Can't decide if you want to bathe in orchestral sonorities, marvel at the abilities of a virtuoso, or jam to some Michael Jackson? You can have it all, with Anthony Paul De Ritis's brilliantly conceived and performed Pop Concerto, starring guitarist Eliot Fisk! This disc also features the stylings of Patrick de Ritis's electrified bassoon in Riflessioni, the peerless fearless piano duo X88 in Ballet, and the orchestral tapestry Amsterdam. Party time!
Quirky woodcuts, medieval poetry, and Kansas City fountains: The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon is a three-decade look into the creative mind of composer Stephen Hartke.
BMOP/sound proudly presents work of the late great Steven Stucky on our 50th release. From 1987's Concerto for Orchestra, less well-known than his Pulitzer Prize-winning Second Concerto for Orchestra, to the spare but eloquent song cycle American Muse, featuring baritone Sanford Sylvan, to the vibrant Rhapsodies, Stucky's musical voice is one to treasure.
Prepare for saints! One of the great partnerships of modernist art was formed when composer Virgil Thomson and writer Gertrude Stein decided to collaborate on an opera about art, sound, and sainthood. Now BMOP/sound brings that landmark opera to disc with our release of Four Saints in Three Acts! (photo: Thomson and original cast, 1934, by Vic Shifreen)
BMOP/sound is proud to present our second CD of local composer David Rakowski's brilliant work. Dazzling pianist Amy Briggs appears in his Piano Concerto No. 2, written for her, while another beloved local, pianist Sarah Bob, takes the lead in the kaleidoscopic mixing bowl of Stolen Moments.
BMOP/sound honors the creative spirit of David Stock (1939-2015) with three intriguing, quirky, charming musical collaborations. Featuring the stylings of Andrés Cárdenes, violin, Alex Klein, oboes, and Lisa Pegher, percussion.
Featuring the crystalline voices of celebrated vocalists and Boston's own Lorelei Ensemble, Kati Agócs draws on a multicultural spiritual heritage in five works that weave together tradition, poetry, and devotion in unique and often ravishingly beautiful musical tapestries.
Orchestral composer, DJ, curator...Mason Bates has no need of a day/night split personality: he combines traditional virtuosity and symphonic color with techno beats, electronica, and improvisation in his orchestral works. Mothership features five compositions, ranging in inspiration from oceanic depths to Pima Indian chant to a hybrid technological art of the future. Not to be missed!
Chinary Ung: Singing Inside Aura features singing violist Susan Ung in the title track, as well as two of the composer's fascinating "spiral" works, and more. A deeply studied and intuitively felt merging of Cambodian and Western musical traditions.
Foss's Symphony in G, "Symphony of Chorales," "Symphony of Sorrows," and "Window to the Past" in SACD quality. A landmark release!