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Saturday, January 23, 2016 Permalink

The Mountain Connection

Mont Blanc


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, Strauss, Hovhaness and more.

Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Grieg & Sibelius (for Evening in the Mountains Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner Philips 412 727-2 028941272720
Berlioz: Harold en Italie Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal Denon CO-73207 081757320726
Berwald:  Symphonies 1-4 (for Memory Of the Norwegian Alps) Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard Brilliant Classics 93699 5028421936994
Delius:  Appalachia - The Song Of the High Hills BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Andrew Davis Chandos CHSA 5088 095115508824
Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain, etc. Seattle Symphony, Schwarz Delos  
Vaughan Williams:  Violin Sonata; String Quartet No. 2, etc Nash Ensemble (Ian Brown, solo) Hyperion CDA67313 034571173139
Strauss:  Eine Alpensinfonie London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink LSO Live LSO0689 822231168928

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