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.
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 BMOP/sound's latest release, Before the Wresting Tides.
BMOP/sound presents Paul Moravec’s contemporary update to the vaunted tradition of the oratorio. The Blizzard Voices chronicles a dramatic episode in American history: the fearsome “Schoolhouse Blizzard” that hit the Great Plains in 1888. Setting poetry by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, Moravec crafts a work of devastating power.
BMOP presents Wayne Peterson's Pulitzer Prize-winning orchestral work The Face of the Night, the Heart of the Dark in its first commercial recording. And the Winds Shall Blow features the inimitable saxophonists of the PRISM Quartet, and Transformations is a classic glimpse into a rigorously inventive compositional mind.
Can't decide if you want to bathe in orchestral sonorities, marvel at the abilities of a virtuoso, or jam to some Michael Jackson? You can have it all, with Anthony Paul De Ritis's brilliantly conceived and performed Pop Concerto, starring guitarist Eliot Fisk! This disc also features the stylings of Patrick de Ritis's electrified bassoon in Riflessioni, the peerless fearless piano duo X88 in Ballet, and the orchestral tapestry Amsterdam. Party time!
Quirky woodcuts, medieval poetry, and Kansas City fountains: The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon is a three-decade look into the creative mind of composer Stephen Hartke.
BMOP/sound proudly presents work of the late great Steven Stucky on our 50th release. From 1987's Concerto for Orchestra, less well-known than his Pulitzer Prize-winning Second Concerto for Orchestra, to the spare but eloquent song cycle American Muse, featuring baritone Sanford Sylvan, to the vibrant Rhapsodies, Stucky's musical voice is one to treasure.
Prepare for saints! One of the great partnerships of modernist art was formed when composer Virgil Thomson and writer Gertrude Stein decided to collaborate on an opera about art, sound, and sainthood. Now BMOP/sound brings that landmark opera to disc with our release of Four Saints in Three Acts! (photo: Thomson and original cast, 1934, by Vic Shifreen)
BMOP/sound is proud to present our second CD of local composer David Rakowski's brilliant work. Dazzling pianist Amy Briggs appears in his Piano Concerto No. 2, written for her, while another beloved local, pianist Sarah Bob, takes the lead in the kaleidoscopic mixing bowl of Stolen Moments.
BMOP/sound honors the creative spirit of David Stock (1939-2015) with three intriguing, quirky, charming musical collaborations. Featuring the stylings of Andrés Cárdenes, violin, Alex Klein, oboes, and Lisa Pegher, percussion.