Michael Gandolfi: From the Institutes of Groove
BMOP/sound
1028
May 2013
Disc 1: 51:34
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Gil Rose, conductor

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Track listing

Disc 1 
 From the Institutes of Groove
1.I. Too Jazz for Rock
2.II. Rising on the Wing (Perpetuum Mobile)
 Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra
3.I. Allegro
4.II. Grave
5.III. Presto
 Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
6.I. Rising Steps
7.II. Bolero, Scissors and Paste
8.III. Recitativo Surreale
9.IV. Minimal Security

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[CD Review] La Folia on "Institutes of Groove"

These three Gandolfi concertos spotlight less familiar instruments: bass trombone, bassoon and alto-saxophone. The orchestra responds quickly with glittering colors with little introspection in these briskly moving, extroverted essays. Gandolfi dabbles with popular styles: Jazz/rock explicitly for the

La Folia Full review
[CD Review] These unique, cutting edge concertos are rather "groovy!"

Michael Gandolfi is one of our most unique, visionary contemporary composers. His music cuts across all manner of styles and influences, from jazz and rock to works intended for a children’s audience, such as his Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland. Galdolfi’s music has been played by many of the country’s major symphony orchestras and audiences have consistently appreciated the approachable and eclectic nature of his work.

Audiophile Audition Full review
[CD Review] Q2 Music Album of the Week: Michael Gandolfi Gives ‘Underdog’ Instruments Their Day on BMOP Album

Anybody who even heard the title of Michael Gandolfi's first album with Gil Rose's Boston Modern Orchestra Project, "Y2K Compliant," should already have noticed that he is a composer of genuine wit. The actual music was no disappointment: Gandolfi has a knack for deploying a lucid, ear-pleasing technique in the service of high-concept forms.

WQXR Full review