photo: Shawn E. Okpebholo

Each week, PARMA has the pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on for a selection of what the press had to say about the latest releases from Navona and Ravello Records.

SOUNDTRACK OF THE AMERICAN SOLDIER - Album Cover
THREE STORIES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN - Album Cover

Jan Järvlepp succeeds in capturing their misadventures very well.

La Scena Musicale on Jan Järvlepp’s THREE STORIES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

PIAZZOLLA & GALLIANO - Album Cover

“Jovica Ivanović and his colleagues delivered an exquisite set of masterful performances where classical music meets tango, Balkan, French, and American musical influences.”

World Music Central on Jovica Ivanović’s PIAZZOLLA AND GALLIANO

A SONG FOR SILENCED VOICES - Album Cover

“Cohen’s music is quite engaging and the flow here from semi-popular style through his early development and more modern applications of compositional approaches allows one to appreciate his skill.”

Cinemusical on Michael Cohen’s A SONG FOR SILENCED VOICES

PASSAGES THROUGH TIME - Album Cover

“Rain Worthington turns her inner world into delightful music.”

Sonograma on Rain Worthington’s PASSAGES THROUGH TIME

THE GERSHWIN & BERNSTEIN CONNECTION - Album Cover

“Here is a totally enjoyable disc of memorable music, memorably transcribed, and brilliantly performed. Cult status due soon.”

Pianomania on Eliane Rodrigues and Nina Smeets’ THE GERSHWIN AND BERNSTEIN CONNECTION

LORD, HOW COME ME HERE? - Album Cover

“Throughout the recording, the material wears its art song garb comfortably, but emotional expression is no less pronounced in the updates as it is in the songs as originally presented.”

Textura on Shawn E. Okpebholo’s LORD HOW COME ME HERE

LEGENDS & LIGHT VOL. 2 - Album Cover

Nan Avant’s “Tributum: For Celtic Bagpipes and Orchestra” from LEGENDS AND LIGHT VOL. 2 featured on RTE radio (Irish National Radio)

SOPRANO SUMMIT - Album Cover

“Performances throughout are wonderfully assured; Cohen gets superb support from pianist Lois Anderson in Lamb’s sonata and by Allison Brewster Franzetti in five other pieces.”

The Arts Fuse on Paul Cohen’s SOPRANO SUMMIT