Gil Rose

"Conductor Gil Rose…intrepid Bostonian explorer of recent American works and much else” - The New York Times

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS: Recordings

“Gil Rose conducts a performance of arresting character, finesse and instrumental prowess.” 

-Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone on David del Tredici: Child Alice (BMOP/sound 10563/2018)

 

The 25 Best Classical Music recordings of 2017

“This exciting recording of four works by Stephen Hartke, written over some 30 years, confirms that he is one of the most distinctive and important living composers.”

-Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times on Stephen Hartke: The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon (BMOP/sound 1052, 12/2017)

 

“Rose conducts with a pace and wit”

-Stereophile on Virgil Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts (BMOP/sound 1049, 2/2017)

 

“Gil Rose conducts a performance at once elegant and vibrant.” 

-Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone on Virgil Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts (BMOP/sound 1049, 2/2017)

 

 “Gil Rose invests each score with incisive and brilliant intensity”

-Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone on Kati Agocs: The Debrecen Passion (BMOP/sound 1046 1/2016)

 

“Rose and BMOP aren’t afraid to really let it rip in this music’s most powerful moments.” 

-Geoffrey Larson, Second Inversion, King FM 98 on Mason Bates: Mothership (BMOP/sound 1045 1/2016)

 

The Best local classical albums of 2015

“performances under Gil Rose all the vibrancy that this relentless original music deserves”

David Weininger, The Boston Globe on Lukas Foss: Complete Symphonies (BMOP/sound 1043 12/2015)

 

"”Gil Rose and the Boston ensemble raise the sonic roof when the aren’t savoring the delicate pleasures in Crockett’s music

Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone on Donald Crockett: Blue Earth (BMOP/sound 1042, 9/2015) 

 

“Conductor Gil Rose does a masterful job in presenting and pacing these performances." 

Fanfare on Irving Fine: Complete Orchestral Works (BMOP/sound 1041, 6/2015) 

 

"Rose and the ensemble have produced a series of terrific albums over the last few years. As far as I’m concerned, this one is their finest yet." 

The ArtsFuse on Andrew Norman: Play (BMOP/sound 1040, 5/2015)

 

"Gil Rose conducts the BMOP in richly detailed and vivid performances." 

Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone on Elena Ruehr: O’Keeffe Imagines (BMOP/sound 1039, 5/2015)

 

"Now there is an essential and rewarding new recording of Fine’s complete orchestra works, performed with expertise, zest and style by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project conducted by Gil Rose … Most important, though, is this arresting account of Fine’s Symphony." 

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times on Irving Fine: Complete Orchestral Works (BMOP/sound 1041, 4/2015)

 

"As usual the BMOP under Gil Rose turn in fantastic performances." 

New Music Buff on Irving Fine: Complete Orchestral Works (BMOP/sound 1041, 3/2015)

 

"in a brashly confident performance by BMOP and Gil Rose, that most clearly points up Norman’s staggering imagination and talent." 

David Weininger, The Boston Globe on Andrew Norman: Play (BMOP/sound 1040, 3/2015)

 

"2014 Best Classical Music Album Pick." 

Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe on Lou Harrison: La Koro Sutro (BMOP/sound 1037, 12/2014)

 

"Under Gil Rose’s baton, the Providence Singers sang with distinction, but the work’s spell was equally cast by the sui generis ensemble of percussion instruments on stage." 

Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe on Lou Harrison: La Koro Sutro (BMOP/sound 1037, 7/2014)

 

"Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project once again prove why they are one of the country’s leading contemporary music ensembles. The performances are outstanding and the recording is wonderful." 

Daniel Coombs, Audiophile Audition on Anthony Davis: Notes from the Underground (BMOP/sound 1036, 3/2014)

 

"Gil Rose conducts the Boston Modern Orchestra Project with verve and understanding and the orchestra responds accordingly, idiomatically." 

Gapplegate Classical on Lewis Spratlan: Apollo and Daphne Variations (BMOP/sound 1035, 2/2014)

 

"Bedlam never sounded as good as it does in the hands of Rose and BMOP." 

Jonathan Blumhofer, Arts Fuse on George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (BMOP/sound 1033, 1/2014)

 

"This collection is a handsome tribute to Babbitt, and the performances by Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project are committed and quite polished in these studio recordings."

Clair Sanderson, All Music on Milton Babbitt: All Set (BMOP/sound 1033, 12/2013)

 

"Gil Rose conducted to create the beautiful sound." 

Whirl Magazine on Mathew Rosenblum: Mobius Loop (BMOP/sound 1032, 10/2013)

 

"The recordings are staggering in detail, weight, sound stage, and impact." 

