The Boston Globe
December 18, 2014
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
BMOP has been issuing recordings on its label, BMOP/sound, since 2008, and this year’s discs reflect the ensemble’s catholic approach to 20th- and 21st-century music. The range is evident from two notable releases. One, devoted to MIT composer Elena Ruehr, is centered on the three-movement “O’Keefe Images,” whose expansive washes of orchestral sound almost seduce you into forgetting its underlying organization. The other contains works of the serialist composer Milton Babbitt, whose “All Set” brilliantly weds 12-tone compositional technique to jazz instrumentation and swinging rhythms.