the opportunity to record the music of Paul Osterfield and Katherine Price, which were performed by Pedroia Quartet at Futura Productions. Both composers worked closely with Grammy Award-winning producer Brad Michel, PARMA Sessions Manager Levi Brown, Pedroia Quartet, and Grammy-nominated and platinum awarded recording engineer John Weston of Futura Productions throughout... 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

The Inside Story: Altius Quartet

Altius Quartet is made up of Andrew Giordano and Joshua Ulrich on violin, Andrew Krimm on viola, and Zachary Reaves on cello. The Classics Artists Alive Grand Prize-Winning string ensemble is currently holding the position of Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Today the quartet is our next featured ensemble/artist for "The Inside Story," a blog series exploring... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: GEOGRAPHIES & GEOMETRIES

GEOGRAPHIES & GEOMETRIES is Matthew Malsky's debut album on Ravello Records. Malsky comments on the album saying, "in composing I'm trying to adapt the sensations and the emotional responses evoked by particular places and incidents (real or imagined) into sonic form." Classical reviewing giant, Gramophone Magazine of the UK says "Composer Matthew Malsky makes his solo appearance... Continue Reading →

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