“Completed in 1962, this opera was never published and has rarely been performed; Odyssey had to get the permission of the composer’s granddaughter to obtain the manuscript from the Library of Congress. The result, in the performance Odyssey gave Friday at the BCA’s Virginia Wimberly Theatre, was well worth the trouble.” — Read more at […]
“Conductor Gil Rose, with his clarity of focus, guided the deliberate and frenetic energy of the final movement Eris, Goddess of Chaos, through its contrasting phrases and impassioned gestures.” — Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
“Their performance was rhythmically tight. Energy never lagged. Intonation was precise. Melodies were delicately shaped and phrased with an eye to the work’s overarching trajectory. Balances were well-calibrated. It was, in the end, a thrilling, epic reading.” — Read more at The Arts Fuse.
“Not only did they perform his “Tirol Concerto” for piano and strings and his Second Symphony, they did so with flair and feeling.” — Read more at The Boston Globe.
“This recording is a fine example why I have come to love the work of Gil Rose and his Boston Modern Orchestra Project…All BMOP recordings (even those on other labels) are consistently of the highest quality and the performances are definitive. This series now on the orchestra’s own label is rapidly becoming a sort of […]
On Sunday, November 13th, 7pm, WGBH Classical, 99.5 will broadcast Odyssey Opera’s (Gil Rose, conductor) production of Dvorak’s Dimitrij. Listen to the production-in-full, recorded by WGBH, at http://classicalwcrb.org
“With a 50th recording now released on its own label, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project is as committed as ever to championing contemporary American composers, writes David Weininger.” — Read more in the November 2016 issue of Gramophone Magazine.
Odyssey’s presentation was just the third in America, and the first to use the critical edition of Czech scholar Milan Pospíšil…his reading accorded full justice to the thunder and lightning of Russian history. Read more at bostonglobe.com.
“The Odyssey Opera Orchestra, having prepared an exceptionally lengthy score…and consisting of music that none of them had ever played before, under the knowledgeable and powerful direction of Gil Rose, deserved and received its own plaudits for the evening.” — Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer