Tuesday, May 17, 2016

PARMA on Spotify: It Takes Two

Some of the best things in life come in pairs - shoes, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, surf & turf, Batman & Robin, Magneto & Professor X, etc. There are too many dynamic duos to list, but of course, this playlist features our favorite kind of pair - duets!

The multitude of composers and performers who work with PARMA come from a variety of musically diverse backgrounds. While all of the pieces in this playlist are unique, they share one common bond - they take two to perform!

Last week, two of PARMA's Canadian duos released their sophomore albums on Ravello Records. Couloir released MAXWELL, MUHLY & COULOIR - the follow-up album to WINE DARK SEA; and the Harrington/ Loewen Duo released THE POSTCARD SESSIONS - the follow-up album to METROPOLIS.

Without further ado, please enjoy this playlist of songs from some of PARMA's power duos!

1) "3 Romanzen, Op. 94: Nicht Schnell"
From: Harrington/Loewen Duo - THE POSTCARD SESSIONS (Ravello Records, 2016)

2) "Sonata for Saxophone and Piano, "Adio": III. Fast, rhythmic"
From: Harrington/Loewen Duo - METROPOLIS (Ravello Records, 2014)

3) "Serere"
From: Couloir - MAXWELL, MUHLY & COULOIR (Ravello Records, 2016)

4) "3 Meditations on Light: the birds breathe the morning light"
From: Couloir - WINE DARK SEA (Ravello Records, 2013)

5) "Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer": I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto"
From: Samuel Magill, cello & Beth Levin, piano - CELLO MUSIC (Navona Records, 2016)

6) "Digressions"
From: Heath Mathews - RIPPLES (Navona Records, 2016)

7) "Lichen"
From: Bill Pfaff - RIPPLES (Navona Records, 2016)

8) "Sonata for Violin and Piano, JW VII/7: I. Con moto"
From: duo526 - BALLADE (Navona Records, 2014)

9) "Copland's Coda"
From: Carl Vollrath - PAST RECOLLECTIONS (Navona Records, 2015)

10) "The Odd Pieces: I. Teddy Bear's Big Feet Dance"
From: Carl Vollrath - LINGERING LONGINGS (Navona Records, 2016)

11) "A Carmen Fantasy"
From: Kostov-Valkov Duo - TRANSCRIPTIONS & PARAPHRASES (Navona Records, 2015)

12) "Tampanera"
From: Robert & Kim McCormick - McDUO (Ravello Records, 2011)

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