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From the Mountains to the Sea (FREE)

Sweeping expansive music that expresses the breadth of land- and seascapes, with a sense of coming together to where these elements touch each other—land meeting water, mountain stretching to heavens above, and distant horizons where oceans and skies blend. We’ll journey to islands with fiery volcanoes and molten earth, and in the quiet of the night sit on soft grass in front of a bonfire with sparks flying, and listen to their music.  This image brings together many genres: symphonies and folksongs from the hills of Appalachia, ballads of conquering heroes and lost souls. Music of Liszt, Strauss, and Moeran, to the forgotten composers we call Traditional and Anonymous.

 

 
Program 1

Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64
André Previn: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Strauss
Eine Alpensinfonie
Telarc CD 80211
0:48:19

Harry McClintock aka Haywire Mac: Big Rock Candy Mountain
Burl Ives
Greatest Hits
Decca MCAD 11439
2:38

Program 2

Alan Hovhaness: Symphony #2, Op. 132, “Mysterious Mountain”
I. Andante Con Moto
II. Double Fugue
III. Andante Espressivo

Gerard Schwarz: Seattle Symphony
Alan Hovhaness - Mysterious Mountain, And God Created Great Whales
Delos DE 3157
6:04, 5:37, 5:27

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony #1, “A Sea Symphony"
I. A Song For All Seas, All Ships

André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, John Shirley-Quirk, Heather Harper
Vaughan-Williams - A Sea Symphony - André Previn
RCA Red Seal RD 89689
19:19

Jacques Ibert: Escales (Ports of Call)
II Tunis-Nefta: Modéré Très Rythmé
Charles Munch, Ralph Gomberg & Boston Symphony Orchestra
A Hifi Spectacular
RCA Victor 09026-61500-2
2:42

Franz List: Les Jeux d’eaux a la Villa d’Este, S 163
Garrick Ohlsson
Franz List: Volume 2
Bridge 9409
8:20

Program 3

Frank Bridge: The Sea, H 100
I. Seascape

Charles Groves: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sea + Summer, Cherry Ripe, Enter Spring, Lament
EMI CDM 69
6:21

Benjamin Britten: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33A
I. Dawn

Leonard Bernstein: Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Final Concert
DG G2 31768
3:41

Frank Bridge: The Sea, H 100
II. Sea Foam

Charles Groves: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sea + Summer, Cherry Ripe, Enter Spring, Lament
EMI CDM 69
2:28

Benjamin Britten: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33A 
II. Sunday Morning

Leonard Bernstein: Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Final Concert
DG G2 31768
4:02

Frank Bridge: The Sea, H 100 
III. Moonlight

Charles Groves: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sea + Summer, Cherry Ripe, Enter Spring, Lament
EMI CDM 69
5:18

Benjamin Britten: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33A
III. Moonlight

Leonard Bernstein: Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Final Concert
DG G2 31768
5:00

Frank Bridge: The Sea, H 100
IV. Storm

Charles Groves: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sea + Summer, Cherry Ripe, Enter Spring, Lament
EMI CDM 69
6:40

Benjamin Britten: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33A
IV. Storm

Leonard Bernstein: Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Final Concert
DG G2 31768
5:28

Elgar, Edward: Sea Pictures, Op. 37
I. Sea Slumber Song
II. In Haven (Capri)

Janet Baker; John Barbirolli: Hallé Orchestra
EMI 5 56219 2
5:02 , 2:06

Program 4

Ernest Moeran: In The Mountain Country
JoAnn Falletta: Ulster Orchestra
E.J. Moeran : In The Mountain
Naxos 8.573106
6:22

Vitězslav Novák: In The Tatra Mountains, Op. 26
Libor Pešek: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Novák: Slovak Suite, Eternal Longing,
In The Tatras Mountains, Eternal Longing
Virgin Classics 5 45251 2
16:15

Olivier Messiaen: Des Canyons Aux Étoiles - Part 1: I. Le Désert
Part 3: XI. Omao, Leiothrix, Elepaio, Shama

Myung-Whun Chung: Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra Roger Muraro;
pn, Jean-Jacques Justafré; fh, Renaud Muzzolini; glcsp, Francis Petit; xy
Des Canyons aux Étoiles
DG 417 617 2
3:57, 8:57

Alan Hovhaness: And God Created Great Whales, Op. 229
Gerard Schwarz: Seattle Symphony
Alan Hovhaness - Mysterious Mountain, And God Created Great Whales
Delos DE 3157
12:20

Program 5

Tomas Garbizu: Mendiko itzala (The shadow of the mountain)
I. Belatzarena (Dark-Haired Girl)

Jose Ignacio Ansorena, Txistu and Tamboril & Alvaro Cendoya, Piano
Garbizu - Music for Txistu and Piano
Naxos 8.572096
3:46

Ole Bull: Et Sæterbesøg (A Mountain Vision)
Arve Tellefsen, vln, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Eivin Aadland
Ole Bull A Norwegian Pioneer
Simax Classics PSC 1312
7:12

Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op.26 (Fingal's Cave):
Allegro Moderato - Animato in Tempo

Leonard Bernstein & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein - Schubert / Mendelssohn/ Schumann
DG 477 5167
9:54

Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman - Overture
Solti/ CSO
Wagner: Overtures & Preludes
DG 439687
11:03

Hector Berlioz: Harold en Italie, Op. 16:
III. Allegro Assai (Serenade of an Abruzzi Mountain-Dweller to His Mistress)

David Aaron Carpenter , Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Carpenter, Ashkenazy - Berlioz, Paganini
Ondine ODE 1188-2
6:42

Claude Debussy: La Mer: Dialogue du Vent et de la mer
Charles Münch & Boston Symphony Orchestra Debussy
Debussy - La Mer , Images, Nocturnes
RCA RED Seal 59416
7:54

 

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