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Justin Dello Joio: Blue Mountain - Marianne Andersen (mezzo-soprano); Nils Harald Sødal (tenor); Njal Sparbo (bass); Norwegian Wind Ensemble;...
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Justin Dello Joio's chamber opera Blue Mountain is a fictionalized account of a meeting between Edvard Grieg and Percy Grainger just at the end of Grieg's life. The libretto, by Andrew Boyle, adapted from his own play, is so brief and compressed that it barely leaves space for the characters to come across as believable, but the score is successful in creating empathy with them and bringing them to life. Dello Joio's musical language is not tonal, but has elements of tonality, and is craggily lyrical. The piece was written ...

Justin Dello Joio: Blue Mountain 2008, Bridge

UPC: 090404927324