Robert Kirzinger is an active composer who writes frequently for the Boston Symphony program book and is editor of the program book for the annual Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music.


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[CD Review] Gramophone Magazine reviews Anthony Paul DeRitis: Devolution

The three works on this enterprising release showcase a genuinely American composer, Anthony Paul De Ritis, professor and chair of the music department at Northeastern University in Boston, whose music lies rooted in its determination to meld science with humanity. To do so, De Ritis draws on the resources of his acoustic-electronic laboratory and applies them with a healthy enthusiasm for engaging tunes and harmonies, lively beat and a love of Technicolor.

Gramophone Magazine Full review
[News Coverage] Is language music? Sightreading Kirzinger's program notes

“When writing a score, there’s got to be something that you can do that will not just be a nice honor to the play, or the book, or the film you’re dealing with, but some aspect that maybe can explore something that the play just couldn’t do. Once I know what the first page [of music] is, then the rest will come.”
— William Bolcom

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project Bolcom w/ BMOP program last night was exceptionally good. A thread held in common by each of the works was their concern for spirituality, for Time, and for how we experience our short lives and the lives of those we love.

Chamber Music Today Full review