San Antonio SOLI Taps Delights of Moravec’s Collage

SOLI

Review from Classical Voice North America: SAN ANTONIO — American composer Paul Moravec, asked to write a short work for the SOLI Chamber Ensemble’s 20th anniversary, responded with a sort of Dagwood canapé, a mere four minutes in duration but stacked sky-high with a fridgeful of ideas. Access the full review… Read more »

FANFARE Review: Northern Lights Electric

Fanfare

New review on Fanfare: “The effect of this music is that rare thing in this day: music that is deeply engaged with the tradition, mining familiar forms and gestures, and yet somehow giving them integrity, authenticity, and personality. I never feel this is a rehash. Moravec strikes me as one who has found a way […] Read more »

Review: “…a relatively new work by American composer Paul Moravec stood out”

Left Bank Quartet

From the Washington Post, March 11, 2013: The Left Bank Quartet has distinguished itself by its programming of contemporary music, if not always by the overall quality of its playing. The group’s performance on Sunday afternoon, presented through the Steinway Series of free concerts in the auditorium of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, was a […] Read more »

New York Times Review of The Blizzard Voices

NY Times Arts

The Blizzard Voices Oratorio Society of New York/Kent Tritle, conductor New York Premiere, Carnegie Hall March 5, 2013 On Tuesday evening the Oratorio Society of New York presented a…new work by Paul Moravec, The Blizzard Voices. Mr. Moravec’s oratorio uses texts by the former poet laureate Ted Kooser, based on testimonies from survivors of the […] Read more »

Philadelphia Inquirer: Violin Concerto Review

Philadelphia Inquirer

Review of Paul Moravec’s Violin Concerto, March 1, 2013 by David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic The Moravec concerto dates from 2010 but arrived at Symphony in C on Friday in revised form, with authoritative soloist Maria Bachmann and a much clearer train of thought as it walks a delicate line between melodiousness and a […] Read more »

ASCAP Audio Portrait: Paul Moravec’s Northern Lights Electric

Paul Moravec

Paul Moravec is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer whose works range from orchestral pieces to film scores. On Northern Lights Electric, we hear four works performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project whose origins were inspired by places visited by Moravec. The compositions and performances are as elegant as they are adventurous and sonically rich, and […] 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 […] 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 […] Read more »

Review: Northern Lights Electric CD

WQXR

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. […] Read more »

Performance: Vita Brevis

The Art of American Song: An Evening with Carole Farley and Friends September 15, 201;New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space Review by Frank J. Oteri: The Price of Admission Although Moravec originally composed the song cycle Vita Brevis for tenor and piano in 2001, he re-arranged it for voice and piano trio in […] Read more »