Czech violinist and producer Vít Muzík (b. 1972) is one of the most multifaceted musicians working on the contemporary classical music scene. His abilities both as a performer on the concert stage and in the recording booth have led to appearances on more than 60 recordings in the Navona and Ravello catalogs, making him one of PARMA Recordings’ most frequent collaborators.

Muzík studied under Prof. Ladislav Gorula at the Janacek Conservatory of Ostrava in his native Czech Republic, and his pursuit of advanced studies on the violin later brought him to Mannes College at The New School for Music in New York NY, the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati OH, and the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria under Sándor Végh. Since 2004, Muzík has served primarily as the Concertmaster for the world-renowned Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, frequently serving also as a producer for recording sessions held at Reduta Hall in the ensemble’s home base in the historic city of Olomouc.

As a performer, his talents both as a chamber musician and as a soloist on the violin have brought him to concert stages across Europe and North America. PARMA Recordings is proud to present this collection of recordings that feature Muzík’s facility and versatility as a violinist in this digital collection.

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Forever Beeler

Release Date: March 10, 2017
Catalog Number: NV6085
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Clarinet
Oboe
Piano
FOREVER BEELER represents a sampling of composer Alan Beeler’s prolific output throughout his musical career, which is generally defined by his commitment to compositional craft and structural clarity. The works featured on this album also reveal a playfulness lying just under the surface of Beeler’s compositional perspective. This quality of Beeler’s music is most notable in the seven sonatas for piano, often accompanied by another instrument, included in FOREVER BEELER.
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Sunset at Noon

Release Date: February 10, 2017
Catalog Number: NV6072
21st Century
Chamber
Vocal Music
Choir
Clarinet
Piano
Sergio Cervetti returns with an exciting collection of works on his sixth Navona Records release, SUNSET AT NOON. A diverse composer, his works range from instrumental and vocal music to electronic compositions, often reflecting his South American, French and Italian heritage. His vocabulary draws from an early interest in twelve-tone and minimalism, and his current approach is flexible and free of constraint. With SUNSET AT NOON, Cervetti focuses on keyboard-based compositions for half of the album, with a foray into chamber music on the other half.
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Sensations – Wind, Waves, Birds & Fire

Release Date: May 13, 2016
Catalog Number: NV6041
21st Century
Orchestral
Orchestra
Piano
String Orchestra
Australian composer, music educator, and pianist Margaret Brandman presents her debut Navona release SENSATIONS, featuring several of her celebrated compositions, each one presenting a unique musical experience and sensation. The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra skilfully performs the orchestral portion, opening with the joyful Love Brings Change (Adagio for Strings). Pianist Lucie Kaucká joins the orchestra for Lyric Fantasy, an emotional and accessible two-movement work with contrasting moods for piano and strings.
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In Times Of Torment

Release Date: April 8, 2016
Catalog Number: NV6035
21st Century
Chamber
Cello
String Quartet
Violin
IN TIMES OF TORMENT, from the late composer Yves Ramette (1921-2012), displays major themes from almost every single musical era. Composed from 1941-1944 in Paris during the Nazi occupation, the album presents a unique perspective from Ramette, breaking away from the virtuosic piano works found in his previous albums to showcase varying chamber ensembles. Although his sonatas were written for the virtuosic violin and cello, the piano continues to be highlighted throughout his pieces, making it more than an accompaniment, but rather a featured instrument.
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Pinnacle

Release Date: January 8, 2016
Catalog Number: NV6022
21st Century
Chamber
Navona Records presents PINNACLE, a compilation of contemporary chamber works by composers Hans Bakker, Steven Block, Peter Greve, Daniel Perttu, and Kevin M. Walczyk that highlight the melodic, emotive, and dramatic styles offered by some of today’s chamber music.
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Turbulent Sky

Release Date: November 13, 2015
Catalog Number: NV6012
21st Century
Chamber
Orchestral
String Orchestra
Navona Records’ compilation of contemporary works for orchestra, TURBULENT SKY, presents works by composers Fred Broer, William Coble, and Stephen Yip that explore and celebrate the dramatic fanfare, intricate textures, and variety of timbres possible with the orchestra.
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Elements Rising

