Shakespeare’s eloquence and timeless themes have been an inspiration for countless works of art. Fussell’s inventive take on the ancient British legend condenses Shakespeare’s play into a 55-minute work for two singers, narrator, and a uniquely scored chamber orchestra, including bagpipes.
Chen Yi made history as the first woman to graduate with an M.A. in composition from Beijing’s Central Conservatory, but that was only the start of a fruitful career that has brought her recognition across the globe. Having made her home in the U.S. since 1986, she is one of the most brilliant examples of the kind of multicultural artistic identity that enriches our modern world.
David Del Tredici's modern orchestral epic Child Alice (1977-1981) receives its first complete commercial release on BMOP/sound. Layering symbolic meaning within his Lewis Carroll texts, Del Tredici’s maverick attitude towards the mores of 20th-century modernism result in a Neoromantic fireworks display of sound, energy, and emotion.
Celebrated for his masterful use of orchestral color and probing integration of influences classical and modern, composer Jeremy Gill shines with three unique concertos on Before the Wresting Tides.
Paul Moravec’s contemporary update to the vaunted tradition of the oratorio, chronicling the fearsome “Schoolhouse Blizzard” that hit the Great Plains in 1888.
The first-ever recorded compilation of the orchestral work of one of the great composers of our time.
Ascend to the heavens, dance your way through medieval Portugal, hobnob with Bach at Brandenburg, and float down the Missouri
Highbrow meets lowbrow, funky meets cultured, and soloists meet their shadowy doubles in the music of Anthony Paul De Ritis.
BMOP salutes a great American talent in honor of our 50th release.
Profundity is absurd and absurdity profound in this great 20th-century modernist collaboration.