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Saturday, October 3, 2015 Permalink

The Autumn Connection

Lundy Lake, Mono County, California


It’s a season of opposites….

On the one hand, the possibilities of summer are gone, the chill of winter is on the horizon, and many people turn inward--both physically and mentally.

On the other hand, there may be a blaze of color as trees turn gold and red—and harvest festivals offer one last celebration before cold weather sets in.

In this hour, the many faces of autumn, as portrayed in music by Vivaldi,


CD Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Grieg: Piano Music for 4 Hands Cologne Piano Duo Berlin Classics   0017072BC 782124170721
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Venice Baroque Orch. Sony SK 51352 5099705135228
Haydn: The Seasons Freiburg Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Rene Jacobs Harmonia Mundi HMC 901829.30 794881751624
Grieg: Symphony in C minor, In Autumn, etc. Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra, Jun’ichi Hirokami BIS-CD-200+619 7318592006199
Tchaikovsky: Complete Piano Works, Vol. IV Viktoria Posthikova Erato 2292 45512 2 022924551222
MacDowell: Piano Music, Vol. I James Barbagallo Naxos 8.559010 636943901021
Delius: Florida Suite/North Country Sketches Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley Chandos  
CHAN 8413
Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 1 Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Chandos
CHAN 10421
Sculthorpe String Quartets, vol. 2 Goldner Quartet Tall Poppies TP090 9399001109029
Sleeping Beauty/The Seasons CSR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ondrej Lenard. Naxos  8.550079 7300099507929

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