Hilary Hahn CD: iTunes Best of 2013

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.The recent Hilary Hahn CD, In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores which includes Paul Moravec’s “Blue Fiddle” has been selected one of “iTunes Best of 2013.” Read more about the CD in the original article: Moravec: “Blue Fiddle” on “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores”. Read more »

Paul Moravec in Rome

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I appreciate Rome more and more. Each visit has been a richer experience than the others. Rome continues to astonish me and it probably always will. From the feature: Paul Moravec Finds Inspiration in the Stones of Rome by the American Academy in Rome Read the full article… Read more »

The Blizzard Voices Rescheduled

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Due to Hurricane Sandy, The Blizzard Voices has been rescheduled. OSNY presents AMERICAN VOICES Tuesday, March 5, 8:00 PM Purchase SINGLE TICKETS MORAVEC Blizzard Voices (2008, New York Premiere) and songs by COPLAND and IVES The Oratorio Society presents an evening of joyful, poignant, and nostalgic American music, featuring the New York premier of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec’s The Blizzard Voices. Moravec’s oratorio, based on the poetry of Ted Kooser, tells the story of […] Read more »

The Blizzard Voices New York Premiere: November 5, 2012

American Voices

OSNY presents AMERICAN VOICES Monday, November 5, 8:00 PM Purchase SINGLE TICKETS MORAVEC Blizzard Voices (2008, New York Premiere) and songs by COPLAND and IVES The Oratorio Society presents an evening of joyful, poignant, and nostalgic American music, featuring the New York premier of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec’s The Blizzard Voices. Moravec’s oratorio, based on the poetry of Ted Kooser, tells the story of the Great Plains “Children’s Blizzard” of 1888, giving voice to […] Read more »

New Music: Upsparkles

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Upsparkles was commissioned by the San Antonio International Piano Competition, to be performed by contestants in the 2012 series. The title of the piece comes from the culture of Occupy Wall Street. While witnessing a General Assembly in Zucotti Park in early October, 2011, I was charmed at the sight of a particular hand signal used by the participants to indicate approval. As Eve Ensler reports in the Huffington Post (October 10, 2011): “There are […] Read more »

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 »

Hilary Hahn: “Blue Fiddle,” rehearsal, Paul Moravec

From a recent interview (iTunes Questionnaire) with violinist Hilary Hahn in Seattle Weekly. “I recently finished touring and recording the first thirteen contemporary encores from my ongoing project of 27. Prepping by capturing the pieces in advance (through my computer’s microphone) and reviewing our playing really helped. In my Top 25, this piece was my most-played of the rehearsal recordings. I know you can’t listen to it right now, but you will be able to […] Read more »