Laurence Vittes, Gramophone on Andy Vores: Goback Goback (BMOP/sound 1030, 9/2013)

 

"Mr. Rose and BMOP are with her every step of the way, conjuring musical spells of their own through Druckman’s swirling eddies of sound … throughout the album, Mr. Rose draws playing from BMOP that is basically flawless: the ease with which this orchestra jumps about, stylistically, in contemporary repertoire is simply astonishing." 

Jonathan Blumhofer, Arts Fuse on Jason Druckman: Lamia (BMOP/sound 1029, 8/2013)

 

"Best Albums of 2013." 

Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe on Michael Gandolfi: From the Institutes of Groove (BMOP/sound 1028, 5/2013)

 

"The Concerto is presented masterfully under Rose’s baton." 

Marakay Rogers, Broadway World on Martin Boykan: Orchestral Works (BMOP/sound 1027, 3/2013)

 

"NPR Classical’s 10 Favorite Albums of 2013." 

NPR on Reza Vali: Towards the Endless Plain (BMOP/sound 1026, 2/2013)

 

"Throughout the disc, Rose draws playing of wildly brilliant colors and idiomatic spirit from BMOP. This is an orchestra as versatile as any, as they show again and again, and this album is a triumph on all counts." 

Jonathan Blumhofer, Arts Fuse on Reza Vali: Towards the Endless Plain (BMOP/sound 1026, 2/2013)

 

"Rose conducts his fine orchestra with warmth, and the recorded sound is excellent." 

D Moore, American Record Guide on Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric (BMOP/sound 1024, 12/2012)

 

"Mr. Rose draws readings from BMOP and soloists that are fully committed and expressively nuanced." 

Jonathan Blumhofer, Arts Fuse on Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric (BMOP/sound 1024, 12/2012)

 

"Conductor Gil Rose draws an energetic, prismatic performance from BMOP, and the singing is uniformly excellent." 

Arts Fuse on John Harbison: Winter’s Tale (BMOP/sound 1023, 8/2012)

 

"As usual with Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, precision and passion magically fuse."

Jed Distler, Gramophone on Ziporyn: Big Grenadilla/Mumbai (Cantaloupe 21081, 4/2012)

 

"Q2 Music Album of the Week … a full-colored performance from Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project." 

Olivia Giovetti, WQXR on Ziporyn: Big Grenadilla/Mumbai (Cantaloupe 21081, 4/2012)

 

"Excellent work, as usual, by Gil Rose and BMOP." 

Peter Burswasser, Fanfare on Eric Moe: Kick & Ride (BMOP/sound 1021, 11/2011)

 

"Q2 Music Album of the Week."

WQXR on Eric Moe: Kick & Ride (BMOP/sound 1021, 11/2011)

 

"Rose’s performance of the symphony, giving the music all the time it needs to breathe, is really something that it would have been a shame to miss." 

Paul Corfield Godfrey, Music Web on Alan Hovhaness: Exile Symphony (BMOP/sound 1020, 10/2011)

 

Grammy Nominee." 

Steven Mackey: Dreamhouse (BMOP/sound 1019, 10/2010)

 

"Best Orchestral Finds of 2010."

Classical Lost and Found on Virgil Thomson: Three Pictures (BMOP/sound 1018, 8/2010)

 

"The Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s ensemble is a fine group, and Gil Rose does a splendid job of conveying the lush beauty of Thomson’s music." 

Leonard Link on Virgil Thomson: Three Pictures (BMOP/sound 1018, 8/2010)

 

"Top Classical Album of 2010."

Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe on Lisa Bielawa: In medias res (BMOP/sound 1017, 6/2010)

 

"The large concerto for orchestra gets a crackerjack performance under conductor Gil Rose." 

Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle on Lisa Bielawa: In medias res (BMOP/sound 1017, 6/2010)

 

"Under the baton of Gil Rose, the BMOP glows here." 

David Wolman, Fanfare on Lisa Bielawa: In medias res (BMOP/sound 1017, 6/2010)

 

"Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project play with an authority that seems directly analogous to that shown by groups such as the London Sinfonietta."

Colin Clarke, Fanfare on Elliott Schwartz: Chamber Concertos I-VI (BMOP/sound 1013, 10/2009)

 

"Perhaps that’s due to Gil Rose’s emphasis on abrupt contrasts and brisk momentum; he takes the music at a faster pace and makes a good case for retrieving it from the vast and often misunderstood recesses of Cage’s catalog."

Art Lange, Fanfare on John Cage: Sixteen Dances (BMOP/sound 1012, 9/2009)

 

"Best CDs of 2009" by The Boston Globe

Louis Andriessen: La Passione (BMOP/sound 1011, 6/2009)

 

"I can’t praise the performers highly enough … Gil Rose and his Boston Modern Orchestra Project have come up with one of the most consistently interesting series of modern and contemporary music in recent years. This definitely belongs in the winners’ circle."

