• Pleter

    Catalog #: NV6480

    Release Date: December 2, 2022

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestra
    Piano

    Dynamic pianistic playfulness and impressive orchestral sonority shine in PLETER from Croatian pianist and composer Matej Meštrović. The composer’s personal signature can be heard throughout the piece, equal parts majestic and jubilant with subtly suspenseful moments that cascade into grandiose beauty. An eclectic and versatile composer, Meštrović joins the acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra on this recording, unearthing immeasurable melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic opulence as both the composer and the featured pianist.

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  • Fight for Light

    Catalog #: NV6459

    Release Date: October 28, 2022

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestra
    Percussion
    Piano

    On FIGHT FOR LIGHT, Dutch composer Jesse Passenier explores the peripheries of jazz and classical, marrying the two genres together through symphonic music. The music presents a struggle for strength, goodness, and clarity, in which moments for great energy and urgency give way to quiet purity. Containing three works by Passenier: Piano Concerto No. 1 "Levensdrift” (a Dutch word meaning “the primal urge to live”); Vibraphone & Marimba Concerto No. 1 "Becoming the Colour"; and Duo for Vibraphone & Piano “Unraveling Confusion, these pieces taken together as a whole reveal Passenier’s breadth as a composer, offering a musical commentary on the realities we face in today’s society.

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  • Concerto 2000 and Other Works

    Catalog #: NV6291

    Release Date: June 26, 2020

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Flute
    Orchestra

    Jan Järvlepp's first Navona release, CONCERTO 2000, presents a tonal concerto, scored for orchestra – one might think Wagner or Mahler when listening. Except that Wagner and Mahler might not quite have agreed with the directness of his tonal language: for Järvlepp's work unabashedly aspires to appeal on a popular level.

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  • Violin Concerto

    Catalog #: NV6277

    Release Date: April 10, 2020

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestra
    String Orchestra
    Violin

    The creation of VIOLIN CONCERTO by Alicia Terzian marked the beginning of her 65-year (and counting) compositional career. Originally composed in 1954/55, this important piece of her repertoire was brought to life thanks to a collaboration between Navona Records and the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. This album also features Terzian's Three Pieces, which listeners can remember from their previous Navona release, OFF THE EDGE.

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  • 3 Rhapsodies

    Catalog #: NV6219

    Release Date: March 22, 2019

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    East Asian
    Orchestra
    Piano

    It is tempting to compare Matej Meštrović's compositional style to his great predecessors in the late-Romantic tradition. After all, much of the Croatian composer's style and techniques would be right at home in Rachmaninoff’s concertos, Tchaikovsky's works, or Prokofiev's neoclassicism; and the name of the album's first work, Danube Rhapsody, naturally evokes associations with Smetana's similarly river-themed Vltava. Add to all of this that Meštrović, like most of his great musical ancestors, is a talented virtuoso pianist, and it's easy to see why 3 RHAPSODIES is bound to meet with enthusiasm.

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  • Ineffable Tales

    Catalog #: NV6157

    Release Date: May 11, 2018

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    Cello
    Orchestra
    Piano

    Composer/Performer John Alan Rose presents INEFFABLE TALES, an album of four of his ensemble compositions, recorded at Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In addition to renowned soloists Jungwon Choi (cello), Moni Simeonov (violin), the recording features the composer’s wife Sing Rose (soprano), and the composer himself (piano). The album also features the Moravian Philharmonic, under the direction of Miran Vaupotić.

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  • Beethoven

    Catalog #: NV6138

    Release Date: December 1, 2017

    Classical
    Concertos
    Orchestra
    Piano

    In this stunning tour through the concerti of Beethoven’s early and middle periods, pianist Eliane Rodrigues captivates her listeners with graceful keyboard virtuosity, accompanied by the renowned St. Petersburg State Orchestra, Maestro Walter Proost at the podium. The technicality is so precise, the performance so true to period, that one might think the composer himself was at the piano.

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  • Warrior Monks

    Catalog #: NV6102

    Release Date: September 8, 2017

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Clarinet
    Orchestra

    WARRIOR MONKS is a collection of two clarinet concerti and a trumpet concerto by Carl Vollrath that span topics of war, solace, fascination, and reverence among many others. “And Bugles Sang” drew inspiration from the unique juxtapositions in Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” and explores the many ways the trumpet is used as a symbol throughout human history. At times the trumpet is brash and lyrical, expressing ecstasy; in other instances it is strident and rhythmic perhaps reflecting charges into battle; and yet in an instant it reappears low and mellow in what could be heard as a faux-lullaby. The virtuosity in this piece is not to be understated.

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  • Triptych Revelation

    Catalog #: NV6099

    Release Date: June 9, 2017

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    Electronic
    Orchestra
    Trumpet

    TRIPTYCH REVELATION, composer Sergio Cervetti’s seventh album with Navona, presents works from across four decades of his extensive career. Though a fair bit of time separates these pieces, the album’s three works all feature unique explorations of apocalyptic themes, inspired by themes drawn from the New Testament, nineteenth century French literature, and Flemish art of the sixteenth century.

