Release Date: August 1, 2013
Catalog #: NV5918
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Large Ensemble


Martin Schlumpf composer

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Vit Micka conductor
Martin Levický piano
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Petr Vronský conductor
Petr Vronský cello; Marek Vajo trumpet
PARMA Orchestra | John Page conductor
Matthias Müller clarinet; David Taylor bass trombone

Since the late 1980s, Swiss Composer Schlumpf has been widely active in the borderlands between improvisation and composition. With STREAMS, the follow-up to his 2012 Navona Records release SUMMER CIRCLE, Schlumpf presents three concertos that are representative of a creative period in his career marked by the influence of minimalism and jazz, new tonal concepts, a strong emphasis on rhythm, and clear-cut formal designs. These colorful concertos- Mouvements, Waves, and Streams- feature stand-out performances from pianist Martin Levický, cellist Petr Nouzovský, clarinetist Matthias Müller, and bass trombonist David Taylor. The soloists are accompanies by the stellar Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and the newly formed PARMA Orchestra in their first on-disc performance. With diverse influences from Ravel, Schubert, and the ethnic music of Asia and Africa, the sonic world of STREAMS pits soloist(s) and orchestra in multi-tiered dialogues featuring an array of delicate minimalist textures, engaging improvisations, and rich harmonic colors.


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Artist Information

Martin Schlumpf


Martin Schlumpf (b. 1947) was born in the Swiss town of Aarau, where he was raised and educated through his high school graduation in 1966. During these years, he played double bass in various jazz groups, along with studying classical cello. Schlumpf also began writing essays on composition during this time, beginning with his discovery of the music of Austrian composer Anton Webern.

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra


The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the foremost and oldest symphony orchestras in the Czech Republic. It is based in the historical capital of Moravia, the city of Olomouc, and has been a leader of music activities in the region for the past 70 years. Its artistic development was directly influenced by distinguished figures from the Czech and international music scene.

Petr Vronský


After successes in several important international competitions for conductors — including the competition in Besancon France in 1971 and the Karajan Competition in Berlin in 1973 — his career began at the opera company in Pilsen. From 1974 to 1978, he was Chief of Opera of the State Theater in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. In 1978, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he held until 1991. Vronsky was later appointed Chief Conductor of the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava in 2002.