Scott Wheeler: The Construction of Boston

Scott Wheeler composed the score to Kenneth Koch’s text, "The Construction of Boston," two decades ago. His first foray into opera, Wheeler’s work has elements of comic opera, masque and dramatic cantata. This recording of the Boston Cecilia’s April 2007 concert is an outstanding performance of a fun, witty and sometimes political text.
The Construction of Boston
Released: 6/1/2008
Label: Naxos
All Scott Wheeler profiles…
The Construction of Boston
Scott Wheeler says he brought his varied influences together to score his first opera.
Beacon Hill
Scott Wheeler says humor played an important role in Kenneth Koch’s text and the score.
Smiling City
Scott Wheeler describes the crisis of the piece and the only possible solution.
Aria
Scott Wheeler describes the work’s big aria, "I Bring Beauty and Detail."
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