Friday, July 8, 2016

July Releases Out Now on Navona and Ravello Records!

TE DEUM

NV6021
Nicolas Kaviani





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





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
Gach | Worthington Richter | Rhodes
Winteregg | Anderson | BabcockLias



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. Miniatures, in their brevity, defy the conventional bias that orchestral music must conform to the characteristics of large symphonies. More generally, the works on this album suggest a wide range of influences unique to contemporary postmodernism. These include the aesthetics of midcentury composers, as well as film scores and non-classical genres. Read More


SEPARATE SELF
RR7936
Philip Thompson





Pittsburgh-based composer Philip Thompson presents SEPARATE SELF, his debut release on Ravello Records. At times, Thompson’s music is delicate and atmospheric, the distinct sounds of his instrumental palette shifting and rearranging across his musical canvas. In other moments, he captures a kinetic current, sending sounds rippling and tumbling into one another. Read More

TO KEEP THE DARK AWAY
RR7937
Judith Shatin | Gayle Martin, Piano





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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