It is with great pleasure that PARMA recordings welcomes Australian composer Mark John McEncroe to their family of artists!
McEncroe's first release with PARMA will be entitled DARK CLOUDS IN LIFE, a conceptual release focused on overcoming addiction and challenges. The album will be released early 2017 and features the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra along with pianist Helen Kennedy. Read the full press release here #PARMArecordings #ClassicalMusic #JanacekPhilharmonicOrches
Affirmations & Aspirations is a series of three symphonic performances of the music of Australian composer Mark John McEncroe. The performances by The Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra were recorded in The Czech Republic in 2013 and 2014 and consist of “Fanfare Suite” (a four-movement work), and two symphonic poems: “The Passing” and “A Celebration of the Natural World.” Very classical in styling, McEncroe’s orchestral work feels more traditionally-structured than much of his so
Kathy Parsons of MainlyPiano.com has just posted her reviews of Mark's second volume "Reflections & Recollections Vol 2". The reviewer finds several favourites among the eleven pieces, which range from lively and spirited, melancholy and gorgeous, to darker and more emotional, expressed in "deep tonal colors". "I also really like the dark and mysterious “A Penny For Your Thoughts.”
I hear quite a bit of Chopin in this piece, and I LOVE Chopin!" Read Kathy's CD review and she