Moravec Piano Quintet on Bridge Records

Lark Quartet: Composing America

New on Bridge Records (scheduled to be released February 5, 2014): Lark Quartet: Composing America Paul Moravec: Piano Quintet Jeremy Denk, piano, Lark Quartet John Adams: 5 Pages from John’s Book of Alleged Dances Lark Quartet, Yousif Sheronick, percussion William Bolcom: Billy in the Darbies Stephen Salters, baritone, Lark Quartet Aaron Copland: Two Pieces for String Quartet Lark Quartet BRIDGE 9423 Read more »

Moravec: “Blue Fiddle” on “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores”

Hilary Hahn" In 27 Pieces

Hilary Hahn and Deutsche Grammophon Announce the Release of Her Newest Album, “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores” on November 11, 2013 The idea for “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores” began to take shape when Hahn noticed that new encore pieces were not being showcased as much as other types of contemporary works. Shorter pieces remain a crucial part of every violinist’s education and repertoire, and Hahn believed that potential new favorites should be […] Read more »

The Arts Fuse Reviews Northern Lights Electric

Arts fuse

The Arts Fuse reviews Paul Moravec’s new CD (as well as a new CD with works by Thomas Oboe Lee) in a piece entitled: Fuse Classical CD Review: Two New Releases from BMOP/sound — An Indispensable Label for American Composers On Northern Lights Electric, Mr. Moravec gets a strong showing with two major pieces for orchestra (the eponymous work and “Sempre diritto!“) and two concerti, one for clarinet (masterfully performed by David Krakauer) and the […] Read more »

Moravec on NPR-Music

NPR Music

deceptive cadence from NPR Classical has a review of Paul Moravec’s new album Northern Lights Electric in an article entitled Musical Google Earth: Composer Paul Moravec’s Sense Of Place. Featuring the music from the first movement for Clarinet Concerto, the article concludes “Northern Lights Electric is another terrific album from BMOP Sound, the five-year-old indie record label of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and its conductor Gil Rose. Together they make a strong case for […] Read more »

Review: Northern Lights Electric CD


WQXR Review: Boston Modern Orchestra Project Charts Path in American Concert Music Q2 Music Album of the Week for 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 sort of pleaser that could effortlessly raise the curtain on a subscription concert, this is a symphonic poem […] Read more »

Moravec: Northern Lights Electric – Pre-Order

Northern Lights Electric

With music that “boasts a compelling combination of whimsy, energy and emotional openness,” Paul Moravec is a welcome addition the BMOP/sound catalog. Boston Modern Orchestra Project Gil Rose, conductor David Krakauer, clarinet Matt Haimovitz, cello Paul Moravec:    Northern Lights Electric    Clarinet Concerto    Sempre Diritto! Montserrat:    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric – Pre-Order only Read more »

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Coming Soon: Northern Lights Electric CD

Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric

BMOP Sound has announced the September release of Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric, the first orchestral album of Moravec’s music. Northern Lights Electric Clarinet Concerto Sempre Diritto! Montserrat: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra David Krakauer clarinet Matt Haimovitz cello Boston Modern Orchestra Project Gil Rose conductor From the liner notes… While music — especially music without words — speaks an essentially abstract, nonrepresentational language, my own music often seems to involve some physical, tangible catalyst. […] Read more »

Paul Moravec: Useful Knowdege CD released on Naxos

Paul Moravec: Useful Knowledge

This program of musical portraits by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec encompasses a song cycle, a cantata and a solo piano work. Vita Brevis is a beautiful cycle of five songs that chart a birth-to-death journey, whereas Characteristics enshrines tributes from the composer to seven musical friends, three pianists, two composers, a violinist and a countertenor, in the form of pithy piano commentaries. Moravec’s tribute to Benjamin Franklin, Useful Knowledge, is a soliloquy cum fantasy that […] Read more »