Martin Boykan: Orchestral Works
BMOP/sound
1027
March 2013
Disc 1: 50:01
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Gil Rose, conductor

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Track listing

Disc 1 
 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
1.I. Andante
2.II. L'istesso tempo
3.III. Allegro giocoso
 Symphony for Orchestra
4.I. Un poco sostenuto
5.II. Scherzo
6.III. Adagio
7.IV. Keats Sonnet

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[CD Review] Symphonic Music, American Style: 3 Must-Hear Albums

Martin Boykan may not be a household name, but judging from the nuanced orchestration and structural integrity of his Symphony for Orchestra, he should at least be better known. The 82-year-old Manhattan-born composer learned his craft under mid-century giants including Aaron Copland, Walter Piston and Paul Hindemith and later taught at Brandeis University. Boykan is fascinated with time. We listen to music sequentially, he says: "And since time passes slowly in music, we are immersed in a world that is richer and more eventful than ordinary life." And so goes this symphony.

NPR Music Full review
[CD Review] Another fascinating addition from the hyper-adventurous BMOP

Gil Rose and his Boston Modern Orchestra Project is, arguably, the source for new and lesser known modern music, especially that of American composers. Their catalogue includes Grammy-winning releases and a vast array of very interesting works that are, indeed, typically premieres or lesser known. This release of music by Martin Boykan is another great find!

Audiophile Audition Full review