Release Date: March 10, 2015
Catalog Number: NV5990
21st Century
Chamber
Large Ensemble
Piano
String Orchestra
Navona Records' latest offering of chamber music ELEMENTS RISING highlights contemporary composers who re-imagine the building blocks of music, such as melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, and timbre, in innovative ways, applying them to a number of duo and ensemble settings.
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The Real Beeler

Release Date: October 14, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5976
21st Century
Concertos
Orchestral
Clarinet
Orchestra
Violin
On his debut solo Navona Records release, THE REAL BEELER, composer Alan Beeler presents his refined and distinguishable orchestral voice, exploring various harmonic and melodic forms and structures as well as the serial techniques of the Second Viennese School. In Symphony No. 1 and No. 4, the composer creates intricate atmospheres and moving textural soundscapes, generally derived from the composer's preset tone rows.
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Soul Of The Machine

Release Date: August 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5965
21st Century
Chamber
Piano
String Quartet
As in a Philip K. Dick or Isaac Asimov novel, composer Sarah Wallin Huff's music on SOUL OF THE MACHINE, her debut solo release on Navona Records, explores the relationships between mechanical structures, organic beauty, and identity.
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The PARMA Sessions: Vít Mužík

Release Date: June 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5920
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Clarinet
String Quartet
Violin
THE PARMA SESSIONS: Vít Mužík presents a series of recordings by longtime PARMA collaborator and violinist Vít Mužík. Showcasing the artists skill, adaptability, and dedication, this digital compilation features Vít Mužík performing works by a diverse set of composers with myriad influences and styles.
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Cross Connection

Release Date: March 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5903
21st Century
Chamber
Orchestral
Orchestra
String Quartet
CROSS CONNECTION features the works of Henry Wolking and James Scott Balentine, two composers whose works perfectly complement each other through musical studies of crossed paths and human togetherness. Both composers works consider the meaning of life, love, and music, and the relationship between each: Gone Playin', a spirited musical riff on epitaphs and their connection of life and death; The Old Gypsy, a Hungarian-influenced piece for string quartet that reflects on the perpetuity of musical themes and influences; and Dun Eideann Blogh, a recollection of times past with friends and family.
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Quadrants

Release Date: September 1, 2012
Catalog Number: NV5883
21st Century
Chamber
String Quartet
With QUADRANTS, Navona presents a collection of modern string quartets that meld the old with the new, combining traditional forms with contemporary influences to present expressive, emotional works that both make and break the mold. QUADRANTS features the contemporary works of Marie Incontrera, Michael Cunningham, Alan Beeler, Ulf Grahn, and Virgil Thomson performed by the Boston String Quartet, the New England String Quartet, the Moravian Philharmonic Chamber Players, and the Boston Composers String Quartet.
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La Leyenda del Kakuy

Release Date: September 1, 2012
Catalog Number: NV5882
21st Century
Chamber
Clarinet
Piano
Violin
LA LEYENDA DEL KAKUY is the latest Navona release from acclaimed Spanish composer Osias Wilenski. Lauded for his compositional style by Gramophone, Audiophile Audition, and more, Wilenski's unique works range from narrative symphonic poems to operatic spin-offs to instrumental miniatures.
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Slices

Release Date: July 1, 2012
Catalog Number: NV5874
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Piano
Violin
Wind Ensemble
Who says eclecticism isn't a wonderful thing? Certainly not us at Navona Records. SLICES is a carefully handpicked selection of new chamber works by contemporary composers designed to showcase the diversity of modern music-making, and these pieces by Sundin, Bakker, Sainsbury, Rusnak, Beeler, and Burns cut right through the oft-repeated misconception that classical music is dead on the vine.
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The Unnamed Source

Release Date: September 1, 2010
Catalog Number: NV5832
21st Century
Orchestral
Piano Trio
String Orchestra
String Quartet
Hans Bakker's The Unnamed Source invites you to become completely absorbed in music until you are no longer separate from what you hear. The album provides strong feelings of truth and reality that allow you to tune into a new perspective on yourself.
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Harmonious Dissonance

Release Date: June 1, 2010
Catalog Number: NV5830
21st Century
Chamber
Like the title suggests, Harmonious Dissonance offers a collection of works that are both jarring yet cohesive. As each piece comes together, it becomes clear that Brinch, Hall, Froom, and Brings are not afraid to challenge your ears or musical conventions.
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Triptych

Release Date: February 1, 2010
Catalog Number: NV5824
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Piano
String Quartet
Wind Ensemble
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