DAVID STOCK: Concertos = Concierto Cubano; Oborama; Percussion Concerto – Soloists/ Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose – BMOP
Diverse and accessible concertos from a champion of modern music. DAVID STOCK: Concertos = Concierto Cubano; Oborama; Percussion Concerto – Andrew Cardenes, violin/ Alex Klein, oboes/Lisa Pegher, percussion/ Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose – BMOP Sound 1047, multichannel SACD, 60:10 ****: David Stock (1939-2015) is one of those unknown champions of modern music. In 1976 […]
CHINARY UNG Works – Susan Ung/BMOP/ Gil Rose – BMOP
More than just world music, Ung’s muse contemplates a life experience. CHINARY UNG: Singing Inside Aura; Water Rings Overture; Anicca; Antiphonal Spirals; Grand Spiral: Desert Flowers Bloom – Susan Ung, viola and voice/ Boston Modern Orchestra Project/ Gil Rose – BMOP/sound multichannel SACD 1044, 54:10 [Distr. by Albany] ****: The Boston Modern Orchestra Project is […]
KATI AGÓCS: The Debrecen Passion & other works – Soloists/BMOP/Rose – BMOP
KATI AGÓCS: The Debrecen Passion; Requiem Fragments; By the Streams of Babylon; Like Treasure Hidden in a Field; Vessel – Kati Agócs, sop./Lisa Bielawa, sop./Katherine Growdon, mezzo-sop./Margot Rood, sop./Sonja Tengblad, sop./ Lorelei Ensemble/Boston Modern Orchestra Project /Gil Rose – BMOP Sound 1046, 57:00 multichannel SACD (2/02/16) ****: More outstanding vocal work from this emerging contemporary […]
MASON BATES: “Mothership” = Gil Rose, cond. – BMOP
MASON BATES: “Mothership” = Mothership; Sea-Blue Circuitry; Attack Decay Sustain Release; Rusty Air in Carolina; Desert Transport – Boston Modern Orch. Project/Gil Rose – BMOP 1045 SACD [Distr. by Albany], 54:22, (11/17/15) ****: The always interesting Bates gives us something a little “funky”! Mason Bates is, in my mind, one of the best and most […]
ELENA RUEHR: O’Keeffe Images: Shimmer, Vocalissimus, Cloud Atlas, O’Keeffe Images—Jennifer Kloetzel, cello—Boston Modern Orch. Project/ Gil Rose—BMOP
Orchestral music of sweeping vistas and a strong pulse by an American composer.
FINE: Complete Orchestral Works – Composer: Irving Fine Performers: BMOP/ Gil Rose Toccata Concertante; Notturno for Strings and Harp; Serious Song – A Lament for String Orchestra; Blue Towers; Diversions for Orchestra; Symphony – BMOP/sound
A great tribute to the music of this under-appreciated composer.
ANTHONY DAVIS: “Notes from the Underground” = Notes from the Underground; You Have the Right to Remain Silent; Wayang V – J.D. Parran, clarinet/Earl Howard, Kurzweil keyboard/Anthony Davis, p./Boston Modern Orch. Project/Gil Rose – BMOP
Enter this “underground” world for a powerful and unique experience.
GEORGE ANTHEIL: Ballet Mecanique; A Jazz Symphony (both original versions) – Boston Modern Orchestra Project/ Gil Rose – BMOP sound
A lot of noise plus a sort of rip-off of Rhapsody in Blue, but fun nevertheless.
“REZA VALI: Toward the Endless Plain” = VALI: Folk Songs, Set No. 8; Folk Songs, Set No. 14; Toward That Endless Plain: Concerto for Persian Ney and Orch. – Janna Baty, mezzo-sop./ Khosrow Soltani, Persian ney / Boston Modern Orch. Project / Gil Rose – BMOP/sound
Works that successfully and very memorably merge Western and Middle Eastern musical traditions.
THOMAS OBOE LEE: Six Concertos – Sarah Brady, flute /Ina Zdorovetchi, harp /Irina Muresanu, v. /Robert Levin, p. /Jennifer Stowik, oboe /Rafael Popper-Keizer, c. /Boston Modern Orch. Project / Gil Rose – BMOP/sound (2 CDs)
Eclectic music by a composer whose roots and here and there. And there.
JACOB DRUCKMAN: “Lamia” = That Quickening Pulse; Delizie Contente Che L’Alme Beate; Nor Spell Not Charm; Suite from Medee; Lamia – Boston Modern Music Project/Lucy Shelton, sop./Gil Rose – BMOP/sound
Great overview of some of the last works of this important American composer.
MARTIN BOYKAN, ‘Orchestral Works’ = Concerto for Violin and Orch.; Symphony for Orch. – Curtis Macomber, violin/Sanford Sylvan, bar. /Boston Modern Orch. Project/Gil Rose – BMOP Sound
Another fascinating addition from the hyper-adventurous BMOP.
PAUL MORAVEC: “Northern Lights Electric” = Northern Lights Electric; Clarinet Concerto; Sempre Diritto!; Montserrat: Concerto for Cello and Orch. – David Krakauer, clarinet/Matt Haimovitz, cello/Boston Modern Orch. Project/Gil Rose – BMOP
Wonderful set of works from this Very American Composer!
ANTHONY PAUL DE RITIS: “Devolution” = Legerdemain; Chords of Dust; Devolution – Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)/Boston Modern Orch. Project/Gil Rose – BMOP
A fascinating blend of sounds and cultures makes for strange but great listening!
ERIC MOE: Superhero; Eight Point Turn; Kick & Ride – Robert Schulz, drum set / Boston Modern Orch. Project / Gil Rose – BMOP/sound
Composer Eric Moe has something to say, and he says it in a voice that’s like no other I’ve heard.
ALAN HOVHANESS Works: Armenian Rhapsodies 1-3; Song of the Sea; Sop. Sax Concerto; Exile Sym. – BMOP/sound
Not Hovhaness at his best, but it’s interesting to hear earlier works by this incredibly prolific composer.
STEVEN MACKEY: ‘Dreamhouse’ – Rinde Eckert, architect/ Synergy Vocals/Catch Electric Guitar Quartet /Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose – BMOP
It may require a dream or two to completely live in this house.
VIRGIL THOMSON: Three Pictures; A Solemn Music; A Joyful Fugue; The Feast of Love; Collected Poems; Five Songs from William Blake – Thomas Meglioranza, baritone/ Kristen Watson, soprano/ Boston Modern Orchestra Project/ Gil Rose, conductor – BMOP/Sound
A rich selection of memorable Thomson scores played with devotion.
LISA BIELAWA: In Media Res = Roam; Double Violin Concerto; Unfinish’d, Sent; In Media Res (Concerto for Orchestra); Synopses #1-15 – Carla Kihlstedt, v. & voice /Colin Jacobsen, v./ Lisa Bielawa, sop./ Boston Modern Orch. Project/Gil Rose – BMPO Sound (2)
A two-disc compilation of the vibrant, brilliantly orchestrated and imaginatively creative music of contemporary American composer Lisa Bielawa.