Justin Dello Joio - Blue Mountain | Bridge BRIDGE9273

Justin Dello Joio - Blue Mountain

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Label: Bridge

Cat No: BRIDGE9273

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st September 2008

Contents

Artists

Nils Harald Sodal
Njal Sparbo
Marianne Andersen
Torben Grue
The Norwegian Wind Ensemble

Conductor

Kenneth Jean

Works

Dello Joio, Justin

Blue Mountain

Artists

Nils Harald Sodal
Njal Sparbo
Marianne Andersen
Torben Grue
The Norwegian Wind Ensemble

Conductor

Kenneth Jean

About

Premiered in 2007 in Norway, American composer Justin Dello Joio's one act opera, Blue Mountain, was commissioned and written to commemorate the 100th year of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg's death.

The opera is based on descriptions of Grieg's final days (September, 1907), and includes the roles of Grieg, his wife Nina, his physician and his friend and champion, Percy Grainger. Dello Joio's colourful score weaves in references to a number of Grieg's works, including his Violin Sonata in C minor, one of his Lyric Pieces for piano (Evening in the Mountains), a brief snatch of Peer Gynt and references to his Piano Concerto.

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