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 ElectricNorthern 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 for people who love symphonic poems.

But the magic doesn’t work if the playing and recording aren’t just as highly polished — it demands the stately winds, dramatic percussion and rich strings of a major symphony orchestra, and the warm, reverberant acoustic the technicians at a first-rate classical label can create.”

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