Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sneak Peek of PARMA's July 2016 Album Releases

PARMA is pleased to announce six new additions to our collection of Navona and Ravello Records albums to be released Friday July 8th, 2016. Check out the YouTube listening previews below for these upcoming albums.

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TE DEUM
NV6021
Nicholas Kaviani
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The lineage of Western concert music is one which brims with tradition and history, through teachers and pupils, listeners and performers, spanning centuries and continents alike. But one of the common threads which runs through this lineage is the urge by composers, performers, and audiences to all be part of a transcendent emotional experience through music itself. Read More


THREE STRING QUARTETS
NV6048
Jeffrey Stadelman
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Composer Jeffrey Stadelman presents three string quartets on Navona Records, each offering distinct perspectives on his career and versatile style of composition. Performed by the New England String Quartet, these works illustrate the composer’s intense, lyrical, and sensuous modes of expression. Read More


THE VOCAL MUSIC OF ALAN BEELER
NV6049
Alan Beeler 


The music of Alan Beeler (1939-2016) is frequently a compact, tightly focused one, presenting sharp contrasts of color and mood in the context of clear, direct compositional structures.  Although noticeably influenced by artistic movements in Europe and America during the first half of the 20th century, Beeler’s musical voice is an identifiable one – crisp, bold, and pointedly quirky. Read More


SPARKS
NV6050
Jay Anthony Gach | Rain Worthington | Marga Richter | Phillip RhodesGeorge Gershwin | Steven Winteregg | Douglas Anderson | Bruce Babcock | Stephen Lias |


SPARKS, a compilation of orchestral miniature works by several composers, offers a sampling of much of what post-modern, contemporary orchestral music has to offer, and is most interesting to consider in contrast to nineteenth century orchestral transitions. Read More


SEPARATE SELF 
RR7936


Pittsburgh-based composer Philip Thompson presents SEPARATE SELF, his debut release on Ravello Records. Thompson writes that the release is “a reflection of the creative energy that comes from being deeply rooted in a vibrant artistic community.” True to this communal spirit, several of the pieces were composed in collaboration with artists from different disciplines. Read More


TO KEEP THE DARK AWAY 
RR7939
Gayle Martin | Sergei Prokofiev | Franz Liszt | Judith Shatin 


Pianist Gayle Martin achieved international prominence as the sole American laureate of the sixth International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. The Washington Post called her performance “a tour de force” and praised her artistry for its “intense passion and deep-seated emotional response to the music.” Read More

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