Soprano Heather Buck joins BMOP again along with an all-star cast for the world premiere recording of Charles Wuorinen: Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Get on the bus and come with us for a fantastical, operatic journey with Salman Rushdie, librettist James Fenton, and Charles Wuorinen.
Four world-class soloists join BMOP on Boston mainstay John Harbison's FOURTH disc on BMOP/sound. Violist and MIT professor Marcus Thompson performs the earliest work on the disc, Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (1988). Homegrown duo Emily and Julia Bruskin team up for an adversarial Double Concerto for Violin, Violoncello, and Orchestra (2009). The disc closes with Concerto for Bass Viol and Orchestra (2005), featuring BSO principal bassist Edwin Barker.
Her story fascinated composer Norman Dello Joio so much that he wrote multiple operas and orchestral works. The history and legend of Joan of Arc lives on in the latest BMOP/sound release: Norman Dello Joio: The Trial at Rouen. Opening with his Triumph of Saint Joan Symphony, this two-disc release features the world premiere recording of his opera The Trial at Rouen.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, Harold Shapero: Orchestral Works collects five pieces by Boston composer Harold Shapero. The works on this disc span from 1945–1960, early in Shapero's career, including a rare recording of his Serenade in D for String Orchestra. Pianist Vivian Choi joins BMOP on Partita in C.