Composer Jan Järvlepp’s FLIGHTS OF FANCY is available now through Navona Records. Fusing European and American musical traditions, the album pairs the excitement of rock and jazz rhythms with classical orchestral and chamber music forms. FLIGHTS OF FANCY presents an exciting opportunity for those who find centuries-old classical music alienating but 20th century modern music inaccessible. Full of unique timbres and innovative arrangements, this newest album from Järvlepp offers a scintillating array of sounds and hybrid forms for music lovers to discover.
Navona Records of New Hampshire, U.S.A. released the first all-Järvlepp orchestral disk ever. Recorded in Europe during the last three years, it is distributed internationally by Naxos and digital versions are available online.
Recordings of the Bassoon Quartet and the Woodwind Quintet are now available to the public on two different CDs.
After a 30-year wait, the orchestral version of Camerata Music is finally available to the public in a recording by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Petr Vronsky. Navona Records released it on May 10, 2019 on the Prisma 2 CD and in downloadable form.
On October 12, 2018, Navona Records released the CD Legends and Light which includes the four-movement Suite for Strings. It was recorded in 2018 by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Stanislav Vavrinek in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is available as a physical CD and as a digital download.
On September 8, 2017, Navona Records of New Hampshire, U.S.A released the orchestral CD, Tomorrow's Air, which includes Jarvlepp's string work In Memoriam. It was recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Petr Vronsky in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is available worldwide through the Naxos distribution. Buy the entire album here, here and here. You can get the mp3 of In Memoriam for only 99¢ here.
Flutist Kohei Nishikawa and the Nishikawa Ensemble of Japan are featured in a new recording on the Live Notes label entitled "Flutist from the East, vol. 4" (WWCC-7495). Included is Jan Jarvlepp's work Shinkansen, a piece commissioned by the Nishikawa Ensemble and first performed by them on their 2002 North American tour. The CD can be purchased by contacting Mr. Nishikawa directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enigmatica, the mandolin ensemble under the direction of Marilynn Mair, has just released a CD containing Jan Jarvlepp's Lament. This piece, which is the second movement of Quintet 2001 for mandolin and string quartet, has been successfully arranged for mandolins by the group's leader. For more information on this eclectic and entertaining CD, go to: www.marilynnmair.com.
Pierrot Solaire, Saxophone Quartet, Trio No. 2, Tarantella, Robot Dance and Overture - all composed by Jan Jarvlepp - are available on this independent J&W CD (#001). It was digitally recorded and has a playing time of over 67 minutes.
International release of Garbage Concerto on BIS CD-1052 coupled with the Rock Symphony by Imants Kalnins of Latvia. The Kroumata percussion ensemble and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lan Shui are the performers. The soloists play on their special set of percussion instruments made out of recycled garbage from Stockholm. For more information, check out new releases at www.bis.se.
Rehearsals and recording sessions of Dilemma, Saxophone Quartet, Trio No. 2, and Overture took place in various locations. Commencement of the composition of Concerto 2000.
One dreary November Day in Montreal in 1985, Jan Jarvlepp and his composer friend John Winiarz were sitting in Ben's Delicatessen wondering how they could get their music heard. The CBC was was not broadcasting their music and record companies were not recording their music. Finally, the solution seemed to be to take matters into one's own hands by starting a record company. Thus, the Jarvlepp and Winiarz recording label was born - J & W Records. So they both decided to purchase some AKG studio microphones, Sony digital recorders and assorted cables and microphone stands and began making recordings of their works. The first release was a cassette called Chronogrammes (1986) with works by Winiarz on one side and works by Jarvlepp on the other. Solo cassettes by each composer followed. It was prohibitively expensive to release recordings in the new compact disk format at this time so initial releases were in the cassette format. CDs followed in the 1990s.