Release Date: March 1, 2014
Catalog #: NV5945
Format: Digital

In The Key of C-Span

Great Works As Heard On C-Span Television, Volume 1

Scott Pender composer
Georg Philipp Telemann composer
Joseph Haydn composer
Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray composer
Antonio Vivaldi composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composer
Johannes Brahms composer

Charivari Agréable
John Lill piano
Gail Hennessy oboe; Nicolas Parle harpsichord
Ambache Chamber Ensemble
Hausmusik London
Moravian Philharmonic Chamber Players
Lucie Kaucká piano; Marta Talabová flute; Aleš Janecek clarinet
Antonín Hradilviolin; Tomáš Jamník cello
Ladislav Bilan vibraphone; Paul Neveu trumpet, flugelhorn

THE KEY OF C-SPAN, Vol. 1 is the premiere release of the digital music collections featuring works from PARMA Recordings’ audio catalog which have been used in C-SPAN’s programming.

PARMA and C-SPAN’s collaborative relationship stems back to January 2013, when the two companies teamed up on C-SPAN series First Ladies: Influence & Image, for which PARMA produced a customized theme song. In May 2013, PARMA signed on as C-SPAN’s music provider, placing content from its audio catalog across the network’s original programming, promotions, and Senate quorum calls.

IN THE KEY OF C-SPAN features music from Telemann, Haydn, Forqueray, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, and PARMA Artist Scott Pender, the composer of In the Time Before, as heard on First Ladies: Influence & Image.


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Artist Information

Scott Pender


Scott Pender (b. 1959) has called the phonograph his first music teacher. He cites his parents’ “extensive, eclectic record collection” as a primary early influence. As a child, he began making up tunes at the piano and taught himself to read music. Formal study in piano and theory as a teenager led to his enrollment at Peabody Conservatory, where he began composition studies with Jean Ivey. He holds degrees in philosophy from Georgetown University and music composition from Peabody Conservatory.

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.

Lucie Kaucká


The pianist Lucie Kaucká was born on March 31, 1978 in Kraslice near Karlovy Vary, where she began studying music at the age of seven. She continued her piano studies at the Conservatory of Teplice and the Conservatory of Pardubice with Martin Hröel. After graduation from Pardubice she concentrated on the study of musicology at the Palacky University in Olomouc and finished successfully there in 2003.