From the Mountains to the Sea

August 22, 2019, 7:00 pm

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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.

Playlist

Episode 1

Richard 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

Episode 2

Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 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 No. 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

Episode 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

Edward Elgar: 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

Episode 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; piano, Jean-Jacques Justafré; french horn, Renaud Muzzolini; glockenspiel, Francis Petit; xylophone
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

Episode 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, violin, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Eivin Aadland
Ole Bull A Norwegian Pioneer
Simax Classics PSC 1312; 7:12

Peter Schickele: A Year in the Catskills;
III. Fall; Variations
Blair Wind Quintet
A Year in the Catskills
Naxos 8.559687; 3:02

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
Karl Böhm & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Wagner: Overtures & Preludes
DG 439687; 10:29

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