"I feel this album is a reminder to dream big," says Lauren McCall, composer of "A Spark and a Glimmer" on AMPLIFY from Navona Records. Read on for a deep dive into her favorite aspects of the album, and a hot tip on the best donuts in Atlanta.
All Classical Portland’s AMPLIFY is a response to the industry’s inequities in classical music recordings. The works of five contemporary composers are brought to light in this album, each infused with recollections of stories, cities, [...]
The term “symphony” automatically evokes grandiosity in all aspects – a large-scale orchestra, great compositional complexity and considerable playing time. Orlando Cela and his Lowell Chamber Orchestra turn this idea on its head with MINIATURE [...]
Navona Records presents SPARKS: EYE OF LONDON, an assembly of original fanfares performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Drawing from the compositional strengths of today’s composers, the orchestra navigates chaos and order, isolation, and ascension [...]
Navona Records presents Michael Kurek’s SYMPHONY NO. 2: TALES FROM THE REALM OF FAERIE, a rich musical tapestry intertwining the colors and characteristics of many fantastical worlds the composer has entered and loved. Kurek presents a [...]
Navona, Ravello, Big Round, and Ansonica Records present classical works inspired by modern human experiences, each conveying a fresh perspective on the fabrics of our reality.
Award winning composer Peter Knell offers a deep dive into a number of his inspirations and formative experiences through a variety of orchestrations in SOUNDSCAPES from Navona Records. Expressed through solo violin, violin and vocal [...]
MEMORIES UNSETTLED from Navona Records explores music that has too often been marginalized from the historical musical canon. Sun Min Kim and Hilary Glen joined forces during the height of the pandemic, forming the Gibbs Street [...]
On MICHEL DE LA BARRE, four musicians masterfully perform rarely-heard, unsung suites by the eponymous French flute virtuoso and composer, who broke new ground in Baroque music by merit of being the first to publish solo [...]
From the mysterious magic of our darkest corners to the exuberant atmosphere of Carnaval, infinite possibilities lay within INVITING WORLDS from Navona Records. The musical dimensions of several composers are explored within, including Brian Belet’s [...]