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  • Three Pastels For Piano & Orchestra

    Catalog #: NV6039

    Release Date: May 13, 2016

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestra
    Piano

    On his Navona Records release THREE PASTELS FOR PIANO & ORCHESTRA, composer Carl Vollrath presents his three piano concerti, written between 2012 and 2015. Representing some of his most recent work, these concerti are connected to each other thematically, and in a way portray a different hue of the same color.

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  • Schumann | Dvořák: Concerti For Cello & Orchestra

    Catalog #: NV6034

    Release Date: June 10, 2016

    20th Century
    Concertos
    Cello
    Orchestra

    Composed almost 50 years apart, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor (1895) and Schumann’s Cello Concerto (1850) are closely linked in the pantheon of Romantic concerto literature.  Cellists of many generations have long looked at both of these pieces as essential components in their artistic development, and each has been recorded many times over by the titans of the instrument to showcase their technical mastery.

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  • Concerto For Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra

    Catalog #: NV6032

    Release Date: March 11, 2016

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestra
    Saxophone

    I met the Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson in the early 90s through my friend and mentor John Corigliano. Anders, always a very entrepreneurial sort of musician, was to be the focus of a 1996 concert on Swedish Public Television. Fortunately for me, the program included funding for a commission of a new concerto, and Anders kindly asked me to compose something for soprano sax and large orchestra.

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  • Fresh Dimensions

    Catalog #: NV6026

    Release Date: February 12, 2016

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    Orchestra
    Violin

    The modern romanticism of composer Craig Morris is one simultaneously deeply personal and broadly meaningful. His albums DREAMS (2011) and CIRCLE OF LOVE (2015), both on the Ravello Records label, in large part deal directly with musical representations of universal emotional states and concepts.

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  • Rojak Rocks

    Catalog #: NV6019

    Release Date: January 8, 2016

    21st Century
    Chamber
    Concertos
    Orchestra
    Piano
    Trombone

    For decades, John Rojak has been a staple in American brass music, performing with a number of chamber ensembles and orchestras such as American Brass Quintet, Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony; in Broadway shows including Les Misérables and The Producers; in big bands of Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, and Gerry Mulligan; and contributing to the pedagogy of the bass trombone as a faculty member of several institutions, including The Juilliard School, The Hartt School, and Aspen Music Festival and School. Needless to say he has taken the bass trombone and its repertoire to new heights in the classical, contemporary, jazz, and commercial genres.

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  • Piano Concerto

    Catalog #: NV5986

    Release Date: February 10, 2015

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestra
    Piano

    Maestro Kirk Trevor praises composer Lee Actor as "one of the refreshing new classical voices ... who can still use a traditional language with a freshness that makes the music alive and interesting." On his latest Navona Records release PIANO CONCERTO, Actor presents three orchestral works, performed by Trevor and the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, that are engaging and tonal yet dramatic and modern.

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  • The Real Beeler

    Catalog #: NV5976

    Release Date: October 14, 2014

    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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  • Guernica

    Catalog #: NV5924

    Release Date: July 1, 2013

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    Cello
    Orchestra
    Piano

    Hailed as "convincing, emotional, passionate and vivid" (The Musical Review) and "destined to enter the ranks of the standard classical repertoire" (New York Times), Fredrick Kaufman resonates with worldwide audiences through impassioned and prolific compositions that go beyond mere interpretation. He thoroughly digests inspiration, internalizing and individualizing his ideas to create moving and impactful works that do more than simply relay a message. Kaufman's music captures feeling and emotion, reaching the listener with convincing sincerity.

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  • Fine Music, Vol. 4

    Catalog #: NV5916

    Release Date: May 1, 2013

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    Oboe
    Orchestra
    Saxophone

    FINE MUSIC, VOL. 4 is the fourth compilation of the Navona Records Fine Music digital series. This installment features the works of David Nisbet Stewart, Brian Noyes, Jonathan Little, Daniel Perttu, Curt Cacioppo, Santiago Billoni, Alejejandro Rutty, Joanne Carey, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Summer, Roger Bourland, Kjell Magne Andersen, and Jan Van der Roost.

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  • Mood Indigo

    Catalog #: NV5913

    Release Date: May 1, 2013

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    Orchestra
    Piano

    Erik Lotichius, a composer unafraid of melody and accessibility, combines the sounds of traditional classics with those that took the 20th-century audiences by storm - in the composer's own words, his work presents "Bach, the Blues and the Beatles" in a spectacular, enthralling combination of genre and style.

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  • Pacific Ridge

    Catalog #: NV5898

    Release Date: January 1, 2013

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    Orchestra
    Percussion
    Piano

    Santa Barbara-based composer Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927) is a fixture in the Californian classical music community, having received commissions and performances from orchestras and ensembles throughout the state and worked throughout her career to advance the musical community.

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