From ancient Greece to colonial Virginia, explore two legends through the eyes of dance on the latest BMOP/sound release Elliott Carter: Ballets. With fifteen minutes of music restored from the suite version, the world premiere recording of the complete Pocahontas ballet revisits the tale of the native princess and the English colonist John Smith. Carter's only other ballet, The Minotaur retells the myth of Theseus as he conquers King Minos's maze and monster and is led to safety by Ariadne.
On the latest release from BMOP/sound, Robert Carl: White Heron, composer Robert Carl takes the listener on a cross-country journey, recalling a drive across the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains, reminiscing on porch conversations, and remembers a particularly curious heron.
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.