December 10, 2021 New Releases from Navona Records
2021-12-10T10:14:06-05:00December 10th, 2021|
This New Music Friday, Navona Records presents three albums that breathe new life into music of the past and capitalize on the capability of artists today, painting a broad emotional landscape, celebrating the beauty of the harpsichord, and highlighting the versatile musicality of the saxophone.
Frederic Glesser, Kim Diehnelt, Michael Slayton, L Peter Deutsch, Robert Fleisher, David Klock, Joanna Estelle, Trio Casals
MOTO FINALE brings the beloved chamber music series to a close with a number of works inspired by nature, loss, spiritual connection, and music of the past. The seasoned Trio Casals returns for this seventh and final installment to perform the works of seven composers in a diverse and conclusive capstone of modern composition.
Jonathan Rhodes Lee
FRENCH CONNECTIONS is a new album of French works for harpsichord performed by Jonathan Rhodes Lee. The pieces selected for this collection celebrate the small, tight-knit pantheon of 17th-century French harpsichordists who helped shape the instrument’s repertoire, coming alive through masterful performances by Lee and mastering from GRAMMY-winning producer Brad Michel.
Composer Eric Biddington highlights the versatility of the saxophone through the proficiency and musicality of the Saxcess Quartet in a collection of 11 original works on WINDPOWER. From tender and emotional to lush and energetic, the quartet’s dextrous and emotive performance unites the pieces into a whole, providing a pleasing continuity throughout varied arrangements and orchestrations.