WFMT: Music of Paul Moravec

January 27, 2013

Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric

Moravec: Montserrat (Cello Concerto) (22:28) BMOP/Sound

Matt Haimovitz, cello; Boston Modern Orchestra Project / Gil Rose

Moravec’s cello concerto pays tribute to Pablo Casals and the mountaintop monastery that became 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