AUDIOPHILE AUDITION: PAUL MORAVEC: “Northern Lights Electric” = Wonderful set of works from this Very American Composer! ****

March 17, 2013


PAUL MORAVEC: “Northern Lights Electric” = Northern Lights Electric; Clarinet Concerto; Sempre Diritto!; Montserrat: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra – David Krakauer, clarinet/Matt Haimovitz, cello/Boston Modern Orch. Project/Gil Rose – BMOP/sound 1024; 70:42 [Distr. by Albany] ****:

Paul Moravec’s music, for me, is consistently bracing, exhilarating and entertaining. Continue reading

Arts Fuse: Two New Releases from BMOP/sound — An Indispensable Label for American Composers

January 24 2013

Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric and Thomas Oboe Lee: Six Concertos. BMOP/sound.

Musical quibbles aside, the performances on both albums from Boston Modern Music Project’s in-house label, BMOP/sound, are top-notch.

While the overall situation for American orchestras appears rather grim these days, how fortunate it is that the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and music director Gil Rose continue their vital undertaking of championing Continue reading

NPR: Musical Google Earth: Composer Paul Moravec’s Sense Of Place

January 22 2013

The mountainside Montserrat monastery, north of Barcelona, inspired Paul Moravec to write a cello concerto.

“Location, location, location” is the mantra of real estate, but for centuries geographical locales have also been a boon to the imagination of many a composer. Continue reading

WQXR: Album of the Week, Boston Modern Orchestra Project Charts Path in American Concert Music

January 7, 2013

Northern Lights Electric, the title track on the Boston Modern Orchestra Project‘s 24th(!) self-released recording in five years, demonstrates just how finely matched the Project is to the album’s star composer, Paul Moravec. The polished Continue reading