Her story fascinated composer Norman Dello Joio so much that he wrote multiple operas and orchestral works. The history and legend of Joan of Arc lives on in the latest BMOP/sound release: Norman Dello Joio: The Trial at Rouen. Opening with his Triumph of Saint Joan Symphony, this two-disc release features the world premiere recording of his opera The Trial at Rouen.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, Harold Shapero: Orchestral Works collects five pieces by Boston composer Harold Shapero. The works on this disc span from 1945–1960, early in Shapero's career, including a rare recording of his Serenade in D for String Orchestra. Pianist Vivian Choi joins BMOP on Partita in C.
Concert halls may still be closed but BMOP/sound has new music to keep things interesting. Eric Nathan: the space of a door frames a body of work that spans eight years (2008-2016), displaying the Providence-based composer's varied interests and inspirations, and exemplifies BMOP’s commitment to championing the works of young composers.
In 2015, BMOP and Odyssey Opera presented Gunther Schuller's fantastical operatic retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale The Fisherman and His Wife. Now you can enjoy this opera from the comfort of your home on BMOP/sound's 70th CD release. With a libretto by John Updike, what more could you wish with a wish?