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    Listen: Nico Muhly Talks with NPR's "On Point" About His Opera "Two Boys" and More
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    Composer Nico Muhly was the guest on On Point with Tom Ashbrook from Boston NPR member station WBUR. His in-depth conversation with Ashbrook, which touches on a number of aspects of his work, opens with a discussion of his first large-scale opera, Two Boys, which was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Nonesuch Records released the recording of Two Boys—recorded live during the Met's 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher—this past September. The conversation also touches on his work with Sam Amidon and Björk, among others. You can listen to the interview below.

    To pick up a copy of the Two Boys recording, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a free MP3 download of the complete album at checkout.

    Two Boys, which features a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. The New Yorker called it a "bighearted, fearless work," noting that "Muhly handles this lurid story with thoughtfulness and compassion: plaintive chorales and brooding ostinatos suggest the sadness and the loneliness lurking within the electronic global village."

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Listen: Nico Muhly Talks with NPR's "On Point" About His Opera "Two Boys" and More

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Composer Nico Muhly was the guest on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook. His in-depth conversation with Ashbrook touches on a number of aspects of his work, not least his first large-scale opera, Two Boys. Nonesuch released the recording of Two Boys—recorded live during the Met's 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher—in September. You can listen to the On Point interview here.

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Composer Nico Muhly was the guest on On Point with Tom Ashbrook from Boston NPR member station WBUR. His in-depth conversation with Ashbrook, which touches on a number of aspects of his work, opens with a discussion of his first large-scale opera, Two Boys, which was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Nonesuch Records released the recording of Two Boys—recorded live during the Met's 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher—this past September. The conversation also touches on his work with Sam Amidon and Björk, among others. You can listen to the interview below.

To pick up a copy of the Two Boys recording, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a free MP3 download of the complete album at checkout.

Two Boys, which features a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. The New Yorker called it a "bighearted, fearless work," noting that "Muhly handles this lurid story with thoughtfulness and compassion: plaintive chorales and brooding ostinatos suggest the sadness and the loneliness lurking within the electronic global village."

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