Boggis, Bunce, and Bean! One fat, one short, one lean! These horrible crooks, so different in looks, were all of them equally mean! One cunning fox, three dastardly farmers, and a whole cast of barnyard buddies bring Roald Dahl's classic tale to musical life on Tobias Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Enjoy the many sides of composer of Canadian-American composer Michael Colgrass on this latest release from BMOP/sound. Colgrass gives his take on a (imagined) theme from Mozart on Letter from Mozart. Side by Side features keyboard soloist Joanne Kong performing a one-of-a-kind concerto: harpsichord and piano played simultaneously. The disc closes with The Schubert Birds, a mash-up of a theme by Franz Schubert in a style inspired by jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker.
Avant-garde classical meets jazz and rock on David Sanford: Black Noise, the latest release from BMOP/sound. The eponymous composition, commissioned by BMOP and premiered in March 2017, takes inspiration from a pastiche of contemporary composers and film. Prayer: in Memoriam Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. honors the life of the civil rights leader and his impact on the composer and the composer's hometown, Pittsburgh. Scherzo Grosso features cello soloist Matt Haimovitz in an orchestral reimagining of the original big band work.
It's new music for a new year, as we are releasing the world premiere recording of The Witch of Endor by William Schuman. This latest release on BMOP/sound includes three of Schuman's collaborations with dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, with Judith, Choreographic Poem and Night Journey rounding out the disc. Start your new year right with this not-to-be-missed disc!
On BMOP's latest release, A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams, composer Lei Liang paints musical landscapes with a sonic brush. Saxophonist Chien-Kwan Lin embodies a widow's grief during the tumultuous Cultural Revolution in China on Xiaoxiang. Liang and pipa virtuoso Gao Hong simultaneously look back to a rich Chinese tradition and forward to new sounds in Five Seasons.
A project ten years in the making with music spanning over six decades from a 20th-century giant: Leon Kirchner: Music for Orchestra compiles the composer's complete orchestral works and marks a milestone 60th release for BMOP/sound
The latest release from BMOP/sound has it all: romance, betrayal, and...bagpipes? Charles Fussell: Cymbeline features soprano Aliana de la Guardia, tenor Matthew DiBattista, and narrator David Salsbery Fry all inhabiting multiple roles in this musical retelling of the Shakespeare play.
Chen Yi draws from her life and travels on Concertos for String Instruments, with works inspired by the music of her hometown to an architectural landmark of Dresden, Germany.
BMOP releases the first recording of orchestral music by British-born, Boston-based composer Peter Child. Shanti headlines the disc, inspired by Child's time spent studying in Madras, India (now Chennai). Rounding out the CD are the concert overture Jubal and the symphonic triptych Adirondack Voices.
David Del Tredici's landmark Neoromantic work, Child Alice receives its first commercial release on BMOP/sound. Soprano Courtenay Budd shines in this epic, evening-length piece inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.