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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? We’ll hear composer’s portrayals of locations like David Sampson’s Grant Park in Chicago, the surrounding islands of Australia from Peter Sculthorpe, Michael Daughterty’s George Washington from Mount Rushmore and more.

      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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