Classical CD Review on John Harbison: Full Moon in March (BMOP/sound 1010, 4/2009)

 

"As usual, Gil Rose’s ensemble is up to the task."

Allen Gimbel, American Record Guide on John Harbison: Full Moon in March (BMOP/sound 1010, 4/2009)

 

"The performances by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, led by Gil Rose are stellar."

Stephen Eddins, Allmusic on John Harbison: Full Moon in March (BMOP/sound 1010, 4/2009)

 

"BMOP plays beautifully under Gil Rose's inspired direction and the recording has great clarity, presence, and timbral fidelity."

Robert Schulslaper, Fanfare on David Rakowski: Winged Contraption (BMOP/sound 1009, 3/2010)

 

"Gil Rose and BMOP are sterling in their preparation and superlatively musical. The disc is one of the orchestra's best thus far, and the weightiest and most satisfying.

 - Christian Carey, Sequenza 21 on David Rakowski: Winged Contraption (BMOP/sound 1009, 3/2009)

 

"Under Gil Rose's direction, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project has developed into a true virtuoso ensemble."

Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone on David Rakowski: Winged Contraption (BMOP/sound 1009, 3/2009)

 

"Top class."

Glyn Pursglove, Music Web International on Derek Bermel: Voices (BMOP/sound 1008, 2/2009)

 

"Best CDs of 2009" by WNYC

Derek Bermel: Voices (BMOP/sound 1008, 2/2009)

 

"Best CDs of 2009" by San Jose Mercury News

Derek Bermel: Voices (BMOP/sound 1008, 2/2009)

 

“Editor’s Picks” by Emusic.com

Derek Bermel: Voices (BMOP/sound 1008, 2/2009)

 

"Best CDs of 2009" by The New York Times

Derek Bermel: Voices (BMOP/sound 1008, 11/2009)

 

“This superb new release…is outstanding…this issue is an outstanding sample of surround sound. The listener is right in the room with the performers in a most natural way. Highly recommended!”

- Classical CD Review on Lukas Foss: The Prairie (BMOP/sound 1007, 11/2008)

 

“Gil Rose guides it all with a firm hand, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project does a fine job giving us our first glimpse of an intriguing piece.”

- Mark Sebastian Jordan, Music Web International on Eric Sawyer: Our American Cousin (BMOP/sound 1006, 7/2009)

 

"2009 Grammy Award Nominee"

Charles Fussell: Wilde (BMOP/sound 1005, 9/2008)

 

"Gil Rose and his BMOP players make handsome works of both scores."

Classical CD Review on Charles Fussell: Wilde (BMOP/sound 1005, 9/2008)

 

“As always, Gil Rose’s group plays beautifully…”

- Allen Gimbel, American Record Guide on Charles Fussell: Wilde (BMOP/sound 1005, 9/2008)

 

“Gil Rose leads the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in evocative, committed performances. The sound is clean and spacious.”

- Stephen Eddins, Allmusic Guide on Charles Fussell: Wilde (BMOP/sound 1005, 9/2008)

 

“Best CDs of 2008” by Downbeat Magazine

Gunther Schuller: Journey Into Jazz (BMOP/sound 1004, 6/2008)

 

“Best Classical CDs” by National Public Radio

Gunther Schuller: Journey Into Jazz (BMOP/sound 1004, 6/2008)

 

“The vibrant and wholly sympathetic performance conductor Gil Rose elicits from the orchestra displaces any trace of period dust.”

- Steve Futterman, JazzTimes on Gunther Schuller: Journey Into Jazz (BMOP/sound 1004, 6/2008)

 

 “Conductor Gil Rose flashes a cool hand at balancing strict writing with looser solos, shading dynamics and pacing smoothly.”

- Fred Bouchard, Downbeat on Gunther Schuller: Journey Into Jazz (BMOP/sound 1004, 6/2008)

 

“Best CDs of 2008” by The Boston Globe

Lee Hyla: Lives of the Saints (BMOP/sound 1003, 5/2008)

 

 “CD Pick of the Week.”

- Brian Wise, WNYC on Michael Gandolfi: Y2K Compliant (BMOP/sound 1002, 4/2009)

 

“In sum, an unmissable release.”

- Phillip Scott, Fanfare on Michael Gandolfi: Y2K Compliant (BMOP/sound 1002, 4/2009)

 

 “…these exuberant and expressive performances provide yet another instance of conductor Gil Rose’s technical command and superb musicianship.”

- Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone on Michael Gandolfi: Y2K Compliant (BMOP/sound 1002, 4/2009)

 

“Best CDs of 2008” by The New York Times

Michael Gandolfi: Y2K Compliant (BMOP/sound 1002, 4/2008)

 

“The three scores included here—all played with warmth and precision, and beautifully recorded on the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s own label—offer a good overview of Mr. Gandolfi’s sensibility.”

- Allan Kozinn, The New York Times on Michael Gandolfi: Y2K Compliant (BMOP/sound 1002, 4/2008) 

 

“The Boston Modern Orchestra Project is currently one of the world’s great orchestras, recorded here with stunning detail and sensuous sheen. Gil Rose has prepared Harbison’s engrossing score meticulously.”

- Allen Gimbel, American Record Guide on John Harbison: Ulysses (BMOP/sound 1001, 3/2008)

 

“Together with Richard Dyer’s full and incisive annotation, and most important, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s absolutely stunning, all encompassing ultra-realistic sound ambience, we have here one of the outstanding releases of contemporary American music of the decade.”

- Paul A. Snook, Fanfare on John Harbison: Ulysses (BMOP/sound 1001, 3/2008)

 

 “The music couldn't possibly have better advocates than the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and its conductor Gil Rose. The detail, emotional sweep and carefully judged dynamics that Maestro Rose brings to this score are exceptional.”

- Bob McQuiston, Classical Lost and Found on John Harbison: Ulysses (BMOP/sound 1001, 3/2008) 

 

“Top 10 Classical 2006.”

- Peter Burwasser, Philadelphia City Paperon Evan Ziporyn’s Frog’s Eye (Cantaloupe Music CA21040, 10/2006)

 

"Masterful and clean accompaniment by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project under the baton of Gil Rose."

— Sequenza21 on Stephen Paulus’ The Five Senses (Arsis 153, 12/2005)

 

"Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project do the composer proud, realizing the vast range of expression inherent in the music … firmly recommended."

— John Story, Fanfare on Bernard Rands' Canti Trilogy (Arsis 156, 5/2005)

 

"Gil Rose commands the ensemble with finesse and precision."

— Macdonald, American Record Guide on Reza Vali's Flute Concerto (Naxos 8-557224, 2/2004)

 

"Composer Arthur Berger died in October at 91, and this beautiful recording of his complete orchestral music makes a fitting testimonial."

— Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times on Arthur Berger’s Complete Orchestral Works (New World 80605-2, 12/2003)

 

"The Year's Best Classical Recordings: Honorable Mention. The complete orchestra works of Arthur Berger, played by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project under Gil Rose (New World)."

— John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune on Arthur Berger's Complete Orchestral Works (New World 80605-2, 12/2003)

 

"...conductor Gil Rose must take much of the credit, of course. He is clearly the master of the score. He keeps the drama moving, not allowing any unnecessary indulgence and his conducting has a fine dramatic thrust to it. Equally, he makes the most of the many lyrical, poetic passages."

— John Quinn, Classical Music Web on Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (Naxos 8669140, 11/2003)

 

"Conductor Gil Rose wrings an exciting orchestral performance out of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine."

— Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe on Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (Naxos 8669140, 11/2003)

 

"Gil Rose leads the excellent National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine with a sure hand and an appropriately roughshod bonhomie..."

— Daniel Felsenfeld, Time Out New York on Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (Naxos 8669140, 11/2003)

 

"If there were a classical music man of the month, November would surely belong to conductor Gil Rose... The performance is bursting with life, in large part thanks to Gil Rose's passionate leadership of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine."

— T.J. Medrek, The Boston Herald on Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (Naxos 8669140, 11/2003)

 

"Conductor Gil Rose leads a taut performance..."

— Robert Levine, Classics Today on Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (Naxos 8669140, 11/2003)

 

"Gil Rose sets fluid, broad tempos, and the National Symphony of the Ukraine makes a fine sound."

—    David Perkins, The North Carolina News Observer on Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (Naxos 8669140, 11/2003)

 

"Conductor Gil Rose leads the Boston Modern Orchestra Project with panache and discernable enthusiasm."

— Victor Carr Jr., Classics Today on Lucas Foss’ Griffelkin (Chandos 10067, 5/2003)

 

"Gil Rose keeps the performance zinging along, singing a song, as merry as can be. The opera is a triumph, and so is the recording!"

— Charles H. Parsons, American Record Guide on Lucas Foss’ Griffelkin (Chandos 10067, 5/2003)

 

"The Boston Modern Orchestra Project delivers stirring and virtuosic performances under Gil Rose."

— Victor Carr Jr., Classics Today on George Rochberg’s Black Sounds (Naxos 8.559120, 10/2002)