Release Date: September 9, 2016

Catalog #: NV6057





Whirlwind     Daniel Burwasser

Arcadian Winds | Vanessa Holroyd, flute; Mark Miller,

clarinet; Jane Harrison, oboe; Laura Carter, french Horn;

Janet Underhill, bassoon


1 I. Quarter note = 84

2 II. Quarter note = 70

3 III.  Dotted quarter note = 100


Florébius    Allan Crossman

Eusebius Duo | Monika Gruber, violin; Hillary Nordwell, piano


4  Romance

5  Novelette


6 His Branches Run Over the Wall    David DeVasto

Sam Stapleton, violin; Emmalee Hunnicutt, cello;

Seong-Sil Kim, piano


7 Farewell… for String Quartet    Michael Lee

Vit Muzik, violin; Igor Kopyt, violin; Dominika Mužíková, viola;

Petr Nouzovský, cello


Sinking Islands    Georges Raillard

David William Ross, guitar


8 I.

9 II.

10 III.






Recorded January 28, 2016 at MixOne Studios, in Boston MA


Recording Session Producer Matt Konrad

Recording Session Engineer Adam Weiss




Recorded March 22, 2016 at Recital Hall, San Francisco

Conservatory of Music in San Francisco CA


Recording Session Producer Allan Crossman

Recording Session Engineer/Editing and Mixing Mark Lemaire

Production Manager, SFCM Seth Ducey



His Branches Run Over the Wall

Recorded Live on March 9, 2008 in Clapp Recital Hall at

The University of Iowa, Iowa City IA


Recording Session Producer Joel Boyer

Recording Session Engineer John Towner



Farewell… for String Quartet

Recorded October 13th, 2015 at Reduta Hall, in Olomouc, Czech Republic


Recording Session Producer Richard Mlynář

Recording Session Engineer Aleš Dvořák



Sinking Islands

Recorded September 4, 2015 at The Studio, in Portland ME


Recording Session Producer Andy Happel

Recording Session Engineer Micah Davis



Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Chris Robinson, Alex Bourne

Recording Session Manager Matt Konrad

Audio Director Jeff LeRoy

Production Engineer Nate Hunter

Art & Production Director Brett Picknell

Graphic Design Ryan Harrison

Marketing Morgan MacLeod



Between the Echoes

Daniel Burwasser

Allan Crossman

David DeVasto

Michael Lee

Georges Raillard




Navona’s latest compilation release, BETWEEN THE ECHOES, showcases selected recent chamber works, expressing the common theme of recollections and interpretations of past experiences.  Moving across the spectrums of moods and dramatics, each piece brings a harmonic resolution to its soulful journey. This album joins multiple personalities in a collection of propulsive musical expression.


For some pieces on the album, musical tradition is a source of inspiration. Burwasser’s colorful woodwind quintet Whirlwind imbues a familiar instrument group and classical forms with imaginative, lyrical melodies, culminating in a distinctly Haydn-esque finale. In his dramatic and spontaneous Florébius for violin and piano, Crossman weaves new interactions between Schumann’s favorite characters, the introverted Eusebius and the extroverted Florestan—“one within the other, one lurking behind the other, each ready to take center-stage.” Elsewhere, tradition is gleefully thrown to the wind—such as with Lee’s stunning Farewell… for string quartet, with its ever-shifting rhythms, timbres, and moods. In an intensely personal musical display, Raillard’s melancholic Sinking Islands for solo guitar uses interconnecting minimalist figures to meditate on mortality. DeVasto’s lush trio His Branches Run Over The Wall for violin, cello, and piano is inspired by the biblical account of the dream interpreter Joseph, conjuring an entangled web of melodies and harmonies to create a “musical dreamscape”—one of several new and familiar sound worlds to be found on the album.




Daniel Burwasser award-winning music has been performed worldwide, and has been featured on the Navona releases DIMENSIONS (NV5895) which includes his piece Flux, as well as LUMINESCENCE (NV5969) which showcases his work Catching Fireflies


Recordings of David DeVasto’s compositions have been featured on Navona Records, the most recent of which being the compilation release CRIMSON & LACE (NV6006), which Gramophone praises as “Another in Navona Records’ typically intense and varied compilations of new music presents sympathetic, earnest performances of three under-the-radio American composers struggling to find consolation amid emotional uncertainty, hopelessness and pain.”


Swiss composer Georges Raillard has written over 50 pieces for guitar. Sinking Islands, his contribution to this compilation, is performed by David William Ross


Award-winning composer Michael Lee composes in a variety of eclectic styles, with influences ranging from Stravinsky to early rock and jazz to 16th century polyphony. His featured piece on this release, Farewell…, is performed by the MFO Chamber Players


Allan Crossman has written for notable soloists and ensembles worldwide on both concert and theater stages. His work on this compilation, Florébius, was written for and performed by the Eusebius Duo







Navona Records offers listeners a fresh taste of today's leading innovators in orchestral, chamber, instrumental, and experimental music as well as prime pieces of classic repertoire. Our music is meticulously performed by the finest musicians and handpicked to ensure the most rewarding listening experience.



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