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Saturday, August 31, 2013 Permalink

The Mountain Connection

"The Mysterious Mountain" by Robert M. Jones, from the cover of the RCA Living Stereo recording of Hovhaness's Second Symphony.


To some, they are a beautiful and majestic escape from the workaday world—uplifting and spiritual.  To others a barrier—challenging, even threatening.

In this hour, "mountain music" by Berlioz (Harold In Italy), Richard Strauss (An Alpine Symphony), Hovhaness (Mysterious Mountain) and more.