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      Ambient Environments

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      Composers like Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Bartók and have sought to musically depict their environs for centuries. How are landscapes, both urban and pastoral, being represented musically today?

      David Sampson: Grant Park from Chicago Moves
      Gaudete Brass
      Cedille 136
      3:24

      Toshio Hosokawa: Landscape V (excerpt)
      Munich Chamber Orchestra/Alexander Liebreich; Mayumi Miyata, sho
      ECM 2095
      8:40

      Peter Sculthorpe: From Oceania
      New Zealand SO/James Judd
      Naxos 8.557382
      5:31

      Michael Daugherty: George Washington fr. Mount Rushmore
      Pacific Symphony/Carl St. Clair
      Naxos 8.559749
      4:03

      Joan Tower: Big Sky
      Chee-Yun, v.; André Emelianoff, vc.; Joan Tower, p.;
      Naxos 8.559215
      7:12

      John Luther Adams: The Far Country of Sleep (excerpt)
      Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta
      New Albion 61
      8:25

      Christopher Tin: Haf Gengr Hriðum (The Storm-Driven Sea)
      Royal Philharmonic & Schola Cantorum/Christopher Tin
      Tin Works
      4:27

      Pierre Jalbert: Glass is a Place fr. Icefield Sonnets
      Ying Quartet
      Dorian 92114
      4:07

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